Seyir Duo: Music of the Middle East

Friday, February 25 at 7:00 PM


Nathan Kolosko and Eric LaPerna have come together to form a duo performing music that spans from the mystic world of the Sufis to the classical music of ancient Persia.

Both Eric and Nathan are multi-instrumentalists, allowing the duo to explore an extensive array of timbres and traditions. Whether it is Egyptian dance music or Armenian folk songs, the duo always strives for an authentic and sensitive approach to the repertoire they perform.


NATHAN KOLOSKO received his M.A. in classical guitar performance at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. Nathan has studied with numerous luminaries from the world of guitar including Ricardo Iznaola, the Castellani-Andriaccio Duo, and Oscar Ghiglia. Nathan has recorded four studio albums which have received high praise from critics. Nathan performs on Oud, Kemence, Persian Tar and Kamancheh/Tarhu. He is currently on the faculty at SMCC and The Portland Conservatory of Music. He is a dedicated teacher, Maine’s first certified Suzuki guitar instructor, and the founder of the guitar program at the New England Suzuki Institute.

ERIC LAPERNA has been performing for over 30 years, specializing in Middle Eastern hand drums and stringed instruments. He has performed with many of Maine’s most celebrated artists and ensembles, including the DaPonte String Quartet and the late Udi Alan Shavarsh Bardezbanian, as well as world-renowned musicians, Ross Daly and Mal Barsamian. Eric is a Bates College faculty member and the director of the Bowdoin College Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, the Maine Middle Eastern Orchestra, and the Portland Conservatory of Music Middle Eastern Ensemble, and is a founding member of Okbari and Maine Middle Eastern Ensemble.

Doors open at 7:00 PM; Show begins at 7:30 PM. 90-minutes with intermission

Tickets are available for $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $22 for preferred balcony seats. General admission is standing, with limited seating available. 

No one will be turned away for lack of funds; contact MSA at 207-879-4629 or for information on our sliding scale admission policy.

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