Nigun Chamber Ensemble
Yelena Neplok, Artistic Director
Migration + Memory Concert Series
Presented by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Algonquin Club of Boston
217 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
6.30 pm Pre – concert reception
7.15 pm Concert
Tickets available at www.ballets-russes.com
20th Anniversary of the Nigun Ensemble’s American premiere in Jordan Hall
A unique blend of Jewish folk songs in Yiddish and Hebrew, popular Jewish traditional instrumental music, and masterpieces by great Russian Jewish composers of I9th and 20th century.
The critically acclaimed, award-winning Nigun Chamber Ensemble (“Nigun” in Hebrew means melody) is devoted to the preservation of a unique musical heritage stemming from Jewish composers and their communities in pre-war Eastern Europe.
The ensemble, consisting of piano, violin, cello, clarinet and voice, presents programs, which include classical and folk traditions ranging from klezmer to chamber music, art song and liturgical music.
Founded in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1991 by its artistic director, renowned pianist Yelena Neplok, the ensemble had its American premiere 20 years ago, in 1997 at NEC’s Jordan Hall and was met with great critical acclaim. The Nigun Ensemble has been enthusiastically received in numerous Russian and international music festivals and concerts in many of the most prestigious music halls and has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts in Russia and in the US. Nigun Chamber Ensemble released several CD’s, including its new album “The Art of Jewish Music” recorded in Jordan Hall.
Yelena Neplok, Artistic Director, Piano
Valerie Schleppi, Soprano
Sargis Karapetyan, Violin
Cynthia Forbes, Cello
Chester Brezniak, Clarinet