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Lecture / Recital: MARIELA SHAKER, violin + lecture

April 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm

‘’Fled Syria And Found Refuge On The Stage.
Mariela Shaker is singular. A virtuoso’’….BuzzFeed

This concert is part of Celebrate the Arts.

Mariela Shaker, lecture + violin
Susan Stubson, piano

As featured on TEDx:


Mariela Shaker, born 1990 in Aleppo, Syria, has performed and spoke at the White House, Brooking Institute, Pentagon Conference, United Nations, Arab American Institute, Georgetown and George Washington universities, Asfari and Saied foundations, Harvard University, Points of Light, International Rescue Committee, and the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Mariela has performed at the Kennedy Center in celebration of World Refugee Day which has been organized by UNHCR. Mariela has been named as a Champion of Change for World Refugee by president Obama and was honored at the White House. She has performed for members of the U.S. Legislature, Queen Rania of Jordan, and for the first Scottish Minister in Scotland at Beyond Borders International Festival.

Mariela has been profiled by the Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Buzz Feed, Woman’s Day and many others. Mariela is trying to use her music to build bridges and promote peace and raise awareness for the plights of the Syrian people. Mariela is the peace ambassador of World Council of Arameans. What is remarkable about Mariela is that as a refugee, not only her music is heard, but her voice for refugees in need! Though her own family has no electricity and many times she is unable to have contact, she perseveres for this noble cause.


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The Whitney Center for the Arts would like to thank the Holiday Inn Sheridan for their generous support of our 2017-18 season.


April 28, 2018
7:00 pm