Klezmer Residency with Grammy-winner Lorin Sklamberg (Klezmatics)

April 23, 2017 - 11:00am to April 27, 2017 - 11:00pm
Various Locations
WorkshopSunday, 4/23/1711:00 am113 Old CabellYiddish singing workshop


Wednesday 4/26/1712:00 pm236 New Cabell Hall“The Semer Record Label: Jewish Music in Nazi Berlin, 1933-38”
ConcertThursday, 4/27/178:00 pmOld CabellUVA Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin, with special guest artist, Grammy-award winner Lorin Sklamberg


Singer and multi-instrumentalist Lorin Sklamberg (New York) will be in residency in the McIntire Department of Music from April 23-27. Hailed by legendary music critic Robert Christgau as “one of the premier American singers in any genre” with a voice that is “transcendent, ethereal and sensual” (All Things Considered, National Public Radio), Sklamberg is a founding member and lead singer of the Grammy-winning, trailblazing Yiddish-American roots band, The Klezmatics. He has performed on 50 albums and is known additionally for his work with the Semer Ensemble, Alpen Klezmer, Susan McKeown, the Nigunim Trio, Sklamberg and the Shepherds, the Zmiros Project, and in Drawing Life, a multi-media song cycle. He has composed and performed for film, dance, stage and circus, and has produced a number of recordings of world and theater music. Sklamberg has taught and lectured from London and Paris to Kiev and St. Petersburg. He is also the Sound Archivist of the YIVO Institute for JewishResearch in New York and former coordinator of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program. With support from the UVA Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Center for German Studies


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu