Past Dates

Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Tribute Concert to George Mgrdichian {1935 ~ 2006)
With The Mgrdichian Family, The Alhambra Ensemble, David Amram • Rex Benincasa • Dennis Cinelli • Ara Dinkjian, Noam Dworman • Gerard Edery • Ron Eliran • Erwin FrankeI Margo Gezairlian • Avram Grobard • Rea & Claudia Jacobs, Dennis Koster • Sean Kupiscz • Nick Mandoukos, Chris Marashlian • Roger Mgrdichian, Jr. • Sabah Nissan, Avram Pengas • Seido Salifosky • Peninnah Schram, Midhat Serbagi • Yoel Ben Simhon • Nell Snaidas • Gus Vali — & MANY OTHERS —

TUES • JUNE 27TH • 2006 • 7:30PM ~ AT THE ‘UNDERGROUND’ ~ Under The Fat Black Pussycat 130 W 3RD ST BETWEEN McDOUGAL ST & 6TH AVE Free Admission • Cash Bar • Information 212-473-3361 $25 SUGGESTED DONATION AT THE DOOR TO THE GEORGE MGRDICHIAN MEMORIAL FUND

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of the Israeli Independence Day celebration, outdoor concert!
Elmhurst, MA
UMASS Elmurst, at 6PM, free!

Sunday, April 30, 2006
Yoel with Storahtelling
Workshop/concert for families
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum, from 1-4PM

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
The Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of the Ladino/Sephardic music festival
NY City
Makor, 35 West 67th street, between Columbus and Central Park West

Saturday, April 1, 2006
Sultana Ensemble with YAIR DALAL!
A celebration of music of all the BJ congregation's musicians
NY City
BJ Congregation, West 88th street between Broadway and West End Ave. @ 8PM. Tickets are $10
BJ Congregation

Thursday, March 17-20, 2006
YOel with Storahtelling in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Wilshire Temple at Barrington.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Yoel Gives a Lecture/Concert
Lecture/concert on Andalusia and the Golden Age period.
NY City
Hunter High School, on 94th street and Park Ave. @ 1AM

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
The Sultana Ensemble in NYC
With special guest from France- Matias Berchaesky on flamenco guitar
The Stone is located at the corner of avenue C and 2nd street. Tickets are $10, at 10PM

Sunday, February 12, 2006
Yoel in Chicago, IL
Concert/lecture on Middle Eastern music with focus on Jewish music. From 10AM till 1PM
Chicago, IL
Lakside Congregation, 1221 Lake Cook Rd. Highland Park, Chicago, IL

Saturday, February 11, 2006
Yoel with the Gerard Edery Ensemble
AS part of a concert series. At 8PM
Deal Park, NJ
Ackerman Theater in the Greater Monmouth JCC (100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07733

Thursday, February 9, 2006
Yoel at The Dalton School, NY
Concert/workshop on the music of Andalusia, Spain between 9 to 15 centuries
Dalton school-108 East 89th Street (Between Lexington and Park Avenues) New York, NY 10128

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Yoel with Asefa at CUNY
As part of Sam Thomas's (Asefa band) doctoral presentation. It will include Dudu Buchbut on percussion
CUNY graduate center in middtown Manhattan at 6:30

Saturday, February 4, 2006
The Sultana Ensemble in Milton, MA
Concert, talk back and drum circle. at 8PM
Milton, MA
170 Centre Street, Milton, MA 02186. TEl: 617.898.1798

January 29, 2006
Yoel with Moroccan cantor Marc Hazan
Concert/workshop on ancient Moroccan piyutim (hymns)
NYC - Manhattan Sephardic Congregation

January 21, 2006
Yoel at the Rubin Museum
Solo performance as part of the museum music series

December 28, 2005
Yoel & Sultana Ensemble
1st Annual Sephardic Music Festival
The Sultana Ensemble featured guest dancer - Dalia Carella dancing flameco, North African and Middle Eastern dance. This evening started with a concert at 9PM by Galeet Dardashti and Divahn, followed by Sultana
NYC - Joe's Pub

December 27, 2005
Yoel with the Sarah Aroeste Band
As part of the first annual Sephardic music festival
NYC - Makor, 35 West 67th street at 8PM

