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Marouan Benabdallah: "Arabesque" [CONCERT]

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"Arabesque"

Marouan Benabdallah, piano


ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Pianist Marouan Benabdallah is one of the foremost representatives of his native Morocco on the international stage. For years he has been developing repertoire that goes beyond the canonic works of the literature he has performed to great acclaim, to include music from the Middle East and north Africa. Benabdallah will perform some of the remarkable finds from his explorations, with music by composers from Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Morocco on the program. These pieces are paired with his own solo piano arrangement of Saint-Saëns’ Africa, juxtaposing the exoticized European “Arabesque” with recent music by composers who offer their own take.

Presented in cooperation with the Library’s African and Middle Eastern Division Near East Section, and with the generous support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco.



Pre-Concert
Conversation with the Artist
Whittall Pavilion, 12:30 pm



PROGRAM

DIA SUCCARI
The Night of Destiny

SALIM DADA
Two Algerian Miniatures

ZAD MOULTAKA
Two Mouwashahs

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ
El Male Rachamim (excerpts)

NABIL BENABDELJALIL
Nocturne no. 1

SAINT-SAËNS/MAROUAN BENABDALLAH
Africa, op. 89



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