Monthly Archives: October 2007


Kasteel Tongelaar, Mill

zondag 28 oktober 2007

Di Fidl-Kapelye

Voor het programma en meer informatie zie ommezijde.
Vanaf 14.00 uur kunt u de reservering afhalen in Boerderij “De Benedenhof”.
Hier staat de koffie, thee en Tongelaarkoek voor u klaar.
Om 15.00 uur begint het concert en zal, met een pauze, tot circa 16.30 uur duren.
In de pauze kunt u tegen inlevering van een Tongelaarpenning een drankje verkrijgen in de Herenkamer van Kasteel Tongelaar. Tevens kunt u dan de expositie bezoeken van
Tineke Winters-Teijen-schilderijen
Tanya Simons-schilderijen
Bob de Winter-schilderijen
Raymund Bervoets-beelden
Evenals de andere zondagmiddagconcerten wordt ook dit concert met een verrassingsdiner afgesloten.

De prijs per persoon voor dit concert is € 20,00 inclusief koffie/thee en Tongelaarkoek bij de ontvangst.…

‘Kamti Lehallel’ from Beth Hatefutsoth

‘Kamti Lehallel’ (I Rise in Praise) a Double CD album has been released from Beth Hatefutsoth
featuring the music of the Spanish & Portuguese communities of Amsterdam, London and
New York. The set contains 50 cantorial works representing centuries of tradition, sung by Cantor Daniel Halfon of the Yad Harav Nissim synagogue in Jerusalem, accompanied by the Or Hadash Choir and a small chamber orchestra conducted by Azi Schwartz. For information on the album see
A review appeared in The Jerusalem Post Oct. 16

Light to Light: Music for Shabbat

On November 17 and 18, 2007
The Yavneh Ensemble will present
From Light to Light: Music for Shabbat,
conducted by Robert A.M. Ross.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Ethical Society Building, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2007
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Lancaster Avenue and Remington Road, Wynnewood, PA

Tickets: Preferred seating $36.00
General Admission $18.00
Student with ID $9.00

Tickets may be purchased online at
Or call 215-849-4129

Through a wide variety of choral music, with narration, Shabbat will be experienced
from the light of Friday night candles until the light of the Havdalah candle.

New York Yiddish Singalong

The Second Annual All-Star New York Yiddish Singalong


Robert Abelson, Michael Alpert, Phyllis Berk, Joanne Borts, Caroline
Adrienne Cooper, Ron Eliran, Michael Fox, Rebecca Garfein, Sarah Gordon,
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, The New Yiddish Chorale,
Binyumen Schaechter,
Reyna & Temma Schaechter (“Di Shekhter-tekhter”),
Basya Schechter, Elizabeth Schwartz, Lorin Sklamberg, Jeff Warschauer

Accompanied by an all-star Klezmer ensemble, including
Margot Leverett, Joey Weisenberg and Jake Shulman
Musical Director – Zalmen Mlotek
Emcee – Corey Breier
Producer – Moishe Rosenfeld

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 7:30 PM
at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, New York City

Come sing your heart out – in Mame-loshn!

General admission:
$18 Advance Purchase; $20 Day of the Event.
VIP seating (with a post-concert reception):
$50 Advance Purchase; $60 Day of the Event.…

Good News for Choirs of Jewish Music

The music of Aminadav Aloni is being made available for free download (as pdf files) through the website of the Aminadav Aloni Music Foundation They are now offering almost all of the sheet music in the catalogue on the website as free downloads upon request. However, the links are not yet up, but those interested can contact Richard A. Braun, MD Vice President, Aminadav Aloni Music Foundation for those requests with serious interest in acquiring the music.

Isle of Klezbos at Comix

Tuesday, November 13 @ Comix NY
Isle of Klezbos, Lascivious Biddies, & guest host Bitch!

