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Friday Features: Firas Zreik

5/22
12:30-1:00pm
@BFPLNY Instagram Live

For this week’s Friday Features, part of our #BFPLatHome online programming, enjoy a virtual  live performance at home by Palestinian Kanun Player, composer, and arranger Firas Zreik.

Access the performance via @BFPLNY’s Instagram Live >>

Join us online for a virtual performance by musician Firas Zreik, who was born in Haifa, Israel, and is currently based in Brooklyn. Firas has recorded and performed with master musicians and artists from all over the world, and has performed globally as both a Kanun player and as a musical director. The Kanun is a traditional Middle Eastern stringed instrument.

Friday Features is a new online series that takes a look back at past Arts Brookfield performances and installations, and checks-in with our favorite artists at home, featuring new live performances, artistic interventions, and discussions. Friday Features is part of #BFPLatHome, Brookfield Place’s series of online programming that brings the shopping, dining, and cultural events so unique to BFPL, to YOU at home. There is something different every day!

Access all content via @BFPLNY’s Instagram page at www.instagram.com/bfplny.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Firas Zreik received a full-scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he studied for five years, graduating with two bachelor degrees in Performance & Jazz Composition with high distinction.

Firas has recorded & performed with master musicians and artists from all over the world, including Roger Waters, Shankar Mahadevan, Shreya Goshal, Simon Shaheen, Bassam Saba, Amal Murkus, Fabrizio Cassol, Amir Al-Saffar, Aynur Dogan, Raghu Dixit, Marwan Khoury, Abeer Nehmeh and many more.

In addition, he performed all over the United States, Europe & the Middle East, both as a Kanun player and as a musical director in some of the most prestigious venues and festivals such as Boston Symphony Hall, Lincoln Center-NY, Carthage International Festival – Tunisia, Savannah Music Festival, Institut de Mont Arabe – Paris, Teatro Mediterraneo – Napoli, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Smithsonian Museum – Washington DC, Palais des Congrès – Belgium, Berklee Performnce Center, The Jazz Gallery – NY & many more.

His mother, Amal Murkus is a leading Palestinian singer of international renown. Firas is the musical director of her band, he also recorded on her latest album, in addition to writing and composing many of her recent songs. The two have toured together in Europe, USA & the Middle East and are currently working on new albums.

 

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