The Kennedy Center

Kinan Azmeh


“Engagingly flamboyant” (Los Angeles Times), prize-winning Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh combines solid classical training from the Juilliard school with deep understanding and appreciation of his roots and other cultures. He maneuvers between different genres—from classical and jazz to electronica and Arab music. He performs with his ensemble.

Watch Past Performances

Video 6/30/2016: Home Within

A beautiful audio-visual performance, Home Within is the newest project of Syrian composer and clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Syrian Armenian visual artist Kevork Mourad. In this work, art and music develop in counterpoint to each other, creating an impressionistic reflection on the Syrian revolution and its aftermath. Rather than following a narrative, the artists document specific moments in Syria’s recent history and reach into their emotional content in a semi-abstract way.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Family Theater lobby starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Kinan Azmeh