Sound Salon with Sherry Mayrent: The Klezmer Clarinet in All Its Colors and Moods

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
University Club, 432 East Campus Mall

Join Mayrent Institute founder Sherry Mayrent and founding director Henry Sapoznik as they conduct a unique swing through the lush history of the klezmer clarinet. Mayrent and Sapoznik will discuss the lives and careers of great klezmer clarinetists like Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras, and Shloimke Beckerman and will play period historic recordings of their work.

The event will conclude with a live concert.

Sherry will also be teaching klezmer music workshops during her visit to Madison. More information available here.

Sherry Mayrent is the Associate Director of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program, which is about to celebrate its 30th year. She is an accomplished clarinetist who started playing klezmer in 1987, and since that time she has been the clarinetist and musical director of the Wholesale Klezmer band; has been a record producer and prolific composer of traditional klezmer tunes; and has published several books of klezmer charts. She is the donor after whom the Mayrent Institute is named, and the collector who created and donated the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, the nation’s largest collection of historical Yiddish music as recorded on 78rpms records which is now held in the Mills Music Library. Her passion for traditional Yiddish culture is equaled only by her passion for traditional Hawaiian culture.