On the evening of May 12th, at 7:00pm, Russell Library will present the Klezmer ensemble, “Metropolitan Klezmer: Quartet Special” in the Hubbard Room.
Hailed as 'one of the finest American klezmer bands' by Songlines Magazine (UK), Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. MK's fifth album, Mazel Means Good Luck, was recorded live at The Emelin Theatre in 2014. touring coast-to-coast and broadcast worldwide (on HBO, PRI, NPR, and others), this collaborative adventure of exceptional New York musicians under the leader ship of drummer-archivist Eve Sicular combines the best of downtown, classical and World Music scenes to create inspired interpretations and compositions around a panoply of eclectic Yiddish repertoire. 'Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre's history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.' (Time Out New York).
The musicians featured in this concert are: Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & sax; Reut Regev, trombone; Ismail Butera, accordion; and Eve Sicular, drums/ leader.
The free concert is co-sponsored by Russell Library and Congregation Adath Israel of Middletown, Connecticut.