Girma Yifrashewa + Amy Rubin

Presented by Nonsequitur & Unseen Worlds.

Girma Yifrashewa is Ethiopia’s most famous living pianist and composer. Using traditional tunes as a foundation, Yifrashewa’s compositions combine the ecstasy of Ethiopian harmony with the grandeur of virtuoso piano technique into an effortlessly enjoyable, heady mixture. Opening the concert is Seattle composer/pianist Amy Rubin, whose fearlessly eclectic and original music combines the rigorous structure of classical music with the spontaneity of jazz and the complex rhythms of African drumming and Latin American dance styles.