December 23-27, 2005
Yoel with Storahtelling in London, England
As part of Limmud England conference.
Yoel performed with Amichai from Storahtelling, as well as gave solo concerts and workshops on Middle Eastern music. Nottigham University

December 17, 2005
Yoel & The Sultana Ensemble at Symphony Space
As part of a music festival celebrating peace, produced by Ayecha organization.
Symphony Space - NYC

December 10, 2005
Yoel with Moroccan cantor Marc Hazan
Concert/workshop on ancient Moroccan piyutim (hymns)
Manhattan Sephardic Congregation
325 East 75th Street

December 4, 2005
Sultana Ensemble in Italy
As part of "Aperitivo in Concerto Festival"
The Sultana Ensemble included 7 musicians and 2 dancers
Milano, Italy
Theatro Manzoni, Milano

November 11, 2005
Yoel with Gerard Edery in Newton, MA
Gerard Edery and Yoel Ben-Simhon will present a Sephardic Shabbat service
Newton, MA
Temple Beth Avodah
For more information call: (617) 527-0045 (617) 527-0045

November 4, 2005
Yoel with the Ivory Consort in Milwakee
As part of Early Music Now, 4 concerts tour in Milwakee. Playing early music from the land of three faiths-Andalusia. Early music from Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. NYC
Early Music Now, Milwakee

November 1, 2005
Yoel with the Ivory Consort
As part of a fund raise for the peace organization
"Seeds of Peace"
All Souls Unitarian Church

October 7 till October 23
Yoel Play's in Off-Broadway Play: Desert Sunrise
written by Misha Shulman, describes a real stituation between a Palestinian and a Israeli soldier.
NYC Theater for the New City
155 First Ave. at 10th street, 212-254-1109

Saturday, September 24, 2005
Sultana Ensemble Concert
Syracuse Area Middle East Dialogue
Syracuse, NY
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University at 7:30PM, Talk back at 9PM

Sunday, September 18, 2005
Sultana Trio at The Rubin Museum
Concert series
NY City
The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17 Street, b/w 6 and 7 Ave. From 12 till 5PM, FREE.

Saturday, September 3, 2005
Sultana Trio at The Rubin Museum
Concert series
NY City
The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17 Street, b/w 6 and 7 Ave. From 12 till 6PM, FREE.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Sultana Ensemble at Battery Park, Lincoln Center F
Part of "La Casita", the Lincoln Center Out Door Festival at Battery Park, at 6PM, Free!
The National Museum of American Indian at One Bowling Green, North East corner of Battery Park. By train: 4/5 to Bowling Green, 1/9 to South Ferry, N/R to Whithall St., M/J/Z to Broad St.

Saturday, August 27, 2005
Sultana Ensemble at Lincoln Center
Part of "La Casita", The Lincoln Center Out Door Festival
Lincoln Center Plaza, at 65th Street and Broadway, at 4PM, Free!

Friday-Monday August 12-15, 2005
Yoel With Storahtelling
Part of the CAGE conference
Seatle, WA

Sunday, June 26, 2005
Sultana Trio
Part of concert series
The Rubin Museum, 150 West 17 Street, b/w 6 & 7 Ave. From 12 till 5PM, Free!

Thursday, June 23, 2005
Sultana Ensemble
Part of concert series
The Jewish Museum on 92nd Street at 5 Ave. From 5 till 9 PM, Free!

Thursday, June 9, 2005
Sultana Ensemble Concert in Savannah, GA
Part of the Jerusalem day festival
Savannah, GA
Savannah JCC at 8PM

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
Yoel and The Pittsburgh Orchestra
Yoel will be featured oud soloist, performing Yuval Ron's "Canciones Sefardi"
Pittsburgh, PA
Katz Theater at Pittsburgh JCC, Pittsburgh, PA, at 8PM

Thursday, June 2, 2005
Yoel and The Sarah Aroeste Band
Part of Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival
Pittsburgh, PA
Club Cafe, 56-58 12th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, at 7PM

Sunday, May 22, 2005
Sultana Ensemble
Concert series
The Rubin Museum

Sunday, May 15, 2005
Yoel & Sultana Trio in Fairfield, CT
Fundraise concert from 4-6PM
Fairfield, CT
Fairfield University

Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Yoel & Sultana Trio in NYC
This concert is part of Odecha production of Freedom & Justice, at 7PM
The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at West 76th St.

