CAC Chamber Music Ensemble

Upcoming Concert

The CAC Chamber Music Ensemble "Sitt El-Habayeb" Concert
Celebrating Arab Mother's Day

March 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Address: Christ Church
0 Garden St, Cambridge, MA 02138

$20/ person- $15/ students- $10/ child 3-12 y/o
Ticket Sale will start soon

CAC Chamber Music Ensemble

Under Direction of Musician Layth Sidiq
The CAC Arabic Chamber Music Ensemble
was established 6 years ago under the leadership and direction of CAC artist in residence Mr. Bassam Saba. After Bassam's departure to Lebanon in the Fall of 2018, the group's directorship has been taken over by Layth Sidiq. The ensemble brings together community members and working professionals who are passionate about learning and performing music from all around the Arab world. The group meets twice a month at the CAC headquarters to prepare the music and build a repertoire that is representative of the traditional and contemporary elements of Arabic music.
The ensemble is open to, and welcomes new members from the community.
If you are interested in joining the ensemble please email us at:

Layth Sidiq is an international award-winning violinist, com-poser and educator. Born in Iraq and raised in Jordan, Lay-th’s music is described as a ‘glimpse of the past through a futuristic lens’ and his album ‘Son of Tigris’ is a clear example of the unity between Arabic music and Jazz, which led to it earning a performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2016. Layth has toured the world with various acclaimed ensembles and has performed in prestigious venues with award-winning artists like Simon Shaheen, Javier Limon, Danilo Perez, Jack Dejohnette, Tigran Hamasyan, Shreya Ghoshal and Gary Burton to name a few. He is a member of Simon Shaheen’s Qantara Ensemble, Javier Limón’s OQ band and Danilo Pe-rez's Global Messengers sextet. Layth is now based in Bos-ton where he currently directs the Arab Music Ensemble at Tufts University as well as the Center for Arabic Culture's Or-chestra Program and is a faculty member at Simon Sha-heen's annual Arabic Music Retreat.