Brooklyn Rider & Kinan Azmeh
May 6, 2019
The most versatile of string quartets joins with with Kinan Azmeh, the “spellbinding” Syrian clarinetist from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble (New Yorker), for the debut of an exciting new project. New works by the quartet’s violinist, Colin Jacobsen, and Azmeh share the program a variety of traditional and folk-inspired music. Hear why "the dazzling fingers-in-every-pie versatility that Brooklyn Rider exhibits is one of the wonders of contemporary music.” (L A Times)
Beethoven - String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, op. 132
Caroline Shaw - Schisma (New York Premiere) Kinan Azmeh - The Fence, the Rooftop, and the Distant Sea (New York premiere)
Colin Jacobsen - Starlighter, for string quartet and clarinet (New York premiere) Trad. Persian, arr. Colin Jacobsen and Siamak Aghaei - Ascending Bird
Watch & Listen
Brooklyn Rider performs Klezmer music in collaboration with dancer Lil Buck
NBC News features Kinan Azmeh
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