Kinan Azmeh returns to Benaroya Hall in 2019 as he joins the Seattle Symphony and the Silkroad Ensemble for an unforgettable evening of world music, celebrating the exchange of musical traditions. The “intensely soulful” Azmeh returns with the World Premiere of his clarinet concerto which will be featured alongside members of the world-renowned Silkroad Ensemble, who will perform music inspired by the historical trading route.

The Silkroad Ensemble

Founded by Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 the Silkroad Ensemble is a collective of musicians from various countries along the historical trade route. With the aim to celebrate the great cultural exchange that such a decisive and sometimes problematic route has provided the global community, the Silkroad Ensemble rejoices in their differences but connects through their love of artistic expression.

The programme:

Introduction, Andante, and Allegro (World Premiere) – Chen Yi
Latina 6/8 Suite – Edward Perez
Clarinet Concerto (World Premiere) – Kinan Azmeh
City of Sand – Vijay Iyer
The Wedding – Kinan Azmeh

Date of Performance: 6 February 2019
Tickets: Visit Seattle-theatre Web
Location: Benaroya Hall: 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101