"THE RUMI EXPERIENCE"
Music, Spoken Word and the Visual Arts in the spirit of Rumi
A project that centers around the work of 13th century poet and
mystic Jalal a-din Rumi. Coupled with spoken poetry of Rumi,
duoJalal performs works by today’s leading composers including
works commissioned for the project by Evan Ziporyn and Lev
Zhurbin. In the spirit of “sama”, a deep listening to music and poetry,
the audience will experience the true spirit of Rumi.
Zhao Jiping "Summer in the High Grassland"
Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin "Shadow & Light"
Evan Ziporyn "Honey from Alast"
Shirish Korde "Joy"
Somei Satoh "Birds in a Warped Time"
Giovanni Sollima "Lamentatio"
Cellist Caroline Stinson and Composer/Narrator Andy Waggoner join duoJalal for an enchanted evening of music and poetry. From Bach cello suites to music from Italian renegade Giovanni Sollima; Lutoslawski to Medieval dances; this dynamic ensemble brings these pieces to life with stunning poems by Rumi, William Carlos Williams, and Mary Oliver. Join two husband and wife duos for an evening that will play in the audience's memory for a lifetime. The performance includes a work written specially for the project by Andy Waggoner
J.S. Bach "Cello Suite No. 6 BWV 1012, Prelude"
Giovanni Sollima "Lamentatio"
Witold Lutosławski "Bukoliki (Bucolics)"
Yousif Sheronick "Jubb Jannin"
Marin Marais "Les folies d’Espagne"
Andrew Waggoner “...to think again of dangerous and noble things”
Medieval Dances “Dance Estampie”
Music in Motion
In this wonderful collaboration between duoJalal and dancers featuring compositions by Vieuxtemps (1883) and Sollima (2003), the joy of musicians and dancers working together tickle the aural and visual senses. The two duos with musician and dancer, redefines the duet form as musician and dancer intertwine on the dance floor and in the grand finale (Sollima), the four performers (duoJalal and the two dancers) takes the audience on both conceptually and physically rigorous wild ride and is sure to get the audience to its feet.
Henri Vieuxtemps “Capriccio” for solo viola and solo female dancer
Yousif Sheronick “Improv” for solo riq and solo male dancer
Medieval Dances “Dance Estampie” (14th Century) with two dancers - Percussion: Riq, Dumbek, Bodhran
Giovanni Sollima "Lamentatio" with two dancers - Percussion: Cajon, Ocean Drum, Caxixi
"MIX & MATCH"
Choose the program you want!
duoJalal continually surprises audiences with a range of old and new, inside out and outside in. With the following list, the duo can mix & match to create a program that takes the listener from Medieval Dances to west Africa.
Beatles Tunes "Blackbird" and "I am the Walrus"
Derek Bermel “Thracian Sketches” - Percussion: Frame Drum and Dumbek
Kenji Bunch “Lost & Found” - Percussion; Dumbek, Djembe, Toys, Cajon
Henry Cowell “Homage to Iran” - Percussion: Dayera
Philip Glass “Duo for solo Viola & Percussion” - Percussion: Frame Drums, Cymbals, Caxixi & toys
Zhao Jiping “Summer in the High Grassland” - Percussion: Kanjira (small Indian tambourine) & shaker
David Krakauer “Klezmer a la Bechet” - Percussion: Bodhran (Irish Frame Drum)
Shirish Korde “Joy” - Percussion: Udu clay drum
Tigran Mansurian “Three Taghs” - Percussion: Cymbal, vibraphones, gongs
Medieval Dances “Dance Estampie” (14th Century) - Percussion: Riq, Dumbek, Bodhran
Hafez Nazeri “Eternal Return” - Percussion: Djembe, Frame drums, Cymbals, Tibetan Finger Cymbal, Kanjira
Arvo Part “Spiegel im Spiegel” - Percussion: Vibraphones
John Patitucci ”Scenes for Viola and Percussion” - Percussion: Djembe, Ocean Drum, Cymbal, shakers, bells and various toys
Enzo Rao Camemi “a different world” - Percussion: Cajon (Peruvian Box Drum)
Somei Satoh “Birds in warped time II” - Percussion: Vibraphone
Peter Sculthorpe “Sonata For Viola and Percussion” -Percussion: Djembe, snare drum, chinese symbol, conga
Yousif Sheronick “Jubb Jannin” - Percussion: Bendir (Moroccan Frame Drum)
Giovanni Sollima “Lamentatio” - Percussion: Cajon, Caxixi, Bodhran, Maraca
Riad El-Soumbati “Longa Riad” - Percussion: Riq
Mavis Staples "Eyes on the Prize" - Baritone, Viola and Percussion
Glen Velez “Homage for Frame Drums and Viola” - Percussion: Tar Drum (small Frame Drum tuned to G)
Mohamed Abdul Wahab “Zeina” - Percussion: dumbek
Inessa Zaretsky “Dervishes - Five Pieces for Viola and Percussion” - Percussion; Riq, Marimba, Bodhran, Dumbek, Cymbal, Bells & Marimba
Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin “Shadow & Light”- Percussion: Kalimba, Pitch pipe, Frame drums, Tibetan Bowl
Evan Ziporyn “Honey from Alast” - Percussion: Vibraphone, Riq, Bodhran, and Cajon