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Detail of People and Power, Ahmad Moualla, 2011. Oil on Canvas. Copyright © Ahmad Moualla. Courtesy of Atassi Foundation. Photo by Aly Manji.

Exhibition and Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum

Syrian Symphony: New Compositions in Sight and Sound
May 20 to August 13, 2017

Syrian Symphony: New Compositions in Sight and Sound offers an immersive, multi-sensory response from artists to the current situation in Syria. Divided into four distinct yet connected “movements,” the exhibition unites music, painting, and media arts to create an interactive experience about the struggle to protect Syria’s cultural heritage – and the courage to rebuild. Syrian Symphony is presented in association with Silkroad, the arts organization established by cellist Yo-Yo Ma.


Film
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Morgan Neville, 2015, 96 min., PG-13
Wednesday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Tickets: $15, $12 Friends

This Grammy-nominated documentary feature follows members of the Silk Road Ensemble as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Followed by a Q&A session led by Silk Road Ensemble member Kayhan Kalhor.


Showcase Performance
The Silk Road Ensemble in Concert
Thursday, June 29, 7:30 pm
Tickets: $70, $60 Friends, includes same-day Museum admission

Accompanying the exhibition will be a live concert featuring members of the Silk Road Ensemble. Since 2000, the musicians of the Grammy Award-winning Silk Road Ensemble have been central to Silkroad’s mission.

The Silk Road Ensemble at the Aga Khan Museum is:

Jeffrey Beecher (bass)
Shawn Conley (bass)
Christina Courtin (violin)
Sandeep Das (tabla)
Hadi Eldebek (oud)
Mario Gotoh (violin)
Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh)
Max Mandel (viola)
Karen Ouzounian (cello)
Shane Shanahan (percussion)
Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi)


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Photo by Scott Norsworthy.

Curator’s Tour
Syrian Symphony with Amirali Alibhai
Thursday, July 6, 6:30 pm
$20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors

Exhibition curator Amirali Alibhai offers key insights into Syrian Symphony: New compositions in Sight and Sound. Amirali Alibhai is Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum. He has been actively making and exhibiting visual, performance, and community-based arts for more than 25 years.

“In times of conflict or crisis, artists are implicated as our conscience, they help us deal with loss, hope, and empathy. They express our humanity.” – Amirali Alibhai


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