Butchart Gardens welcomes The Klez

July 24 show part of Butchart’s Spectacular Summer Evenings series.

A sketched photo of The Klez to perform at The Butchart Gardens’ Spectacular Summer Evenings on July 24.

The Klez returns to the Spectacular Summer Evenings at The Butchart Gardens to perform rhythmical klezmer music, sephartic ballads and traditional Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino folk songs.

The group began a few years ago and was first called The Klez Galz, as it consisted of just girls at the time. They later became The Klez when band member Martina Peladeau’s husband joined.

“I must say, I really love playing this Klezma music…” said Peladeau, who plays flute, recorders and sings.

She was born and raised in Germany.

She said it was beautiful when they met musician Lucila Nerenberg, who is from South America.

“It’s really a healing part of the journey of coming together and being with each other and sharing music. It’s a special moment for the two of us, one Jewish and one German in the band,” she said.

The band also consists of Alex Olson, Kate Rhodes and Barbara Pedrick Blied.

For Peladeau, she enjoys the Yiddish music.

“I love singing, I love flute and I’m really attached especially to the Yiddish music and that came to me when I was growing up in Germany,” she said, adding that it was a form for healing to get over what happened in Germany in the past.

“I’m very fortunate to play with this group and do these songs again in the public,” she said.

The Klez will perform at The Butchart Gardens on July 24 at 8 p.m. The concert is free with admission to the Gardens. For admission details, check out the link below.

For more information on the Summer Evening performances at Butchart visit butchartgardens.com.

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