Klezmer violinist and youth ensemble to perform at SUNY Oneonta

Violinist and composer Alicia Svigals will be featured in the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble’s annual string workshop and free concerts to be held on Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8 at SUNY Oneonta.

Svigals is renowned as a contemporary artist revitalizing klezmer, a style of music that originates in eastern European Jewish communities. She is a co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning group, The Klezmatics.

Svigals will perform a free public concert on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm at SUNY Oneonta in the Hunt Union’s Waterfront Room.

A second free performance geared especially for schools will be given on Monday, May 8 at 10am at SUNY Oneonta in the Hunt Union Ballroom. Afterward, string musicians in the community are invited to participate in an improvisation workshop with Svigals and the LDYE at 12 noon.

Founded in 2000, LDYE is a chamber orchestra composed of string musicians, ages 6 to 18, from Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Broome counties, and is led by musical director, Uli Speth. The LDYE Preparatory Orchestra, led by Debrah Devine, features beginning and intermediate string musicians ages 6 and up. Musicians are invited to play with LDYE based on auditions, which are held twice a year and by appointment. They rehearse weekly at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta.

More information about LDYE, including auditions, is available at www.ldye.org.

See attached flyer: LDYE workshop