Published November 20, 2018
David Krakauer, considered one of the world’s most notable clarinetists and all-around musicians, will perform in concert with pianist Kathleen Tagg at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, North Campus.
The concert is the fourth in this season’s Slee Visiting Artist Series presented by the Department of Music.
Krakauer and Tagg’s program, titled “Voyages,” ranges from classical music to original compositions by the performers while also incorporating influences of interlocking African drumming patterns, minimalism and klezmer — a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe.
Tickets for the concert are available through a variety of outlets at the following pricing structure:
UB faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-UB students
$10 plus $2 fee online at Ticketfly
$10 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)
$14 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
$17 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)
$15 plus $2 fee online at Ticketfly
$15 plus $4 fee by phone at 877-987-6487 (Ticketfly)
$19 in person at the Center for the Arts (noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday)
$22 in person at the door (one hour before concert time)
UB students are admitted free with ID.
For the past decade, David Krakauer has emerged as an electrifying symphonic soloist who brings his powerful approach to the concert stage. Widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists in the world, he is praised internationally as a major voice in classical music and an innovator in modern klezmer.
In 2015, he received a Grammy nomination in the chamber music/small ensemble category as a soloist with the conductor-less orchestra “A Far Cry,” and a Juno nomination for the CD “Akoka,” with cellist Matt Haimovitz.
Highlights of Krakauer’s career include a performance during Carnegie Hall’s inaugural season with renowned jazz pianist Uri Caine; an eight-year tenure with the Naumburg Award-winning Aspen Wind Quintet; tours and recordings with Abraham Inc., which he leads with hip hop renegade and beat architect Socalled and legendary funk trombonist and arranger Fred Wesley; and performing as part of the International Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary “Holocaust, A Music Memorial from Auschwitz.”
South African-born pianist, composer and producer Kathleen Tagg is known for combining “outstanding technique with deep musicality.” Based in New York since 2001, she has performed often in such venues as Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and Carnegie Hall, including her 2004 acclaimed solo recital debut as winner of the Artist International auditions.
Since then, she has appeared frequently at cultural organizations across the U.S. and has performed live on WQXR New York and WGBH Boston.
For a complete listing of all concerts being presented by the Department of Music, visit the department’s website.