Home And Away

A season of music exploring the familiar and the foreign

Join us for four outstanding performances and stimulating discussions
in the intimate ambiance of a house concert.

In November, we premiere Kinan Azmeh’s newly commissioned work
Songs for Days To Come, Vol.2  for singer, clarinet, cello and piano.


NOVEMBER 30 2017 | 7.30PM


Kinan Azmeh Songs For Days To Come, Vol.1
set to texts of Syrian poets in exile for singer, clarinet, cello and piano.

Kinan Azmeh Songs For Days To Come, Vol.2
set to texts of for singer, clarinet, cello and piano.
(World Premiere)

Dima Orsho, soprano
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Kinan Abou-Afach, cello
Lenore Davis, piano

Described as “intensely soulful” by The New York Times and “spellbinding” by The New Yorker, Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh has become known for his utterly distinctive sound across musical genres.

This special evening of conversation and performance features the world premiere of the second volume of Azmeh’s Songs for Days to Come, a cycle of poems by exiled Syrian poets, set for a quartet of singer, clarinet, cello, and piano.

Azmeh will be joined in conversation by Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School.

Presented by Symphony Space.

Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Tickets available here


JANUARY 31 2018 | 7.30PM

Salon I

Barber Mélodies Passagères
Bernstein Clarinet Sonata
Wolf Spanisches Lieder
Kovacs Homage à De Falla
De Falla El Amor Brujo
Brahms Zwei Gesange


Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo
Romie De Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Lenore Davis, piano

MARCH 14 2018 | 7.30PM

Salon II

Beethoven Spring Sonata
Weill Lieder
Rihm Ophelia Sings
Milhaud La Création du Monde
Arr. For Piano Quintet


Sharon Harms, soprano
Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin
Momenta String Quartet
Lenore Davis, piano

APRIL 25 2018 | 7.30PM

Salon III

Mahler Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Dvořák Dumky Trio


Janice Meyerson, mezzo
Elena Urioste, violin
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
Lenore Davis, piano


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