Announcements Archive 2003

Saturday 29 November 2003, 8.00pm
Budapest Klezmer Band (Hungary). Coming from the heart of Europe, where klezmer music originated, this ensemble sweeps you off your feet from the first moment with their raw
energy, soaring sounds and gypsy folk rhythms. With exuberant vitality and yet with extreme poignancy they conjure up a time when this music was an integral part of European Jewish life.

Presented by the Jewish Music Institute supported by Warner Music UK, The Spiro Ark, The Swiss Embassy, the Hungarian Cultural Centre and The Jewish Chronicle.

Doors open 7.30, bands on at 8.00
Tickets £17.50 Concessions £14.00 Pass for all 4 concerts £50. Concessions for seniors, students, children, unwaged, groups of 10 or more or if coming to more than 1 concert) .…

Announcements Archive 2001

All archival announcements from 2001 listed below.


AMJ: L’Association Amis de la Musique Juive
L’Association AMJ: Les Amis de la Musique Juive –Friends of Jewish Music in Geneva, Switzerland sponsors exhibits, concerts, lectures, debates and music workshops. The first CD produced by AMJ has segments that can be listened online. It’s the digital “live” recording from the “Psalm” concert organized on March 11th 2001. To hear a presentation:

Voices: Continuity and Community

Gala opening concert of the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture

Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m., Peretz Centre, 6184 Ash Street (at 45th
Avenue), Vancouver

The Peretz Centre will celebrate the offical opening of its new
facilities with a concert featuring vocalists Claire Klein Osipov,
Grace Chan, Marcus Mosely and Stephen Aberle.…

JCC MusicFest West Bloomfield

June 20-27
D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building on the Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus in West Bloomfield.
Tickets on sale May 10, 2004
Highlighting the musical heritage of the Jewish people through a variety of programs that educate and entertain our community, while encouraging affiliation with the Jewish Community Center.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Katie Marcus at

Announcements Archive 1999

All archival announcements from 1999 listed below.

–New York, NY–
A Tribute to Cantor Moshe Koussevitsky the Holocaust Survivor.
A tribute to the Tlomitzka Synagogue of Warsaw
World renowned Cantors Ben Zion Miller, Joseph Malovany, Moshe Schulof, the
Yuval Cantors choir of Israel, and other world famous artists will present
their renditions of the music which Koussevitzky was highly acclaimed.
Music performed by a symphonic orchestra led by: Conductor Dr. Mordechai Sobel of Tel Aviv. Date: Sun. Evening- March 5, 2000. Location: Avery Fisher Hall- Manhattan For more information on how to set aside advance tickets for your organization contact: Jill Smulevitz. JEWISH STARS.(516) 292-0670.
Tickets are available for fundraising purposes.
The concert committee will update you with the complete list of world famous

Announcements Archive 2002

All archival announcements from 2002 listed below.

–Syracuse, NY–
Klezfest photos from Klezfest 2001 and 2002.Next Festival on June 8, 2003.


–New York–TOUR with MUSIC–
Musical Walking Tour Sings the Stories of the Lower East Side

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2002, 11 AM

Lower East Side, New York . . . On Sunday, October 27, 2002, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Eldridge Street Project will host the Lower East Side Serenade, a musical walking tour of the historic sites and sounds of the Lower East Side. As they meander along the streets, tour-goers will be treated to live performances of Yiddish and English songs which reference turn-of-the-century immigrant life in the neighborhood. World-renowned “minstrel”, Jeff Warschauer, will sing his heart out as architectural historian Lucien Sonder points out nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century landmarks in the neighborhood.…

Holocaust Memorial Day at Central Synagogue London

Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Wix Hall, Central Synagogue in London.
Address: 36 Hallam Street, London, W1N 6NN,
Phone:020 7580 1355.
Time: The concert starts at 7.30pm
Ticket prices are £15
concessions £12.50

A concert celebrating human creativity in adversity for Holocaust Memorial Day. Maya Kasir soprano, Sagi Hartov cello, Marc Verter piano and special guest Sarah Aaronson accordion.
After a short film ‘They never touched my bread’ – celebrating the meeting in Canterbury after 40 years of two musicians who performed together in the extraordinarily creative Terezin Concentration Camp outside Prague will be presented classical and cabaret music for voice, cello, accordion and piano, written and performed in the camp. Steven Leas with Central Synagogue choir conducted by Michael Etherton will sing the memorial prayer El Male Rahamim, that they performed in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen at Westminster Hall at Holocaust Memorial Day 2005 and which was broadcast on BBC TV.…

Daniel Pearl Memorial Concert in Springfield, MA

Daniel Pearl Memorial Concert
Sunday, October 22nd , 2006
Rivers Memorial Building
Western New England College
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA

On Sunday, October 22nd at 3pm there will be a FREE concert commemorating
the “Daniel Pearl Music Day” of Peace and Harmony. The concert will take
place in the Rivers Memorial Building at Western New England College, 1215
Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA. For more info please contact Steve
Roulier at 413-782-1520 (

The musical groups performing will be:

– The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble
Ilene Stahl, clarinet
Brian Bender, trombone
Christina Crowder, accordion
Grant Smith, drums
Genevieve Rose, bass

– The Children’s Choruses of the Community Music School of Springfield

– Western New England College Campus Chorus

– The Presto String Ensemble

– Tehilah, adult gospel choir, from St.…

Gala Opening Night Tickets for Boston Jewish Music Festival

30th Anniversary of Klezmer Conservatory Band Features Reunion with
Clarinetist Don Byron & Vocalist Judy Bressler; JDub Recording Artists, Golem, Opens Show

The legendary Klezmer Conservatory Band (KCB), the band that kick-started the klezmer music revival, will open the first annual Boston Jewish Music Festival (BJMF) with a gala concert celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary at the Berklee Performance Center on March 6, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets for the concert are on sale through Ticketmaster ( and the Berklee box office. Tickets for other BJMF events are now on sale, most through Ticketweb ( The entire festival schedule is now posted on the BJMF web site.

Two former members who were instrumental in helping build the band’s reputation—vocalist Judy Bressler and clarinetist Don Byron—will reunite with them for the first time in more than 20 years.…

Winter Jewish Music Concert Held at Broward College

Tickets for the Seventh Annual Winter Jewish Music Concert, to be held at Broward College in January 10 2015 are now on sale.
For Info:
As in past years, we anticipate that the concert will sell out ahead of time, so we
suggest that you order your tickets early.

General admission tickets for the concert will again be only $18.00.

For those patrons who would like to reserve a seat in the front of the Bertha Abess
Sanctuary, we are offering a limited number of Preferred Seating tickets available
for $100.00. The remainder of the seats will continue to be general admission

Tickets may be purchased online ( or by
calling 1-800-838-3006.

