Yearly Archives: 2011

Israeli & Ernest Bloch Music Competition 2012

Applications are now open for the Israeli Music Competition and the Ernest Bloch Music Competition.

The Israeli Music Competition was begun in 2008 and aims to familarise both professionals and students with the fascinating styles of Israeli music – a rich tapestry of sounds which produce a musical blend without equal; a fusion of Western musical idioms such as Klezmer (brought over with the first immigrants in the 1880s), and Eastern traditions brought by Jews from Arab countries.

The Ernest Bloch Music Competition was begun in 2009. Ernest Bloch (24 July 1880 ‚Äì 15 July 1959) was a Swiss-born, American-Jewish composer and, since the 50th anniversary of his death was commemorated in 2009, the addition of the Ernest Bloch Music Competition to the Israeli Music Competition has drawn much worldwide interest.…

Adrienne Cooper: A Yiddish Light Goes Out

Adrienne Cooper Khane-freyde bas beyle-buni z”l.

Adrienne Cooper (1946-2011), a leading light of Yiddish song died early last night, December 25, of cancer in Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Ms. Cooper, one of the world’s top figures of Yiddish music, brought Yiddish folk and theater music to modern audiences. She was a valued performer, not only for her impressive vocal qualities, but her masterful interpretive style and tremendous stage presence. She presented Yiddish song in such an expressive way that any audience could understand and appreciate it. Along with her feminist social conscience, she was a mentor and leader to thousands of musicians and students. She helped co-found “Klezkamp” and spread Yiddish culture throughout the world. She is survived by a daughter, Sara Gordon, and partner Marilyn Lerner, two brothers and her mother.…

“Daniella Rabbani in Concert with Litvakus Kelzmer Band”

“Daniella Rabbani in Concert with Litvakus Klezmer Band”
Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm
Location: Axelrod Performing Arts Center
00 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ
(732) 531-9106 ‎ ·
Tickets: $18
$15 Groups—Axelrod-Annual-Appeal-For-Support-.html?soid=1101575715437&aid=vY4yBeEfZ_4

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali
Thursday December 22, 2011 9 PM
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft, downtown Berkeley
$15-$30 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds
co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia

Light Chanukah candles (bring your own Chanukiah), nosh, and dance to klezmer brass and then Turkish-Romani/Bulgarian music by Orkestar Bez Sali. Celebratory ferments by Max Cadji & other delectables by Shayna Marmar (of Honeypie Cooking).

Klezmer Brass
Mike Perlmutter – alto saxophone/clarinet
Noah Levitt – trumpet
Peter Bonos – euphonium
Andrew Cohen – helicon
Sean Tergis – percussion
Aharon Boltsa – percussion


1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Frank London‘s Klezmer Brass Band Allstars will perform a Hanukkah
concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. This band has
toured the world, bringing over the top exuberant energy to traditional Jewish roots
music. Their 2005 CD Carnival Conspiracy was Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 non-English
recording. This concert will feature joyous Jewish-Gypsy-Balkan-jazz party sounds
as well as favorite Hanukkah songs in new arrangements. Members of the band are
trumpeter/composer Frank London, drummer Aaron Alexander, tuba player Ron Caswell,
clarinetist Matt Darriau, trombonist Brian Drye, and accordionist Patty Farrell.
Special guests for this concert include multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael
Alpert and the Purchase Klezmer Mob.…

Anat Cohen at JCC in Manhattan

A virtuoso jazz saxophone and clarinet player, Anat Cohen is an established bandleader and prolific composer, conversant in modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Recently voted 75th Annual Clarinetist of the Year by Downbeat Readers and by the Jazz Journalist Association, her live show promises to be thrilling, adventurous, and energetic.

Thusday, Dec 15, 8 pm, $15/$20
Anat Cohen Quartet:
Anat Cohen on Clarinet & Saxophone
Bruce Barth on Piano
Joe Martin on Bass
Daniel Freedman on Drums

For tix and info:

She’Koyokh in London

10th December, 7.30pm (doors 6.45)
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Tickets: £12.00

St. Ethelburga’s are delighted to welcome back She‚ÄôKoyokh once
again. This fabulously gifted Klezmer band, at ease performing in any
environment. Inspired by the confluence of Eastern Europe’s musical
cultures and traditions, this international ensemble have forged a
sound straight from London’s melting pot Рan exceptionally diverse
repertoire of exhilarating, soulful Eastern European Jewish, Balkan,
Turkish and Gypsy music.

