London Klezmer Quartet - To the Tavern

London Klezmer Quartet


‘The real deal’. Doug Spencer, ABC

A klezmer band arrives at dawn in a middle-European country town.

London Klezmer Quartet’s musical journey describes how the musicians find their way around, get to know the locals and lead a rowdy session at the local tavern, before exhaustion sets in as the next day dawns.

Traditional klezmer tunes interweave with old laments, a Warsaw Yiddish theatre hit with a hint of jazz (‘Goodbye New York’) and a love song (about beetroot soup).

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre