Events

November 30, 2017
8:00 PM
  • Symphony Space, NY | With Kinan Azmeh, Dima Orsho and Lenore Davis
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November 30, 2017
8:00 PM
  • With Kinan Azmeh, Dima Orsho and Lenore Davis @ Symphony Space, NY
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November 9, 2017
12:00 PM
November 7, 2017
7:00 PM
  • Artist-in-residence – Cornell University | Nov 7-Nov 11
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July 14, 2017
9:00 PM
  • CEC Philadelphia: With Dan Blacksberg and Friends
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July 9, 2017
7:30 PM
  • "Speak" Premiere by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra w/ conductor Christopher James Lees

     

    “Syria was represented by the world premiere of a work celebrating diversity by a recent immigrant composer. Kinan Abou-afach’s “Speak” is a brilliant and dramatic work with a Middle Eastern flavor in which disparate voices— instrumental lines — clash and come together, part and regroup. While its language, though tonal, is decidedly contemporary, the work was received enthusiastically by Sunday’s audience.” — Jim Lowe / timesargus.com

    VSO SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR

    Remaining performances:
    – Tuesday, July 4: Shelburne – Shelburne Museum
    – Thursday, July 6: Chittenden – Mountain Top Inn
    – Friday, July 7: Ludlow – Okemo Resort
    – Saturday, July 8: Randolph – Three Stallion Inn
    – Sunday, July 9: Stowe – Trapp Family Concert Meadow

July 7, 2017
7:30 PM
  • "Speak" Premiere by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra w/ conductor Christopher James Lees

     

    “Syria was represented by the world premiere of a work celebrating diversity by a recent immigrant composer. Kinan Abou-afach’s “Speak” is a brilliant and dramatic work with a Middle Eastern flavor in which disparate voices— instrumental lines — clash and come together, part and regroup. While its language, though tonal, is decidedly contemporary, the work was received enthusiastically by Sunday’s audience.” — Jim Lowe / timesargus.com

    VSO SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR

    Remaining performances:
    – Tuesday, July 4: Shelburne – Shelburne Museum
    – Thursday, July 6: Chittenden – Mountain Top Inn
    – Friday, July 7: Ludlow – Okemo Resort
    – Saturday, July 8: Randolph – Three Stallion Inn
    – Sunday, July 9: Stowe – Trapp Family Concert Meadow

July 4, 2017
7:30 PM
  • "Speak" Premiere by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra w/ conductor Christopher James Lees

     

    “Syria was represented by the world premiere of a work celebrating diversity by a recent immigrant composer. Kinan Abou-afach’s “Speak” is a brilliant and dramatic work with a Middle Eastern flavor in which disparate voices— instrumental lines — clash and come together, part and regroup. While its language, though tonal, is decidedly contemporary, the work was received enthusiastically by Sunday’s audience.” — Jim Lowe / timesargus.com

    VSO SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR

    Remaining performances:
    – Tuesday, July 4: Shelburne – Shelburne Museum
    – Thursday, July 6: Chittenden – Mountain Top Inn
    – Friday, July 7: Ludlow – Okemo Resort
    – Saturday, July 8: Randolph – Three Stallion Inn
    – Sunday, July 9: Stowe – Trapp Family Concert Meadow

July 3, 2017
7:30 PM
  • "Speak" Premiere by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra w/ conductor Christopher James Lees

     

    “Syria was represented by the world premiere of a work celebrating diversity by a recent immigrant composer. Kinan Abou-afach’s “Speak” is a brilliant and dramatic work with a Middle Eastern flavor in which disparate voices— instrumental lines — clash and come together, part and regroup. While its language, though tonal, is decidedly contemporary, the work was received enthusiastically by Sunday’s audience.” — Jim Lowe / timesargus.com

    VSO SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR

    Remaining performances:
    – Tuesday, July 4: Shelburne – Shelburne Museum
    – Thursday, July 6: Chittenden – Mountain Top Inn
    – Friday, July 7: Ludlow – Okemo Resort
    – Saturday, July 8: Randolph – Three Stallion Inn
    – Sunday, July 9: Stowe – Trapp Family Concert Meadow