Tel: 07776136609

She’Koyokh final Cafe Mostra appearance of 2011 next Thursday:
15 December, 8pm
Cafe Mostra, 86 Stoke Newington High Street

Two Voices … One Vision: Noa and Mira in Concert for Coexistence

Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:30pm until 9:30pm
At New York’s magnificent Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

GALA CONCERT FOR COEXISTENCE BENEFITING THE ABRAHAM FUND INITIATIVES starring Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Mira Awad, Israel’s Jewish and Arab superstars performing in Hebrew, Arabic and English


TICKETS TO THE PUBLIC GO ON SALE JANUARY 15th at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office; call 212-721-6500 or purchase tickets online at (starting January 15th)

Ramzailech- Live at the Ozen Bar

Sunday, January 1, 2012
Time 8:30pm until 10:00pm

אנחנו מגיעים לאוזן בר כחלק מסיבוב הופעות בארץ ובעולם.
הארדקור כלייזמר וגוד וייבס מובטחים יחד עם אורחים והמון המון שמחה.
בואו לחגוג איתנו את השנה החדשה!

ההופעה תתחיל בזמן – 20:30!

כרטיסים: 40 ש”ח בקופות, 30 ש”ח דרך אתר האוזן בר –

מוזמנים להפיץ את הבשורה ולהצטרף למשפחה לשאר עדכונים:

“Jewish Identities and the Quest for Purity in Twentieth-Century Art Music” by Dr. Klara Moricz

the Jewish Music Forum invites you to join us this Friday at the Center for Jewish History, 9 December 2011, for the next event of the 2011-2012 Jewish Music Forum season. JMF presents a talk entitled, “Jewish Identities and the Quest for Purity in Twentieth-Century Art Music” by Dr. Klara Moricz.

Friday December 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011

Rediscovering Joseph Achron

Monday, December 12, 2011
7:30pm until 9:30pm
Location: Conservative Yeshiva (in the Old Beit Midrash), 8 Agron Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Join us for pizza, music, and an exciting discussion on the important but forgotten musical legacy of Joseph Achron (1886-1943), one of the greatest composers of “Jewish Classical Music”, and the efforts of a young organization to bring his works back to the stage.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Joseph Achron Society.

100 years ago, in December 1911, the brilliant young composer Joseph Achron wrote his first “Jewish” composition: “Hebrew Melody”, Op. 33 for violin and piano. From that moment on, Achron became one of the most significant leaders of a movement to compose “Jewish Classical Music”, a novel concept which had never before been developed.…

FAU Libraries Receive Gift in Memory of Barry Serota

FAU Libraries Receive Gift in Memory of Barry Serota, Executive
Director of Chicago-based Institute for Jewish Sound Recording

BOCA RATON, FL. Florida Atlantic University recently received a
gift in memory of the late Barry Serota, an attorney, record producer and executive
director of the Chicago-based Institute for Jewish Sound Recording. Serota was
widely known for his deep knowledge of Jewish music and produced more than 100
recordings of Jewish sacred and secular music. His productions at the Institute for
Jewish Sound Recording included choral, instrumental, folk and art music.
Serota s mother, Blanche, donated 1,500 LPs, more than 700 78-rpm discs, 100 digital
audio tapes and 1,443 audio reel-to-reel tapes to the Judaica Sound Archives (JSA)
at FAU Libraries in honor of her son. The collection includes rare record masters
and pre-production one-of-a-kind recordings.…


The Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom will
celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, during Shabbat services at 6 PM on
Friday, December 9, 2011. The unique, intergenerational service will feature Cantor
Rebecca Garfein, Cantor Shayna De Lowe
, and the volunteer adult and children’s
choirs from the synagogue. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Tuesday,
December 20, 2011.

“Chanukah celebrates miracles and the power to overcome hardship,” according to
Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein. “For many people in
our country, this has been an especially tough year. Chanukah can help remind us
all of the everyday miracles in our lives.”

Highlights of the service will include Peter Yarrow’s “Light One Candle,” and “Bring
On the Light,” a piece by composer, singer, and actor Danny Maseng that was
commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom for Chanukah in 2001.…

JTS Cantorial School Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2011
Time 4:30
FREE concert featuring the JTS Cantorial School Chorus, directed by Hazzan David Tilman and accompanied by Elizabeth Rodgers, singing Cantorial classics, Israeli and modern Jewish art music, and Chanukah favorites (and a few surprises!)
Wine and cheese reception to follow the concert, hosted by Temple Gates of Prayer.
Please come out and support the next generation of Hazzanim and other lovers of Jewish music.
Complimentary valet parking is available in the synagogue parking lot.
Temple Gates of Prayer in Flushing NY is 20 minutes from Manhattan by car, about 4 miles from the Whitestone Bridge and 10-15 minutes from the Triboro.

