June 10, 2014
5:30 – 7pm – Instrumental Klezmer Workshop w/Pete Sokolow
NY Klezmer Series Presents: Pete Sokolow’s ‘Klezmer Plus Trio” w/Ken Maltz, Marty Confurius
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th Street, NYC
5:30 – 7pm – Instrumental Klezmer Workshop w/Pete Sokolow $25
7:40 – 9ish – Concert $15
9 – 9:45 Klezmer Jam Session
Full Night Pass $35
Peter Sokolow – piano, Ken Maltz – clarinet, and Marty Confurius – bass, pay tribute to the “Legends of Klezmer” by performing the music of Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, Max Epstein, Shloimke Beckerman, Sidney Beckerman, and others who brought this wonderful sound to America. The group is widely acclaimed for their spirited and authentic interpretations of the music made popular by the Twentieth Century’s masters of the klezmer style.
Pete Sokolow has perhaps done more than any living person to revitalize the art of Klezmer Music. He wrote, along with Henry Sapoznick, the earliest book of transcriptions “The Compleat Klezmer” which remains a must have for klezmorim, as well as arranging and keyboard method books for the klezmer musician. He has taught at most of the major Yiddish Culture Festivals for the past 30 years. He maintained a busy schedule of weddings & bar mitzvahs, concerts and club performances (think 300 gigs a year), for decades.
Accompanist for Dave Tarras, The Epstein Brothers, Bandleader of Klezmer Plus, and founding member of Kapelye, among others….
If you only come to one concert this year, this is the one.
AND this concert will be held upstairs in the Sanctuary of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, using their famed Bosendorfer piano with the extra keys. It’s a chance to hear Pete Sokolow on an incredible instrument in a beautiful setting with a wonderful group.