On Saturday, December 3,
actress Mariana Sadovska in a world premiere candlelit performance of music
from her new CD, Borderland. Called "one of the most thrilling and intense
singers in any style" and "oddly perfect" by the New York Times, Mariana
performs her interpretations of songs taught to her by people she met during
ten summers traveling the rural regions of her homeland. She sings in a
chilling and unique open-throated style that features shrills, hollers, and
whispers, and plays a harmonium, the hand-pumped reed organ of Indian
origin. Her shows are mesmerizing and not to be missed.
Mariana's last two performances in
performance, she will be joined by formidable
Coleman (piano), Roberto Rodriguez (percussion), and Doug Wieselman (sax and
clarinet). So we are moving her to a larger yet still intimate venue, First
WHYY's Radio Times, go to whyy.org/91FM/radiotimes.html and search the
archive for "Sadovska".
Also featured that evening... Elaine Hoffman Watts, a 73-year old Klezmer
drumming grandmother from the renowned Hoffman Klezmer family of
in his own Klezmer band, and Elaine was the first woman accepted into the
Curtis Institute of Music. She was recently awarded a Pew Fellowship of the
And finally... Lidia Kaminska of
actually has a PhD in Accordion Performance. If you think accordion is all
about the polka, come see the classically trained Kaminska tear up Bach and
Buy your tickets now as they have already started moving quickly.