The fourth Mesopotamian Night was held on August 21, 2010 at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA.
Perhaps was one of the most successful productions. The classical section opened to audience by Paulos Khofri’s Assyryt No. 2 again set for orchestra by Michel Bosc. Other highlights of the classical section was the cantata Ninos and Shamiram based on a poem by Yosip Bet Yosip and composed by Michel Bosc. Another important part of the program was the premiering of a beautiful symphonic suite by George Somi called the Assyrian Legacy and the string orchestral pieces of William Daniel. The first half concluded with Fred Elieh’s beautiful song “Nineveh”.
The pop section saw the return of Walter Aziz but this in a quite new form by the symphonic orchestration of his songs by Edwin Elieh and the beautiful choreography by Sherene Melania and participation of the Presidio Dance Theater in our program. It was in 2010 that we managed to bring together our Mesopotamia Symphony Orchestra with a professional look under the direction of Maestro John Kendall Bailey.
In 2010 the Mesopotamian Achievement Night Award was presented to Rabi Daniel David Bet Benyamin in honor of his life time contribution to Assyrian literature as “Raab Sayoomeh”