An acoustic program that lives at the intersection of world music & improvisation by the Krakauer-Tagg Duo. David Krakauer is a Grammy-nominated, genre-bending, classical, klezmer and world music clarinetist and Kathleen Tagg is an innovative composer, arranger, pianist and producer.
The Connections program is a unique opportunity to see the pair’s unorthodox playing styles unplugged and totally acoustic at close quarters. In addition to their own original material, the music by a global cast of composers – saxophonist John Zorn, Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, accordionist and klezmer specialist Emil Kroitor, as well as jazz standards and traditional tunes– was contributed in the form of lead sheets, giving the duo full license to bring each piece into their distinctive sound world. Thus the entire undertaking reflects the larger context toward which all of their projects strive: the alchemical transformation of many genres and cultural expressions into one composite, respectful, non-appropriative, musical identity that speaks to an ever-growing cultural community.
Sunday, February 9 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm