The Friends of the Goodnow Library will host an Ensemble from the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Join the Friends for a rousing afternoon of music and dance.
Featured performers will include: bass player Jim Guttmann, accordionist Michael McLaughlin, violinist Yaeko Miranda-Elmaleh, and vocalist Rhoda Bernard.
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Community Meeting Room of the Goodnow Library
From the shtetls of Eastern Europe, through the emigration to America, from the jazz clubs of cities and the stages of Yiddish theater comes the music of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Klezmer music began in medieval Europe, where bands of itinerant Jewish musicians went from town to town playing for Jewish festivals and special events.
By the 19th century, klezmer music had become a well-developed musical style, taking its inspiration not only from the synagogue, but from the non-Jewish culture that surrounded it. In America, immigrant Jewish musicians adapted this music to the new rhythms and instruments they found, creating new klezmer forms. Until the 1940's, klezmer orchestras flourished, but with the new styles of music, and the immigrant Jews' desire to appear "American," the klezmer tradition faded. Today, however, a klezmer revival is in full swing, with the Klezmer Conservatory Band playing a prominent role.
One of the first bands in the klezmer revival and a leading voice in the world of klezmer music and Yiddish song for over thirty years, the Klezmer Conservatory Band (KCB) continues to thrill audiences all over the world. With a repertoire ranging from Yiddish standards to rousing dance medleys and little known gems, the KCBs musicians have served as important ambassadors in promoting the universal appeal of Jewish music.
The program will be held in the Community Meeting Room of the Goodnow Library located at 21 Concord Road, Sudbury. The program is free and open to the public.
EVENTS WITH FRIENDS
In addition to sponsoring library programs (see the list at the bottom of this page for examples), the Friends run our own cultural, fundraising, and other events for community members.
Friends events include our Annual Book and Bake sale, our summer book sale, Cooking with Friends, Trivia Night, special Friends and Supporters events, and more.
Friends events enliven our community and raise funds for vital library programs. We invite you to join us!