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Hollander Jewish Music and Art Event  (Performing Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, ...))

Omer Avital

A preeminent multi-cultural jazz artist, Omer Avital will be performing "Suite of the East," which was voted one of best recordings of 2012 and the top jazz recording in France. Ticket prices for this event are: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (age 60 or over), and $5 for students. There will be an additional $3 Wharton Facility Fee per ticket and addtional charges based on purchase method. Tickets available at Wharton Center Ticket Office, calling 1-800-WHARTON, or online at

Co-sponsored by MSU Jewish Studies and by the MSU College of Music. Supported by the Stanley and Selma Hollander Fund for Jewish Art and Music.


Omer Avital plays ". . . a deep organic fusion of Middle Eastern and North African music with current cutting-edge jazz . . . incantatory melodies and throbbing rhythmic patterns that are foreign until you feel their universal human celebration . . ." - JazzTimes Magazine

"Over the last few years he has become a leading force in a hybrid that synthesizes American jazz, Israeli, Yemeni, Moroccan, and other Arab styles into something genuinely new and vital for its connection to a shared Middle Eastern past." ~ Ben Waltzer, Tablet Magazine

Location: Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre [map]
Price: Reserved seating tickets
Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program and the College of Music
Contact: Jewish Studies Program
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