100 Years of Klezmer
Michael Winograd & Christina Crowder
A Western Tour of Klezmer Hits
Join Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Michael Winograd and Accordion whiz Christina Crowder for over 100 years of Jewish music in one night! Critics will say it can’t be done! “Impossible!” naysayers will cry out! “A century’s worth of music in a single concert??!!” ; But Winograd & Crowder, against all odds, will prove them wrong. Don’t miss out on this historic occasion.
About the musicians:
“Winograd is not a dabbler. He isn’t an aspiring 12-tone composer who can play some klezmer. He isn’t a punk-rocker looking for a new angle on approaching his songwriting. He IS a klezmer. He knows klezmer. He fucking blows away the room at klezmer. – Geoff Berner, “Kosher Style” Liner Notes
In 2019, clarinetist Michael Winograd released his long awaited LP “Kosher Style,” re-affirming his central role in today’s international Klezmer landscape. He tours the world performing with his band The Honorable Mentshn, collaborates with Pakistani superstar Zeb Bangash in the group Sandaraa, records and plays with a veritable who’s who of today’s top Klezmorim (Frank London, Itzhak Perlman, Geoff Berner, Alicia Svigals, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Daniel Kahn, to name a few), appears in stadiums with Vulfpeck, produces records and is the Artistic Director of KlezKanada and a founder of the Yiddish New York festival.
Christina Crowder has been performing and researching Jewish music for over twenty years, beginning in Budapest, Hungary and continuing with a Fulbright grant to Romania to document Jewish music. Her current research is examining the connections between Jewish, Bessarabian, and Greek music through a project with Walter Zev Feldman at NYU Abu Dhabi, and she is the Operations Director of the newly-founded Klezmer Institute. She has been a guest instructor in klezmer accordion and ensemble performance in the US, Canada, and Europe, and was both musical director and performer in the 2019 Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of the Broadway play “Indecent.”
Tickets online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4418660 and at the Music Coop in Ashland.