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Date Artist City Venue Country
04/23/15 Ljova New York, New York The Stone
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2nd Street & Avenue C. Ljova joins The Secret Quartet for a performance of music by Wadada Leo Smith
Tour: Ljova in London with City of London Sinfonia
04/29/15 Ljova London Village Underground United Kingdom
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: £5-15 (includes a free drink). Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch. Ljova performs his music with the City of London Sinfonia, as part of their CLoSer: Émigré series. More info to come. Buy Tickets More information
05/09/15 Ljova London Cadogan Hall United Kingdom
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Adults £10, Children £8, Family £30 for 4 tickets. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5 Sloane Terrace. Jump aboard the CLS Express because Claire and acclaimed New York composer and musician, Ljova are embarking on an amazing adventure around the world. Collecting musical mementos along the way, join them for an exciting journey across the globe with City of London Sinfonia musicians in tow! Free pre-concert activities from 11am. Concert is most suitable for children aged three to eight years. Read our FAQs here. Buy Tickets More information
05/23/15 Ljova and the Kontraband Flushing, Queens, NY Queens Library in Flushing United States
Time: 1:30pm. Admission: free!. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 41-17 Main Street. Ljova and the Kontraband perform a set at the Queens Library, as part of Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts series. Free! come on down. Buy Tickets
Tour: Ljova in New Hampshire – White Mountains Music Festival / Keene Music Festival
08/15/15 Ljova and the Kontraband Bethlehem, NH The Colonial Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2050 Main Street. Venue phone: (603) 869-3422. Ljova and the Kontraband make their White Mountains debut at The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem. Very excited for this, needless to say! :)

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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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