The Williams College Department of Music presents National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This event is free and open to the public.
As part of the Visiting Artist Series at Williams, The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble performs music from the Middle East directed by the conductor and founder, Michael Ibrahim. A takht is a small chamber music group of the Middle East that includes ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), violin, nay (Arab reed flute), and riqq (Arab tambourine).
The National Arab Orchestra is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and integrating Arab culture by creating memorable musical experiences through education and performance with emphasis on the musical traditions of the Arab World. The NAO celebrates its tenth anniversary season this year with performances across the country and overseas, building bridges between communities.
This performance by National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble is part of the the Ernest Brown World Music Series.