[...] TAREK YAMANI - Pierre Boulez Saal


Tarek Yamani


Approximate running time: 1h 30m without intermission

Lebanese-American pianist Tarek Yamani—previously heard at the Pierre Boulez Saal during the 2017 Arabic Music Days together with the Kinan Azmeh CityBand—returns with a solo concert that explores classical Arabic music within the framework of African-American jazz. The result is a musical journey that will take audiences from early 1900’s Egypt to present-day New York City. The program includes reinterpretations of classical muwashahat (an ancient Arabic musical form), traditional music from Mesopotamia, as well as Yamani’s original compositions based on rhythms and maqams from the countries of the Middle East.