The Brotherhood and Music Committee of Temple Emanuel present
Hanukkah Happens 24
Jewish Love Songs
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director, and Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
Concert admission (open seating): TE Members – $25; Non-members – $30; Seniors (70+)
$25; Children under 13 – $15; Tickets night of concert $30
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For more information and tickets, please visit templeemanuel.com
HHConcert@gmail.com or call 617-558-8100.…
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The Brotherhood and Music Committee of Temple Emanuel present
Michel Pardes has released a CD called Chansons Juives and has some videos on YouTube as well. This one is in French, but set in a kibbutz in Israel.
One song from the album is about the Kibbutz, Ayelet Hashahar. (Ayelet HaShahar is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the Rosh Pina – Metulla road, it is approximately 35 kilometers south of Kiryat Shmona.) A lot of tourists stay there and there’s a museum for the Hazor dig. Pardes sings the praises of this kibbutz in his song. Not all the songs on the album are the same in style.
While Angela Warnick Buchdahl was named Senior Rabbi of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue, it is noted that she is also a trained cantor. Lots to celebrate in song. http://forward.com/articles/188845/central-synagogue-names-first-asian-american-head/
London Klezmer Quartet is going on a tour to Australia , 5 January-15 February 2013. So if you live there or are visiting, here are their tour
dates: http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/oztour2014dates.htmlCheck it out also for the band’s shows, dances and
workshops in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Wow.
Jewish music is everywhere!
Follow the text of this video here: http://jn1.tv/video/news/creating-the-jewish-moroccan-sound-archive.html
Sara Hecht of Brooklyn, NY has released a new CD of Jewish songs called “Pieces”. It’s not your ordinary Jewish recording, but has all original songs (but one) written and sung by Sara in English. It’s an album of searching for, and finding, faith in Judaism and Gd. Sara’s music is arranged and performed by some key musicians, including Ian Freitor who made many of the arrangements of the songs. The first piece leads you into a country genre, but moves quickly into more soul and even some rock riffs here and there. There are some moving songs, including “Chana” which retells the story of Hannah and her seven sons in a heroine-point-of view way. Many of the songs are really contemporary female drashes in search of, and in thanks for, the Jewish faith.…
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Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music
Teaching and Research
Department / Centre
Department of Music
Closing date for applications
30 December 2013
School of Arts (Department of Music)
£32,558 – £46,741 p.a Inclusive of London Allowance
Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Jewish Music based within the Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The Department of Music is the leading centre in Europe for teaching and research in the music of Asia and Africa. Your principal responsibilities will be to lecture on Jewish music to BA and Master’s students, contribute to interregional, interdisciplinary or thematic teaching and research in Music, supervise research students, engage in research and publication, and contribute to the administration of programmes of study in Music.…
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The Winter Jewish Music Concert is on Saturday, January 18th, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person, plus service charge. Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
More information at www.JewishConcert.org and to see program.
Come Join The Millinery Center Synagogue
This Thursday December 5, the 8th day of Chanukah
For an Unbelievable Concert Experience
Featuring Two Extraordinary Talented Musical Groups
The Jew Ja Jam Band
Peretz Levine & Friends
Show @ 7:30pm
Millinery Center Synagogue
1025 Ave of the Americas
(6th Ave btwn 38th & 39th)
New York NY 10018
Rabbi Hayim S. Wahrman
Israeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein passed away Nov. 26 at the age of 74. His recordings were some of the very first album of Israeli music I purchased way back and he’s been a favorite in Israel for decades. Obits about Einstein tell about his life and work:
It is with profound sadness that we tell of the passing of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, a Yiddish poet, writer, songwriter and one of America’s foremost writer of new Yiddish songs. She was buried on Dec. 1, 2013.
A newly composed Chanukah song written as a response to some vandalism at the Northeastern campus. This is a video by students at NU and some of the neighboring campuses. Music in response … a wonderful way to say “we’re here”. And it’s a delightful song. I think you’ll enjoy it.
