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Margot Leverett, Providence, RI, 29 Apr 2009

Margot LeverettWednesday, April 29, 2009 8pm

Salomon Center (on the Main Green, accessible from Waterman and George streets)
22nd Annual Eric Adam Brudner '84 Memorial Concert

The Brown University Wind Symphony performs under the direction of Matthew McGarrell, conductor, and Aaron D. Jones '09, assistant conductor, featuring Margot Leverett, clarinetist.

Program to include:
Rossini - Prelude, Theme and Variations for Clarinet and Band
Leverett/McGarrell - Klezmer Fantazi for Clarinet and Band
Free and open to the public.
To request special services, accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact Ashley Lundh [401.863.3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

Margot Leverett is one of the foremost of the new generation of klezmer clarinetists. Classically trained at Indiana University School of Music, she was involved in avant-garde music when she first heard klezmer, the dynamic East European music traditionally played at Jewish weddings. Leverett was a founding member of the Klezmatics before starting her own band "Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys" in 2001. They have just released their second CD, "Second Avenue Square Dance", combining the best of bluegrass and klezmer. Margot Leverett has been a featured guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and her music has been choreographed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company. She has toured Japan twice with The New York Ragtime Orchestra and has been featured in several Off-Broadway productions.

Margot Leverett was a staff instructor at KlezKamp for over 10 years and has also taught at KlezKanada, Klezkamp West, Klezmerquerque, and at colleges, music festivals, and Jewish organizations across the country.

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