Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz of Veretski Pass


Thursday, December 6, 2018 8:00PM
Old Cabell Hall

Klezmer Ensemble with special guests Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz of Veretski Pass
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Performed in Old Cabell Hall, on Grounds at UVA

Part of the McIntire Department of Music

The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music, together with the Miller Arts Scholars, will host violinist Cookie Segelstein and accordionist Joshua Horowitz from the Berkeley-based trio Veretski Pass in concert as guest artists with the UVA Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin on Thursday, December 6 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall.

The concert will feature music from the trio’s collaborative CD with Joel Rubin, Poyln: A Gilgul (Poland: A Metamorphosis). The CD received a five-star review in the influential world music magazine, Songlines. The duo of Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz (Berkeley, CA) offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. Playing in an unbound, energetic village style, this veteran duo plays a multicultural stew of music from historical Eastern Europe: Jewish instrumental klezmer tunes coexist together with folk melodies from Ukraine, the Carpathians, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, and of the Tatars, Hutzuls, Ruthenians, and Ottoman Turks. Much of this rare music has been gleaned from field recordings gathered by the musicians themselves in over fourteen countries spanning over twenty years. With its colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and repertoire, this influential duo carries on the ancient tradition of klezmer musicians, playing music of all kinds, but with a recognizably Yiddish sound.