Temple Gates of Prayer is accessible via the Flushing-Main St station of the #7 subway (3 blocks), or by a 17-minute ride on the LIRR Port Washington Branch to Flushing-Main St (5 blocks).…

Alijia Jo Rabins in NYC

Alicia and friends will be playing two trio shows with David
Freeman on drums this month: one at a Parisian-style bar, one at a
museum downtown. This Wednesday at Zebulon, a lovely little bar in
Williamsburg, with our Montreal friends Flotilla–fantastic musicians.

Then on December 21, a special Chanukah performance at the Museum of
Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City—a great one for those of you
who live in Manhattan, prefer an earlier showtime, or are looking for
something off the beaten path for the holidays this year…

WEDNESDAY 11/30 (two days from now!), Zebulon ( ), Williamsburg we play 9 pm sharp, free!
followed by Flotilla (beautiful not-to-be-missed rockers from

WEDNESDAY 12/21, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Battery Park City,
Manhattan ( )
7 pm,$15/$12/$10
tickets here ( )
A seated performance at an early hour in honor of the first night of

Naftule’s Dream at the Lilypad

Naftule’s Dream at the Lilypad
Friday, December 2 at 6:00pm
Location: The Lily Pad
Inman Square
1353 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA
After nearly 5 years of silence, Naftule’s Dream is back!!! Playing our hits from the past like “Job,” “The Sitting Man” and that family favorite, “Free Klez.” Join us for a great end of the week concert at our favorite performance venue.

Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Gary Bohan, trumpet, Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Andrew Stern, electric guitar; Jim Gray, tuba; and Eric Rosenthal, drums.

Elaine and Susan at Philadelphia Folklore Project

Klezmer Concert: The Philadelphia Folklore Project presents award-winning drummer
Elaine Hoffman Watts and her daughter, acclaimed vocalist and trumpeter Susan Lankin
in an evening of klezmer music devoted to saying good riddance to all the
mishegas (Yiddish for craziness or insanity ) in our world today. Klezmer is the
celebratory music of Eastern European Jews. Goodnight Mishegas is a line in the
Hoffman family s Goodnight Waltz, composed close to a century ago, with words
recently penned by Susan. The Folklore Project invites people to sing along at the
concert and, in celebration of family and community traditions, to reflect on
possibilities for turning our woes into joy. Visit for music
and words!

Presenter: Philadelphia Folklore Project (PFP)
Date: December 11, 2011
Location: Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S.…


Yiddish Poetry of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Set to Music
CD Release Concert
Basya Schechter
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 8 PM
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleeker St. NYC
$12 in advance
$15 at the door

The concert is presented by Moshe Rosenfeld and Golden Land Concerts & Connections, with support from the League for Yiddish/Afn Shvel, as well as the National Yiddish Theater – Folksbiene, The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter-Ring, Congress for Jewish Culture, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

לידער פֿון וווּנדער

די ייִדישע פּאָעזיע פֿון

אַבֿרהם־יהושע העשעל

באַלייט פֿון מוזיק

קאָנצערט לכּבֿוד דעם אַרויסקום

פֿון דעם נײַעם קאָמפּאַקטל

לידער פֿון וווּנדער

בתיה שעכטער

Iron Curtain Musical Off-Broadway

Iron Curtain features a book by Susan DiLallo, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills. Nov. 5-27, at The Baruch Performing Arts Center.
This comedy features the story of two hapless Jewish songwriters who get captured by the KGB and have madcap adventures creating success in Russia. now, will they get their freedom back??.
Baruch College
East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue.
Tickets are $50, with premium seating available for $65.
To purchase tickets visit
or call (212) 352-3101.

