Liverpool Plains music lovers are in for a cultural treat when the London Klezmer Quartet (LKQ), four of Europe's most talented klezmer musicians, bring their talent to the stage of Quirindi’s Royal Theatre on Wednesday 28 February.
Bookings can be made at www.quirindiroyaltheatre.com/londonklezmerquartet.
“When Buraczewska sang, all the earthiness, profound melancholy and celebratory joy you could desire
The London Klezmer Quartet - Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Ilana Cravitz (violin) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals).
came surging to the fore via her vast, singular contralto.” Sydney Morning Herald
Performing to rave reviews around the world, the LKQ is a dynamic group of performers whose deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Eastern European Jews, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances that captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
“A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing.” Songlines Magazine
Klezmer is a Hebrew word, a combination of the words kley (vessel) and zemer (melody) that referred to musical instruments in ancient times. It became colloquially attached to Jewish folk musicians sometime in the Middle Ages. Working under various restrictions in different centuries and cultures, Jewish musicians (klezmorim) developed their own unique style out of a variety of local musical styles.
The group plays old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments.
"The real deal, to these ears.” Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National.
LKQ was formed in 2009 by a group of klezmer specialists keen to explore the almost-lost wedding music tradition of Jewish eastern Europe. The band was swiftly picked up by some of the UK’s foremost folk and world music promoters. The band is also one of the few in the world who lead the Yiddish dances that this music would traditionally have accompanied.
Band members are also in demand on other world music stages, recording and touring with The Indigo Girls (US), Sinead O’Connor (Ireland), Natacha Atlas (Egypt), She’Koyokh (UK), and Ahmed Mukhtar (Iraq).
A show not to be missed so book early and avoid disappointment.