Simon Shaheen

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 7:30pm
7:00pm
$25.00
$30.00

Seated show

Simon Shaheen

The Cedar proudly presents a concert by the NYC-based Palestinian oud and violin wizard SIMON SHAHEEN, “one of the definitive interpreters of Arab culture in the West”(Daily News).

Shaheen is one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers, and composers of his generation. His work incorporates and reflects a legacy of Arabic music, while it forges ahead to new frontiers, embracing many different styles in the process. This unique contribution to the world of arts was recognized in 1994 when Shaheen was honored with the prestigious National Heritage Award at the White House. His new project Zafir puts all his soaring technique and melodic ingenuity on glorious display.

Tonight, Simon will be performing as a duo with percussionist Tareq Rantisi.

The Cedar is now air-conditioned for your year-round comfort!

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (small fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (fees apply) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.

 

Simon Shaheen
Simon Shaheen dazzles his listeners as he deftly leaps from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and Western classical styles. His soaring technique, melodic ingenuity, and unparalleled grace have earned him international acclaim as a virtuoso on the 'oud and...

Major Funders

NEA logoThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.Minnesota State Arts BoardThe McKnight FoundationTarget

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.