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Buenos Klezmer at The Jazz Room

After two sell out performancea, a welcome return to the Bull’s Head for this vibrant ensemble who will delight and intrigue with the sometimes uplifting and sometimes haunting Klezmer music of the Eastern European shtetl and medieval Spain.

Vocalist Maya Levy weaves a fascinating tale of these long-ago worlds while clarinettist Livia Frankish wails, guitarist Eyal Pik serenades and cellist Mayda Narvey straddles the support of stand up bass and the interweaving melodies of the violin.

Come prepared to laugh, cry and stamp your feet in the friendly, intimate surroundings of the iconic Jazz Room
Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door
**PLEASE NOTE: this concert is likely to sell out – advance booking highly recommended!**

 

Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Working under various restrictions in different centuries and cultures, Jewish musicians (klezmorim) developed their own unique voice inspired by the local musical styles.

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Frankish Trio at Cafe Yukari Kew

Livia Frankish – clarinet

Mariko Brown – piano

Mayda Narvey – cello

 

Programme:

Beethoven – Trio in B-flat, Op 11

Brahms – Clarinet Trio, Op 114

 

Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door

Please note this is a small venue – early booking is strongly advised

Experience quality classical music in the intimate surroundings of Cafe Yukari in Kew.

Composed in 1797, Beethoven’s B-flat Trio uses the unusual combination of clarinet, piano and cello, but Beethoven published it in the traditional trio format of violin, cello and piano as he felt it would sell better. Tonight a chance to hear this urbane, relaxed Trio as he originally scored it, making use of the then relatively new instrument, the clarinet.

Written over a century later, Brahms’ Trio in A minor also draws inspiration from the clarinet, but all three instruments are wonderfully integrated. Melancholy and autumnal in character, the Trio is restrained and concentrated, typical of Brahms’ late style.

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