The Sephardic World of Klezmer

Fauteuil Theater / Tabourettli
20:00 (Wed.-Sat.) | 17:00 (Sun.)

The Bait Jaffe Klezmer Orchestra, founded in 1993 by Sascha and David Schönhaus, is now one of the most prominent Klezmer ensembles in Europe. In 2019, the ensemble received the Music Prize from the Canton of Solothurn. Based on the foundation of traditional Klezmorim music from the last 150 years, this ensemble has been building its own musical language for 30 years. The four musicians continually immerse themselves in new musical worlds and challenge themselves to redefine the term Klezmer while remaining deeply rooted in the tradition of this music.
For their 30th stage anniversary, the Bait Jaffe Klezmer Orchestra is presenting a repertoire of Sephardic songs for the first time together with the young Spanish singer Ana María Pérez Jiménez from Granada. Together, Bait Jaffe and Pérez Jiménez interpret the melancholy and fire of Sephardic songs playfully, lovingly, and full of colorful ideas. They present independent arrangements that leave previously known song forms and interpretations of this music far behind. They authentically bring their natural connection to Sephardic music to life, in keeping with the band's principle of “connected to tradition—promised to the future.”
Tickets are CHF 39-49; CHF 29-49 on November 5.


Theater Fauteuil / Tabourettli
Spalenberg 12
4051 Basel

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