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Sinfonietta brings music of the Arab Spring to downtown Chicago

By Donna Marbury To Simon Shaheen, music is a sonic melting pot mixed with Arabic, classical and jazz seasonings. He is known across the world for his delicate playing of the oud, an instrument found in traditional Arabic music, but can switch just as masterfully to the violin. Simon Shaheen will make his Chicago debut with… Continue reading Sinfonietta brings music of the Arab Spring to downtown Chicago

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Special guests, global music highlight annual Sinfonietta Martin Luther King Day concert

By Donna Marbury, Chicagomusic.org Clarinetist and Chicago native Anthony McGill says it is always a pleasure to perform in his hometown. As a guest performer at Chicago Sinfonietta’s tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he says he looks forward to performing on of his favorite pieces, Clarinet Concerto by Aaron Copland, under the direction… Continue reading Special guests, global music highlight annual Sinfonietta Martin Luther King Day concert