Monthly Archives: May 2013

Klezmer Modality Session Three with Jeff Warshauer

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
The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37 Street #5,
New York, NY 10018
$30/$25 Workmen’s Circle members.
For more information:

YidStock 2013

Join us for Yidstock 2013: the festival of new Yiddish music!
Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21 Live at the Yiddish Book Center
Purchase your tickets today.
To purchase tickets for individual events or to purchase a Festival Pass:
A limited number of Festival Passes are available.*
*Festival Pass includes access to all concerts, lectures, and workshops
Back by popular demand, Yosi’s Kosher Falafel Tent will be serving an assortment of
great food.

Concert Schedule
– Thursday, July 18 –
*7pm | Klezmer Conservatory Band
– Saturday, July 20 –
*7pm | Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys and Klezperanto
– Sunday, July 21 –
*12pm | Wholesale Klezmer Band – Family Concert
*2pm | Brass Khazones: Steven Bernstein and Frank London play Cantorial Music
*4pm | Golem
*7pm | Yidstock All-Stars

Workshop · Lecture Schedule
– Friday, July 20 –
*1pm | Lecture: Hebrew National Salvage: Rediscovering Lost Musical treasures with
Hankus Netsky
*2pm | Lecture: Rockin’ the Shtetl: The Essential Klezmer with Seth Rogovoy
*3:30pm | Workshop: Yiddish Folk Dance with instructor Steve Weintraub
*5pm | Workshop: Instrumental Klezmer with instructor Brian Bender
– Saturday, July 21 –
*4pm | Talk: New Riffs: Improvising a Contemporary Yiddish Culture with Aaron Lansky
and Seth Rogovoy

For more information and to purchase tickets:
Website –
Phone – 413-256-4900
**PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change.…

Craig Taubman’s Friday Night Live at Ford Theater

Rabbis Nicole Guzik and David Wolpe will join celebrated musician
Craig Taubman for this Friday Night Live service at the Ford for the third
year running on June 14, 2013.

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

Friday Night Live at the Ford will be held under the stars in one
of the city’s great venues, and include musical performances from Duvid
Swirsky, George Komsky
, and husband and wife team Lynn Harrell and Helen

Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner while enjoying a
pre-show festival featuring performances by YouTube sensation Ari Herstand,
MiMoDa Jazzo Gruppa, and an art show curated by Laurel Johnson. Gates open
at 6:00 PM and Shabbat services will begin at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $10 and on sale now at the Ford Theater’s website.…

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble

Sunday, May 26, 2013
11:00am until 2:00pm

at City Winery 155 Varick St, NYC
The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble (from the Pioneer Valley of Central/Western Massachusetts) will perform a concert of original and traditional Klezmer music.
Brian Bender – trombone, accordion, vocals, piano, poyk
Anna Sobel – fiddle, poyk, dumbek, piano, vocals, storytelling, puppetry
Special Guests:
Sruli Dresdner – clarinet, accordion, poyk, vocals
Lisa Mayer – fiddle, vocals

Tickets are $10.
Food is available at the venue.

The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble has recently released a CD entitled “A Freylekhs Far Ale”. More info at:

Julien Clerc to appear in Israel

French singing star Julien Clerc will appear with a 40 piece orchestra in Israel on Sunday July 7, 2013 at the National Opera house in Tel Aviv, 19 Sderot Shaul HaMelech at 20h30. He will perform his standards along with some of his new repertoire. This is the French singer’s first time to perform in Israel. For more information, contact WWW.LOLLYPROD.COM -OU- 03.658.59.59

Yiddish in the City

Heather Klein and Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert
Pianist: Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/Center for Jewish History
Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $15

Yiddish singing star Anthony Russell in Miami

Anthony Russell will perform in Miami on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the first
solo concert presented by the Winter Jewish Music Concert.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale online or by calling 1-800-838-3006. General
admission for the concert is $18, and sponsor tickets are $36.

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell was profiled this week in the Times of Israel. “If
you think you know what a Yiddish singing star looks like, think again. The new, hot
name in the world of Yiddish musical performance is Anthony Russell, and he’s a
33-year-old, 6’1’’ African-American hipster from Oakland, California,” the author
wrote. “Baptist-born and Jew by choice, opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi
Russell’s ‘niggunim’ have soul.” Read the rest of the article

The concert will include a variety of music—Yiddish music, music in Hebrew, and
African American spirituals.…

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
Music calm & boisterous plus a taste of Jewish a capella
On Sunday, June 2, at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present
its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York. The
eclectic program features works by David Berger, Charles Davidson, Flory
Jagoda and Bonia Shur

Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17
For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330) and on
the web at