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BRAND LIBRARY | Plaza Series | Zetz Klezmer Ensemble

Friday | July 5, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Plaza Series

Zetz Klezmer Ensemble

Zetz, which means to jab or poke (physically or verbally) in Yiddish, is an energetic, entertaining ensemble that charms audiences across all age groups. Their music is firmly based in the classic klezmer traditions of Eastern European Jews, but they also take colors from across the musical spectrum. These creative musicians weave the intimacy of European chamber music together with the infectious fun and entertainment of a dance band. They perform music ranging from originals composed by their own band members to Arabic and Turkish folk songs from the 15th century, to Jewish wedding standards, to popular Yiddish vaudeville music of the 1920s and ‘30s.

Whether or not one is intimate with Jewish culture and music, klezmer music opens the door to a world rich with energy and emotion that is truly universal. It captures the poignancy and fragility of life while, at the same time, emphasizes its joys and triumphs.

Supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program and the Brand Associates.

Admission is free. Performances run 60 - 90 minutes without intermission.

Seating is limited and first come first served; no reserved seating. 

The Plaza seats 75 - 90 people for a performance. Visitors are welcome to bring a chair or blanket and sit on the grassy hillsides in Brand Park.

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