To read about the story of this musical:

World Premieres of New Yiddish Music

World Premieres of New Yiddish Music with Benjy and Avi Fox-Rosen
Start Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 8:30pm
End Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30pm
Cornelia St Cafe
29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014-4127
Phone 212.989.9319

Benjy Fox-Rosen has been active as a bassist and singer in the klezmer and eastern European music scene in New York for the last several years; he has toured worldwide with Luminescent Orchestrii, recorded with Adrienne Cooper, and is bassist/vocalist in the Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio. After several years of performing with his own band, Fox-Rosen has emerged with a unique take on Yiddish song. This evening Fox-Rosen will present new material, primarily drawing from his settings of Yiddish poetry, as well as lesser known folk songs and new instrumental pieces.…

“The “Other Side” of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver

The “Other Side” of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver – Live at Swallow Hill
Start Time: Sunday, November 13 at 7:30pm
Location: Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale
Denver, CO
(303) 777-1003
$18 Advance; $20 Day of Show. $2 discount for Swallow Hill members
This is a rare opporunity to see Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver stretch their traditional repertoire and pull out some tunes that they don’t get to play very often in a public venue.

Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver are both internationally recognized contemporary Jewish songwriters and performers. As solo artists, they have shared their music in hundreds of communities around the world. Julie’s warmth, charisma and creativity can be felt from the moment she walks on stage and captivates us with her powerful vocals and heartfelt message.…

Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes: A Bibliography of Jewish Composers

By Kenneth Jaffe

An important new reference work has been published for identifying solo vocal works on all sorts of Jewish themes. This highly useful work gives an alphabetical list of composers with appropriate vocal works listed (not a complete list of works by each composer, but appropriately sticking to the scope of this volume). Many useful details, such as birth and death dates, place of birth, musical forces needed, first performance if known, translations of titles, and locations of scores. With some of the dramatic works, a lyricist might be named, as well as a brief synopsis of plot given.But the author doesn’t stop there; he provides useful “themes”, first based on the biblical texts, if used. In addition, he then provides themes such holidays, but also, “Jewish experience”, children’s material, philosophy, Holocaust or persecution, interfaith works, Jewish history, Yiddish theater, Sacred Services, and weddings.…

Important New Reference Work Now Available

Solo Vocal Works on Jewish Themes
An important new reference work has been published for identifying solo vocal works on all sorts of Jewish themes. This highly useful work gives an alphabetical list of composers with appropriate vocal works listed (not a complete list of works by each composer, but appropriately sticking to the scope of this volume). Many useful details, such as birth and death dates, place of birth, musical forces needed, first performance if known, translations of titles, and locations of scores. With some of the dramatic works, a lyricist might be named, as well as a brief synopsis of plot given.But the author doesn’t stop there; he provides useful “themes”, first based on the biblical texts, if used. In addition, he then provides themes such holidays, but also, “Jewish experience”, children’s material, philosophy, Holocaust or persecution, interfaith works, Jewish history, Yiddish theater, Sacred Services, and weddings.…

From Boston to Berlin

The Zamir Chorale of Boston invites you to
From Boston to Berlin
A cabaret-style evening featuring
the Zamir Chamber Chorus
which will perform highlights of Zamir Chorale of Boston’s upcoming concerts in
the first Louis Lewandowski Festival in Berlin, Germany

Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Goethe-Institut*, 170 Beacon Street, Boston
(between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets)
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director
Remarks by
Friedrich Löhr, German Consul General in Boston
Ralph Selig, International Authority on German-Jewish
Chazzanut (liturgical music)
Light kosher refreshments will be served.
The Zamir Chorale of Boston is headed to Berlin, Germany, December 15-18, to represent
the United States at the Louis Lewandowski Festival. Zamir will join six other choirs
from around the world in paying tribute to the German Jewish composer who became
world renowned because of his beautiful choral settings of the synagogue liturgy.…

Love, Loss, Laughter – Favorite Yiddish Folk Songs

The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 4:00 PM
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains, NY 10606
What: Afn pripetshik, Der Rebe Elimeylekh, Tum balalayke, Bulbes and a great bouquet of less-known Yiddish folksongs.
Also: Works by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman,
Avrom Sutzkever, Josh Waletzky.
Tickets: Book online at

or call the Synagogue at 914-946-8851

Click here for the additional specifics about the concert:

Click here for more info about the JPPC:

Master Klezmer Class with Clarinetist David Krakauer

Master Klezmer Class with Clarinetist David Krakauer
Monday, November 14, 7:00-10:00pm
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley.

7:00-8:00pm: Lecture/demo by internationally-acclaimed klezmer and classical clarinetist David Krakauer, who will demonstrate klezmer technique and share personal stories and insights prior to the hands-on portion of the workshop.

