Monthly Archives: March 2013



Semi-Staged Concert Performances in New York on April 28 & 30
of a new opera in two acts by Gerald Cohen and Deborah Brevoort

These semi-staged concert performances will take place on:
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation, Scarsdale, NY; and
Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Details can be found on Gerald Cohen ‘s website
Shaarei Tikvah Congregation is located at 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale NY. Individual tickets are $30 at the door; $25 in advance; $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Please contact (914) 472-2013 or

Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd st.), New York, NY.…

Jewish Girl Suspended from School for Singing

In the realm of “hasn’t this gone more than far enough?”, a Jewish girl was suspended from her Orthodox school for singing on a popular Israeli TV show. The Jewish Music WebCenter supports singing as a basic human right for men and women, boys and girls. Orthodox communities may need to reexamine the issue in light of the Jewish sacred texts which describe Jewish women singing and leading the people in song and dance. Read about this discussion in an article in
the Forward.

Tel Aviv University to hold Summer Yiddish Classes

The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University
The summer program will take place on the Tel Aviv University campus from June 16 to July 11, 2013. The program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels. Language instruction will be supplemented by an afternoon program of lectures, conversation workshops, tours, and by evening cultural and social events.

Read more about Yiddish in Israel at the website.

Alexandria Kleztet in DC March 16

Saturday, March 16 — The Alexandria Kleztet and Bangla Avenue as part of
3222 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
$10 suggestion donation at the door
9 to 11 pm

This is part of the World Music Series at this very hip DC performance space. Kleztet on first, followed by the Bengalese/Jazz fusion band Bangla Avenue from 10 to 11 pm.

For this performance, the Kleztet will consist of yours truly, along with bassist Scott Harlan and violinist Susan Jones. Special guests, including percussionist Faheem Khemani and guitarist Cristian Perez, will be joining us for a few songs. Crazy world music jamming is sure to ensue!

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Book launch for Mystical Vertigo by Aubrey L. Glazer with performances by Jaffa Road, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan & Ernie Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Aaron Lightstone, Waleed Abdulhamid, jeff Wilson and Sundaar Viswantathan.

Featuring a closing set from JAFFA ROAD who have put these lively poems to music on their two Juno-nominated albums.

New York Klezmer Series: ALL NEW MUSIC

The New York Klezmer Series
at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:30pm
Alicia Svigals’ evening of all new klezmer!
Location: 30 W. 68th St., New York, New York 10023
With Michael Winograd, clarinet; Patrick Farrell, accordion;
Don Godwin, tuba.
A whole evening of only all new klezmer tunes! With compositions by
Alicia Svigals, Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell, Aaron Alexander,
Pete Rushefsky, Zev Feldman,
and possibly more…like Joshua
Waletzky, Sarah Gordon,
and maybe a surprise or two. Nothing old!
Nothing borrowed!

Steve Weintraub will be teaching the dance workshop before- learn to improvise with your body.

Winter Jewish Music Concert presents Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Winter Jewish Music Concert presents its first solo concert
For details:

For five years the Winter Jewish Music Concert has presented large-scale concerts of
Jewish music, with twenty or more singers at each concert.

On Sunday, June 9th, at 4:00 p.m., we will for the first time present a concert
featuring only one singer. The performer at this very special event will be Anthony
Mordechai Tzvi Russell
, who over the past year has gained attention as the new voice
of Yiddish song. He will be singing from the songbook of Sidor Belarsky, one of the
20th Century’s greatest singers of Jewish song.

Mr. Russell’s personal story is compelling. He is a classically-trained
African-American singer who converted to Judaism and whose partner is a rabbi.…

9Volt + diNMachine

Live APRIL 7 AT Manhattan’s Bowery Electric
Date: Sunday, April 7 at 9 PM
Address: 327 Bowery New York, NY 10003
at: Bowery Electric
Telephone: (212) 228-0228
Event URL:
Band URL:
*Cover price*: Admission $10
*Music genr*e: New Jazz-Rock
9Volt, the avantgarde, jazz-based New York City trio who recently
released *Open
Circuit*, perform a second record release show on April 7 at Bowery

The New York Times praises the band: “On its new album, “Open Circuit”
(OutNow), the collective known as 9 Volt… thrashes toward an expressive
new-breed fusion, informed by a few generations of downtown
experimentation…” — NATE CHINEN, New York Times, February 2013.

The outfit features a collection of New York’s brightest underground jazz

Charming Hostess at Barbes

8:00 pm Charming Hostess
VENUE: Barbes
DETAILS: Charming Hostess performs music from The Bowls Project. The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the region now known as Iraq. For this show, Charming Hostess is Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes and Brandon Seabrook.

De Chassidische liederen Deel 2

SHIRAH Centrum Soest nodigt uuit
voor een workshop over
De Chassidische liederen Deel 2
Datum: zondag 10 maart
Tijd: 12.00 uur tot 14.00 uur

Locatie:Het Huis van Winzum-Smid, Eikenlaan 26, 3768 EV Soest (5 min
loopafstand van station Soest-Zuid)
Prijs: 15 euro, (reductie in overleg)

Fathers and Sons: Adler and Weiner

Two families. Four award-winning composers. The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents a special afternoon of choral and chamber music. Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, in a concert of the magnificent compositions of Lazar Weiner and his Pulitzer Prize-winning son, Yehudi Wyner, and Cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his son, Samuel Adler, recipient of the Aaron Copland Award for lifetime achievement in music, this extraordinary program will include participation from both Yehudi Wyner and Samuel Adler.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door here.
To get tickets in advance, click
Presented in cooperation with the
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 10, 2013
4:00 pm
Northeastern University’s Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston


Saturday, March 9, 2013
A full-length concert hosted by Kehillat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem’s Armon HaNatziv neighborhood.
For info, music and video, stop by my website:

Kehillet Moreshet Avraham
22 Adam Street
Armon HaNatziv, Jerusalem

Info/Reservations: 02-673-7183 or
Entrance: 30 NIS General Public, 20 Members