Krakauer-Tagg Duo: Voyages

Monday, July 09, 2018

Location Lenna Hall

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Widely considered to be one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, David Krakauer has emerged during the last decade as an electrifying symphonic soloist who brings his singular sound and powerful approach to the concert stage. For the past 25 years David Krakauer has been praised internationally as a key innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. Kathleen Tagg, a 2014 South African Music Awards nominee for best classical album, has performed on four continents with a host of leading musicians, and the remarkable breadth of her collaborations defines her multi-faceted career. Voyages will take the audience on a journey that travels across cultures. 



Mr. Krakauer is also performing as a soloist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra on July 10, joining Maestro Milanov for “An Evening of Klezmer.”


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David Krakauer: "A Musical and Personal Journey Through Klezmer Music"

July 10, 9:15–10:15 a.m.
This lecture-demonstration will focus on David’s multi-faceted relationship to Jewish music. Krakauer plays recorded examples plus performs live. The talk will include a discussion around the fact that Krakauer started playing klezmer and exploring his Jewish identity in the late ‘80s right at the moment when the Soviet Union was falling apart, Eastern Europe was opening up, and people in the West started to have more access to Eastern Europe. The greater socio-political context will be tied in to his personal experiences during that time.

Sign up for this class through the Special Studies department in April at http://chq.org/classes