NOOR ENSEMBLE CONCERT JANUARY 30


 

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THE PERRY AND MARTY GRANOFF MUSIC CENTER

Tufts University • 20 Talbot Avenue • Medford, MA • 02155

Noor Ensemble Poster-page-001FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

 

Media Contacts:

Anna Griffis 617.627.3679                                 Jeffrey Rawitsch, 617.627.2253

anna.griffis@tufts.edu                                        Jeffrey.Rawitsch@tufts.edu

 

TUFTS UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC PRESENTS
AL-MAWLID AL-NABAWĪ / THE PROPHET’S BIRTHDAY
FEATURING THE NOOR ENSEMBLE

 

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, MA – The Tufts University Department of Music presents Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawī/The Prophet’s Birthday, a concert by the Noor Ensemble, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8 p.m. The Noor Ensemble presents a program of sacred songs (madīh) from Morocco, Syria and beyond, in a concert to commemorate al-mawlid al nabawī – the anniversary of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. This concert is co-sponsored by the Department of Music and the Middle East Studies Program at Tufts.

The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.

 

Press Listing for Event Calendar Details

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Al-Mawlid Al-Nabawī/The Prophet’s Birthday

Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Avenue, Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus

Featuring: The Noor Ensemble; Abdou Adam, Imad Angham, Jamal Warma, vocals; Yussef Ait Lhadj, percussion; Mohamed Ali, oud; Kareem Azab, violin; Mohamed Majour, nāy; Boujemaa Razgui, buzuq; Jamal Sinno, qānūn

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Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across the university’s eight schools is widely encouraged.

The Tufts Department of Music offers a flexible and eclectic academic program leading to a Bachelor or Master of Arts degree in music. Students concentrate in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, or theory, while having the opportunity to explore all these disciplines, as well as the areas of music cognition, linguistics, sociology, and anthropology of music. Students also have the opportunity to perform in over twenty different department ensembles and chamber music groups, as well as study privately on the instrument of their choice (including voice). The Tufts Department of Music is housed in the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center, home to the Distler Performance Hall, Fisher Performance Room, Varis Lecture Hall, and Lilly Music Library. The Music Center hosts over 180 events and concerts annually, the majority of which are produced and presented by the Department of Music.

 

Tufts University – Department of Music
Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Office: 617-627-2253 • Box Office: 617-627-3679
Web: as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter
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