Sixth Chassidic Song Festival–1974–Itzhar Cohen
Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and Neil Shicoff, tenor
In Tribute Concert to the Legendary Richard Tucker
December 14th, 2013, 8:00 PM
with Maestro Russell Ger, and the Park East Synagogue Choir
For reservations, please visit Park East Synagogue website: www.parkeastsynagogue.org
163 East 67th Street
Linda Hirschhorn announces her new CD, “AMAZED” is now available.
The CD includes singers such as: Holly Near, Melanie De More, the incredible Reed Fromer, Talia Cooper (her daughter), Devon Near-Hill ( Holly’s niece), and some surprise guests towards the end.
“Utter amazement and joy in the unexpected “is the theme of this C . Heart-opening, original folk, blues and gospel songs of love, compassion, transformation and renewal. Melodies and lyrics
will linger. AMAZED is available for purchase through Linda’s website at:
This Sunday — November the 24th at 3PM.
The Bostonians present, “ The Kurt Weill Songbook.”
Temple Emeth, 194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Join Cantor Michael McCloskey, SJM ’07, as he hosts and performs in a concert of Kurt Weill musical theater selections. The concert also features four fantastic musicians, Richard Conrad, baritone, Philip Lima, baritone, Andrea Matthews, soprano, and Bill Merrill, pianist.
Stuart Hecht, associate professor of theater at Boston College, who has written a very erudite book exploring Jews and musical theater, called Transposing Broadway, will narrate the concert. He is quite an amazing resource, has worked with some amazing people including David Mamet, and was recently featured on PBS.
Celebrating Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah
On Sunday November 24th at 7:00 pm, be part of a lively celebration of
Chanukah with Kol Rinah at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester,
located at 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Location Phone: (914) 741-0333
Kosher refreshments will be served. GA $20; Students/Seniors/JCC Members, $18.
($2 Discount for Advance Sales). For Tickets, Group Rates and other
Information visit: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Chana Mlotek, the Music Archivist at YIVO, author of many columns on Yiddish song, and editor and author of many books of Yiddish music. Chana Mlotek had an amazing memory for all the Yiddish songs and materials she worked with. She was certainly one of the giants of Yiddish music in the world, and in her years of contribution she shared with the the rest of us insights into her vast knowledge. She was a very generous with her knowledge and time helping those who came to find resources of Jewish music. She worked at YIVO since 1944 and will be missed not only by those who worked with her and her family, but by the greater world and family of Jewish music.…
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Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein, Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe and Cantorial Intern, Ben Ellerin will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht-“the Night of Broken Glass”, with the rarely performed and glorious music of renowned Viennese Cantor, Salomon Sulzer and Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski at 6p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013 during Shabbat services. Also featured will be the newly commissioned song-cycle, “Perhaps a Butterfly,” composed by Eliot Bailen in memory of Cantor Garfein’s great-grandmother, Settchen Feist who after being sent to Theresienstadt, subsequently perished in Auschwitz. The song-cycle utilizes four poems written by children of Theresienstadt.
Rodeph Sholom’s Organist, J. David Williams and an augmented professional choir, will accompany the cantors. Kristallnacht occurred exactly 75 years ago on the night of November 9, 1938 and marked the beginning of the Holocaust.…
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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Park East Synagogue
Yom Kippur Davening in 90 Minutes
A Special Presentation for Chazzanim and Baaley Tefillah
Join Cantor Daniel Gildar
& Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky
as they present the Nusach and musicof the Yom Kippur Davening
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Fast of Gedaliah – 10:00 AM
$20 in advance or $25 at the door
Click here to RSVP online
Park East Synagogue
164 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Klezmer Brunch: Klezical Tradition
October 13, 2013
Klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum presents Eclectic! Electric! Klezical Tradition ensemble, Gypsy Baroque, and old & new Klezmer! Enjoy Chef Jeff Haskel’s terrific brunch; children 13 and younger get in free!
155 Varick Street @vandam
Neshama Carlebach debuted in the Broadway production of Soul Doctor, a musical about the life of her father, Shlomo Carlebach.She wrote: “I had the honor of closing the evening, sharing a message of hope and joy and singing in his honor. Later that night, I performed with my band at a press
gathering/after party with Rev. Roger Hambrick and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir. For me, the evening was a moment of deep liberation and victory. I made my Broadway debut, and was so happy and proud. I feel like I am still flying.”