Announcements Archive 2000

All archival announcements from 2000 listed below.

The Dutch duo, Mariejan van Oort and Jacques Verheijen, have just released their new CD “Benkshaft”. Visit their website at for more details.
Load date 12.08.00

–Boston, MA–
“Klezperanto” CD Release. The band will have CD release event Thursday night Nov. 30 (that’s one week after Thanksgiving)at 9 p.m. at Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant and Music Club* (17 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 617 776-2004)
to celebrate the long-awaited release of the CD, Klezperanto! on the Naxos World label. “With solid klezmer roots, spectacular technical virtuosity, and a wry sense of humor, Ilene Stahl, Evan Harlan, and Boston’s hottest musisicans from the klezmer scene re-groove Yiddish and Mediterranean melodies with zydeco, funk, cumbia, rockabilly, and Romanian surf music.”
Load date 11.27.00

–Trieste, Italy–
Vanja Cvelbar has a band, The Original Klezmer Ensemble, in Trieste, Italy, that has released two CD’s: Klezmatic Tantz and Halleluja.…

World Premiere of Symphony 1 by Meira Warshauer in South Carolina

World Premiere Performance of Meira Warshauer Symphony No. 1 Living,
Breathing Earth
by South Carolina Philharmonic on March 24

The World Premiere performance of Meira Warshauer’s Symphony No. 1 –
“Living, Breathing Earth”
will be given by the South Carolina
Philharmonic, Nicholas Smith, Music Director, at 7 PM on Saturday, March
24, 2007 as part of their Master Series 7 concert at the Koger Center
for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street in Columbia, South Carolina.

Tickets for the March 24 concert are $40, $32, $23, $16 and $13. For
tickets and more concert information, please call the South Carolina
Philharmonic box office at 803-254-7445 or visit them online at

Shining Through Broken Glass

Shining Through Broken Glass
An Ecumenical Concert of Memory and Hope, 70 Years after Kristallnacht

Noted actor and director Leonard Nimoy will narrate a concert to
commemorate Kristallnacht in a one-night only performance called
SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS, to be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008
at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode
Tickets: $25, $50, $75, $100 (discounts for seniors and students)

Concerts at the Museum of Jewish Heritage NYC

Sunday, November 12, 1:30 P.M.
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
Jewish Composers: Jerusalem to Broadway
With featured artists Guy Mannheim, tenor, and Shirit-Lee Weiss, soprano

Join Israeli soprano Shirit-Lee Weiss and Israeli tenor Guy Mannheim, a
soloist with the New Israeli Opera, for an exciting musical journey from
the streets of Jerusalem, through the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the
cities of Western Europe after WWII, to the sparkling lights of
Broadway. In a true celebration of the Jewish spirit, the program will
include the music and lyrics of world-renowned artists such as
Bernstein, Sondheim, and Weill, along with Israeli music by Naomi
Shemer, Zohar Argov, and others.

Tenor Guy Mannheim has performed with the New Israeli Opera, the New
York Chamber Opera, and in concerts and recitals in Israel, Germany, and
New York.…





Gideon Klein (1919 – 1945)
Partita for string orchestra (Arr. Vojtech Saudek)

Pavel Haas (1899 – 1944)
Studie for string orchestra

Irena Kosikova
7 Candles for cello and string orchestra (2006) – Premiere

Talich chamber orchestra
Frantisek Brikcius – cello
Jan Talich – conductor

Thursday 10th May 2007, 2pm,
Terezin – Magdeburska kasarna (Tyrsova ulice, Terezín, 411 55, Czech republic).

Town & Village Synagogue presents The Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert

Town & Village Synagogue presents: The Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert featuring Cantor Shayna Postman, The Town & Village Synagogue Choir, The T & V
Junior Singers, with Accompanist Cynthia Shaw and special guests Hebrew Union
College Cantorial Student David Berger and HaZamir Manhattan (member of HaZamir: The
International High School Choir, Matthew Lazar, Founder)
Saturday December 17, 2005 7:15 pm
Town & Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street NYC
(212) 677-8090
general admission – $18, students – $10, children under 12 – free

5th Annual Rosenshine-Bernstein Memorial Concert

Congregation Mishkan Tefila, Chestnut Hill, MA
hosts the
5th Annual Rosenshine-Bernstein Memorial Concert
Sunday May 22, 2005

Featured are 4 cantors in a varied program including liturgical, Broadway, and operatic selections. The artists are
Aryeh Finklestein – cantor at Congregation Mishkan Tefila;Meir Finkelstein – his brother, cantor at Toronto’s Beth Tsedec Congregation, and well known cantorial composer;Ida Rae Cahana – Senior cantor at Central Synagogue, New York City;Robbie Solomon – formerly cantor at Ohabei Shalom in Brookline and incoming cantor at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, composer and founding member of SAFAM;
Eugenia Gerstein – accompanist
with a special guest appearance by Dick Rosenberg

Admission is $30 at the door.
Congregation Mishkan Tefila is at 300 Hammond Pond Parkway in
(next to the Chestnut Hill Mall)

Yaakov Lemmer at Leiby Kletzky Memorial

It’s times like these that our traditional music truly expresses the feelings that are so hard to express. So tremendously moving. In this clip, Yaakov Lemmer leads 1000 mourners, men and women, gathered in Borough Park, Wednesday night July 20 2011, crying and singing at a memorial service that was held at Congregation Anshe Sfard on 14th Ave. in Brooklyn, NY.



at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

.WHAT: Second Annual New York’s Best Emerging Jewish Artists

WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25 at 7p.m.

COST: $25 members, $30 non-members

NEW YORK, NY – After last year’s sold-out show which the Downtown Express called
“authentic, funny – and yes, subversive…,” the Museum welcomes a new line-up of
the best local Jewish talent. Established performers will introduce emerging Jewish
artists for a dynamic evening of cutting-edge comedy, music, and film at the Museum
of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on July 25 at 7 p.m.…



at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

.WHAT: Second Annual New York’s Best Emerging Jewish Artists

WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25 at 7p.m.

