Not your typical holiday concert, A Middle Eastern Christmas is a musical voyage inspired by Amine J. Hachem's life journey. Hachem grew up in Lebanon and the United States, and came of age in Europe and the Middle East. In addition to Christmas favorites, Hachem surveys his early musical influences, ranging from great operatic tenors to rock icons. The eclectic program features operatic arias and popular hits interpreted through Hachem's unique Franco-Arabic perspective. Accompanied by Brian Holman and supporting musicians, Hachem blends elements of Latin, Jazz, American pop, European classical, Russian folk, and traditional Arabic music.