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Horowitz and Brotman, San Francisco, CA, Feb 10

Is Everything Old New Again?

A Talk and Demonstration on Klezmer Music
with Stuart Brotman and Josh Horowitz
Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m.

Join two of the central figures of the Klezmer Revival for an exploration of klezmer music's vibrant musical and cultural itinerary. From its beginnings in Eastern Europe, Jewish instrumental music has moved back and forth across the Atlantic, undergoing forces as varied as the birth of the recording industry, the destruction of European Jewry, assimilation and decay, and a now thirty-year-old revival. The question arises: Where do the Old and New Worlds really reside and how do they meet? Josh and Stu answer this question and others as they play musical examples and rare recordings, recollect their field work, share amusing anecdotes, and lead a lively discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. The BJE Jewish Community Library is located at 1835 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA. For more info, call 415-567-3327 or e-mail the BJE Library.

Stuart Brotman is one of the central figures and the leading bassist of the Klezmer Revival, as well as a performer on the tsimbl and a variety of Eastern European flutes. He plays these instruments in Brave Old World and Veretski Pass, as well as with various ensembles in the San Francisco Bay.

Joshua Horowitz is the founder and director of the ensemble Budowitz and has performed and recorded on tsimbl and 19th- century accordion with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Veretski Pass, Rubin & Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper, Alicia Svigals, and Ruth Yaakov.

Program co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia.

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