ALC-ALIF Music Club: Malhun Concert with Salim Amri
Saturday, March 16 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina
Paul Bowles: A Musical Portrait
by Irene Herrmann (piano) & Carole Blankenship (voice)
Monday, March 4 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha
Irene Herrmann and Carole Blankenship present a music/spoken word concert of Paul Bowles’ music that includes solo piano, songs, storytelling, and readings from Bowles’ writings.
Irene Herrmann, accompanist at the University of California Santa Cruz, is executor of the Paul Bowles Music Estate. Her musical acquaintance with Bowles began in 1992 with a visit to the composer in Tangier. It quickly grew into a lively friendship of discussing, editing, disseminating, and performing his music. Her CD of Bowles’ music includes chamber music, solo and duo piano works and features several performance premieres. Her recitals often use the lecture/performance format, replete with Bowles anecdotes, personal insights into his music, and readings from his essays and works of fiction. The collaborations include vocalists who perform songs from Bowles’ prolific output in the genre of American art song and highlight his musical friendships with Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, and William Saroyan.
Carole Blankenship, soprano, is Associate Professor of Music and Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair in the Fine Arts at Rhodes College. She is heard regularly in recitals, chamber music concerts, and oratorio performances. In October 2010, she presented a paper for the International Paul Bowles Conference at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and has presented lecture recitals on his works recently in Brisbane, Australia and in the U.S. With Irene Herrmann she co-edited two sets of songs by Paul Bowles for Classical Vocal Reprints.
This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club and Book Club, is free and open to the general public.
Stan Breckenridge in Concert
Monday, February 18 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina
4th International Artists Gathering of Fez
“Arts and Social Responsibility in the Arab World”
17-20 January 2019
Fez Gathering is a dynamic Fez-based network of artists from Morocco and other African countries. It offers an international platform to artists to discuss, explore and combine the potentials of art in a modern world.
On its fourth edition in January 2019, the Fez Gathering will explore the role and challenges of the arts with social responsibility in Morocco and in the Arab world.
You are all welcome.
ART Exhibition “The Dancing Brush”
Recent works by Sal Sidner
Opening: Sunday, June 24, 6:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha
Continues daily 4-6 PM through June 30
Sal Sidner is an artist who paints what she sees en plein air when she travels. In the studio her mixed media paintings and installations reflect her love for music, textiles and collage, and address human culture, feminist issues and ecological concerns. Born in England, she attended Loughborough and West of England Colleges of art, before moving to India, and eventually the USA. Her Master’s studies were at New York University, Ca’ Foscari in Venice Italy, and Academia de Bellas Artes, Florence. She holds Educational Specialist and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida, and currently teaches art. She has been awarded artist’s residencies in Europe, India and the USA, and exhibits at international fairs.
TRIP TO THE SAHARA
Friday, June. 30th 2017
ALIF is sponsoring a trip to the beautiful dunes of Southern Morocco!
We will depart from ALIF at 12:30 pm on Friday and arrive in Erfoud around 8 pm to spend the night in Hotel Xaluca with a buffet dinner, music and swimming.
After a relaxing morning swim and breakfast, we will head for the dunes, arriving at Merzouga’s Tombuktou Hotel one hour later where a buffet lunch will be served.
In late afternoon, we will ride camels on an overnight trek to the oasis to watch the sunset on Saturday night. We’ll leave Merzouga early Sunday morning after breakfast and should be back in Fez by 7:30 p.m
The cost for this excursion, including all transportation, meals and hotel expenses is 1400 dh including camels.
We will have a very short MANDATORY orientation meeting on Wednesday, June 28, at 12:15 in room 30 to discuss the itineraries and what to bring.
Plan to pay at this time!
PLEASE SIGN UP on the board in the garden by
Wednesday JUne 28th at noon