University of Iowa
Rahim AlHaj, part of Embracing Complexity
© Michael G. Stewart

Rahim AlHaj and string ensemble

Letters from Iraq

Presented by
ADULT: $35 | $25 | $20
YOUTH: $17 | $10
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:30 pm

Part of Embracing Complexity

Born in Baghdad, Rahim AlHaj is a master of the oud—a stringed instrument with a history unfurling back 5,000 years. Music has been a constant in his life throughout his years as an Iraqi, a political refugee, and now an American citizen. In this performance, AlHaj and his string quintet will play his composition created from the text of actual letters—letters expressing the emotions of Iraqis living in their war-torn country—transposed into eight gripping compositions.


Event Sponsors:
Little Village


This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.


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