A Joyous Evening of Klezmer Music at Tompkins Corners
On Saturday, August 20th at 7:30 pm, Tompkins Corners Cultural Center presents a concert of klezmer music featuring violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals and accordionist Lauren Brody in a program of euphoric klezmer fiddle music and Yiddish songs old and new.
Alicia Svigals is the worlds leading klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics - whom she co-led for seventeen years - and a long-time resident of Putnam Valley. She has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, PBS Great Performances, NPRs Prairie Home Companion, Weekend Edition and New Sounds, and on the soundtrack for The L-Word. She has played with and composed for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, the late poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and many others.
Lauren Brody is an accordionist, singer, and researcher She is a pioneer of the klezmer revival in the United States and a founding member of the groundbreaking band "Kapelye." She has toured extensively, recorded and appeared on film. She plays regularly with musicians in the klezmer world and also has had a similar role in the Balkan music scene in the United States, both as a teacher and as a performer. Lauren is a Fulbright scholar, and her research has produced groundbreaking reissues of 78 rpm recordings of Bulgarian Folk Music: Song of the Crooked Dance (1998, Yazoo Records) and Outsinging the Nightingale (2010, JSP Records).
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center (View)
729 Peekskill Hollow Road
Putnam Valley, NY 10579
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