Kinan Azmeh, Layale Chaker, and Dinuk Wijeratne

July 11, 2024 @ 6:30 PM
56 Opera House Sq
56 Opera House Square
Claremont, NH 03743, Claremont
NH 03743
West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts
Kinan Azmeh, Layale Chaker, and Dinuk Wijeratne @ 56 Opera House Sq | Claremont | NH | US

Join us for an intimate evening of amazing music at the intersection of cultures, with our dear friends Kinan Azmeh, clarinet; Layale Chaker, violin; and Dinuk Wijeratne, piano in celebration of the new Claremont Creative Center. Tickets are sliding scale/pay what you can for this very special event. Seating is limited and reservations in advance are encouraged.

Trouble booking your ticket? Contact us at [email protected]


Kinan Azmeh

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Grammy winner and winner of the Opus Klassik award in 2019 clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh has gained international recognition for his distinctive voice across diverse musical genres.


Layale Chaker

Born in Paris but raised in Lebanon from the age of 6, composer and violinist Layale Chaker was raised speaking multiple languages, both linguistically and musically. Her complex sound universe, described by NPR as “beguiling” with “bright and beautiful strands… gorgeous, wine-dark swirls,” lies at the intersection of classical contemporary music, jazz, Arabic music, and improvisation. A 2020-2022 Jerome Hill Fellow, Chaker is also a recipient of the 2022 Opera America Discovery 2022 Award, among many other accolades.


Dinuk Wijeratne

Sri Lankan-born Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne is a JUNO and multi-award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist who has been described by the New York Times as ‘exuberantly creative’, by the Toronto Star as ‘an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future’, and by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra as ‘a modern polymath’. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras and string quartets, tabla players and DJs, and takes him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival.

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