January 29, 2017
4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm
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.
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
*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.
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.
January 18 Wednesday – Soundtracks: Music & Cultural Identity with Simon Morrison
January 28 Saturday – PSO BRAVO! Masterclass with David Krakauer