MENASAfied

 

Directed by SHARONE SAYEGH

Arranged & Music Directed by MONA SEYED-BOLORFOROSH

Featuring GEORGE ABUD, SHERZ ALETAHA, SHOBA NARAYAN, JONATHAN RAVIV, SHARONE SAYEGH, VISHAL VAIDYA, KUHOO VERMA

Music Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by JACKLYN RIHA

Videography & Video Editing by BRIAN VINIK

 

THE BAND

Bansuri SRISHTI BIYANI   
Clarinet TANO BROCK 
Violin BENGISU GÖKÇE   
Riq, Darbuka, Frame Drum, Djembe & Doumbek GILBERT MANSOUR
Bass & Kanun JOHN MURCHISON
Piano MONA SEYED-BOLORFOROSH   
Tabla, Dolak, Durbuka, Talking Drum & Udu MT ADITYA SRINIVASAN  
Guitar & Oud HARVEY VALDES

 

Curated by Vision Resident RONA SIDDIQUI

 

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Originally Premiered: February 23, 2021 

Run Time: 40 minutes

 

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

SHARONE SAYEGH (Director) most recently played Bonnie on the 1st National Tour of Come From Away. Before that, she originated the role of Anna in The Band’s Visit on Broadway (OBC). Other Broadway: Mamma Mia!. Off Broadway: Mrs. Trumbauer in Road Show (City Center Encores), Anna in The Band’s Visit (Atlantic Theater Co, World Premiere), Sharone in The Wildness (Ars Nova, World Premiere), and Scheherazade in Scheherazade (Prospect Theater Co). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Muny, Florida Rep, San Jose Rep. TV: Instinct (CBS), Limitless (CBS). Syracuse University Alum, sharonesayegh.com @sharonesayegh

MONA SEYED-BOLORFOROSH (Music Director, Arranger) is a music director, conductor and pianist whose works encompasses numerous genres including musical theatre, symphonic music, and opera. OFF-BROADWAY: Heather Christian’s Oratorio for Living Things. NATIONAL TOUR: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Keys 3), Credits in opera, film, and orchestral music include Heartbeat Opera (Music Assistant) and Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra (Former music director, conductor). She is an alumna of Berklee College of Music, where she studied composition and conducting.

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ABOUT THE VISION RESIDENCY

Designed to create more equitable and power-sharing curatorial practices, Ars Nova’s new Vision Residency invites seven artist-curators to create, develop and present their own work and work by artists they are inspired by or wish to amplify. MENASAfied is curated by Rona Siddiqui. Learn more about Rona and her vision HERE. 

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