- Alicia Svigals, klezmer fiddler, and Uli Geissendoerfer, piano
- With special guest William Schimmel, accordion
Beregovski Suite: Reimagining a Long-Lost Klezmer Archive
December 1 at 3:30
West Building, West Garden Court
This concert is part of a series of performances by female violinists, showcasing the brilliance and stylistic versatility of the instrument.
20 years ago, violinist Alicia Svigals, the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, released her groundbreaking album Fidl, the first contemporary recording of the deep and ecstatic klezmer fiddle music that had been beloved across Jewish Eastern Europe for hundreds of years. In 2018, she paired up with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer on Beregovski Suite, a project that brings to life long-lost melodies from the early 20th-century fieldwork of Moshe Beregovski and reimagines them for the 21st century. They are joined by William Schimmel, the world's foremost classical and new music accordionist.
Photo by Kyle Ober