4 May 2011
New Voices: Mycale Meets Bester!
Compositions and Interpretations
New Voices in Jewish Music
A Series of Concerts Curated by Greg Cohen
4 May 2011, 8 pm
Glass Courtyard, ground level
15 euros, reduced rate 10 euros
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The Bester Quartet (Krakow), one of the strongest voices of Jewish music in Europe, presents high-caliber improvisation coupled with rousing compositions and transcriptions of traditional melodies. Led by Jaroslaw Bester, this band is renowned for its passionate performances.
Mycale (New York) unites four of the world’s most creative female voices. The singers meet here in the intimate framework of interpreting a capella John Zorn’s "Book of Angels" featuring texts in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, French, and Arabic from works by Rumi, Fernando Pessoa, and the Hebrew Bible among others.
Bester Quartet: Jaroslaw Bester (accordion) / Jaroslaw Tyrala (violin) / Oleg Dyyak (accordion, clarinet, percussion), Maciej Adamczak (double bass)
Mycale: Basya Schechter, Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Malika Zarra, Sofia Rei