Underground Concert Series
Monday, April 4, 2005
Yoel & Sultana Trio
Yoel & Sultana Trio will participate in an International Music Festival, from 12PM till 1:15PM. Then Yoel will give a lecture with demonstrations, about Arabic music, from 1:30PM till 3PM.
Philadelphia, PA
The Community College of Philadelphia, 1700 Spring Garden St. Room S1-19, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, March 26, 2005
Yoel and Sarah Aroeste Band
Underground concert series. $14 in advance; $16 at the door (student/senior discount available) Tickets/info: call 973 762-0119
Maplewood, NJ
Maplewood Library Memorial Hall 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ

Friday, March 11-13, 2005
Yoel and Storahtelling
Cleveland, OH
Cleveland, OH. TBA

Monday, March 7-10, 2005
Yoel with Sarah Aroeste Band in Sevilla, Spain
World music festival of women singers
Sevilla, Spain
Three Cultures Organization, Sevilla, Spain
Sarah Aroeste

Sunday, March 6, 2005
Yoel Performs with The Sarah Aroeste Band
NY City
Joe's Pub at 2PM, on the corner of Laffayette and Saint Marks, NY City
Sarah Aroeste

Sunday, February, 27, 2005
Yoel Performs with The Ivory Consort
The Ivory Consort will perform at the Center for Jewish History as part of a benefit for The American Society for Jewish Music
The Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St.b/w 5 and 6 Ave. NY at 3PM. For more information and tickets please call (212) 294-8328
Sepharad Management

Thursday, February 24, 2005
Yoel and The Sultana Ensemble
Club Le Souk, 47 Ave B b/w 3 and 4 street, NYC, at 9PM

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Yoel and Sarah Aroeste
An evening of Sephardic dance and music with the dancer Judith Brin Ingber
New Brunswick, NJ
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. At Nicholas hall at 8PM
Sarah Aroeste

Friday January 28-29, 2005
Yoel Performs with Storahtelling in Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA

Thursday, January 27, 2005
Yoel and The Sarah Aroeste Band
Club Satalla, 37 West 26, b/w 6 and 7 Ave. NYC at 7:30PM
Sarah Aroeste

Tueday, January 25, 2005
Yoel and The Sultana Ensemble
Teaneck, NJ
Jewish Center of Teaneck, 70 Sterling Place, Teaneck, NJ at 8PM

Friday, January 14 till Sunday the 16, 2005
Yoel Performs and Lecturs at Limmud Conference
Yoel will perform with Sultana trio, Sarah Aroeste Band, Frank London and Storahtelling. Limmud is a three day conference on Jewish culture
New Paltz, NY
Hudson Valley Resort at New Paltz, NY

Thursday, January 13, 2005
Yoel Performs with The Ivory Consort
Calvin College at 12PM
Calvin College, MI
Sepharad Management

Friday, December 10, 2004
Yoel Performs at Bamat Etgar in Israel
Yoel will performs with local musicians: Yair Dalal, Yehuda Kamari, Khemi Porbuchrai, Morad Khouri and Shmuel Rozban.
Jaffa, Israel
Bamat Etgar, 3048 Street, at 9PM in Jaffa, Israel

Sunday, November 21, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
Special Family concert with guest artist, Carlos Revollar-flamenco guitarist, Gisele Revollar-flamenco dancer and Dorit Konig-Middle Eastern dancer
NY City
The Jewish Museum, 92nd Street and 5th Ave. at 2PM

Saturday, November 13, 2004
Concert with Sarah Aroeste Band
Grinnell, Iowa
Grinnell College, Sebring Lewis Hall 8 PM

Friday, November 12, 2004
Sultana Trio Concert
White Plains, NY
Kol Ami congregation-coffe house, 252 Soundview Ave. White Plains, NY, at 9PM

Saturday, November 6, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert and Workshop
Yoel will give a workshop on Moroccan music and his own compositions with the Cornell Middle Eastern Music Ensemble, led by Nikolai Ruskin. Then the Sultana Ensemble will give a concert with Cornell Middle Eastern Music Ensemble as special guest
Ithaca, NY
Yoel's workshop at Cornell University at 11AM. Sultana Ensemble concert at Ithaca College, Muller Chapel, at 7:30PM

