The New York Arabic Orchestra

The New York Arabic Orchestra is the home of contemporary and classical Arabic music in America. The orchestra rehearses and performs in the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.  NYAO is an educational institution founded in 2007 by Bassam Saba, a world renowned multi-instrumentalist virtuoso, conductor and teacher of Arabic music in collaboration with April Centrone, the orchestra’s lead percussionist. The orchestra brings together a culturally diverse group of musicians around a common passion: Arabic Music.