2011-04-07 / Entertainment

Klezmer Meets Classical: Music Of Eastern Europe

Concerts in Hancock, Berkeley Springs

The Springs Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of folk and classical music from Eastern Europe at the Hancock Town Hall auditorium on Sunday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. The performance by these popular area musicians will feature Klezmer tunes – folk music from Eastern Europe and developed in the United States by Jewish immigrants – as well as classical music by the Czech composer, Antonin Dvor├ík, and the Hungarian composer, Bela Bartok. Ensemble players will perform these beautiful, soulful melodies on violins, violas, cellos, baritone, recorders, flute, oboe and trumpet.

Springs Chamber Ensemble performers include Laura Chaskes (cello), Carrie Hann (violin), Kerry Jackson (cello), Bennett Lentczner (trumpet), Carolyn Kligerman (viola), Mike Kligerman (viola, baritone, guitar), Alexander Marte (violin), Samantha Redston ( recorders), Linda Whitesitt (violin), and Walker Williams (flute, oboe).

The Springs Chamber Ensemble will also perform a selection of Klezmer tunes at a performance earlier on the same afternoon (April 17, 3 p. m.) at the Berkeley Springs Presbyterian Church – “Peter’s Last Wish: A Violin’s Journey” – a Church on the Hill concert cosponsored by the Morgan County Forum for Arts, Sciences, and Technologies featuring Alexander Marte, violin, Pat Springer, piano, and the Living Springs Chorale.

Both concerts are open to the public without charge. For more information, please call 304-258-0838.

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