The Klezmatics "Happy Joyous Hanukkah"
Global / Local Series
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 7:30PM
Peter Norton Symphony Space – 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, Manhattan
Tickets: $35 | $45 | $55 | $100 – VIP ticket includes preferred seating and artist meet and greet
Member benefits apply
Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music and today are among the most successful proponents of klezmer music in the world. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have changed the face of klezmer and led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. The Klezmatics’ music is a comfortable hybrid that appeals equally to those with no previous exposure to the music and those already familiar with it. This celebratory performance will feature Hanukkah-themed songs, of which the lyrics to most were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, who was inspired by the Jewish culture he discovered while living in Coney Island in the 1940s.
The GLOBAL/LOCAL series is dedicated to discovering and celebrating the international richness of the musicians and dancers living in the New York area. This series exposes these artists to wider audiences while celebrating the diversity of our city.
This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.