Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium Downtown
Wed Feb 6, 7:30 pm All Ages
Recommended by Leilani Polk
In the hands of Kinan Azmeh, the clarinet—already a captivating and mysterious instrument with a subdued yet rich and distinctive timbre—becomes even more hypnotic and compelling. The soloist and composer generally works within a classical, jazz, and Arabic musical framework, crossing and melding qualities, and incorporating new elements and influences (like Indian rhythmic structures) as he goes. This date marks his world premiere of a new clarinet concerto with Seattle Symphony; he’ll also be performing a program with Yo-Yo Ma’s group, Silk Road Ensemble, of which he is a member.