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Ben Brussell’s Klezmania

Old First Concerts

Date: Sat December 17, 2011 8:00pm

Klezmania Celebrate Chanukah with Ben Brussell’s high-energy klezmer band. Klezmer is a style of folk music from the Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe. With rollicking dance tunes, and expressive “wails” like that of the human voice, it has always been celebratory music. When klezmer met American jazz, things really became fun. The group plays mandolin, voice, violin, saxophone, accordion, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums, serving up some traditional sing-along Chanukah songs, Yiddish and Israeli folk songs, and original klezmer songs, as well. Wild and crazy fun.

Lisa Petrie is a writer and specialist in marketing and public relations for arts and education organizations. She earned a DMA in flute performance from SUNY, Stony Brook, and is the mother of two musical kids. Lisa was the Content Manager for the Kids and Families section of San Francisco Classical Voice during 2011.