Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Orchestra of Fes and Vocalist Francoise Atlan

The Arrowhead Library System, in cooperation with The REIF Center, is bringing Orchestra of Fes and Vocalist Francoise Atlan to the Hibbing Public Library on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Orchestra of Fes will perform two traditional Andalusian classical compositions.  One will be instrumental and one will be sung in Arabic and Hebrew.  Francoise Atlan will join the Orchestra to perform three songs in Ladino, Hebrew, and Arabi languages.

The Orchestra of Fes and Francoise Atlan will interact with the audience and teach them a refrain from one of their musical selections.  They will also demonstrate how each instrument from the Orchestra is played and teach the audiences response phrases in different languages. 

Adalusian classical music is at the core of contemporary Moroccan culture.  The vibrant performance planned for Monday; are present at most any Moroccan celebration or ceremony, and refrains can often be heard dancing over the streets and alleys of incredible cities like Fes, Rabat, and Casablanca.

This event is sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

Immediately following the Hibbing Crescendo Youth Orchestra will perform.  Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderful musical event.

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