Witness musical spontaneity and a journey that not only crosses continents, but also takes the audience deep within themselves.
Merlin & Polina Shepherd perform together in a way that is rarely encountered. Playing music from several linked cultures and maintaining the styles, they also incorporate improvisation, freedom and spontaneity with a unique approach and dynamic energy. They perform new and traditional music from Turkey, Greece, Romania, Russia and the Pale of Settlement Klezmer.
An innovative force in the Klezmer renaissance, Merlin is a clarinetist, educator and composer. Polina, a virtuosic vocalist, pianist and composer, blends traditional and new Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer and southern Mediterranean music.
This concert will be presented In Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew.