Klezmer Violinist Alicia Svigals Returns To Riverdale Y 3/5
Come and enjoy the return of noted Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals at the Riverdale Y on Thursday, March 5th, at 7pm. The Riverdale Y is located at 5625 Arlington Avenue in the northwest Bronx. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors/students and $7 for Simon Senior Center members and can be purchased at www.RiverdaleY.org Directions to the Y are also on the website. There is ample free parking in the Riverdale Y's private lot.Jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer's imaginative responses to Alicia's klezmer fiddling offer a fresh perspective on this ancient and beautiful tradition.
Alicia Svigals, violinist/composer, a founder of the Klezmatics and of the all-women band Mikveh, is considered by many to be the world's foremost klezmer fiddler. During the past decade, she almost single handedly revived klezmer fiddle playing, which came close to extinction in this century; traditional klezmer violin style is now being played again by hundreds of her students, including most of today's best professional players. She taught and toured with violinist Itzhak Perlman, who recorded her compositions as duets with Ms. Svigals accompanied by the Klezmatics, and she was awarded first prize at the Safed, Israel international klezmer festival competition.
The Riverdale YM-YWHA is a Jewish community center which has been serving the Bronx since 1909. Located along the Hudson River in the northwest corner of the Bronx, the Riverdale Y is a multi-generational community service agency providing informal education, physical education, leisure activities, and social services. The Y houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, and departments concentrating on Early Childhood Education, After-School, theater, film, dance, music, visual arts, and senior adults.