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Brave Old World, Philadelphia, Jan 9

Philadelphia-area readers will be interested in an upcoming concert
of Brave Old World at the Philadelphia Art Museum (main entrance with
seating on the stairs) on Friday January 9. They will be performing two
one-hour sets, the first starting at 5:45 and the second at 7:15; of course
people can come to both or either. Below some info about who they are, in
case you don't know.

Brave Old World brings together four pioneering virtuosi of the klezmer
scene: Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, and Stuart Brotman.
Vocalist and violinist Michael Alpert, renowned for his native Yiddish and
soulful lyricism, is "the only klezmer artist writing Yiddish songs on
contemporary topics" (New York Newsday). Musical Director Alan Bern,
acknowledged as the leading master of klezmer accordion and piano, brings a
unique and innovative musical vision to the group's arrangements. Kurt
Bjorling inspires audiences with the passion and imagination of the Jewish
clarinet , while the incomparable Stuart Brotman embodies
multi-instrumental virtuosity on bass, percussion, and cimbalom.

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