Down Home: The Cantata was performed on May 12, 2013 at Beth Meyer Synagogue in Raleigh, NC by the Triangle Jewish Chorale, conducted by Lorena Guillen. Stories Part 1 is part 2 of 7. The cantata is a musical depiction of Jewish life in North Carolina since the early 20th century, with recorded oral histories playing over music for chorus and orchestra. It was performed this spring in Durham, Raleigh and Greensboro. For more information about the Down Home Project please visit jhfnc.org. Music and libretto by Alejandro Rutty. Video of the production is available online at:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
7:30pm in UTC+01
A rare London performance by international vocalist / composer Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, as she passes through, en-rout to New York, where she will perform at the Metropolitan Museum with composer John Zorn’s Mycale quartet.
Originally from Jerusalem, tonight Ayelet will be singing in Hebrew and English. Her lush, individual sound, combining Jazz, Jewish and Middle-Eastern music is enhanced by percussionist Guy Schalom – one of London’s most prominent musicians – leader of The Baladi Blues Ensemble.
Forge Music and Arts Venue
3-7 Delancey Street, NW1 7NL
London, United Kingdom
Friday night, August 16th at 8:15pm
Rock & Roll Shabbat
Music of Hendrix, Stein, Fifty Shekels and the King featuring the Hazzanettes!!
And the Band—Justin Stein; Troy Dexter; Avi Sills and ZZ Cohen
(plus a sneak preview of our Beatles Shabbat coming up in December)
6025 Valley Circle Blvd
Woodland Hills. Calif. 91367
818 346 3545 ext 105
ZAMIR CHORALE AUDITIONS
Matthew Lazar, Director
Join North America’s Premier Jewish Chorale
Auditions by Appointment Only:
Monday, September 9, 2013
Merkin Concert Hall Performance, December 3
CHORAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
To Schedule An Audition, Contact
or call 212-870-3335
Milken Archive of Jewish Music is offering some free downloads in it’s “Musical Gems” series. This week, it’s Gershon Kingsley’s Shiru ladonai: L’kha dodi .
See: http://www.milkenarchive.org/promo_mp3s/view/Gershon-Kingsley-s-L-kha-dodi?key=elultwo for a free MP3 download.
Many of our readers who are in academic studies may be interested in submitting a paper to this.
It’s a cultural conference on ‘Dispersions’….This may be a good fit for some of you.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CULTURAL STUDIES /
ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE des ÉTUDES CULTURELLES
NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014
January 16-19, 2014
Balsillie School of International Affairs
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The Canadian Association of Cultural Studies invites proposals on all topics of relevance to cultural studies from both current and future members for its upcoming conference.
The conference theme Dispersions encourages submissions devoted to exploring all forms of distributed culture. This may include papers that investigate dispersions of people, social groups and communities; flows of cultural objects and materialities; or the dispersion of cultural studies scholars (so often now housed in vulnerable departments) across disciplines.…
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Well, it’s not Jewish music, but I imagine a lot of musicians out there will be interested in this bit of library and archive news…. This is from history bibliography discussion group…. and I’ve taken a look… it is astounding what is now available online.
‘Staggering’ digital folk music archive launched (M. Chilton, The
Telegraph, June 21, 2013)
The Full English, an online folk music archive of 44,000 records and over
58,000 digitized images, was launched at the English Folk Dance and Song
The Full English is at:
You can follow their blog at http://efdss-thefullenglish.blogspot.co.uk/
Aug. 21-22, 2013, 8:00 PM
World Premiere of Yuval Ron’s original score
for the Off-Broadway immersive theater production in NYC:
A mixed-media, immersive theater piece by award-winning performance artist and playwright Dahn Hiuni
Original music composed by Yuval Ron
Location: Mixed Greens, 531 West 26th Street, First Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Tickets: Click here. For more info: Click here.
An artist with creative block meets the ghost of his grandfather, a rabbi killed in the Holocaust.
Sunday 1 September 2013, 1-6pm
Regents Park bandstand, London
Bands all afternoon, and a new kids’ zone!
