THE CELEBRATORY and soulful sounds of The London Klezmer Quartet will be heard at The Lamb Folk Club on August 3.
Klezmer is, at its heart, the dance and wedding music played by the Klezmorim as they tramped the roads of Eastern Europe. It is often described as bitter-sweet, having been born out of poverty and oppression, but contains joy and exhilaration as well as sadness and defiance.
The Quartet’s deep understanding of the music is reflected in their exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that have captivated audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
They have appeared at many of the UK’s best-known music venues and festivals, as well as across Europe and further afield.
Leading the quartet is violinist Ilana Cravitz who has introduced many hundreds of people to the delights of Klezmer through her playing, courses and workshops.
Completing the line-up is Susi Evans [clarinet], Carol Isaacs [piano accordion] and Francesca Ter-Berg [cello].
Admission to this event is £6 on the door, the music starts at 8.30pm and the enquiry number is 728268.