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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 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.…

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.…

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

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

Svigals-Rushefsky in “Mahler’s World: Jewish Music in the Hapsburg Empire”

Klezmer violin superstar Alicia Svigals
returns to the Maverick on July 14 at 8:00 p.m. with tsimblist Pete

Ms. Svigals and Mr. Rushefsky brought down the house last summer at
Maverick, and this year¹s concert is called “Mahler¹s World: Jewish Music in
the Hapsburg Empire.” The concert is part of Maverick¹s season-long
celebration of the centenary of Gustav Mahler¹s arrival in America to lead
the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.

Classical concerts are Saturday evenings at 6:00 and Sunday afternoons at
3:00, with jazz, world music, and klezmer on selected Saturday nights at
8:00. Young people¹s concerts are Saturday mornings at 11:00.

The box office opens an hour before each concert; the hall opens half an
hour before curtain time. Except for the last weekend of the season, ticket
prices are $20 for adults and $5 for students.…

World Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Ocean Calling for Piano Duo

World Premiere of Meira Warshauer’s Ocean Calling I for Piano Duo
on October 7
Ocean Calling I: Waves and Currents will be given its World Premiere performance on Sunday, October 7 – 3:00 PM at the University of South Carolina Recital Hall as part of the Cornelia Freeman Concert Series.

Performers will be the Lomazov/Rackers Duo
(Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers). Other composers on the program will include Verdi, Mozart, Kevin McKee, John Fitz Rogers and Tayloe Harding. Visit the duo at

More about the October 7 performance at

Old World/New World Klezmer with Hot Pastromi

Sunday, March 18, 2012
3:00pm until 5:00pm

As part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations, Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi will put a new spin on traditional klezmer music, updating Lower East Side sounds that were all the rage when the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened.

$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
Co-sponsored by The Workmen’s Circle – In Memory of George Schein
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Music in Jewish History and Culture

By Emanuel Rubin and John H. Baron

In a carefully chosen title, Rubin and Baron set about to teach not only Jewish music but to give the reader a handle to understand their working definition of Jewish music which is “Jewish music is music that serves Jewish purposes.” Thus Music in Jewish History and Culture is a title that tells the reader that any music “that serves Jewish purposes” in the course of time, various places and for various Jewish cultural or religious purposes might be construed as Jewish music. This is functional music. It must be at the service of those in the community for religious, spiritual, national, psychological, artistic or cultural matters. In the end, there are many Jewish musics. These are not only the product of the ages past such as cantillation, nusach or synagogue modes, but also the music of the streets of today’s youth in Israel or elsewhere.…

International Federation of Choral Music in Jerusalem

International Federation for Choral Music Conference
September 16-20, 2006
Jerusalem, Israel

Hallel, the Israel Choral Organization is hosting. also:
Israel Ministry of Education and Culture
Israel Music Department of the Cultural Directorate
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jerusalem Music Center
Mishkenot Sha’ananim Conference Center

A very exciting and interesting event is taking place in Israel before the High Holidays. If any of you are not totally immersed in preparations for the High Holidays and/or will be visiting relatives in Israel for the holidays, the letter below about the program may be of extreme interest to you. The letter is written by Professor André de Quadros who is the head of the Music Department at Boston University and the chair of the Multicultural and Ethnic division of the International Federation of Choral Music.…

Alicia Svigal: It Would have Been Enough, But it Wasn’t. Now there’s More in April at John Zorn’s Stone place

At the Stone in NYC, 2nd St. and Ave C,
Violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics
and the world’s best-known klezmer fiddler, is the curator for the
month of April at the Stone, John Zorn’s performance space on the
Lower East Side of Manhattan.

John Zorn, the composer who was recently awarded a MacArthur genius
grant, opened the Stone to provide a venue for the most creative new
music in New York. Each month he selects a different musician to
curate the series, and for April he asked Svigals to put together a
lineup that would tap into her eclectic and offbeat musical worlds.

