Kathryn Lockwood, viola
Yousif Sheronick, percussion
“New York Mix”
Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 PM
Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church
17 Greenwich Church Road (at Route 173)
Stewartsville, NJ 08886
Racing along with our new global society, duoJalal surprises the music world with their diverse and stunning artistry. Like the marriage between Kathryn Lockwood and Yousif Sheronick, their music represents an organic amalgam of cultural traditions and musical styles. Audiences are enthralled as Kathryn, a classically trained violist from Australia, ignites her instrument with passion, while Yousif, of Lebanese descent, dazzles as he manipulates sound by simply snapping his fingers at the edge of an Egyptian frame drum or dragging his foot across the Peruvian cajón. Inspired by their namesake, 13th-century poet Jalal a din Rumi, whose visions and words brought together people of different religions, cultures, and races, duoJalal opens their doors to all communities for a diverse and stimulating inter-cultural experience.
“New York Mix” is a stunning testament to the vibrant multicultural fabric of New York City. Featuring music that both crosses the globe and bends genres, this program presents works commissioned and arranged for the duo by their New York-based friends and colleagues, including Derek Bermel, Kenji Bunch, David Krackauer, Inessa Zaretsky, and John Patitucci.
“duoJalal are fearless seekers and synthesizers of disparate instruments and cultures”
- Toronto Star
“Listening to duoJalal is an exhilarating sonic and somewhat mystical experience [that] will more than gratify your senses.”
- Jordan Times