Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo

Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo

April 08, 2018 | 07:00 PM - 08:28 PM

Club Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia St.
Hudson, NY 12534

The world-renowned Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo brings its innovative blend of world music, jazz, classical, Islamic, Russian, Yiddish, and klezmer sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, April 8, at 7pm, as part of the Rogovoy Salon, the music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth Rogovoy. Merlin Shepherd is widely considered one of the greatest and most influential klezmer clarinetists of our time. Polina Shepherd's diverse musical background and her extraordinary native talent as a vocalist and pianist have quickly propelled her to the top rung of Yiddish and Russian performers.

Together, Merlin and Polina Shepherd, who are now based in the south of England, combine their individual styles to blend traditional and newly composed Yiddish and Russian songs with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music. Their numbers include Yiddish and Russian folk tunes; pulsing, ecstatic improvisations; original songs and compositions; and upbeat klezmer dance tunes.

This concert by the UK-based, international virtuosos caps a day-long celebration of a milestone in host Seth Rogovoy’s life and will likely include appearances by surprise special-guest artists. Come out and help celebrate with Seth and the assembled crowd of family, friends, and music lovers.

For reservations call 518.828.4800.

For More Information

Phone: 5188284800
Email: [email protected]
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      Jewish Federation of Western MA  - Jewish Federation of the Berkshires