COST: $25 members, $30 non-members

NEW YORK, NY – After last year’s sold-out show which the Downtown Express called
“authentic, funny – and yes, subversive…,” the Museum welcomes a new line-up of
the best local Jewish talent. Established performers will introduce emerging Jewish
artists for a dynamic evening of cutting-edge comedy, music, and film at the Museum
of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on July 25 at 7 p.m.…

Charitable Concert for Deaf Children in Israel

Charitable Concert for AV Israel. All proceeds to benefit Deaf Children at AV Israel.
A beautiful evening by women for women featuring:
Author Naomi Ragen, Singer/Songwriter Nomi Teplow and The Leora Damelin: Women’s Dance Company.
MC: Oshra Koren – Head of MATAN Ra’anana
Monday, January 26, 2009
8:00pm – 11:00pm
Yad L’Banim Concert Hall היכל התרבות רעננה
147 Achuza Street רח’ אחוזה 147
Doors open at 7.30PM – Evening starts at 8.00PM
Tickets: 55₪ and 75₪
To order tickets please contact:
Doors open at 7.30PM – Evening starts at 8.00PM
Tickets: 55₪ and 75₪
To order tickets please contact:
Jozie Eisner – mobile – 054-5505576
Cecile Rechtman – mobile – 050-7593713
Millie Wolf – mobile – 054-6777048.
Light refreshments will be served.
Light refreshments will be served.

Nigun Anthology Vol 1

New Book released by Transcon… Nigun Anthology.
*Unique, diverse compilation of wordless Jewish melodies (nigunim) and
liturgical settings
*Features nigunim from folk tradition and contemporary
*Includes Notational index by melody line & foreword by ethnomusicologist
Judah Cohen

*Transcending history, language, and society, the nigun – or wordless
Jewish melody – helps unify us in worship or around the Shabbat table.
Nigunim have long served to spark the spirit: 18th century Chasidim sang
nigunim to create a mood of holiness; in today’s liberal Jewish worship
service, the nigun helps shift focus to prayer from the concerns of the
outside world. Now, Transcontinental Music introduces the first
comprehensive anthology of inspiring nigun melodies, available in a
songbook with CD and on CD alone.
Purchase Songbook with CD
Purchase CD only:

Union of Reform Judaism releases Manginot, Vols. 1 and 2


Magnificent Jewish music for children ages 2 to 13, The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children series provides lyrics, chords, and melodies for hundreds of well-loved Jewish songs for children. Ideal for home and classroom, these volumes feature thematic categories (Jewish holidays, Israel, Holocaust, prayer, and more) to help you find appropriate music for any occasion. Introduce children of all ages to the joy of singing with the help of The Complete Jewish Songbook for Children. For information, call 888.489.8242 or

Musica Judaica Issues: 1975-76, Volume I, No. 1

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Volume I. Number 1. 5736/1975-76

Israel J. Katz
Albert Weisser

Abraham Zvi Idelsohn (1882-1938): A Bibliography of His Collected Writings/Israel J. Katz p.1
Medieval Elements in the Liturgical Music of the Jews of Southern France and Northern Spain/Judith K. Eisensteinp.33
Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Jew and His Relationship with Richard Wagner/Joan L. Thomsonp.55
Review Essay: The Music of Europe and the Americas (nineteenth and twentieth centuries) in the Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, 1971)/Albert Weisserp.87
Facsimile of Two Fragments of Joseph Achron's Kiddush HasemAlmanach of the Yiddish Art Theatrep.104
Contributors of Articlesp.105
Alfred Sendrey (1884-1976): In Memoriam/Israel J.


Musica Judaica Issues: 1980-81, Volume III, No. 1

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Volume III. Number 1. 5741/1980-81

Israel J. Katz
Albert Weisser

Friedrich Gernsheim (1839-1916) and the Lost GenerationAlexander L. Ringer p.1
Toward Defining the Jewish Prayer Modes: With Particular Emphasis on the Adonay Malakh ModeJoseph A. Levinep.13
Seged: A Falasha Pilgrimage FestivalKay Kaufman Shelemayp.43
The Jew in German Musical Thought before the Nineteenth CenturyJacob Hohenemserp.63
Letters to the Editors: An Encyclopedist's Ailments--Reviewing Reviews of the Encyclopaedia Judaica on Jewish MusicHanoch Avenaryp.74
Letters to the Editors: A reply to Dr. AvenaryEric Wernerp.76
Book and Music Reviews: Robert Strassburg, Ernest Bloch: Voice in the Wilderness (Los Angeles, 1977)Byron Cantrellp.77
Book and Music Reviews: Miriam Gideon: Shirat Miriam L'Shabbat: A Sabbath Evening Service (London, 1978)Hugo Weisgallp.80
Book and Music Reviews: Hugo Weisgall, The Golden Peacock: Seven Popular Songs from the Yiddish (Bryn Mawr, 1980)Bruce Saylorp.82
Contributors of Articlesp.86
In Memoriam: Marvin Duchow (1914-1979)Israel J.


Musica Judaica Issues: 1983-84, Volume VI, No. 1

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Volume VI. Number 1. 5744/1983-84

Israel J. Katz

Lazare Saminsky's Early Years in New York City (1920-1928): Excerpts from an Unpublished AutobiographyEdited by Israel J. Katz p.1
Sephardic Folkliterature and Eastern Mediterranean Oral TraditionSamuel G. Armistead and Joseph H. Silvermanp.38
A Trascription of the Judeo-Spanish Ballad La vuelta del maridoIsrael J. Katzp.55
The "Prologue" to Jewish Music in Twentieth-Century America: Four Representative Figures: [Bloch, Saminsky, Copland, and Weisgall]Albert Weisserp.60
Max Helfman: The Man and His Musical LegacyPhilip Moddel and Richard J. Neumann (Including a listing of Helfman's compositions compiled by Judith Tischler)p.67
Last Chants for the Cantorate?


Musica Judaica Issues: 1984-85, Volume VII, No. 1

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Volume VII. Number 1. 5745/1984-85


Israel J. Katz

Yemenite and Babylonian Elements in the Musical Heritage of the Jews of Cochin, IndiaJohanna Spectorp.1
Songs of the Jews on the Island of Djerba. A Comparison between Two Surveys: Hara Sghira (1929) and Hara Kebira (1976)Ruth Francis Davisp.23
The Resurgence of Jewish Musical Life in an Urban German Community: Mannheim on the Eve of World War IIPhilip V. Bohlmanp.34
Felix Mendelssohn's Commissioned Composition for the Hamburg Temple: The 100th Psalm (1844)Eric Wernerp.54
Another Anthology of Sephardic Folksongs (A Review Essay)Samuel G. Armistead, Israel J.


