Monday, October 23, 2006

Jerash Festival in LA Nov. 5

Palestinian Conductor Seizes UCLA's Schoenberg Hall
Jerash Festival Comes to Los Angeles With Power house Event and Concert

Led by MESTO Orchestra at UCLA

Her Majesty Queen Noor and Dr. Raymond Jallow Co-chair the Concert Sure to Ignite the Stage on November 5th at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall at 5:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MESTO's conductor and founder, Nabil S. Azzam, Ph.D., has announced a dynamic lineup of talent for the "Jerash in Hollywood" concert performing at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall on Sunday, November 5th at 5:00 p.m.

The lineup includes the 40-piece MESTO orchestra, a special musical premiere by Zahra, lyrics by renowned Lebanese poet Henri Zoghaib, and music by Azzam.

The sensational multi-ethnic orchestra has generated considerable attention worldwide with a unique approach to performing the world's music in symphonic form.

The concert takes on an added flair with the class and elegance brought by co-chairs Her Majesty Queen Noor and international businessman Dr. Raymond Jallow.

Concertgoers were disappointed recently as the prestigious annual Jerash Festival, scheduled for July 31st in Amman, Jordan was cancelled due to the war in the region.

Typically, the ancient city of Jerash is transformed into the Middle East's liveliest and most impressive cultural event, hosting thousands of visitors during the festival each year. Azzam was due to perform with his orchestra at the Jordanian event.Now, after dealing with the disappointment of the cancellation, he has put together one of the most anticipated concerts of the year.

"It is so unbelievably thrilling to bring the essence of Jerash here to Los Angeles," said Azzam. "This concert is long overdue.""Jerash in Hollywood is a concert formed by the passion of concerned leaders of the world and in the music industry with the desire to deliver culture to the people," said Azzam. "We cannot live in a world without culture and to date we have helped so many people learn the beauty of multi-ethnic music and our goal is to continue to help many more. The music of the world can once again be heard and capture the essence of the countries richest traditions."

Tickets are $100; $50 and $30 (limited student tickets for $15).

To purchase tickets call UCLA ticket office at 310/825-2101 or the MESTO at 310/795-4280.

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