Episcopal Church of Nativity concert features Afghan music

The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 22405 N. Miller Road, in Scottsdale, continues its 2015-16 concert season 4 p.m. Oct. 10 with a program of classical Afghan music featuring Qais Essar.

Qais Essar is an international artist, composer, producer, and experienced live performer who carries on the traditional legacy of classical Afghan instrumentation.

Mr. Essar aims to bring the 3,000-year-old string instrument, rabab, into the 21st century while replacing negative views of Afghan culture with something beautiful.

The season features nine concerts of diverse music and musicians. Most concerts are at 4 p.m. Saturdays and are preceded by a tea and followed by a reception where concert-goers can mingle and get to know the musicians.

Season passes, offering a savings over individual concert ticket purchases, are available. Passes, tickets and more information are available at ArtsAtNativity.org and at the door.

The concerts are presented by 3rd Ave. Arts, a non-profit organization that is committed to making quality arts programming accessible, enriching the fabric of our communities.



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