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The following London concerts are being planned:



May 8th 2019 Southbank Purcell Room


The European première of Kareem Roustom’s new String Quartet ‘Shades of Night’ (2018), performed by the Chilingirian String Quartet. The programme will also include Thea Musgrave’s String Quartet (1958) and Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1, Op 11.


Syrian-American Kareem Roustom is an Emmy-nominated composer whose genre crossing collaborations include music commissioned for the Kronos Quartet, conductor Daniel Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, the Dallas Symphony, & the Grand Teton Music Festival, where in 2018 Roustom was composer-in-residence. BBC Radio 3 described Roustom’s music as “among the most distinctive to have emerged from the Middle East”, and The New York Times described it as “propulsive, colourful and immediately appealing.” The Guardian wrote that Roustom’s music is “arrestingly quirky and postmodern…music with lots of personality.”