6:30-9 p.m. ET Thursday, March 28, 2024
Performance + Iftar with Lubana Al-Quntar
Immerse yourself in an evening of Arabic music! Join us for a mesmerizing concert featuring the Arab American Choir alongside our artist-in-residence, Syrian opera singer Lubana Al-Quntar. Witness diverse melodies and the enchanting harmonies! Following the concert, there will be a community iftar.
About the Artist
Lubana Al-Quntar comes from a Syrian family that is deeply rooted in classical Arabic music. She is related to singer/actress Amal Al Atrash (known by her stage name, Asmahan) and her brother, renowned composer and singer Farid Al Atrash. These connections influenced her musical path and played an important role in her decision to seek a career as a professional singer. Born in Syria, she began singing at an early age and had an unusual gift for singing challenging sung poetry from childhood. Today Lubana performs a wide a range of repertoire within the Arab music canon which include music from the classical, contemporary, folk, and pop genres. Her expressive voice allows her to add luster and richness to the various singing styles. In addition to traditional Arab song, Lubana studied opera and became the first Syrian opera singer to attain international recognition, as she appeared in concerts throughout Europe. She returned to Syria to head the Department of Opera Singing and launched the Department of Classical Arabic Singing at the Syrian National Conservatory. This was a ground-breaking event because, for the first time, students could study both operatic and traditional singing at an accredited institution. She established the Arabic Music Singing Ensemble that performed across the Middle East. She came to the United States in 2012 and has since performed in numerous venues across the country in addition to her European performances.
For questions, e-mail Fatima Al-Rasool at [email protected]
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