Klezmer Brunch - Metropolitan Klezmer - 11/310:00am Doors / 11:00am Start / Ends 2:00pm
A great new tradition!
Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.
Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.
On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos. The Rebbe's table to open to all to attend.
ABOUT METROPOLITAN KLEZMER:Hailed as “one of America’s finest klezmer bands” by Songlines Magazine (UK), METROPOLITAN KLEZMER performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. Formed in 1994, this collaborative adventure of exceptional New York musicians combines the best of downtown, classical and World Music scenes to create inspired neo-traditional interpretations and compositions around a panoply of eclectic Yiddish repertoire: ethereal trance, rollicking dance, imaginatively-arranged Yiddish swing and tango, plus genre-expanding originals such as klezmer cumbia.
Metropolitan Klezmer bandmates bring together stylistic backgrounds from Latin jazz to funk and folk, zydeco and reggae to baroque, complete with panoramic instrumental array and multi-lingual vocals. Led by drummer-archivist Eve Sicular, the ensemble has toured from coast to coast, and has released four award-winning CDs exploring unexpected musical angles which transform familiar favorites from the inside out.
Time Out New York extols the group: “Metropolitan Klezmer takes a scholarly approach to the genre’s history, yet never skimps on the exuberance at its core.” The band’s music has been heard in soundtracks and soundscapes from HBO’s SCHMATTA: Rags to Riches to Rags to London’s Covent Garden (Royal Ballet) to New York Theatre Workshop, plus broadcasts worldwide. Their upcoming fifth CD “Mazel Means Good Luck,” recorded live in concert earlier this year, is to be released in time for the band’s 20th anniversary.