December 15, 2010

“Strange Frenzy,” a provocative new chamber work by San Antonio composer Jack Stamps, capped an afternoon of extraordinary performances on the Musical Bridges Around the World concert series, Dec. 12 in McAllister Auditorium.

The concert brought together two touring duos of very different character. Cellist Wendy Warner and pianist Irina Nuzova comprised one pair, representing the European classical tradition. Violist Kathryn Lockwood and percussionist Yousif Sheronick (wife and husband) were the other pair, representing a wide swath of folk traditions from the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe to the Middle East and South India. (They tour under the name duoJalal.) Violinist Mark Cheikhet, heard frequently in these concerts, completed the roster.

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