Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world.The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania; Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Veretski Pass recently performed at the Concertgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, and their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recording lists of journalists.

Veretski Pass was chosen as the klezmer exhibit for the Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix

(photo thanks to Mark Rubin)

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Lilith, The Night Demon is funded in part by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s Musical Grant Program: www.sffcm.org


In association with the Jewish Music Festival & KlezCalifornia

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Veretski Pass and

San Francisco Choral Artists

World Premiere of


A Magical Folk Opera Extravaganza


May 1,3, and 4

(Artwork: Phil Blank)

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Photo: Dana Davis

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