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Fleytmusik with Adrianne Greenbaum & Pete Rushevsky, 6th Street Synagogue, NYC, 18 January 2011

Prior to the existence of the larger klezmer ensemble or kapelye that included brass and clarinets, the flute – a popular instrument of all varieties throughout world history – was often part of the smaller klezmer band; as one of the quieter instruments allowed in religious settings, it was an obvious partner with the violin and cimbalom. Early photos of larger bands show one or more flutes. These flutes were generally of the multi-keyed variety, a few Boehm-system, but mostly simple-system and/or what we now sometimes refer to as transitional.

Flutes played an important role taking the high melodic lines and fills in the early American bands of Art Shryer, Harry Kandel, and Abe Schwartz, to name but a few. Shloymke Kosch and Israel Chazin, employing exemplary tones and technical facility, are among the unfortunately all-too-few recorded flute soloists.

Adrianne performs on vintage wood instruments, returning the flute to its rightful place in the traditional small klezmer ensemble.


Cover: $15 (includes a drink)
January 18, 2011
8:30 PM
325 E. Sixth Street
(between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003

Klezmer and Yiddish Music returns to the East Village, where it once was king, at a new series curated by Aaron Alexander at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue. The lineup for the winter/spring series includes a fantastic lineup including wonderful klezmorim from New York and faraway places such as Montreal, Berlin, Boston, and the UK. We are lucky to have such a great group of musicians contributing to this endeavor. Please come out and support the series! All shows start at 8.30 and cover is $15 (drink included) unless otherwise noted.

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen's Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY

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