Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s East-West Ensemble, Shesh Besh to Perform at American University

March 27, 2019 - 12:00 AM


4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s (IPO) Arab-Jewish ensemble, Shesh Besh, will bring cross cultural harmony to America during 6 city concert series, stopping in Washington D.C. at American University.

Shesh Besh, which was created as part of the IPO’s KeyNote music education program, includes three IPO musicians and four of the most renowned Arab musicians in Israel.

The ensemble reflects a multicultural context of classical Western music, classical Eastern works, and original compositions. They perform traditional Oriental material alongside works by Bach, Mozart, and Haydn; an ancient “Mouwashah” from Moorish Spain paired with a Bach violin Partita, a Mozart aria with a folksong by the legendary Fairouz of Lebanon, and original compositions by both Jewish and Arab composers.

The public and patrons of the AFIPO are invited to attend.

Time TBD.

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