The Berliner Philharmoniker are playing a Klezmer night

The Berliner Philharmoniker are playing a Klezmer night


norman lebrecht

March 23, 2023

The orchestra’s American concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley will be  leading a late-night concert of klezmer music, the distinctive genre of Jewish wedding bands that roamed eastern Europe until the 1930s.

Noah will be soloist in his own Fidl-Fantazye, a klezmer concerto for violin and chamber orchestra. There will also be a performance of Yizkor by Ödön Pártos, starring principal violist Amihai Grosz, and two works by Samuel Adler.

It’s a Saturday night show on April 22. Tickets here.

(Karajan wouldn’t know where to put his beat.)


  • Helen Kamioner says:

    this would be worth a trip to Berlin for me

  • MacroV says:

    NBB played his piece with the Baltimore Symphony two weeks ago. It’s pretty good, and superbly played, no surprise.

  • Anthony Guterwicz says:

    Don’t understand your comment about Karajan who was a nazi.