Fun-loving woman-based bands, powerhouse double bill:

7:30pm Isle of Klezbos – soulful, splendid klezmer sextet
9pm The Lascivious Biddies – all-gal cocktail pop quartet
… hosted by spoken word/electric violin sensation Bitch

at Comix, 353 W. 14th St NYC just east of Ninth Ave
$12 + two-drink minimum 212-524-2500
Full bar & restaurant menu, great audio and sightlines

‘Friling’ CD Release of Luceete Van Den Berg

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center,
3301 Bainbridge avenue, Bronx, NY
near 208th st, (and Montefiore Hospital)
Sunday, Oct. 28th, 1:30 PM
to hear the visiting Dutch Yiddish singer
Lucette Van den Berg

This is a CD release party for her recording “Friling” which includes
new Yiddish songs by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman. Lucette has a
beautiful voice and she is the first to record almost all of these

Take the D train to 205th st. or the 4 train to Mosholu Parkway.
information: 917-930-0295

Free Open House at Workmen’s Circle

The Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on
Tuesday, October 23, at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Free Open house: Tuesday, October 23, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: October 30, November 6, November 13,
November 20, November 27, December 11.
Please note that, due to Khanuke, there will be NO session on December 4.

* Open to all players of musicians who play and read music at at least an
intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
* Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen’s Circle members and/or
those attending all six sessions: $150
Sessions will take place at the Workmen’s Circle, 45 East 33 Street,
Manhattan (between Park and Madison).…

Of Daniel Pearl on Armistice Day– DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA PLAYERS

St. Marks in the Bowery (10th St & Second Av)

CAROLYN STEINBERG: Secular Requiem: 1. “Chorale,” 2. “Of Daniel Pearl.” 3. “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep.” 4. “Chorale”, String Quartet & Vocal Quartet; SIMA WOLF (commission): Ashbah (Ghosts) (Brian Turner) for Violin, Cello, Piano, Narrator; DAVID THOMAS: War Song for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano & Piano; EDDIE VENEGAS: Encounters for String Quartet; DAVID HOLLISTER: Listen Here, Joe; Performers: Eileen Clarke, Soprano; Megan Friar, Mezzo-Soprano; Kurt Alakulppi, Tenor; Ivan Thomas, Narrator, Bass; Matt Fieldes, double bass; Sweet Plantain String Quartet; Downtown Piano Trio
Information :; Suggested donation: $10-$15;
Reservations: 212 477-1594;

Women Sing Sephard in Toronto

Judith Cohen will be in Toronto, along with her daughter Tamar singing an eclectic mix at the
Miles Nadal JCC
Sunday October 28
at 4 pm.
It’s co-sponsored by the Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language, so they will be concentrating
on Sephardic music, with some regional Spanish songs and a surprise –
flamenco-tangos songs by Tamar. Geoff Clarfield joins the duo on oud, percussion and
flamenco rhythm guitar . Songs will include a bit of Balkan, French Canadian, Yiddish, Portuguese – but mostly Sephardic and Spanish selections.

Jewish Composers may submit Peformance Requests

An open letter from the American Society for Jewish Music:

Dear Jewish music composer:

The American Society for Jewish Music would like to consider your music for performance at its annual concert at the Center for Jewish History in New York City on Monday, June 2nd, 2008. Your music will be given a first-class performance in a prominent New York venue. Please submit by November 16, 2007 one vocal work for one or two solo voices with keyboard or small chamber ensemble accompaniment. Pieces should be about 4-10 minutes long and well-crafted. (The majority of the committee has a preference for “Art Music.”) The piece should have some sort of Jewish musical, thematic or textual content, and the composer must be living or working in the U.S.…

Milton Barnes Tribute in Toronto

Hosted by his sons Micah and Daniel Barnes, a concert tribute to the important Canadian Jewish composer Milton Barnes will take place tomorrow, Monday, October 22, at the Al Green Theatre – MNJcc – 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Featuring: trio Lyra – Erica Goodman, Mark Childs, Suzanne Schulman; David Wall, Marilyn Lerner, Artie Roth, Martin van de Ven, Renee Bouthot, Lenka Lichtenberg, Brian Katz.
8pm. Tickets $20, 416-924-6211, ext 0.

Oy Hoo! Festival in New York Continues this Week

Monday October 22, 2007
strongRick Recht
Central Synagogue · 07:30PM · Tickets: $15.00

Rick Recht is one of the top touring artists in Jewish music playing over 150 concerts each year in the US and abroad.