Ilana Cravitz and Vivi Lachs lead dancing. Featuring: Los Desterrados, Hamsa, The Turbans,
Frank London’s UK Klezmer Allstars, Yiddish Twist Orchestra
Wednesday 21 August, 8.30pm, Jamboree, London
London Klezmer Quartet gig, followed by jam session as part of the
Klezmer Karousal series at the Cable Street venue. Other events in the
series include Daphna Sadeh Trio (7 August), Don Kipper (14 August).
566 Cable Street, Cable Street Studios Courtyard, London E1W 3HB
Experiments are going on to create new Yiddish dance. Steven Weintraub has written a blog describing some of these efforts this Spring and Summer.
Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence were household words in the era of Ed Sullivan’s TV show and the heyday of the Tonight Show. Articles about her life are hitting all the major media and here are links to some items about this iconic American-Jewish singer of mid-century America.
Steve and Edie Official Website:
San Diego has an all male choir…. except… for their director, Ruth Weber. Now, after more than ten years singing together, the choir is about to release a new CD called “Heritage”. The choir focuses mainly on “majestic liturgical pieces” but they branch out into all sorts of repertoire from various genres of Jewish music. To find out more about this group, and to see video clips of their performances, some of which they perform with an orchestra, visit:
Monday, 8/19, 8pm.
ASEFA is playing at DROM in the East Village as part of a lineup that includes Ladino
songstress Sarah Aroeste and Sephardi DJ Diwan.
This is a Sephardic Music Fest teaser night to warm up the city for the festival this December.
ASEFA: MOROCCAN-SEPHARDIC FUSION
Samuel Thomas (reeds, percussion, vocals, oud), Elie Massias (guitar/vocals), Yoshie
Fruchter (guitar/oud), Dror Shahaf (darbuka), and Dan Aran (drumset and percussion).
ASEFA has joined the roster of art ensembles for the Brooklyn Arts Council.
85 Ave A
New York, NY 10009
Neighborhoods: East Village, NYC
Enjoy Youtube clips of someone singing the Mizmore LeDavid and Lecha Dodi with some traditional Sephardic melodies.
A fantastic exhibit of videos of an interview with Yehudi Wyner about his father Lazar Weiner. An absolutely delightful set of clips from an interview by Hankus Netzsky with Yehudi Wyner. Part of the Wexler Oral History Project.
These are a “must see” for those interested in American music, synagogue music or Yiddish art music.
Tablet Magazine Online has an interesting article about the Orthodox community having a “kind of” American Idol show on Youtube. However, no one seems to have the stomach to do the criticism in the way that made that other show famous. Well, is that so bad? If you’re uncomfortable with that, How about reworking the premise to work within Jewish values?
The report of the 8th European Cantors Convention is now on their website http://www.cantors.eu and written by Charles Heller.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the “Yiddish Song of the Week” blog for the last three years, presented by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, you need to check it out and catch up. http://yiddishsong.wordpress.com/. Written by Itzik Gottesman, “This initiative is part of a larger effort by the AJFRP (An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project) to revitalize traditional Yiddish folksinging performance and research on the subject. To that end, this website will emphasize field recordings of traditional Yiddish folksingers from around the world contributed by folklorists, ethnomusicologists, musicians, singers and collectors.”
Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services of The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary, announces its new blog jts-spectorarchives.tumblr.com with findings from the Johanna Spector Archival Collection.
The collection consists of papers, recordings, photos and other items related to Spector’s career as an ethnomusicologist focusing on Jewish communities of the East.
Love the “this-is-how-this-stuff-came-in pix. And…For all those out there in libraryland,… JTS is to be commended on this innovative use of online technologies to promote archival holdings! Congrats on starting your tumblr blog! We’ll all be curious to see what’s inside. And kudos to Dr. Eliott Kahn for taking on the beginning of another amazing collection. (He’s the guy that brings order to the chaos), and has created the great archival finding aids to many other Jewish music collections of note held at JTS.…
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Lipa Schmeltzer has created many things, but a lot of people will relate to his “diet” song… in Yiddish.
NEW: Saturday, July 20, 4:00pm, Anthony Russell presents The Sidor Belarsky Songbook. Part of JCC San Francisco’s Oneg Shabbat, 2:00-5:00pm. Similar events are taking place every Saturday, through August 24. Many activities for all ages. No charge. More info: 415.292.1286 jccsf.org/onegshabbat.