Albert Hurwit Symphony 1 “Remembrance” CD released

Albert Hurwit, a Hartford, Connecticut composer has released a CD on the MSR Classics label “Symphony No. 1, the “Remembrance” Symphony with Michael Lankester, conducting the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The symphony is striking, with melodious and beautiful melodies, exactly as the reviewer in Grammophone described. It can be purchased at as well as Hurwit also has a website to read more about him and his work:

David Berkeley at Club Passim on Feb. 1

David Berkeley will appear at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA on Feb. 1 at 8pm, Joe’s Pub in New York on Feb. 2 and The Tin Angel in Philadelphia on the 3rd.
Berkeley is an American singer-songwriter, with a voice compared by The New York Times as “lustrous, melancholy voice with shades of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake.” He’s is a Harvard University graduate about whom Hillary Meister wrote in the Atlanta Jewish Times on January 2, 2004, is influenced by synagogue services, and that in particular,” a cantor with a beautiful voice “kept me going to synagogue” while growing up in New Jersey” He has several CDs, including Live from the Fez (2005), After the Wrecking Ships (2004), The Confluence (2002). The Confluence, was reviewed in
Billboard magazine and Rollingstone which called him
a “Sixties-esque troubadour with songs to swoon by and a voice sweeter than
incense and peppermints.” Berkeley reported to Meister a couple of years ago that the music coming out of silent prayer was always the most powerful for him.…

Musica Judaica Issues: 1982-83, Volume V, No. 1

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Volume V. Number 1. 5743/1982-83

Israel J. Katz
Laura Leon-Cohen, Associate Editor

Hugo Weisgall's The Golden Peacock: A Stylistic and Interpretive Analysis of Two SongsLaura Leon-Cohen p.1
Frederick Emil Kitziger of New Orleans: A Nineteenth-Century Composer of Synagogue MusicJohn H. Baronp.21
The Biblical Trope System in Ashkenazic Phrophetic ReadingJoseph A. Levinep.35
Modulation as an Integral Part of the Modal System in Jewish Music Judit Laki Frigyesip.53
The Development of the Hallel Chant as Reflected in Rabbinic Literature Macy Nulmanp.72
Antisemitism and Music in Nineteenth-Century France James H. Johnsonp.79
Record Reviews: The Art of Moshe Rudinow.


Musica Judaica Issues: 1985-86, Volume VIII, No. 1

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Volume VIII. Number 1. 5747/1985-86

Israel J. Katz

Associate/Review Editor, Neil W. Levin

A Family of Jewish Musicians in Mid-Eighteenth Century Paris Alexander L. Ringer p.1
Reminiscences of Guido Adler (1855-1941)Carl A. Rosenthal p.13
Salomon Sulzer's Schir Zion, Volume One: A Survey of Its Contributors and Its ContentsAbraham Lubinp.23
A Perception of the Prayer Modes as Reflected in Musical and Rabbinical SourcesMacy Nulmanp.45
They Made Me a Jewish ComposerDavid Finkop.59
Ami Maayani and the Yiddish Art Song (Part I)Laya Harbater Silberp.75
Book Reviews: Eric Werner, The Sacred Bridge: The Interdependence of Liturgy and Music in Synagogue and Church during the First Millenium, Volume Two (New York, 1984)Theodore C.


Musica Judaica Issues: 1981-82, Volume IV, No. 1

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Volume IV. Number 1. 5742/1981-82

Israel J. Katz
Albert Weisser
Laura Leon-Cohen, Associate Editor

Dedicated to the Memory of Albert Weisser (1918-1982)

The Music Division of the Jewish-Ethnographic Expedition in the Name of BaronHorace Guinzbourg (1911-1914)Albert Weisser p.1
Curt Sachs and the Library Museum of the Performing ArtsCarleton Sprague Smithp.9
The Role of Ethnomusicology in the Study of Jewish MusicJohanna Spector p.20
The Enigma of the Antonio Bustelo Judeo-Spanish Ballad tunes in Manuel L. Ortega's Los hebreos en marreucosIsrael J. Katzp.33
On the Melody of David Edelstadts's "Vacht Oyfl" Robert A. Rothsteinp.69
Book and Music Reviews: Neil Levin, ed.


Meira Warshauer Symphony No. 1 World Premiere

World Premiere Performance of Meira Warshauer Symphony No. 1 Living,
Breathing Earth
by Western Piedmont Symphony of North Carolina was a great
success. The two other orchestras who helped commission the work will have first performances in March and April.
The Symphony was commissioned by the Western Piedmont Symphony, the
South Carolina Philharmonic (their Premiere performance will be on March
24 – and the Dayton Philharmonic (their
Premiere performances will be given on April 26 and 28 –

You can find much more about Meira Warshauer at

Musica Judaica Issues: 1977-78, Volume II, No. 1

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Volume II. Number 1. 5738/1977-78

Israel J. Katz
Albert Weisser

Lazare Saminsky's Years in Russia and Palestine: Excerpts from an Unpublished Autobiography/Edited and annotated by Albert Weisser p.1
The Music of the Synagogue as a Source of the Yiddish FolksongMax Wohlbergp.21
Cross-Cultural Dynamics in Musical Traditions: The Music of the Jews of Cochin/Israel J. Rossp.51
Soviet-Yiddish Folklore Scholarship/Eleanor Gordon Mlotek p.73
Book Reviews: The Articles "Music, Masoretic Accents, and Hazzan" in the Encyclopaedia Judaica (Jerusalem, 1971)Eric Wernerp.91
Book Reviews: Chanah Milner and Paul Storm, eds. Sefardische Liederen en Balladen (romanzas) (The Hague, 1974)Samuel G.


Hop to Klezmer Workshops in London

Sunday 9 November 2008
Klezmer Workshop
12 – 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 – 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1
London klezmer session every second Sunday of the month. Bring an instrument
and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has
comfy sofas, too…
Info and tunes .
Next date: Sunday 21 December (NB DATE IS THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH!)
Workshop £5; Jam £1.

Sunday 23 November 2008
5.30 – 9pm
Klezmer Barn Dance
Amersham Common Village Hall, 24 White Lion Road, Amersham HP7 9JD

Come along and dance your socks off at this fun event for grown-ups, kids
and all those in-between. With dance leading from Ilana Cravitz and live
music from the Hopkele House Band: Susi Evans (clarinet), Matt Bacon
(guitar) and Paul Moylan (bass).…

The Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra

The Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra presents the World Premiere of

for orchestra and orator by Jack Curtis Dubowsky, conducted by Josh
, orated by Scott Budman.

VENUE: Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501
Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546. (Cross Street is Heyer Avenue.)
TICKETS: Suggested Donation: Adults $ 10.00.
Students over 13 & Seniors $ 5.00. Children 12 and under are free

BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door, or at the
Castro Valley Center for the Arts Box Office, open Thursdays and
Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and one hour before the start of every
CVUSD or CVAF production. Castro Valley Center for the Arts telephone
510-889-8961. Or call the Castro Valley Adult School Office


Saturday Dec 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage36 Battery Place New York, NY
Admission: $36Students: $18Patrons: $180
Buy tickets online:

All proceeds go to the Adrienne Cooper Fund for Dreaming in Yiddish, which supports
artists working in Yiddish. Co-sponsored by YIVO in association with Yiddish New
York, GOH Productions, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and the Museum of
Jewish Heritage.

