The Wandering Klezmorim in 2000
(Matvei Chekhtman, Ken Frieden, and John Allis)

Currently based in Syracuse, New York, The Wandering Klezmorim is a versatile group that plays in the klezmer traditions from Eastern Europe, the Lower East Side, and the Middle East. Ken Frieden (Bb and C clarinets) founded this group in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991. Since 1993, The Wandering Klezmorim has performed concerts and celebrations in Europe, Israel, and in the Northeast. These musicians specialize in renditions of Naftule Brandwein's pieces from the 1920s; their repertoire also includes original compositions such as Frieden's "Wedding Dance." In 2002, Frieden led a klezmer band in the Syracuse Stage production of The Dybbuk.

For further information, additional samples of our music, or to book a performance by The Wandering Klezmorim, please contact Ken Frieden by e-mail (kfrieden@syr.edu) or telephone (315-443-1894).



“Yiddish Stories and Klezmer Music” (with guest pianist Jonathan Dinkin), Public Library, Kinderhook, NY, June 2006

Performance at the Winnick Hillel Center (with guest tsimbelist Pete Rushefsky), Syracuse University, November 2003

Schine Student Center, Syracuse University, September 2000
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University, November 1999
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, July 1999
Café Tmol Shilshom, Jerusalem, Israel, June 1997
Ninth Annual Klezmer Festival in Safed, Israel, July 1996


Scene from "Yidl mitn fidl" (Poland, 1936)
 
Klezmer Band in Eastern Europe, ca. 1910



Bar Mitzvah Party at the Wellington House, Fayetteville, August 2010
Max Smeader’s Bar Mitzvah Luncheon, with the Syracuse University Klezmer Ensemble, Syracuse, November 2009
“A Celebration of the Humanities,” marking the reopening of the Tolley Building, Syracuse University, October 2006
Hanukah Celebration at Hillel, Syracuse University, December 2002Simhat Torah Celebration, Vestal, New York, September 2002
Brysk-King Wedding, Elmira, New York, September 2002
Temple Beth El, Utica, New York, December 1999
Eidelhoch Wedding, Utica, New York, October 1996

 

Hot Orange
Hot_Orange_by_SUKE,_Trimi
Araber tants
Download in MP3 format - 23 sec. [371 k]
Download in Ogg Vorbis format - 23 sec. [374 k]

Skotshne (Traditional)
Download in MP3 format - 24 sec. [371 k]
Download in Ogg Vorbis format - 24 sec. [321 k]

Click here for larger image
 
Ken Frieden and Marc Safran