Sun, Sep 11|
Chicago Klezmer Ensemble
The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble presents an elegant and knowledgeable approach to klezmer music that retains the earthy, human, and expressive qualities that give traditional klezmer music a direct contact with the listener.
Time & Location
Sep 11, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Northbrook Library, 1201 Cedar Ln, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA
About the Event
The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble has a remarkable ability to draw out and amplify the unique characteristics from the core of the klezmer repertoire — an ability which enables them to perform the music in an authentic manner and to extend the style through new ideas and original compositions.
The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble is a five-member group known for its elegant and knowledgeable approach to the klezmer genre and for a performance style that retains the earthy, human, and expressive qualities that give traditional klezmer music a direct contact with its listeners. Klezmer music possesses a unique language to be discovered, developed and extended to create a balance between past and future. The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble meets this task through their remarkable ability to draw out and amplify the unique characteristics from the core of the klezmer repertoire — an ability which enables them both to perform the music in an authentic manner and to extend the style through new interpretations and original compositions.
Please contact Northbrook Public Library at 847-272-6224 if you have any questions regarding this program or to request accommodations. You can register online at: https://visit.northbrook.info/event/6394981
The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble develops modern klezmer music that draws directly from historical East European Jewish music and creates original interpretations and compositions which build upon that tradition. The result is a repertoire that is equally at home on a concert stage or at a celebration. Earthy, emotional music that elevates the spirit and warms the soul. The is Chicago Klezmer Ensemble is led by clarinetist Kurt Bjorling. Further instruments include fidl (violin) and tsimbl (Jewish style hammered dulcimer), also double-bass, accordion and harp.