Celebrate the life and work of Adrienne Cooper, Yiddish singer, scholar, and former
Assistant Director at YIVO. Stars of the klezmer and Yiddish world, including Frank
London, Sarah Gordon, Michael Winograd, and Joshua Dolgin present an evening of
music from In Love and In Struggle: The Musical Legacy of the Jewish Labor Bund
(YIVO, 1999), an album that featured Adrienne and reflects her passion for justice
and Yiddish.…


sponsored by YIVO
at the Center for Jewish History

The internationally renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum honors the memory of his late teacher Lev Aronson (1912-1988), a Holocaust survivor who played for many years with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with a rare New York recital. Mr. Kirshbaum will perform compositions by Aronson as well as works by some of the artists who influenced him.

The program will also feature a reading by author Frances Brent from her critically acclaimed new book, The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson (Atlas & Co.).

Admission: $25 General / $18 YIVO members
Box Office: 212.868.4444 |

Sid Beckerman Memorial

Sid Beckerman, klezmer clarinetist, beloved teacher and mentor to a generation of klezmorim, passed away on April 4, 2007. A tribute to him will be held Monday, May 21 at 8pm at the Congress for Jewish Culture, 25 E. 21st St. ground floor, Manhattan. Musicians and friends are invited to share a tune or story. Sid’s musical partner of many years, Peter Sokolow and his protege Margot Leverett will lead an evening of musical memories. For more information contact Margot Leverett at 718-545-9404

60th Anniversary of Israel in New York at Radio City

The official observation of the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel’s
60th Anniversary in New York will take place at 8PM on Wednesday May 7th with a
major musical gala at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The event will feature
Reggae superstar Matisyahu, Paul Shaffer of the David Letterman Show,
composer/performer and MacArthur Genius award winner John Zorn and top Israeli
music artists Idan Raichel, Rami Kleinstein, David Broza and Habanot Nechama, with
additional performers to be announced.

The historic cultural gathering will be the largest such celebration of its kind,
and is supported by over 100 Jewish organizations including the UJA Federation of
New York, Consulate General of Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council, Dor
Chadash and other key groups representing a majority of the organized American
Jewish community.…

Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos

Today: Thursday, May 21
Trinity Wall Street, NYC – FREE & outdoors!
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Isle of Klezbos (with special guests) plays the historic, beautiful downtown environs of Trinity Wall Street for outdoor festivities, FREE & open to the public: Lower Broadway at Wall Street, NYC.
One fun set of klezmer & more among the trees & gravestones: live music and free lemonade. or 212-602-0800

And the Trains Kept Coming . . . to The Prophets

Cantata Singers & Ensemble
David Hoose, Music Director

World Premiere: Lior Navok‘s
And the Trains Kept Coming . . .
Cantata Singers Commission
Kurt Weill: The Prophets from The Eternal Road
First Boston performance

Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 3 p.m.
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St., Boston


Available at
TICKETS: $54, $34, & $20; $5 discount for WGBH members. $15 for students and seniors
(section C tickets only).
Limited student rush tickets available 30 min. before concert time with $10 cash and
student ID.

Jordan Hall Box Office
30 Gainsborough Street in Boston
(617-585-1260) or BosTix at Faneuil Hall & Copley Square.

Traveling the Yiddishland – A Musical Story

Traveling the Yiddishland – A Musical Story by Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch

“Traveling the Yiddishland” by Dmitri Slepovitch presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene – is a musical/ multimedia journey across the routes of the Yiddish song’s history in the 20th century Eastern Europe– brought to the modern audiences through the original videos, live singing, playing, and DJ-ing.

The program is based on the Yiddish song, traditional and original Litvak klezmer tunes, documentary footage, and storytelling. But most importantly, it is a multi-vectored dialog that creates a link to the rich traditional heritage.

Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. at East 25th St.
New York, NY

General admission: $20
For tickets, call 646-312-5073 or 866-811-4111.…

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.…

Winter Jewish Music Concert 2013 in January

Don’t miss Jewish music from around the world: Yiddish, Cantorial, Ladino, Israeli, folk, pop, classical, jazz, tango and beat box (and magic too) in Miami, Florida.

Performed in the glorious 1926 Bertha Abess Sanctuary at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, the oldest Jewish sanctuary in continuous use in Florida. Located at 7 N13.E. 19th Street, the Temple is in Miami’s vibrant urban center, five blocks north from the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and near the Wynwood Arts District, Midtown, and the Design District.

Tickets for the 2013 Winter Jewish Music Concert are now on sale.

The concert, with a huge cast of cantors and performers, will be Saturday evening, January 19th. Tickets are $18 per person (plus
service charge), and can be purchased online (
or by calling 1-800-838-3006.…

KlezFest London 2006 alongside a Jewish Song School this summer

KlezFest London 2006 Sunday 13-Friday 18 August
Jewish Song School Sunday 13-Friday 18 August
Ot Azoy! Yiddish Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest London is a hands-on learning experience with luminaries of the Klezmer revival
from Europe and America, focusing on the style, ornamentation, rhythm and repertoire of
Eastern European Jewish music, song and dance. It is an inspirational and life-enhancing
experience for amateur and professional instrumentalists and singers. In 2006, KlezFest
includes a special parallel strand for professional klezmer players as well as the
parallel Song School. KlezFest is preceded by a fantastic one-week Yiddish course ideal
for complete beginners and for singers but catering also for advanced language students.
Booking is now open and details and registration can be found on Web

Winter Happenings in London

Klezmer Workshop
Sunday 21 December 2008
12 – 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 – 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1

A festive version of the London klezmer session, which is once a month on a
Sunday afternoon. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze &
booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too… Info and tunes
are at
Next date: Sunday 18 January.
Workshop £5; Jam £1.

NEW London Klezmer Orchestra
Monday 19 January 2008
7.30 – 9.30pm
Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close,
Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL

Join the Klezmer Orchestra that meets every couple of weeks in Ladbroke
Grove. From trad klezmer to eclectic doyne-ish – you get to choose the
repertoire and help arrange the music.…

Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years!

WHAT: Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years!

WHO: Confirmed performers include: Theodore Bikel, Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Noel
Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, The Klezmatics, Judy Kaye, Susan
Werner, David Amram, Beyond the Pale, Artie Butler, Patricia Conolly, David
Krakauer, Hankus Netsky, Sarah Horowitz, Serendipity 4 (Theodore Bikel,
Tamara Brooks, Merima Ključo and Shura Lipovsky), and Michael Wex.

