Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Tavche Gravche merges haunting Macedonian and Mediterranean melodies, both traditional and original, with dynamic improvisational elements, all the while maintaining the explosive danceable rhythms and energy of Balkan music.
Macedonian-born and Juilliard graduate clarinetist Vasko Dukovski is a concert performer dedicated to breathing new life into the music of his roots. Steeped in both jazz and flamenco, Israeli-born guitarist Dan Nadel provides the fiery textural and harmonic palette for the band's music. Jazz bassist Daniel Ori, also from Israel, is the quartet's founder, and his prominent sound is its foundation.
Together, the trio pushes the boundaries of this unique blend of cultures, rhythms and colors to become an all-encompassing adventure for listeners.
Sunday, Jan 28, 2018 | 4:00 PM
Featuring works by Hana Ajiashvili and Richard Lavenda
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Hana Ajiashvili immigrated to Israel in 2001 and continued her activities as a composer and director at the Or Yehuda Conservatory. In 2007 she completed her doctorate at Bar-Ilan University, under the supervision of Gideon Lewensohn and Betty Olivero. Dr. Ajiashvili will be a Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Students will perform works by Ajiashvili and Dr. Richard Lavenda, Professor of Composition and Theory.
For more information on our music concerts, please contact Marilyn Hassid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8162.