Roots and Shoots
Our new concert program Roots and Shoots goes back to the early era of klezmer music. Traditional pieces are combined with many new compositions in the village-klezmer style. Gregor Schaefer wrote a khosidl (slow dance piece) as a tribute to the Bagel, and also the Anne Frank Tree is illustratively played by the band. Peculiar is the suite Beregovski meets Kiselgof: an ode to the klezmer pioneers who passed on a wealth of Jewish music to the younger generations. Dawid is one of the leading klezmer clarinettists of this time. His subtle, honest sound fits wonderfully with that of the Shtetl Band Amsterdam. Besides being a clarinettist, he also launches several Yiddish songs during the programme. The accompanying CD Roots and Shoots was released in May 2015.
The Suitcase of Ida Vos
For more information: www.hetkoffertjevanidavos.nl (in Dutch)