Schedule

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Date Artist City Venue Country
11/01/14 Ljova New York, New York Town Hall
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $45-65. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 123 W 43rd St.. Ljova joins conductor Alondra De La Parra and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas — with special guest star Natalia Lafourcade — for a celebration of the Mexican “Day of the Dead”, featuring many of Ljova’s orchestral arrangements of Mexican songs, created explicitly for the orchestra. Buy Tickets More information
Tour: Sundays at 5 – Ljova’s Residency at Barbès
11/02/14 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. Ljova’s Barbes residency continues with appearances by JP Jofre (bandoneon) and Miki-Sophia Cloud (violin) Related post. More information
11/09/14 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. Ljova’s weekly Barbes residency presents a set featuring his wife, Inna Barmash, and her Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs project. Featuring Inna Barmash (vocal), Ljova (viola & fadolín), Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch (clarinets), Shoko Nagai (accordion) and Dmitry Ishenko (bass). Related post.
11/16/14 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. The Romanian singer and actress Sanda Weigl makes a guest appearance on Ljova’s Barbès residency. Expect a great kid-friendly set. Related post.
11/23/14 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. Ljova’s Barbes residency continues with a collaboration between Ljova and the legendary Ukrainian-American bandurist and composer Julian Kytasty Related post. More information
12/07/14 Ljova and the Kontraband Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 5:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. Ljova and the Kontraband swarm into Barbès with special guests Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) and Johnny Gandelsman (violin), for several premieres in one night! Related post. More information

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Groups & Soloists Performing Ljova’s Compositions and Arrangements

Brooklyn Rider has commissioned a new string quartet from Ljova, “Culai”, which they’ve recently recorded for Mercury Classics. The Quartet had previously recorded Ljova’s works on its debut CD “Passport” and has recorded Ljova’s arrangements of Persian music on its collaboration with the Persian kamanche master Kayhan Kalhor, “Silent City”. Watch YouTube videos of Brooklyn Rider’s performances of Ljova’s compositions.
The Enso Quartet has performed Ljova’s “Bagel on the Malecon” on tour since 2006. Watch YouTube video of Enso Quartet’s performance of “Bagel on the Malecon”.
Violinist Tim Fain performs Ljova’s Sicilienne composition for violin and piano on his tours and has recorded the composition for his debut Naxos release.
Spark, a young contemporary music ensemble based in Germany, have recently recorded their debut album on Deutsche Grammophon, for which they’ve recorded two of Ljova’s works. To hear sounds, and details of their upcoming tour, visit:
http://www.spark-off.com/
The Kronos Quartet is performing Ljova’s arrangements on their tours since 2005. Check out their current season page for details about upcoming concerts near you.
A Far Cry,Boston’s proudly unconducted chamber orchestra performed Ljova and Osvaldo Golijov’s arrangement of the Taraf de Haidouks’ tune “Turceasca” in a series of concerts. Here’s one orchestra member’s take on the arrangement and premiere performance: “Tackling Turceasca”
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project regularly performs Ljova’s arrangements since 2004. Check out their current season schedule for details about upcoming concerts near you.
Romashka, a NY-based fiddle-brass dance party band performs several of Ljova’s compositions written for the band’s Eastern European dance repertoire. Ljova also plays the viola and famiola in the band. Check out Romashka’s website for more about the band.

 

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