Wednesday 7 June from 10:30am to 11:10am
Starting from: $25.00
Grab your magic carpet and join the Zaki Duo for a morning of fun, music and adventure, inspired by the tales of Aladdin and 1001 Nights. From the bustling marketplace of Agrabah to the dazzling Cave of Wonders, the Zāki Duo will bring the sights and sounds of this beloved tale to life.
As the story unfolds, you will be transported to the heart the action. Featuring familiar favourite songs like “Arabian Nights” and “A Whole New World” combined with a selection of Kurdish and Persian folk songs, which portray a range of themes including love, fear, mischief, decadence and triumph.
Presented by Mini Musica, morning concerts for 0–6-year-olds and their grown-ups. This concert is sure to capture the hearts and imaginations of children and adults alike.
The Zāki Duo, consisting of Isabel Tzorbatzaki and Ariel Nurhadi, are a Sydney-based ensemble who play an eclectic mix of world, classical and popular genres inspired by their love of music from different places, cultures and travels.
Ariel is one of Australia’s leading classical guitarist. Ariel’s debut album of guitar duets entitled ‘Alchemy’ was released on ABC Classic, reached #2 on the ARIA classical music charts and features regularly on ABC Classics FM. Ariel studied the guitar at the Australian National University, under the guidance of Timothy Kain, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Music with first class honours.
Isabel is a dynamic violinist, attaining her masters degree in violin performance from the Sydney Conservatorium in 2021. Isabel’s thesis and recital centred around Kurdish and Persian folk music and violin/ kemanche music. Her recital included her own transcriptions from the genre as well as some more standard western music that was influenced by the east.
Image: Arabian Nights illustration by Virginia Frances Sterrett