October 3rd, 2019, Ternovka Ensemble
The transcendent Yiddish singer Zhenya Lopatnik, a recent transplant to New York City from Kharkiv, Ukraine, joins with a group of leading musicians who are revitalizing the sounds of traditional East European string bands. For hundreds of years up through the early 20th century, traditional kapelyes (klezmer ensembles) featuring fiddles, double bass and the gossamer sounds of the tsimbl (cimbalom/hammered dulcimer) dominated the music of the shtetls and cities of Jewish Eastern Europe. Today, New York has become a center for a new generation of instrumentalists who are breathing life into klezmer’s string tradition, exploring this treasure trove of lost repertoire and styles, and using it to create new music. Join the Ternovka Ensemble for a performance of haunting folk ballads, rollicking klezmer instrumentals, and Yiddish anthems that you can’t help but sing along with, as well as Lopatnik’s new musical settings of the poetry of Mani Leyb. Featuring Zhenya Lopatnik (vocals/guitar), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl), Jake Shulman-Ment, and Keryn Kleiman (violins).
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop with Pete Rushefsky 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concert begins at 8:30pm – $15
Jam Session follows Concert 9:45-10:45ish
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
at The Town & Village Synagogue, Social Hall, 334 East 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)