CD Release Party for Miryem-Khaye Seigel
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street, NYC
With special guests: Michael Winograd (Producer, Arranger, Clarinet), Patrick Farrell (Accordion), Alicia Svigals (Violin), Rémy Yulzari (Bass)
$20 general admission $15 students, seniors and YIVO members
Co-sponsored by Eldridge Street Shul, YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research, CYCO Books, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Sholem Aleichem
Cultural Center, Congress for Jewish Culture.
Friday January 9 and Sunday January 11 (with brunch included!)
LABA, A Laboratory of Jewish Culture,
presents award-winning opera and contemporary music,
featuring LABA fellowship alumni Alicia
Svigals, Klezmer Violinist, Yoav Gal, and Nadav Lev.
From world music to indie opera, their diverse voices are united by the common
thread of Jewish culture – a mesmerizing tapestry of some of the
best original music made in downtown NYC.
Where: 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York, New York 10003
When: Friday 1/9 at 8 pm, Sunday 1/11 at 11:30, including brunch!
Tickets: $15, free with APAP badge.
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MAX STERN, a composer living in Israel, has many materials that can be found through online sites. For those interested in finding some interesting music, you can follow the links below:
First, A composer’s biography about Max is available through the Israel Music Institute:
Works List at IMI
Max Stern Works
Works Availablefor performance through IMI.
CD recordings at CD Baby (16 CDs):
Books (published by KTAV and available through Amazon.com:
Bible & Music: Influences of the Old Testament on Western Music. This book lists works based on Biblical themes and verses.
Bible & Music
Psalms & Music: Influences of the Psalms on Western Music. This book lists musical settings based on the Psalms. “Psalms have been set to music more than any other biblical texts.…
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With the release of his debut album Ata Imadi, Dovid Lowy has made his very first entry into the world of Jewish music. Lowy’s rich vocals are smooth, grabbing the listener’s attention from the album’s opening notes. A guitar player who often sings at weddings and kumzitzes, Lowy is also a rebbe at Aish Hatorah in Jerusalem, who grew up surrounded by Jewish music. His lifelong love of the genre is evident in the varied mix of songs on his all new album featuring seven original compositions as well contributions from Eli Klein and the Abie Rotenberg. With arrangements by Jeff Horvich, Eli Klein, Yitz Berry and Eli Woznika, choirs and backup vocals by Ari Goldwag and duets with both Abie Rotenberg and Yosef Karduner, Ata Imadi features the talent of some of the biggest names in the orthodox Jewish music industry.…
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Shimon and Nehama Reuben sommes invités à donner un Concert pour le Festival de Harpe
le Lundi 22 decembre 2014 à 19h
Stadion Blumfield Music Center
11 Rehov Sheerit
Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel.
programme “Harpe Hebraique & Piano Jazz”: musiques juives en jazz.
American Society for Jewish Music & American Jewish Historical Society presents :
The Hanukkah Concert
Featuring Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians
Dec 21 2014 3:00PM
Concert, Reading, Menorah Lighting, Singing, Refreshments
Price: $9.00 – $18.00
Seating: General Admission
Center for Jewish Historyv
15 West 16th Street New York, New York 10011 • Tel: 212.294.8301
To get tickets:
Widely regarded as a master singer and guitarist, Gerard Edery has a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world, including songs from Europe, the Middle East, South America and ancient Persia. Collaborating with virtuoso musicians, Edery energizes this repertoire for contemporary audiences. A special guest will open the program with a story from the pen of a great Jewish writer, plus menorah lighting, singing and refreshments.
Mix of holiday songs and spoof… more 613.
Date: Wed, Dec 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $55.00
Yiddish Song of the Week is a project of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project. This project’s goal is to help revitalize Yiddish folksong performance. Most of the materials come from field work, ethnomusicologists, folklorists and others interested in Yiddish music. According to the site, comments are welcomed. Yiddish words and translations are available. Maybe the song you’re looking for is there! Check it out at http://yiddishsong.wordpress.com/
A concert featuring world premieres by David Burger and Benjie Ellen Schiller and a “Taste of Hanukkah” performed by the Zamir Chorale and Zamir Noded
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Conducted by Matthew Lazar
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, NYC
All seats $40/$25 for students
Tickets at http://tickets.kaufman-center.org or by phone at 212-501-3330.