The fifty acts Svigals booked revolve around three themes: Jewish
music, virtuoso female instrumentalist/improvisers/composers, and
all kinds of string music, traditional and contemporary.…

There’s Still Time– Tonight! IGNITE CHANGE @ the World Cafe

Sunday Dec 13th – IGNITE CHANGE @ the World Cafe
Lights Ignite Change at the World Cafe Live
on SUNDAY DECEMBER 13th, 7pm.
(Doors @ 6, Candle lighting @ 6:30)
World Cafe
3025 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-1400

Some awesome Philly organizations represented – from The Collaborative to
the Jewish Farm School to Gift of Life – and some great musicians lined up: NAOMI
LESS, SARAH AROESTE, and CHANA ROTHMAN. Latkes, gelt, and sweet tunes.
If you’re in Philly, try to make it!!

(If you don’t live in Philly…then please pass it along to a friend or family
member. If you really love them, don’t let them miss this special Chanukah event!)

Music, Justice, and Dreidles,
Chana Rothman, Naomi Less & Sarah Aroeste
The Collaborative
Jewish Farm School
Gift of Life Bone Marrow donation campaign
The Jewish Dialogue Group
Jewish Family and Child Services – Domestic Violence Prevention
The Renaissance Group
KI Reform Congregation
and World Cafe Live…

“Old World” Klezmer Concert

An evening with Alicia Svigals & Pete Rushefsky
8pm Saturday, February 28
$16 members / $18 nonmembers
Open Center
83 Spring St., NYC
(212) 219-2527
Before the big klezmer bands of New York arose with their brass and clarinets, there were the archetypical Jewish orchestras of the old world, led by the fiddle and borne aloft by the otherworldly sounds of the harp-like “tsimbl”, or Jewish hammered dulcimer…..

Melodia Women’s Choir in Manhattan with Becca Schack World Premier

The Melodia Women’s Choir will present an all female performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria in D Major and contemporary works, including the world premiere of Becca Schack‘s new commissioned piece “In My end is My Beginning” based on a text by T. S. Eliot.
The concert is being held
Saturday November 17 at 8 PM, and
Sunday, November 18 at 3 PM at
St. Peter’s Church,
346 West 20th Street, New York City, New York.
Melodia will be joined by an all-women
instrumental chamber ensemble.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For information, call (212) 252-4134, or visit



21st- 23rd April, 2017


Organization : Choir “KORAIS”

The “KORAIS” Choir has the pleasure to invite you in a Festival of joy that is going to take place on April 21-23, 2017 in Thessaloniki. This city of Northern Greece, well-known for its nice Mediterranean climate, open-hearted people and a long history that left behind a lot of ancient monuments, can promise you an unforgettable stay, full of exciting experiences.

Moreover, the love and support expressed by the numerous Musical Festival followers as well as the warm and friendly welcome of the Organization Committee create a unique atmosphere of enthusiasm that contributes to an unforgettable experience.

Key information about the Festival

The Festival is addressed to all types of choirs and vocal ensembles from all over the world.…

9th Daniel Pearl World Music Day– Concert eSACHERe

Concert “eSACHERe” is held under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland and as part of the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

(12 composers of Swiss patron Paul Sacher)

CONRAD BECK (1901-1989): Drei Epigramme
LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Les mots sont alles …
PIERRE BOULEZ (1925): Messagesquisse*
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Tema ‘Sacher’
HENRI DUTILLEUX (1916): 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
WOLFGANG FORTNER (1907-1987): Thema und Variationen
ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): Punena No. 2
CRISTOBAL HALFFTER (1930): Variation uber das Thema eSACHERe
HANS WERNER HENZE (1926): Cappriccio
HEINZ HOLLIGER (1939): Chaconne
KLAUS HUBER (1924): Transpositio ad infinitum
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994): Sacher-Variation

*Guests: JAN TALICH – conductor & eSACHERe Cello Ensemble

Monday 9th May 2011, 7pm
The National Gallery – Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia in Prague (U Milosrdnych 17, Praha 1, Czech Republic).…

Tekeeyah Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra World Premiere

Haim Avitsur World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra
on November 15 in Brevard, NC and November
17 in Columbia, SC

Composer Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra
, will be given Premiere performances with
the Brevard Philharmonic on November 15 –
3 PM at
Porter Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard College,
1 Brevard College Dr. in Brevard, North Carolina

with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
on November 17 –
7:30 PM at
the Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene St. in
Columbia, South Carolina.

Shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur will be soloist at both performances.

A Harvest of World Sounds


Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 9:00pm
Location: Puppets Jazz Bar, 481 5th Avenue Park Slope- Brooklyn, NY

A special Fall concert featuring dynamic world music acts blending a multitude of influences in a harvest of Latin, French, and Sephardic sounds. International acts Out of Isla, Sarah Aroeste and Nadina Mauri perform at Puppets Jazz Bar (481 5th Avenue Park Slope- Brooklyn, NY).
Tickets $6 w/ a two-item minimum. (For tickets and more info: or call 718-499-2622)

Sharing the bill for the first time, these three world music acts blend original sounds, both vocal and instrumental, from across the globe and offer an intimate, rich program to herald in the Fall at Puppets Jazz Bar, a venue that features some of the hottest new up-and-comers and legendary jazz artists in the world.…

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


Song of the Lodz Ghetto in Yiddish, with English Supertitles
SUNDAY, DEC 3, 2:30 PM
36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Tickets: (646) 437 4202
World-renowned New Jewish Music quartet Brave Old World, the super group of the Klezmer revival, brings forth a breathtakingly original program combining the soulfulness of Yiddish tradition, the finesse of classical music and the vitality of jazz. Virtuoso musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling and Stuart Brotman join together to bring us a uniquely constructed theatrical evening exploring the beautiful and haunting Jewish melodies composed in the Nazi Ghetto of Lodz, Poland from 1941-1944. Featuring original Lodz Ghetto street songs and Jewish music of prewar Poland, interwoven with Brave Old World’s own arrangements and compositions, this is music of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit.…

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.…

Brave Old World to present “Lodz Ghetto” music at Folksbiene

Brave Old World to present “Lodz Ghetto” music at Folksbiene, in NYC, May 11-15
The Brave Old World program on the Lodz Ghetto music being released on CD, is now appearing in NYC!
Brave Old World will be presented by the Folksbiene Theatre in New York this May 11-15. The program called “Song of the Lodz Ghetto,” which has just been released as a new Winter and Winter cd called “Dus gezang fin Geto Lodzh.”

From the Folksbiene’s announcement on their website,!musical-events.html:

The New York premiere of the innovative klezmer group’s moving, theatrical musical program blending Yiddish tradition, classical music, jazz, and rare Jewish street and cabaret songs from the Nazi ghetto of Lodz, Poland between 1940 and 1944. (At the Triad Theater, on West.…

Starting Research in Jewish Music


This is a guide to library research in the field of Jewish music. It contains a selective list of resources that may be helpful for getting started. For additional assistance with research, consult your local librarian or write to me on email.

Analyzing your research question

For help narrowing your subject for research or with help in formulating your questions to make
them appropriate for online research, read this brief guide.

Research the vocabulary:

In looking for resources in Jewish music, the student should start not only with traditional Library of Congress Subject Headings such as “Jews–music” or “Synagogue music”, but keyword searching. Keyword searching is an important component of any search today and especially on Internet sources. Here are some samples of additional ways to access unknown materials and focus searching in catalogs, databases and online sources:

Using variations: Jews, Jewish, Judaic, Judaism, Jewry

Synonyms and/or related terms: Israeli, Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew, Yemenite, Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Palestinian, Middle Eastern

Narrower or specific terms: nusach, masoretic chants, chazan, synagogue, avodat hakodesh, klezmer, kol nidrei, Koenigsberg tradition

Word variations or language transliterations: cantor, chazan, hazan, hazon, kanter

Corporate authors or institutions in note fields: Hebrew Union College, Ktav, Transcontinental, Bloch Publishing, Rubin Academy, Hebrew University

