LiveConnections Presents Ensemble39 & Kinan Abou-afach – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – April 8th, 2016

LiveConnections Presents Ensemble39 & Kinan Abou-afach

LiveConnections Presents Ensemble39 & Kinan Abou-afach

Fri · April 8, 2016

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

$15 General Admission - $10 Student + Fees

Ensemble39 & Kinan Abou-afach
Ensemble39 & Kinan Abou-afach
New sounds coming out of Philadelphia! Inspired by Prokofiev’s Quintet, Opus 39, the dynamic and virtuosic string/wind group Ensemble39 has already established itself as one of the hottest ensembles in Philadelphia. They will perform the world premiere of a work by Kinan Abou-afach, commissioned by LiveConnections as part of its “New Sound of Philadelphia” project. Inspired by the music of Abou-afach’s native Syria, the work will explore classical and traditional Arab music along with pre-recorded sounds for this distinct blend of instruments.
Grammy-award winning contemporary ensemble eighth blackbird commends Ensemble39 and how it "combines great chops with a fearless attitude to repertoire and performance. This is no ordinary chamber ensemble!"
LiveConnections curates and presents six concerts annually, showcasing collaborative music designed for adventurous music-lovers. Join us for dinner and some of the most engaging new music around!
Ensemble39
Ensemble39
E39, as the group is known among those who have experienced its thrilling performances, is quickly establishing its style, sound and programs. Inspired by Sergei Prokofiev’s Quintet, Op. 39, for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and bass, its unique mix of strings and winds embraces many musical styles, from the classical oboe to the jazz bass, the klezmer clarinet to the old time fiddle. Since 2011, commissions for the Philadelphia-based ensemble have reached the double digits and continued to multiply. E39 has worked with some of the best young composers of their generation. From independent commissions to residencies with composers at the Curtis Institute of Music (2012), University of Pennsylvania (2014) and a performance at the Juilliard School for composer Katerina Kramarchuk (2013), Ensemble39 enjoys watching works transform from the initial reading to performance. For more information, visit http://www.ensemble39.org/.
Kinan Abou-afach
Kinan Abou-afach
Kinan Abou-afach obtained his Masters Degree in Cello Performance from DePaul University‘s School of Music in Chicago, Where he studied with Stephen Balderston, assistant principal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well asStephan Hirsch, Chris Costanza and Joseph Genualdi. Kinan is a member of the International Musician Foundation and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago between 2002 and 2004. Throughout his musical career, Kinan had the privilege to play under conductors such as Solhi Al-Wady, Cliff Colnot, Christopher Seaman, Roberto Abbado, Sir Andrew Davis and Pinchas Zuckerman, and soloists like Yo-Yo Ma, Alex Klein and Larry Combs. Kinan performs with the Takht Ensemble from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and frequently collaborates with LiveConnections. To learn more, visit http://kinanmusic.com/.
LiveConnections Presents 2015-2016
LiveConnections Presents 2015-2016
LiveConnections inspires learning and builds community through collaborative music-making. Since its founding in 2008, LiveConnections has re-imagined the landscape of live music and music education through unique programs that join artists from different genres to highlight how music crosses cultures and creates bridges of understanding. Programs reach people who would not normally experience this kind of music, such as youth from urban schools and people with disabilities. LiveConnections’ concert series—called “breathtaking” by the Philadelphia Weekly—features six collaborative concerts designed for adventurous music-lovers, highlighting innovative new work by Philadelphia-based composers and musicians. For more information, visit http://liveconnections.org/
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/