Monthly Archives: December 2010

CD Release Nigounim

Le nouveau CD piano et harpe “NIGOUNIM”
Shimon REUBEN ,Piano & Nehama REUBEN, Harpe
doit sortir en janvier 2011
distribution Ness Music ,
des improvisations composées par Shimon REUBEN.

Beaucoup d’amitié à tous

Michèle EJNES BOHBOT / Nehama REUBEN נחמה ראובן
Harpiste Concertiste & Compositeur Harpe Hébraïque
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Michèle EJNES
ADJOINTE de DIRECTION ( en retraite )
Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional
22 rue de la Belle Feuille
F-92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

נחמה ראובן & שמעון ראובן
Concertistes et Compositeurs
Shimon= Piano Concertist Hebrew & Jazz Music Composer
Nehama = Harp Concertist Hebrew Music & Composer
DUO REUBEN: Piano & Harpe
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Kaplan Commissioning Project

for composers of Jewish heritage:
Saint Mary¹s University Concert Band

The seventh Helen and Sam Kaplan Foundation Commission for a new Concert
Band composition written by a composer of Jewish heritage is outlined below.
Any questions should be directed directly to Dr. Janet Heukeshoven, Director
of Bands at Saint Mary¹s University of Minnesota. Contact information is
provided at the end of this notice.

Amount of Commission:
$5,000.00 plus travel/expense allowance for a campus visit at the premier of
the composition.

Description of the Composition:
The work will be scored for standard concert band instrumentation,
appropriate difficulty level for advanced high school bands and collegiate
ensembles. (A ³grade 4² level of difficulty by current educational
standards.) The orchestration of the 2012 project may be extended to
include solo voice or voices.…

Duo Brikcius Travels to Algiers


You are invited to the 2e Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique
“Duo Brikcius – 2 Cellos Tour” concert of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna
Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius. Concert will be on Monday 13th December 2010,
7pm, at the Theatre National Algerien (10 Rue Hadj Omar, La Casbah, Alger Square
Port Said, Algiers).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova,
Duo Brikcius will play Duo for Violin and Cello (1939-40) by Terezin composer Gideon
Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Concert will feature music by L. Boccherini, W.
A. Mozart, G. Rossini, P. Hindemith, G. Klein and I. Kosikova as well.

In the cooperation with the Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique
and the Ministry of foreign affairs.…

Elie Wiesel in Concert Melodies and Stories from Long Ago

Elie Wiesel is best known as the one who will not let the world forget…..
But for those of us who live in the world of Jewish music, we know Elie Wiesel
has another voice….the voice of a singer…a lover of Jewish music….a choral
conductor and, most of all, a friend and the honorary president of the Zamir Choral

Those who were at the 2009 North American Jewish Choral Festival will never
forget the moment that Professor Wiesel took the stage, his voice clear, strong,
and poignant as he sang the songs of his youth.

Now you have the opportunity to recapture that moment when you join
Elie Wiesel and The Matthew Lazar Singers and orchestra, live in concert, at
New York’s 92nd Street Y
on Saturday, December 18th for:
Elie Wiesel in Concert: Melodies and Stories from Long Ago
A rare opportunity to see the Nobel Prize-winner, scholar, teacher and
peace advocate in concert!…

Speil un Tanz

Enjoy a piece from a concert held 1 September 2010 in Berlin.
Leon Gurvitch – Piano, Melodica
Frank London – Trumpet
Vladimir Karparov – Saxophon
Omar Rodriguez Calvo – Contrabass
Dimitris Christides – Drums

ENCHANTED:A new Generation of Yiddishsong CD Release

ENCHANTED:A new Generation of Yiddishsong
A New CD by Adrienne Cooper

The League for Yiddish is pleased to announce that this wonderful new CD is now available. This new release of Adrienne Cooper promises to be the Yiddish music gem of the year. It is a bold foray into the unexplored, with sound collages, beautifully rendered ballads and delicately set folk songs on a colorful palette of styles and arrangements. Cooper is joined by the powerful forces of Marilyn Lerner, Frank London, Mike Winograd and others. This CD is destined to be an instant classic, not only for Yiddish music, but for world music in general. Enchanted features 13 songs and is accompanied by a booklet with the lyrics in transliteration and in English translation.

