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December Monthly Concert with Isle of Klezbos

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The Church of St. Alban

500 Fairthorne Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19128

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**PFS December Concert**

**MUSIC at 2pm**

About Isle of Klezbos
NYC-based ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies,Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. ISLE of KLEZBOS concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN World-Beat, and PBS In The Life, and the band’s live and studio recordings have also been heard on The L Word (Showtime), WFMU, Northeast Public Radio (Live at the Linda), and film soundtracks for Grace Paley: Collected Shorts, Esther Broner: A Weave of Women, and I Guess I’m Not Going to Get to Vegas, among others. The band has also been commissioned to create a concert for artist Kiki Smith and studio recordings of Klezbos arrangements for multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Scissor Sisters, and backed Jill Sobule's theatrical project "Music from Yentl." backed Jill Sobule's theatrical project "Music from Yentl" at Lincoln Center and Joe’s Pub!

Formed in 1998 by drummer / leader Eve Sicular, ISLE of KLEZBOS features alumnae of Juilliard & Eastman Schools of Music and has been honored by multiple awards from New York State Council on the Arts, Outmusic, and Sparkplug Foundation. Klezbos bandmates performed in Sicular’s musical documentary theater piece "J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files" Off-Off Broadway, and several also play together in Metropolitan Klezmer (octet formed in 1994). From Seattle’s Bumbershoot to St. Louis’ Edison Theater, Vienna’s Porgy & Bess to Joe’s Pub /Public Theater NYC, BAM Cafe to Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday to Berkeley’s Jewish Music Festival, Merkin Hall to Feinstein's/54 Below, Yiddish Book Center to The Museum at Eldridge Street, City Winery & 92YTribeca. The six-piece ensemble also accompanied Harvard-educated movie maven Sicular's "Yiddish Celluloid Closet" film lecture at the Center for Jewish History, co-presented by American Jewish Historical Society, YIVO Institute, and American Society for Jewish Music. Latest tour highlights have included Bay Area, Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Chicago and Colorado debuts; college concerts/lectures/residencies at Skidmore (NY), Stanford (CA), Vassar (NY), and Sewanee (TN); and Klezbos premiere at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts — recorded live for the band’s newest CD, Live from Brooklyn!

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Philadelphia, PA 19128

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