Shirim Klezmer Orchestra has taken its unique klezmer across North America and Europe. The band has played with the Philladelphia Pops Orchestra, has appeared on the soundtrack of Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry,” played at Lincoln Center and the Montreal Jazz Festival. Shirim has collaborated with renowned artist/writer Maurice Sendak on “Pincus and the Pig” and public radio’s Ellen Kushner on “The Golden Dreydl.”
The members of Shirim all also perform in Naftule’s Dream , an avant jazz/klezmer band which has recorded three albums on John Zorn’s Tzadik /Radical Jewish Culture label. As Naftules Dream they have performed all over Europe including the Berlin, Germany Jazzfest, as well as the New York City Jazz Festival, the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival in Washington, DC and the Ashkenaz Festival of New Yiddish Culture in Toronto among others.