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San Francisco Choral Artists & Klezmer band Veretski Pass in Concert!

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    Prophets, Kings & Klezmer Have you ever heard internationally-acclaimed Klezmer Band Veretski Pass? Now is your chance -- in concert with San Francisco Choral
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      Prophets, Kings & Klezmer

      Have you ever heard internationally-acclaimed Klezmer Band Veretski Pass?  Now is your chance -- in concert with San Francisco Choral Artists. Together we present an innovative program of Jewish music from the last 2000 years: psalms, folksongs, dances and lullabies expressed through the fusion of chamber choir and Klezmer band.  You'll hear improvisation, three world premieres, settings of traditional Jewish texts, lively dance music and sonorous a cappella harmonies.

      Palo Alto: Sun, Mar 11, 4 PM
      Congregation Etz Chayim, 4161 Alma St.
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      San Francisco: Sat, Mar 17, 8 PM 
      St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St.
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      Oakland: Sun, Mar 18, 4 PM
      Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St.
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      The concerts showcase a variety of new and standard Klezmer music, and a wealth of choral music by Jewish composers, including richly scored six-part Shir Hama'alot by 17th century Italian composer Salamone Rossi, beloved works by Darius Milhaud and Felix Mendelssohn, a lush piece by 19th century composer David Nowakowsky called Hashkivenu #2, Sylke Zimpel's arrangement of the familiar folk tune Tumbalalaika, and compelling psalm settings by contemporary composers George RochbergMalcolm Singer, and Karen Tarlow.

      For this program local composer Tina Harrington and Composer-Not-in-Residence Matt Van Brink each created new works that feature the two ensembles. Using energetic rhythms, Harrington's Vest Oysforn draws on the tradition of Eastern European folk music. The unique characters of two Romanian dances, the Doina and the Hora, are featured Matt Van Brink's work They Disappear.

      Tickets are on sale now!  
      Advanced Purchase: $12 Student/$22 Senior/$25 General (less with the friends and family discount!)
      At the Door: $15 Student/$28 Senior/$30 General

      About Veretski Pass          

      Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes
      crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the
      Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting
      combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited
      concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music with
      origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the
      East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Romanian
      and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and
      Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Romania; Hutzul wedding
      music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from
      Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Veretski
      Pass recently performed at the Concertgebouw concert hall in
      Amsterdam, and their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10- best
      recording lists of journalists. For biographies of individual members
      of Veretski Pass, please visit: www.veretskipass.com  

      About the Choral Artists          

      Nationally-recognized San Francisco Choral Artists has achieved
      renown through innovative programs and stunning performances
      presenting new works and masterworks of the last 600 years.
      Specializing in the music of living composers, SFCA has premiered
      over 175 works and collaborated with The Alexander String Quartet,
      Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Composers Inc, The Whole Noyse, and
      others. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director since since 1995, avidly
      cultivates engagements with living composers to bridge the gulf
      between audience, composer, and performer. Active as a guest
      conductor, adjudicator and clinician, she has worked with many noted

      What People are Saying                    

      "...awash in gorgeous harmonies... exquisite, rich, and sensuous,
      ...beautiful phrasing, and a perfect blend ...deeply beautiful and

      Jonathan Russell, San Francisco Classical Voice; Professor, San
      Francisco Conservatory of Music           

      "...imaginatively-chosen, challenging, and very beautifully sung..."
      Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice           

      "A Bay Area treasure"
      Kirke Mechem, Composer

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