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W. Philadelphia Klezmer Orchestra, Philadelphia, PA, 20 Feb 2010

West Philadelphia Klezmer Orchestra Havdalah & Melaveh
Malkah Concert
Saturday, February 20, 2010
$10.00 at the door
BZBI 300 S. 18th Street Philadelphia

With a diverse and accomplished lineup of Philly musicians, West Philadelphia Orchestra is an unusual and exciting ensemble in today's musical world. They began playing music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and the klezmer traditions in late 2006, and have continued expanding and refining their sound and repertoire ever since. The band now plays original material that explores and experiments with traditional sounds, which can be heard on their 2008 release 'WPO.' As much a community as a band, WPO's performances are celebratory events. With their pounding drums and shimmering brass sounds, they inspire audiences to hold hands, dance, and sing along. Joined by trumpeter and vocalist Susan Watts, the West Philadelphia (Klezmer) Orchestra - a 6 piece ensemble with clarinetist Larry Goldfinger, trombonist Dan Blacksberg, pianist Adrian Banner, sousaphonist Jim Parker, and Gregg Mervine on drums - will play klezmer and Yiddish songs.

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