Monthly Archives: March 2008

“Metropolitan Klezmer @The Museum at Eldridge Street”

Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00pm.
Eve says, “It’s a wonderful venue, this is their re-opening season. Some rare movie excerpts plus our eight-piece musical adaptations…”.

Event: Metropolitan Klezmer @The Museum at Eldridge Street
“Music of Yiddish Celluloid: Live band & film clips!”
What: Concert
Host: Eve Sicular
When: Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00pm
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street (landmark restored synagogue!)
12 Eldridge Street, New York City

The Great East End Treasure Hunt

London –The Great East End Treasure Hunt: A quest for a long lost past Sunday 6th April
from 2pm

Stumble around the East End and watch the Jewish history of this area unfurl with
musicians, treasure clues, actors and bagels. Sign up in groups to discover some
stories, fall upon soup kitchens, bump into klezmer players and search for

We’ll scatter signposts, clues, artists including performer Judy Batalion, live
musicians and hidden items along the roads of the East End, taking you on a two
hour tour around a Jewish world that has all but vanished.

The afternoon will finish at Corbett Place for tea, drinks and live music from

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC for London

Meet at the Cable Street Mural, painted on the side of St.…

Colorado Hebrew Chorale

“The Colorado Hebrew Chorale was organized in September 1993 by its Music Director, Carol Kozak Ward, to preserve, promote, perform and celebrate the richness of Hebrew choral music throughout the Rocky mountain region. Since its inception, this highly dedicated volunteer chorus, whose membership draws from all areas within greater Denver, has literally given voice to the legacy and culture of the Jewish experience through song. Now entering its fourteenth season, the Colorado Hebrew Chorale retains its commitment to communal service as its raison d’être.” Their website has very nice pictures, lists of concerts, program offerings, a calendar and contact information.

Amsterdamse Muziekgebouw International Jewish Music Festival 2008

Van 9 tot en met 11 mei 2008 zal in het Amsterdamse Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ een
driedaags concours van Joodse muziek worden gehouden. Kaartverkoop is net van start

Uit 16 landen zijn inmiddels 25 ensembles uit uiteenlopende genres gekozen om deel
te nemen. Zij zullen volks- en popmuziek, klezmer, klassiek en balkanmuziek ten
gehore brengen. De vertegenwoordigde landen zijn Wit-Rusland, Servië, Duitsland,
Frankrijk, België, Italië, Engeland, Israël, Argentinië, Griekenland, Venezuela,
Chili, Mexico, de Verenigde Staten en natuurlijk ook Nederland. De deelnemers aan
het concours strijden niet alleen om prijzengeld, maar ook om een concerttournee en
een professioneel cd-opnamecontract met Universal Records. Met deze prijzen heeft
het festival niet alleen amateurs aangetrokken, maar ook de doorgewinterde bands en

Het concours is onderdeel van een groots festival, met o.a.…

Adrianne Greenbaum at Fairfield Theatre

Adrianne Greenbaum brings her Flutes and klezmer band to Fairfield Theatre Company.
2 SHOWS: Klezmer Concert and Dance Party
Put Your Klezmer Funk On!

Sunday, May 18, 2pm & 7:30pm
Dance Party: 4-5pm
Buy Tickets: $22 | $17 FTC Members
Doors open half hour before event.

National treasure, Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum, brings her band playing vintage instruments to FTC StageOne and the Warehouse. Greenbaum bring this infectious eastern European Jewish music to life in concert and at the Klezmer dance party. Beginners welcome.
Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT 06824

Judith Shatin Premiere in Minnesota

Judith Shatin‘s upcoming premiere of the orchestrated
version of Songs of War and Peace, will take place on
Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m.
at St. Mary’s Cathedral
25 8th Ave. So,
St. Cloud, MN.
Songs of War and Peace is a setting of four powerful
Israeli poems on the topic, in outstanding translations by American
and Israeli poets. The new version was commissioned by the
Minnesota Center Chorale. The premiere performance will be conducted by J. Michele Edwards.

Another performance of the composer’s work, the Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
with pianist Jose Lopez, will take place
on May 4, at 3:00 p.m.
Bass Museum
2121 Park Ave.
Miami Beach, FL.

