Klezmer Workshop 6:30pm $25 per class
Concert begins at 8:00pm – $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
at The Town & Village Synagogue, Social Hall, 334 East 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
Metropolitan Klezmer revels in the eclectic exuberance and powerful provenance of Yiddish musical forms, touring from coast to coast with repertoires both vintage and newly-devised. Celebrating over a quarter century of performing together, the band has released five CDs –- latest album: “Mazel Means Good Luck” — with credits ranging from HBO to Public Radio International, and soundscapes for the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden. Special projects include “Music from Yiddish Cinema” (full houses at Lincoln Center & Cinema Arts Centre), Soviet Yiddish repertoire from 1920’s Moscow theater to TV underscore, and original compositions imbued with influences from Latin, jazz and beyond. Featuring individual backgrounds in styles also from Albanian to Zydeco, reggae to bebop to baroque.
Performers include Debra Kreisberg /clarinet & sax; Pam Fleming /trumpet; Reut Regev / trombone; Melissa Fogarty /vocals; Ismail Butera /accordion; Dave Hofstra /double bass & tuba; and drummer/bandleader, Eve Sicular.