Indian Summer Festival: Songs for Scheherazade Concert
July 15, 2018
4:00 pm
Ismaili Centre Burnaby
4010 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC
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Scheherazade, the fictional narrator of One Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights), is one of literature’s greatest creations. Scheherazade and her stories – Alladin, Sinbad, Ali Baba – are a touchstone of Arab culture, that have been passed on over generations and have influenced storytellers the world over.

In this unique event, the Allegra Chamber Orchestra (ACO), one of the only all-female professional orchestras in the world, will pay tribute to Scheherazade and the spirit of storytelling she embodies. Noted sitar player and composer, Mohamed Assani composes original music as well as other arrangements for sitar and ten members of the ACO. Together, they honour the numerous women storytellers whose art is our inheritance, as well as the artistic contributions of the Islamic world to our shared narratives.

The concert is part of the annual Indian Summer Festival and will take place in the stunning formal gardens of the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby and will begin with a high tea service (included with your ticket).