Flutist Laura Falzon performs the US Premiere of Bushra El-Turk’s MARIONETTE on Saturday January 12th, 2013 at the Lincoln Center in New York.Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement
Bushra El-Turk’s MARIONETTE for flute and piano will be given its US Premiere by flutist Laura Falzon and pianist Kathleen Tagg on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, New York. The performance is part of a program titled ” Nearer to East–Chamber Music from the Arab World”.
Award-winning British born Lebanese Composer Bushra El-Turk’s music is imbued with influences of her Lebanese roots and straddles Eastern and Western idioms which seek to question Eastern cultural principles in contemporary Western contexts. Her work has been performed by ensembles that include the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestr, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and the London Sinfonietta. Bushra El-Turk has been selected to write for the London Symphony Orchestra as part of the LSO Panufnik Scheme 2012/13.
The composer explains that this MARIONETTE, for flute and piano, “is someone who bites the strings to free himself from the constraints and doctrines of society, religious authority and all those who impose their beliefs on him for control.This piece depicts this struggle against these doctrines by the three ‘Nos’ one says in Lebanese dialect of Arabic, ‘hu’u’, ‘tut’ and ‘la” which is incorporated in the different contexts of the piece.”
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023-7498