World Renowned Clarinetist, David Krakauer, To Perform With The Concordia Chamber Players

David Krakauer, one of the world’s finest clarinetists, and founder of the award winning ensemble, “Klezmer Madness” will join the Concordia Chamber Players of New Hope in their April 7, 2002 concert at the Stephen Buck Theater in the New Hope-Solebury High School. Krakauer’s klezmer revival combined traditional Eastern European Jewish music with elements of nearly all other types of music including jazz, Latin and rock. The New York Times hailed Mr. Krakauer’s performance in New York’s Merkin Concert Hall last spring as “sublime”, “electrifying” and “soulful”.

Mr. Krakauer will join New Hope’s own Michele Djokic, world acclaimed cellist and Artistic Director of the Concordia Chamber Players, Robert Rinehart, violist for the New York Philharmonic and Grammy Award winner for his chamber music collaboration with Dawn Upshsaw, Carmit Zori, violinist who appears regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and is a music director of Bargemusic, New York City, and Gail Niwa, pianist with the Boston Chamber Music Society and the only woman ever to win the Gold Medal at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.

Concordia’s world class ensemble will perform Mozart’s Piano Trio in B flat Major featuring pianist Gail Niwa, Darius Milhaud’s Suite for piano, violin and clarinet will combine the magic of Krakauer and violinist Carmit Zori with Niwa’s thrilling piano accompaniment, and Dvorak’s Piano Concerto in E flat Major will provide a beautifully stunning conclusion to the concert.

The concert will begin at 3 PM. Refreshments will be provided at intermission.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or by calling the Concordia Chamber Players at 215-297-5972.


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