Primetime Adventures: Klezmer Music

Rabbi Sruli Dresdner will present a program on the tradition of Klezmer music. Klezmer is a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Played by professional musicians called klezmorim, the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. Klezmer music is intended to replicate the human voice, including sounds of crying, wailing and laughing. It is generally the violin’s job to do this imitation. Often, a klezmer band will include a fiddle, a bass or cello, a clarinet and a drum. Secondary instruments include hammered dulcimers and accordion. This program is made possible through an community partnership between the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College and the Auburn Public Library.

June 14 at 2PM