In collaboration with the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, we welcome Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi. With an all-star band including Fred Benedetti (guitar), Gunnar Biggs (bass), Elizabeth Schwartz (vocals) and special guest Peter Stan (accordion), Strom explores the accordion in the music of Jews and Roma. The concert’s offerings will range from classical to folk, and feature Strom’s world premiere accordion composition.
Yale Strom (violin) is a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Roma communities. Over the last three decades, Strom has become the world’s leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music and history.
Peter Stan (accordion) is an accomplished musician known for his playful innovation and soulful, intuitive improvisations. His heritage is Romani Balkan, although he was born and raised in Australia prior to coming to the U.S. when he was 12 years old. He plays a broad range of styles including Balkan, classical, French favorites, Klezmer, popular, and contemporary.
Funded in part by the City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts Office