Music and Conversation

THE NEY: CANE FLUTES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.

Musical Instruments Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Free with Museum Admission | Limited Seating

Performer and scholar Fred Stubbs discusses the history, repertoire, and playing technique of the ney, a cane flute of classical Arabian and Turkish music that is blown obliquely across its open end. Joined by Shanteri Kamashi Baliga on ney, voice, and bendir (hand drum) Stubbs demonstrates instruments from his own collection, and a 19th-century ney belonging to the Musem of Fine Arts, Boston will be on hand for comparison.

Special thanks to Darcy Kuronen, Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

FREDERICK STUBBS

Frederick Stubbs (ney, voice, bendir) is a founding member of the Eurasia Ensemble, Euphony Groove and Orkestra Marhaba and has appeared with his teachers in Turkish music and with Experimental, Flamenco and Jazz musicians. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a teacher of music and craft in Lexington, Massachusetts.


SHANTERI BALIGA

Shanteri Baliga (ney, voice, bendir) has been studying and performing Turkish classical and folk music since 1995 and is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She currently works at Boston College and is also pursuing a graduate degree in International Higher Education.