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UMS Concert Program, January 14, 1989: Klezmer Conservatory Band --

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Day
14
Month
January
Year
1989
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Season: 110th
Concert: Twentieth
Power Center For The Performing Arts Ann Arbor, Michigan

THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Klezmer Conservatory Band
HANKUS NETSKY Director, Alto Saxophone, Piano
Judy Bressler, Vocal Ilene Stahl, Clarinet
Miriam Rabson and David Brody, Violins
Robin Miller, Piccolo and Flute Gary Bohan, Trumpet
Merryl Goldberg, Soprano, Alto, and Baritone Saxophones
Mark Hamilton, Trombone James Guttman, Bass
Evan Harlan, Piano and Accordion Grant Smith, Drums Steve Netsky, Banjo
Saturday Evening, January 14,1989, at 8:00
Power Center for the Performing Arts
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Program selections will be chosen from the following pieces:
Di Zilberne Khasene (The Silver Wedding) ..........................Traditional
A Rumenisher Doyne............................................Traditional
Lebn Zol Columbus (Long Live Columbus) .................Perlmutter & Wohl
Vut Ken You Makh (What Can You Do).........................A. Lebedoff
Palestina ..............................................Conrad & Robinson
Bulgar A La Naftule .........................................N. Brandwein
A Freylekhs, from "The Three Brides" .......................Gilrod & Sandier
Russian Sher ...................................................Traditional
Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn.......................................Secunda & Cahn
De Geshray Fun Der Vilde Katshke (Cry Of The Wild Duck) ...........Gilkyson
Pearl From Warsaw ..............................................Traditional
Rumenye, Rumenye...........................................A. Lebedoff
The piano heard in tonight's concert is a Steinway available through
Hammell Music, Inc. The Klezmer Conservatory Band is represented by
Ttie Aaron Concert Management, Boston. Cameras and recording devices are not allowed in the auditorium.
Twentieth Concert of the 110th Season Eighteenth Annual Choice Series
The Klezmer Conservatory Band
". . . an upbeat and exultant ensemble, reflecting a warmth and reverence for its music." (The New York Times)
From the shtctls of Eastern Europe, through the emigration to America, from the jazz clubs of cities and the stages of Yiddish theatre comes the music of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.
Klezmer music began in medieval Europe, where bands of itinerant Jewish musicians went from town to town playing for Jewish festivals and special events. By the nineteenth century, klezmer music had become a well-developed musical style, taking its inspiration not only from the synagogue, but from the non-Jewish culture that surrounded it. In America, immigrant Jewish musicians adapted this music to the new rhythms and instruments they found, creating new klezmer forms. Klezmer orchestras flourished until the 1940s, but with new styles of music and the immigrant Jews' desire to appear "American," the klezmer tradition faded.
Today, however, a klezmer revival is in full swing, with the Klezmer Conservatory Band playing a prominent role. Driven by a desire to return to his roots, Hankus Netsky, the band's founder, discovered that both a grandfather and an uncle were in klezmer orchestras in Phila?delphia in the 1920s. This, in combination with the inherent appeal of the music, inspired Netsky to form his own ensemble in 1980, while he was an instructor at the New England Conservatory of Music.
The Klezmer Conservatory Band has taken its eclectic brand of Yiddish music from Minneapolis to Miami Beach and from Boston to Sacramento. It has released four records on the Vanguard label: "Yiddishe Renaissance," "KLEZ," "A Touch of Klez," and "Oy Chanu-kah!" The Band is also featured on "Tourists," a live album released by the popular radio program "Prairie Home Companion."
Coming Concerts
Montreal Symphony Orchestra Charles Dutoit.........Wed. Jan. 25
Radu Lupu, pianist
Mazowsze, Polish Folk Company.............................Mon. Jan. 30
Canadian Brass...........................................Thurs. Feb. 2
Beaux Arts Trio.............................................Sat. Feb. 4
Osipov Balalaika Orchestra..............................Thurs. Feb. 9
with stars of the Bolshoi Opera
Mummenschanz....................................Sat., Sun. Feb. 11, 12
New York City Opera National Company ..........Sat., Sun. Feb. 18, 19
Verdi's "La Traviata"
Richard Stoltzman and Friends...........................Wed. Feb. 22
"New York Counterpoint"
Folger Consort & Western Wind..........................Mon. Mar. 6
Paul Taylor Dance Company .......................Tues., Wed. Mar. 7, 8
Israel Philharmonic Zubin Mehta .......................Tues. Mar. 14
Faculty Artists Concert (free admission)....................Sun. Mar. 19
The Chieftains............................................Wed. Mar. 22
Emerson String Quartet .................................Wed. Mar. 29
Pre-concert Presentations
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7:00, preceding "New York Counterpoint," Richard Stoltzman & Friends Speaker: David Gregory, Associate Professor, and Director, Center for Performing Arts and
Technology, U-M School of Music Topic: The New Age of Multimedia Performance
Wednesday, Mar. 22 at 7:00, preceding The Chieftains Speaker: Marie McCarthy, Authority on Irish Music Topic to be announced.
Wednesday, Mar. 29 at 7:00, preceding Emerson String Quartet
Speaker: John Madison, Violist, Cassini Ensemble, Detroit and Toledo Symphony Orchestras Topic to be announced.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Burton Memorial Tower, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1270 Telephone: (313) 764-2538

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