8:00-10:00pm: Master class for “high intermediate to professional level” musicians. Participants will play (alone or with a pre-formed group) and will receive constructive feedback and coaching.

Registration fee:
* Individuals who play for Mr. Krakauer: $50/person
* Groups that play: $35/person
* Listeners (“auditors”): $20/person.
A limited number of reduced price scholarships will be available. Inquire at info[at]
Registration process:
Please reserve your space via phone (415.789.7679) or email (info[at] Tell us your name, email, and telephone and whether you will listen only OR play a solo OR play with a group of a specific number of people.…

“Working, the Musical” debut performance

Saturday, October 15 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Jewish Federation 550 S. Second St. Arcadia, 91106 CA

Hazzan Judy Sofer and colleagues are having four performances of their debut production for the Cultural Arts Program of Greater San Gabriel Pomona Valleys.
Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8:00
Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2:00
Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8:00
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00
Tickets are $36 – Premiere seating
$25- General Seating
$10- Students and children

Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz

Temple Shalom of Newton Presents
Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 – 7 PM

Featuring Cantorial Soloist Jeri Robins, Northeastern University Gideon Klein Fellow, along with singers and musicians from both Hebrew College and the local community, as they present the stories of survival and the music of these extraordinary women, who played for their lives.

The Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz sounds like a contradiction in terms. How could beautiful music be produced by an orchestra surrounded by illness and death, starvation and cold, immense suffering, hatred and loss? Yet, participation in this orchestra was likely the source of salvation for the “orchestra girls.” This concert will give voice to their experiences and, in so doing, remember not only those who survived, but also those who perished.…

NJ Premiere of Rachel and Leah:

NJ Premiere of Rachel and Leah: A New Musical composed by Elizabeth Swados
Saturday, November 12 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm
at the
Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park, NJ
100 Grant Avenue
Deal Park, NJ
Rachel and Leah
A New Musical Premieres at the Axelrod
November 12, 2011 8 p.m. One Show Only!
Tony Award nominee, Elizabeth Swados, has composed Rachel and Leah: A New Musical about the biblical matriarchs that will have its New Jersey concert premiere at The Axelrod Performing Arts Perhaps, best known for her Broadway and international smash hit Runaways, Elizabeth Swados infuses more than 30 years of artistry and flavor into the music of Rachel and Leah: A New Musical. The Obie Award-winning composer has collaborated on this latest work with her apprentice of six years, Rebecca Keren (Book & Lyrics) and off-Broadway’s rising star, Daniella Rabbani (Book).…

Miryem Khaye Seigel Interview from Australia

Miryem Khaye Seigel is visiting Australia from New York where she works in the Jewish section of the city’s public library. She is also a Yiddish researcher, scholar, actor and a fine singer and composer of Yiddish songs in a traditional style. Alex Dafner speaks with Miryem about all these pursuits and activities here and in America. Interview is in Yiddish.

Ms.Seigel is currently working on the research project “The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish
Theater”, as the 2011-2012 Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellow at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Soul of Spain

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM
World Festival of Sacred Music in LA presents:
The Soul of Spain
Sephardic Jewish music meets Gypsy Flamenco

Oscar-winning composer and oud master Yuval Ron leads a fiery evening of music and dance, bringing gypsy flamenco and Sephardic Jewish traditions from Andalusia to Santa Monica and the Westside. The 499-seat Broad comes alive with spinning flamenco dancers, undulating belly dancers, passionate singing, and the lightning- fast fingers of Spanish guitar – a night of musical virtuosity in an intimate setting. Featuring gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya, dancer Briseyda Zarate, guitarist Jose Tanaka and the Yuval Ron Ensemble:

Maya Haddi – vocals, Norik Manoukian – woodwind, Jamie Papish – percussion, David Martinelly – percussion, Maya Karasso – Middle Eastern dance, Yuval Ron – oud and artistic director

Location: Broad Stage: 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Admission: $47 – $75 Broad Stage members receive 10% off their order.…

Klezbos at City Winery

Sunday, October 16 · 11:00am – 2:00pm
City Winery NYC
155 Varick Street (btw Spring & Vandam)
New York, NY

Isle of Klezbos returns to City Winery’s klezmer brunch, celebrating the band’s 13th birthday** (our all-gal sextet debuted in 1998!) Soulful, fun-loving, hard-swinging Yiddish-rooted musical adventures: great new tunes too.

