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Heartland Klezmorim – The American Experience: The Musical Journey From The Shtetl

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm


Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


MSU Community Music School

The septet Heartland Klezmorim will take listeners on a narrated musical journey, starting in Eastern Europe, through world historical events, including emigration to the United States. You are invited to bear witness to this very special presentation tracing the road of Jewish migration through music.

Heartland Klezmorim began their musical journey in 2006, performing old-time klezmer music. Since that time, their repertoire has expanded to performing music from the Yiddish theater, Yiddish/klezmer swing, and jazz interpretations of klezmer music. Besides playing concerts and family events, Heartland Klezmorim has been involved in playing a wide range of events and festivals. Between 2009 and 2015, they were the pit band for the Little Darlins’ Vaudeville Show, performing klezmer and old-time swing music accompanying jugglers, magicians, dancers, and singers. They have accompanied silent films at the Capital City Film Festival (2016, 2017, 2018) and in 2014 & 2015 and played klezmer music for traditional contra-dancing at the Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend.

Members of Heartland Klezmorim have presented klezmer workshops on its history and performance practices. They have presented workshops at MSU, the Great Lakes Folk Festival, and the International Trumpet Guild Conference.

Members of Heartland Klezmorim include: Andy Callis – Accordion, Susanne Garber – Violin, Ben Godoshian – Percussion, Chris Hamilton – Bass, Drew Howard – Banjo, David Klein – Trumpet, Will Metz – Sax.

Heartland Klezmorim has released two CD’s.

Online ticket sales will stop at 5pm the day of the show. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door, starting at 6:30 pm.
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Friday, January 18, 2019
7:30 pm 10:00 pm
$20 Public; $18 Fiddle Members; $5 Students. Available online or at the box office at 6:30 PM
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MSU Community Music School
4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States

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