7:30pm Monday, June 15, 2009

Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and Seventh
Avenue, New York City

Tickets range from $30 to $500.
Carnegie Hall Box Office –
or 212.247.7800


Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton
Among Special Guests at June 15th concert to benefit Juvenile Law Center


Shir Chadash

Shir Chadash:
The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus
directed by Natasha Hirschhorn

Not by Might, but by Spirit
A musical celebration of Chanukah

Enjoy classical selections by Mussorgsky
and Handel, Chanukah liturgy in exquisite
settings, and holiday favorites, old and new
with surprise guest artists

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Children under 13 admitted free

Saturday, December 1st at 7:45PM
East Midwood Jewish Center
with Chazzan Sam Levine and the EMJC choir
1625 Ocean Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
This concert made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the
In Kings County, the Decentralization Program is administered by the Brooklyn Arts
Council, Inc. (BAC)

For more information, or to reserve tickets, please call 718-338-3800 or email

Sunday, December 9th at 5PM
Kings Bay YM-YWHA
3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenues U and V), Brooklyn, NY 11229 This concert is
sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Development Fund of the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc.…

Holocaust Remembrance Day at Museum of Jewish Heritage

WHAT: “Different Trains” Featuring the Israeli Contemporary String Quartet
WHERE: Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 2008, 7 p.m.
COST: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 for members

Join the internationally acclaimed Israeli Contemporary String Quartet
(ICSQ) for a moving performance of “Different Trains,” distinguished American
composer Steve Reich’s commemorative Holocaust work, in honor of Yom HaShoah, at the
Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. “Different Trains,”
which The New York Times calls a “work of such astonishing originality that
breakthrough seems the only possible description,” will take place in Edmond J.
Safra Hall at the Museum on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m.…

YIDSTOCK at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA

Yidstock is an annual festival of new Yiddish music at the National Yiddish Book Center July 16 – 19, 2015 in Amherst, MA
Yidstock has an entire week of activities and concerts. See the website for the most recent information. You can purchase full festival passes or attend individual events.
Tickets for concerts and workshops are going fast and some are even sold out already. Be sure to check the website to get your tickets now for the upcoming summer season!!

Statman Chanukicks- It -Off

This December, celebrate this season with festive holiday music for the whole
family. On Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Celebrate Hanukkah with the Andy Statman
Trio. Playing a unique blend of klezmer, rock, folk, and jazz. Statman has worked
with musical legends Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan, and was a lead musician on Itzhak
Perlman’s klezmer sensation, In the Fiddler’s House. Unable to categorize his
music, Statman offers this description to listeners: “It’s deeply Jewish because I
am, and it’s honest because I am.” Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15

On December 25th join Joshua Nelson and his Kosher Gospel Choir
for Challah-lujah with performances at 1 PM & 3:30 PM. Performing to sold-out crowds
at the Museum for two years in a row, Joshua Nelson is back for another spectacular
set of shows.…

Neshama Carlebach in Eastern US Tour

Neshama Carlebach will be performing in several venues in the coming months. Here is a sample listing:
For more information: See her website
Oct 31, 8PM
Temple Emanuel Social Hall
424 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
A Night with Neshama Carlebach in memory of Sharon Elstein z’l
Admission will be free , donations to Temple Emanuel in memory of
Sharon will be gratefully accepted at the door.
For further information please call 757-428-2591or send an email

Nov 5, 7:30 PM
6601 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Neshama and her band will be performing at Bethesda Jewish
Center’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
For reservations and further information, please visit

Klez California Events Coming Soon!

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

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, .

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).…

30th Jewish Music Festival East Bay

Some of the Events in San Francisco at the Jewish Music Festival:

Thursday, March 5, 8:00pm, The Klezmatics. Mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable! Opening night of 30th Jewish Music Festival. Tickets: $30 general / $26 seniors, students, JCCEB members.
At The New Parish, OAKLAND

Saturday, March 7, 8:00pm, Hazonos, with Cantor Jack Mendelson, Frank London, Anthony Coleman, and Friends. Classical Jewish liturgical music sung by a master. Tickets: $26 general / $22 seniors, students, JCCEB members.
At Temple Sinai, OAKLAND

Sunday, March 8, 8:00pm, Kitka. Yiddish songs with internationally renowned women’s vocal ensemble. Tickets: $26 general / $22 seniors, students, JCCEB members.

At Freight and Salvage, BERKELEY.

More info on all Jewish Music Festival events: 510.848.0237 X126, Tickets: 800.838.3006 or via website.

KlezCalifornia This March

Afternoon of Song and Dance

Nigunim Concert 3/26/11
Saturday, March 26, 4:00pm, Afternoon of Song and Dance,
presented by the Nigunim Chorus.
Nigunim Chorus performance: A tribute to singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, and other gems in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew.
· Spring-time Sing-Along: Old favorites and a few less-familiar songs, with lyrics provided.
· Klezmer and Israeli dancing: Easy-to-follow circle and line dances led by dance leader Bruce Bierman.

· After the show, walk to Saul’s Deli for a free dessert with purchase of an entree and presentation of a ticket to the Afternoon of Song and Dance.
At JCC East Bay. Tickets: $10 at the door. Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia. More info: 510.528.8872, mail[at],

Beyond the Pale in Berkeley and San Francisco
Beyond the Pale
Saturday, March 26, 8:00pm & Sunday, March 27, 9:00pm.…


BORSCHT AND GRITS COMBINE when Margot leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys perform at Temple Emanuel in Reisterstown, MD, November 23rd.

“Borscht and grits never tasted so good.” That’s a critic’s comment about the magical combination of traditional Yiddish klezmer music with the foot-stompin’ rhythms of bluegrass, as performed by Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys. The internationally acclaimed quintet will present a benefit concert Sunday, Nov. 23rd, at 4 pm, at Temple Emanuel, 909 Berrymans Lane, in Reisterstown.

Playing with the band will be Steve Mandell (who lives in Pikesville), one of the two musicians who did the soundtrack for the Dueling Banjos segment in the film Deliverance. And Mike Munford, a local banjo master is also expected to attend.

Members of the audience will be able to jam with the artists toward the end of the concert, and enjoy a free wine and cheese reception afterwards.…

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival 2008 presents
ISRAEL@60 May 21-June 1

TICKETS for all events $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students
TICKETS available at
(412) 394-3353

ESTA in Concert
Wednesday, May 21 7:30pm
Byham Theater, 101 6th St.

ESTA is a unique band from Israel with an innovative and original
sound. ESTA’s music combines the aromas of world music, the power of rock, and the spirit
of jazz into a powerful, energetic new force that crosses genres, styles and
borders. Proclaimed as “Israel’s most original instrumental band”, ESTA has
toured prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe, Israel and the
U.S., including a special performance for President Clinton at a White House
reception in honor of Israel’s 50th Anniversary.…

Jewish Artists Line Up This Fall atThe Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is pleased to announce its concert line up for October
and November of this year. All events will take place at the Museum of Jewish
Hertiage, 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan.

