Sat 10 November
Amir Elsaffar’s River of Sound Orchestra
Lineup (tbc): Amir ElSaffar trumpet/santur/vocals, JD Parran clarinet/bass saxophone, Ole Mathisen soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone, Fabrizio Cassol alto saxophone, Mohamed Saleh oboe/English horn, Dena ElSaffar violin, Naseem Alatrash cello, Tareq Abboushi buzuq, George Ziadeh oud/vocal, Dafer Tawil oud/percussion, Miles Okazaki guitar, Aruán Ortiz piano, Jason Adasiewicz vibraphone, Carlo DeRosa bass, Nasheet Waits drums, Tim Moore dumbek/frame drum, Rajna Swaminathan mrudangam
New York-based master trumpeter Amir ElSaffar leads a 17-piece orchestra in which western and Arabic instruments merge into trance-inducing music. ‘A flux of ever-changing colors’ (Downbeat).