The Bivolita quartet presents a "Lunch & Learn" concert and presentation for the Central Synagogue in New York City. Program Description American klezmer is indelibly linked to the clarinet. For the Ashkenazim of Europe, a great “klezmer” was a violinist renowned for his virtuosic performances, and a necessary figure (along with his ensemble of klezmorim) at every Jewish wedding. Our ensemble of two violins, viola, and accordion presents old European klezmer through a contemporary, improvisational chamber music lens. The program will highlight the way the klezmorim transformed many musical inputs into a distinctly Jewish art form, and will explore the ways that Ashkenazic expressive culture reinforced Derekh HaShas within European Jewish communities.