Who: Ayman Jarjour, Julliard-trained classical guitarist – http://aymanjarjour.com/
What: Concert to benefit Syrian refugees
When: Sunday March 10, 7:15 p.m.
Where: St. Sebastian Church, 5400 W. Washington Blvd., Milwaukee
About the Artist: Jarjour performs a wide range of the classical guitar repertoire, ranging from the traditional Spanish/Latin American, through Baroque and Classical, to contemporary music. Jarjour received a BA from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain and an MA from Julliard. Since his recital debut in Damascus, Syria, Ayman Jarjour has been actively performing in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, Africa and the Far East.
His solo performances with orchestra include the world premiere of Olypmus (concerto for guitar and orchestra) by Evis Sammoutis with the Hessle Sinfonia. He played the Syrian premiere of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Solhi Al Wadi and Concierto Andaluz with the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Nahel Halabi. In New York, he has performed at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as winner of Artists International’s Special Presentation Award.
Jarjour lives in Scotland with his family and on tour in the U.S. to perform benefit concerts for Syrian refugees.
About the Charity: Jarjour will play an hour-long concert to benefit the Hanan Refugee Relief Group – www.hananrrg.org, a woman-run organization that does not take any administrative fees — 100% of donations benefit refugees.