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Date Artist City Venue Country
05/28/16 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. YOU’R MINE I’M YOURS: NEW SONGS FROM THE 12TH CENTURY. With Sanda Weigl (vocal), Ljova (viola/fadolín), Anthony Coleman (compositions and piano); Doug Wieselman (clarinets and guitar) and Bradley Jones (bass). Romanian born Sanda Weigl blends gypsy music, german cabaret and jazz, mirroring her own life story. Sanda first achieved fame as a teen-age member of one of East Germany’s most popular rock band. After publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Czechoslovakia, she was sentenced to two years forced labor in an East Berlin factory and then, expelled to the Wes. She relocated to NY in the 1990’s.
05/29/16 Ljova Far Rockaway, NY Firehouse 59 United States
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: free!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd.. Venue phone: 718 327-5919. The (Woodwind) Quintet of the Americas premieres a new work by Ljova, commissioned by the New York State Council on the Arts.
06/04/16 Ljova Seattle, WA AMC Pacific Place 11 United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $11-13. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 600 Pine Street. The World Premiere of David Novack’s documentary “Finding Babel”, about the work and life of writer Isaak Babel, with Ljova’s score, in the documentary competition program at the Seattle International Film Festival. Buy Tickets More information
06/04/16 Ljova New York, New York Cornelia Street Cafe
Time: 8:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 29 Cornelia St.. performing with jazz bassist/composer Petros Klampanis and his group.
06/12/16 Ljova Brooklyn, NY The Firehouse Space United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBA. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 246 Frost St.. Ljova performs with an ensemble the music of bassist James Ilgenfritz and other composers
06/13/16 Ljova New York, New York The Stone
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd Street & Avenue C. JOHN ZORN’S BAGATELLES: QUARTET ANIMULA and SECRET QUARTET SECRET QUARTET: Cornelius Dufallo (violin) Jennifer Choi (violin) Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin (viola) Yves Dharamraj (cello) QUARTET ANIMULA: Pauline Kim (violin) Conrad Harris (violin) William Hakim (viola) Okkyung Lee (cello) Two fabulous string quartets perform their arrangements of John Zorn’s Bagatelles! More information
06/29/16 Ljova Vienna, VA Filenes Center at Wolftrap United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $40-115. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 1.877.WOLFTRAP. Address: 1551 Trap Road. Venue phone: 1.877.WOLFTRAP. Ljova performing with FALU’S BOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRA as a warmup act for legendary Bollywood singer ASHA BHOSLE’s farewell tour. Don’t miss it! Buy Tickets
08/05/16 Ljova Jacksonville, OR Britt Pavilion United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10-47. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: (800) 882-7488. Address: 350 First Street. Venue phone: (800) 882-7488. The Britt Festival Orchestra, in its opening night of the season, presents a world premiere by Ljova, co-commissioned by the Britt Festival and the Louisville Orchestra, and their music director Teddy Abrams. The Britt program also features music by Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky. Buy Tickets

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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:
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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