The evening begins with a Shofar Demonstration in observance of The Days of Awe and the Jewish New Year.
Veretski Pass has been a leading ensemble of the Klezmer Revival for almost two decades, with a repertoire ranging from the deeply traditional to the avant-garde. This concert will highlight their improvisatory skills with a potpourri of Ottoman and Carpathian suites utilizing pieces from their field and archival work. Veretski Pass' concert programs continue to surprise and delight audiences across the globe, with collages of styles that integrate Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania with Hutzul wedding music from Ruthenia and haunting Rembetica aires from Smyrna, joined together with their own original compositions. Their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recording lists of journalists since 2002. Their concerts are humorous and exciting with unexpected moments of powerful emotion.