Monday, October 8, 7 P.M
Tuesday, October 9, 7 P.M.
Wednesday, October 10, 7 P.M.

Idan Raichel
Songs for Peace: The Acoustic Series
Featuring Idan Raichel; with Marta Gomez, Somi, Cabra Casay, and Itamar Doari

Join dynamic Isaraeli artist Idan Raichel for his very first series of intimate
acoustic concerts in New York. Idan blends the unique sounds of Israel’s cultural
tradition with styles frm around the world for a sound that Billboard Magazine calls
a “multi-ethnic tour de force.” Showcasing new and old musical partnerships, Idan
and artists will celebrate the universal language of music.…


El Mez de Hanukkah,The Month of Hanukkah!
Sunday Afternoon. NOVEMBER 21 at 3 PM
175 Temple Street, West Newton, Massachusetts
Directions: (
$18.00 in advance by phone or email reservations
$25.00 at the door on day of concert

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus in International Choral Festival

Yiddish Chorus in International Choral Festival!
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor,
are performing next week at
The 5th New York International Choral Festival 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:30 PM
at Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
Tickets: $20
For tickets:
Tickets will be available at the door.
Seating is General Admission.
This concert includes 4 choruses,
each performing for 15 minutes or so,
plus an Orchestra,
culminating in a number sung by all choruses together.
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
is the only Jewish – or Yiddish – chorus on the bill.

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 4:30 PM
at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) in New York City,
the JPPC, with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter –
and with guest appearance by Di Shekhter-tekhter –
will be giving their annual gala concert.…

Light a Candle for Jewish Music in Greater Boston

Boston Jewish Music Festival
Preview Concert
January 10, 2010
7:30 PM
Temple Aliyah, Needham

See the group that’s all the rage, one of Israel’s hottest acts, Habanot Nechama,
in a special concert at Temple Aliyah in Needham.
The concert is sponsored by Temple Aliyah, Temple Beth Shalom, the Israeli Consulate
and the Boston Jewish Music Festival
Ticket Price:$18
Order tickets online at
Temple Aliyah
1664 Central Ave., Needham, MA

Preliminary Schedule
Boston Jewish
Music Festival

Saturday 3/6: Opening Night Gala Concert, 30th Anniversary of the Klezmer Conservatory
Band with special guests vocalist Judy Bressler and Don Byron, clarinet. Also: JDub
recording artists Golem.
7:30 PM
at Berklee Performance Center.

Sunday 3/7: Family Music Concerts, 1 PM. Shira Kline and Shir-La-La, JCC in Newton;
Peter & Ellen Allard, Metrowest Community Day School; Yehuda Katz, Sharon/South

December Klezmer Events in London

Friday 7 December, Pages of Hackney, 7pm
Winter Warmer with the London Klezmer Quartet. Mulled wine, mince
pies, CDs, books etc.
Reserve a seat on 020 8525 1452. Tickets: £7
Pages Bookshop, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

Sunday 9 December, Calthorpe Arms, Kings Cross
Klezmer workshop and monthly jam session
Workshop with Susi Evans 1-2pm; jamming 2-4. Entry: £5 on the door.
Download tunes ( )
Upstairs room, Calthorpe Arms, 252 Gray’s Inn Rd, London W1X 8JR

The Bay Area’s 26th Annual Jewish Music Festival

Yemen Blues, the band National Geographic called “…the coolest thing in WOMEX 2011.” will be kicking off the festival, which runs from March 5th-13th. The schedule is as follows:

03/05/2011, Sat
Berkeley, CA
Yemen Blues
Freight & Salvage Coffee House @ 2020 Addison St.
Tix: $25.50 adv/$30.50 door, Show: 8:00 pm
# Ph: 510.644.2020

03/06/2011, Sun
Berkeley, CA
Ger Mandolin Ensemble, 2011
Freight & Salvage Coffee House @ 2020 Addison St.
Tix: $20.50 adv/$25.50 door, Show: 2:00 pm

03/06/2011, Sun
Berkeley, CA
Veretski Pass
Freight & Salvage Coffee House @ 2020 Addison St.
Tix: $18.50 adv/$22.50 door, Show: 8:00 pm

03/08/2011, Tue
Berkeley, CA
Noah Bendix-Balgley
Crowden Music Center @ 1475 Rose Street
Tix: $15 adv/$20 door, Show: 7:30 pm
# Ph: 510.559.6910

03/09/2011, Wed
San Francisco, CA
Noah Bendix-Balgley
SF Public Library @ 100 Larkin St.…

Amid the Jasmine CD Release

The Gerald Edery Ensemble‘s
newest recording, Amid the Jasmine is finished and will be available on the website,, on February 9th, 2006.

The Ensemble will be in the New York/New Jersey area, on Saturday, February
11, 2006. There will be a CD release concert at the Jewish Community Center of
Greater Monmouth County in Deal Park, New Jersey. The event will feature The Gerard
Edery Ensemble performing music from the new release as well as appearances by guest
Cantors. You can expect an evening filled with a multi-cultural spirit conveyed
through an eclectic mix of songs in Ladino, Spanish, Arabic and Hebrew from the
Sephardic and Middle Eastern traditions, as well as original songs by Gerard Edery.

The concert starts at 8:00 p.m.…

Cabaret by the Bay San Rafael

Come in from the mishegos (insanity) outside, have a seat,

and refresh your neshomeh (soul) at

Cabaret by the Bay San Rafael

THIS SUNDAY, 5:00pm   November 20, 2016

Comedy, Yiddish song, Storytelling, Dancing, Klezmer Music, and More!
At the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Presented by KlezCalifornia, Osher Marin JCC, and New Yiddish Theater
  • Reb Irwin Keller, Master of Ceremonies
  • Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz, Stu Brotman), klezmer band
  • Jewlia Eisenberg with Jeremiah Lockwood, singers
  • Naomi Newman, performance artist 
  • Jake Marmer, poet 
  • Anthony Russell, singer 
  • Gerry Tenney, singer

This Cabaret celebrates the release of Gerry Tenney’s newest CD: “Gerry Tenney & California Klezmer: A Retrospective.”

Tickets:  $20 adult, $10 teen, free for ages 12 and under. More details here.




