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Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer
March 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Hankus Netsky (a BandQuest composer – piano and accordion) and Eden MacAdam-Somer (violin, voice and percussive dance) perform Yiddish and Hassidic song and Klezmer dance tunes, drawing on their diverse backgrounds of Western classical music, jazz and international folk traditions.
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:30pm CST | 7:30pm EST
A multi-instrumentalist, composer and ethnomusicologist, Netsky is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and musical director for Itzhak Perlman’s Klezmer and Yiddish music project, “In the Fiddler’s House.” He has composed extensively for film, theater and television in collaborations with Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, Robert Brustein and Will Lebow.
Composer/performer/improviser MacAdam-Somer, hailed by The New York Times as reflecting “astonishing virtuosity and raw expression,” has been a featured soloist with symphony and chamber orchestras; jazz and swing bands; and Romanian, Jewish music and American folk ensembles. She has written numerous works for solo artist on voice, violin, and body percussion. Her 2015 live solo album, “My First Love Story,” was listed as one of the top 10 jazz albums of the year in the Boston Globe. Together, Netsky and MacAdam-Somer co-chair New England Conservatory’s Department of Contemporary Improvisation in Boston.
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