Wednesday, January 29 | 7:30 pm | Centennial Concert Hall
Music Director Daniel Raiskin leads the WSO in a series of works featuring guest soloists. This unique program places a spotlight on the relationship between soloist, conductor, orchestra, and composer – and the dialogue, synergy, and conflict that arise from their interactions.
WSO principal flutist Jan Kocman opens the concert with Gabriella Lena Frank’s evocative tone poem Illapa that explores her South American roots. Canadian composer Jared Miller teams up with pianist Sara Davis Buechner in the world premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 1, co-commissioned by Buechner and the WSO.
Returning to WNMF following the success of his tabla concerto, Dinuk Wijeratne presents his new Clarinet Concerto featuring international sensation Kinan Azmeh. Finally, WSO proudly presents the great jazz pianist-composer Tigran Hamasyan and his trio performing a unique adaptation of Road Song for jazz trio and orchestra.
Gabriela Lena Frank – Illapa
Jared Miller – Piano Concerto No. 1
Dinuk Wijeratne – Clarinet Concerto
Tigran Hamasyan – Road Song
Tigran Hamasyan Trio
Tigran Hamasyan, piano
Evan Marien, bass
Nate Wood, drums
Kinan Azmeh, clarinet
Sara Davis Buechner, piano
Jan Kocman, flute