Egyptian musicians to perform in Bellport
By Mark Barton
The Grace Notes Concert Series at the Bellport United Methodist Church, 185 South Country Road, will present a most interesting program on Sunday, March 9 at 3 p.m. Amr Selim, horn, and his pianist wife Seba Ali will present a musical program. Selim and Ali are from Egypt and are both working towards Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at Stony Brook University. Selim started playing horn at age 11 and has played in a large number of ensembles. His first job was with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra. He was guest principal horn with the Amman Symphony, has won several concerto competitions and has toured Greece, Italy, France and Germany in addition to Middle Eastern countries. Since coming to the United States, he has been actively giving concerts and teaching. He is horn teaching assistant at Stony Brook, horn professor at Adelphi University and the Mahanaim Conservatory in New York. Ali has performed with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Bibliotheca Alexandra Chamber Orchestra and the Lynn Philharmonia. She is active as a chamber musician and is a winner of the 2012 Emerson String Quartet Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. She has performed at Lincoln Center, Historic Asolo Theatre and the Kaufman Music Center. She serves as piano faculty at the Long Island Conservatory, Cairo Conservatory, Appel Farm Arts and Music summer camp and as a teaching assistant at Stony Brook. The program will include Egyptian music in addition to standard western repertory. A donation of $20 is requested.
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