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Kinan Azmeh's CityBand


Kinan Azmeh's CityBand

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 8 pm

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Find out why Kinan Azmeh’s clarinet playing has been called “spellbinding” (The New Yorker) and “intensely soulful” (The New York Times). Azmeh, a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, gave a powerful performance at the Museum in 2016. He returns now with his quartet, CityBand. Combining jazz and classical with the melodies of his homeland, Syria, the ensemble delivers a lively and masterful concert.


Formed in 2006 in New York City, Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand features Azmeh’s haunting clarinet, Kyle Sanna’s rustic guitar, the volatile backdrop of John Hadfield’s percussion, and Josh Myers’ double bass. Drawing upon their individual cultural backgrounds, each member adds to the ensemble’s captivating flair.


This performance is part of our 2019/20 season, Listening to Each Other, which pays tribute to the role of the performing arts in preserving culture, spurring social change, and celebrating diversity.


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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Bitter Bread

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

With support from

Ontario Arts Council logo

Sponsored by

Gulshan and Pyarali G. Nanji Family Foundation logo


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