Concord Conservatory Presents Arabic Music online complimentary lecture, Jan. 27th
Explore the beautiful and diverse sounds of Arabic music with guest lecturer Layth Sidiq. Join us online on Thursday, January 27th at 7:00 pm when Layth, an award-winning violinist, composer, educator, and the current artistic director of the New York Arabic Orchestra, presents an exciting music history lecture. He’ll present us with the exciting Arabic style, how it differs from Western music, demonstrating rhythms and patterns used most frequently in traditional/classical Arab music.
Did you know that a violin in Arab tuning is different from western tuning? Did you know that such a thing called a b half flat played in the Maqam system? Layth will explain it all and show us the rich beauty of Arabic music.
Layth was born in Baghdad and grew up in Jordan in a musical family. He has toured the world and shared the stage with major artists such as Simon Shaheen, Danilo Perez, Javier Limon, and Jack Dejohnette. Performing in prestigious venues like the London Jazz Festival, Boston Symphony Hall, WOMEX Expo, Panama Jazz Festival, and more. He is featured on multiple award-winning albums, and his first record Son of Tigris was premiered at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016.
In 2018, Layth won 2nd place at the Seifert International Jazz Violin Competition as the first Arab to participate. He was also recently awarded Best International Artist at the 2020 Boston Music Awards. He also directs the Center for Arabic Culture’s Youth Orchestra Program in Boston and is a faculty member at Carnegie Hall’s ‘Music Educators Workshop.’
Please register for this complimentary lecture so you’ll receive the online link before the lecture begins. Register by 5 pm on January 27th to receive the link: https://concordconservatory.org/events/arab-music-online-lecture/
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Concord Conservatory of Music is an energetic community of people who are passionate about music education. CCM enrolls over 400 students annually and offers programs for all ages and abilities. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord, MA, and 15 surrounding communities. Its curriculum includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities. Financial assistance is available.