The Arabic Orchestra performs in Jerusalem at Yabous Cultural Center.
Following the success of the first performances in Ramallah and Bethlehem, The Arab Orchestra showcased its new music program in Jerusalem on March 24th. Suhail Khoury directed the performance of 70 Palestinian musicians, debuting a new orchestral lineup and playing new musical arrangements from Palestine and the Arab World. The orchestra includes musicians from Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Jerusalem.
The show took place at the Faisal Husseini Theater in the Yabous Cultural Center and was attended by a large audience. The Orchestra was received with a lot of enthusiasm and interaction, especially during the famous Palestinian heritage pieces..
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The Arab Orchestra has captured the attention of the public eye in recent years due to its unique qualities. This kind of a large music group is a new phenomenon in the Arab music world, recently highlighted by various media outlets, and described as a new form of oriental music ensemble. Read more about the Arab Orchestra in This Week in Palestine magazine.
You can also listen to Suhail Khoury's interview on Radio Monte Carlo International in the cultural program, Marassi
The Arab Orchestra is scheduled to perform more concerts in June of 2022 and hopes to bring the new oriental sound to the Arab World and the international community in the coming years!