Recital Series: Karim Sulayman & Sean Shibe

“Sulayman plumbs the songs for the emotional core, sometimes moving into a wispy sotto voce that seems wired directly into his soul”
Opera News

Garnering international attention as a sophisticated and versatile artist, Lebanese-American tenor Karim Sulayman is consistently praised for his sensitive and intelligent musicianship, riveting stage presence, and beautiful voice while regularly performing on the world’s greatest stages. The Grammy Award winner has also earned acclaim for his inventive programming, which is on full display in a varied program of works examining the relationship of East and West performed with guitarist Sean Shibe. Featuring wide ranging works from Monteverdi, Britten, and Purcell to Takemitsu, Layale Chaker, and traditional Sephardic songs, this intimate recital inspects the artists own ethnic identities through songs that at once were seen to exotify but through playful juxtaposition subvert that narrative into one of celebration.

Program to include works by Monteverdi, Britten, Purcell, Dowland, Takemitsu, Layale Chaker, Rodrigo


The Recital Series is supported in part by the Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation

Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Photo: Jon Wes

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October 8 & 10, 2024

Tuesday, October 8 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 10 at 7:30pm

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Board of Officers Room

Tickets: $75 (plus fees)
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