Contact: Stacy Gannon, Executive Director
DanzaNova performs at WAC and brings the excitement and joy of klezmer music.
Watchung, NJ (October 15) – On Saturday, October 20 beginning at 8 p.m., Watchung Arts Center an exciting genre of music that will bring joy to all. A great evening for families to enjoy this enchanting music in the Upper Gallery of the Center. Open to all tickets may be purchased at http://danzanova102012.
DanzaNova is a virtuoso world/folk/klezmer quintet formed by composer/pianist/accordionist Dr. Ronn Yedidia in 2009. The other 4 members of DanzaNova include violinist Dmitriy Fisch, guitarist Giacomo La Vita, bassist Eddy Khaimovich and percussionist Yuval Edoot. The ensemble explores and performs ethnic dance music originating mainly from the Middle East, Eastern & Central Europe and Latin America. In addition, Ronn Yedidia has composed a series of his own dance tunes entitled KlezDances especially for DanzaNova. The quintet’s emphasis is on stylistic versatility and chamber unity, and the players display their many creative abilities in segments of original free improvisation – blending ethnic and contemporary elements, and executing them with idiosyncratic virtuosity.
The Epoch Times has reviewed DanzaNova’s performance at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall (April, 2010) – citing that ” it was pure ethnic music which left the audience ecstatic – with boundless pleasure ! “
A promotion documentary about DanzaNova is now featured on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/
Tickets are $16 in advance through Eventbrite or at the door for $20 for non-members, $18 for WAC members, $10 for students. You may purchase tickets securely through Eventbrite.
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Upcoming performances include:
Saturday, October 20, 8 p.m. “Classicals at the Circle”: DanzaNova with Ronn Yedidia
$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. This virtuoso world/folk/klezmer quintet explores and performs ethnic dance music originating mainly from the Middle East, Eastern & Central Europe and Latin America.
Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m. “Jazz in the Gallery” ImpresaRIO Concert: Rio Clemente, The Bishop of Jazz
$18 in advance, $22 ($20 for WAC members, $10 for students) at the door. The Center is fortunate to welcome back this master pianist. The audience will be treated to the energy and charisma of this jazz virtuoso and enjoy a night filled with musical inspiration and pure joy.
Friday, November 9, 8 p.m. “Contemporary Pop”: Jonathn Ashe
$16 in advance, $20 ($18 for WAC members, $8 for students) at the door. Ashe got his start in the 60’s playing electric bass and touring extensively with Tommy James and the Shondells playing music that brought a feel-good atmosphere to any venue. A superb guitarist and singer, employing compellingly versatile vocals in the genre of greats like Jim Croce and Van Morrison.
The Watchung Arts Center’s Gallery and office hours are 12 – 3 PM, Wednesday – Friday, and Saturday by appointment.
For more information visit our website at www.watchungarts.org or to place a reservation call 908-753-0190 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Watchung Arts Center is located at 18 Stirling Road, Watchung, NJ 07069.