Concert: Irina Kaufman
The Vivian E. and Robert W. Rice Sunday Concert Series
Irina Kaufman – violinist, pianist, singer, and leader of the Kaufman Orchestra – hails from Minsk, Belarus, where she received her Master Degree from the Conservatory of Minsk. In the USSR, she toured internationally with symphonic orchestras and musical theater productions. Since settling in Chicago in 1995, she has been a part of several groups including Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, the Ralph Wilder Orchestra, and others. Her repertoire ranges from classical to swing, from klezmer gypsy to musical theater.