Crossing Generations


    Zappa The Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat; Outrage at Valdez; G-Spot Tornado (15’)
  • Dinuk Wijeratne Clarinet Concerto (European premiere) (27’)
  • Martinů Symphony No. 6 (Fantaisies symphoniques) (25’)


  • Kevin John Edusei conductor
  • Kinan Azmeh clarinet

Kevin John Edusei presents Zappa, Martinů and a new clarinet concerto with phenomenal Syrian clarinettist Kinan Azmeh.

The New World has always been a melting pot. Frank Zappa wove psychedelic new sounds from the underbelly of 1960s pop culture – aiming straight for the sonic G-spot. Bohuslav Martinů – a Czech in exile – looked homeward, and crafted a lush, fantastic dream of a symphony as he travelled from New York to the boulevards of Paris. And the Sri Lankan-born Canadian composer Dinuk Wijeratne tells his own intensely personal tale of displacement and hope, as Kevin John Edusei conducts his new Clarinet Concerto with the artist for whom it was created – the phenomenal Syrian clarinettist Kinan Azmeh.


Please note venue.

Wed 12 Mar 2025, 7.30pm

London, Queen Elizabeth Hall

Tickets £7.5 - £45

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