Syrian musicians play the Scottish Parliament

Keep me like the echo

In the final weekend of Edinburgh Art Festival, at the Scottish Parliament, on Saturday 25 August, 6-8pm, artists Ross Birrell and David Harding invite Syrian friends – composer and violinist Ali Moraly, soprano Rasha Rizk and musicians of the Damascus String Quintet – to present a live performance in association with their new artwork for Edinburgh Art Festival.

The concert will feature a four-part musical work composed for Fugue, a project devised by Moraly and Birrell in response to the shared origins of the words ‘fugue’ (musical composition that gives the impression of one melody chasing another) and ‘refugee’. In addition, the musicians will perform a selection of works from both Western classical and Syrian traditional music repertoire.

Admission Free: For full information and to book click HERE

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