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Invitation to the Dance, London

April 28 @ 15:00 - 17:00 UTC+0

£12 – £15

Vocal and Instrumental Music Inspired by Dance 


This multifaceted programme of vocal and instrumental music is inspired by dance. It is full of contrasting rhythm, style and colour. The classical set, performed by Natalee Jeremic (violin) and Robin Rubenstein (piano) will feature Bach’s stately dances for solo violin, Piazzolla’s Tangos, Bartok’s Rumanian Dances and Spanish dances by Sarasate. 

In the second part, Merlin (clarinets) and Polina Shepherd (piano and voice) will offer a set of Yiddish tangos, Klezmer Bulgars and Turkishes, traditional and original, full of joyous pulse and movement. Join us for the afternoon and let your heart and soul dance.

Natalee Jeremic is a highly versatile violinist who performs extensively as a chamber musician, orchestral musician and soloist in concert venues throughout the UK, Europe and farther afield. Originally from Australia, Natalee performs with a range of professional orchestras in the UK and Europe and has performed and recorded in prestigious venues including Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Abbey Road Studios and Westminster Abbey.
As a soloist, she performs in the UK as well as the Republic of Ireland, Australia, Russia, Egypt and Israel. Natalee has been commended for her interpretation of solo Bach and also regularly works with composers to premier new works. She has been involved in a wide spectrum of outreach and education programs in Australia and the UK. Natalee also enjoys her work as an examiner for Trinity College London.

Robin Rubenstein was born in Los Angeles, California. She studied piano at the Royal College of Music with John Lill and Bernard Roberts. Over the years she has pursued a varied career in Britain and the US as solo pianist, chamber musician and Alexander Technique teacher. She has a longstanding duo partnership with fellow pianist Victoria Hartung and performs with clarinetist Mark Lacey and baritone David Durham. For the past ten years Robin has focused on producing music and poetry events under the banner of “Concert Party” with innovative programming aimed at creating an intimate and unstuffy atmosphere between classical music performers and their audience.

Merlin and Polina Shepherd Duo perform music from several linked cultures with improvisation, freedom and spontaneity. The Duo’s playful approach to their root traditions – klezmer, Slavic, East European and southern Mediterranean – is full of knowledge and deference. Merlin & Polina have been performing as a duo since 2004. Apart from their own concerts, they collaborate internationally with performers of various disciplines. They work as a trio Sklamberg & the Shepherds with Lorin Sklamberg, the lead singer of the Grammy award winning The Klezmatics (New York). Recently, they were guest soloists on a US and European tour with Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s leading Baroque Orchestra. They also perform as The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo, playing to the Yuri Morozov Collection of B&W silent Jewish films made in Russia and Ukraine between 1910 and 1930.
Merlin and Polina have performed in London, Paris, Murcia, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Brussels, Toronto, Moscow, Kiev, Warsaw, St Petersburg, Kazan, Vienna , Reykjavik and many more…

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Invitation to the Dance, London


April 28
15:00 - 17:00 UTC+0
£12 – £15
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The Polina Shepherd Vocal Experience
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st James’s Church, Islington
Prebend St
London, N1 8PF United Kingdom
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