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MEDIA ADVISORY: 7th Annual Middle Eastern Art Showcase Kicks Off With Red Carpet Reception and Celebrity Attendees En Masse

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/21/14 --


Who:
Guests who will be in attendance include the esteemed United States Representative Anna Eshoo, KCBS Food and Wine Celebrity Narsai David and Oakland Mayoral candidate Joe Tuman and other respected well known leaders from throughout the community. Festivities begin with The Red Carpet on Saturday evening, June 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the entrance to The Theater.

Media are invited to attend the event for photography and media coverage as well as witness the performance. Spots are limited; to attend, please contact Ramin Ekhtiar for media attendance details.

What:
The Seventh Annual Mesopotamian Night (www.mesopotamiannight.org) Gala on Saturday, June 21 at the California Theatre in San Jose, California. Upon arrival on the red carpet, guests begin the evening sipping champagne and fine wines put together by famed chef and food expert Narsai David. Guests can enjoy the pre-show activities and view the art displays in the covered patio. Shortly afterwards attendees will descend into the historic theater's main stage en route to a fantastic Journey into a fairy tale story and melodic original music of The Little Lantern. The evening is rounded out with choral and contemporary music all from Assyrian artists.

Program:
Act One

  • A ballet theatre presentation of The Little Lantern by Ghassan Kanafani. Exquisite choreography from the San Francisco Commissioner of Arts herself, Sherene Melania. The original score and orchestra by Assyrian composer George Somi.

Act Two

  • Mesopotamia Choir and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro John Kendall Bailey will perform music from acclaimed Assyrian composer Alexander Shoora Michaelian
  • Capping off the evening is the music of Assyrian singer Ogin Betsamo.

The theater will be packed with truly impressive works of art from the likes of Mr. Fred Parhad, whose larger than life 15 ft statue of King Ashurbanipal adorns San Francisco's Civic Center plaza.

A silent and live auction that benefits the victims of the war in Iraq rounds out the evening.

Where:
California Theatre
345 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113

When:
Saturday, June 21, 2014
4:30 PM Media Check-in at front entrance
5:00 PM VIP Reception
7:00 PM Little Lantern Ballet kicks of the 7th Annual Mesopotamian Night Gala

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. Mesopotamian Night has been providing new and visually stunning venues for these artists to showcase their talents. At the same time, the project has made significant contributions 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.

The Project has raised significant funds that have served in furthering humanitarian aid as well much needed construction and infrastructure projects throughout the Middle East from transportation services to building schools so that young minds are engaged early and systematically.

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Media Contacts:
Tony Khoshaba
Executive Producer
(408) 644-1591
Email Contact

Ramin Ekhtiar
BluePoint Communications
(408) 400-3600
Email Contact

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