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Ghadan in Vergara | Basque Country | Vergara Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alfredo Gonzalez Chirla

My Ghadan (Tomorrow) from Hakawaty (The Storyteller) Suite for Orchestra was performed by the wonderful Vergara Symphony Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfonica de Bergara) at the Safe Passage concert; a fund-raising event organized in collaboration with SOS Racismo, and which raised close to ten thousand dollars for the music integration programme of El Sistema Greece, in order to help child refugees from around the world heal and make new friends through the performance of music. We had a full house, and the concert programme as a whole was incredibly inspiring, with audience members coming to tears! It was an honour to have conductor and composer Alfredo Gonzalez Chirlaque conduct my piece twice. I

Aubada in Philly | Al Bustan Concert 'Music and Tales of Home'

My 'Aubada: Morning Song' was performed by Syrian virtuosi Kinan Azmeh, Kinan Abou Afach, and Issam Rafea during (DIS)PLACED: Music and Tales of Home, a concert which featured music by contemporary Syrian composers. "A moving program devoted to the sounds of home, both far and near. The work of contemporary Syrian composers (3 of whom were on stage!) punctuated the tale of the great human migration, a litany drawn from the stories featued in (DIS)PLACED, and a plea for humanity to find our deeper common roots." - Al Bustan Seeds of Culture Below is one photo from the event. For more photos, click here.

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