Full menu, great venue, fine wines & sight-lines! No minimum order.
Live music 11am-2pm; seating & brunch from 10am on.
Tickets $10, kids under 13 enter free.

Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Shoko Nagai, accordion & piano
Saskia Lane, upright bass
Eve Sicular, drums | leader

Easy Sunday parking. Subways: #1 to Houston OR Canal, C/E to Spring. Wonderful sight-lines, hope to see you too!…


Brian Bender‘s Jewish-Latin-African-Caribbean-Middle Eastern band “LITTLE SHOP OF HORAS” will be performing on the second day (Sunday, October 2nd) of the 2011 NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL in Orange, MA.

Forster’s Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA

Little Shop of Horas website:

Band Members:
Brian Bender – trombone, melodica, keyboards, vocals
David Tasgal – clarinet, fiddle, keyboards
Derrik Jordan – fiddle, guitar, congas
Anna Sobel – tabla, dumbek, poyk
Garrett Sawyer – electric bass, double bass
Dave Noonan – drums

Here is the entertainment lineup on Sunday:
Mother Turtle – 12:00
Richard Chase – 1:00
Gaia roots – 2:15
Little Shop of Horas – 3:45

Kol Nidre goes East

Nicolas Jolliet, a talented guitarist, sitarist and composer, has composed a rendition of the Kol Nidre
for Sitar, Subahar, Dombek, Oud, and Tablas, called “Kol Nidre Goes East.” Nico’s Kol Nidre became the subject of a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary when it was played at a Yom Kippur service held at a U.S. Base in Kandahar. The piece is now available without charge on the SoundCloud Web-site so that it will be available to as many people as possible. It can be accessed at:

Further information, and a place to purchase a CD can be found at:

Mahler Songs Newly Released on Bridge Records

Mahler SongsA new CD of
Mahler Songs on BRIDGE RECORDS by mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselbock has been released.

Gustav Mahler
The Austrian mezzo-soprano, Hermine Haselböck, winner of the Vienna
Musikverein’s* Alexander* *Zemlinsky Prize*, sings three of Gustav Mahler’s
great song cycles, accompanied by pianist Russell Ryan. Hermine Haselböck
began her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in
Vienna with Rita Streich and Hartmut Krones. She completed her studies with
Ingeborg Ruß at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold and, after graduating
with artistic merit, attended master-classes with Kurt Equiluz, Kurt Widmer,
Christa Ludwig, Edith Sélig-Papée, Sena Jurinac and Marjana Lipovsek. Ms.
Haselböck’s burgeoning career has included performances in recital and with
orchestras in many European capitals, as well as in New York’s Carnegie

Neshama Carlebach in Eastern US Tour

Neshama Carlebach will be performing in several venues in the coming months. Here is a sample listing:
For more information: See her website
Oct 31, 8PM
Temple Emanuel Social Hall
424 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
A Night with Neshama Carlebach in memory of Sharon Elstein z’l
Admission will be free , donations to Temple Emanuel in memory of
Sharon will be gratefully accepted at the door.
For further information please call 757-428-2591or send an email

Nov 5, 7:30 PM
6601 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Neshama and her band will be performing at Bethesda Jewish
Center’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
For reservations and further information, please visit

Yael Naim at City Winery

Oct. 29 and 30, 2011
Yael Naim: She Was A Boy Out
Bar Stools $25.00
Reserved Tables $28.00
Reserved Best Tables $32.00
VIP Tables $32.00

Their differing roots and their multiple passion for music unites them: YAEL NAIM releases a second, four-handed album together with DAVID DONATIEN, as a new collection of graceful songs.

After the worldwide success of the feel-good album, released in 2007, YAEL NAIM unveils her second album today « She Was a Boy ». Closeted in a Parisian apartment for two years, YAEL NAIM and DAVID DONATIEN perfected Yael’s songs in Hebrew and English, which culminated in a commercial and artistic success (Victoire de la Musique 2008, for the Album of the Year World Music category).

Tatiana Fleischmann at Klezmer Brunch

klezmer brunch Oct, 2, 2011
Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.

Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.

On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos.

The Boston Camerata celebrates The Sacred Bridge

The Sacred Bridge
December 3, 2011 8:00 pm – Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
For tickets and prices, visit
Back by popular demand, a second interfaith celebration, a holiday program unlike
any other. Discover with The Boston Camerata the common musical roots of Jewish, Arabic, and Christian
religions, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions.
Joel Cohen and The Boston Camerata are joined by members of the Sharq Arabic Music