Seminaries Join in Choral Concert in NY

The student cantorial choirs of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion School of Sacred music and the Jewish Theological Seminary’s H.L. MIller
Cantorial School will perform lush, rich Jewish choral music, cantorial solos,
ensemble pieces, and much more. Under the baton of Joyce Rosensweig and Hazzan
JoAnn Rice.

Tuesday April 1, 2008.
Suggested donation $18.
The program will be held at the
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. New York City

CHASANUT CONCERT in Basel, Switzerland

CHASANUT CONCERT and presentation of the new CD EJTZ CHAIJM, Sunday April 6, Basel,
Performing: the Choir of The Great Synagoge Basel with chasanim Issachar Helman,
Basel, Jaakov Motzen,Toronto and Gedalya Alexander, London.
Concert on April 6, 2008 at 5pm in the concert hall Stadt-Casino, Basel,
Switzerland (where Herzl had his meetings).
Admission Swiss Francs 40 and Swiss Francs 30 (2 categories).
Promotion sale of the new CD at Swiss Francs 20
See also

THE CANTOR’S SON film screening

On Sunday, March 30 at 4:15 pm The National Center for Jewish Film will screen the
newly-restored 1937 Yiddish feature film THE CANTOR’S SON, starring Moishe Oysher, with new English
subtitles. The screening is part of JEWISHFILM.2008 NCJF’s 11th Annual Film Festival
running from March 29-April 13.

Restoration of the film was made possible by her friends through the Miriam Saul Krant
Preservation Fund, and by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pritzker
Pucker Family Foundation, the National Foundation for Jewish Culture & the Eastman Kodak
Company, with support from Brandeis University & the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The restored version of THE CANTOR’S SON had its world premiere at the Jerusalem Film
Festival in July 2006 and its American premiere at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln
Center in January 2007.…

Jewish Music Festival SF Bay Area

The 23rd Annual
Jewish Music Festival SF Bay Area
March 22 – 30, 2008
There will be more than a full week
of tremendous concerts and unique programs in multiple venues throughout the Bay
Area. Check your calendar one last time, and make sure you take in as much of this
annual Bay Area treasure as you possibly can. All the details are available at


Choral Music Publishing

Looking for choral music for your group? ECS Publishing npw has a division that publishes Jewish choral music. It is edited by Dr. Stanley Hoffman, a composer and Chief music editor. The catalog is growing. Currently it includes works by Robert Applebaum, Judith Zaimont, Stanley Hoffman, Bella Gottesman, Vladimir Heyfetz, Mark Zukerman (Sutzkever, Olshansky, Bugatch and more).

Out Of Darkness

Out Of Darkness featuring Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Special Guests Sayat Nova
Tickets on sale now or 800-432-7250
$35 / $45 / $55

MARCH 22, 2008
7:30 PM
Cutler Majestic Theater
219 Tremont Street, Boston

The world-renowned Liz Lerman company boasts a 30-year international history of
art-making, exploring the role of engaging the everyday individual in art-making
processes, and the function of dance as a memory device.

The internationally treasured Armenian music and dance troupe Sayat Nova has since
1986 performed around the world in an effort to express the pride and indomitable
spirit of the Armenian people, and foster friendship across communities worldwide.
“… frantic and triumphant, with wailing melodies and a frenzied, rolling drum
beat.” — Watertown Tab, 2006

In Out of Darkness the two groups perform together for the first time.…


Instructor: Lorin Sklamberg
(Max and Frieda Weinstein Archives of Sound Recordings)
A fascinating survey of YIVO¹s audio holdings. Examples will include rare
commercial and private audio and video recordings of Yiddish folk, theater
and art songs, cantorial and klezmer music.
Class conducted in English.

3 Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 P.M.
March 19-26, April 2
Tuition: $90 / $75 (YIVO members)

Entrance at 15 West 16 Street (bet. 5th & 6th Aves.)

For further information and to register, please leave your name and contact
information at 212-294-6139.

