Monthly Archives: August 2007

KlezKanada 2007 Starts Tonight

KlezKanada, in Lanier, Quebec Canada is starting tonight, Monday August 20th. This is the 12th year of the annual camp program. This year, the all star faculty is amazing, the students are superb, and the excitement is palpable. If you’re not here this year, make sure to mark this week on your calendar for next. Looks like the first newsletter, by Ari Davidow, greeted the attendees as they arrived. Each day of camp, there’s a camp newsletter published in 3 languages which might be any combination of Yiddish, English, French, Spanish, German or Russian. You never know who will get around to writing an article and each are published in the native language. KlezKanada is a music camp for families or individuals. There’s a tremendous amount of talent present and we’re hearing it already.…

Jewish Artists Line Up This Fall atThe Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is pleased to announce its concert line up for October
and November of this year. All events will take place at the Museum of Jewish
Hertiage, 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan.

Monday, October 8, 7 P.M
Tuesday, October 9, 7 P.M.
Wednesday, October 10, 7 P.M.

Idan Raichel
Songs for Peace: The Acoustic Series
Featuring Idan Raichel; with Marta Gomez, Somi, Cabra Casay, and Itamar Doari

Join dynamic Isaraeli artist Idan Raichel for his very first series of intimate
acoustic concerts in New York. Idan blends the unique sounds of Israel’s cultural
tradition with styles frm around the world for a sound that Billboard Magazine calls
a “multi-ethnic tour de force.” Showcasing new and old musical partnerships, Idan
and artists will celebrate the universal language of music.…

Call for Papers: Hearing Israel: Music, Culture and History at 60

Hearing Israel: Music, Culture and History at 60
University of Virginia
April 13-14, 2008

As the State of Israel approaches the sixtieth anniversary
of its founding in the spring of 2008, academic scholarship
continues to
focus primarily on its political life, religious and ethnic diversity,
and foreign policy. Much less attention has been devoted to the
life of Israeli society and its impact on evolving Israeli identities
across generations. One of the most dynamic yet least studied
spheres of
Israeli culture to emerge in the six decades since statehood is its
music, ranging from the worlds of pop music, rock, rap, and
mizrahit /to classical, religious, and ethnic traditions.

these questions, the University of Virginia will host an historic
international conference on Israeli music on April 13 and 14,

Women’s Music Festival in Jerusalem

The Women’s Music Festival, featuring various styles of music from western (American influenced) to middle-eastern music will be held Monday August 13, Rosh Chodesh Elul
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Pargod, 2 Nissim Bachar St. corner of 94 Betzelel St. Jerusalem
Admission: 30 NIS

*Artists CDs will be sold
*Hot drinks provided

Amsterdam Jewish Music School Opening Day Schedule Available

LESSON PROGRAM 5768 2007/2008 & OPEN DAY Sunday 16.09.07 Jewish Music School

For complete information, email the school.

Do you and/or your child(ren) want to follow our Jewish music lessons, than please send your name, address, phone/mobile, e-mail address & title(s) of the lesson programs to: or Jewish Music School, Postbus 15894, 1001 NJ Amsterdam. You also can phone us: 020 624 11 32 / 06 166 463 75.

The administration of the Music School Amsterdam sends you the “Aanmeldingsformulier” by post. Please subscribe before the 8th of September 2007.

Please forward this message !

drs Anton Molenaar
organisatie & management cultuureducatie

Joodse muzieklessen i.s.m. Muziekschool Amsterdam
Tel +31 (20) 624 11 32
Mob 06 166 463 75
Locatie Muziekschool Amsterdam
Bachstraat 5, 1077 GD Amsterdam
Postadres Postbus 15894, 1001 NJ Amsterdam…

Jay Gottlieb in Seattle performing Messiaen

Northwest Mahler Orchestra
Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Benaroya Hall, 200 University Street, Seattle, WA

First Seattle performance !
Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony

Northwest Mahler Orchestra
Geoffrey Simon, conductor
Jay Gottlieb, piano solo
Thomas Bloch, ondes Martenot solo

Presented by the Northwest Mahler Festival, Seattle

Jewish Songs at an Exhibition

Yiddish singer Sharon Bernstein (voice & piano) and klezmer pioneer Stu Brotman (bass, tsimbl, & percussion) join forces in a unique performance set to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt . Kirshenblatt’s vibrant portraits of his home town Apt, Poland before the Holocaust inspire a rich blend of traditional song and contemporary sound . Projected images of the paintings connected with the songs complete this experience that recreates the sights and sounds of a Jewish Polish town. Presented in conjunction with the book They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust by Mayer
Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, forthcoming September 2007) and exhibition with the same title at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, September 10, 2007 – January 13, 2008, 2911 Russell Street • Berkeley • 510-549-6950 •

Date, Time and Cost:
Saturday, September 8, 8:30 pm
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley CA
$15 general / $12 Seniors, Students and JCC East Bay and Magnes Museum members…

Yiddish Chorus at Museum of the City of NY

conducted by Binyumen Schaechter
are performing on
Sunday, August 5, 2007, at 2:00 PM
at the
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St
in New York City
The songs are all in Yiddish.
Translations provided.

The concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibit,
The Jewish Daily Forward: Embracing an Immigrant Community.

The concert will be about 1 hour in length.
The concert is free
with admission to the Museum:
Adults, $9
Seniors, students, $5
Families, $20 (max. 2 adults)
Children 12 and under, free

For directions and other Museum info: