Sunday, February 20, 2011

5th & B Plays Klezmer!

Original collograph by Kerry Bliss
The traditional wedding music of Eastern European Ashkenazic Jews, Klezmer came to the United States with Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants between 1880 and 1924.  Originating in the devotional music of the synagogue, Klezmer was strongly influenced by the music of the Romas.

Members of 5th & B have been playing Klezmer at Jewish Weddings in Portland and the Willamette Valley for decades, and it has become a staple of our concerts.  Join us for an afternoon of joyful, heartbreaking, passionate Klezmer music 3:00 PM, February 27th at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Corvallis.  Adults $7.00, children and teens free.