The Middle East Music Ensemble at the University of Chicago presents The Persian Concert

February 29, 2020 | 3:00PM
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Some of the best Persian music of all time will be performed by the talented 45-piece Middle East Music Ensemble led by Director Wanees Zarour. Come enjoy interactive music, lively atmosphere, and friendly culture through our unforgettable concerts!

Please note that while we have expanded our program of the Persian music to accommodate our large crowds by performing in two concerts, the seats will be relatively limited and it is always encouraged to arrive as early as possible to either of the two events to book a seat. Both concerts have the EXACT SAME PROGRAM.

For the afternoon concert, doors will open at 2:30 pm and the performance should start at 3:00 pm while for the evening concert, doors will open at 6:30 pm and the performance should start at 7:00 pm.

Admission is free and ALL ages are welcomed. Suggested door donation: $10 per audience member/ $5 per student.


Middle East Music Ensemble (MEME) the University of Chicago is a 45 piece orchestra that was established by the Music Department in 1997, to provide a performance space in which theoretical, practical and historical interests in Middle Eastern music could be explored, and performers from across the university and the neighboring community could share their expertise and learn from one another. The Ensemble is directed by renowned Palestinian musician Wanees Zarour.