Concerts & Events
Friday, April 12, 7:30 PM
Adrianne Greenbaum, Klezmer Flute
Adrianne Greenbaum, Klezmer Flute, performing on vintage wood instruments
accompanied by Shelley Phillips, Celtic Harp and oboe
220 Spring Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
$12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tix available at brownpapertickets.com
The original sounds of the wood flute were heard throughout Eastern Europe in the mid-nineteenth century until "louder" instruments such as clarinet and trumpet "edged" this beautiful sound out of the shtetl bands. Seth Rogovoy (author, "The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music") stated it best: "I can't think of a stronger case being made for the flute as an essential klezmer instrument (besides the historical fact that Old World kapelyes often included flutes) than Adrianne Greenbaum's spirited playing..."
Saturday April 27, 7:30 PM
Väsen, Swedish Power Trio
Olov Johansson, nyckelharpa
Mikael Marin, viola
Roger Tallroth, 12 string guitar
St. John's Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Dr. Aptos, CA 95003
$15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tix available at brownpapertickets.com
"The sound may be traditional, but the attitude is completely modern, mixing up the ideas of folk, the virtuosity of prog, and the humor of the insane asylum into a cuisineart of acoustic bliss. Visualize whirled music."