AUB Honors Simon Shaheen

Congratulations to our Executive and Artistic Director Simon Shaheen! On June 3, 2017 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the American University in Beirut. Here is a video of him receiving his award, as well as his remarks and Read More …

Video About the Retreat

Film-maker Alejandro Cisneros made this film about the Retreat in 2015. It was produced in conjunction with fundraising for our scholarship fund. It gives a great view of what the program is like at the Retreat as well as the Read More …

Retreat Gala Coverage

Journalist Jim Bessman of New York attended the Retreat Gala on November 12th and wrote this article about the event:  Simon Shaheen celebrates 20th anniv of Arabic Music Retreat at Harvard Club.  

Thank you!

The Arabic Music Retreat’s first fundraiser was a big success!  Thank you to all who contributed financially and to those who worked to bring about this special event, two years in the making. We appreciate all the Retreaters who performed Read More …