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  DINUK WIJERATNE & FRIENDS (HALIFAX)
Double billed with Constantinople and Ablaye Cissoko
Presented in partnership with JazzEast

  September 22 | 7:30pm | $18-$25
The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium (Dalhousie Arts Centre)
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Recently hailed by the NY Times as 'exuberantly creative' and by the Toronto Star as 'an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future', Sri Lankan-born Dinuk Wijeratne is internationally active as a composer, pianist and conductor. He studied at Juilliard with John Corigliano, and has since received commissions from almost all his performance collaborators; to name a few: Yo Yo Ma, Suzie LeBlanc, Joseph Petric, David Jalbert, McGill Percussion Ensemble, Kinan Azmeh, Tim Garland, Zakir Hussain, Ed Thigpen, Pandit Ramesh Misra, Adrian Spillett, Kevork Mourad, Christina Courtin, MIR, the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, the New Juilliard Ensemble, and Symphony Nova Scotia.

This Julliard-trained composer, pianist, and conductor innovatively blends musical styles and traditions into heart-stopping performances. Dinuk's work has been a highlight of past Prismatic festivals and in 2012 he will be performing two new pieces developed for Prismatic: "Garland of Gems" the chamber arrangement of the third movement of his Tabla Concerto, and the
Sufi-inspired "Prismatic Qawwali Party 2012".

  "Garland of Gems" features:
  Ed Hanley: tablas
Robert Uchida and Jennifer Jones: violins
Susan Sayle: viola
Norm Adams: cello
Max Kasper: bass
Nick Halley: percussion
Dinuk Wijeratne: piano

  "Prismatic Qawwali Party 2012" features:
  Kinan Azmeh: clarinet
Mark Adam and Ken Shorley: percussion
NSYO Chamber Ensemble
Dinuk Wijeratne: piano

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