Glas plays the soulful roots music of Macedonia. Off-kilter rhythms, unexpected harmonies, and intricate ornaments come together in a tradition born in an older way of living, when life was lived close to the bone. Songs sprang up around the table and in the fields, with friends and family, at work and at play, and told stories of life lived in hardship. Working as an acoustic duo based in Brooklyn, Vedran Boshkovski and Corinna Snyder create an intimate setting for audiences to connect to vivacious, poignant music from another place and time.
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra has taken its unique klezmer across North America and Europe. The band has played with the Philladelphia Pops Orchestra, has appeared on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry,” played at Lincoln Center and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Shirim has collaborated with renowned artist/writer Maurice Sendak on “Pincus and the Pig” and public radio’s Ellen Kushner on “The Golden Dreydl.”