(AMHERST, Mass.) – Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi pay tribute to Dave Tarras, the immigrant-era clarinetist who came to be known as “the King of Klezmer,” in a concert at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, November 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. Hailed as “the Jewish Benny Goodman,” Tarras is considered the most influential klezmer musician of the 20th century. Yale Strom is the author of the newly released Dave Tarras: The King of Klezmer, the first biography authorized by the Tarras family.
Hot Pstromi blends a unique fusion of traditional klezmer, new Jewish music, Gypsy, Hasidic, world beat, and Balkan music. Violinist Yale Strom is a leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music, culture, and history. His prodigious klezmer research was instrumental in helping form the repertoire of Hot Pstromi.
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
located on the campus of Hampshire College
Admission: $20/general admission; $15/member; $10/students
The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and distributing Yiddish books and opening their contents to the world. Its headquarters in Amherst, MA, houses exhibitions about Jewish literature, art, culture, film, and music and other resources for visitors.
For more information about the Book Center and to see our full calendar of events, visit Yiddish Book Center or call 413.256.4900.