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Music Group From Syria on Concert Tour in America


Live Concert:
Hewar at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Washington, DC.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.
6:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents, in cooperation
with the Middle East Institute and the assistance of the Embassy of Syria, Hewar(“Dialogue”), a Syrian quintet who will perform a concert called “Common Grounds” in a night of Arabic music influenced by classical, jazz and Eastern
European traditions. Hewar’s members are: Issam Rafea (‘oud) and Dima Orsho (soprano) from Damascus; Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) of the Juilliard School in New York; and Kinan Abu-Afash (cello) and Omar Al-Musfi (percussion) from Chicago.
The concert takes place on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage starting at
6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27th.  For more information about Hewar,please see: http://www.geocities.com/mays2kinan/dialogue.html
Other U.S. tour locations and dates:
Wednesday, Feb. 25 – New York
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
521 W. 126th St. (West of Amsterdam Ave.). New York, NY  7:30 pm
Feb 26th, New York  Morse Hall at the juilliard school, 66th St. and Broadway.
8:00 pm, free event.
Saturday, Feb. 28, Richmond
First Unitarian-Universalist Church
1000 Blanton Ave., Richmond, VA  7:30 pm
Monday, March 1, Boston, Killian Hall at MIT. Cambridge. 8:00 PM
Tues, March 2, Boston
Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church
1555 Massachusetts Ave., (next to Harvard Law School)
Cambridge, MA  7:30 pm
Thursday, March 4, Middletown, Connecticut
First United Church of Christ, Congregational
190 Court St., Middletown, CT  7:30 pm
Friday, March 5, New York
Friends Meetinghouse (Quaker)
15 Rutherford Place, (15th Street Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.)
New York, NY  7:30 pm
Saturday, March 6, Lancaster
Community Mennonite Church
328 W. Orange St.
Lancaster, PA  7:30 pm
Tickets will be on sale at the door on the evening of the concerts.
The concerts on the Feb 25th ,28th, March 2,4,5,6 is sponsored by RASIT
Culture for Peace Program which seeks to build understanding between America
and the Middle East through cultural programs.
More information and advance tickets are available by contacting Mel Lehman : culture4peace@yahoo.com or by calling  (212) 865-6115.