From Yale Strom comes a series of klezmer music books (WORLD
MUSIC: KLEZMER – MUSIC MINUS ONE) that will help the budding klezmer musician to learn to play klezmer.
DAVE BRUBECK: Jazz icon, pianist and composer Dave Brubeck wrote this cantata in an attempt to heal the rift between the Jewish people and American blacks that emerged in the late 1960s, especially after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968…DAVE BRUBECK, BRUCE ADOLPHE, and more…
WHO:Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violin
WHAT: Mikveh: The Women’s All-Star Klezmer Band
& WHERE: at Satalla. 37 West 26th St. NYC
WHY: great klezmer
Town and Village Synagogue and the Jewish War Veterans of the USA will
present a free concert of klezmer music and Yiddish song on Sunday, February 8, 2004, at 2:00 PM.
Khupe’s first CD, a live recording from 1999, is
finally available in the US. http://www.cdbaby.com/khupe2
Seth Rogovoy, author of “The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music,” has reviews of new CDs on his website…
Jan. 31 at the FAU Auditorium in Boca Raton will be Soulfarm, Golem,
and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band…
The Columbia University Bach Society will present three chamber
pieces by Robert Cuckson. Two of the pieces are based on Yiddish texts;
the song cycle for mezzo-soprano is based on poems by Yiddish writer Binem
Heller and will be a world premiere.
“Inna Barmash & Friends: A New Generation in Old Song”
Performance: Thursday, January 22, at 8:00 PM. Park Slope, NY
Ceilizemer did the musical soundtrack. The film will be playing at this year’s New York Jewish Film Festival. For screening schedules coming up:
Berlin-based duo Khupe will give klezmer workshop on March 10, 2004 in Austria…. following their appearance at Vienna’s remarkable Accordion Festival.
Balkan music event. Zagnuts invite you to join them at NuBlu on the night before Golden Festival starts, Thursday, January 15th. Shake off the cold with two great nights of spirited music, energetic dancing, crazy people and plenty of good eats and drinks. 36 bands!
Adrienne Cooper, one of the great vocal interpreters of Yiddish music, Dan
Rosengard, pianist/arranger, late of Saturday Night Live, & Frank London,
famed trumpetter/Klezmatics/ All-Star Brass Band bring to life the
extraordinary cabaret music of war-time Eastern Europe.
Yiddish classes at a variety of levels are being offered through the JCC. Check out the listings and levels of the classes.
We are fortunate to have a true educator involved deeply in the Jewish music. Marsha Edelman is that teacher, and she has given a book that will be appreciated for it’s straightforwardness, it’s completeness without too much detail, and for the clear explanations of a complex and involved history. Edelman has taken the subject of Jewish music history, distilled the essence in a judicious manner, and brought it out for anyone to read.
From the beginning you know this is going to be an excellent book. There is a 13-page glossary that astutely includes not only terms about Jewish culture, but musical terms that may be unfamiliar to a reader. In this way Edelman realized that some of her audience would be non-Jews who would need the Jewish vocabulary about holidays or liturgy, but there would also be a Jewish and other audience that would need musical terms to make those discussions intelligible.…
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FREE. Symphony Space, NYC, on January 19, 2004, 6:30pm
A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY
An interview on the Radio with Avraham Fried, the orthodox popular music singer, entertainer and composer, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004, 9pm on FiveTownsRadio.com
Be part of the audience–lend your energy– for the recording of a concert for a CD with Beyond the Pale– in Toronto…
Anni Eisler-Lehmann Stiftung (Foundation) in Mainz Germany at:
http://www.anni-eisler-lehmann-stiftung.de Scholarships for Jewish musicians…
Reviewing some CD releases of the last couple of years… and there are a few that might be mentioned. Here are some people might enjoy perusing…
A website dedicated to the music and life of composer Ami Aloni. Information about scholarship funds to encourage young composers of Jewish music is also available. http://alonimusic.org/.
A Southwestern celebration of Klezmer music and dance into the 21st century: featuring a weekend of concerts, dance parties, classes and lectures on the music and dance of the Eastern European Jewish People.
300+ Jewish teenagers to present world premieres at Merkin Hall in New York Feb. 16.
YIVO bleter, New series, vol. IV has a lot of new material on Eastern European Jewish folklore, folk songs, theater performances, and more. Chana Mlotek’s annotated publication of 42 folk songs is included….
Mazel Tov from The Jewish Music WebCenter: Congratulations Stephen!! This is probably the most significant accomplishment of 2003 on the Internet for Jewish music…
Ada Holtzman has begun a wonderful webpage dedicated to Jewish musicians from Poland before World War II.
At the recent Jewish Studies conference in Boston, December, 2003, Francesco Spagnolo gave more insights into Italian Jewish music. The CD will allow you to follow this new important area of research. Selections and commentaries by Francesco Spagnolo (Yuval Italia, firstname.lastname@example.org). 42 tracks.
This is an extraordinary album with tremendous creativity at all levels. The poetry and music of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman is a modern miracle. To have such splendid NEW YIDDISH SONGS in 2003, –in and of itself– makes this album quite worthwhile….