Ensemble Brings Arabic Music to Winchester
A night of modern and classic Arabic music will come to the Winchester Cultural Center Theater with Bishr Hijazi and the Arab Ensemble at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the center located at 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person or online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Bishr Hijazi created the ensemble a decade ago featuring his musical expertise on the oud backed by Arab percussion provided by Charbel and Charl Azzi. He recently added classical violinist Laraine Kaizer-Viazovtsev, which changed the group’s sound, introducing an element of gypsy music. This performance also will feature dancer Zhanna, who frequently travels to Egypt to deepen her knowledge of the dance.
Those interested in the concert can contact Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the Web site at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.