A new series of informal early-evening events in the Library at The Red House, Aldeburgh, curated and presented by soprano Juliet Fraser in association with eavesdropping, her festival of experimental music.

Join an intimate musical sharing by the masterful Rihab Azar playing the oud, a lute-like instrument of Arabic origin, inspired by reflections on belonging, rebellion, and freedom.

​Rihab was born in the Syrian city of Homs to a musical family. Her father, the luthier Samir Azar, made her first oud and started teaching her when she was seven years old. She continued her musical education at the Conservatoire of Damascus.

Photograph Pearl Cook