The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble is a five-member group known for its elegant and knowledgeable approach to the klezmer genre and for a performance style that retains the earthy, human, and expressive qualities that give traditional klezmer music a direct contact with its listeners. Klezmer music possesses a unique language to be discovered, developed and extended to create a balance between past and future. The Chicago Klezmer Ensemble meets this task through their remarkable ability to draw out and amplify the unique characteristics from the core of the klezmer repertoire — an ability which enables them both to perform the music in an authentic manner and to extend the style through new interpretations and original compositions.
In partnership with the Chicago YIVO Society.
This program will be held in-person live in the auditorium. Safety precautions are in place for in-person programs according to library safety guidelines. Please review our current safety guidelines prior to the event. Advance registration is required for all programs, unless noted otherwise.