When: Sat., May 21, 4-6 p.m. 2016
Syrian American composer Malek Jandali is known for integrating Middle Eastern modes into classical Western forms, and for being one of the leading figures in today’s piano world. The German-born musician, who got his start as a classically trained pianist, produces large-scale compositions that have been performed by some of the world’s leading orchestras. His music is described as “gorgeous, haunting, yearning and full of hope, with a pain more personal than that of Tchaikovsky or Rachmaninoff” by conductor David Firman. Jandali will be performing with Abdulrahim Alsiadi on oud and Karen Kaderavek on cello.