Nathan Kolosko and Eric LaPerna bring their music of the Middle East program to the Oasis of Music for the season finale from 12:30-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston.  Submitted photo

Nathan Kolosko and Eric LaPerna bring their music of the Middle East program to the Oasis of Music for the season finale from 12:30-1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston.

LaPerna and Kolosko have come together to form a duo performing music which spans from the mystic world of the Sufis to the classical music of ancient Persia. Both LaPerna (lavta, cura saz, riqq and darbuka) and Kolosko (playing the oud and the kemenche) are multi-instrumentalists, allowing the duo to explore an extensive array of timbres and traditions. Whether it is Egyptian dance music or Armenian folk songs, the duo always strives for an authentic and sensitive approach to the repertoire they perform.

For more information about the performers, visit their websites at nathankolosko.com and ericlaperna.org.

The Oasis of Music is held in the downstairs chapel. Admission is free, with donations accepted. The programs will be on hiatus until Sept. 7. COVID restrictions of mask-wearing, social distancing are observed, with a maximum number of attendees set at 35.

For more information, call 207-344-3106.


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