Posted: Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
April 2, 2014
Kinan Azmeh’s Cityband, performing a fusion of classical, jazz and Middle Eastern music, will be the eighth and final presentation in the 2013-2014 Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. They will announce their program from the stage.
Formed in 2006 in New York City, Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high energy performances, receiving praise from such sources as the New York Times' Vivien Schweitzer, who deemed the segment, “the highlight of the evening.”
Azmeh's impressive resume includes performances in Paris, London, Berlin, New York, Moscow and Damascus, both as a soloist and composer. With this New York ensemble, he strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz and the music of his homeland, Syria. Azmeh's expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna's rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield's percussion and Josh Myers' double bass. Each band member has come from varied backgrounds to add their personal flair to this ensemble, resulting in a thoroughly exciting and rewarding listening experience.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings. Flex passes and group rates are also available. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for non-Saint Vincent students.
A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 per person with advance reservations and includes an outstanding dinner with wine and concert ticket. For those with season tickets or Flex passes the costs is $25 per person.
Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.
Photo: Kinan Azmeh’s Cityband
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