Middle Eastern Traditional & Contemporary
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 3:00pm
Iraqi-born virtuoso oud musician and composer Rahim AlHaj is a two-time Grammy nominee, and in 2015 was awarded the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor for traditional arts in the United States. His music delicately combines traditional Iraqi maqams with contemporary styling and influences, evoking the experience of exile with new beginnings in his adopted country, the United States. The Trio includes Iranian santour maestro Sourena Sefati and Palestinian-American Arabic percussion master Issa Malluf.
The 31st season of Music in Corrales promises to continue our mission of enriching our community with great music. The range of artists and music is truly global in scope—from Mexico to the Middle East, from Ireland to Cuba, and plenty of American folk, jazz, and classical in between—all selected to delight and inspire you.
Corrales Cultural Arts Council (CCAC ) recognizes that each child is an individual; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. We are committed to fostering a sense of community as well as offering the highest level of musical performance and instruction. Our hope is to provide students of all ages with the skills they need
to enjoy music for a lifetime.
The all-volunteer Corrales Cultural Arts Council (CCAC) created the Music in Corrales series in 1986 as a musical offering to the Corrales community. The series was conceived as a way of preserving New Mexico’s vast musical and cultural heritage, and a way to create a new one as well. What was started by a few dedicated persons who recognized the importance of music to people’s lives, has grown to an organization that brings exceptional musicians to the Historic Old San Ysidro Church where the audience is no longer just neighbors. Local residents and guests from the middle Rio Grande Valley share the evening with visitors from other states and further abroad.
The hope of the CCAC has been that everyone could enjoy a sampling of the world’s finest musical performances in a stunning New Mexican location at affordable prices. Still an all-volunteer group of involved members, we are pleased to see that dream continuing to grow and flourish in such a wonderful way.
Music in Schools
The Historic Old San Ysido Church, located at 966 Old Church Road in Corrales, seats 175 and is open seating. All ticket holders must be seated 10 minutes prior to the performance. Any unoccupied seats will be sold 10 minutes before each performance. No guaranteed seating for late arrivals, even with the purchased ticket. .
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