close up of musician's hands playing a traditional lute

Bereket Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Performance


Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni




Bates Recital Hall

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Join the Butler School of Music's Bereket Middle Eastern Ensemble at the Bates Recital Hall for a lively performance featuring music from the Near East, Middle East, North Africa, and former Ottoman territories.

Admission is free and no RSVP necessary. 

The Middle Eastern Ensemble “Bereket” is a group comprised of UT students, faculty, staff and community members. “Bereket” is a word with ties to Turkish, Arabic and Persian languages that translates as “abundance,” “fruitfulness,” and “divine gift.” About half of the Ensemble's members are from the Middle East, and all are interested in learning about the culture, history, religions and languages from these areas.