Start your summer off right at CBSRZ’s Music & More annual community musical picnic in Chester. Kick up your heels to the sounds of Bivolita Klezmer Quartet while enjoying some really good grilled food prepared by our “Holy Grillers”. Bring your own entrée (please no pork or shellfish), your favorite lawn chair or blanket. This free concert is open to the public so bring your friends. Jointly produced by our Music & More and Social Action committee, it is intended not only as a joyous music treat, but something that will benefit those in need. Although there is no charge for the performance, concertgoers will have the opportunity to purchase delicious grilled food and desserts – and all proceeds will benefit local charitable organizations.
In the event of rain, we’ll move the music inside. So, come, enjoy,dance and perform a mitzvah (a good deed) at the same time. No reservations are necessary.
A few words about Bivolita (Bee-vo-lee-tsa) Klezmer. This young group’s repertoire is drawn from the early, European sources of Jewish instrumental wedding music but finds contemporary interpretations to reveal the diverse musical experiences of its members. Assembled through years of travel and research, the program includes suites that link nearly forgotten ritual melodies with more commonly known American klezmer repertoire and co-territorial Moldavian dance music. The group uses tradition as a springboard to new spontaneous interpretations and a deep appreciation of the core dance rhythms as the foundation for elaboration and improvisation. As this infectious music ensues you might find yourself dancing.
Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek is located at 55 East Kings Highway in Chester. For more information visit www.cbsrz.org/engage/events or call the office at 860-526-8920.