Family Sukkot Festival & Concert
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
6:00pm until 9:00pm in PDT
Burbank Blvd cnr Whitsett
Family Succos Festival & Concert (Free Admission)
L.A.’s own Yanky Lunger
Kosher Food Vendors
L.A.’s Largest Sukkah
Arts & Crafts
& much much more!
ENTIRE STREET WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE EVENT!
World Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Ocean Calling I for Piano Duo
on October 7
Ocean Calling I: Waves and Currents will be given its World Premiere performance on Sunday, October 7 – 3:00 PM at the University of South Carolina Recital Hall as part of the Cornelia Freeman Concert Series.
Performers will be the Lomazov/Rackers Duo
(Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers). Other composers on the program will include Verdi, Mozart, Kevin McKee, John Fitz Rogers and Tayloe Harding. Visit the duo at http://www.lomazovrackers.com/.
More about the October 7 performance at http://www.music.sc.edu/chamberseries/Septemberseries.html#CONCERT5.
The Center for Jewish History and the American Society of Jewish Music, along with Sony Masterwords, sponsored a panel discussion about the new CD, “Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul.” between two world-renowned musicians, violinist Yitzchak Perlman and Cantor Meir Helfgot. Hankus Netsky, spoke of his role as arranger and producer The Forward carried a story about the event:
EATALA: A LIFE IN KLEZMER and ELAINE AND SUSAN SING GOODNIGHT TO
MISHEGAS on WHYY
September 30, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tune in to WHYY-TV (channel 12), Philadelphia, for two Philadelphia Folklore Project documentaries. Eatala is a loving portrait of a ground-breaking indomitable woman, Elaine
Hoffman Watts, and the place of klezmer music in her family over five
generations. Elaine and Susan Sing Goodnight to Mishegas playfully
explores a song written and performed by Elaine’s daughter, Susan
John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] – Stone Concert. October 9th, at 10 PMrd at The Stone, NYC
Producer and bassist Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz has been a mainstay of the downtown scene for over a decade now, working with and producing CDs by Daniel Zamir, Cyro Baptista, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter and more. Here he steps out on his own to make one of the most tribal and primal installments in the Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz (Edom, 9 Volt with Time Berne, Hypercolor) and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century from a brilliant young lion from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!…
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Enjoy the Music: Die Pianistin Edith Kraus vom Wunderkind durch Theresienstadt nach Israel
A Film from
Wilhelm Rösing and Marita Barthel-Rösing
You are invited to the Israel Premiere in Jerusalem
on 11th October 2012 at 5:00 p.m. in the Cinemateque.
Edith Kraus is hoping with us that she can be present at the screening.
So you may have the possibility to meet her there. Some other participants of the film will be present too. We shall have the honour to introduce them to you. We look forward to this event. In the Film Edith Kraus speaks German, other participants speak English, Hebrew or Russian. There is music played by Edith Kraus in the film!
FOLKSBIENE REACHES NEW AUDIENCES WITH “THE GOLDEN LAND” REVIVAL OPENING NOVEMBER 4
PRODUCTION EXPLORES BROADER THEMES OF IMMIGRATION, IDENTITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene brings back the beloved musical, “The Golden Land,” for five weeks, from Sunday October 28 to December 2, with an opening on Sunday November 4 at 6pm. Created by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, and directed by Bryna Wasserman, this new production of “The Golden Land” (which premiered Off-Broadway in 1985) reimagines the show’s scenic design and staging to heighten the theatrical experience for contemporary audiences. The innovative book and score uses period music and other source material to create a richly textured evocation of Jewish immigrant life in New York from the 1880’s into the 1910s, and again, in a second starkly different phase immediately before and after World War II.…
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Florida Atlantic University has a job opening for a Public Functions Coordinator. This job is for someone with managerial skills who can also arrange music. See their website:
FAU also happens to have one of the finest collections of Yiddish music recordings.
