Monthly Archives: March 2009

Me La Amargates Tu

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu will perform Ladino and Spanish music of the 16th and 17th centuries on authentic instruments around Israel next week. For a complete listing of performances and location, please view the .

The Other Seder Songs

The Other Seder Songs
Thursday 26th March, 7:30pm
Oi Va Voi,Yiddish Twist Orchestra and Los Desterrados will rock out the JCC London’s
Other Seder. For the third consecutive year, we present our unique take on the Seder,
as each band performs a
song inspired by the after-dinner songs as the launching point for
their set.

superfly klezmer / punk / gypsy outfit Oi Va
Voigive us a sneak preview of their
forthcoming third album, Traveling the Face of the Globe.
JCC’s own creation, the fabulous Yiddish Twist
Orchestra, will set the dance floor swinging with their hard-dancing,
pulp fiction style 50s and 60s Yiddish surf twist!

Los Desterrados, who released their third
album, Miradores at the end of 2008, bring their mix of ladino, flamenco,
Moorish and Gypsy flavours to the Seder.…

Gastrophonic Stimulation III

Gastrophonic StimulationGastrophonic Stimulation III
April 2, 2008
Matza means Freedom + Bondage
The Organization For Unfunded Culture
Party – Night of Mayhem
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (Between Houston and Bleecker)
New York, NY

KlezFactor at Lilypad in Cambridge MA

KlezFactor (America) makes their US debut with a star-studded, international line-up.
Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 10:00pm
The Lilypad
1353 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA
Mike Anklewicz – saxophone, clarinet
Jaro Dabrowski – electric guitar
Jonathan Feldman – keyboard
Lilli Klotz – violin
Matt Temkin – drums
Dan Turkos – bass

Cover is $10

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Radical Amazment: Heschel’s Poetry to Music

Spring in Tribeca Concert Series
Radical Amazment: Heschel’s Poetry to Music
Basya Schechter of Pharaoh’s Daughter
The Synagogue For the Arts
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Synagogue for the Arts/Tribeca
49 White Street
New York, NY


$20/$15 seniors and students

Basya Schechter of Pharaoh’s Daughter brings to the Synagogue For The Arts this unique program of songs from the early Yiddish poetry of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. These beautiful poems written while he was a University student in Berlin, after leaving his Chasidic family in Warsaw, grapple with mans’ relationship to G-d, to love, to nature to existence, social responsinbility, and reflect his deep concern for life, and are the seeds for the impact he eventually had on Judaism.…

The Colors of Water — Today in Boston!

Julie Silver plays Hancock Hall in Boston, March 22nd, 4PM…with the tremendously talented Yavilah McCoy and Josh Nelson.
Program: The Colors of Water – An original Mayyim Hayyim production telling the unique musical family history of four generations who found a home in Judaism through spirit and song.
Written by Anita Diamant, Janet Buchwald and Yavilah McCoy
Performers: Yavilah McCoy, Julie Silver, Josh Nelson and more!
Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

$54 General Admission (Reception and Performance) –Dessert Reception starts at 3pm
$36 Performance Only
$18 Students (performance only, please arrive at 3:45)

Let My People Sing Returns for 4th Year

Jewish entertainer Craig Taubman and his
production company Craig N Co, will be producing the fourth annual ‘Let My
People Sing Festival – A four part Celebration of Spirit and Song’ from
April 5-12, coinciding with the Jewish festival of Passover.

“For four years, Let My People Sing has brought together an inspired group
of artists from around the world to celebrate the human spirit – now more
than ever, we need something to sing about” said Taubman. “I am
particularly pleased that this year’s events will raise awareness and money
for the Jewish Family Service Food and Hunger programs”.

Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble Open House

The Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday,
March 24, 2009 at 7 PM.
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
Free Open house: Tuesday, March 24, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM:
March 30,
April 7, 21, 28,
May 5 and 12
(no class April 14)
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
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).…

Suvenir Kantigas en Ladino

Suvenir Kantigas en Ladino
There are only a few albums that are wholly satisfying whether it’s the music, the vocals or accompaniment, the selection or arrangements. One new album that nicely fits the bill is the Suvenir Kantigas en Ladino recently released on CD by Betty Klein of Jerusalem. It’s simple: It’s beautiful. On much of this album are newly composed songs to newly composed Ladino poetry. Klein sings and plays variously guitar, celtic harp, piano, keyboard, accordion, bouzouki, mandolin, flute, recorder, oud, percussion, as well as writing the compositions and making the arrangements. Both the texts and the collaborations read like a ‘who’s who’ of poets, Ladino teachers and experts throughout Israel, the US and elsewhere. This recording is not the relic of some long dying culture, but a showcase of a vibrant society still active amongst a large population in Israel and abroad.…

Hundreds of Teens ZING in Gala Concert

Hundreds of Jewish teens from across the United States and Israel will gather in New York
for the 16th Annual HaZamir Gala Concert
March 22, 2009
6:00 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, New York City

