The Allegra Chamber Orchestra with Mohamed Assani
“There’s no denying that this is extraordinary music.” —The Georgia Straight
“Assani is both a musician who’s deeply rooted in the artistic traditions of South Asia and a one-of-a-kind innovator” —The Georgia Straight
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Scheherazade, the fictional narrator of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), is one of literature’s greatest creations. Scheherazade and her stories – Alladin, Sinbad, Ali Baba – are a touchstone of Arab culture, that have been passed on over generations and have influenced storytellers the world over.
In this unique event, the Allegra Chamber Orchestra (ACO), one of the only all-female professional orchestras in the world, will pay tribute to Scheherazade and the spirit of storytelling she embodies. Noted sitar player and composer, Mohamed Assani composes original music as well as other arrangements for sitar and ten members of the ACO. Together, they honour the numerous women storytellers whose art is our inheritance, as well as the artistic contributions of the Islamic world to our shared narratives.
The concert will take place in the stunning formal gardens of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby and will begin with a high tea service (included in your ticket).
Venue description and accessibility information: Ismaili Centre
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