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.… CONTINUE READING >
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.… CONTINUE READING >
Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio West Coast Tour!
Starts Sunday, January 8 at 8:00pm
Sunday January 8th, 4pm Congregation Ohr Tzafon
2605 Traffic Way, Atascadero, CA 93422 http://www.congregationohrtzafon.org/
Rabbiwinston Weilheimer invited you to “SUNDAY JEWISH HOUR”
SUNDAY JEWISH HOUR every week.
Tomorrow, December 25 at 9:00am
Rabbi Weilheimer will be streaming Hallel music all
Shabbat on ustream.tv
Click the link to listen….btw sometimes the site takes a few minutes to buffer..please be patient.
ONLY ONE LIVE SHOW SUNDAY AT 9AM.
The evening show will be on Monday night at 8pm.
A very nice, easy-to-access “radio” station streaming Jewish music comes from Washington, DC. JWASH.net is A Jewish Voice for the National Capital Area. www.jwash.net
Serving Metro DC’s Jewish Community with an eclectic mix of music, culture and tefilla.
Take a listen.
ASEFA is part of a lineup for the evening with Gerard Edery and OudBlues. Special
guests Daniel Ori on bass and Keita Ogawa on drums will join Elie Massias, Yoshie Fruchter, and Samuel Thomas, playing new music from their recent CD and
additional Sephardic favorites.
Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali
Thursday December 22, 2011 9 PM
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
FRANK LONDON’S KLEZMER BRASS BAND ALLSTARS
IN CONCERT DECEMBER 27, 2011
CELEBRATING HANUKKAH AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM
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.… CONTINUE READING >
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
10th December, 7.30pm (doors 6.45)
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
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‚Äôs musical
cultures and traditions, this international ensemble have forged a
sound straight from London‚Äôs melting pot – an exceptionally diverse
repertoire of exhilarating, soulful Eastern European Jewish, Balkan,
Turkish and Gypsy music.
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
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.… CONTINUE READING >