Societies or organizations: American Society of Jewish Music, Renanot Institute, Yeshiva University, YIVO, National Yiddish Book Center

Publication medium: sound recordings, videocassette, score, manuscript

Performance groups: Western Wind, Zamir Chorale, Poogy, Arbel

Names: Andy Statman, Debbie Friedman, Hankus Netsky, Srul Glick, Simon Sargon, Ben Steinberg, Nathan Lam, Shlomo Carlbach, Max Janowsky

Broader/and or Related Subject Headings: liturgical music, synagogues; Yiddish theater; Jewish culture; cantillation; manuscripts, Hebrew art song; chants (Jewish); folk song (Jewish); klezmer; Jewish musicians; zemirot; passover songs; Songs, Hebrew; Songs, Yiddish; Music in the Bible; Music in Synagogues; Psalms;

Foreign terms: schir; shirim; megillah; Hebraische Musik; Yehudiym; yidishe; Jiddische lieder; z’mirot; zemirot; nigun; lider; lieder

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Nulman, Macy.


World Premiere oratorio, A Melancholy Beauty!

Varna International Presents The 2nd Songs of Life Festival
June 23 at 7:30pm
Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre

BY PHONE: 866-348-9738

Songs of Life is pleased to announce the addition of the Boston Modern Orchestra
Project to the featured performance of the World Premiere oratorio, A Melancholy

A Melancholy Beauty is a major choral-orchestral oratorio that brings 300 superb
choristers and instrumentalists to the stage in an unparalleled music celebration
which combines classical choral-orchestral music with traditional rhythms and folk
styles that are rarely encountered today. This song of life will unravel the true
story of the Rescue of all Bulgaria’s Jews during WWII. This coming together of
musicians, from the US, Israel, and Bulgaria, the very countries that were impacted
by these crucial events, will redefine freedom and harmony through the power of

21st Zimriya World Assembly of Choirs in Israel

It’s a ways away… in July 30-August 9, 2007, but your group may be interested in preparing now for the World Assembly of Choirs in Israel. to be held on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Israel. Well known conductors will lead the workshops. The Zimriya, which was found in 1952, takes place every 3 years. There are choirs expected to attend from all over the world. You can express an interest in attending by September 15, 2006, or find out more information by contacting or writing to ZIMRIYA, 4, Aharonowitz Street, Tel Aviv 63 566, Israel or visit the website at Individual singers age 18-35 interested in attending the international choir workshop and concert conducted by Michael Gohl (Switzerland) can contact

Yiddish Repertoire Featured in Two Unusual Recitals at Symphony Space:

“Di Sheyne Milnerin” (Feb. 14th) and “A Yiddish Winterreise” (Feb. 16th)

Acclaimed bass-baritone Mark Glanville and Pianist Alexander Knapp will
give two unusual programs at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in
February featuring the Yiddish song repertoire.
Tickets $25; Members,
Students, Seniors $20; Day of Show $30

On Monday, February 14th at 7:30 PM the duo will perform the United States
premiere of ‘Di Sheyne Milnerin’ (‘Die Schöne Müllerin’) is a specially
devised cycle of songs from the Yiddish repertoire, only the second time a
collection of Yiddish song has been forged into a cycle with a coherent
dramatic trajectory.

Monday, February 14th, 7.30 p.m.
“Di Sheyne Milnerin (A Yiddish “Die Schöne Müllerin”)
USA Première
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 864-5400,+NY&cid=14104568892703723774&z=14
New York City

Wednesday, February 16th, 7.30 p.m.…

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

Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra World Premiere

Composer Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following dates.

