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Artists are listed in alphabetical order.

Charlotte Moraga and Alam Khan

USA - Classical Indian Dance and Music

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 24, 2:00 PM
Duration: 90 minutes without intermission
Location:
Ticket Prices: $22 - $35

A rare concert featuring two acclaimed artists: Charlotte Moraga, Kathak artist and disciple of Pandit Chitresh Das and Alam Khan, Sarode artist and disciple of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. The Chapel’s intimate environment provides an up-close and personal immersive experience into the art of Classical Indian Dance and music.

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Dadap-Aguilar Duo

USA - The Dadap-Aguilar Guitar Duo

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 29, 7:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $25

As composers and accomplished classical guitarists, Michael Dadap and Florante Aguilar float freely across musical idioms, drawing on an array of sounds from indigenous music to orchestral works. Both classically-trained, Dadap and Aguilar are deeply rooted in the folkloric traditions of the Philippines, capturing the attention of international audiences with their dynamic ensemble playing.

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Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble

United States - Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble

Date(s) & Time(s): Friday May 29, 8:15 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $30

Experience the fervor & passion of Sufi Qawwali music with internationally renowned ensemble Fanna-Fi-Allah. Qawwali music is an ancient devotional art form that invokes deep remembrance of the Beloved through powerful song and dynamic rhythm. Fanna-fi-Allah’s has spent over 20 years learning this classical art from the greatest masters of qawwali in India and Pakistan.

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Janusz Prusinowski Kompania

Poland -

Date(s) & Time(s):
Duration: minutes without intermission
Location:
Ticket Prices: $0 - $0

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Karl Evangelista with Special Guest Andrew Cyrille, Alexander Hawkins, and Francis Wong

USA - Apura

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 21, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Filipino-American guitarist/composer Karl Evangelista presents Apura (Tagalog for “Very Urgent”), a thrilling new composition meant to explore the relationship between jazz-based musical improvisation and social transformation. Apura unites legendary jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille, Asian American Jazz icon Francis Wong, firebrand pianist Alexander Hawkins (UK), and experimental music powerhouse Evangelista.

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KoMaGa Trio

U.S.A. - An Evening of Jazz Harp and contemporary fusion

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 28, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $30

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Luminance

United States - An Evening of Jazz Harp and Contemporary Fusion

Date(s) & Time(s): Thursday May 28, 8:00 PM
Duration: 120 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $30

Luminance (harp, cello and trumpet) celebrates the trios compositional innovation and reprises classics with creative flare.

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Melody of China and Nejad Music

U.S.A. - Along the Silk Road

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 3:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes without intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Melody of China teams up with Mohammed Nejad Music to present a concert of Chinese and Persian music. Melody of China artists are joined by members of Nejad Music performing traditional instruments. The program includes traditional repertoire as well as the world premiere of two new works for mixed ensemble.

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Purnamasari

USA - The Weaver

Date(s) & Time(s): Sunday May 31, 5:30 PM
Duration: 70 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

The Weaver is a suite of songs, narration and dance, telling stories of two families in Indonesia navigating the transition from a colonial past to a globalized future, performed by Purnamasari, a Bay Area group that features Indonesian gamelan instruments and musical styles integrated into a rock band lineup.

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Tien Hsieh

USA - Musical Postcards

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday May 30, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Location: Chapel
Ticket Prices: $15 - $28

Musical Postcards will feature Pianist Tien Hsieh exploring works by Teresa Carreño (Venezuelan), Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn (German), Manuel Ponce and Ricardo Castro (Mexican), Amy Beach and Justin Levitt (American) paired with timeless humanitarians Beethoven and Liszt.

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