Flutist Adrianne Greenbaum’s career as orchestral and chamber musician, teacher,/professor/mentor, and published composer and arranger spans nearly five decades. Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College, Adrianne is sought after as a performer and teacher for diverse audiences and enjoys teaching children as well as adults, most recently joining the faculty at New Horizons in Chattauqua, NY and the adult session at New England Music Camp in Maine. Adrianne is the leading pioneer revivalist of the klezmer flute tradition, performing on vintage European and American wood flutes from the late nineteenth centuries. She enjoys touring with her klezmer ensemble “FleytMuzik” having recently completed a seven concert tour of Scotland and looking forward to presenting her klezmer and early music blend at the prestigious Pittsburgh Renaissance and Baroque series in 2016. In addition to many universities and colleges throughout the US, she has performed and given master classes in Dusseldorf, Paris, Vienna, and Krakow. Her albums “FleytMuzik” and “Family Portrait” have won awards and acclaim for her entertaining and historically informed performances. As well, for many years running, Adrianne has been invited to perform and give workshops for both the National and the British Flute Society Societies, focusing on baroque and klezmer ornamentation, and exploring commonalities between these two genres. Since receiving her BM from Oberlin and MM from Yale, she has involved herself with teaching at all levels, from the day one experience of flute playing to coaching professionals on the fine distinctions of making music come alive. Beyond her private studio she has taught at many adult programs, including KlezKamp, KlezKanada, KlezmerQuerque, Boxwood Festival (Nova Scotia) and Santa Fe Flute Immersion and has led master classes and workshops in England, France, Austria, and across the US. She hosts a popular World Music and Improv Camp in CT. Additionally she has created a new concert series on period instruments, connecting klezmer and baroque music. Ms. Greenbaum is Solo Flutist of the Wall Street Chamber Players, Principal Flute Emeritus of Orchestra New England and the New Haven Symphony and resides in Fairfield, CT.
Pete Rushefsky is a leading performer, composer and researcher of the Jewish tsimbl (cimbalom or hammered dulcimer). Rushefsky tours and records internationally with violinist Itzhak Perlman as part of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and collaborates with a number of leading figures in the contemporary klezmer scene. Since 2006 he has served as Executive Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (ctmd.org), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of diverse immigrant music traditions from around the world, and is on the Organizing Committee of Yiddish New York (yiddishnewyork.com). He curated the Yiddish program at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and has performed on PBS, NPR, and France’s Radio One. Despite being featured at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, he’d probably rather be jamming with you in some private room late at night.
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class, Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm – $15 Jam Session follows Concert 9:45-10:45ish Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
All events will take place at The Town & Village Synagogue, Social Hall, 334 East 14th St.(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)