Veveriste Monthly Show! Appearing every second Thursday of each month and joined by a musical act of their choosing. ********** Pete Rushefsky PREMIRE TONIGHT of TERNOVKA CONCERT SUITE, a Hanukkah tribute to Dave Tarrasis ******* ABOUT PETE RUSHEFSKY ****** A leading performer, composer and teacher of the tsimbl (cimbalom), the traditional hammered dulcimer of klezmer music, and is the developer of Concert Form Klezmer, a performance system that draws upon Near Eastern and Central Asian classical musics. He serves as Executive Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), which has worked to preserve and present immigrant performing arts traditions in New York City since 1968. Pete has performed internationally at major venues and festivals such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Town Hall and Symphony Space, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Paris’s Cité de la Musique, Cleveland's Severance Hall, Krakow’s Jewish Culture Festival, Vienna’s KlezMore Festival, Fürth’s (Germany) International Klezmer Festival and Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival. He has concertized and recorded with classical violinist Itzhak Perlman and with many of Jewish music’s leading performers, including Steven Greenman, Joel Rubin, Cantor Yitzchok Meir Helfgott, Andy Statman, Klezmer Conservatory Band, Alicia Svigals, Lisa Gutkin, Michael Alpert, Adrianne Greenbaum, Alan Bern and Jake Shulman-Ment. A popular instructor of klezmer who has taught at institutes across North America and Europe, Pete is the author of a pioneering instructional book on adapting the American 5-string banjo for klezmer as well as an upcoming book on klezmer performance for hammered dulcimer. He frequently publishes and lectures on ethnic music in America
About Veveritse Brass Band
Veveritse Brass Band finds its inspiration in the drama of the Romany(Gypsy) music of the Balkans. With an eye to the powerful exactitude of these melodies, Veveritse makes room for play. Slippery, squirrelly even, they may start off running almost too fast, only to drop the bottom out; what begins sonorous and jagged straightens up, and carries you into the night....dancing, sighing. With two trumpets, a saxophone, four mid-horns, a tuba and two drummers, they are ten deep, creating not a wall of sound, but a loud tapestry. Members of the band also play in other great NYC bands like Romashka, Hungry March Band, Zlatne Uste, The Woes, Ansambl Mastika, and Stagger Back Brass Band....not to mention the infamous and nefarious "Top Secret Attack Band"! Veveritse, with it's theatrical bent, has already scored two different nights of films, played benefits, parties and numerous clubs. They are available for all kinds of occasions....weddings, private parties, afternoon tea, preschool graduations, feline coronations and divorces.