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Trio Fadolín: Heirlooms

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Trio Fadolín ensemble performs music from Eastern Europe, including the premiere of work by Ukrainian composer, Yehiel Goyzman.

Trio Fadolín is an ensemble with a unique repertoire and sonority, featuring the fadolín—an instrument that encompasses the range of the violin, viola, and most of the cello—finding its footing in chamber music for the first time. In this concert, the Trio will focus on music from Eastern Europe, including a rediscovered work by the revered Ukrainian klezmer violinist & composer, Yehiel Goyzman.

The rest of the program will feature works by Ukrainian composer Vasyl Barvinsky, and the trio’s fadolínist, Ljova, as well as other selections from the trio’s unique and rich repertoire.

Trio Fadolín formed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its first performances were in the summer of 2021, on a makeshift stage at the Javits Convention Center mass vaccination site, operated by the US Army and organized by Sing for Hope. Since that time, the ensemble has made appearances at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Bargemusic, Barbès, Symphony Space, Museum of Art and Design, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The group also shares a deep personal connection—all three members grew up in the former Soviet Union and arrived in New York as teens. Sabina was born in Estonia of Armenian Jewish heritage; Valeriya was born in Ukraine of Ukrainian, Jewish, and Russian heritage; Ljova was born in Moscow of Ukrainian-Jewish, German-Jewish, Polish, and Romanian heritage. The members share common bonds: immigration, Eastern European literature, humor, animation, and music. The group is here to tell the complicated story, to tell the stories of immigrant composers, to collaborate with immigrant artists, and to showcase places where cultures intersect.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Daubek


SEATING POLICY | Programs are free and open to all, but registration is requested. Check-in line forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. Five minutes before the advertised start time, all seats are released, regardless of registration, to our patrons in the stand-by line. If you arrive after the program starts, you will be seated at the discretion of our front-of-house staff.

STANDBY LINE | If registration is sold out or has ended, do not fret! We welcome you to come to the Library regardless of registration status and wait in our standby line, which forms 45 minutes before the advertised start time. Five minutes before the program starts, all remaining seats are released. While this is not guaranteed, we will do our best to get you into any of our programs.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING AND ASL | ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.

BRUNO WALTER POLICY | Please note that any unoccupied seat will be released five minutes before the show begins and holding seats for anyone beyond that is prohibited. There is no food or drink allowed inside the venue.

AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING | Programs may be photographed and recorded by and at the discretion of the Library for the Performing Arts and will post signs indicating as such. If you would prefer your image not be captured, please let us know and we can seat you accordingly. Attending any program indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any and all purposes of the New York Public Library.

PRESS | Please send all press inquiries to Alex Teplitzky at alexteplitzky@nypl.org. Please note that all recording, including professional video recordings, are prohibited without expressed consent from the Library.


March 25
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Ave. between West 64th and 65th Street
New York,NY10023-7498United States