A New Voice in Yiddish Music CD Release

“I Can’t Complain But Sometimes I still Do”
Jane Peppler accompanied by Aviva Enoch
The League for Yiddish is pleased to announce that this wonderful new CD is now
available from their online store The recording features 14 songs and and a waltz – a natural,
intimate atmosphere, evocative and original. There are a few old favorites, some
rarely-heard marvels, and two original compositions.
Track List
Zing, bruder, zing! Birobidzhan Di elter
Epes fun gornisht Gris, bagris
Don un Donye A bisl libe Hilda’s waltz Fraytik af der nakht Harbstlid
Got fun Avrom Bobenyu Glik
A yidishe khasene Ta’am haman
To listen to several of the songs go to:
or click

“The recording’s greatest virtues are the selection of songs and the well-tailored
folkish arrangements.…

League for Yiddish has music book available

The League for Yiddish is pleased to let you know about two books that are now
From Holocaust to Life: New Yiddish Songs,(2010)
“Oh, what a joy, what a pleasure! This book, an anthology of the music and songs
of David Botwinik, is a singular demonstration of a life devoted to Jewish continuity.
Between the covers of this songbook… the sounds and melodies of the Jewish soul
sing out. At a time when few people read Yiddish poetry, Botwinik’s music breathes
fresh life into these poems.”– Dr. Rakhmiel Peltz, Director of Judaic Studies
Drexel University, Philadelphia

The book From Holocaust to Life: New Yiddish Songs is a collection of musical
compositions by the Vilna-born Montreal composer David Botwinik. These are new Yiddish songs:
solo and choral works, complete with English translations, piano accompaniments,
and chords.…

Eyal Maoz and AVi Avital

Eyal Maoz (acoustic guitar) / Avi Avital (mandolin) – solos and duets.
Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli
Date: Tuesday, December 14 at 10 PM
Venue: Watty and Meg Retaurant
Venues address: 248 Court St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: 718- 643 0007
Event URL:
Cover price: $10
Music genre: Acoustic guitar – Experimental
Event description:
Curated by Marc Ribot and Marco Cappelli, Eyal Maoz is invited to perform a
solo set at this intriguing concert series that brings two acoustic
guitarists into a 30 minutes solo set each, and a duet session, that may be
joined by Ribot or Cappelli.

Eyal Maoz is a renown guitarist and composer, Tzadik and Ayler Records
artists, bandleader and member of numerous music ensembles and a guest
guitarist of John Zorn’s Cobra.

Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim

Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim
Featuring guitarist Eyal Maoz — Two of the most interesting bands join forces in this
special night of music. from Tzadik Records
Monday, December 13 between 8:30 to 10:30 PM.

Community Synagogue/Max D. Raiskin Center.
325 E. Sixth Street
(between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
East Village
New York, NY 10003
Telephone 212.473.3665
For Information, visit:
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Cover price: $10
Music genre jazz/world/rock
Edom: Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are
counterposed with John Zorn’s Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of
Edom. With Eyal Maoz – guitar; Brian Marsella – keyboards; Shanir
– bass and Yuval Lion – drums.

Rashanim: Rashanim (‘noisemakers’ in Hebrew) combines the power of rock
with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and
mystical Jewish melodies.…

New Jewish Music by Sy Kushner

“…from my soul…”
New Jewish Music by Sy Kushner
Volume Three

Nulite Music announces the release of the third album of original
melodies by Sy Kushner. Entitled, “…from my soul…”, Sy is backed up by some
of New York’s leading klezmer musicians.

Please click here for more information.

Fishel Bresler’s Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble

This year Fishel Bresler’s Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble will be performing
Sat night, December 25th 2010, 7:30 PM
at Congregation Ohawe Shalom in Pawtucket, RI
671 East Ave, corner of Glenwood

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children under b-mitzvah
Lively & Moving Music, world class musicians, a comfortable environment, a little humor thrown in.
Refreshments for sale. Plenty free parking.

Fishel Bresler plays clarinet, flute, mandolin & harmonica; Shelley Katsh
plays keyboard & accordian. They are joined by Beth Bahia Cohen on Strings
and Bob Rakalam Moses employing both traditional & creative forms of percussion.


Hanukkah Happens 21
The Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA is proud to present
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN (A Musical Tribute marking 20 years since
his passing)
Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
with the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Conductor
Thursday , December 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA.
Concert admission (open seating): Adults $25; Children under 13 $15
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For information and tickets visit www, /hh-xxi;
or call: 617-558-8100