Come back on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. for Shirim Klezmer Orchestra. “Klezmer” is the contraction of two Hebrew words meaning “instrument of song.” It stands for both the music and the musician.
A little bit Polish, a little Russian, and a little Near Eastern, the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra is celebrating its 25th anniversary playing the music of the Eastern European Jews. It shimmers with all of the chutzpah, glorious joy, and soulful crying of the itinerant Yiddish troubadours who performed throughout Europe for 400 years.
These wandering musicians traveled, often on foot, between the shtetls of Eastern Europe, playing at wedding and concerts, bringing the latest news and gossip from the surrounding towns.
Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. with gates opening at 1 p.m. General admission is $20 with open seating on the patio and lawn. Tables and chairs are provided on the patio. Special group rates may be arranged. Children 12 and under are free.