Join us on Saturday, May 11 for the tenth concert in our 2018-2019 season. Suliman and Jamila Tekalli will present a program of works for violin and piano, concluding with a bravura performance of the violin concerto by Samuel Barber.


Composer Work Year
Olivier Messiaen Thème et Variations 1932
Michael Brown Sonata for violin and piano* 2013
Maurice Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin, M. 68** 1917
John Adams Road Movies 1995
Samuel Barber Violin Concerto, Op. 14*** 1939
  • *commissioned by Tekalli Duo
  • **arranged for violin and piano by Suliman Tekalli
  • ***piano reduction by the composer

About the Artists

Tekalli Duo

Tekalli Duo has performed internationally across the Americas and overseas, leaving audiences breathless by their depth of individual technical mastery as well as their shared musical intuition. Highly versatile in their performing capacities, Tekalli Duo has appeared as duo soloists with orchestra, recitalists, educators, and American musical ambassadors abroad. Their diverse ethnic background greatly influences their passion to connect the world through the language of music.

In March 2014, Tekalli Duo performed the Mendelssohn Double Concerto with La Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, which was broadcasted on Radio Universidad de Guanajuato. Their recitals have been presented by Concert Artists Guild in NYC, as well as the Odeon and Woodbridge Chamber Series. They gave the Canadian premiere of Michael Brown’s Violin Sonata, which they commissioned, as well as Suliman Tekalli’s transcription of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin at the Banff Centre. Tekalli Duo has also lead masterclasses at the University of Tampa. Under the auspices of the United States Embassy as a musical exchange of Western and Middle Eastern music, Tekalli Duo appeared as performers in pre-revolutionary Libya at the University of Tripoli. In the fall of 2015, they performed a recital live on WFMT radio in Chicago as part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts.

Tekalli Duo’s repertoire includes the duo concerto and sonata repertory of the classics through romantic, 20th century and contemporary periods. Their recitals invariably mix standard classical repertory with newer works by composers of their heritage such as Fazil Say and Takemitsu, as well as their own transcriptions of classical and contemporary music.

About the Concert

Core Memory is a performing arts project based in southern Rhode Island. We present public concerts each month that showcase emerging artists from around the world. Our concerts take place in a modern home near the village of Peace Dale, in South Kingstown.

Map and Directions

Doors open at 7:00 pm and the performance begins promptly at 7:30. After the concert, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the performing artists and learn more about their backgrounds and career plans.


We currently have 25 seats remaining for this concert. Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend, send us a contribution of $20 per adult and specify how many are coming.

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  • Wakefield, RI 02879

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