Mark your calendars to see the full orchestra perform at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on March 3, 2024, and our large takht at Princeton University on February 22, 2024!
October 2023 marks the release of the soundtrack of Assassin’s Creed: Mirage featuring the NY Arabic Orchestra, now available for download on Apple Music.
Now available on YouTube, watch the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Nakba at the United Nations General Assembly Hall feat. performance by the our full orchestra.


New York, NY – April 14, 2021 – The New York Arabic Orchestra has announced the appointment of Layth Sidiq as Artistic Director.  Regarded as one of today’s most gifted violinists, Mr. Sidiq succeeds the late Bassam Saba, who co-founded the organization in 2007 and served as artistic director and president.

A New Horizon for Arabic Music

The mission of the New York Arabic Orchestra, Inc. is to preserve and promote Arabic culture through music, to foster understanding among world cultures, and to create a new perspective of music performance and composition in the United States, achieved through performances, education and training programs. 

Our vision is for a rich and diverse performance and public discussion of this musical heritage, together with comprehensive educational programs for the local community and public schools, video and audio recordings, physical home-base, enrichment programs for the wider artistic community and providing educators access to the tools to carry on the rich art of Arabic music to future generations.  



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Make 2024 a Year to Remember.

Thanks to supporters like you, the NYAO has reached thousands of concert goers and millions of listeners in 2023 through concerts and performances at Lincoln Center Geffen Gall, the United Nations General Assembly Hall and Barns at Wolf Trap in Washington DC, and soundtrack recording of ‘Mirage’ from Ubisoft’s Grammy Award-winning franchise, Assassin’s Creed. Help us make 2024 a year that reaches even more audiences, students and listeners by sponsoring a concert/workshop or our first full album recording.

  • Wu Tsai, Lincoln Center, Global fest - January 15, 2023
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