October 24 – 8 PM at Kenan Auditorium of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Rd. in Wilmington, NC. The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will be led by conductor Dr. Steven Errante. More about the concert and the Symphony at

November 15 – 3 PM at Porter Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr. in Brevard, NC. The Brevard Philharmonic will be led by their Conductor and Artistic Director Donald Portnoy. More about the concert and the Philharmonic at

November 17 – 7:30 PM at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St.…

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer Music

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra
in Wilmington and Brevard, NC, and
Columbia, SC

Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere
performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following

ONE HEART: Music for the World in South Africa

A Benefit Concert for ORT South Africa, ONE HEART: Music for the World Celebrating Cross-Cultural Unity
This concert brings together brilliant musicians and songwriters from Jewish and African roots, to evoke and express our common humanity and to experience the wondrous unity within our amazing cultural diversity.
Afro-Judeo concert featuring outstanding musicians:

· Adama Kadmon, with Chanan Rosin, Johnny Sklar, Makhati Molekwa, Phosho Lebese. Afro-Judaic fusion featuring songs from their new “MAJUDA” CD.
·Ray Perkel with Friends, with Yochi Ress, Darrell Mordecai, Dan Palay, Mabaleng Moholo, featuring songs from the popular “New Journey” CD.
· Methapo Sounds, with Mabaleng Moholo, Dhumisani Khanye, Mosoeo Ketlele, Sowetan band playing inspirational world music.
·Ezra Altschuler and Chazak, songs to lift the soul.
·Avron Alter, songs from the depths.
· Shmueli Perkel, original Afro-Celtic penny whistle melodies.…

News: Zamir Choral Performed At White House

Zamir Choral Performed At White House
On Monday evening, December 10, 2007, the Zamir Chorale, under the direction of
Matthew Lazar, entertained President and Mrs. Bush, Attorney General Michael Mukasey,
Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff and a select group of additional guests
at the annual White House Hanukkah celebration .Cantor Alberto Mizrahi was featured
,br /
The Chorale appeared at the candle lighting ceremony which was led by Ruth and Judea
Pearl, parents of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Later, at a lavish East Room reception, Zamir sang four more selections. Judea Perl
joined the choir in performing the final number for all in attendance.
The President was most gracious, shaking the hand of every member of the choir and
even taking a moment to share some words with Matthew Lazar.…

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

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The Ramaz Chorus of the New York under the direction of Caroll Goldberg recorded songs on Yom Yerushalayim in 2001. Title of the CD is Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow. If your Jewish day school is looking for material that is attractive, uplifting, and sounds good both to you and teens, you may want to take a listen to this recording to see what kids can do. Caroll Goldberg also has a book L’yisrael Mizmor, that has “selections with melody line, chords, two and three part settings suitable for amateur as well as professional chorus, texts, transliterations and translations, discography, curriculum guide, amd bibliography.” Availble through

Amnon Shiloah Z”l

Amnon Shiloah, one of the world’s foremost authorities on Jewish music passed away in Jerusalem on Jul 11 2014 at the age of 85.
A long-time professor of musicology at Hebrew
University, Amnon Shiloah was an internationally respected and widely published
authority on Arabic and Middle Eastern Jewish musical traditions, a
scholar who did both ethnomusicological fieldwork and traditional
historical research. Prof. Shiloah was a prolific author of books and
articles, and editor of records; He did an immense amount of groundbreaking fieldwork. His most valuable work may be his large
bibliographic compendium and his magnum opus “The Theory of Music in
Arabic Writings ca.900-1900
” published by RILM in 1979.

Other works include: The Musical Tradition of Iraqi Jews,Music Subjects in the Zohar, Text and Indices, Jewish Musical Traditions, The Dimension of Music in Islamic and Jewish Culture, Music in the World of Islam: A Socio-cultural Study.…

3rd International Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam

October 11-14, 2012 in a new location!
The Third International Jewish Music Competition will be held at the
Compagnie theater in the heart of Amsterdam’s old city center and on
the edge of the city’s Jewish Cultural Quarter This competition is for individual musicians, ensembles and bands specializing in performing Jewish music and whose goal is an international career performing this repertoire.
Competition registration: open until July 1
Announcement of selected contestants: August 1
Ticket sales: starts in September
Festival opening concert: Wednesday October 10
Preliminary competition rounds: Thursday October 11 & Friday October
Finale: Saturday October 13
Winners’ Concert: Sunday October 14
More information & registration:
Location: Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
IJMF Newsletter May 2012

