New York City:
Joel Rubin Ensemble with Kálmán Balogh
Special guest: Pete Rushefsky
Wednesday, February 7, 7pm
Location: Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street
The Steinhardt Building (35 West 67th Street) is located on the north
side of 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.
On the New York and DC concerts, the ensemble will be performing “Midnight Prayer,” a suite of Joel Rubin’s arrangements of Russian Jewish instrumental klezmer and hasidic music. Clarinetist and ethnomusicologist Rubin is the new Director of Music Performance in the McIntire Department of Music at UVA and an internationally acclaimed interpreter of the klezmer tradition. He studied with Richard Stoltzman and Kalmen Opperman, attended the
California Institute of the Arts and received a BFA in performance from the State
University of New York at Purchase. Rubin holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from City University (London). He has been the founder and clarinetist of some of the most internationally respected klezmer ensembles, including the pioneering revival group Brave Old World. Rubin has concertized throughout Europe, North America and Asia, appearing at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Tonhalle in Zürich, and Lincoln Center.