Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: SinBach

Special Event

Festival of Arabic Music and Arts: SinBach

Date: Friday, November 3, 2023, 7:30 pm
Row B to D: $67.80 Regular
Row E to L: $50.85 Regular
Balcony: $33.90 Regular
Tickets include same-day Museum admission.

Runtime: 120 (includes 15-minute intermission)

Embark on a genre-bending musical adventure as Sinbad takes Bach on a thrilling journey through the modern Arab world. In this ground-breaking composition, the acclaimed Arab-Canadian composer, Suad Bushnaq, merges the worlds of Arabic and Baroque music like never before. Witness the convergence of two incredible musical traditions as they're brought to life by the extraordinary talents of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and Choir. Prepare to be transported to a realm where classical meets contemporary in a harmonious symphony of cultural fusion.


About the Canadian Arabic Orchestra


The Canadian Arabic Orchestra is a professional not-for-profit organization founded in 2014 by Wafa Al Zaghal and Lamees Audeh. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, the Orchestra is dedicated to connecting audiences with classical Arabic music while celebrating the diversity of Canada’s cultural landscape and highlighting the relationship between Arabic and Western classical music traditions through concerts, lectures, and collaborations with other Canadian musical and cultural organizations.


The Canadian Arabic Orchestra founded the Canadian Arabic Choir in September 2015 as an organization dedicated to familiarizing children with classical Arabic musical instruments. Seeking to serve as one of the main resources of Arabic music in North America, the Choir aims to provide audiences with new insights into the traditions and history of classical Arabic music.



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This event is presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum


The Festival of Arabic Music and Arts 2023


A two-week annual celebration of Arabic music and arts in Canada, presenting music concerts, theatre, film and arts exhibitions. Over the last week of October and the first week of November, FAMA presents an array of Canadian and International artists with a wide variety of genres and disciplines.


The Festival of Arabic Music and Arts 2023 is sponsored by

Royal Jordanian Airlines
Long & McQuade
The Canadian Arabic Conservatory of Music
Storm Design Studio


This event is generously funded by

Government of Canada 
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council 
Ontario Cultural Attraction Fund (OCAF) 
City of Mississauga 
Toronto Arts Council


The Museum’s Performing Arts programming is generously supported by the Nanji Family Foundation.


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