Fellows' Presentation, Performances

Zaid Jabri: Chamber Music

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series

Concert by Zaid Jabri RI '17

At Radcliffe, Zaid Jabri is composing a work in progress, Cities of Salt, based on Abdelrahman Munif’s novel of the same name. He is focusing on scenes that deal with the displacement of the people of Wadi al-Uyun, particularly the different experiences of men and women as they confront the expectations of the new refinery city.

Free and open to the public.


Glyptos 2 (2010) for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Piano, Double Bass, and Tape.
Commissioned by Brunel University and premiered during the Inaugural Concert for the opening of the Institute for Middle-Eastern Music. (7 minutes)

Fluctus (2016) for Oud, Bass clarinet, and String Quartet.
Commissioned by the Egyptian Contemporary Music Ensemble (ECME) and premiered during the Heritage and Modernity festival in Cairo, Egypt. (16 minutes)

Solo for Cello (2012)
Commissioned by Athil Hamdan. (8 minutes) 

Variations on (r) Evolution (2016) for Mezzo Soprano, Violin and Piano.
Text by Yvette Christianse. Premiered at Beethovenfest in Bonn, Germany. (10 minutes)

Altum (2015) for Cello and Accordion.
Commissioned by the International Festival of Krakow Composers. (10 minutes)

In Memoriam Solhi Al Wadi (2008) for Clarinet, String Quintet and Tape.
Commissioned by the Syrian Trust for Development and premiered by the Damascus Festival Chamber Players at the Damascus Opera House in Damascus, Syria. (10 minutes)