Events | Eclectic Salon #3: Klezmer Connection Duo

Los Angeles | October 23, 2017 | 7:30 PM

This program in the historic surroundings of Villa Aurora celebrates the diversity of the musical landscape of Los Angeles and is produced in collaboration with a variety of ensembles, some of which have been founded during the last decade, when L.A. became a true hub for new music.

At the same time, we pay homage to the exiled European composers, who have profoundly influenced the musical landscape in Southern California.

Eclectic Salon featuring Georg Winkler & Hubert Kellerer

Clarinetist Georg Winkler und Hubert Kellerer (accordion) draw a powerful and -at the same time- sensitive bow from stylized klezmer music to jazz and classic modern to traditional klezmer music. Constantly walking a fine line between joie de vivre, sadness, Winkler and Kellerer create virtuoso soundscapes, wild, tender, crazy, cheeky, witty and spherical. The Duo tours internationally and is considered one of the best Klezmer ensembles.

The program includes works by Ernest Bloch (1880–1959), Erwin Schulhoff (1894–1942), Alexandre Tansman (1897–1986), Igor Strawinsky (1882–1971), Shalom Secunda (1894–1974) and Klezmer traditionals. 

Georg Winkler trained as a classical clarinetist at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. While encountering Klezmer he discovered a totally new way of conceiving and performing music. Georg Winkler played in various orchestras such as the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Dome Orchestra Salzburg, the Orchestra Pro Musica, the Salzburger Kammersolisten and many more.

Hubert Kellerer studied music and performing arts and holds a master’s degree as a soloist in chamber music. He has been teaching in Graz and Salzburg since 1993. His artistic activities include music for theaer, performances of contemporary music and presentation of transcriptions.
Kellerer's new passion is Klezmer and The Klezmer Connection.

Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Admission is free
Please RSVP at or 310.454.4231

Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 6:30 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!


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