Un/Restrained

January 29, 2017
4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm
Richardson Auditorium

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Highly acclaimed klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer and the PSO explore expressions of personal and cultural identity in performances of Wlad Marhulets’ award-winning Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Osvaldo Golijov’s intimate K’vakarat. Also featured are Saad Haddad’s captivating fanfare Manarah and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony Op. 110a, an orchestration of the composer’s intensely personal eighth string quartet.

 

PROGRAM NOTES

ROSSEN MILANOV, conductor
DAVID KRAKAUER, clarinet
SAAD HADDAD and WLAD MARHULETS, guest composers

 

SAAD HADDAD/ Manarah 
WLAD MARHULETS/ Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet* 
OSVALDO GOLIJOV/ K’vakarat  
DAVID KRAKAUER/ Synagogue Wail
trad. arr. KRAKAUER/ Der Heyser Bulgar
SHOSTAKOVICH/ Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a
     arr. Barshai

*Winner of the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music (2016)

PSO BRAVO! Listen Up! art and literature created by Middle School students in response to Prokofiev’s Piano Concert No. 3 will be on view in the Richardson Auditorium lobby.

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About David Krakauer

Krakauer “played with astounding virtuosity and charisma” –Detroit Free Press

David Krakauer is a leading exponent of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music. In 2009, he premiered Paul Moravec’s Concerto, a PSO commission.

 

Prelude Event

January 18 Wednesday – Soundtracks: Music & Cultural Identity with Simon Morrison

January 28 Saturday – PSO BRAVO! Masterclass with David Krakauer