The Boston College Middle Eastern Ensemble ASTAZA is honored to host Lebanese Composer and Oud Virtuoso Charbel Rouhana at its spring concert this semester. Charbel Rouhana is beloved in Lebanon and the wider Arab world for both his artistic virtuosity on the Arabic lute (‘Ud), and as a composer that seamlessly fuses Lebanese and Arabic musical features with Western compositional methods. His compositions and oud performances have been featured in media across Arabic media and on international stages the world over. Boston College students and members of the wider Boston community will come together April 15 to perform a program that features music of Maestro Rouhana’s musical influences, followed by a program of his compositions performed with the composer himself.
The concert will be held at Boston College in Gasson Hall, Room 100. This is Boston College’s flagship administrative building, that sits close to the campus’ main gates. Please check closer to the event in the discussion for more information on the location and parking. Please note that this event page is for the concert at 8pm. Maestro Rouhana’s oud workshop at 4pm is a separate event.
Maestro Rouhana’s visit is made possible by extensive cooperation between multiple institutions in both Massachusetts and Lebanon. The Boston College Department of Music is happy to host this event in cooperation with the Institut Sainte Rafqa de Musique in Lebanon; the Doozhen Music Academy in Newton, MA; The Center for Arabic Culture in Somerville, MA; and the Boston Chapter of the World Lebanese Culture Union.