Listen to a joyous celebration of Klezmer music, recorded live from the WRTI Performance Studio, spotlighting four of the 11 women Klezmer musicians who are in town this week for a concert presented by the Philadelphia Folklore Project.
McDowell Colony Freylekhs, by Alicia Svigals:
You'll hear a preview of SOUL SONGS: Inspiring Women of Klezmer featuring new compositions, written and performed by women who bring a contemporary twist to Klezmer - a traditional, Eastern European Jewish folk music form. The concert is on Sunday, October 28, 4 to 6 pm, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at Penn.
WRTI's Susan Lewis is host for the preview broadcast and welcomes violinist Alicia Svigals, clarinetist Ilene Stahl, pianist Marilyn Lerner, and trumpeter Susan Watts, who is the artistic director of the concert and a fourth-generation Klezmer musician from Philadelphia.
Waltz With Me, by Susan Watts:
PROGRAM for WRTI Broadcast:
McDowell Colony Freylekhs, by Alicia Svigals
Waltz With Me, by Susan Watts
Healthy Baby Girl Hora, by Alicia Svigals
The Biggest Swimming Pool in Moscow, by Marilyn Lerner
Healthy Baby Girl Hora, by Alicia Svigals:
Check out The Philadelphia Inquirer's story about Susan Watts, her percussionist mother, and the big concert coming up! Kicking tuchus and taking names: The Philly mom and daughter behind a new klezmer supergroup