Veretski Pass: Eastern European Roots Music at Cozy Concerts
Veretski Pass is a veritable Old World Klez supergroup, with some of the most accomplished musicians on the klezmer scene: Cookie Segelstein (violin), Joshua Horowitz (button accordion and cimbalom) and Stuart Brotman (cello, bass). Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuoso musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world.
With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays "Old Country" music; music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia, Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania, and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna. Much of this rare music has been gleaned from field recordings gathered by the musicians in numerous trips throughout Europe.
Concert & Desserts - $25
After the concert, gourmet desserts prepared by Chef Traci:
Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies
Hot Tea provided. You are welcome to bring your own wine or beer.
Cookie Segelstein was principal violist in Orchestra New England and assistant principal in The New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She is the founder and director of Veretski Pass, and a member of the bands Budowitz and The Youngers of Zion. Cookie is one of Klezmers most in-demand fiddlers, with technical mastery and assured authority of the genre, often operating at full throttle, but always in full control. She has performed with Kapelye, The Klezmatics, Frank London, Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Conservatory Band.
Joshua Horowitz is the founder and director of the ensemble Budowitz, a founding member of Veretski Pass and has performed with Rubin and Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper and Ruth Yaakov. Joshua's recordings with Veretski Pass, Budowitz, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Rubin & Horowitz, and Alicia Svigals have achieved international recognition, and he is the recipient of more than 40 awards. Joshua taught Advanced Jazz Theory at Stanford University with the late saxophonist Stan Getz and is a regular teacher at KlezKamp, KlezCalifornia , Klezmer Festival Fürth and KlezKanada.
Stuart Brotman has been an accomplished performer, arranger and recording artist in the ethnic music field for over 50 years. A founding member of Los Angeles' Ellis Island Band, he has been a moving force in the klezmer revival since its beginning, and has defined klezmer bass. He produced The Klezmorim's Grammy nominated album, "Metropolis," has recorded with The Klezmorim, Kapelye, Andy Statman, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Davka, The San Francisco Klezmer Experience, and Khevrisa, and performed with Itzhak Perlman on the PBS Great Performances film and CD, Itzhak Perlman, in the Fiddlers House.
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall (View)
1501 Washington Ave.
Albany, CA 94706
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|