The Arab Music Ensemble’s three main contrasting shows of the season present diverse programs of classic and contemporary music and dance. Focusing on the Eastern Mediterranean and extending to historically interconnected cultures of the larger region, the concerts feature instrumental and vocal repertoire both composed and improvised. Tracing from the Middle Ages to the present, the selections include some of the oldest continuously performed art music in the world and the most popular pieces in the repertoire. Critically acclaimed guest artists enhance the performances with their expertise, and beautifully costumed dancers put the songs and music into exciting and graceful motion.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015
8 p.m., Harman Hall, Performing Arts Center
Tickets ( $12 and 14 general, $9 and $12 seniors and students)
Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble Spring Concert
Saturday, May 23, 2015
8 p.m., Spanos Theatre
Tickets ( $12 general, $9 seniors and students)