Special Performance

Tue, November 30, 2010 | Bass Concert Hall

8:00 PM

In an Austin-only engagement, the world’s hippest klezmer band, The Klezmatics, is joined by two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, for a Hannukah celebration to remember.

Considered world music superstars, The Klezmatics offer klezmer steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism. Their eclectic musical influences include Arab, African, Latin, and Balkan rhythms, jazz, and punk.

Emerging from the vibrant cultural scene of New York City’s East Village in 1986, The Klezmatics have produced nine albums and have stubbornly continued making music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable.

Richard Stoltzman’s virtuosity, technique, imagination, and communicative power have revolutionized the world of clarinet playing, opening up possibilities for the instrument that no one could have predicted. He was responsible for bringing the clarinet to the forefront as a solo instrument and is still the world’s foremost clarinetist.

Sponsored by: Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies in partnership with Texas Performing Arts, College of Fine Arts at UT and the JCAA

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