Tuesday, October 5, 2004
A Tribute Concert for Naomi Shemer
With Zamira Chen, Danny Mesing, Lilach Koch, and Yoav Polachek band
New York City
Makor, 35 West 67th Street, b/w Columbus & CPW, at 8PM

Saturday, October 2, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
A cellebration of water-Simchat Beit Hashoeva
New York City
New Shul, 272 West 10th Street, b/w Greenwich & Washington Street, at 7PM, FREE! Tel: 212-284-6773

Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Concert at the Storahtelling's High & Holy
Yoel will perform at the Storahtelling production of High & Holy, together with Rebbetzin Hadassah Gross, The Sway Machinery, Frank London, Michael Feldman, and the Hebrew Mamita (Vanessa Hidary)
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, in lower Manhattan. $15 , the show starts at 7PM

Saturday, September 18, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
At 9PM, Tickets are $15
Sugar Bar, 254 West 72nd Street (between Broadway and West End Ave.

Friday, September 10
Concert with Sarah Aroeste Band
Friday Night Live at Sinai Temple
Los Angeles, CA
Sinai Temple-10400 Wilshire Blvd (corner of Beverly Glen.) 7:30 PM, TEL: 310.481.3244

Tuesday, August 31
Concert with Anda-El and the Chicago classical Ara
Two major Middle Eastern music ensembles, the Chicago Classical Oriental Ensemble, led by Hicham Chami, and the Anda-El, East-West Orchestra will merge for a U.S. tour, under the artistic direction of Dr. Avi Eilam-Amzallag. Feature singers-Munshid Abdelfattah Bennis and Cantor Lior El Malich
New York City
Symphony Space, corner of 95th Street and Broadway
Xauen Music Inc. Chicago

Saturday, August 28-Sunday, August 29
Genesis Concerts
Concert with Trio Mizan, Sarah Aroeste Band, and the Israel-Chicago Andalusian Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Avi Eilam Amzalag
Chicago, IL
Genesis at the Crossroads “From the Middle-East to the Midwest” Outdoor Music Festival Block 37, Downtown Chicago (corner of State & Randolph) TEL: 312-927-2746
Genesis at The Crossroads

Saturday, August 14-Saturday, August 21
Arabic Music Retreat
7 days intensive workshop with Simon Shaheen, Dr. Ali Jihad Racy, Bassam Saba and many other best teachers in the field of Arabic music.
Mount Holyok, MA
Mount Holyok College, MA

Tuesday, August 3
Concert with Sarah Aroeste Band
New York City
Makor, 35 West 67th Street, between Columbus and CPW

Friday, July 30
Sultana Ensemble concert
THREE CITIES AGAINST THE WALL- Benefit Concert (a coalition of artists in Tel-Aviv Israel, Ramallah Palestine and New York City, working for a just peace) with CAT POWER, Seth Tobocman with Steve Wishnia and Eric Blitz and a short film by Danielle Sarah Frank
New York City
Friday July 30th St. Marks Church, 131 East 10th Street at 8pm, tickets are $10-$20 sliding scale
Seth Tobocman

Thursday, July 29
Concert with The NY Andalusian Orchestra
Andalusian music of the Jews in the Arab land of the Magreb, features Moroccan cantor- Marc Hazan
Washington, DC
Smithsonian Museum, Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC

Wednesday, July 28
Live Inerview on WBAI Radio
Live interview with live musicians from Sultana Ensemble on WBAI, Bill Weinberg Show
New York City
WBAI 99.5FM radio at 12AM till 1:30AM

Tuesday, July 6
Sultana Ensemble
Double bill concert of Sultana Ensemble and Smadar band
Makor, 35 West 67th Street, b/w Columbus & Central Park West

Thursday, July 1
Sultana Ensemble & George Megardician
Sultana Ensemble will be joined by the oud virtuoso George Megardician, to perform at Celebrate Brooklyn Festival in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Celebrate Brooklyn band shell-Prospect Park West at 9 th Street, Brooklyn
Celebrate Brooklyn Festival

Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Live interview on WNYC-Sound Check
Live Interview on WNYC- Sound Check program with John Schafer, promoting Celebrate Brooklyn concert on July 1
WNYC radio 93.9FM, Sound Check from 2:30PM till 3PM

