Boston's Shirim Klezmer Orchestra to perform

| 15 Jul 2015 | 01:04

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, acclaimed Boston-based group presents will perform a concert on Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Milford Theatre in Milford. Joined by talented singer Lisa Jacobs, they will explore universal pathos and wit of Yiddish songs and dances, as well as the "secret" klezmer music of Shostakovitch and Mahler.

Led by clarinetist Glenn Dickson, Shirim has played concerts and festivals across the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as thousands of weddings, bar mitzvahs and concerts since 1982. Nationally recognized for their traditional playing, they are also known for their pioneering crossover projects: Klezmer Nutcracker, Maurice Sendak's Pincus, and The Golden Dreydl (with Ellen Kushner). They have performed with the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, at the Montreal Jazz Festival and at Lincoln Center.

Sponsored by Frances and Marvin Naftal.

Tickets $20 at the door or $15 in advance on Eventbrite and at Books and Prints at Pear Alley (220 Broad Street, open Wednesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 570-296 4777). Children under 15 admitted free.