The School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College is pleased to present a Master Class led by Menachem Wiesenberg, one of Israel’s most acclaimed musicians. Composer, musician, pianist, and music educator, Mr. Wiesenberg will be on campus Wednesday, October 3 from 1:30-2:45pm to lead a master class featuring his vocal compositions as performed by students of the School of Jewish Music. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information please contact Barbara Cassidy, Administrative Director at email@example.com For information about Mr. Wiesenberg: http://www.mwm.co.il/
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Itzhak Perlman’s new album, Eternal Echoes: Songs and Dances for the Soul,, featuring Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, is now available for sale. The album is a collection of beloved liturgical and traditional Jewish works in new arrangements backed by chamber orchestra and klezmer musicians. It’s in stores just in time for the high holidays and online. Perlman’s website has a description of the album:
Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express, with Patrick Farrell and
TODAY!! On Sunday, September 9, the National Yiddish Book Center presents
internationally renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals, with
klezmer luminaries Patrick Farrell on accordion and Marty Confurius
The National Yiddish Book Center
Applebaum Driker Theater
For directions, mapquest Hampshire College, and then look for signs
for the Book Center.
Sunday, September 9, 2 PM
Tickets and info:
Upcoming Performances of The London Klezmer Quartet
Sunday 9 September, Klezmer in the Park, 2pm
Regents Park Bandstand, Regents Park, London NW1 4NR.
The event runs 1-5pm.
Event info ( http://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezmer-in-the-park/ )
Monday 8 October, Bookmarks Bookshop, 6.30pm
Sholem Aleykhem Comrade! Music and words portraying Jewish life in
revolutionary times presented by LKQ with David Rosenberg and Julia
Bard of Jewish Socialist Magazine.
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE
Wednesday 31 October, The Red Hedgehog, 7.30pm
An evening of Yiddish song and music, with LKQ and Yuri Vedenyapin. In
association with the Spiro Ark ( http://www.spiroark.org/events ).
The Red Hedgehog, 255 – 257 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5BS
Event info (
Book tickets at
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An event in honor of the 85-th birthday of Nechama Lifshitz, a legend of Yiddish singing and a founder of the Artistic Yiddish Singing Workshop in Israel, will take place on 9/10/2012 7 PM at Beit Shalom Aleichem in Tel-Aviv. The new and old students of the master class directed by Nechama will sing in honor of her.
We invite you all to greet Nechama and wish her a freylekhn geburts-tog in every way you wish. All of your greetings will be read before Nechama and her family.
For any questions
concerning the event, please contact Diana Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
October 10-14, 2012 in Amsterdam
Tickets now on sale!
In six weeks time the International Jewish Music Festival 2012 will
start. Mames Babegenush and Gerard Edery will kick off the event on
Wednesday 10th October with an opening concert in the Portugese
Synagoge. On Thursday and Friday in the Compagnietheater,
more than 100 musicians from 14 countries will try and secure their
place in the finals on Saturday. On Sunday it’s your turn! Take
your pick from six workshops on offer or visit the Jewish cultural
market. A winners’ concert and jam session concludes the
IJMF 2012: Who? What? Where? When?
Wednesday October 10, 7:30 pm
Preliminary competition rounds:
Thursday October 11 & Friday October 12, from 10 am till 10 pm
Finale and Prize Ceremony:
Saturday October 13, 7:45 pm
Workshops, Open Podium, Cultural Marketplace & Winners’ Concert:
Sunday October 14, from 10 am till 6 pm
The opening concert will be in the Portuguese Synagogue.…
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Avi Hoffman and Binyumen Schaechter
reunite with performances in
Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens this coming week!
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
City University of New York
Reflections of a Lost Poet:
The Life and Works of Itzik Manger
Musical Director / Arranger / Pianist
This funny and moving performance follows the life
of the great Yiddish poet Itzik Manger.
Through his songs and poems, including
Afn veg shteyt a boym, Yidl mitn fidl and
excerpts from Di Megile-lider,
we discover his joy and anguish
as he lived through the best and worst of times.
In Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles.
Hoffman and Schaechter were the creative team
behind the hit revue, Too Jewish!…
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Wednesday, September 5 — Tonight!
The Peabody Institute
1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
7 to 9 pm
Free, no tickets required!