Inbal Segev stands with her cello against a black background smiling and wearing a black top and a brown skirt with a blue flower pattern.

On August 3, Inbal Segev gave the world premiere of Anna Clyne’s new Cello Concerto DANCE at the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival, where she performed alongside conductor Cristian Măcelaru and the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival Orchestra.

DANCE explores the connection between poetry and music. Each of the work’s five moments are inspired by lines from a poem written by 13th-century Persian poet, Rumi. Commissioned by Inbal, the concerto also features a fusion of Jewish and Western tonalities. Ms. Clyne described the piece as being, “like a fusion of our cultures—she felt that the last melody reflects her Jewish heritage, it has that kind of tonality to it. And the music also reflects my Irish heritage.”

Inbal performs DANCE again this fall, this time as a recording project with Marin Alsop and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Details, including release date and label, are forthcoming.

Click here to watch a preview of this new work.