The University of Iowa
Layale Chaker
Anna Rakhvalova
Online Event

Layale Chaker, violin/composer

Featuring her quintet and special guest Kinan Azmeh

Presented by
$5 admission – donations appreciated
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:30 pm

Available for viewing through Thursday, May 6 at 11:59 pm. Click "Buy Tickets" to access the concert.

Layale Chaker was a winner of the Silkroad Seeds inaugural 2020 award—the latest in an impressive series of honors. She and her husband, Kinan Azmeh, are familiar to Hancher audiences from their participation in the Embracing Complexity programming. In this performance created for Hancher, Chaker and her ensemble will perform music from her critically acclaimed Inner Rhyme album as well as new music from the forthcoming Bards project—a celebration of musicianship and musicians beyond the borders of confinement and geography—performed here for the first time.


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Daily Iowan - Thursday, April 29, 2021

In a performance recorded specifically for Hancher Auditorium, violinist and composer Layale Chaker and her quintet performed last night from her album ‘Inner Rhyme’ and upcoming project ‘Bards’ with clarinet player Kinan Azmeh.

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