This 30-minute 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.

The video, by MIT Video Productions, first broadcast on the Boston PBS affiliate WGBH 2 on Friday, May 31, 2013, was made possible in part by Jane and A. Neil Pappalardo ’64.


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