Harmony library, arts board
hosting concert next Thursday
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:09 AM
The Harmony Public Library and the Harmony Arts Board, in collaboration with Riverside Concerts, Arts Midwest, the Mayo Clinic and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, present traditional Eastern European Jewish music from the Klezmatics on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the JEM Theatre in Harmony.
The Klezmatics will perform at the JEM Theatre in Harmony on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Harmony library and the Harmony Arts Board as a preview to a Riverside Concert in Rochester. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Admission is free. Refreshments will follow the performance.
The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars whose music is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.
In the course of over 20 years the group has released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels.
The Klezmatics have collaborated with numerous musical luminaries including folk hero Arlo Guthrie, classical legend Itzhak Perlman, Israeli pop icons Chava Albertstein and Ehud Banay, and beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
Their work has extended to numerous theater, film, dance and television projects. The Klezmatics have reached millions through performances and features. Additionally, their song "NY Psycho Freyelkhs" is a theme song for Air America Radio's The Al Franken Show.
They have performed in over 20 countries at some of the most storied venues and renowned festivals worldwide.
The Klezmatics have garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a 2006 Grammy Award, a New York Jewish Music Award and the German Critics Award. They have also topped the Billboard world music charts on numerous occasions.
This event is a free concert preview of a full-length performance that will take place in Rochester at the Mayo Civic Center Presentation Hall on Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. Attend the preview in Harmony and receive a coupon for 10 percent off the regular adult ticket price.