Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio
“An absolutely lovely CD!” - Frank London, Grammy-winning trumpeter of The Klezmatics
“Klein's personality comes through her voice, and the songs are presented with a nice combination of passion and reverence for their content." John Harbison, Composer/MacArthur Fellow.
Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio was created in 2010 to present lost works of the Yiddish Art Song repertoire. Through research in archives throughout Eastern Europe, Israel and North America, as well as with the family members of major composers, the Trio has developed several programs of rare repertoire that would otherwise be lost to history. Gifted musicians affiliated with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Trio uses their extensive classical training and Jewish heritage to create exquisite contemporary arrangements that maintain fidelity to the music’s roots. The group’s recently released album, “Shifreles Portret: A Yiddish Art Song Project,” includes never-before recorded Yiddish Art Songs composed in late-19th century St. Petersburg, material learned from an elderly Holocaust survivor of the infamous Terezinstadt “model” concentration camp, and the world premiere of a new setting of Yiddish Holocaust poetry by composer/violinist Steven Greenman that was commissioned by the Trio.
The San Francisco-based Trio includes internationally-recognized Yiddish chanteuse Heather Klein, Israeli violist Be’eri Moalem, and Russian pianist Alla Gladysheva, as well as special guest, the renowned klezmer violinist and composer Steven Greenman. The Trio is currently booking concerts and residencies in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio is supported by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts and the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.