Temple Beth Israel, Waltham presents
As part of its 100th year celebrations
A CELEBRATION OF KLEZMER AND YIDDISH MUSIC AND DANCE
Concert/Dance Party and Music Workshops
Featuring the dynamic duo of Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer
Joined by very special guest Yosl Kurland
Music, singing, dancing (with expert leading), high spirits, refreshments, fun for all!
Sunday, Dec. 14
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA 02453
2-5pm: Concert and Dance Party
$25, $20 TBI members, kids under 12 free
12-1pm: Simultaneous participatory workshops: Yiddish singing, instrumental klezmer music
$18, $15 TBI members, kids under 12 free
Combined workshop and concert/dance ticket: $40, $32 members
Workshops begin promptly at 12
Lunch provided to workshop participants at 1
Participants will play a tune with the band at the concert
For information and ticketing:
Online ticket purchase
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Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello
Individual tickets ($44 each) are available at The Kennedy Center’s website or by calling (800) 444-1324. Alternatively, you can save $20 by subscribing to both this concert and the May 7, 2015 performance. To subscribe, call the Kennedy Center Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
On November 18th the Jewish State Theater of Warsaw performed in NYC for the
first time since the 1980’s. Here is a link to a 2 minute video which is
post-event synopsis of what transpired
The troupe hopes to return to NYC
again in 2015.
Adam Sandler…. of course.
Debbie Friedman’s social message through her Latke song.
Original music and lyrics by Yoseph and Leah Urso. A little boogie woogie for Hannukah. You just never know what you’ll find…
Here we see a combo medley of the Gelbart song “Dreidl, Dreidl, Dreidl” mixed with the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”. With text. (And a bit of “On top of Spaghetti, mixed in for,… well, fun,… and selling stuff to kids).
Saturday, December 20, 7:00pm, 6th annual Hannukah Community Celebration presented by Nigunim Community Chorus. Candle lighting, food for sale, performances by Nigunim Community Chorus directed by Achi Ben Shalom (including Romania Romania plus a Yiddish medley); Yiddish singer Diane Wirtschafter, Ladino singer Rivka Amado, and soprano Eliana Kissner. Dancing led by Allen King with music by Adama (Michael Gill, Jan Padover, Jeremy Cohen). Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended, as this event has sold out in previous years.Tickets: general $15 / children free. More info and tickets: HERE.
At JCC East Bay, BERKELEY, 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley
To start off this year’s new finds of new (to us) Hannukkah videos on youtube…. we begin with the FountainHeads video.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3pm
On Stage at Kingsborough Community College
All performances take place at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York 11235.
For ticket information click here
Presented in Association with The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6:00PM
In observance of World AIDS Day
Screening of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING
Bruno Walter Auditorium
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th Sts.)
Directed by Rohan Spong
(2011, 70 minutes)
Every year, exuberant “70-something” East Village concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe performs a breathtaking concert of works by her friends, all composers, who were lost to the silent killer of New York City.
The award-winning musical documentary ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING chronicles the era when the HIV/AIDS pandemic swept through a downtown arts community and ravaged it. Accompanied by the moving music written by those departed, the film recalls this tragedy with candid interviews from friends, family, and the lovers that survived it.…
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Claire Barry, of the famous duo “The Barry Sisters” died Nov.22, 2014 at the age of 94. For over four decades, she and her sister Merna made Yiddish songs into mid-century contemporary hits such as “Bei Mir Bistu Shein” and “Mein Shtetle Belz”. They outlasted the radio age and went onto TV and stage. Ever elegant, the Barry Sisters sang in tight harmonies in “swing” and the styles of the day. They often sang even American pop songs in Yiddish. There is an obituary in the NYTimes that appeared on Nov. 30
and the Forward http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/209899/yiddish-pop-star-claire-barry-dies-at-/