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2014


MESTO's Fall Concert
Trasures from the Middle East
Music from Egypt, Iraq, Syria
Jordan, and Mozart!


World premiere of Mariam for voilin and orchestra composed by
Maestro Nabil Azzam
Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
The Downey Civic Theatre
Guest artists
Samir Rizq sings Mawwal and Syrian Medley
Rafi Kamal
sings Mawwal and two Iraqi Songs
Hasan Minawi
(straw) Jordanian Medley

Program includes the instrumental works:
Mariam, for violin and orchestra by maestro Nabil Azzam (World Premiere)
Min Ghair Laih, by M. Abd al-Wahhab (orchestration world premiere, N. Azzam)
Atyaf (coktail) and Intal Hobb
by M. Abd al-Wahhab,
Mozart: symphony no. 40 (first movement); Alla Turca
Lahn al-Khulud by Farid El Atrache
Dance of Abraham, by N. Azzam, orch. Karim Roustom



Saturday October 5th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

Downey Civic Theatre, Downey CA 90241

For tickets at box office call (562) 861-8211
Prices are: $25, $40, $100
Guest Artists and Full Program TBA

Under the baton of maestro Nabil Azzam, music director

The orchestra will premiere some of the 14 NEW works by
Nabil Azzam
(Mariam for violin and orchestra)
(Mallah for orchestra) (Suite for solo violin)
Muhammad Abd al-Wahhab
(Amal Hayati) and (Inta el-Hobb) (Samba Cairo) (Balad El-Mahbub) ;
Layla Murad (Ana Albi Dalili) (Yalla Ta'ala Awam) (Is'al 'Alayyah)
Sayyid Darwish
(El-Hilwa Di, reoechestrated)
Abdel Halim Hafez
(Bitlumuni Laih)
Muhammad el-Mougi
(Safini Marrah) Farid El-Atrache (Tutah)


Live in America
Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm
The Downey Civic Theatre
8435 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA 90241
Tickets are available now@ box office (562) 861-8211
visit
www.downeytheatre.com click on "upcoming events"
Tickets: $25, $40, $100 (online only)

SINGERS

MESTO under the fiery baton of Azzam


ADAAWE, African women singers

This concert is indorced by individuals and organizations:
Drs. Hala, Hedab Al-Tarifi; Dr. Raymond Jallow;
Drs. Shawky and Fikria Hassan (Michigan)
Mr. & Mrs. Karim & Lily Karam
(We are very proud to add your name too)
And by the following organizations: Los Angeles-Beirut Sister City Committee
Jordanian American Association of Southern California; House of Egypt; Egypt Cancer Network
PAWA; US-OMEN; Birzeit Society
Turath; AL-Awda; Arab-American Friends of Nazareth; Bethlehem Society; PCRF; NAAPOC

We would appreciate adding those organizations that expressed their support. Please inform us and we will add your name also in the printed material.


Jerash in Hollywood


November 05 , 2006

program notes and photos



This is the first concert MESTO performs in Glendale, CA. Under the extraordinary direction of Maestro Nabil Azzam, the orchestra accompanied nine singers sevent of which sang in Armenian. All songs were arranged specially for MESTO. The list of the lovely and talented singers includes; Erna Hambardzumyan, Sosie Mardirosian, Salbi Mailyan, Gagik Badalyan, Mrine Abrahamyan, Varouhi Shahinian, Byuzand Azizyan, Nadia and Marinella. MESTO is fortunate to have collborated with Mr. Arlen Mirzuyan, a composer arranger and conductor living in Glendale, CA.
The concert also included poetry reading and some solo pieces that feature Armenian instruments such as Kanoon, Duduk and Dhol. Moon Productions, Inc. sponsored the concert which indeed was a musical and cultural show that will be remenbered...


MESTO performs for ACCESS California Services, Feb.4-2006. Marinella Nittu, opera singer, Bob Applebaum, mandolin and Louis Skoby, bouzuki were featured with Nabil Azzam, director

December 10 , 2005

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April 23 , 2005

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December 12 , 2004

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March 20 , 2004

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October 25 , 2003

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March 02 , 2003

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October 05 , 2002

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March 17, 2002
SPECIAL CONCERT: MESTO Chamber Group/ program notes


November 25, 2001

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March 11 , 2001

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