Zoe Aqua, Pete Rushefsky & BCM Klezmer Ensemble

In 2017 Zoë Aqua went onstage 18 times as the understudy for the Klezmatics’ Lisa Gutkin in the Broadway production of “Indecent.” Quickly becoming an in-demand violinist in the klezmer scene, she is a co-founder of Tsibele and Farnakht, and performs regularly with Litvakus, Ternovka, the Honorable Mentschn and more. Tsibele’s debut album “It’s Dark Outside/ In Droysn iz Finster” was released in 2017 and features dark and atmospheric original arrangements of Yiddish songs. Farnakht’s debut album “Ultraviolet” was released in 2018 and combines new compositions with klezmer, Romanian, Serbian and Hungarian folk music.

Pete Rushefsky is a leading performer, composer and researcher of the Jewish tsimbl (cimbalom or hammered dulcimer). Rushefsky tours and records internationally with violinist Itzhak Perlman as part of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and collaborates with a number of leading figures in the contemporary klezmer scene. Since 2006 he has served as Executive Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (ctmd.org), the nation’s leading organization dedicated to the preservation and presentation of diverse immigrant music traditions from around the world, and is on the Organizing Committee of Yiddish New York (yiddishnewyork.com).

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music has a Klezmer Ensemble that will be performing an opening set of wonderful traditional klezmer music, led by Zoë Aqua! 

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00   $25 per class, 
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm – $15
Jam Session follows Concert 9:45-10:45ish 
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)


Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30pm


The Town & Village Synagogue, Social Hall
334 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003



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