KLEZMER MUSIC ENSEMBLE - ALBA CHALLAH
KLEZMER MUSIC FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE PRESENTED BY THE LINLITHGOW ARTS GUILDWhile studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, clarinetist Ruaridh Bakke got a few
KLEZMER MUSIC FROM CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE PRESENTED BY THE LINLITHGOW ARTS GUILD
While studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, clarinetist Ruaridh Bakke got a few friends together to play some klezmer music. They were invited to play at the Spire concert series on 14 May 2022, and six-piece band Alba Challah was formed. Instruments include clarinet, viola, cello, guitar, percussion and accordion.
Klezmer (Yiddish: קלעזמער) is an instrumental musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. The essential elements of the tradition include dance tunes, ritual melodies, and virtuosic improvisations played for listening; these would have been played at weddings and other social functions. The musical genre now incorporates elements of Ottoman (especially Greek and Romanian) music, Baroque music, German and Slavic folk dances, and religious Jewish music. As the music arrived in the United States, it lost some of its traditional ritual elements and also adopted elements of American big band and popular music.
The concert at 8.30pm is open to all. It will be preceded by the AGM of Linlithgow Arts Guild at 7.30pm, with prosecco and chocolates for members and guests from 8pm.
Linlithgow Arts Guild is a voluntary organisation. Its aim is to “Bring Excellence in the Live Arts to Linlithgow”, and since 1969 we have had the privilege of promoting many fine performances by artists, ensembles and orchestras of world renown. The vast majority of performers are professional musicians who perform internationally. The concerts are open to everyone.