may, 2016

12may7:00 pm- 9:00 pmПесни степей и местечка. Songs of the Steppes & the Shteitl. Полина Шеферд.Polina Shepherd

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Songs of the Steppes & the Shteitl.
Песни степей и местечка.
École de musique Vincent-d’Indy
628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine,
Outremont, Québec  H2V 2C5
Dear friends! I am elated to inform you that one of my most favorite Klezmer musicians will be in Montreal on May 12th. She will give one concert only in a gorgeous 19-th century salon at the picturesque École de musique Vincent-d’Indy in Outremont. There is only one problem — unfortunately, the salon can hold only 55 people, so kindly purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Singer and pianist Polina Shepherd, of Russian-Jewish descent, lives and works in Brighton/UK with her husband Merlin Shepherd. They both are among the most innovative musicians in the Jewish Music scene — be it New Yiddish Song or Classic Klezmer. An innovative force in the Klezmer renaissance, Polina is a virtuosic vocalist, pianist and composer, blends traditional and new Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music. The Montreal audience is familiar with Polina through her collaboration with Klezkanada, Lorin Sklamberg (from Grammy award winning Klezmatics) and others.

Polina performs in a way that is rarely encountered. Playing music from several related cultures and maintaining the styles, she also incorporates improvisation, freedom and spontaneity with a unique approach and dynamic energy. She performs new and traditional music drawing on influences from Turkey, Greece, Romania, Russia and the Pale of Settlement Klezmer.

This concert will be presented in English, songs are in Yiddish and Russian.

Advance tickets: $25 (see link above & print e-mail confirmation as proof).
Door: $30.

For more information call 514-573-3613. The auditorium has a limited capacity (55 seats only) so reserve your seats EARLY!


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


École de musique Vincent-d'Indy

628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Outremont, Québec H2V 2C5