Alicia Svigals – Klezmer Fiddle Express
Violinist/vocalist/composer Alicia Svigals is the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has worked with violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, singer-songerwriters Diane Birch, Debbie Friedman, Chava Albershteyn, Gary Lucas and Najma Akhtar, and many others.
Svigals was awarded the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s annual music award for her original live score to the 1918 Pola Negri silent movie The Yellow Ticket. She was a 2014 fellow at LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture in NYC, and a 2014 NEA MacDowell fellow.
Location: Dante Park Main Stage – Broadway and 63rd Street