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  • The Klezmatics Return to Walt Disney Concert Hall in Celebration of Hanukkah and the Band’s 25th Anniversary
  • Dec. 19, 2011
  • Monday, December 19, 2011, at 8 PM

    WHAT:

    The Klezmatics - the first (and only) Jewish music group ever to win a Grammy - return to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday, December 19, at 8 PM to celebrate Hanukkah and the band’s 25th anniversary.

    On September 13, to honor this milestone anniversary, the band released Live at Town Hall, a guest-studded, retrospective commemoration featuring the songs and sounds that have made the Klezmatics a huge success worldwide for the past two and a half decades. The band’s unique blend of traditional klezmer music with Eastern European, Latin, Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and folk-flavored music, has won them rave reviews and numerous awards along the way, including the Preis der Deutsches Schallplattenkritik (German Critics' Award) and the GLAMA Gay and Lesbian American Music Award for their album The Well. Klezmatics recordings have ascended to #1 in the Billboard Magazine World Music chart, the European World Music chart and the CMJ World Music chart.

    The band has worked with an array of celebrated talent including folk singers Theodore Bikel and Arlo Guthrie, poet Allen Ginsberg, the Master Musicians of Jajouka, New York downtown scene fixtures John Zorn and Marc Ribot, and pop singer Neil Sedaka. They composed the score for Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Kushner's adaptation of the classic Yiddish drama A Dybbuk, or Between Two Worlds, have appeared on TV programs as diverse as Late Night with David Letterman and Sex and the City, and teamed with classical violin icon Itzhak Perlman for the Emmy-winning PBS special Great Performances: In the Fiddler's House. They’ve also guested on numerous radio programs, including the BBC’s John Peel Show and American Public Media’s A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

    WHO:

    The Klezmatics

    WHEN:

    Monday, December 19, 2011, at 8 PM

    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    DECK THE HALL HOLIDAY CONCERTS AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL:

    Los Angeles’ collective holiday spirit is always palpable at the annual Deck the Hall concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ten performances include:

    - Handel’s Messiah - Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, conductor

    (Tuesday, December 13 & Wednesday, December 14, at 8:00 PM)

    - A Chanticleer Christmas

    (Thursday, December 15, at 8:00 PM)

    - Holiday Organ Spectacular - David Higgs, organ; Shana Blake Hill, soprano

    (Friday, December 16, at 8:00 PM)

    - Holiday Sing-Along - David Prather, host

    (Saturday, December 17, at 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM)

    - The Klezmatics

    (Monday, December 19, at 8:00 PM)

    - A Swingin’ Christmas with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey

    (Tuesday, December 20, at 8:00 PM)

    - New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini

    (Saturday, December 31, at 7:00 PM & 10:30 PM)

  • contact:

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