Travelin’ Music
JCC of Manhattan · 08:00PM · Tickets: $10/JCC Members $15/Non Members
The 4,000 Year History of the Jewish People. A Comedy Book by Leonora Thuna; Music by Charles Fox; Lyrics by Norman Gimbal.
For more information visit



Partners in Torah will present once again SHIDDUCHIM AND SURVIVAL (A
BA’ALAS TESHUVA’S TALE) a One-Person Musical Play featuring Chana
Rochel Eller
(nee Sommerstein) on
Sunday Evening, October 21st, 8:30 P.M.,
at the Rockland County Community College Theatre,
145 College Rd.,
Suffern (Monsey), New York.
Exclusive performance for ladies and
mature girls. Tickets $18.00. Proceeds for Partners In Torah, a
division of Torah Umesorah. Purchase tickets at the door, or for
reservations call 973-473-3575


From ShoreFire Media:
When you think of New York City’s Harlem, you may think of James Brown at the
Apollo, Duke Ellington at the Savoy or Bill Clinton’s offices on 125th Street. But
did you know that Harlem was also home to large numbers of Eastern European Jews in
the early 20th century? Some of the grandest brownstones in the Mount Morris Park
neighborhood were Jewish family homes.

Grammy-winning producer Aaron Levinson pays homage to the vibrant history of Harlem
in ‘The Harlem Experiment’, to be released by Ropeadope Records October 30th.
Featuring musicians such as clarinetist Don Byron of the Grammy-awarded Klezmatics,
trombonist Steve Bernstein and many other notable jazz musicians, it showcases
Harlem as melting pot and offers a unique version of the Yiddish folk song “Bei Mir
Bist Du Schoen,” with a soaring solo by Byron.…

SHIRA BETZIBUR in New Rochelle for Israel’s 60th


Celebrating Israel’s 60th birthday!
Israeli Music Sing-A-Long
featuring the greatest Israeli hits from all times!
Led by a 5 piece band of top Israeli musicians (Shira NYC)!

Beth El Synagogue Center
New Rochelle, NY
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Doors open at 8:15 PM, Singing starts at 9 PM

Tickets ($18 in advance, $25 at the door): RSVP to 914-235-2700 ext. 223 or 226
Tkt. price includes drinks, desserts & entertainment.
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event.
Song lyrics are displayed
on a large screen!

Presented by the Israeli Culture Club at the Beth El Synagogue Center
Sponsored by the Beth El Synagogue Center Brotherhood & Sisterhood,
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, Westchester Jewish
Conference: The Jewish Community Relations Council of Westchester,

Save a Seat at Museum of Jewish Heritage Dec 5 and 25 in NYC

This December, celebrate this season with festive holiday music for the whole
family. On Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Celebrate Hanukkah with the Andy Statman
Trio. Playing a unique blend of klezmer, rock, folk, and jazz. Statman has worked
with musical legends Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan, and was a lead musician on Itzhak
Perlman’s klezmer sensation, In the Fiddler’s House. Unable to categorize his
music, Statman offers this description to listeners: “It’s deeply Jewish because I
am, and it’s honest because I am.” Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15
students/members. On December 25th join Joshua Nelson and his Kosher Gospel Choir
for Challah-lujah with performances at 1 PM & 3:30 PM. Performing to sold-out crowds
at the Museum for two years in a row, Joshua Nelson is back for another spectacular
set of shows.…

Chicken Soup for the Ears?

Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s monthly second-Sunday jam at the Cross
Kings. Next session: Sunday 11 November between 1 and 4pm. Out-of-towners
particularly welcome!

The capital’s first regular klezmer session has found a home: the Cross Kings.
While you’re playing or listening, eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just
relax in the deep sofas and convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub.
There might even be a bit of dancing… The Cross Kings is at 126 York Way, London N1
0AX, a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross station with local parking. Visit for details.

Jerusalem Musical Trio in Geneva

AMJ avait le plaisir de vous annoncer un nouveau concert original à Genève:
dimanche 4 novembre à 17h
Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Place Neuve)

Roman Kekhman (clarinettes et saxophones)
Yakov Entin (violon et guitare)
Bella Kresin ( piano)
“La musique folklorique est celle où la force vitale de l’âme juive est la plus
aisément perceptible.”

