The Museum at Eldridge Street has announced the return of their live music series in their Historic Sanctuary with a concert by Brooklyn-based violinist Jake Shulman-Ment on Sunday, April 10 at 3:00pm. The concert has a Ukrainian slant.
They write: “Considered one of the finest klezmer fiddlers on the planet” by NPR, Shulman-Ment and his all-star ensemble will explore the “old world” style klezmer string music of the An-sky Expedition, 1912-1914. As part of an ethnographic tour through Ukraine, An-sky and his team of folklorists and musicologists collected a huge cache of objects, manuscripts, and sound recordings documenting the everyday life of Jewish communities in the Pale of Settlement.
Performing with Shulman-Ment will be Gloucester, MA-based violinist Abigale Reisman, bassist Joanna Sternberg, and tsimbl (cimbalom/hammered dulcimer) player Pete Rushefsky. From Hasidic spirituals to rollicking dance tunes, Shulman-Ment and his kapelye breathe new life into musical treasures that had been frozen in Ukrainian state archives.
Learn more and get tickets here.