There will be a very fun concert for adults and their families held on the front porch of the library as part of Milton Porchfest, which includes lots of performances in our community on this date. The fabulous band who will be playing is called Ezekiels Wheels Klezmer Band. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ENTRY SAYS KEYS COMMUNITY ROOM, BUT THIS IS ONLY IF IT RAINS. THE CONCERT IS SCHEDULED TO BE HELD ON THE FRONT PORCH OF THE LIBRARY.
This internationally-acclaimed group brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance! The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. Their engaging contemporary interpretation of Jewish music is irresistible to audiences ranging from elementary school students to the judges at the International Jewish Music Festival, who heralded them as a "true musical democracy." The Wheels' unique style was forged in the subway stations and farmers' markets of Boston, where the informal setting and ever-changing audience created an ideal environment for musical experimentation. They honed their craft with bulgars and 90's pop covers for the morning rush hour and mixed doinas and zhoks with fresh produce on the weekends, building a community of fans and friends across the city. As their tightly coordinated but playful style matured, they moved on to larger and move discerning audiences, and in 2012 they won both the jury-awarded City Winery Prize for best klezmer ensemble and the Audience Pick Award at the third biennial International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. This success opened a new chapter in the band's ongoing saga that included high-profile performances at the Kennedy Center, the Shalin Liu Performance Center, and Yidstock. Over time, their repertoire grew to incorporate original as well as traditional instrumental tunes, and in 2017 it further expanded to include songs in Yiddish and English.
Ezekiels Wheels features Abigale Reisman on violin and backing vocals, Jonathan Cannon on violin, Kirsten Lamb on double bass and lead vocals, Nat Seelen on clarinet, and Pete Fanelli on trombone. You do not want to miss this entertaining performance! We encourage you to join us on the front lawn on September 21st at 2 PM, bring a lawn chair if you can, and an umbrella would be good if it's sunny to keep everyone cool. We hope you can make it! This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.