Opening the new World Music Summer Season, the London Klezmer Quartet, made up of Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion) and Paul Moylan (double bass), will move you from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments, as their old and new traditional tunes weave a spell, crossing both centuries and continents.
Formed in 2009, the band's deep understanding of klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of pre-war Jewish Eastern Europe, is reflected in exuberant, passionate and accomplished performances. The LKQ has, individually and collectively, performed at many of the UK's best-known music venues and festivals, and comes fresh from a sellout 5-week tour of Australia. Songlines Magazine says of the group's new album, Butterfield Green, N16: "A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing."
The concert will take place 50 foot underground in the spectacular and highly original Brunels' Thames Tunnel Shaft. Bring an extra layer as the temperature is cooler than above ground.
Enter by bending low through a short tunnel and descending a solid scaffold staircase. We regret there is no wheelchair access.
There will be a cash bar available, with eats made by MasterChef winner Julie Friend.
Advance tickets also available in the museum. SE16 residents pay £10 in advance and on door. Doors open 7pm.