Broadway Center presents
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Free Pre-Show Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
Theatre on the Square
Tickets: $19, $29 and $49
Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the ‘oud and violin. Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process.
Free Pre-Show Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Simon Shaheen's virtuosic performance on violin and oud is a keystone in the bridge between Arabic and Western music, as well as between classical and jazz, and between age-old tradition and modern innovation. Join us in exploring the music of Simon Shaheen and the worlds he brings together, note by note.
“Shaheen conquers complex phrases with mesmerizing frenzy and caresses others with quiet tenderness. He draws from a deep well of technique, applies it creatively, and metes out expression in deliberately tantalizing measure.”