Klezmer: The Next Generation
at Society Hill Synogogue
Saturday, January 27th 8:00 p.m.
$10, by phone (215) 922-6590 or at the door
Society Hill Synagogue’s own Dan Blacksberg brings his trombone and
friends Michael Winograd, clarinet, and Carmen Staaf, accordion, for an
evening of klezmer music at Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St,
Philadelphia, Saturday January 27th at 8:00 PM. Second to none among the
new generation of klezmer players, Dan, Michael and Carmen offer traditional
and original music drawn from the heritage of Eastern European Jewry. A
magical combination of years of experience (already) on the world’s klezmer
stage, the sanctuary’s excellent acoustics and superb musicianship will
bring us to our feet, joined in spirit by those who once called the
Synagogue’s building “Die Groyse Rumeyneshe Shul. (The Great Rumanian Shul)”
Michael Winograd leads the New York-based Klezmer band, Khevre, is
music director of Folksbiene Theater’s popular children’s production, Kids &
Yiddish, teaches at KlezKamp and KlezKanada and has appeared in concert
with the Klezmatics and Klezmer Conservatory Band and many of the best of
today’s klezmer musicians..
Carmen Staaf, in addition being a member of Khevre, has appeared
with Susan Watts and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. As well as being a
wonderful klezmer player, she is a virtuoso jazz pianist performing all over
the world and serving on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music.
Dan Blacksberg, has inhabited Society Hill Synagogue since birth,
and is now one of the world’s leading klezmer trombonists. Featured among an
all-star klezmer band at the 2006 Jewish Music Festival in Cracow, Poland,
Daniel has been seen on stage with members of the Klezmatics, Brave Old
World and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. He has performed with Aaron
Alexander’s Midrash Mishmosh in New York and at the Ashkenaz Jewish Music
Festival in Toronto.