Syrian-born, Brooklyn-based genre-bending composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh has been touring the globe with great acclaim as a soloist, composer and improviser. Hailed as a “virtuoso” and “intensely soulful” by The New York Times, he will collaborate with the acclaimed Aizuri Quartet—recipient of the 2022 Cleveland Quartet Award by Chamber Music America and String Quartet-in-Residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—in a program titled Music and Migration.
"Music and Migration is a collaborative touring program offered with Syrian-American clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh. Each of the Aizuri members and Azmeh have different personal relationships to and experiences of migration, as do their families, and the music of this concert approaches the theme of migration in the broadest possible terms, both as a physical journey and state of mind, something that occurs both between and within countries. Stemming from a deep friendship between the Aizuri Quartet and Azmeh, and built around a new commission by composer Layale Chaker, as well as additional works for string quartet and clarinet by Azmeh, Michi Wiancko and Wang Lu, among others." —Broadwayworld.com