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From Debussy to Darwish - a Concert by Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb

  • The Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

From Debussy to Darwish - a Concert by Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb

by Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation

- Two Palestinian virtuosi, one evening of song -


Mariam Tamari -Soprano,  Fadi Deeb - Piano

With thriving international careers, Mariam Tamari and Fadi Deeb are two of the most accomplished artists of Palestinian origin in the world of classical music today. Celebrating both their cultural and musical roots, they will present a unique program showcasing masterpieces of art song and the piano from France, Italy, as well as contemporary compositions from Palestine. The program will include a world-premiere of Tamari's composition “Deux Poèmes de Mahmoud Darwish”, and the U.S. premiere of Patrick Lama's “Evocations.” 

... From Debussy to Darwish Selected Repertoire:

Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti
Songs by Alessandro Scarlatti
Mélodies, “Préludes”- Claude Debussy
“Cinq Mélodies Gréques” -Maurice Ravel
“Evocation”-Patrick Lama
“Two Poems by Mahmoud Darwish”-Mariam Tamari

 Mariam TAMARI, Soprano

“Mariam Tamari has passion, immense talent, and a rare innate musicality that cannot be learned” Daniel Barenboim

Born to a Palestinian father and Japanese mother, Mariam Tamari has been making international headlines since touring with the Palestine National Orchestra for their historical debut in 2010. She has performed for the Emperor and Empress of Japan and three Prime Ministers of Japan, as well as the King and Queen of Jordan. Mariam wasguest of honour at the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Cairo Opera House, simulcast in several countries, and has performed as soloist with orchestras in concert, oratorio andopera in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, and the U.S. In 2015, her debut solo recital in Palestine was the subject of the NHK World documentary film “My Song, My Palestine” (see below). Mariam graduated with honors from Bryn Mawr College, USA, where she studied philosophy and music. She is now based in Paris.

Fadi DEEB, Piano

Fadi Deeb is part of a promising new generation of Middle Eastern musicians whose enticing interpretations have captivated audiences worldwide. Deeb has appeared in concerts in the Middle East, Europe, Canada, China, and the United States. He delivered his American concerto debut with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. His many scholarships and prizes include the Qattan Foundation Scholarship, the Jerusalem Academy Presidential Prize, Fulbright Grant, and the SPTF Scholarship for Outstanding Pianist at Stony Brook. Doctor Deeb graduated from Stony Brook University earning Doctor of Musical Arts degree under theguidance of Gilbert Kalish.

 If you cannot attend the Concert and/or  you would like to support this event with a donation you can do so on the tickets page or you can contact us at RSVP@HCEF.ORG for sponsorships opportunities.

We will thank and recognize our donors  and sponsors with a reception at the French Embassy prior to the concert on October 15th at 6:30 pm.

This Concert is organized by the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation.


SECURITY / CHECK-IN :Please print your tickets and have your ID in hand when you arrive; this will assist us in expediting check in. All tickets will be scanned, following an ID/security check. If you would like to conserve paper, our scanners will be able to read the QR code on your iPhone or Android device. No backpacks allowed.

To ensure the highest level of security for all participants,  guests must arrive at the embassy well in advance with a government issued ID in hand for each guest. Again, the Benefactor/VIP pre-concert reception starts at 6:30 pm and General Admission to the Concert will  begin at 7:15 pm. 

Backpacks, luggage, large bags and purses, bottles, blunt objects or tear gas, fireworks of any kind, or guns and arms of any kind, bike or motorcycle helmets and all animals are prohibited from entering the premises. Those entering with these materials will not be permitted entrance on site. 

TRANSPORT/PARKING OPTIONS: If driving, street parking will be available on Reservoir Road and throughout the surrounding neighborhoods. There is also a pay lot located across the street at Georgetown University Hospital.      No parking is available on embassy premises. 

REFUND POLICY: Please note that all ticket sales are final. Refunds will not be available, with the exception of event cancellation