July 2, 2017
7:00 PM
  • "Speak" Premiere by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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    The Vermont Symphony Orchestra w/ conductor Christopher James Lees

     

    “Syria was represented by the world premiere of a work celebrating diversity by a recent immigrant composer. Kinan Abou-afach’s “Speak” is a brilliant and dramatic work with a Middle Eastern flavor in which disparate voices— instrumental lines — clash and come together, part and regroup. While its language, though tonal, is decidedly contemporary, the work was received enthusiastically by Sunday’s audience.” — Jim Lowe / timesargus.com

    VSO SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR

    Remaining performances:
    – Tuesday, July 4: Shelburne – Shelburne Museum
    – Thursday, July 6: Chittenden – Mountain Top Inn
    – Friday, July 7: Ludlow – Okemo Resort
    – Saturday, July 8: Randolph – Three Stallion Inn
    – Sunday, July 9: Stowe – Trapp Family Concert Meadow

June 24, 2017
8:00 PM
  • Kinan Abou-afach & Friends @ Painted Bride | Philadelphia
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    As a part of Global week for Syria: Syrian Music Lives
    “It will be an evening of music saturated with unique scales, improvisation, and rhythmic grooves, all intermingled with freely constructed jazz. The original pieces within the show are rooted in Abou-afach’s recollections of his homeland Syria before the conflict, expressed through the Middle-Eastern-influenced modes and the rich harmonies of Jazz. In this blending of temporal and aesthetics styles, this music performance looks to the future while paying homage to the past.”

June 6, 2017
7:30 PM
  • "Speak" Premiere by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
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March 31, 2017
8:00 PM
  • A Letter From Syria | Kinan Abou-afach & Friends | Philadelphia
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    Kinan Abou-afach & Friends. With: Julian Horner (Piano), Chico Huff (Bass), Hafez Kotain (Percussion), and Jim Hamilton (Drums)

November 19, 2016
7:00 PM
  • Symphony Space, NY – CD Release Concert – With Kinan Azmeh, Dima Orsho, Lenore Davis
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May 26, 2016
3:30 PM
  • Workshop in Improvisation | Techne Music Festival | Lehigh University
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May 7, 2016
12:00 PM
April 30, 2016
9:00 PM
  • The Outsiders Improvised & Creative Music Festival 2016 – With James Hamilton – Drums
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April 8, 2016
8:00 PM
  • New Piece Premiere – With Ensemble 39 @ World Cafe Live | Philadelphia
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January 17, 2016
7:00 PM
  • Performance @ Rittenhouse Soundworks – W/ Jim Hamilton
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February 26, 2015
8:00 PM
  • Rowan University | With Director Rebekah Maggor | Original Music & Performance
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    Report on Revolutionary Circumstances and Other Plays from Egypt

    By Magdy El-Hamzawy, Yasmeen Emam (Shaghaf), Hani Abdel Nasser, and Mohamed Abdel Mu’iz

    Translated by Rebekah Maggor, Amor Eletrebi, Mona Ragab, and Mohammed Albakry

    Adapted and Directed by Rebekah Maggor

    Original Music by Kinan Abou-afach

    Movement Direction and Choreography by Melanie Stewart

    Rowan University

September 17, 2014
5:00 PM
  • Dubai, UAE – Multimedia project | With Kevork Murad
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April 18, 2014
3:30 PM
  • Fundraiser for Save the Children, McLean, VA
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November 2, 2013
5:00 PM
  • With Guitarist JASON VIEAUX – Albustan Concert Series
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July 10, 2013
9:00 PM
  • Fundraiser in NY City
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June 1, 2013
4:00 PM
  • At Spectrum NYC, NY, Premiere
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    A new work, composed by Kinan Azmeh, and myself. Spectrum NYC, NY, Premiere

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