Monthly Archives: September 2009

Breslov Bar Band Show

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.

From melancholy midnight meditations to funky/punky affirmations of the One, the Breslov Bar Band explores musical expressions of the Breslov Chassidim from the traditional to the contemporary… Rock, Middle-Eastern, Punk, Jazz… it’s all there!

The group’s repertoire includes old dveykus melodies and ecstatic nigunim, as well as contemporary Breslov folk and rock music. The band members combine their passion for Jewish music with their strong roots in rock, jazz, and world music.

The band:
Binyomin Ginzberg – keys/vox/vibrandoneon
Mike Cohen – reeds
Allen Watsky – electric guitar
Yoshie Fruchter- bass
Rich Huntley – drums


$15 cover
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Music at 8 PM
Carlebach Shul
305 West 79th Street
New York, NY
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Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra World Premiere

Composer Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following dates.

October 24 – 8 PM at Kenan Auditorium of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Rd. in Wilmington, NC. The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will be led by conductor Dr. Steven Errante. More about the concert and the Symphony at

November 15 – 3 PM at Porter Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr. in Brevard, NC. The Brevard Philharmonic will be led by their Conductor and Artistic Director Donald Portnoy. More about the concert and the Philharmonic at

November 17 – 7:30 PM at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St.…

Metropolitan Klezmer at The Whitehall in Riverdale

Metropolitan Klezmer will appear
Sunday, November 15, 2009
1PM – seating open, snacks provided
2:00pm – 4:00pm
at The Whitehall (downstairs: ballroom)
3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (corner 232nd St), Riverdale
Bronx, NY
For further information, visit
Two full concert sets & nosh included with ticket!
($18 /Children 12 & under: $10)
Ample street parking; express busses BxM1 & BxM2 from Manhattan; #1 subway to 232nd St stop, then Bx 10 or Bx 20 bus from 231st & B’way to 232nd & HHP stop.

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER iinstrumental quintet special:
Pam Fleming-trumpet,
Debra Kreisberg– clarinet and sax,
Ismail Butera-accordion,
George Rush-bass,
Eve Sicular-drums

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble in Berkeley

The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a groundbreaking new
music ensemble led by classical and film composer Jack Curtis
Dubowsky, combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware,
composed material and structured improvisation. The Ensemble
treats analog synth as a rare and unpredictable performance
instrument. The Ensemble’s contemporary electroacoustic
music, abstract, calm, spacious, free form, and transcendental,
is performed and recorded live with no overdubs or sequencing.

VENUE: Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
One Block from UC Berkeley Campus. 15 minute walk from
Telephone: 510 549 3864
TICKETS: $12 general, $8 students/seniors/disabled
(suggested donation)
No one turned away for lack of funds.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door.

Julie Silver will appear at Boston Jewish Spirit 5th

Julie Silver, the lyrical guitar performer of contemporary Jewish and secular music, will be part of the celebrate Boston Jewish Spirit’s fifth anniversary. The concert happens Sunday, October 18, 2009
at 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury Street , Boston, MA
David Kates, pianist and producer of Julie’s just released CD “Reunion” and New England’s own Dov Schiller on percussion will accompany Julie.
For more information contact:

Music of the Jewish People Online Course

There’s still room and time to sign up! The “Music of the Jewish People,” a full semester, tremendously fun online course at the college level is being offered by Hebrew College. I’m teaching this course for HC, and looking forward to a variety of participants, from college students and up, from anywhere in the US or abroad. I understand that there is still time to sign up to get credits (better hurry and not forget to sign upafter Rosh Hashanah!)

You can also take the course as a “non-credit” course and many people not needing the course for a degree may choose that route. Either way, for credit or non-credit, I’m expecting it to be exciting.

Course Description:
Have you ever wondered what Jews sang in synagogue in Colonial America?…

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird continues on tour this week:

9/14/09 – North End Studios, Burlington
9/15/09 – Langdon Street Cafe, Montpilier
9/16/09 – Lily Pad, Cambridge

Daniel Kahn – vocal, accordion, plucked things
Michael Tuttle – bass
Michael WInograd – clarinet
Daniel Blacksberg – trombone
Hampus Melin – drum

Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova

The Center for Jewish History and
Center for Traditional Music and Dance present:
Monday, September 21 at 7:00pm
“The Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova”
The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series
Curated by Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D.
New York University / Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem

Lecture: Walter Zev Feldman discusses the cultural history of
this area of ethnic transformation and his recent expedition
which discovered musicians of mixed ancestry still
performing traditional Jewish music in his father’s hometown
of Edinets. A reception will follow the event.

$15 general, $10 CJH, CTMD members

Major support for the Center for Traditional Music and
Dance’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided by
the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Support was also provided
by the Atran Foundation and public funds from the National
Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the
Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.…

Free AR Klezmer Ensemble workshop

The Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be having a free open house on
Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from 7-9 PM
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
The free open house will be followed by six paid sessions
Tuesdays from 7-9 PM:
Sept 22 and 29
Oct 6, 13, 20 and 27
* 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. $25 for Workmen’s Circle members.
Sessions will take place at the Workmen’s Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between
Park and Madison).…

HaOman Hai Ensemble New CD Kulmus Hanefesh

HaOman Hai Ensemble A new CD by HaOman Hai Ensemble called Kulmus Hanefesh: A musical journey into the Hassidic niggun explores the integration of Jewish folk niggunim and instrumental music from eastern Europe into contemporary Israeli art music. Members of the group include Baruch Brenner, Andre Hajdu, Yair Harel, Nori Jacoby, Jonathan Niv, Eitan Kirsch, and Matti Kovler. Participants are: Avishai Fisz, Roni Mosenson-Nelken and Itamar Ringel
The CD is produced by the Jewish Music Research Centre of Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Audition for the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Fall Production of Shulamis

ShulamithAudition for the Harvard Yiddish Players’ Fall Production of Shulamis
Love. Deception. Revenge. Yiddish.
AUDITION FOR THE HARVARD YIDDISH PLAYERS’ FALL PRODUCTION OF SHULAMIS! Audition for Harvard’s landmark production of the most popular Yiddish play of all time – Shulamis: a timeless Biblical operetta of love and deception, of the price of …revenge and the power of forgiveness. Our production will feature a new translation, a new musical score, a live orchestra, masks, avant-garde design elements, and innovative choreography. Songs will be performed in Yiddish (with supertitles), while the dialogue will be in English. NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF YIDDISH REQUIRED. Actors and singers, please come prepared with a song (ideally a musical theater or opera selection). Dancers are encouraged to audition for our dance-only corps. We are looking for actors, dancers, and singers of all ages and backgrounds for a large ensemble cast.…