Sunday, January 19, 2020
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jazz clarinetist Oran Etkin’s recent release, Finding Friends Far From Home, is a playful tale told through instruments from Zimbabwe to China. Join Etkin and his musical friend Clara Net (his clarinet) and hear enchanting tunes from this captivating album—a musical journey that transcends borders.
Voted #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in Downbeat Magazine’s Critic’s Poll, Oran Etkin performs at major international festivals and venues. With this project, he took time off between shows to live with traditional mbira masters in Zimbabwe, building collaborative projects with Roma (Gypsy) musicians in Czech Republic and gathering the fruits of these and other global collaborations into a family-friendly album that tells a tale of friendship and understanding through the eyes of the instruments themselves.
For nearly a decade, Etkin’s Timbalooloo program has created a paradigm shift in music education, instilling the idea of music as communication and dialogue by making instruments come alive and talk with each other. This innovative approach has attracted the attention of thousands of parents, including Naomi Watts, Live Schreiber, Harvey Keitel, Martha Stewart, Ken Burns and Edie Falco, all of whom enrolled their children or grand-children in Etkin’s Timbalooloo program.
Oran Etkin’s Timbalooloo is a WBGO partner.
Doors to the concert will open at 11:10 am and Studio Art Session will open at 12:30 pm after the show.
$18 General; $14 Jewish Museum Family Members
Includes Museum Admission; admission is free for children 18 and under
Enjoy a full morning program and join us for Picture This! which includes a gallery tour, art workshop, storybook reading, and the concert within one ticket price: $25 per person and $22 for Jewish Museum Family Members.
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Oran Etkin in Czech Republic Cropped with Roma singer Pavlina Matiova and children.
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