Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Cappella Choral Blast

The JPPC /
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus with
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
perform in New York City!
Concert: 6th Street Sundays presents “A Cappella Choral Blast”
When: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM
Where: Sixth Street Community Synagogue,
325 E. Sixth St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York City, 10003
Who: The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter, and two other choruses: Cantigas Women’s Choir, and the NYU Madrigal Singers.

Each chorus has a 30-minute a cappella set.
The JPPC is the 2nd chorus to perform, ending the first half.
Soloist: Temma Schaechter of Di Shekhter-tekhter
Tickets: $15, which includes a free beverage; $10 kids aged 5-12.
Cash only, at the door. There will be an intermission.

Prayer for State of Israel

The Prayer For the State of Israel – IDF Chief Cantor Ltc. Shai Abramson
Accompanied by the S.F.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra & Choir, Conducted by Dr. Mordechai Sobol
Child Soloist: Micha Schachat. Sol Zim, an American cantor, is the composer of the music. ,

Arrangement & Music Production: Ofir Sobol, Engineering & Mix: Zohar Zaltz
Recorded at “Eshel” Studios – Tel Aviv – June 2011

Isle of Klezbos at Cornelia Street Cafe

Isle of Klezbos sextet hometown show! 

Cornelia Street Cafe

Sunday, April 22

8:30PM (two sets)

29 Cornelia St, NYC 10014


$10 music charge + $10 food or drink minimum
Full band bios & new high-resolution photos at our NEW website:

Dinner also available upstairs pre-show.

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

Winter Edition Weimar –in springtime

April 9 at 9:30am until April 15 at 5:00pm
Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Music School), Weimar, Germany
Join an incredible, innovative workshop on music improvisation and network with musicians from around the world. Conducted orchestral improv, small group improv, drum circles, Feldenkrais, concerts and more. With Alan Bern, Cesar Lerner, Marcelo Moguilevsky, Michael Schründer and more. For details:

Klez at the Merc post-Passover!

Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe return to the Mercury Cafe on Saturday, April 14, 8 pm, playing klezmer music infused with rock, reggae, ska, hip-hop and funk. This post-Passover party includes renowned singer/songwriter Rabbi Joe Black and hot klezmer ensemble The Bloomers, featuring Katie Glassman. For people observing Passover, this will be the first chance in 8 days to have bread, pasta, Mexican food…and beer! (The Merc serves dinner from 5:30-11 pm.) Tickets $10, cash only at the door. 2199 California Street, Denver, 303-294-9281.

Vira Lozinsky nominated for Independent Music Award

Vira Lozinsky has been nominated for an Independent Music Award 2012 in the World/Traditional category for her new album of Yiddish songs Wunderweg — Wondrous Way. Winners will be determined by a panel of 77 influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Joshua Redman, Tori Amos, Michael Franti, Bettye LaVette, Del McCoury.
The results will be announced soon, in April 2012.

Michal Tal & Yoni Farhi – Through Foreign Ears

Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Debussy – Sounds from Wondrous Worlds
Piano Recital Series in Celebration of Debussy’s 150th Anniversary
Concert No. 3:
Through Foreign Ears – Spain, the Far East, Childhood and Jazz

Pianists: Michal Tal & Yoni Farhi

Chabrier: Habanera
Debussy: La soirée dans Grenade (from Estampes)
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs)
Debussy: Pagodes (from Estampes)
Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, for piano four hands
Debussy: Children’s Corner
Debussy: Le petit nègre
Satie: Le Piccadilly; La Diva de l’empire
Satie: Trois morceaux en forme de poire, for piano four hands
Milhaud: La création du monde (version for piano four hands)

85-115 NIS
Young persons up to 21 years old: Free admission
Young persons 22-34 years old: 35-55 NIS

Reservations: 03-5466228 …

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, Special Passover Edition

Tuesday, April 10 2012
Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, NYC

Ayn Sof Arkestra is the hottest new Big Band in New York! The strange Jewish love child of Charles Mingus and Sun Ra, Ayn Sof is the Big Band that personifies Radical Jewish Culture. The Band was founded by Grammy Award winning Trumpeter and Composer Frank London and NYC’s Jazz Rabbi, Greg Wall.

The Band features some of the most dynamic members of the NY Jazz scene, including Pam Fleming, Art Baron, Eyal Maoz, Frank and Greg, Rob Henke, Mike Cohen, Paul Shapiro, and Jessica Lurie. The repertoire is all original tunes or arrangements from the collective pens of the Arkestra, and reflects the diversity of todays NYC Jazz scene.…

Golem and Conspiracy of Beards @ Glasslands

Golem and Conspiracy of Beards @ Glasslands
One of the world’s most beloved klezmer-rock band, Golem, teams up with San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards, a 30-member bearded male choir singing the works of Leonard Cohen. It doesn’t get more punk rock than that!
Tickets $10
Note: this is an early show and everyone will turn into a pumpkin at 11:30pm sharp, so get there on time!

Saturday, April 28 at 8:30pm
Location: Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in Concert at Sixth Street Synagogue

Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in concert!

Arcady will be accompanied by Deborah Strauss: violin, Jeff Warschauer: guitar,
Benjy Fox-Rosen: bass, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums.
Plus! The NYC premier of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s new Gebirtig song cycle.

4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arcady Goldensteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session
& one drink!)
For more information:



A scholarship in the name of Isaac Stern, the violinist, educator,
humanitarian, and savior of Carnegie Hall, will soon be presented to a
violin student at Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
( The scholarship has been funded by a generous grant from
the Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation. Usdan¹s faculty will hold
auditions this spring in order to identify the winning student.