Artists

Hewar

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Gurdjieff Ensemble

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Program

Suite

Georges I. Gurdjieff

from: Asian Songs and Rhytms

Komitas

Karno Shoror

Komitas

Msho Shoror

Tigran Mansurjan

Tun Ari

Kinan Azmeh

Fantasy in Three Characters

Issam Rafea

Kharej al-Sirb

Dima Orsho

Ishtar - the Transcendent

Anonymous

Gorani-Tamzara

Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, his ensemble Hewar, and the Armenian Gurdjieff Ensemble led by Levon Eskenian shine a musical spotlight on the cultural history of their two countries and their century-old relationship. In addition to two new works commissioned specifically for this collaboration, the program will include Armenian sacred and secular music, compositions by the members of Hewar, as well as traditional music and improvisation. The concert explores the interaction between two different cultures that live in close physical association and is both a tribute to the people of Syria and a wish for sustained peace.