Trio Sefardi 12/6/2016

 Trio Sefardi

Trio Sefardi will present music of the Spanish Jews, the Sephardim, sung in Ladino, from their new album Kaminos, with music from the Balkans, Turkey, and Greece. In addition, to celebrate the forthcoming holiday they will include Hanukkah favorites by their venerable mentor, Flory Jagoda.

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This concert features a duel with two collection instruments. Liviu Prunaru is concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam and plays a 1694 Stradivarius Pachoud violin. A soloist of the Romanian Radio Orchestras and Choirs, Gabriel Croitoru performs on the Guarneri violin that previously belonged to composer George Enescu. The “arbiter” of the duel is pianist Horia Mihail.

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“Duel of the Violins” is a production of Radio Romania.

Presented in collaboration with the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Embassy of Romania to the United States of America.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of States starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

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Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

Patrons are requested to enter the Kennedy Center through the Hall of States and proceed to the Theater Lab via the Hall of States elevators.

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