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Feb. 23 | Eliyahu & Qadim Ensemble


musical group

Feb
23

Feb 23

7:30 pm

Galvin Fine Arts Center

Allaert Auditorium

The Qadim Ensemble consists of musicians from Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Arabic and Persian traditions, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region's cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them.

Cost: $13/adults; $11 faculty/staff/alumni/senior citizens; $9/non-SAU students; $11/groups; free for SAU students with ID

Contact: Box Office, 563-333-6251

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The Qadim Ensemble consists of musicians from Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Arabic and Persian traditions, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region's cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them.

"Qadim" is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning "ancient," In both languages a variation of the word means, "that which will come."

The Qadim Ensemble embodies the ability to rise above the political conflicts that plague the Middle East. Through their shared love and dedication to music, they are able to unify in their message of peace and brotherhood. Acclaimed for their passionate performances, they have attracted a growing global audience who are responding to their authentic musicianship and timely message.

This tour will feature Eliyahu Sills (Jewish), Naser Musa (Christian, Palestinian), Hamid Saeidi (Iranian), Dror Sinai (Israeli).



"Beautifully presented, the players bring superb musicianship and palpable enthusiasm to each performance. . . creating a sense of human communication with the divine." All Things Considered, NPR

Their most recent CD, Eastern Wind, received raving reviews world wide, reaching #7 on Billboard's World Music charts!

"The Jewish and Arabic musicians who comprise this eclectic world-music ensemble show the power of unity." The Boston Globe

"Listeners are deeply moved" Jewish Telegraph, London

"Visionary . . . achingly beautiful . . ." San Francisco Chronicle

Presented in cooperation with the Middle East Institute

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