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London Klezmer Quartet - Batehaven Feb 19th

The South Coast Music Society will present its first concert for 2017 at 3pm on Sunday 19 February in St Bernard’s Church, Batehaven. The concert will be given by the London Klezmer Quartet - Ilana Cravitz violin, Susi Evans clarinet, Carol Isaacs accordion and Australian Indra Buraczewka on double bass and vocals. LKQ gives exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.The quartet regularly tours the world to much critical acclaim. They arrived here in January for a national tour of Australia and New Zealand and recently performed at the annual Illawarra Folk Festival in Wollongong.The Quartet was formed in 2009 after realising a strong shared interest in the Yiddish folk tradition. They delve into the celebratory and soulful Jewish music of Eastern Europe - “bringing you klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive”. LKQ’s repertoire explores the huge range of melodies, rhythms and emotions encompassed by klezmer music, which was born in eastern European Jewish communities as long ago as the seventeenth century. Klezmorim were professional Jewish folk musicians whose main role was to evoke joy and pain, and stimulate dancing and tears at weddings. Although performed by professional musicians, the music was rarely played in concert halls. The programme features a combination of traditional works and newly composed material inspired by the London Klezmer Quartet’s travels, their origins and their home ground of London, as well as melodies mined from old manuscripts and 78rpm records. Tickets for the concert are available at the door (cash) or online at Adults’ tickets will be $35; members and pensioners $30. In 2017, adults accompanying school student/s will be admitted free in accordance with the South Coast Music Society’s aim of encouraging the love of fine music in young people. For more information about this concert or the South Coast Music Society, please contact the President Julie Stuart on 0438 590 505. LONDON KLEZMER QUARTET

A dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

LAUGH, DANCE, CRY WITH LKQ The London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ) delves into the celebratory and soulful Jewish music of eastern Europe, bringing you klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive. Bringing fresh life to an almost-lost folk tradition, LKQ’s old and new melodies on violin, clarinet, accordion and double bass take you on a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond. “A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.” (Songlines Magazine). “Dizzyingly dynamic playing… a band at the forefront of the European klezmer revival” (fROOTS). “The tradition is safe in the hands of the next generation.” (Sunday Times)

Sunday 19 February 2017 at 3.00 pm

St Bernard’s Church, Batehaven Tickets at the door OR online at Adults $35; Members and Concessions $30; School students free* *one adult accompanying student/s will be also admitted free

"Borscht" (The Movie) by the London Klezmer Quartet

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