Participating HaZamir Chapters
HaZamir Baltimore, MD; HaZamir Bergen County, NJ; HaZamir Boston, MA;
HaZamir Cleveland, OH ; HaZamir Greater Washington, DC;
HaZamir Houston, TX ; HaZamir Israel ; HaZamir Long Island, NY;
HaZamir Los Angeles, CA; HaZamir Manhattan, NY;
HaZamir Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN ; HaZamir New Brunswick, NJ;
HaZamir North Jersey; HaZamir Philadelphia, PA; HaZamir Pittsburgh, PA;
HaZamir Portland, OR; HaZamir Providence, RI;

$36 Tickets at the door
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Brundibar by Perelman in Elkins Park

The Perelman Jewish Day School will present the children’s opera Brundibar by Hans Krása, performed by children from the Saligman Middle School Forman Center and members of the Beth Sholom Youth Choir. “Music and Art of Terezin” will be held on Sunday March 22, 2009 at 3pm at Gratz College Auditorium.
Adults $10 and Youth $5.
7605 Old York Rd. Elkins Park, PA 19027

Special Guest, Ela Weissberger
Ela Weissberger, the original cat in the
Terezín performances of Brundibár is
one of the few children to survive the
Terezín (Theresienstadt in German)
Ghetto. In her book, The Cat with the
Yellow Star
, Ela shares her memories as
a young girl coming of age in Terezín.
Ela has also been featured in the 2003
Oscar nominated documentary film,
Prisoner of Paradise.…

Klezmer All-Star Bash at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, April 2, 8 pm, Klezmer at Carnegie Hall, with Alicia Svigal’s
all-gal supergroup Mikveh. Also on bill: David Krakauer, So-Called, the Klezmatics, Brave
Old World, Michael Wex, and more. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Super cool. Check it out at

Program Details
David Krakauer, Artistic Director
David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness!
The Klezmatics
Brave Old World
Frank London & Lorin Sklamberg Nigunim Trio with Rob Schwimmer
Socalled, Sampler, Piano and Vocals
Katie Moore, Vocals
Michael Wex, Emcee
World renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has put together an evening of some of the most important and influential talents of the klezmer world today. Together they will present a retrospective of the creativity and artistry in klezmer music over the last twenty years.…

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival

The Zamir Choral Foundation is proud to present its
20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Celebrate the joys of Jewish music with hundreds of singers, and the finest conductors
and clinicians from across North America (and beyond)
Enjoy daily “community singing” and participate in an “instant choir”
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Debbie Friedman joins the Zamir Chorale in performance. Nick Page in a ruach session

Give Ear to Thy People: Choral Music from the Jewish Tradition

Osnat NetzerMusica Sacra Presents World Premiere by Israeli Composer
This Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Musica Sacra will explore Jewish choral
repertoire that juxtaposes the sacred and secular, the ancient and
contemporary, the traditional and innovative. The concert, entitled
Give Ear to Thy People: Choral Music from the Jewish Tradition, will
feature Paths of Stone and Water, a world premiere written for Musica
Sacra by Osnat Netzer, Israeli composer and pianist. The concert also
includes Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning, which sets the Genesis
creation story, music by Noam Elkies, Yiddish choral music from the
early 20th century, and other selections from the Jewish diaspora.

Give Ear to Thy People: Choral Music from the Jewish Tradition
Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM

First Church Congregational
11 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA
(Near Harvard Square)
Reserved: $40
General: $25
Student/Senior: $15…

Zemel Choir in Celebration with Song

The ‘Celebration with Song’
event will be held on the 31 May and concluding in a concert on the
evening of 14 June 2009 at St John’s Smith Square London SW1.
This is the third year Zemel is participating, and the chorus is planning something a little bit different.
Their concert will be celebrating the output of Jewish music from a single country, the United
States of America. On the first date Zemel will be running a guest workshop
focusing on voice technique and other aspects of choral singing. This year
Zemel’s guest workshop leader will be the BBC’s Suzi Digby an experienced voice coach and conductor and well known to television audiences from her appearances on ‘Last Choir Standing’ and the
BBC’s ‘Choir of the Year’.…

Women in Music Festival at Eastman

The Women in Music Festival being held at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester has several concerts of interest to our readers. On Monday, March 23 will be a concert that includes the new composition of Eva Wasserman-Margolis, “The Generation of Hope”. On Wednesday, March 25 will be an all Judith L. Zaimont concert, featuring her “Four Seasons”. Ms. Zaimont will be present at the concert. For further information, visit:

Hazamir International Jewish High School Choir Gala Concert in NY

Join hundreds of HaZamir teens
from across North America and Israel
for the
16th Annual
HaZamir Gala Concert
March 22, 2009
6:00 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, New York City
$30- in advance through HaZamir by March 5th
$36 -at the door on the day of the Gala Concert
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