Two versatile artists renowned for their conceptual programming and innovative approach to the concert repertoire tenor Karim Sulayman returns to the Phillips with guitarist Sean Shibe who makes his Phillips debut. Probing their own identities as Lebanese-American (Sulayman) and British-Japanese (Shibe) musicians they present an intricately woven suite of music full of dynamic conversations between Eastern and Western traditions.
The program brings together English and Italian works from the 16th and 17th centuries; soul-stirring melodies from Sephardic and Arab-Andalusian songs; Benjamin Britten’s settings of translated poems Songs from the Chinese; music by Tōru Takemitsu; and a recent commission by Lebanese composer Layale Chaker.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, United States