Cornell University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble
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The Cornell University Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (CUMEME) is a Cornell University Student organization. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and Ithaca community members.

CUMEME performs traditional Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Greek and other music from the Middle East (aka Near East). Ensemble rehearsals consist of learning and analyzing instruments and repertoire from the folk, popular and classical genres, and several performances are given throughout the semester.

Cornell Belly Dance Troupe "Teszia" with live Middle Eastern Music from CUMEME
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CUMEME Calendar of Events
The Ensemble was privileged to take part in a Middle Eastern music workshop at Cornell and perform with Imad al Taha and Journey West in March!
Recent press coverage of CUMEME
2017-02-09 Ithaca Times article about the background and positive purpose of CUMEME
2016-09-18 CUMEME was featured in the Ithaca Journal's coverage of PorchFest 2016!
2016-04-28 Cornell Daily Sun article about how the Ensemble transcends historical cultural boundaries and builds bridges between different cultural groups
2017 Ensemble Performance Dates
Sunday, March 19, 7:30-9:00 pm Persian Graduate Student Association Nowruz Dinner Cornell Physical Sciences Atrium
Monday, March 20, 7:00-8:30 pm Armenian Dinner Benefit Sahara Mediterranean Restaurant
Friday, April 7, 7:00-8:30 pm Montour Falls Library First Friday Concert Montour Falls Library
Monday, April 17, 5:30-6:30 pm Cornell professor's retirement party
Wednesday, April 19, 8:00-10:00 pm Spring Concert: The Shepherd and the Shepherdess Barnes Hall, Cornell University
Wednesday, May 24, 4:30 - 6:00 pm Trumansburg Farmers' Market
Sunday, May 28, 12:00-1:00 pm Cornell Near Eastern Studies Department commencement Cornell Arts Quad

A Selection of Past Ensemble Programs

2018 Journey West Concert Program
2017 Fall Concert program cover
2017 Fall Concert program notes
2017 Spring Concert program cover
2017 Spring Concert program notes
2016 Fall Concert program cover
2016 Spring Concert program cover
2016 Spring Concert program notes
2015 Fall Concert program cover
2015 Fall Concert program notes
2015 Spring Concert program cover
2015 Spring Concert program notes
2010 Spring Performance Program
2009 Istanbul Program
2008 Izmir Program
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