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Date Artist City Venue Country
07/30/17 Ljova New York, New York Drom Bar & Restaurant
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15 in advance, $25 at the door. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 212-777-1157. Address: 85 Avenue A. Romashka — the great Gypsy-style party band that introduced Ljova to Inna Barmash some 12+ years ago — returns for a rare reunion show at Drom. Get your tickets in advance and save! Buy Tickets
07/31/17 - 08/04/17 Ljova New York, New York Turtle Bay Music School
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 244 E. 52nd St.. For the third consecutive year, Ljova will be on the faculty of Mark O’Connor’s String Camp at Turtle Bay — open to string players age 4-120! More information
08/18/17 Ljova Los Angeles, CA Ford Amphitheatre United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $25-45. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East. In partnership with the Ford Theatres, The Music Center On Location presents Aszure Barton’s “Awáa”, with a score by Curtis MacDonald and Ljova, which was the inaugural winner of the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize for collaboration between choreographer and composers. The music Ljova composed for “Awáa” formed the basis for his album “Melting River”. Ljova treasures “Awáa” as one of his favorite choreographer-composer collaborations to date. Hear the album here Buy Tickets
10/27/17 Ljova Brooklyn, NY TBA United States
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Ljova with Secret Quartet and Kinan Azmeh – more info to be confirmed soon. Watch this space!

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And here is what we’ve been up to recently — see past dates!

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:
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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