YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
March 10 - March 18, 2018
End of WInter Quarter Events - See you in April!
1. UCSB Middle East Ensemble (performance)
We are excited to feature Special Guests Bahram Osqueezadeh (our Persian music lecturer), who will lead the Ensemble in three Persian songs in celebration of Persian New Year with Siamak Bozorgi, solo vocalist, and Besnik Yzeiri (a first-year DMA student from Albania specializing in viola), who will present a rousing solo). We will also present a traditional suite of Arab vocal and instrumental music, featuring Sam Khattar as solo vocalist; a Sephardic song featuring Andrea Fishman, vocals; and three Turkish songs (by Pir Sultan Abdal, c.1480-1550; Zeki Müren, 1931-1996; and a folk song from the Ankara region) with Kristin Spalding and Natalie Bartlett, vocalists.
As always, the Ensemble's Dance Company will perform a wonderful variety of dances, from Arab and Persian cultures, with choreographies by Cris! Basimah, Laurel Victoria Gray, and Shahrzad Khorsandi. We will also present a veil dance performed by Cris!’s beginner students.
Tickets: Adult: $15; Non-UCSB Students: $10; UCSB students: $5