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Welcome


The NY Arabic Orchestra

“...Rousing performance by the Lebanese oud and flute player Bassam Saba and the New York Arabic Orchestra, a melting-pot assemblage conjoined by the spirit of music.” The New York Times

 

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Welcome


The NY Arabic Orchestra

“...Rousing performance by the Lebanese oud and flute player Bassam Saba and the New York Arabic Orchestra, a melting-pot assemblage conjoined by the spirit of music.” The New York Times

 

Explore

 

 

The New York Arabic Orchestra is New York City’s leading institute in classical and contemporary Arabic music, directed by world-renowned virtuoso and educator, Bassam Saba. The Orchestra brings together a culturally diverse group of musicians - as diverse as the city itself - around one common passion: Arabic Music.

 

 
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Our Mission


OUR MISSION

 

Our Mission is the preservation and promotion of classical and traditional Arabic music and culture through concerts, new compositions and educational programs.

 

NYAO education offers both a rigorous training program for our orchestra performers and an outreach program that provides music classes, workshops, youth programs and much more.

Our Mission


OUR MISSION

 

Our Mission is the preservation and promotion of classical and traditional Arabic music and culture through concerts, new compositions and educational programs.

 

NYAO education offers both a rigorous training program for our orchestra performers and an outreach program that provides music classes, workshops, youth programs and much more.

Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

The NY Arabic Orchestra is comprised of 40 musicians as diverse as the city itself, hailing from multiple cultural, musical and educational backgrounds yet united by their love of Arabic music and passion for Arab culture.  Since 2007, the NYAO fine-tuned its sound and composition in Arabic, Western and modern music contexts, earning them invitations to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, Merkin Hall and Detroit Symphony Hall.  In education, the NYAO was invited around the world to host lectures and workshops at universities, public schools, cultural centers and refugee camps.

Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

The NY Arabic Orchestra is comprised of 40 musicians as diverse as the city itself, hailing from multiple cultural, musical and educational backgrounds yet united by their love of Arabic music and passion for Arab culture.  Since 2007, the NYAO fine-tuned its sound and composition in Arabic, Western and modern music contexts, earning them invitations to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, Merkin Hall and Detroit Symphony Hall.  In education, the NYAO was invited around the world to host lectures and workshops at universities, public schools, cultural centers and refugee camps.

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News


WHAT'S NEW

 

NYAO HOLIDAY CONCERT

DECEMBER 14, 2017

 

NYAO U.N. Performance Honoring MAJIDA EL ROUMI

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

 

Visit our event page for more info!

News


WHAT'S NEW

 

NYAO HOLIDAY CONCERT

DECEMBER 14, 2017

 

NYAO U.N. Performance Honoring MAJIDA EL ROUMI

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

 

Visit our event page for more info!

Support


Support Us

 

The New York Arabic Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Learn more how you can be a part of the New York Arabic Orchestra family and make our mission a reality.  Become a member and receive special discounts on season tickets, workshops, lesson packages and much more. 

 

Click Here to make your contribution today!

 

Support


Support Us

 

The New York Arabic Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Learn more how you can be a part of the New York Arabic Orchestra family and make our mission a reality.  Become a member and receive special discounts on season tickets, workshops, lesson packages and much more. 

 

Click Here to make your contribution today!