Shirim: Klezmer Nutcracker Concert

Top Pick December 4, 2016 Cambridge $20.00 0
(Photo: peapod labs)
(Photo: peapod labs)

The internationally renowned Shirim Klezmer Orchestra celebrates Chanukah with a performance of their “Klezmer Nutcracker” music at Club Passim!

Shirim’s legendary klezmer rendition of the Nutcracker is a brilliant cross-cultural achievement which is fun, serious and rocking all at once. They distill the classic ballet suite down to its folky essence and will change the way you think of Tchaikovsky forever. Emphasizing the Eastern European elements of the score with witty intelligence and playful irreverence, Shirim redefines the modern melting pot of “world music.” Its overwhelming virtuosity in both the performance and musical conception harken back to the manic genius of Spike Jones’ classical parodies and the artistry of Ellington’s classic transcription.

This family-friendly Sunday afternoon concert will feature the Klezmer Nutcracker, traditional klezmer tunes as well as Yiddish holiday favorites sung by Anneke Reich.

Shirim has performed all over the U.S., Canada and Europe. They have collaborated with Maurice Sendak (Pincus & the Pig), Ellen Kushner (The Golden Dreydl) and played with the Philly Pops and on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry.” They are traditional and new and alive at the same time. Come see them, you won’t regret it in this intimate venue. After over 25 years of playing, they are a Boston institution.  Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Anneke Reich, vocals; Michael Mclaughlin, accordion; Clayton DeWalt, trombone; Jim Gray, tuba; Eric Rosenthal, drums.

+ More... - Less...
Fact Sheet
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer St
Cambridge, MA 02138

CJP provides the above links concerning third-party events for your convenience only. CJP has no control over the content of the linked-to websites or events they describe, and accepts no responsibility for the websites, including any advertising or products or services on or available from such sites, or for any loss or damage that may arise from your attending, or registering to attend, the described events. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to below, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites and event attendance. CJP is not responsible or liable to you or any third party for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in the linked-to materials or at the described events, and all commentary, articles and other content provided at the third-party websites or at the events, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the persons or entities operating the linked-to websites and events. The inclusion of any link on this website does not imply that CJP endorses the described event, or the linked-to website or its operator.

More In...

More At...