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Orchestra Euphonos + Michael Winograd & Christina Crowder (from New York)
Romanian & Klezmer Music in Oakland!
Place for Sustainable Living
1121 64th St., Oakland, CA
Converging in the east bay one night only, this show begins with a NYC-based klezmer duo featuring Michael Winograd followed by the Bay Area’s premiere Romanian folk music ensemble Orchestra Euphonos. Join us for a concert and dance party at Oakland DIY community space, Place!
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Doors Open at 8:30 pm; Show Begins at 9 pm
Orchestra Euphonos (10:30 pm) is a Bay Area-based Eastern European folk ensemble specializing in Moldovan, Romanian, and Klezmer music. Their uplifting sound is characterized by a brass and woodwind melodic front line. Their performances are joyous occasions filled with wild takes on old favorites and more than a few opportunities to dance.
Peter Bonos (trumpet), Balder Ten Cate (cimbalom), Zina Pozen (accordion), Matthew Stein and Marco Ghezzo (Violin), Asaf Ophir (clarinet), Leo Peringer (Bass) & Ivan Velev (percussion).
Michael Winograd & Christina Crowder (9 pm)
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.
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.