Partners in Torah will present once again SHIDDUCHIM AND SURVIVAL (A
BA’ALAS TESHUVA’S TALE) a One-Person Musical Play featuring Chana
Rochel Eller
(nee Sommerstein) on
Sunday Evening, October 21st, 8:30 P.M.,
at the Rockland County Community College Theatre,
145 College Rd.,
Suffern (Monsey), New York.
Exclusive performance for ladies and
mature girls. Tickets $18.00. Proceeds for Partners In Torah, a
division of Torah Umesorah. Purchase tickets at the door, or for
reservations call 973-473-3575

Rubin, Joel

JoelRubin by David Kaufman

“Joel Rubin is Assistant Professor of Music in the Performance Program at the University of Virginia. He attended the California Institute of the Arts and received a BFA in clarinet performance from the State University of New York at Purchase (1978). His principal teachers were Richard Stoltzman and Kalmen Opperman. Rubin holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from City University of London (2001). Rubin is an internationally acclaimed performer of Jewish instrumental klezmer music and hasidic music. In addition to performances with traditional musicians such as the Epstein Brothers (USA) and Moshe Berlin (Israel), he was the founder and clarinetist of some of the most internationally respected klezmer ensembles, including the Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble and Brave Old World. Rubin’s fifth solo album, “Midnight Prayer”, came out in 2007 on Traditional Crossroads.…


Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at 7:00PM
Annual Jack Calderon Memorial Concert
Admission: $18 general, $15 seniors, $10 students, ASF/SH and Museum members.
Buy tickets online at or call the Museum’s box office at 646-437-4202 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan.

Melodia Women s Choir Salutes Fanny Mendelssohn’s 200th Birthday

Melodia Women’s Choir at NOV 19 CONCERT IN NYC
Melodia Women’s Choir of New York City presents a mystical November concert of darkly transcendent music drawn from the classical and contemporary lexicon. Featured in the program is a special 200th anniversary tribute to Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, sister of Felix Mendelssohn and an extraordinarily talented, if often overlooked, composer.

Conducted by Cynthia Powell, the accomplished 32-member Melodia women’s ensemble will present “Twilight in the Garden of Dreams” on Saturday, November 19, 2005 at
8:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street in New York City.

Melodia has invited The Momenta String Quartet to perform
Mendelssohn-Hensel s “String Quartet in Eb” as an instrumental interlude at the concert.

Tickets to “Twilight” are $15 advance and $20 at the door.…

Joodse Wereldmuziek Centraal bij Amsterdams Festival!

Joodse Wereldmuziek Centraal bij Amsterdams Festival!
20ste editie
International Jewish Music Festival
4 t/m 8 mei 2017


  • International Jewish Music Festival presenteert grote ster Shiri Maimon
  • 24 ensembles uit gehele wereld bij 5e IJMF concours 4-8 mei 2017
  • Internationaal beroemde jury selecteert winnaars
  • Speciaal Holocaust Memorial concert, 4 mei 2017, Uilenburger Sjoel
  • Volledig programma en tickets op
Kaartjes zijn al te koop!
Grand Finale 8 mei in DeLaMar theater met
Shiri Maimon
Tijdens de Grand Finale van het IJMF2017 concours, op 8 mei 2017, zullen de Hoofdprijs Prijs en de Publieksprijs, alsmede een aantal genre prijzen worden uitgereikt. Ook geeft de wereldberoemde Israëlische zangeres, televisiepresentator en actrice, Shiri Maimon, een eenmalig concert in de grote zaal van het DeLaMar Theater. Zij schitterde eerder bij het Eurovisie Song Festival, de MTV European Music Awards en tijdens vele tournees.


Two Choruses, One Voice

The Newton Choral Society and Zamir Chorale of Boston
David Carrier, Director
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director
Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms; Mordecai Seter Festivals;
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs; Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
To Order Tickets
$36 (preferred seating) and $18
For More Info:
Zamir Chorale of Boston
1320 Centre Street, Suite 306
Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459
Phone: 617-244-6333

“Broads of Broadway” Cabaret in Skokie

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, will
Perform “Broads of Broadway” Cabaret Show at the Skokie Theatre

When: Sunday, September 26, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets: Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or visit

On September 26, 2010, Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a singer who has won rave reviews
for her performances with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band and her one-woman
shows, is again bringing her talents to the Skokie Theatre in an exhilarating
cabaret show featuring the great ladies and great songs of The Great White Way.
The intimate performance, titled Broads of Broadway, will feature a collection
of both popular and unique songs from musical theatre, both past and current,
that inspired Nussbaum as a young girl and keep her inspired today.…

Music Forgotten and Remembered

Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St
Tickets: $25; $15 for seniors
To order, call Naomi at 212-294-6140

Israeli-American violinist Yuval Waldman will be giving a solo recital of “Music Forgotten and Remembered” at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday March 29, 2011, at 8 PM. The program presents rarely performed gems composed by Eastern European Jews, many of whom perished during World War II or were silenced by Soviet repression.

Born in the Ukraine to Holocaust survivors and the Artistic Director of Music Bridges International, Waldman was able to rediscover these pieces by searching music libraries and obscure music collections in Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Israel. They represent a wide spectrum of stylistic influences on Jewish composers: impressionistic, neoclassical, folk, and klezmer.…

The Nora Theater Company’s Production of Silver Spoon

Wednesday, May 25 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm
Central Square Theater
450 Massachussettes Avenue
Cambridge, MA

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Join Miles Rapoport, Lisa Danetz, Lew Finfer, Renee Loth, Jeff Malachowsky, Arnie Miller, Josh Posner, Paul Summit, Ben Taylor, Brenda Wright, Robert Zevin, and Silver Spoon Co-Creators Amy Merrill and Si Kahn for an evening of musical theater, meeting friends, and mulling the future to benefit Demos and The American Prospect.

6:00 – 7:15: Reception and conversation with American Prospect Editor Kit Rachlis, Demos and American Prospect President Miles Rapoport, Si Kahn, and Amy Merrill.

7:30 – 9:30: Reserved tickets to evening performance of Silver Spoon.

Ticket Prices:
$100 – Participant
$250 – Picket Captain (2 tickets)
$1,000 – Movement Builder (4 tickets)
Proceeds shared by Demos and The American Prospect.…

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $18 online and $20 at the theater door. For tickets reservation call (866) 811 4111 or buy on line at​s/pam

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S o u n d i n g W o r d: A powerhouse 2-day double bill of multi-media music engagement with performances of Avant-Folk & Contemporary Jazz by Sabrina Lastman & Sasha Bogdanowitsch.

Baruch Performing Arts Center
July, Saturday 30 – 10 pm
July, Sunday 31 – 3 pm

S o u n d i n g W o r d, a beautiful temporal and timeless storytelling of original compositions with voice, original instruments, walkmans, electronics and video, highlights two original performances:

River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a musical performance created for solo voice, walkmans, electronics and video, combining composed sections and free improvisation.…