An evening with the Aubarra Clarinet Duo
The Dubai-based Aubarra Clarinet Duo will have their first ever performance in Bangkok at the Neilson Hays Library on July 30. Founded in 2012, the ensemble is named after its performers, Jonathan Aubrey and Michael Rex Bacarra, who met while performing with the National Symphony Orchestra of the United Arab Emirates.
Their aim is to expand the current duet literature through new compositions, arrangements and transcriptions. They have performed at the 2013 Il Convegno International Clarinet Festival (Manila, Philippines), The University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music (2013 and 2014, Manila, Philippines), Dubai Men’s College (2015, UAE), the Sharjah World Music Festival (2015, UAE), the University of Sharjah (2016, UAE), the International Woodwind and Jazz Festival (2016, Manila, Philippines) and at schools, universities and festivals throughout the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Here is the evening’s program:
Theresa Martin — Oasis (2014)
Arr. Beth Wiemann — Sheherazade Built for Two (2015)
[based on orchestral work by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov]
Arr. Robert Elkjer — River Songs (2014) [Afro-American Spirituals]
Billy Novick — Jazz Impressions (2015) [A Suite for Two Clarinets in 10 Movements]
I. Clarion Rag
II. The Blues Is Just A Conversation
III. The Streets of New Orleans
IV. For Louis and Bix
VI. Sound of Indigo
VII. Jitterbug Stomp
Arr. Robert Elkjer — Rosas Pandan (2013) [Theme and Jazz Variations on a Filipino Folk-song.
They will also perform on July 30 for children at Saturday Story Time, which begins at 10:30 am.
Contact Neilson Hays Library, 02 233 1731, [email protected]