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Giora Feidman Performs Tango and Klezmer at Tonight's Diehn Concert

Giora Feidman, one of the most important interpreters of contemporary music, joins three extraordinary musicians tonight for a Diehn Concert Series performance at Old Dominion University. Joining Feidman in the quartet are Raul Jaurena (bandoneon), Aquiles Baez (guitar) and Ken Filiano (double bass).

Tango and klezmer come together in the concert, which promises exquisite sounds and passionate outbursts. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center.

Feidman, as a fourth-generation klezmer musician, grew up with the tango, classical music and a Jewish ancestry. The world of tango, which established itself on the streets of Buenos Aires and Montevideo as a mixture of east European ballads and Argentinean folklore, is given a unique direction by Feidman's mastery.

Feidman and his musicians are known to put audiences under their spell. Their instruments become part of their bodies, which in turn become a single instrument that sings and dances at the same time. Feidman's maxim that we, as mortals, are born to dance and sing, is a message validated in every moment of their concerts. Musicians and audience blend into one, allowing the stage and hall to become an emotional entity.

Tickets to the concert are $15 for general admission and $10 for ODU students. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 683-5305. This program is co-sponsored by the ODU Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding.

This article was posted on: October 27, 2008

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