Thurs June 5 2014 / 7 pm
The Art of the Duo
Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne NY premiere
365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $15; $10 for Graduate Center Members and Students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
This concert was originally scheduled for March 11th.
Produced and curated by Live Sounds.
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.
This event is co-sponsored by The Graduate Center's Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC).
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