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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 through concerts, new compositions and educational programs.  Our diverse educational sector is divided into two branches. Internally, we offer a rigorous training program for our orchestra, while our Outreach sector offers semester-long courses, workshops, master classes and lectures, private instruction and youth programs.   

 

We at the NY Arabic Orchestra strive for cultural education, and believe in Arabic music as a gateway to understanding and embracing Arabic culture.  We aspire to inspire awareness, change, learning and joy, one concert, one workshop, one lesson at a time.  

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Our Mission


OUR MISSION

 

Our Mission is the preservation and promotion of classical and traditional Arabic music through concerts, new compositions and educational programs.  Our diverse educational sector is divided into two branches. Internally, we offer a rigorous training program for our orchestra, while our Outreach sector offers semester-long courses, workshops, master classes and lectures, private instruction and youth programs.   

 

We at the NY Arabic Orchestra strive for cultural education, and believe in Arabic music as a gateway to understanding and embracing Arabic culture.  We aspire to inspire awareness, change, learning and joy, one concert, one workshop, one lesson at a time.  

Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

The NY Arabic Orchestra is comprised of 40 musicians as diverse as the city itself.  Coming from multiple cultural, musical and educational backgrounds, our members are united by their love of Arabic music and passion for Arab culture.  Since 2007, the NY Arabic Orchestra worked hard to fine-tune its sound and composition in Arabic, Western and modern music contexts, earning them invitations to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Miller Theatre and Detroit Symphony Hall.  As a pillar of Arabic music education, the NY Arabic Orchestra held numerous lectures and workshops at universities, cultural centers, NYC public schools and refugee camps around the world.

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Who We Are


WHO WE ARE

The NY Arabic Orchestra is comprised of 40 musicians as diverse as the city itself.  Coming from multiple cultural, musical and educational backgrounds, our members are united by their love of Arabic music and passion for Arab culture.  Since 2007, the NY Arabic Orchestra worked hard to fine-tune its sound and composition in Arabic, Western and modern music contexts, earning them invitations to Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Miller Theatre and Detroit Symphony Hall.  As a pillar of Arabic music education, the NY Arabic Orchestra held numerous lectures and workshops at universities, cultural centers, NYC public schools and refugee camps around the world.

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News


WHAT'S NEW

 

The New York Arabic Orchestra has been granted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status by the IRS.  Learn how to become a Member by visiting our Support Page!  Pledge your contribution today and receive your Membership Benefits tomorrow!  

You can also learn more about it all by reading our latest Announcement Letter:

 NYAO Achieves Non-Profit Status

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News


WHAT'S NEW

 

The New York Arabic Orchestra has been granted 501(c)(3) not-for-profit status by the IRS.  Learn how to become a Member by visiting our Support Page!  Pledge your contribution today and receive your Membership Benefits tomorrow!  

You can also learn more about it all by reading our latest Announcement Letter:

 NYAO Achieves Non-Profit Status

Support


Support Us

 

[Great] News! :  The NY Arabic Orchestra received its 501.c3 nonprofit status!  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!

 

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Support


Support Us

 

[Great] News! :  The NY Arabic Orchestra received its 501.c3 nonprofit status!  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!