Sunday, March 12th, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Steven Greenman, Violin: Eastern European Gypsy Music
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Wadsworth Public Library continue Live at the Library with Cleveland-based violinist Steven Greenman on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Greenman will present a program of passionate and virtuosic Gypsy violin music from the Romany, Hungarian, Slovak, and Romanian folk music traditions.
The program is free, but reservations are recommended by registering online or calling 419-853-6016.
About Steve Greenman
Described by the Washington Post as “particularly impressive” and “extraordinary” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steven Greenman is a consummate musical artist. He is a masterful violin soloist with symphony orchestras, a soulful performer of klezmer music, and a virtuoso performer of East European folk music. Steven’s influential recordings, klezmer compositions and dedicated masterclasses have been internationally acclaimed.
Steven is recognized as one of the finest practitioners of traditional klezmer violin music. International performances include Jewish Culture Festival (Poland), Internationales Klezmer Festival Fuerth (Germany), Harbin Summer Music Festival (China), University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (China),Klezmer Musica Festival (Italy), and Ashkenaz (Canada). He has performed with the Klezmatics, Kapelye, Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble, Khevrisa, Budowitz, Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band and Shtetl Band Amsterdam. At the forefront of the klezmer revival, Steven has established new klezmer ensembles: Khevrisa, Stempenyu’s Dream, Di Tsvey, the R2G Klezmer Trio, and the Steven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble. Steven’s thrilling collaboration with master pipa-player Gao Hong, The Braided Candle, explores a unique blending of traditional Jewish and Chinese folk music styles.
Steven is renowned for his recordings Khevrisa – European Klezmer Music, featured on the Smithsonian Folkways label, and his self-produced recordings of his original Jewish and klezmer compositions, Stempenyu’s Dream and Stempenyu’s Neshome.
Steven composed his virtuoso masterwork, Klezmer Concert Suite for Solo Violin and Orchestra in 2018 and was the violin soloist with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra for its premier performance.
As a concert violin soloist, Steven has performed with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Akron, Canton, Firelands and Muncie Symphonies, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Energy Corridor of Houston Orchestra. Steven performed the music of violin virtuoso David Rubinoff as a violin soloist with the Joseph Rubin Orchestra (Rubinoff and His Violin Concert – 2018).
Steven is the director and founder of the Case Western Reserve University Klezmer Music Ensemble.
He has led klezmer music master classes at KlezKamp, KlezKanada, Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany), Internationales Klezmer Festival Fuerth(Germany), KlezFest London (England) and Master Class de Musica Tradicional Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in addition to numerous universities and colleges.