Palestinian-Japanese Soprano Mariam Tamari to Tour U.S. East Coast

Palestinian-Japanese Soprano Mariam Tamari to tour U.S. East Coast with Palestinian Pianist Fadi Deeb

Woodbridge, CT — Internationally-acclaimed Palestinian-Japanese opera singer Mariam Tamari will give a series of three concerts on the East Coast hosted by the Palestine Museum US. She will be accompanied by award-winning pianist Dr. Fadi Deeb of Bir Zeit University / Edward Said Conservatory.

With thriving careers, Tamari and Deeb are two of the most accomplished artists of Palestinian origin in the world of classical music today. Celebrating both their cultural and musical roots, the musicians invite audiences on a luminous journey of art song, piano, and poetry from Palestine, Japan, France, and Italy. The program includes “Two Poems by Mahmoud Darwish,” one of Tamari’s original compositions, “Ya Leili” with lyrics by Jarbra Ibrahim Jabra and music by Agnes Bashir, among other Palestinian, Japanese, French and Italian art songs and arias.

On Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb will perform at the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music (Brown Hall) in Boston, MA.

The next day (Saturday, May 18) at 6 p.m., the duo will hold a recital in the Auditorium of the French Embassy (4101 Reservoir Road Northwest) in Washington D.C.

Tamari and Deeb will conclude their musical tour with a performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the Palestine Museum US (1764 Litchfield Turnpike) in Woodbridge, CT. The Museum is located just outside of New Haven, approximately 1.5 hours from New York City and 45 minutes from Hartford.

“This tour is a unique opportunity to showcase the artistic excellence of Palestinians,” said Faisal Saleh, Executive Director of the Palestine Museum US. “There is an information vacuum when it comes to Palestine and Palestinians. The Museum goes a long way in addressing this issue.”