Klezmer Ensemble with special guest Steve Greenman

April 14, 2011 - 8:00pm

Steven Greenman

The University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin will perform with special guest composer/violinist Steve Greenman on Thursday, April 14th, 2011 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.

Steven Greenman is recognized internationally as one of the finest practitioners of traditional East European Jewish klezmer violin. As a composer of klezmer music he is producer and lead performer of the recording Stempenyu's Dream, which contains his original Jewish and klezmer compositions. Co-founder of the Khevrisa ensemble with Walter Zev Feldman, Steven is co-producer and lead performer of the recording Khevrisa-European Klezmer Music on the Smithsonian Folkways label. Steven currently leads the Stempenyu's Dream ensemble, DiTsvey and the Steven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble. He has taught klezmer music at KlezKamp, KlezKanada, KlezFest London and Klezmer Wochen Weimar and has performed at the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, Poland and at Toronto's Ashkenaz - A Festival of New Yiddish Culture. In addition to klezmer music, Steven is an accomplished performer of Hungarian nota, Romanian lautari music, and urban East European Gypsy music. As a concert performer Steven has been a regular guest soloist with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, performing his own arrangements of traditional East European Gypsy violin music and klezmer music.

Under the direction of Director of Music Performance and acclaimed clarinetist Joel Rubin, the University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble focuses on the music of the klezmorim, the Jewish professional instrumentalists of Eastern Europe. The ensemble is made up of both undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other members of the greater Charlottesville community, and is dedicated to exploring klezmer and other Jewish musical traditions from the 18th century to the present.

Greenman will be in residency at the University of Virginia for the week.

Music Samples:

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112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

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