"Starlighter": Brooklyn Rider & Kinan Azmeh, clarinet, with Mathias Kunzli, percussion

Next Stage Arts and BMAC proudly present: Brooklyn Rider with Kinan Azmeh and Mathias Kunzli Brooklyn Rider is a rising star of classical music. “They are four classical musicians performing with the energy of young rock stars jamming on their guitars, a Beethoven-goes-indie foray into making classical music accessible but also celebrating why it was good in the first place.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Johnny Gandelsman, violin Colin Jacobsen, violin Nicholas Cords, viola Michael Nicolas, cello Kinan Azmeh, clarinet Mathias Kunzli, percussion Celebrating musical relationships spanning over a decade the omnivorous string quartet Brooklyn Rider and Syrian clarinet virtuoso Kinan Azmeh join forces for the first time in a unique collaborative program that expands the notion of the clarinet quintet into a 21st century ensemble. Drawing from the deep well of creative talents within the group as well as their artistic circle, the diverse repertoire will explore various aspects of home and tradition from Syria, Brooklyn, and beyond. Please note that due to limited seating at this venue we will not be able to extend free admission to children under 12; children are welcome to attend with a purchased ticket. Sponsored by Barr Hill, Farrell Distributing, Oak Meadow, and Brattleboro Savings & Loan. Tickets are $25 Advance / $30 Door