Seventh Art Stand closing-night concert: Syrian violinist Mariela Shaker
Saturday Jun 03 08:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
About the Performance:
Part of the Seventh Art Stand
Mariela Shaker, violin virtuoso from Aleppo, Syria, shares her story and music to promote peace and raise awareness for the plights of the Syrian people. Mariela was born in Aleppo, Syria, started playing the violin at the age of ten when she joined the Arabic Institute of Music in Aleppo (1999). She graduated from the institute in 2004 with distinction and became an active performer in Syria, taking part in many festivals and concerts in Aleppo including a solo violin recital in the Directory of Culture and in the St. Ephrem Syriac Orthodox Cathedral in 2008. Mariela recently performed and spoke at the White House, Brooking Institute, Pentagon Conference, United Nations, Arab American Institute, Georgetown and George Washington universities, Asfari and Saied foundations, Harvard University, Points of Light, International Rescue Committee, Aspen Ideas Festival among many others. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Buzz Feed, Woman’s Day and many others.
Mariela will be accompanied by Honolulu Chamber Music Series President and pianist Jonathan Korth.