Welcome to the National Arab Orchestra

The National Arab Orchestra, formerly The Michigan Arab Orchestra, is a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating memorable musical experiences through education and performance with emphasis on the musical traditions of the Arab World

Latest Events

The National Arab Orchestra 2nd Annual Gala Event

The National Arab Orchestra 2nd Annual Gala Event

09/05/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Come for a night of celebration as the NAO closes off it’s 2017-18 Season. Featuring the NAO Takht Ensemble along with vocalists Lubana Al Quntar, Usama Baalbaki, Marian Layousse. Come for an evening of great music and celebration as the NAO’s prepares for its next steps! For tickets contact 313.522.4700 or 586.354.1576. Tickets are $75 […]

On the Shoulders of Giants: Arab Women in Music

On the Shoulders of Giants: Arab Women in Music

10/02/2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The NAO is back in Detroit at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts on February 10.  The concert will feature Syrian vocalist Lubana Al Quntar,  Tunisian vocalist Hela Melki, as well as Marian Layousse, and Razan Ramzi along with many other surprise acts, and announcements.  Join us for an evening celebrating the many […]

A Dialogue of Music

A Dialogue of Music

06/01/2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm – On January 6th, the National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble will be joining the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA) and Music Director, Troy Peters, for an evening “Dialogue of Music.” The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble (NAOTE) was founded in 2010 as the NAO’s premiere traditional ensemble performing some of Arab music’s finest classical repertoire. […]