The Glass House Project

The Glass House Project

The Glass House Project is named for the legendary Glass House (Üvegház), the most famous among 76 safe houses established around Budapest by the Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, where thousands of Jews took refuge and found protection from their persecutors during the Holocaust.

The concert series opens with an informal preview performance Friday, May 23 at DROM in New York City, followed by concerts on Tuesday, May 27 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City and Wednesday, May 28 at 6:00pm at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater in Washington DC.

The line-up features a veritable supergroup curated by Grammy Award winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer Frank London of The Klezmatics, bringing together musicians from both sides of the Atlantic.

Joining the group from New York City are four well-known contemporaries of Frank London: guitarist Aram Bajakian (Diana Krall, John Zorn, the late Lou Reed), Grammy nominated bassist Pablo Aslan (Paquito D’Rivera, Yo-Yo Ma, Shakira), drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding), and violinist Jake Shulmen-Ment.

Cimbalom virtuoso Miklós Lukács, avant-garde composer and winds player Béla Ágoston, brácsist Aron Szekely, and vocalists Szirtes Edina Mókus and Kata Harsaczk join the group from Hungary.

Each musician chosen to be a part of The Glass House Project is a master of both traditional and contemporary music. Each is on the cutting edge of new and old, blurring distinctions between folk, traditional, jazz, pop, and contemporary classical.

"Whether in the worlds of jazz, klezmer, classical, Hungarian or American pop music, all the musicians in the Glass House Project revel in the act of learning traditional musics and transforming them, making them our own,” says London.

$10.00 - $15.00

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