|Organization Name:||Canadian Arabic Orchestra|
Founded in 2009 by Lamees Audeh and Wafa Al Zaghal, and incorporated in 2015, the Canadian Arabic Orchestra (CAO) explores the fusion of Western and Eastern musical traditions. Central to the organization’s mandate is a mission to dispel negative misconceptions of Arabic cultures by presenting musical performances that celebrate “the international language of music and song”. The organization has formed a partnership with the Festival du Monde Arabe in Montreal who have been producing festivals in Quebec for 19 years. The partnership allows the organizations to jointly select artists and share costs by synchronizing performances between Ontario and Quebec. The Orchestra’s seasonal programs consist of 14 to 16 annual concerts.
|Organization Website Link:||http://canadianarabicorchestra.ca/|
|Project Name:||Festival of Arabic Music and Arts and Concert Season Expansion|
This funding is for the marketing of the “Festival of Arabic Music and Arts (FAMA) and Concert Season Expansion”, two expanded programming components taking place in various locations around the GTA from October 25, 2019 to May 3, 2020. Between the two components the organization will present up to 20 full scale events representing all regions of the Arab world.
|Project Website Link||http://canadianarabicorchestra.ca/events/upcoming-events/|