Thursday, June 24, 2004
Performing with Sarah Aroeste Band
Detroit, MI

Thursday, June 17, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of the museum's SummerNights series
New York City
The Jewish Museum

Thursday, June 10, 2004
Sultana Trio with Yosi Piamenta Band
Teaneck, New Jersey
Mexicali Blues

Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Performing with Sarah Aroeste band
New York City
Center for Jewish History, NYC
Sarah Aroeste band

Monday, May 17 till Sunday, May 23, 2004
Performing with Storahtelling
Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, May 16
Concert with Yale Storm & Hot Patstromi
New York City

Thursday, May 13, 2004
Sultana Ensemble CD Release Party
And special guest artists: Smadar Levi - backup vocals, George Mordecai - Iraqi cantor; Carlos Revollar -flamenco guitar; Gisele Revollar - flamenco dancer, Shai Bachar - piano; Ramzi Edlibi - percussion and dabka dancer; Leanne Darling - viola; Dorit Konig - Middle Eastern dancer
New York City

Sunday, May 9
Sultana Ensemble Concert
Fundraising for The Arab Studies Journal
New York City

Sunday, May 8, 2004
Live interview on WFMU Radio
Live interview on Rob Weisberg show, promoting the Sultana Ensemble CD release on May 13
Jersey City, NJ
WFMU 91.1FM from 8 till 10PM

Friday, May 7, 2004
Live interview on WBAI radio
Live interview on Ibrahim Gonzales show, promoting The Sultana Ensemble CD release on May 13
WBAI 99.5FM from 2 til 5AM

Thursday, April 29, 2004
Performing with Sarah Aroeste band
In partnership with The Shefa Fund
Philadelphia, PA
Tin Angel Club

Monday, April 26, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of the 5th annual, week long Jewish music festival
Jewish Community Center
Washington, DC

Thursday, April 15, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of the Mimouna celebrations
New York City
Bronfman Center

Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of the Mimouna celebrations
Springfield, NY
Heritage Academy

Sunday, April 11, 2004
Performing with Sarah Aroeste band
Chicago, IL
The HotHouse, Chicago, at 7PM

Thursday, April 8, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
New York City
Princeton University

Friday, April 2, 2004
Sultana Ensemble Concert
As part of Global Rhythm Magazine's VIP CD release event
New York City

March 12–14, 2004
Sultana Trio

February 27, 2004
White Plains
Congregation Kol Ami
The Sultana Ensemble

February 19, 2004
Satalla, The Temple of World Music
37 W.26th Street, NY
The Sultana Ensemble

January 27, 2004
Satalla, The Temple of World Music
37 W.26th Street, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

December 6, 2003
The Haute House, Chicago
with Sarah Aroeste

November 29–December 3, 2003
CD Recording
The Sultana Ensemble

November 13, 2003
JCC Upper West Side, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

September 28, 2003
Arab–Jewish Peace Concert
with Storahtelling

September 14, 2003
The Spertus Museum, Chicago
with Sarah Aroeste

September 6, 2003
Tagine Restaurant, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

August 9–16, 2003
Arabic Music Retreat
Directed by Simon Shaheen
South Hadley, MA

April 27, 2003
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, NY
The Sultana Ensemble

March 30, 2003
Genesis Project, Chicago
Trio Mizan

Feb, 2003
Makor Grammy festival, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

Jan, 2003
Interfaith Project, NY

Dec, 2002
Elbow Room, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

Oct, 2002
Bitter End, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

Sep, 2002
Knitting Factory, NY
with Sarah Aroeste

Aug, 2002
Makor, NY
The Sultana Ensemble

May, 2002
Northampton, CT
The Sultana Ensemble

April, 2001
Hartford, CT
The Sultana Ensemble

February, 2001
The Jewish Museum
The Sultana Ensemble

Sep, 2000
Princeton University
The Sultana Ensemble

Aug, 2000
Greensborough, N.C.
The Sultana Ensemble

May, 2000
Boltimor JCC
The Sultana Ensemble

The UN General Assembly Hall
The Sultana Ensemble

May, 1999
The Sultana Ensemble

December, 1998
The New Israel Fund
The Sultana Ensemble

October, 1998
Hunter college
The Sultana Ensemble


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