Beigale Orkestra
11-piece Klezmer Fanfare from France
Aug 7 Tue 8 p.m. @Kleine Synagoge, Erfurt  [YSW goes Erfurt]
Admission: 19.50 € / 10.50 €
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Aug 8 Wed 8 p.m. @mon ami
Admission: 19.50 € / 10.50 €
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From his home base in France, Israeli-born Amit Weisberger has been the driving force behind a number of unusually creative projects that explore the history of Yiddish culture and its meaning for us today. An outstanding example is the Beigale Orkestra. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Beigale Orkestra brings the Golden Age of Klezmer Big Bands back to life! Reaching back 100 years and more, this exuberant ensemble of French young musicians re-creates the original sounds of Abe Schwartz, Harry Kandel and V. Belf with uncanny faithfulness and incredible passion.
At the beginning of the 20th century, klezmer musicians came to America along with millions of other Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. In the New World, their music took on a new energy; in recordings, radio and live concerts, they looked both to an uncertain but hopeful future and longed for the familiar ways of the Old World.
The Beigale Orkestra dives into this pivotal moment in history and re-emerges today with unforgettable, touching and joyful music that transcends time and place.

Line up:
Jérôme Block (F) - accordion, musical direction
Amit Weisberger (F/IL) - voice, violin
Vivien Michel (F) - violin
Laurent Clouet (F) - clarinet
Cécile Doré (F) - recorder
Mihaï  Trestian (F) - cymbalom

Pierre Victoire (F) - trumpet
Jean-Marie Gauthier (F) - trombone
Boris Loirat (F) - xylophone
Joaquim Juigner (F) - tuba
Simon Nicolas (F) - percussion