Klezmer & Hassidic Trio

Klezmer & Hassidic Trio will be performing a concert in the JCC Jewish
Music Festival at
Temple Shalom
223 Valley Rd,

*Sunday, March 23rd*, 4 PM $8 ($5 for members of the JCC or Temple Shalom)

Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh – Klezmer & Hassidic Music
at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House in Providence
Saturday Mar. 29
8:30 – 10ish PM – Admission $9

209 Douglas Ave

Very easy to get to, the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House is at 209 Douglas Ave, 5
minutes from the Providence Marriot: Right on Orms, across the bridge over
95 , first right onto Douglas Ave. We’re one half mile down on the right, just
past the 95S entrance. For more specific directions go to or
call 575-2284 weekday mornings.

Jorge Liderman died in California

Jorge Liderman, a well-known composer, died at age 50 in California in February 3, 2008. Liderman, born in Argentina in 1957, went to Israel and received musical training at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. He came to the United States and studied at the University of Chicago. He worked at the music department of the University of California, Berkeley since 1989. Liderman became known as a composer of modern classical music, and also wrote many pieces on Jewish themes. A recording of of his composition of 46 Spanish songs “Aires de Sefarad” was recently reviewed by this author for the Association of Jewish Libraries Newsletter. [Albany Records TROY829]. He had many works commissioned by major organizations such as the Israel Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the London Sinfonetta.…


Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies together at Drom NYC
Wednesday, March 12th
Dynamic double bill of women’s bands, back by popular demand!

8:00pm – ISLE OF KLEZBOS klezmer sextet

9:30pm – The LASCIVIOUS BIDDIES cocktail pop quartet

$12 for both sets + club minimum
Drom: World Music/jazz nightclub & restaurant
85 Avenue A (near 6th St), East Village


Downtown Music Productions
mimi stern-wolfe, artistic director

St Marks in the Bowery 10th street 2nd avenue



Downtown Chamber & Opera Players:
PAULA KIMPER, Restless Yearning (premiere) (Perry Brass, poet); (String Quartet and Counter Tenor); Marshall Coid, counter-tenor and Quartet;
MADELEINE DRING (Trio for oboe, flute & piano); Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; Jeffrey Hale, oboe;
MARY CAROL WARWICK (premiere) (Viola Sonata); (Song: (Imagination) (Ilsa Gilbert ) Dan Strba (vla); & Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
MEIRA WARSHAUER (Aecha) with Downtown Chamber Trio (Rieko Kawabata, vl; Daniel Barrett, cel;)
LAURA WOLFE , vocals and guitar with DAVE EGGAR:, cello; (Original songs);
MIRA SPEKTOR, (Turn Around);Songs: Maeve Hoglund, soprano;
suggested donation: $10, 15;

212 477 1594


presents a concert of great Yiddish choral music
Sunday, June 1, 2008 @ 4 PM
performing works by
Sholom Aleichem, Avrom Goldfaden, Maurice Rauch,
Avrom Reisin, Jacob Schaefer, Wolf Younin, Mark Zuckerman

Sung in Yiddish. English translations provided.

WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, near 95 St.,
New York, NY 10025, USA

ADMISSION: $25, $15

click “Buy Tickets”, then “June”; listed first
or call 212-864-5400


“Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60”

Beyond Boundaries Poster Image“Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60” looks at the Present-Day Complexities of Israeli Music

View Beyond Boundaries Brochure
On Friday, March 28, “Beyond Boundaries: Music and Israel @ 60,” a symposium of the Center for Jewish Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, will explore the complex diversity of musical styles, cultures, religions and ethnicities that is Israel today. The daylong event will present papers, discussions, and musical performances from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in the Baisley Powell Elebash Recital Hall on the first floor of the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street).

In the morning, three speakers will present papers on a variety of topics significant to our understanding of the present-day climate for music in Israel. In the afternoon, from 1 to 3 P.M., there will be a concert by two performance groups: the renowned contemporary New York-based chamber ensemble Continuum, with a program of Israeli art music with pieces by Tzvi Avni, Betty Olivero, and Benjamin Yusupov; and Galeet Dardashti’s all-woman band Divahn, with a program of ethnic and popular Mizrahi music.…