Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tantshoyz! Dancing, Singing, ‘Hasidic Tish’ and more

Tantshoyz! Yiddish Dance Party/Workshop
This Sunday, October 28th, 2:00PM – 4:00PM at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

This Sunday, The Center for Traditional Music and Dance in collaboration with The Wandering Muse are organizing an All-Star Tantzhoyz, with a wonderful array of dancers, featuring Michael Alpert, Zev Feldman, and Steve Weintraub. The klezmer band will feature Margot Leverett, Jake Shulman-Ment, Jeff Warschauer and Pete Rushefsky.

Lace up your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun!
This special event will be filmed for the documentary project “The Wandering Muse.” Learn more online or connect with the Muse on Facebook.
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant: 140 Second Avenue (between 8th & 9th Streets in Manhattan’s East Village
Admission $5 at the door.
For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky at , 212-571-1555 x36 (office), 917-326-9659 (cell).…

“A Prayer for Modernity: Cantor Abraham Baer (1834-1894) and the Jewish Reform Movement”

Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
1:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Hebrew Union College, Chapel
1 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
*Photo ID required for entry. Please RSVP to:
Associate Professor Anders Hammarlund, Center for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research

In 1877 Abraham Baer published his “Baal t’fillah oder der practische Vorbeter,” an epoch-making work in the history of Jewish liturgical music. Baer’s publication is considered the most comprehensive documentation of traditional, 19th-century European hazzanut. While his work is well known, astonishingly little has been published about Baer’s biography. My work sheds new light on the cantor’s early years in the German/Polish province Posen, and on his cultural environment in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he worked as cantor, shochet and mohel since 1857. I demonstrate that the very peculiar and specific cultural climate of the Swedish city considerably encouraged Baer in his strivings.…

“The Vienna Rite” at the Roulette in NYC . The Vienna Rite is a new chamber opera by Judith Berkson that will be premiering for two nights in November at the Roulette. There are only two performances, November 2nd and 3rd 2012. “The Vienna Rite” is the story of a new service composed in 1828 by Viennese Cantor Salomon Sulzer in collaboration with Franz Schubert and other Viennese composers which sought to merge European music with synagogue chant.

It is being performed by the new music ensemble Yarn/Wire along with guests Brian Chase and Chi-Chi Glass and features the amazing baritone Ian Greenlaw as Salomon Sulzer along with singers Lana Cencic, Allyssa Lamb, Bo Chang, Judith Berkson, Aram Tchobanian and Gavriel Savit. It is set in the historic Stadttempel with costumes and set design by Audrey Robinson.…