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Retrospective: CLoSer – Ljova

Our two-week collaboration with the fantastic New York composer and musician, Ljova kicked off yesterday with the final CLoSer concert of our Émigré series at Village Underground. We loved getting to know Ljova and his atmospheric music, as well as his wife and singer, Inna Barmash who joined the Orchestra for some Klezmer-inspired vocal numbers.

We received some fantastic feedback on Twitter and Instagram from the concert, which we thought we’d share post-concert, as well as some of our favourite snaps! And don’t forget – the whole concert is available to watch for free via our live stream until Wednesday 6 May on our website and YouTube channel

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Ljova: things you should know

Who is Ljova and what is his sound? Before our upcoming concert with the Russian-born, New York composer, Ljova, we’ve put together a short infographic on the things you should know about this fantastic musician. Just scroll down to find out more about his music, life and career, and listen to a few of the pieces he’ll be performing alongside the orchestra on 29 April!

Ljova infographic


We’re excited that Ljova will be taking over our Twitter handle @CityLdnSinfonia next week! Play the interviewer by connecting with us on Twitter and find out more about his life, background and unique sound that blends classical music with Klezmer, Balkan Gypsy and jazz!


CLOSER: Émigré – Ljova 
Wednesday 29 April 2015, 7:30pm
Village Underground, Shoreditch
Tickets £15 or £5 for students (pre-register at www.cls.co.uk/cls-fiver) available from Spitalfields Music Box Office or via phone on 020 7377 1362.