The European première of Kareem Roustom’s new String Quartet ‘Shades of Night’ (2018), performed by the Chilingirian String Quartet. The programme will also include Thea Musgrave’s String Quartet (1958) and Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1, Op 11.
Syrian-American Kareem Roustom is an Emmy-nominated composer whose genre crossing collaborations include music commissioned for the Kronos Quartet, conductor Daniel Barenboim & the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, the Dallas Symphony, & the Grand Teton Music Festival, where in 2018 Roustom was composer-in-residence. BBC Radio 3 described Roustom’s music as “among the most distinctive to have emerged from the Middle East”, and The New York Times described it as “propulsive, colourful and immediately appealing.” The Guardian wrote that Roustom’s music is “arrestingly quirky and postmodern…music with lots of personality.”
June 28th 2019 King’s Place, Hall One
Palestinian pianist, Fadi Deeb, making his UK debut recital in a programme which includes music by Palestinian composers.
Salvador Arnita, (1914-1984) Introduction and Oriental dance
Wisam Gibran, (b.1970) From Silence to Silence
Amin Nasser, (b.1935) Sonata no. 1
Judith Weir, (b.1954) Day Break Shadows Flee
with music by Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms.
July 8th 2019 Southbank Purcell Room
The distinguished Syrian opera singer, Talar Dekrmanjian, with violinist Simon Smith, and pianist Daniel Hill, in music by Lebanese, Syrian and Egyptian composers. The programme will include a new work by the UK-based Lebanese composer Bushra El Turk, the violin sonata by composer Boghos Gelalian (2017-2011) and music by Zaid Jabri.