String Quartets by Malek Jandali

Featuring Nashville Symphony musicians. Free & open to the public.

 May 13, 2018  3:00 pm  Main Public Library Auditorium  

A quartet of Nashville Symphony musicians — violinists Paul Kim and Jimin Lim, violist Clare Yang and cellist Keith Nicholas — perform works by Syrian-American composer Malek Jandali, followed by a discussion with the composer. Jandali’s compositions integrate Middle-Eastern modes into Western classical forms and harmony, and they echo UNESCO’s call to preserve and protect the rich cultural heritage of Syria and the Silk Road at a time when it is being eradicated. He is the recipient of the 2014 Global Music Humanitarian Award and is currently serving as visiting scholar at Rutgers University’s Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. He is the founder and CEO of Pianos for Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to building peace through music and education.

This performance will include some of the instruments from the Violins of Hope collection.

Metro government is modernizing the parking garage adjacent to the Main Library. Approximately 360 spaces will be added and other improvements will be made to the garage. Several parking spaces are temporarily closed for the duration of construction. Project completion is expected in late spring of 2018. Due to the temporary parking space decrease, please allow extra time when planning your visit. We also recommend using Nashville MTA’s free Music City Circuit buses, which make regular stops at 5th Ave. N. & Church St. Click here for more information.