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An Enchanted Evening of Music and Art From the Ancient Middle East

The Seventh Annual Mesopotamian Night Gala Bridges East and West on Saturday, June 21 at San Jose's California Theatre

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/14 -- The Assyrian Aid Society of America presents The Seventh Annual Mesopotamian Night (www.mesopotamiannight.org) Gala on Saturday, June 21 at the California Theatre in San Jose, California. The exciting evening begins with a Red Carpet and reception featuring fine wine and hors d'oeuvres at 5pm followed by featured Assyrian-themed performances starting promptly at 7pm. Engaging show goers, a silent auction throughout the night capped off by an exciting live auction at the end of the evening that showcases an impressive bounty of art from around the country and abroad. Now in its seventh year, the tradition of the Mesopotamian Night Gala has become a primary medium for advancing and promoting Assyrian arts and culture including music, sculpture, painting and dance by exposing audiences to the rich ethnic arts and cultural traditions of contemporary Assyrian people.

"We are thrilled to be hosting our seventh Annual Mesopotamian Night Gala this year. We have progressively raised the bar every year -- in essence outdoing our previous performances -- with more talent and more variety," said the event's Executive Producer, Tony Khoshaba. "With six successful years behind us, this year we intend to bring much more to the table with our biggest choral production ever backed by a full ensemble orchestra."

This year's performance program features two acts.

Act One is a ballet theatre presentation of The Little Lantern based on the popular children's book written by Ghassan Kanafani. The captivating libretto and exquisite choreography is created by Assyrian ballerina Sherene Melania, a member of the San Francisco Arts Commission, and also the Artistic Director of the internationally-acclaimed Presidio Dance Theatre. The ballet features a truly enchanting musical composition and arrangement by Assyrian composer George Somi.

Act Two features music from the repertoire of Assyrian composer Alexander Shoora Michaelian performed by the Mesopotamia choir and full symphony orchestra conducted by the Bay Areas acclaimed Maestro John Kendall Bailey. Act Two concludes with all new original arrangements of the music of Assyrian singer Ogin Betsamo.

Tickets for this year's event can be purchased directly at the theatre box office or Mesopotamian Night or online at: http://www.mesopotamian-night.org/p/tickets.html. Tickets may also be purchased directly, without a service fee, by contacting Sabrina Abraham at (408) 921-2401 or sabrinaabraham@mac.com.

About Mesopotamian Night
The Mesopotamian Night Project was founded in 2007 by the Central Valley Chapter of the Assyrian Aid Society of America, under the guidance of Chapter President Tony Khoshaba and Director Fred Isaac, to generate an awareness and appreciation of Assyrian visual and performing arts. Promoting Assyrian artists and musicians, Mesopotamian Night has been providing a new and visually stunning venue for these artists to showcase their talents while at the same time making a significant contribution to the production, documentation and revival of lost Assyrian art and music in various forms from classical, to opera, to folklore and even pop music. In addition, The Mesopotamian Night Project has raised significant funds that have served in helping humanitarian and cultural projects of the Assyrian Aid Society of America.

Hosted in Modesto, California for the first four years, the successful venture soon outgrew its humble home and sought larger more diverse markets and settings. Hosting the first of its kind, a full production of an Assyrian theatrical play, the fifth Mesopotamian Nights opened in Mountain View, California in 2012 to a sold-out performance. Fueled by the passionate contributions of artists, this success story has only been made possible by the hard work of members and artists, and the generous support of sponsors.

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Tony Khoshaba
Executive Producer
(408) 644-1591
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Ramin Ekhtiar
BluePoint Communications
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