Legendary Yemenite-Israeli artists perform classic and contemporary
Yemenite and Mizrachi (Middle Eastern) Jewish music
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
92ND STREET Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128
ISRAELI DANCERS, USING THE CODE YM30, WILL RECEIVE A 30% DISCOUNT.
Order online and save 50% on service fees at 92Y.org/Yemenite
Price: $180 Premium Orchestra (includes VIP reception with the performers)
The “My Intimate Voice” Blog has an essay written by Joel Epstein about Yiddish songs for voice
with string accompaniment written by composers of the St. Petersburg Society
for Jewish Folkmusic and by other early 20th century Jewish composers.
Sunday, June 5 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm
House of Friendship/La Maison de ‘Amitie
120 Duluth East
Montreal QC. H2W1H1
Please join up for an evening of Yiddish dancing with instructor Avia Moore and live music by clarinetist Christian Dawid and friends. Suggested donation at the door, $7. (Photo credit Maxim Zaytsev)
Saturday, May 28 · 9:00pm – 11:30pm
World Union for Progressive Judaism
סווינג דה ג’יטאן – הופעות, Pavel Levin, Oren Sagi
וידאו מהחזרה למופע- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeQjLkHOA44
מופע בכורה פסטיבל האביב 2011
שבת, 28.05.11 21:00 בית שמואל – ירושלים – 02-6203463
Traveling the Yiddishland – A Musical Story by Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch
NEW YORK PREMIERE!
“Traveling the Yiddishland” by Dmitri Slepovitch presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene – is a musical/ multimedia journey across the routes of the Yiddish song’s history in the 20th century Eastern Europe– brought to the modern audiences through the original videos, live singing, playing, and DJ-ing.
The program is based on the Yiddish song, traditional and original Litvak klezmer tunes, documentary footage, and storytelling. But most importantly, it is a multi-vectored dialog that creates a link to the rich traditional heritage.
Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. at East 25th St.
New York, NY
General admission: $20
For tickets, call 646-312-5073 or 866-811-4111.…
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Living Breathing Earth, a new CD of orchestral music by Meira Warshauer has been released on the Navona Records label (NV5842). Featured works are her Symphony No.1: Living Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call), concerto for shofar, trombone and orchestra with soloist Haim Avitsur. Performances are by the Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, conductor.
In addition to a printed booklet with program notes, the CD contains an enhanced section with study scores, a digital booklet, Aileen LeBlanc’s profile of the symphony for PRI’s Living on Earth, and many other special features.
More about the new disk at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/breathing_earth.html and http://navonarecords.com/.
Ditmas Acoustic Presents: Dina Maccabee & Myk Freedman
Start Time: Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 5 at 10:00pm
Dina Maccabee (San Fransisco)
Myk Freedman (Brooklyn)
The Sanctuary at Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226 (@ Church Ave)
Subway: Q train to Church Ave.
Thursday, May 19 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Internationales Theater Frankfurt
Hanauer Landstr. 5 – 7 / Zoo-Passage Tür Nr. 17
YIDDISH SONGS FROM CHAGALL’S VITEBSK
Gefühlvolles Klezmer-Konzert mit dem weltweit führenden
Künstler-Ethnographen und Violinisten Yale Strom,
der unverwechselbaren Klezmer-Sängerin Elizabeth Schwartz,
und der Balkan- und Klezmer-Akkordeonistin Franka Lampe.
Do 19.05.2011 19h00
Yale Strom (vio) betreibt intensive Forschung in jüdischen Gemeinden und Zigeunergemeinden Zentral- und Osteuropas sowie auf dem Balkan und zählt zu den führenden Künstler-Ethnographen des Klezmers. Er mischt Hasidic nigunim (Melodien meist ohne Text und Wort), Musik der Roma, Jazz, Klassik, Balkan – sowie sephardische Motive und spielte u.a. mit Andy Statman und Alicia Svigals. Elizabeth Schwartz (voc) machte sich einen Namen durch die dunkle Klangfarbe ihrer Stimme. Kritiker vergleichen Sie mit Größen wie Edith Piaf und Maria Tanase.…
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Event: Israeli & Bloch Music Competition fundraising concert
Start Time: Thursday, May 19 at 8:00pm
Location: Mill Hll London
The Winner of the Bloch Competition and 2nd prize of the Israeli Music competition Alon Sariel (Mandolin) and much more in lovely private house in Mill Hill.
£20 (Students £10)
Please book Now on 020-89061633
Shpilkes Klezmer Band plays the lively, living melodies of the Jewish people, from
the playful tunes and Yiddish songs of Klezmer to the passionate rhythms and Ladino
songs of Sephardic music. SKB plays with shpilkes; an energy that makes it hard to
sit still and encourages audiences to sing along with familiar melodies and even
dance in the aisles. You can hear them at The Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on
Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM.
The Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis St
Framingham MA 01702
Contact: 508-405-ARTS (2787). Tickets: $15, student/senior $14, member $12.
Event: Meron Music Festival @ Sixth Street Synagogue
Start Time: Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30pm
Location: Sixth Street Synagogue/Max Raiskin Center for the Arts 325 E. Sixth
Street, NYC (Between 1st Avenue & 2nd Avenue)
Meron Music Festival @ Sixth Street Synagogue w/ the Breslov Bar Band, Aaron Alexander‘s “Meron Mish Mosh” & Joey Weisenberg
Cover: $15 includes your choice of a beer or glass of wine.
Wednesday, May 25 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Central Square Theater
450 Massachussettes Avenue
Join Miles Rapoport, Lisa Danetz, Lew Finfer, Renee Loth, Jeff Malachowsky, Arnie Miller, Josh Posner, Paul Summit, Ben Taylor, Brenda Wright, Robert Zevin, and Silver Spoon Co-Creators Amy Merrill and Si Kahn for an evening of musical theater, meeting friends, and mulling the future to benefit Demos and The American Prospect.
6:00 – 7:15: Reception and conversation with American Prospect Editor Kit Rachlis, Demos and American Prospect President Miles Rapoport, Si Kahn, and Amy Merrill.
7:30 – 9:30: Reserved tickets to evening performance of Silver Spoon.
$100 – Participant
$250 – Picket Captain (2 tickets)
$1,000 – Movement Builder (4 tickets)
Proceeds shared by Demos and The American Prospect.…
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SAINTS AND TZADIKS
Sunday, May 22 at 7pm
376 Ninth Street (at Sixth Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg‘s acclaimed concert of rare songs drawn from the Irish and Yiddish traditions returns to Park Slope?s intimate performance space, hot off their recent tour of Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and France. With guitarist Aidan Brennan.
Centro Primo Levi and the Museum of Jewish Heritage host Divinamente NYC Festival on the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy.
Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Admission: $15 and $10 for MJH, CPL, ICI members
Box Office: (646) 437- 4202 – www.mjhnyc.org
Welcome remarks by the Consul General of Italy Francesco M. Talò and the Representative for International Affairs of the Jewish Community of Rome Giacomo Moscati.
Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo, Francesco Spagnolo, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
For the first time in the US, the Choir of the “Tempio Maggiore” conducted by the renowned tenor Claudio Disegni and featuring the hazan of Rome, Alberto Funaro, and organist Federico del Sordo, will expose the New York public to the unique flavors and variations of the liturgical tradition of the Jews of Rome.…
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Tuesday, May 17 · 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club
Davis Square (17 Holland St.)
The best Klezmer Bar Band around teams up with Portland, OR’s answer to the same Jewish-Balkan-Gypsy question. Expect many types of dancing.
Jack Gottlieb Remembered
“His book Working with Bernstein was published only last year, but is by far the most valuable Bernstein memoir and will surely remain so, both for its candour and its musical insights.”
The premiere of Gerald Cohen’s new one-act opera, SEED, written with the superb librettist David Simpatico, will be on Thursday June 2, at 7 p.m. at Symphony Space in NYC. It will be presented along with three other one-act operas by Cohen’s colleagues in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, where he has been a resident artist for the past year.
New York, NY 10025
Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day of Performance
SEED will be sung by three outstanding performers: mezzo Sarah Heltzel, tenor Glenn Seven Allen, and baritone Christopher Burchett.
Information and tickets about the event at Symphony Space website under “Opera in Eden”. http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/6583-opera-in-eden
Advance purchase is strongly recommended, as the hall is small and these events have sold out in previous years.…
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Simon Rutberg, of Hatikvah music based in California, is the study of this article in the Forward. For many years Rutberg ran one of the premier stores of Jewish music, Hatikvah. Today, music is still available via the website: Hatikvahmusic.com To read the article:
The Library of Congress reports that the Judeo-Arabic Romanization table was
approved in February, 2011 by the Library of Congress and the
Committee for Cataloging: Asian and African Materials (CC:AAM) of the
American Library Association. The table is now available online from
the ALA-LC Romanization Tables webpage
at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html .
Bruce Chr. Johnson
The Library of Congress
Policy & Standards Division
Washington, DC 20540-4263 USA
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry, a presentation about the unsung hero of the recording industry will be given at the Library of Congress.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
THE HEBRAIC SECTION OF THE
AFRICAN AND MIDDLE EASTERN DIVISION;
AND THE MOTION PICTURE, BROADCASTING AND RECORDED SOUND DIVISION
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
in honor of
JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
Former head of the Recorded Sound Section and Editor of the UCSB Victor Records Discography
and Karen Lund, Digital Project Coordinator, the Music Division and Developer of the LC Emile Berliner Website, will speak on the subject of an unsung hero of recorded sound:
Free and Open to the Public
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
African & Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ 220
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.…
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