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Durham County Library Presents a Klezmer Concert

Program: Freylach Time! In Concert
Date: Sunday, December 15
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host an afternoon of high-energy klezmer music with the band Freylach Time! at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. Band member Riki Friedman will give a short talk on the history of klezmer music prior to the concert.

Freylach Time!, one of the most popular klezmer bands in North Carolina, will present sounds of traditional Yiddish music from the early-to-mid 1900s. Formed in Durham in 1998, the band features Friedman on clarinet, Mike McQuown on accordion and Hal Schnee on string bass. Karen Kumin will add vocals on some numbers.

Freylach means happy music or celebration in Yiddish. Created by Ashkenazi Jews, the music is used for weddings and other celebrations. Freylach Time! has played at concerts, weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and Jewish community events throughout North Carolina and the surrounding states.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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