A Song For Syria
A Free Concert to Support Syrian Humanitarian Aid
START
November 12, 08:00 PM
END
November 12, 10:00 PM
VENUE
United Parish in Brookline
A Song For Syria

“A SONG FOR SYRIA”

BOSTON CLASSICAL MUSICIANS UNITE FOR SYRIA RELIEF

NOVEMBER 12 AT UNITED PARISH IN BROOKLINE

Boston, MA — An array of prominent classical musicians from the Boston area will be offering a free concert to benefit Syrian humanitarian work on November 12 at 8PM, at the United Parish Church, 210 Harvard Street, Brookline.

“A Song for Syria” will bring together six well-known ensembles under the same roof to raise awareness and provide funding help for the many people affected by the current Mideast crisis.

“We'll use our voices and our instruments to sing for peace,” says concert organizer and Camerata Mediterranea director Joel Cohen, “and to bring at least a measure of relief to those in that area who are suffering greatly.”

“This will be a nonpartisan, nonsectarian concert, with all funds raised going to Doctors Without Borders, which is doing great work in that region,” adds Lebanese singer and musicologist Nizar Fares, one of the participants. “It will also, we hope, be a beautiful listening experience.”


Collaborating musicians engaged will include members of local ensembles Blue Heron, The Boston Camerata, the Consort of Hope, the DooZhen Arabic Choir (Singing the Land and the Man), the Lorelei Ensemble, and the United Parish Choir. The music heard will range over the centuries, from the Middle-Ages to today's Middle East, and will include a choral composition by contemporary Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom. The sponsoring organizations are Camerata Mediterranea, which organized a similar, successful event in 2015, and the United Parish Church in Brookline.

Seating will be unreserved, on a first-come-first served basis, and donations will be requested from audience members.

“A Song for Syria” is part of a weekend of performances on behalf of civilians in Syria, also including “Boston Songs for Syria” on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00PM in Old South Church, with music by Ilene Stahl and Klezperanto, and the Layaali Arabic Music Ensemble, raising funds for the Syrian American Medical Society.

For more information please call 617-521-3834 or email kamal.medmusique@gmail.com

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