Monthly Archives: October 2004


Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts @ NYU
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC

$30; students $15
Box office (212) 992-8484
Online tickets:
Info/charge (212) 545-7536
…”a master of two idioms linked by their demands for virtuosity and
their down-home origins” –THE NEW YORK TIMES

Afro-Semitic Experience Upcoming Concerts

Monday, November 1, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE 8:30 p.m. at the Buttonwood Tree with Will Bartlett on reeds and percussion, Warren Byrd on piano, Alvin Carter, Jr., on drums, Stacy Phillips on dobro and violin and Baba David Coleman on African drums and percussion. The Buttonwood Tree is located at 605 Main Street in Middletown and the phone number is (860) 347-4957.




‘Oyfn Sheydveg’ & more

The release of, ‘Oyfn Sheydveg,’ a new CD by
the Boston-based KHEVRE is happening now.
To celebrate the new recording, Khevre will be playing a show in New York.
Sunday, October 24th.
Lefrak Concert Hall, Queens College.
Admission is $10.
Opening, is comedian ‘Modi,’ who’s a riot.
You can pick up tickets by visiting the Colden box office, or by phone:
You can also visit:
michael winograd- reeds, flutes
dana sandler- vocals
eylem basaldi- violin
carmen staaf- piano, accordion
jorge roeder- bass
richie barshay- drums, percussion
For more information on KHEVRE, please read out latest review by Ari Davidow
at :
For our fans in boston, KHEVRE will be playing a Halloween show, with a
number of other bands. MORE INFO BELOW:…

Celebrate the Life of J.J. Greenberg at 92nd St Y

Celebrate the Life of J.J. Greenberg
with Norah Jones, David Broza, Soulfarm & Guests
Thu, Oct 28, 8pm at the 92nd Street Y

A one-night-only concert to celebrate the life of Jonathan “JJ” Greenberg, one of the founding visionaries of Makor (which became the Y’s Makor/Steinhardt Center in 2001). Greenberg died in a cycling accident while in Israel in 2002 at the age of 37. The concert features four artists with longstanding ties to Makor. In additional to the musical guests, the evening includes a brief slide show on Greenberg’s life and comments by people who worked with Greenberg and who pay tribute to this unique young man.

Zun mit a regn (sun and rain) in Netherlands

“Zun mit a regn (sun and rain) – laughter through tears” is part and parcel of
Yiddish music. Jewish composers devoted a great deal of attention to it and
so did Shostakovich.

Jewish Music Projects Foundation presents works in this style by
Shostakovich (1908-1975) and his friends Weinberg (Vainberg) (1919-1996) and
Veniamin Basner (1925-1996) in a series of concerts in the Netherlands performed by Sovali (Sofie van Lier) – soprano
Boris Goldenblank or Alexej Pevzner – violin
Alexander Oratovski or Wladislaw Warenberg – cello
Sander Sittig – piano.
For more information, please call Sofie van Lier, tel. 020-6623675; or email
See more info with dates and times….

An Evening With Dave Cash

We just received notice of a new CD, “An Evening With Dave Cash.” This is the only CD ever released featuring the great Yiddish singer known for his humorous songs. Though he was world famous on the Yiddish theater circuit, he was a huge star in France. The selections on this CD are more representative of Yiddish
Cabaret than 2nd Avenue. Selections include a hilarious “Der Shere Fun Seville” – based on the “Barber of Seville”, “S’fallen Die Bletter” (“Autumn Leaves”), “La Mama (by Charles Aznavour), “Tzures Mit Hula Hoop” (Trouble with Hula Hoop), “Arain, Arous” (In and Out) and 15 other selections. Available through online record stores, such as Hatikvah music in LA.

Orpheus Trust

Orpheus Trust – Konzertreihe
�Mit leichtem Gep�ck. Gerhard Bronner pr�sentiert junge Stars mit vergessener Musik�
Echte Berliner N�chte –
Wien-Berlin und retour
4. November 2004, 19.30 Uhr
RadioKulturhaus, 1040 Wien, Argentinierstra�e 30a

Leonard Nimoy Series Explores Jewish Music

“American Jewish Music From the Milken Archive With Leonard Nimoy” will explore sacred and secular Jewish music from the Milken Archive of Jewish American Music during 13 two-hour episodes on WFMT Radio Network stations and XM Satellite Radio.

The series began Sept. 30.

“I grew up speaking Yiddish at home in Boston and hearing this music during services at synagogue and at social events where my uncle and four cousins played klezmer music,” Nimoy said in a statement Friday. “This program and this music makes me feel very much at home.” (reported by AP)

The series’ musical selections will range from biblical epics set to music by Kurt Weill, Jewish legends in tone poems, film scores and operas, symphonies and concertos based on Jewish themes, Yiddish theater songs and world premieres of recently discovered Jewish compositions by Leonard Bernstein.…

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo

The Sound and Light Cinematic Duo (Merlin Shepherd/ clarinet, bass clarinet and Polina
Shepherd / piano) are performing new and traditional Jewish music to accompany the Yuri
Morozov Jewish Film Archive (Kiev).
and as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival

17th October, London, the Screen on the Hill
14th November, Birmingham, Mac
18th November, Manchester, The Cornerhouse
28th November, Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
also as part of the Brighton Festival of Jewish Music

5th December, Brighton, Sallis Benny Theatre
for more information