The Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Center and Abu Dhabi Festival are proud to present the Washington, D.C. premier of the New York Arabic Orchestra at The Barns at Wolf Trap under the artistic direction of award-winning and Grammy-nominated violinist, composer, and educator Layth Sidiq.
Tickets are now on sale for Wolf Trap members and will be available to the public on August 11. Ticket prices start at $27. Click the register button to learn more.
The concert is presented by the Middle East Institute and Abu Dhabi Festival in collaboration with The Barns at Wolf Trap.
About the NY Arabic Orchestra
The NY Arabic Orchestra (NYAO), founded in 2007, transformed Arabic music performance and education in New York City and impacted thousands of students and concert-goers around the world. In its 16-year existence, the NYAO has swept the world with powerful performances and workshops, from Lincoln Center, United Nations and Detroit Symphony Hall to Festival Musicas Do Mundo in Portugal and Taipei Silk Road Music Conference in Taiwan. Through concerts and classes, the NYAO watched countless Americans and non-natives from around the world transform their lives toward the pursuit of Arabic music; thousands of Arab-American adults inspired to revive the music of their upbringing, and youth, both Arab-American and non-native, become forever changed by the experience of Arabic music. Currently, the orchestra is forging new frontiers, from recording on Ubisoft's soundtrack for Assassin's Creed: Mirage to be released in October 2023, to exciting new performances and collaborations on the horizon.