Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 6:00p -
Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
$Early Bird: USD 32.54, General Admission: USD 37.79, Student/Senior Early Bird: USD 27.28, Member of BR360, Congregation Kehillath Israel or Congregation Mishkan Tefila: USD 27.28
International jazz and classical clarinet star, the only living student of Benny Goodman, Julian Milkis performs a wide-ranging program of music from the 18th through 20th centuries together with pianist Sima Kustanovich.
Baroque works by Handel and Bach that feature improvisational components, and jazz compositions by Alec Templeton, Dick Hyman and Astor Piazzola bookend a wide-ranging concert (starts at 6 pm), preceded by a reception (starts at 5 pm). Full program at https://baroquetojazz.eventbrite.com
The blending of classical and jazz music is a speciality of Milkis and Kustanovich, who frequently share the stage. "The regular collaboration of the two artists imparts a conversational quality to their playing", the Worcester Telegram and Gazette has written, "Besides musicality, what came across in their playing was personality."
Julian Milkis has garnered worldwide recognition as a dazzling soloist, classical chamber musician, and jazz clarinetist. A student of the iconic Benny Goodman, Milkis stands out as a true "cross-over" artist, and one of the leading practicioners of his instrument.He has performed in solo concert or with orchestras on such prominent stages as New York's Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Salle Pleyel and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Great Halls of the Moscow Conservatory and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Roy Thomson Hall and Weston Recital Hall in Toronto, and the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to his classical repertoire, he is also leading voice for his instrument in the field of jazz. Mr. Milkis's performances have been broadcast extensively on radio and television throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has recorded for Warners' Classic Lontano, the French Suoni e Colori, Sony's Russian CEAUX, and Russian Melodiya and Russian Season.
This program is presented by Ballets Russes Arts Initiative in partnership with Congregation Kehillath Israel and Center Makor. https://baroquetojazz.eventbrite.com
Artist: Julian Milkis