Saturday, July 20, 7:30-10:00pm, Mama Loshn in “A Mit-Zumer Nakht Cholem,” A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream Dance Party. Yiddish, Ladino, and English-language music. Mama Loshn will welcome other musical guests, including Reb Irwin Keller, Laurie Le’ah Lippin, and dance leader Bruce Bierman. At Congregation Ner Shalom, Cotati. Wine and beer available for purchase. Tickets: $20 advance /$25 door. More info: 707.528.5538, jccsoco.org .
Sunday, July 21, 6:00pm (music begins 6:30pm) Klezmer Night with Saul Goodman‘s Klezmer Band, featuring Mike Perlmutter (clarinet), Dave Rosenfeld (mandolin, violin, percussion), and Jack Hanly (poyk, mandolin).…
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Los Angeles based Yoel Weiss has produced a CD of newly composed music and is a 15-year old prodigy. He gets a lot of help with arrangements, and even some lyrics from his mom, but the songs are his. The Jewish Music Review carries the story:
with assertively Ashkenazi pronunciations, these kids are pretty cute.
Cantor Mimi Sheffer and the Warsaw Singers directed by Sebastian Gunerka with organist Mirlan Kasymaliev have a created a tour de force in the new CD released as No. 1 of the Cilia: The Jewish Music Series. The collection contains eleven selections, most of them from Jewish liturgy, by various composers, with three of those composed by David Eisenstadt. The liner notes are written by the eminent Jewish musicologist and cantor Dr. Eliyahu Schleifer. Most of the settings will be familiar to American Reform Jews, but not all.
David Eisnstadt (1890-1942) was a conductor and composer of synagogue music who was well known in interwar Poland. Eisenstadt developed an outstanding choir in one of the most prestigious synagogues, the Great Tlomack Street Synagogue. He also composed original pieces for services such as a setting for L’cha Dodi and Sch’chula Achula which are included on the album.…
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Ta Shma Orchestra at Fontanas Bar
105 Eldridge St btw Broome & Grand Streets, New York, NY 10002
212 334 6740
We’re on @ 8:30 & Almost 6’6” is on after us
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance @ http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3690974
Ta Shma Orchestra
Almost Six Six
Marina Toshich announces an album of contemporary music for oud is ready for download in MP3 or FLAC or other formats available online. In addition, a PDF book of the 16 compositions is also available. Recorded in Tel Aviv, at Matityahu Studios, 2013 and released 01 May 2013, the album features:
Marina Toshich – compositions & oud
Jacob Miron – Woodwinds & arrangements
To examine or buy, see: http://marinaoud.bandcamp.com/
This album really has to be heard!–The Jewish Music WebCenter
The all women’s klezmer sextet, ISLE OF KLEZBOS, will perform at the Jewish Museum’s “SummerNights” Series on Thursday, July 25 2013 as the final concert. Isle of Klezbos plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango.
This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments.
Doors open at 7pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm.
The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.
July 25 concert tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors;
and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/summernights
to purchase tickets online. For additional information, the public may call
An infrared assistive listening system for people who are hard of hearing is available
for programs in the Museum’s S.…
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Sunday, July 28, 2013, 1:00 PM
Ancient Wisdom & Modern Sounds for Health and Healing
An experiential workshop and CD Box-Set release party
with composer Yuval Ron
and Metta Mindfulness Music President and Executive Producer Dr. Richard Gold.
Join us for this unique opportunity to have your CD box set autographed by Yuval Ron and Dr. Richard Gold. Dr. Gold will lead in breathing meditations of the six Healing Sounds of Chinese medicine along with the new music composed by Yuval Ron to invoke the qualities of the six elements of nature: fire, water, earth, metal, and wood.
Enjoy live and recorded music by Yuval Ron at MettaMindfulnessMusic.com.
Location: Rising Lotus Yoga, 13557 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA
Join me online, your host at The Jewish Music WebCenter, as I teach an entirely online course through Hebrew College in the “Music of the Jewish People”.
