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Museum hosts evening of music by Arab-American composers

October 6, 2018

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — The Arab American National Museum and a Detroit ensemble are teaming up for evening of music by composers with Middle Eastern roots.

The Dearborn museum will host the Oct. 19 concert by the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings. The program features chamber works by Suad Bushnaq, Mohammed Fairouz, Michael Ibrahim and others.

The performance is called “Khashb (KHASH’-ub) wa Kheit (KHATE),” which means wood and strings. Organizers say they believe this is the first contemporary chamber music concert consisting entirely of music by living Arab-American composers.

The music blends instruments and styles from both western and Middle Eastern traditions. The event is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with a composer panel, followed by the 8 p.m. performance. Tickets are $15, or $10 for museum members.

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