Opening Night Celebration with Alicia Svigals Klezmer Fiddle Express

Saturday, July 15, 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $35/$30 members/$18 students (school ID required for college students)


An evening celebrating the opening of PS21’s 12th summer season, with special performance by Alicia Svigals.

“She is without question the greatest living exponent of the klezmer fiddle” –Seth Rogovoy, author of The Essential Klezmer

Composer/violinist Alicia Svigals, is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy winning Klezmatics, which she co-directed for seventeen years. A composer, vocalist and the world’s foremost klezmer violinist, who almost singlehandedly rescued that fiddle tradition from the brink of extinction with her recording Fidl. She has written for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwright Tony Kushner, documentary filmmaker Judith Helfand, et al. She was an NEA MacDowell Fellow in 2014, an honor for first-time fellows of “extraordinary talent.” She was also a 2014 fellow at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture in NYC.

For this performance Svigals will be joined by accordionist LAUREN BRODY and BRIAN GLASSMAN on double bass