This online course investigates the role that music has played in Jewish life from ancient to modern times. Topics include music in the time of the Bible, rabbinic attitudes toward music, music and mysticism, the development of the modes for prayer and scriptural cantillation, church and synagogue music are compared, music of the holidays and the life cycle, folk and popular music in the Diaspora, the development of art music in the modern era and music in modern Israel. It also includes music of American Jews. Prior knowledge of music is not required. Cannot count for graduate credit for the students in the Cantorial Ordination programs.…
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Maria Szymanowska, a
Polish-Jewish pianist and composer has released her complete piano works.
The CD is available through Amazon at::
One reviewer wrote that: ..”mazurkas and the lyrical nocturnes, Some of the preludes/etudes show stylistic similarities to Mendelssohn and Schumann, while the lyrical pieces show resemblance to John Field.”
The Brooklyn Jewish Dance Institute has posted some pictures through facebook, showing various dancers.
This group trains young girls in dance in a safe and frum environment.
RJ.org has a blog column by Lisa Levine,
The Music of Un’taneh Tokef, from June
Lisa Levine is the Cantor of Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase, MD. Her original
compositions are published by Transcontinental Music.
Her website is:http://www.cantorlisalevine.com/ with links to her audio and sheet music downloads through oysongs.com. Among other publications is her Soulful Shabbat Ruach Band Book which is “an entire original Shabbat evening service by Cantor Lisa Levine, written for the choirs, bands, and congregation…”
Shira Shaw who describes herself as “an orthodox jewish lady singer” has some CDs and individual tracks for sale on her website. She sounds like….(Can you name the “sound alike”??)… only it’s got English & Hebrew lyrics focused on religious themes. http://music.shirashaw.com/
New album MAKANNA (I. Kosíková: “MAKANNA”, J. Talich –
conductor, F. Brikcius – cello, J. Židlický – narrator, Talich
Chamber Orchestra) is online! Concert was held under the auspices of
Sir Tom Stoppard and Václav Havel as part of the 110th anniversary of
the birth of the Jewish writer Jiří Weil.
SupraphonLine, online store with the Czech Music – František
Brikcius, buy album (MP3, FLAC): MAKANNA –http://www.supraphonline.cz/album/5152-makanna
Touch the Dream: A Musical Tribute to Israel at 65
and in honor of Rav-Hazzan Scott Sokol
Performed by the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua R. Jacobson, Artistic Director
Clips available at the website.
Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies
LIVE ON BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA
SUNDAY, JULY 21st, 4 P.M.
FREE and Open to the Public
This weekend begins the Outside the Box Festival (OTB), a new, free nine-day festival
of over 200 music, dance, and theater events. The BJMF is presenting the grand finale,
Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that
creating “world devotional music”–a unique mix of Indian Qawwali music with Hebrew
lyrics. They’ve been hailed around the globe, and this is their U.S. debut.
Lisa Gutkin, longtime violinist with the Klezmatics, will appear at the klezmer brunch at the City Winery on August 11 2013. General admission is $10. Combined with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare at the Winery brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm…. sure to please. Music at 11am. The 2013 Jewish American Heritage Month honorees are Sy Brenner and Yale Strom. Yale Strom is no stranger to the Jewish music world. He’s currently serving as the artist-in-residence for the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. Strom is best known not only for his performance but for his films and books. Together with Outside the Box, Boston Jewish Music Festival will be presenting the grand finale event, a concert by Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies. This is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that produces ‘world devotional music.’ Don’t miss what promises to be a remarkable free concert Sunday, July 21, 4 pm at Boston City Hall Plaza. Shpilndik! Zingendik! Tantsndik! (Play! Sing! Dance!) July 31 – August 3 2013 With Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer Whether you have some experience as a klezmer player, Yiddish singer or dancer, or are completely new to the style, this hands-on workshop offers a feast of Eastern European Yiddish instrumental, vocal music and dance. ?This workshop will be taught with a lively, integrated approach?a marriage of instruments, singing and movement. Working by ear and with written music, we will explore ways to express the full potential of Yiddish music and dance, as individuals and as a group. Daily topics will include Eastern European Jewish modality, klezmer phrasing, articulation and ornamentation, Yiddish song repertoire and style, and Yiddish dance steps, gestures and movement.