The Rakija Klezmer Orkestar is a six-piece ensemble from Vilnius (Lithuania) that keeps traditional Jewish klezmer music alive with lively and powerful charm. With their authenticity and lightness, the young musicians make even the last leg in the hall swing. They animate energetically, quickly get people dancing and singing along, and inspire an audience that spans generations. At the same time, they have carefully selected composers and arranged particularly popular pieces authentically and in line with the spirit of the times. The ensemble also draws inspiration from musical cultures and influences from the Balkans and Slavic regions, as well as from Gypsy.
In its eight-year band history, this RKO has already played dozens of concerts all over Lithuania and is known here especially for its spontaneity. It makes guest appearances at synagogues, clubs and music festivals, as well as at weddings, on the street, in bars and cafes, indoors or outdoors, while also touring in chamber music formats. The ensemble is currently on tour with its second studio album "A CHASENE!".
Darius Bagdonavičius - vocals, accordion
Haroldas Parulis - clarinet
Skirmantas Rumševičius - trumpet
Povilas Jurkša - trombone
Simonas Kaupinis - tuba
Mikas Kurtinaitis - drums, percussion, vocals
VVK also at the theater box office Neumarkt, subway passage (mezzanine), store 12: