Dear all, I would like to invite you to Spring Concert of the CUNY Middle Eastern Music Ensemble at the Elebash Recital Hall, 1st floor at The Graduate Center, on Friday at 7pm. I look forward to seeing you all there. Thanks, Ozan.
The CUNY Middle Eastern Music Ensemble was established in 2008 under the direction of Ozan Aksoy. The Ensemble includes CUNY students, staff, and faculty who share an interest in performing Middle Eastern music. Members comprise trained musicians and novices who are eager to learn the Arab, Turkish, Greek, Ladino, Armenian, Kurdish, Persian, and other musical traditions of the region. The Ensemble holds rehearsals at the Graduate Center, where members are instructed in the basics of folk, popular, classical and other repertoires, using recordings, notations, and text transliterations. The Ensemble seeks to portray the multicultural nature of the region and emphasizes commonalities among the diverse groups.