LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND
Presented by Premik Russell Tubbs
Sunday, April 3rd at 2:30pm
Kids (18 & Under) 5.00
Wine and cheese reception follows show.
Guest Artists: Premik Russell Tubbs
and students Mikah Feldman-Stein (age 17)
& Jonathan Bodian (age 13)
LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND -- is chamber-jam music for the "remix generation". As if by alchemy, Eastern-European and Gypsy melodies, Latin rhythms, Jazz-inspired improvisations, and deeply rooted Classical forms are given new meanings in original compositions that fearlessly forge a new direction, with a nostalgic gaze towards the past.
Since making its debut in June 2006, the ensemble has performed at venues such as New York's Lincoln Center & the Museum of Modern Art, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where it was the opening musical guest of the Sundance@BAM Film Festival. The Kontraband is also a mainstay at New York's Joe's Pub, and the Brooklyn-based club, Barbes.
Founded by the maverick film composer, arranger, and violist Lev 'LJOVA' Zhurbin --- hailed by Billboard magazine as "one of New York's fastest rising composers and instrumentalists" -- the ensemble also features his close collaborators on vocals, accordion, bass and percussion. Inspired by his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Osvaldo Golijov, the Kronos Quartet, the rapper Jay-Z and others, Ljova's compositions dazzle with intricate textures, odd rhythms and lilting melodies, creating music that is both fresh and timeless. The Kontraband's debut CD, "MNEMOSYNE", features special guests Frank London, William Schimmel, Uli Geissendoerfer, Alon Yavnai and Marcus Rojas.
Learn more at http://www.Ljova.com
Read reviews at http://ljova.com/reviews
Watch Ljova at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=F913546554323D2C
Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|