Thu October 27 | 7:30 PM



October 27, 2022 7:30 PM


Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
David Krakauer, clarinet

Program includes: Traditional Klezmer selections

with David Krakauer

David Krakauer & Kathleen Tagg: The Fretless Clarinet

(Eugene Symphony co-commission & Pacific Northwest premiere)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade

Bask in the lavish sounds of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherezade, which depicts various tales from the celebrated poetic epic 1,001 Arabian Nights. Its lush tapestry of musical storytelling has enchanted audiences for more than a century, making it one of the most popular orchestral works ever written. First, clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer guides us through the history of klezmer, the rich Eastern European Jewish musical tradition passed down through generations of folk musicians across the globe. Then, we hear the Pacific Northwest premiere of The Fretless Clarinet, a new klezmer-inspired concerto co-written by Krakauer and his partner Kathleen Tagg.

This concert will be broadcast on KWAX 91.1 on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM. Broadcasts underwritten in part by Eugene Safe Storage.



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