David Yazbek, with The Band’s Visit Band
April 10, 2017
Yazbek returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below for a special, one-night-only evening with the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra from his smash-hit show The Band’s Visit. These are the world-class masters of Arabic music who appeared on and offstage in the sold-out Atlantic Theater production this winter. David and the band will be performing songs from the show, classical and popular Middle Eastern pieces and songs from Yazbek’s albums. This is your chance to hear the sounds and see the virtuosi who made The Band’s Visit the season’s impossible-to-get ticket. Ben Brantley of The New York Times described David’s new score as a “transcendent harmonic shimmer that stops the heart.” The performance will also feature The Band’s Visit stars Katrina Lenk (Dina) and Ari’el Satchel (Haled). Join David Yazbek and the cast of The Band’s Visit for a celebratory evening of David’s incredible body of work!
Specific musicians and more cast members to be announced.
David Yazbek makes music that jumps out of its skin. [He is] ferociously smart and intimidatingly hip. [His show] at Feinstein’s/54 Below [is] a raucous evening of unclassifiable musical comedy”
Stephen Holden, The New York Times