Monthly Archives: December 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.…