Cal Poly Arab Music Ensemble Fall Concert


  • Presented By: Cal Poly Music Department
  • Dates: November 6, 2021
  • Location: Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 1 Grand Avenue, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
  • Phone: (805) 756-2406
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price:

The Arab Music Ensemble and guest artists will perform a program of music and dance from the Eastern Mediterranean and larger region at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Performing Arts Center. The ensemble is a combined orchestra and choir with vocal and instrumental soloists. Its members are from a wide range of majors on campus and professions off-campus. Critically acclaimed guest artists from the metropolitan San Francisco and Sacramento areas will be featured in the program, including Ishmael on qanun (trapezoidal zither), Fathi Aljarrah on kamanja (violin), and Faisal Zedan on riqq (tambourine), daff (frame drum) and darabukka (goblet drum). Continuing a longstanding collaboration, San Luis Obispo dance director Jenna Mitchell will lead a dance troupe in original choreography to complement the ensemble of instrumentalists and singers. Cal Poly Music Professor Ken Habib, a composer, performer, conductor, and ethnomusicologist, will direct the event. Tickets for the concert are sold at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, 805-756-4849. For more information, visit the Music Department calendar website or call 805-756-2406.

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