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The 2021–22 Arabic Music Days once again bring together music, visual arts, poetry, and film. As in previous years, the program—now extended to five days—was curated by Iraqi oud master Naseer Shamma, who has been closely associated with the Pierre Boulez Saal since its inception. He is joined by his trio for a concert on March 4 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the hall’s opening.
The week’s musical program features four more exceptional trios from countries of the Middle East and Northern Africa. The accompanying online program includes an exhibition of works by visual artists Jabar Alwan and Nja Al Mahdawi as well as the Oscar-nominated film The Man Who Sold His Skin by Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania. Omani poet Saif al-Rahbi will read a selection of his works.
The human voice is capable of an enormous musical expressivity. At the Pierre Boulez Saal, artists from man different traditions and backgrounds offer thrilling vocal encouters.
Since Mozart’s time, there have been few major composers who didn’t either play or write for the piano, and the instrument in its modern incarnation dominates many aspects of concert life. Over the course of the Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2021–22 season, a group of outstanding pianists performs some of the most celebrated masterpieces of the repertoire as well as contemporary and very recent works that suggest pathways from the past to the future.
Over the course of the 2021–22 season, a varied selection of string quartet repertoire will be heard in the elliptical space of the Pierre Boulez Saal, which is ideally suited to the blending of tradition and innovation. With its intimate atmosphere, it brings listeners closer to the music than most other venues.