… Jalopy Theater and School of Music presents Rare Nineteenth Century Ballads and Lyrical Songs Learn to produce the delicate yet focused sound of traditional Yiddish singers Klezmer Modality Session Three — with Jeff Warshauer We’ve had two great sessions on modality. This Thursday we will have one more session on this topic. We will continue our exploration of the minor modes, review the major modes, and work on modulating from mode to mode. As always, we will continue our study through ear training, improvisation and composition exercises, and an exploration of written and aural source materials. Come one, come all, even if you missed the previous sessions on modality. We’ll get you caught up! Thursday May 23, 2013 from 7 PM to 9 PM Queens: Wednesday 22 May @ 7PM Brooklyn: Thursday 23May @ 8PM A vimeo preview of the chamber rock opera “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” created and performed by Alica Jo Rabins. It was performed this May in Washington at the JCC. Look for the next performance venue! http://vimeo.com/album/2384842
155 Varick Street
New York , NY 10013
A Hands-On Introduction to Klezmer Instrumental Music, Yiddish Song, and Dance
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A Workshop in
TRADITIONAL YIDDISH SINGING
Sunday June 23rd 2pm – 4pm
Vocal Techniques for Authentic Yiddish Singing
featuring the most beautiful of melodies and poignant of stories
taught in detail from Original Field Recordings
Reproduce the melismatic embellishment traditionally used
to enhance the singing of this beautiful repertoire
Sing with increased comfort, clarity, and control
Sculpt vocal lines to effect maximum expression
Taught by Acclaimed Vocalist, Researcher, and Instructor Carol Freeman
315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, NY
10 minute subway ride from Manhattan
The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37 Street #5,
New York, NY 10018
$30/$25 Workmen’s Circle members.
For more information: email@example.com
(Andy on clarinet & mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass and guest drummer Jordan Perlson)
Queens College – Free Concert!
Lefrak Concert Hall
Reeves Avenue Queens, NY 11367
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope
(followed at 10 PM by our friend Frank London’s Songs of Zebulon)
The 2013 Jewish American Heritage Month honorees are Sy Brenner and Yale Strom.
Yale Strom is no stranger to the Jewish music world. He’s currently serving as the artist-in-residence for the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. Strom is best known not only for his performance but for his films and books.
Together with Outside the Box, Boston Jewish Music Festival will be presenting the grand finale event, a concert by Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies. This is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that produces ‘world devotional music.’ Don’t miss what promises to be a remarkable free concert Sunday, July 21, 4 pm at Boston City Hall Plaza.
Shpilndik! Zingendik! Tantsndik! (Play! Sing! Dance!) July 31 – August 3 2013
With Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer
Whether you have some experience as a klezmer player, Yiddish singer or dancer, or are completely new to the style, this hands-on workshop offers a feast of Eastern European Yiddish instrumental, vocal music and dance. ?This workshop will be taught with a lively, integrated approach?a marriage of instruments, singing and movement. Working by ear and with written music, we will explore ways to express the full potential of Yiddish music and dance, as individuals and as a group. Daily topics will include Eastern European Jewish modality, klezmer phrasing, articulation and ornamentation, Yiddish song repertoire and style, and Yiddish dance steps, gestures and movement.…
Jalopy Theater and School of Music presents
Rare Nineteenth Century Ballads and Lyrical Songs
Learn to produce the delicate yet focused sound of traditional Yiddish singers
Klezmer Modality Session Three — with Jeff Warshauer
We’ve had two great sessions on modality. This Thursday we will have one more session on this topic. We will continue our exploration of the minor modes, review the major modes, and work on modulating from mode to mode.
As always, we will continue our study through ear training, improvisation and composition exercises, and an exploration of written and aural source materials.
Come one, come all, even if you missed the previous sessions on modality. We’ll get you caught up!
Thursday May 23, 2013 from 7 PM to 9 PM
Queens: Wednesday 22 May @ 7PM
Brooklyn: Thursday 23May @ 8PM
A vimeo preview of the chamber rock opera “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” created and performed by Alica Jo Rabins. It was performed this May in Washington at the JCC. Look for the next performance venue! http://vimeo.com/album/2384842