Al-Bustan's Arab Music Concert Series Presents: Flutist Maron Khoury


Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Trinity Center for Urban Life 2212 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is pleased to launch a concert series presenting a resident music ensemble performing classical Arab music repertoire that features a different guest soloist for each program. This month's guest artist is flutist Maron Khoury. Maron will perform Western and Arab Classical Music with an amazingly talented trio: Hanna Khoury on violin, Kinan Abou-afach on cello, and Hafez El Ali Kotain on percussion.

Maron Khoury, a virtuoso flutist born in Tarshiha, Israel, was appointed to the second flute position with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City at age 20. Khoury started playing the flute at the age of 11; three years later, he was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to study with renowned flutist Jeffrey Khaner, and graduated in 2009.

Khoury has performed under the direction of Maestro James Levine, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim, Otto Werner Mueller, and Christoph Eschenbach among many others. Prior to enrollment at Curtis, Khoury studied with Eyal Ein-Habar and Uri Shoham (Israel Philharmonic), Sara Andon (Idyllwild Arts Academy), and David Shostak (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.) Khoury is a recipient of several grants from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Charles M. Kanev Memorial Fellowship. In addition, he is a winner of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship and the Schoen Fellowship Grant in honor of Charlotte White.

Led by Music Director Hanna Khoury, Al-Bustan's concert series ensemble brings together musicians of exceptional experience, providing opportunities to hear exemplary live Arab music on a regular basis in Philadelphia.

This concert series is made possible by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, with support from the Sparkplug Foundation, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Wells Fargo Foundation, individual donors, and the Trinity Center for Urban Life.

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