Oran Etkin & Friends

In-Person Family Concert


Sunday, December 25, 2022
2:30 – 3:30 pm EST
Scheuer Auditorium

Ages 3 and up

Two concert times are available on this day. Click for the 11:30 am concert option.

Hear jazz, klezmer, and the music of Africa as Oran Etkin weaves global melodies and rhythms into a gumbo of goodness. Sing, dance, and discover how Etkin's friend Clara Net (his clarinet!) can talk musically with various traditional instruments, creating exciting music that transcends borders. Enjoy tunes from Wake Up Clarinet!, Finding Friends Far From Home, and Gathering Light in honor of Hanukkah in this musical world party.

$18 Adult; $14 Adult Jewish Museum Family Member; Children 18 and under are free. Includes Museum admission.

Concert tickets are required for both adults and children.

All participants will be required to wear a mask during this onsite program.

About the performer:

Oran Etkin has been described as "Ebullient" by the New York Times and voted #1 Rising Star Clarinetist by DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll. His music can be heard regularly on major concert stages around the world and on several albums including a Grammy Award Winning compilation. His recent family album, Finding Friends Far From Home, was recorded and filmed on location in Zimbabwe, China, Czech Republic, Turkey, Russia, and Japan in collaboration with traditional musicians in each country. Etkin's work is grounded in the belief that the true power of music lies not just in the individual's pursuit of technical mastery but in the joyful and soulful creation of community.

Oran Etkin founded Timbalooloo to immerse kids and their families in the beauty and excitement of a range of musical traditions through music classes, concerts, and albums. For nearly a decade, Etkin’s Timbalooloo program has created a paradigm shift in music education, instilling the idea of music as communication and dialogue by making instruments come alive and talk with each other. This innovative approach has attracted the attention of thousands of parents, including Naomi Watts, Live Schreiber, Harvey Keitel, Martha Stewart, Ken Burns, and Edie Falco, all of whom enrolled their children or grandchildren in Etkin’s Timbalooloo program.

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Doors to the concert will open at 2:15 pm.

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Image courtesy of Oran Etkin.