Monthly Archives: July 2004

22nd Arad Hebrew Song Festival

This Week! Aug. 2-4.
Many of Israels best singers and choral groups will be
performing at Arad and at Metzada. These include David Broza, Gidi Gov,
Matti Caspi, Danny Sanderson, Yizhar Cohen, Shalom Chanoch, Avihu Medina,
Margalit Tzanani, and the list goes on and on. Some of the free events include a midnight concert dedicated to Naomi Shemer with Shuly Natan, the Gevatron singers, and others.

For details check out the following URL (in Hebrew):

“On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl”

On Thursday August 5, 2004 the “Kavehoyz” of the Congress for Jewish
Culture will host a CD release concert for Rebecca Kaplan and Pete
‘s new recording, “On the Paths: Yiddish Songs with Tsimbl”.

Rebecca Kaplan sings rare Yiddish folksongs in an authentic folk
style and Pete Rushefsky is one of the best tsimblers on the Jewish
music scene today.
7:00 PM at 25 E. 21st. St. in Manhattan, between Park and B’way.
Information: 212-505-8040. Coffee and kosher pastries will be served.

To purchase this wonderful CD go to:

CD by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan

A new CD by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan called TekiYah: Echoes of the High Holy Days at BJ. For those of you familiar with the experimental and spiritual nature of B’nai Jeshurun services, this will provide a wonderful way to get into the mood of the High Holidays. There are some traditional melodies as well as some experimental sounds. And shofar sounds you may have never heard before. You can hear clips of the music at

Jazz in July Summer Festival 2004

92nd Street Y. New York. 20th Anniversary! Mon, July 19 – Thu, July 29.
Every July for 20 years, Kaufmann Concert Hall has been jumping to the sounds of jazz. Whether it’s ragtime or swing, blues or bop, Dick Hyman, jazz’s swingingest pianist, leads the best of the jazz world in music from Duke to Diz, Basie to Blakey and beyond in the 92nd Street Y’s Jazz in July Summer Festival. Check it out on the 92nd Street Y website. To get on their mailing list, write to: 92nd Street Y eNews. Add to your address book today! and get all the latest.

Yiddish songs and dances in Regents Park London

When JMI KlezFest London opens on Sunday 8 August, all London hears about
it – as the biggest UK klezmer band will assemble round the bandstand at
Regents Park (its too big to be ON the bandstand) last year there were 69
players, this year we expect to break that record. If you are in or near
London please bring your instruments and join us in the ‘Inner Circle’ (this
is a Road Direction as well as an emotional state) from 3.00-6.00pm


Center for Jewish History Great nights in the Great Hall at 7:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, JULY 28 at 7:30 pm The Rafi Malkiel Quintet

Rafi Malkiel- Trombone, Itai Kriss- Flute, Jack Glottman- Piano, Noriko
Ueda- Bass, Dan Aran- Drums

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3 at 7:30 pm Gili Sharett and ensemble
Gili Sharett- Bassoon, Lawrence Zoernig- Cello, Arielle Levioff- Piano
This program will be featuring one premiere of a sonata for bassoon and
cello by Peter Winkler, Fantasy and Lullaby by the Jewish
American composer, Sheila Silver and Sonata by the Israeli composer Yehezkel
Braun. The concert will also feature works by Schumann and Mozart.

Center for Jewish History 15 W. 16 St.
BOX OFFICE: (PHONE)917.606.8200 – (FAX)917.606.8201
Tickets are $8 and $4 for students
For more information, you can visit

Rozhinke Conference in August

Those that love cantorial music, check out the Rozhinke website. Here are a group of people busy preserving cantorial music, not only for today, but for the future when it will become popular again. These dedicated cantors meet, retreat, and sing! There are workshops and singing, and nightly concerts. It’s a type of music camp, August 10-13, for cantors and for those that love the music… it very intriguing, exciting and looks like there’s lots to do and hear. Anyone can attend.

Sarah Aroeste Band this Summer in NY, Chicago and LA!:

The Ladino Rock Sound Featuring:
Sarah Aroeste: vocals, percussion
Yoel Ben-Simhon: musical director, oud, piano, guitar & backup vocals
Alan Cohen: electric guitar
Emmanuel Mann: bass
Liron Peled: drums, percussion
New York
Tuesday, August 3rd
35 W. 67th Street (between CPW & Columbus)
9 PM
Following Gerard Edery at 8 PM!
Tickets: $15 (for both shows)
More info & tix: or 212-413-8889
more schedules…

Mak’hela developing Jewish SATB Community Chorus

In Western Massachusetts a new Jewish chorus that meets weekly in Northampton formed this past year. They’re about to begin a second full year, and have about 60+ dedicated singers with professional leadership (Kayla Werlin is our Music Director) and piano accompaniment. The repertoire has grown to include classics (Lewandowski, Sulzer, Janowski, Rossi, Bloch), Yiddish and Hebrew folk material, and some newer music (Horvitt, Stern, Rubin, Broad). The group has also done choruses from Handel and Verdi, and “The Last Words of David” by Randall Thomson. more info…

2 Clarinets & Piano

A new CD of unknown music of beauty and wide appeal, early 19th century to the present! Original Music from Finland, Malta, Israel and points in between
clarinetists Eva Wasserman-Margolis (Israel) and Luigi Magistrelli (Italy)
with Claudia Bracco, piano

The World is a Narrow Bridge

Craig Taubman announced the seventh release in the award winning “Celebrate” Series. The CD features 14 songs that celebrate hope and healing. Comes with a companion book of 50 essays. Essays from writers including, Theodore Bikel, Sherri Mandell, Leonard Fein, Jacob Pressman, Harold Schulweiss, Kirk Douglas, William Cutter, Rachel Remen, Rodger Kamenetz, Naomi Levy, Amy Eilberg, Joel Ben Izzy, Wendy Mogel, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Balfour Brickner, Shira Milgrom, David Wolpe, and Jack Reimer. For a limited time, both the book and CD The World is a Narrow Bridge will be
available at the special pre-release price of $30 (plus shipping). To place
your order send an e-mail including your name, address, credit card number
and expiration date to . This special offer ends August 1, 2004.

Ethiopian Music CD

The Jerusalem Post, May 19, 2004 reported that the Chief Rabbinate Released an Ethiopian Music CD: “A Collection of Songs for our Brethren, the Immigrants from Ethiopia”, contains 14 tracks. This is an effort to reach out to the Ethiopian immigrant community in Israel, and is being distributed by the Rabbinate to Ethiopian immigrants there.

Something Jewish in UK

from London, England and
Leslie Bunder is now running a number of Jewish websites including and
She is launching a dedicated Jewish music site covering all types of Jewish music (of course where there are clearlyJewish influences and content withni them).
They are also broadcasting a weekly Jewish music show called the SomethingJewish Radio Show and have featured, played and interviewed people from The Klezmatics through to Jewish rapper Remedy Ross.

College Course in Texas on klezmer

For Jewish music fans in the neighborhood of College Station,
Texas this fall, the Department of Performance Studies is offering
a new course that might be of interest:
Dr. Jeffrey L. Wollock (Visiting Scholar in Performance Studies) < /br>
MWF 10:20-11:10 in Room 402A Academic �The Music Room�
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For more information, please contact Dr. Wollock: < /br>