Monthly Archives: March 2004

KITKA Yiddish Song Workshop

KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with
MICHAEL ALPERT plus two concerts and a Ukrainian Ritual Folk Song workshop
with the wonderful singer/actress from Lviv, Ukraine, MARIANA SADOVSKA.
Yiddish Folk Singing Workshops with MICHAEL ALPERT.
Introduction to Yiddish Folk Singing
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
7:30 – 9:30 PM

Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
Oakland, CA
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or

PARADE at “Bound4Broadway”

“Bound4Broadway” (, a nonprofit youth theatre company in the Washington, DC area, is currently in production for “Parade”, the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn- born Jew, living in Georgia in 1913. The show won Tony? Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000.
The show is scheduled for performances
June 18-20, 2004 and June 25-26, 2004
Georgetown Prep. School in Rockville, MD.
for additional information….


The faculty is now announced for the KLEZ CALIFORNIA program in June, including: Stu Brotman | Adrienne Cooper | Corey Fisher | Josh Horowitz | Peter Jacques | Eli Katz | Kevin Mummey | Steve Saxon | Naomi Seidman | Cookie Segelstein | Claire Sherman | Deborah Strauss | Gerry Tenney | Harvey Varga | Jeff Warschauer | Steve Weintraub.
June 20th to the 25th, 2004
Info: 415-789-7679

Shifre Lerer at Kavehoyz

Kavehoyz, sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture,
will feature the actress Shifre Lerer, star of the Yiddish stage
since the 1940s. (She was the lead in the Yiddish film “God, Man, and
Devil”). The program “Al dos guts” – From all the best – will
feature songs, skits and memoirs. At the piano – Herb Kaplan.
Thursday, March 25, 7:00 PM
at the Congress for Jewish Culture
25 E. 21st. NYC
information: 212-505-8040
admission: $10 includes kosher pastry and coffee.


The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual
concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical
music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by
cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This
year’s theme is “A Vanished World”, an exploration of
Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of
the twentieth century, and consists of three programs:
1.Monday, April 19, 2004 8pm
2. Tuesday, April 27, 2004 8pm
3. Wednesday, May 5 2004 8pm
For more info…

“Ad-nai and I” in NYC in April

David Gould’s “Ad-nai and I” project is bringing its eclectic roots reggae and dub sounds back to NewYork City performing some Passover favorites along with a set of reinterpretations of traditional Hebrew prayers, melodies, psalms, and classic Jamaican reggae tracks.

Sat. April 17th- Makor
35 W. 67th St- New York
phone- 212-601-1000
doors at 8pm
tickets- $15
9pm- Klezska
10pm- A&I

Morry Barak’s “Jewish Musical Diaspora” Radio Show

Morry Barak hosts a radio program called “Sounds of the Jewish Musical Diaspora”. It features Jewish music from every corner of the globe. Music recorded as far back as 1910 is aired. The show airs every Friday 12:30-2:00pm on 89.3 fm from Northwestern University, Evanston,Ill.
The web address: www. will access the net transmission. Spin Magazine called WNUR the 1# station on the web. The show reaches most of Chicago and it’s northern suburbs.

Jerusalem Lyric Trio performs Denburg World Premiere

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles presents The Jerusalem Lyric Trio
in their World Premiere performance of Moshe Denburg�s �In the End of Days�,
(B�Aharit Hayamim). This piece was made possible by a grant from the Canada
Council for the Arts.

WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2004
7:30 PM

WHERE:Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Boulevard,
Encino, CA 91436

Tickets $20. Call (818) 788-6000.
More info…

“A Tribute to Broadway” Cantor’s Concert

On May 22nd, 7:30 pm Nancy Linder will present her first Cantor’s Concert at Temple Beth David in Westminster, CA.
Located at 6100 Hefley St, Westminster.
Cantorial soloists Arie Schickler from Congregation Shir Ha Ma’alot in Irvine and Mark Thompson from Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana will also perform. Call 714-892-6623 for information.

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp

June 28-July 2, 2004
Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the lush 300+ acre
campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features
Veretski Pass, including tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz,
fiddler Cookie Segelstein, and Stu Brotman on bass. This year we are
offering optional afternoon classes including 2 sessions of Yiddish
dance, a lecture and slide show on 18th and 19th C. Yiddish life,
and a film screening and discussion. You can also hike on our
private wilderness tract and on the many acres of public land
nearby. Or you may want to explore the cultural resources of the
Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. More info….

Cantors in Concert with Susan Kander World Premiere

And the Time of Singing has Come…
An Evening of Cantors in Concert
Honoring Cantor Israel Goldstein, Director
School of Sacred Music – Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Thursday April 1 2004 7:30 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd St (off CPW)
New York City

Presenting the world premiere of a vocal work by composer
Susan Kander, with Sandra Schipior, violin… more info…


Der yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor
have upcoming performances in PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK and NEW JERSEY, USA.


