Composer of new work commissioned by Lafayette will give 7 p.m. talk
duoJalal, the extraordinary husband and wife partners of violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, return to Lafayette College for an expansive program of music devoted to the ecstatic writings of the Persian poet Rumi at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Williams Center for the Arts.
duoJalal uses a wide array of musical instruments and sounds to create a vibrant intercultural experience that crosses the globe and bends genres. The Morning Call named duoJalal’s 2012 Easton performance one of the “10 Best Concerts” of the year.
The Lafayette program focuses on the poetry and musical kinships suggested by Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet and includes original commissioned works from “Silk Road” region composers such as Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin, Hafez Nazeri, and Evan Ziporyn, in a world premiere performance. Ziporyn will give a composer’s chat before the concert at 7 p.m.
The new work by Ziporyn, a former ensemble member of Bang on a Can All-Stars and an adherent to musical traditions of Bali, is a commission from Lafayette College in honor of Alan and Wendy Pesky, founders of the College’s artist-in-residence program, now in its third decade. Yousif Sheronick served the residency three years ago and collaborated, as a member of Ethos, with previous Alan and Wendy Pesky Artist-in-Residence Diane Monroe in 1995.
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