Le “Jerusalem Musical Trio” présente des interprétations brillantes, originales et
créatives du folklore juif en mélangeant le klezmer à la musique classique, au jazz
et au folklore d’Europe de l’Est. Chacun de ses concerts est acclamé avec
enthousiasme partout dans le monde juif et non juif et le public en ressort toujours
rempli de joie et d’amour! Mais au delà de la musique et inspirés par l’esprit
universel de “la ville d’or et de lumière”, les musiciens du “Jerusalem Musical
Trio” se veulent messagers de la paix.…

Yuval Ron Music Coming up in California

Yuval Ron Ensemble writes about some upcoming shows:

Saturday, October 27 2007 two shows: 1:45 – 2:30PM 4:00 – 4:45 PM
The Getty Villa
Yuval Ron
Oud Prayers – Sacred and Folk Music of the Middle East
with percussionist Jamie Papish
Location: Inner Peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu 17985 Pacific
Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Reservations and information: Call (310) 440-7300

Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Wechsberg Educational Foundation of Congregation Ner Tamid
A Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Concert ” A Musical Odyssey”
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Admission: For tickets contact Ticket Alternatives at or call (877) 725-8849

Midnight Prayer CD by Joel Rubin Ensemble

Midnight Prayer
Joel Rubin Ensemble
(Traditional Crossroads

Announcing the release of the new CD, “Midnight Prayer” by the Joel Rubin Ensemble. Clarinetist Rubin has long been considered to be one of the leading performers of Jewish instrumental klezmer music in the world today, earning accolades from sources as diverse as klezmer giants Dave Tarras and Max Epstein, international clarinet soloist Richard Stoltzman, avant garde composer John Zorn, and Nobel Prize Laureate and poet Roald Hoffmann. The ensemble also features Hungarian cimbalom virtuoso Kálmán Balogh, Italian accordion wizard Claudio Jacomucci and rising klezmer star violinist David Chernyavsky, as well as Ferenc Kovács (trumpet), Csaba Novák (bass), Sándor Budai (second violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl).

‘A Night in the Old Marketplace’ in Philly

A Night in the Old Marketplace
September 28 – October 21 2007
Book and Lyrics by Glen Berger
Music by Frank London
Conceived by Alexandra Aron
Inspired by I.L. Peretz

Klezmer giant and Grammy-winner Frank London and Emmy-winner Glen Berger spin a magic tale set to Klezmer music of spirits who come alive to right an ancient wrong in this fantastic journey to rediscover the meaning of faith.
For details about performances at the Prince Music Theater:

Eyal Maoz’s Edom upcoming in NY

Eyal Maoz’s Edom
Jewish – Rock- Jazz music from Tzadik Records.
Check it out at
Eyal Maoz- guitar
Brian Marsella – organ
Shanir Blumenkranz – bass
Yuval Lion – drum

oct 9 – 8 pm
At Spike Hill
Phone: (718) 218-9737
184 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
MORE Edom:
Oct 21 Sunday at 11 pm at Zebulon.
258 Wythe Ave. Between N3 and Metropolitan.
Williamsburg, NY 11211.
$5 suggested.

Musique et poésie des Juifs d’Italie à la Renaissance


Musique et poésie des Juifs d’Italie à la Renaissance

Salle de la Paroisse de St-Gervais, 11 rue Dassier, Genève
7 octobre 2007 à 17h

Gloria Moretti : chant
Viva Biancaluna Biffi : chant, viola d’arco
Enrico Fink : chant, récitation
Avery Gosfield : flûte à bec, flûte et tambour
Marco Ferrari : flûte à bec, douçaine, chalemie, flûte double
Francis Biggi : viola da mano, viola da penna, cetra, colascione
Elisabetta Benfenati : guitare renaissance
Massimiliano Dragoni : dulcimelo, percussion
Federico Marincola : luth basse, chitarra battente
Chaque communauté juive d’Italie, grande ou petite, a gardé jusqu’à nos jours sa
propre tradition musicale. Ces mélodies, la plupart transmises oralement, portent
les traces du mélange continu des trois courants les plus répandus en Italie :
séfarade, ashkénaze et italien.…

Sunday October 7 Alicia Svigals at 92nd St Y

With accordionist Patrick Farrell and vocalist Inna Barmash
Lost and Found: Musical Treasures of the Jewish Ukraine

On Sunday, October 7, Alicia Svigals, the world’s leading klezmer
fiddler and founder of the Grammy-winning ensemble The Klezmatics,
presents lost musical treasures of the Jewish Ukraine. Drawing on
the fieldwork of Moshe Beregovsky, a Soviet-Jewish
ethnomusicologist, Svigals brings to life, through music and
conversation, tunes recorded on wax cylinders before World War II.
This incredible collection disappeared when Beregovsky was exiled to
Siberia but was recently rediscovered in a dusty archive. Come
help resurrect this beautiful old culture — singing and dancing

Sun, Oct 7, 2007, 4:00pm
3:30 Russian Tea Reception

Tickets $30
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NYC
Buttenwieser Hall