NAO Orchestra

NAO Orchestra

 

Founded in 2009 by Michael Ibrahim, the NAO Orchestra was originally a takht; a small chamber music group comprised of ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), violin, nay (Arab reed flute), and riqq (Arab tambourine). Since then, the ensemble has grown to become an orchestra under the leadership of its founder and music director, Michael Ibrahim. The NAO Orchestra is comprised of musicians of both Arab and non-Arab backgrounds who are either students or professional musicians in the community.