On 28 January 2024, Brussels-based musical trio Let’s Klet’z will perform a series of traditional Eastern European Jewish melodies – many originally from Ukraine and Moldava – in Antwerp’s Arenberg theatre. Violinist Shirly Laub and her two companions on the piano and clarinet will also demonstrate how classical composers such as Mahler, Schnittke, and Schoenfield incorporated Jewish melodies into their compositions. Heartwarming and enthralling.
The concert is organised on the occasion of the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2024.
A collaboration between: Kazerne Dossin, Vredescentrum and Arenberg.
When klezmer, music from the heart which dances and weeps, crosses the borders of the written, the outcome is a mixture of Mahler, of traditional Yiddish songs, of Schnittke and of Prokofiev. These irresistible melodies assemble this trio, greedy for emotions to spice up their classical universe and become a part of Chagall’s tableaus. These musicians have devised a programme of traditional klezmer songs and dances. When family celebrations make their way into the concert halls…