Monthly Archives: May 2009

Music in Our Time: 2009

Sunday, June 7th at the Center for Jewish History
Celebrating the Siegmeister Centenary
“Music in Our Time,” the annual concert of Jewish music by contemporary composers, presented by the American Society for Jewish Music in association with the American Jewish Historical Society, will be given on Sunday, June 7th at 3 PM at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC).
For tickets $18 ($12 members); $6 for Students and Seniors, call 212-868-4444 or or
contact the Box Office: (917) 606-8200 /

Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos

Today: Thursday, May 21
Trinity Wall Street, NYC – FREE & outdoors!
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Isle of Klezbos (with special guests) plays the historic, beautiful downtown environs of Trinity Wall Street for outdoor festivities, FREE & open to the public: Lower Broadway at Wall Street, NYC.
One fun set of klezmer & more among the trees & gravestones: live music and free lemonade. or 212-602-0800

Wild Illusions: New Yiddish Sounds

Wild Illusions: New Yiddish Sounds
Adrienne Cooper, Michael Winograd and Friends
Thursday, May 21st , 8 pm @
The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
$15.00 JCC Member, $20.00 Non-Member
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.

Singer Adrienne Cooper and Michael Winograd, NY music scene audacious talent, team up in a debut project (preview to a new recording) with spectacular players Dan Rosengard (piano), Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar), Benjy Fox-Rosen (bass), Greg Mervine (drums), Jon Singer (marimba), and Sarah Gordon and Niki Jacobs (vocals).

New arrangements to songs by Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Fima Chorny, Josh Waletzky, Polina Shepherd-Ashkenazi, Beyle Shaechter-Gottesman, Hirsh Blohstein, Meir Kharatz, Dovid Edelstadt. Original songs by Adrienne Co oper and Frank London are from Jenny Romaine’s celebrated La Mama theater production of The Memoir o f Gluckl of Hameln.…

Jewish Choral Festival Boston

Jewish Choral Festival
Sunday, May 17,
7:30 pm at Northeastern University’s Fenway Center,
77 St. Stephen Street at the corner of Gainsborough Street.
Hebrew College and Northeastern University jointly present a festive concert,
featuring the four choirs resident at Hebrew College:
The Zamir Chorale of Boston, Koleinu, Kol Rinah and Shir Tsiyon. The combined forces
of more than one hundred singers will present a program of classical and contemporary
Jewish choral music.
COST: $20 ($10 students and seniors)
here to buy tickets.

KlezMITron at MIT

Sunday May 17 2009, 8 — 11 pm
MIT Student Center, Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor)
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

KlezMITron, the MIT klezmer band, will play for dancing at the MIT
international folk dance! Yaron Shragai will teach and lead some easy
klezmer dances, including the hora, freylahks, buglar, and chusidl.
Beginners welcome.
Admission is by donation.

For more information, see and

And You Shall Know Us by The Trail of Our Vinyl Lecture

Josh Kun-
And You Shall Know Us by The Trail of Our Vinyl:
Music, Memory, and the Politics of Jewish American History

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 pm
ADMISSION: $10 General; $8 Members; $5 Full-Time Students

For more than eight years, cultural critic and USC professor Josh Kun,
along with co-author Roger Bennett, scoured the nation’s thrift stores
and garage sales for forgotten Jewish musical treasures. Their book
about the quest features the covers of more than 500 albums by a range
of artists, from Yosele Rosenblatt to Barbra Streisand and everyone in
between. Join Kun for a lively multimedia lecture about some of his
favorite finds and the album cover’s role in the way Jewish American
history gets told. A book signing follows the program.…