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Tufts presents the Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Quintet

Posted by boston.com  February 19, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the Tufts University Department of Music:

The Tufts University Department of Music presents The Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh Quintet, as part of the Sunday at Tufts—Community Concert Series, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. 

One of today's young lions of the klezmer violin, Elmaleh showcases her fiery, passionate playing in a concert of Jewish and Roma instrumental music. The quintet features Tufts faculty member Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Brandon Seabrook, guitar and mandolin; Ehud Ettun, bass; and Grant Smith, percussion.

A Cambridge native, klezmer violinist Yaeko Miranda Elmaleh has been a member of the world renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band and has performed throughout the country in such venues as Avery Fischer Hall in New York and The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. She has performed alongside jazz clarinetist Don Byron, actress/singer Bernadette Peters, and opened for Andy Statman. 

When Yaeko performs she transcends the separation between herself and her instrument, and instead one hears an authentic voice, rooted in the dedication of years of training, respect for diverse musical traditions, and her deep familial ties.


The Granoff Music Center is located at 20 Talbot Avenue on Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit as.tufts.edu/music/musiccenter or call the Granoff Music Center Box Office at 617.627.3679.

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