Hobart Hebrew Congregation is delighted to offer the synagogue as the venue for a January concert showcasing Sephardic music from the Balkans.
Melbourne band Saray Iluminado, which features well-known klezmer musician Ernie Gruner on violin, will perform in the shul’s crystalline acoustics on Thursday, January 11, starting at 7:30pm.
Members of the congregation can benefit from a $5 discount on tickets.
The concert features the music of Spanish Jews who were expelled from their homeland in the fateful year of 1492 and settled in Bosnian communities including Sarajevo and Mostar, as well as other locations in the Balkans.
The five members of Saray Iluminado, led by vocalist Nela Trifkovic, are visiting Tasmania for appearances at the Cygnet Folk Festival. Apart from Ernie Gruner’s violin, other instruments to be played at the concert include double bass, oud, ney flute, and clarinet.
Tickets can be bought in advance of the concert through this online site.
Prices until 27 December are $25 for the general public and $20 for financial members of the congregation, increasing by $5 in both cases afterwards, plus a small booking fee for online purchases.
Tickets will also be available at the door, provided the concert hasn’t sold out online previously.
The concert on January 11 is the latest in a series of music performances at Hobart Synagogue in recent years, which have included appearances by the London Klezmer Quartet, Deborah Conway, and Saray Iluminado itself in January 2015.