Klezmer Conservatory Band to perform at Old Dominion University

by | Sep 2, 2019 | What’s Happening

Monday, September 23, 7:30 pm, ODU’s University Theater

A leading voice in klezmer music and Yiddish song for more than 30 years, the Klezmer Conservatory Band (KCB) will appear in concert at Old Dominion University.

KCB’s repertoire ranges from Yiddish standards to dance medleys, and its musicians have served as important ambassadors promoting the widespread appeal of Jewish music, appearing at dozens of international music festivals in major venues across the U.S., Europe, and Australia and on 10 international broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion.

Itzhak Perlman has featured the KCB since the late 1990s in his CD, video, and touring project, In the Fiddler’s House. In 2012 the band accompanied Perlman as an integral part of his cantorial/Hassidic/klezmer/Yiddish folk music project, Eternal Echoes, and received rave reviews for their recent Sony CD release and live concert performances.

KCB is presented as part of ODU’s F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series, which is funded by an endowment established at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and made possible by a generous gift from F. Ludwig Diehn. Additional support for the band’s appearance comes from the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at ODU.

Tickets are now available online at ODUArtsTix.com.

University Theatre is located at 4600 Hampton Boulevard, with free parking for the concert in Garage D at 1070 West 45th Street.


Instant Klezmer workshop

Tuesday, September 24, 12:30 pm, ODU’s Chandler Recital Hall

Klezmer Conservatory Band’s founder and artistic director, Hankus Netsky, will offer a free workshop with attendees encouraged to bring a musical instrument and participate.

Netsky has received the Yosl Mlotek Award and a Forward Fifty award for his role in the resurgence of traditional Eastern European Jewish ethnic musical culture, along with a New England Conservatory Outstanding Alumni award, and the school’s Louis Krasner and Lawrence Lesser awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Chandler Recital Hall is located at 1339 West 49th Street in the F. Ludwig Diehn Center for the Performing Arts, with parking in Garage E at the corner of 49th Street and Bluestone Avenue.