Clarinetist David Krakauer in Conversation with FM 91's Brad Cresswell
Friday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.
In advance of his Klezmer Madness! concert, part of Bowling Green State University's Festival Series at Kobacker Hall, internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer joins FM 91's Music Director Brad Cresswell in the WGTE studio on Friday at 1:00 p.m. for conversation and music.
Krakauer redefines the notion of a concert artist. Known for his mastery of myriad styles, he occupies the unique position of being one of the world’s leading exponents of Eastern European Jewish klezmer music, and at the same time is a major voice in classical music. As one of the foremost musicians of the vital new wave of klezmer, David Krakauer tours the globe with his celebrated Klezmer Madness! ensemble. While firmly rooted in traditional klezmer folk tunes, the band “hurls the tradition of klezmer music into the rock era” (Jon Pareles, The New York Times).
In addition to his annual European tours to major international festivals and jazz clubs, recent seasons brought Krakauer and his band to the Library of Congress, Stanford Lively Arts, San Francisco Performances, the Krannert Center, Carnegie’s Zankel Hall, the Venice Biennale, Krakow Jewish Culture Festival, BBC Proms, Saalfelden Jazz Festival, Transmusicales de Rennes, La Cigale, New Morning in Paris, and many others. Recently he has also done extensive international touring with the multi-genre super group Abraham Inc that he co-leads with funk legend Fred Wesley and hip-hop renegade Socalled.
In addition, Krakauer is in demand worldwide as a guest soloist with the finest ensembles including the Emerson, Orion and Kronos String Quartets, as well as orchestras including the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Detroit Symphony, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Phoenix Symphony, the Dresdener Philharmonie, and the Seattle Symphony.