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Premieres Wed Oct 27 at 7:30 pm ET // Free On demand Thru Sat Nov 27 // UMS Digital Presentation

Digital Artist Residency:
Spektral Quartet x Tarek Yamani

 

As the culmination of their collaborative 2020/21 UMS Digital Artist Residency, the Spektral Quartet performs the world premiere of a new four-movement suite composed by Tarek Yamani.

Yamani, born and raised in Beirut, is a Lebanese-American award-winning composer and pianist who taught himself jazz at the age of 19. Since the release of his debut album Ashur, in 2012, he has been reinventing classical Arab music within the framework of Black American music in a genre often dubbed “Afro-Tarab.” He has composed the works on this program for the Spektral Quartet, a Grammy-nominated string quartet based in Chicago that actively creates musical conversations between traditional repertoire and new works.

Program

Works by Tarek Yamani:

Berytus (world premiere for string quartet)
Skylines Ahead (for string quartet and Lebanese percussion)

This program is co-commissioned by University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Abu Dhabi Festival 2021. Additional support is provided by the Arab American National Museum through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This Digital Arts Adventure is brought to you in part by
UMCU Arts Adventures

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • UMS Sustaining Directors
Premieres Wed Oct 27 at 7:30 pm ET // Free On demand Thru Sat Nov 27
UMS Digital Presentation

Digital Artist Residency:
Spektral Quartet x Tarek Yamani

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As the culmination of their collaborative 2020/21 UMS Digital Artist Residency, the Spektral Quartet performs the world premiere of a new four-movement suite composed by Tarek Yamani.

Yamani, born and raised in Beirut, is a Lebanese-American award-winning composer and pianist who taught himself jazz at the age of 19. Since the release of his debut album Ashur, in 2012, he has been reinventing classical Arab music within the framework of Black American music in a genre often dubbed “Afro-Tarab.” He has composed the works on this program for the Spektral Quartet, a Grammy-nominated string quartet based in Chicago that actively creates musical conversations between traditional repertoire and new works.

Program

Works by Tarek Yamani:

Berytus (world premiere for string quartet)
Skylines Ahead (for string quartet and Lebanese percussion)

This program is co-commissioned by University Musical Society of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Abu Dhabi Festival 2021. Additional support is provided by the Arab American National Museum through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This Digital Arts Adventure is brought to you in part by
UMCU Arts Adventures

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FUNDED IN PART BY

  • UMS Sustaining Directors
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