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Clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh discusses “Art in Times of Crisis” at Watermill Center

August 2, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kinan Azmeh

The Watermill Center is kicking off its Scaler Lecture Series this week, a series of six discussions with innovative voices in the arts, sciences, and humanities, many of whom will discuss the role of art in situations of social conflict.

Art in Times of Crisis

The series begins this coming Tuesday, Aug. 2, with Syrian clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh discussing “Art in Times of Crisis” at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Asmeh has been hailed as a “virtuoso” and “Intensely Soulful” by The New York Times and has been called “spellbinding” by The New Yorker. His distinctive sound across different musical genres is quickly gaining international recognition.

Born in Damascus, Mr. Kinan was the first Arab to win the premier prize at the 1997 Nicolai Rubinstein International Competition, Moscow. He is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard school as a student of Charles Neidich, and of both the Damascus High institute of Music and Damascus University’s School of Electrical Engineering. Mr. Kinan earned his doctorate degree in music from the City University of New York in 2013.

Kinan has appeared worldwide as a soloist, composer and improviser.

Click here to make a free reservation for Kinan Azmeh’s lecture.

More information on the entire series is online here.


August 2, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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