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TKS Summer Klezmer Series is proud to present an original collaboration between three of Canada's finest interpreters of Klezmer and folk music!
John David Williams (Clarinet), Beth Silver (Cello), and Adrian Gross (Mandolin) present a program of klezmer musics including repertoire from Beth's immersive research periods in Romania, repertoire and compositions of the great mandolin and clarinet player Andy Statman who Adrian had studied with in New York City, and a number of tunes from the repertoire of the seminal American klezmer clarinetist David Tarras.


John Williams has played in a number of acclaimed bands, and has toured in Canada, USA, Australia, China, and across Europe. Most recently, with Vinta (a quartet that plays music for European folk dancing) he and his bandmates are the recipients of the Canadian Folk Music Award for Instrumental Composers of the Year for their album "Beacons".


Adrian Gross is one of Canada's most sought-after mandolin players. His unique voice on the instrument has brought him to the Grand Ole Opry, festivals and theatres across North America and Europe, and a Juno nomination.

Acclaimed cellist, Beth Silver's ongoing research in Jewish and Eastern European music has time and again brought her to Romania, where she spent months working with traditional fiddle players all across Transylvania. These residencies also gave way to collaborations with Cluj-Napoca's Jewish History Museum to uncover and resurrect Maramuresean Jewish musical archives.

6:00pm: doors open ~ 6:30pm: show starts
Tickets are sliding scale $20-$30
Reservations are recommended and are appreciated, There will only be 30 tickets sold. Email

Part of the TKS Summer Klezmer Series

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Ongoing TKS EPIC Klezmer Jam


June 19th
July 17th
August 14th

Stay tuned for additional
summer jams at Christie Pits Park!

For charts and set lists,

please click here

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