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Klezmer Conservatory Band

A leading voice in the world of klezmer music and Yiddish song for close to 40 years, the Klezmer Conservatory Band (KCB) continues to thrill audiences all over the world. With a repertoire ranging from Yiddish standards to rousing dance medleys and little known gems, the KCBs musicians have served as important ambassadors in promoting the universal appeal of Jewish music.

Over the years, the band has appeared at dozens of international music festivals in major venues across the U.S.A., Europe and Australia and on ten international broadcasts of “A Prairie Home Companion.” The KCB provided the musical accompaniment for “The Fool and the Flying Ship,” a 1991 video featuring Robin Williams, played an integral role in Joel Grey’s “Borschtcapades ’94, and performed the music for the much acclaimed American Repertory Theatre production, “Shlemiel the First.” Since the late 1990s, Itzhak Perlman has featured the KCB in his CD, video, and touring project, “In the Fiddler’s House,” including performances at Wolftrap, Great Woods, Radio City Music Hall, the Ravinia Festival, the Saratoga Music Festival, Moscow’s Barvikha Concert Hall, the Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, and the Mann Music Center (Philadelphia). In December of 2002, the KCB performed a concert of orchestral arrangements of klezmer and Yiddish vocal music with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. In 1988, world-renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones choreographed a piece based on music from their CD, “A Jumpin’ Night In the Garden of Eden” for the Boston Ballet.

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