Spain provides an ideal setting to tell the story of our interconnected human history. Embedded in the culture, language, dance and music of Spain are stunning intersections between many different ethnic and religious backgrounds. The Mimesis Ensemble presents "Al-Andalus" to tell a story of Spain from two musical perspectives. The first through the orchestral music of Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), a French composer born to a Spanish mother and Swiss father. The second through the orchestral music of Mohammed Fairouz (b. 1985), an American composer of Arab descent. The two glimpses into Spain's rich diverse culture, which celebrate the creative intersections of peoples and cultures found in Spain.
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