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David Krakauer To Give Intimate Performance In The Catskills At Weisberg Hall

July 18, 2015 Lifestyle No Comments Print Print Email Email

The Catskill Mountain Foundation (CMF) welcomes Grammy-nominated musician David Krakauer to the Catskill summer sensation, Manhattan in the Mountains (MinM).  Krakauer will host an intimate lecture and exploration of klezmer music in a public performance for students of CMF’s summer program. 

Krakauer, widely known as one of the world’s greatest clarinetists, is an innovator of modern klezmer music (music of Eastern European Jewish tradition), and a valued voice in both classical and jazz music around the world. He has shared the stage with music giants like Itzhak Perlman and Fred Wesley, and has been featured as a soloist with world-class ensembles including the Orchestre de Lyon and Orquestra Sinfonica de Madrid. 


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On July 24th, Krakauer’s legendary talent is coming to the Doctorow Center for the Arts with a lecture and demonstration at 8 PM.  The lecture is free and open to the public, courtesy of the Catskill Mountain Foundation.   

Krakauer will also rehearse and perform with faculty of CMF’s Manhattan in the Mountains program on the following evening, July 25th, at 8 PM.  The recital, “The Human Face of Klezmer,” will feature the exceptional talent of theMinM faculty including Diane Pascal (violin), Jaram Kim (violin), Cong Wu (viola), Julian Langford (cello), Marion Feldman (cello), Joanne Polk (piano) and Tatiana Goncharova (piano). 

Students of Manhattan in the Mountains will be working to expand their skills at the three-week musicianship-intensive camp.  The young musicians will perform during their residency, in conjunction with rigorous musical training in solo and chamber music.  Students ages 13 and up will work under the guidance of an internationally renowned faculty including Tatiana Goncharova, Dr. Jeffrey Langford, Joanne Polk, Marion Feldman, Jaram Kim,Päivyt Meller, Diane Pascal, and Mei Zhu. 

Tickets to David Krakauer’s “The Human Face of Klezmer” recital start at $25 and can be purchased by phone at 518-263-2063 or online.  

For more information on Manhattan in the Mountains and their summer program offerings, click here.

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