Friday, April 27th, 2018
Act 1: Pete Rushefsky/ Zoe Aqua duo
Pete Rushefsky is a leading performer, composer and researcher of the Jewish tsimbl (cimbalom or hammered dulcimer). Zoe Aqua is quickly becoming an in-demand violinist and composer the the klezmer scene. Together they re-invigorate old masterpieces for klezmer fidl, as well as share new original tunes.
Act 2: Farbrengen
Farbrengen (Becca MacInnes and Mattias Kaufmann) is a New Orleans-based duo that plays sweet klezmer favorites.
Act 3: Tsibele with special guest Lisa Gutkin!
Tsibele ("tsih-beh-leh") is a new-traditional klezmer band based in Brooklyn, New York. Their repertoire comes from Moldovan/Bessarabian music and the music of Jewish migrants from Europe to America. In 2017, they released their debut album, "It's Dark Outside", which is receiving acclaim across the klezmer sphere for its dark and atmospheric original arrangements of Yiddish songs.
Grammy Award winning violinist, singer, actor, and composer Lisa Gutkin is best known as a member of the acclaimed Klezmatics, and most recently for her musical score and performance in the Broadway hit Indecent.