The Art of the Duo: with Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne

JUN 05, 2014 | 7:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1201: Elebash Recital Hall

WHEN:

June 05, 2014: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

CONTACT INFO:

ADMISSION:

$25; $20 for Graduate Center Members and Students

Description

This stunning project from Syrian born clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Sri Lankan-born pianist Dinuk Wijeratne, rising stars in the new classical music movement, offers a mix of improvisations and driving explorations drawing on influences from the Middle East and Subcontinent to Bartók and beyond.

Kinan Azmeh, a lavishly talented, intensely soulful Syrian clarinetist, performed jazz-saturated original compositions. – The New York Times

Dinuk Wijeratne, an exuberantly creative Sri Lankan pianist, transformed his instrument into a drum, a zither and a scampering melodic partner. – The New York Times …absolutely extraordinary… – Songlines, UK