Awakening: evoking the Arab Spring through music

arts at MIT, music

This 30-minute New England Emmy Award winning documentary features the March 2012 premiere of “Awakening: Evoking the Arab Spring through Music,” by composer Jamshied Sharifi ‘83. Commissioned by MIT Music and Theater Arts, with funding from the MIT Visiting Artists program, the work was first performed by the MIT Wind Ensemble conducted by Frederick Harris, Jr., music director.