Alicia Svigals & Uli Geissendoefer - Beregovski Suite
Violinist ALICIA SVIGALS is the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has collaborated with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. ULI GEISSENDOEFER is a Grammy–nominated jazz and world music pianist and composer. ABOUT BEREGOVSKI In the 1930’s, a Jewish scholar from the Ukraine named Moshe Beregovski set out, with eerie prescience, to collect and preserve the deep and rich Jewish musical tradition around him. On what turned out to be the eve of the destruction of European Jewry, Beregovski organized expeditions to Ukrainian “shtetlekh” (small Jewish towns) and sought out the eldest singers and instrumentalists he could find, asking them to pour their collective folk knowledge into his recording horn. In this way he managed to make thousands of recordings of beautiful Jewish folk songs, klezmer dance tunes and religious melodies on hundreds of wax cylinders, the medium of the day. The culture Beregovski documented was destroyed in the Holocaust, and Beregovski himself was arrested and sent to the Gulag. He never saw his work published in his lifetime, and though his transcriptions were published in the 1980's by ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin, for decades it was thought that those precious and important recordings were gone forever. Then in the 1990's, with the opening of the Soviet Union, the cylinders were unearthed in a dusty archive in Kiev, and now those long-forgotten melodies and voices are beginning to speak to us again. The Beregovski Suite is the fruit of a longstanding project that Svigals and Geissendoerfer have been developing, to weave the melodies from the Beregovski collection into something new and alive, and to pass them along in this form to future generations of listeners and players. Note: VIP tickets include pre-show wine and cheese reception. Doors open one hour prior to show time. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? No babies please. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? No, but there is plenty of free parking along Elm St. near Congregation Beth Shalom. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Info@NCTCNapa.com What's the refund policy? No refunds will be issued. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? It's helpful to have either the printed ticket or proof of purchase on your cell phone. Can I update my registration information? Go to Eventbrite.com and use your ticket number fo change registration information. Thank you.
1455 Elm Street
Napa, CA 94559
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