Monthly Archives: January 2014

Newton Choral Society Presents Bloch’s Sacred Service

The Newton Choral Society will present Bloch’s Avodath HaKodesh-Sacred Service on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3pm in The Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland Street, West Newton, MA. The performance will feature Rick Lawrence, Baritone and Frederick MacArthur, Organ. The concert will also feature music by Max Janowski and Lewis Lewandowski. It looks like it will be a spectacular night for Jewish Choral music in Newton. The Newton Choral Society is under the direction of David Carrier.


(America the Beautiful)
This 45-minute a cappella concert,
celebrating 360 years of American Jewish life (1654-2014),
features unique Yiddish choral arrangements
in distinctly American musical styles:
blues, jazz, spirituals,
Second Avenue theater hits, labor anthems, and more.
In these works you will recognize
America’s pervasive influence on Jewish culture –
and vice versa.
English translations provided.
Friday evening, March 7, 2014
6:30 Services, 7:15 Dinner, 8:00 Concert
Dinner and Concert: $25 for adults, $15 for children under 12

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or contact Adina at or 212-787-5347

New York Klezmer Series on Tuesday

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel will be opening the New York Klezmer Series with the Dave Levitt Trio, featuring Mike Cohen (clarinet), Christina
(accordion) and Dave Levitt (trombone).
It’s a wild mix of original and revived material, including songs from the
repertoire of Marty Levitt and Harriet Kane. Come hear songs you won’t hear anywhere else!

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., NYC
Concert: $15. Jam session afterward.
Klezmer Instrumental Music Class, 5:30-7pm. $25 per class.
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session)

Krakauer Big Picture at Museum of Jewish Heritage

David Krakauer announces the release of his project “The Big Picture: A Cinematic Concert” which will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage for 8 shows, sharting on January 29th. Tickets are $35 General, $30 Seniors/Students, $25 Members. For more information see:

In this cinematic concert, master clarinetist Krakauer explores the intersection of music and Jewish identity in iconic movies of the last 50 years. Krakauer adds his contemporary style to beloved songs from films ranging from Funny Girl and Fiddler on the Roof to Sophie’s Choice and The Pianist.

David Krakauer, clarinet, is joined by Rob Schwimmer, piano, various keyboards & theremin; Sara Caswell, violin; Mark Helias, double bass; Sheryl Bailey, guitar; and John Hadfield, drums and percussion.

Other dates are: Wednesday, January 29 @ 7:30pm*
*opening night
Sunday, February 2 @ 2pm
Wednesday, February 5 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 9 @ 2pm
Wednesday, February 12 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 16 @ 2pm
Wednesday, February 19 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 23 @ 2pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J.…

Two Worlds / Tsvey Veltn Concert

Wednesday, January 15th at 7 PM

On January 15 at 7 PM at the Center for Jewish History, a concert
co-sponsored by YIVO, the American Society for Jewish Music, and the Center for
Tradition Music and Dance wlll celebrate the long-awaited, new CD release of
Two Worlds/Tsvey Veltn (Golden Horn Records) by the rising Yiddish
musician Benjy Fox-Rosen and his band.

Following the concert, there will be an artist talkback with Fox-Rosen,
master Yiddish musician Joshua Waletsky, Pete Rushefsky, Director of the
Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and Amanda Scherbenske, Executive
Director of ASJM’s Jewish Music Forum, a scholar of new Jewish music.

Tickets: $15 for General Admission; $10 – YIVO, ASJM, CTMD members,
students, and seniors. Box Office: _smarttix.com_ | 212.868.4444 …

Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert

Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Location: The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center,
University of Northern Iowa campus, 8392 University Avenue, Ceder Falls, IA
Admission: Adults: $29, $23, $23, kids $1
Buy tickets: Phone: 1-877-216-3663, Email:, Online:”Click Here
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