In their U.S. premiere, Italy's Klezmerata Fiorentina (comprised of members of Florence's Orchestra del Maggio Musicale), perform chamber versions of klezmer music. Led by Kiev-born founder and violinist Igor Polesitsky, the ensemble blends Balkan, gypsy, Turkish, Ukrainian and Yiddish melodies in a program titled Zai Gezunt, Kalinindorf
, named after the Kalinindorf Jewish shtetle
in the Ukraine.
Thu., Feb. 5, 8 p.m., 2009