The City Artists Corps Showcase at Queens Theatre

David Krakauer and Friends

October 17, 4:00 PM

Type of event: Music Performance

Grammy nominated clarinetist, composer and bandleader David Krakauer brings together a high-octane group of longtime collaborators to perform music that reinvents the music of his Eastern European Jewish cultural heritage. Krakauer’s wailing clarinet cries out for us all to join together, celebrate and feel the power in our aliveness.

Photograph of Shulman Playhouse
Meet the artist


Widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, Grammy and Juno nominated soloist, band leader and composer David Krakauer has been praised internationally as a key innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. Major appearances include the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Orchestre de Lyon; Baltimore, Detroit, and Seattle Symphonies and the Kronos, Emerson and Tokyo String Quartets. Krakauer’s discography contains some of the most important clarinet recordings of recent decades, including The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (Golijov/Kronos/Nonesuch).