Upcoming performances:
1) Sun., March 28, 7:30 PM, Gratz Coll., Melrose Park, nr. Philadelphia, PA
2) Sunday, April 18, 7:15 PM, Riverdale Jewish Center, Bronx, NY
3) Sunday, April 25, 6:30 PM, Temple Beth Elohim, Old Bethpage, NY
4) Wednesday, May 19, 8:00 PM, Highland Park Conservative Temple, NJ
5) Sunday, June 6, 2:00 PM, Hebrew Union College, New York, NY
more details….

Torat Chayim Choral Concert

Temple Shalom of Newton, MA will have a choral concert with music by Ben Steinberg, Saturday March 20, 2004 at 7:30pm. Featuring Cantor Renata Kruzhkova Braun, and acompanied by David Carrier and Chamber Orchestra, the piece is Torat Chayim: A Torah of Life, a work for Voice, Chorus and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets–general admission $25.00 Patron $100 reserved seating. Temple Shalom of Newton, 175 Temple Street. W. Newton, MA 02465. For tickets call: 617-332-9550. Tickets will be held at the door.

Winds of the Negev

“Israel’s 2nd Exodus” is recorded with the B.B.C. London Orchestra, a 40 piece orchestra & chorus. Music composed & conducted by Bill Berle. Recorded in England. Available on C.D. or audio cassette. The recording features such titles as “Tel Aviv Horah” and “Holiday Cha-Cha.” Those interested in the CD may send e-mail to:


The CD consists of old Yiddish songs, with new arrangements. It’s recorded and arranged by composer, arranger and pianist, well known in Russia and Europe, Vitaly Barishnikov; vocalist Marina Rinkovska and Regina Fridbourg, Konstantin Miclashevsky and Alex Spektor. The group plans another cd of Yiddish popular songs performed by internationally acclaimed singer-super star Svetlana Portnyanskay, who is based in Los Angeles. She has had a singing role on the sound -track of producer Steven Spielberg’s made for documentary on survivors of the Holocaust. for more information, contact: Web:

Ron Shulamit Conservatory of Jerusalem

The Ron Shulamit Conservatory has released two CDs of instrumental collections.

“Shulamit Rythyms” – Accordian Orchestra, Instrumental collection of classical music ranging from Bisset to Strauss, with several pieces arranged by Israel Edelson, performed by Ron-Shulamit’s accordion orchestra. The orchestra’s repertoire includes Jewish melodies in the Klezmer, Hassidic, and Mizrachi styles, as well as classical and ethnic music from many nations.
“One thing have I asked” – Flute Quartet, Instrumental collection of traditional songs from Psalms, holiday prayers, and Jewish liturgy.
Mail Address:
P.O.Box 43179 Jerusalem 91431
Har Nof Office: 30 Iben Danan St.

Kurt Weill Review

The music of Kurt Weill will be performed by 5 very talented singers, and staged/choreographed by Steve Weintraub in the Chicago area. The show opens on Friday, March 19, and runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 7 thru April 25. The location is the historic No Exit Cafe at 6970 N. Glenwood Ave, in Rogers Park. Free parking available at the Trilogy lot at Estes and Glenwood.
Tickets are $12, food and drink will be available (seating is at tables). Call 773-743-3355 for info or reservations. More…

I Remember Klezmer-The Art of Klezmer Drumming

You’re Invited! Come! Shmooze! Eat! Dance!
Get your klezmer freak on!

Elaine Hoffman Watts and Susan Watts
the dysfunctional mother-daughter duo
proudly announce the birth of their CD
I Remember Klezmer-The Art of Klezmer Drumming
Please be our guest on Sunday, March 14, 2004, at 5pm at
The Point, 880 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
and help celebrate this auspicious occasion.
Musicians: Please bring your instrument as we will be rocking the hell out of Bryn Mawr
the Philly Klezmer Way!
Questions? E-mail


Mitziut’s next Jewish Drum Circle will convene for a rhythm-washed afternoon on Sunday, March 14, 2-4pm at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood, just north of Morse on the west side of the Red Line tracks in Rogers Park.
Join us for exotic beats from far off lands or quirky ones from nearby inspirations. No drum or experience required. For more info

Delaware Valley Jewish Choral

Gratz College will host the 4th annual Delaware Valley Jewish Choral
Festival on Sunday, March 28. Sponsored by the Zamir Choral Foundation in
conjunction with Gratz and the Jewish choral community of the Delaware
Valley, the event is designed for lovers of Jewish music of all backgrounds… Contact the Tyson Music Department at Gratz College, 215-635-7300, or e-mail See more information…