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SEFARDIC WORLD JAM with Moshe Weidenfeld, Samuel Thomas, Dror Shachaf, Elie Massias and special Guests.
Saturday February 2, 2013
Doors 8pm Cover $15
More Info and Directions at
650 Sackett Street
Brooklyn NY 11215
– Plenty of Parking on the Block –
– R Train to Union Street stop –

Jerusalem Lyric Trio performs Denburg World Premiere

The Jewish Music Commission of Los Angeles presents The Jerusalem Lyric Trio
in their World Premiere performance of Moshe Denburg�s �In the End of Days�,
(B�Aharit Hayamim). This piece was made possible by a grant from the Canada
Council for the Arts.

WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2004
7:30 PM

WHERE:Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Boulevard,
Encino, CA 91436

Tickets $20. Call (818) 788-6000.
More info…

Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs

Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs
Songs of the cradle and home life, kheyder and nature.
Tuesday, February 7 at 12:00pm
Tuesdays, February 7th – 28th from 12:00-1:30pm
Location: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street, New York, New York
For reservations call: 212-889-6800 x234
Or email:

Denburg, Moshe

Moshe Denburg (b. 1949) grew up in Montreal, Canada, in a religious Jewish family. His first musical influences were the singing and chanting of the Synagogue and his mother’s singing of Jewish and Israeli folksongs. His musical career has spanned over 3 decades and his accomplishments encompass a wide range of musical activities, including Composition, Performance, Jewish Music Education, and Piano Tuning. His compositions have been performed in many parts of the world and as a Performer/Composer he has recorded and toured with his ensemble Tzimmes all over North America.

Mr. Denburg has studied music extensively, both formally and informally. He has travelled worldwide, living and studying music in New York (1965-66), Israel (1966-73), Montreal (1973-78), Toronto (1978-82), India (1982-83; 1985-86), and Japan (1985). From 1986-90 he studied composition with John Celona at the University of Victoria, Canada.…

Cantors in Concert with Susan Kander World Premiere

And the Time of Singing has Come…
An Evening of Cantors in Concert
Honoring Cantor Israel Goldstein, Director
School of Sacred Music – Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Thursday April 1 2004 7:30 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd St (off CPW)
New York City

Presenting the world premiere of a vocal work by composer
Susan Kander, with Sandra Schipior, violin… more info…

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.…

A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World

Zalman Mlotek, director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater, and his actors
will present a sampler of Yiddish music and theater, during a lecture and
performance entitled, A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World , on
Wednesday, June 28, from 7pm to 8:30pm as part of a 3 day program on Eastern European Jewish history and Yiddish culture.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will sponsor a unique
three-day educational training program in Eastern European Jewish history and
Yiddish culture (EPYC), beginning Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday June 29, 2006,
at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St., New York City). The EPYC
Educators Seminar will introduce lead educators to YIVO’s wealth of cultural
treasures and educational resources. Thanks to major funding by the Conference on
Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., a broad group of educators from the
United States, Canada, Mexico, Lithuania and Israel will participate in a series of
lectures and workshops presented by renowned scholars.…

World Premieres of New Yiddish Music

World Premieres of New Yiddish Music with Benjy and Avi Fox-Rosen
Start Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 8:30pm
End Time: Tuesday, November 15 at 11:30pm
Cornelia St Cafe
29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014-4127
Phone 212.989.9319

Benjy Fox-Rosen has been active as a bassist and singer in the klezmer and eastern European music scene in New York for the last several years; he has toured worldwide with Luminescent Orchestrii, recorded with Adrienne Cooper, and is bassist/vocalist in the Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio. After several years of performing with his own band, Fox-Rosen has emerged with a unique take on Yiddish song. This evening Fox-Rosen will present new material, primarily drawing from his settings of Yiddish poetry, as well as lesser known folk songs and new instrumental pieces.…

The World is a Narrow Bridge

Craig Taubman announced the seventh release in the award winning “Celebrate” Series. The CD features 14 songs that celebrate hope and healing. Comes with a companion book of 50 essays. Essays from writers including, Theodore Bikel, Sherri Mandell, Leonard Fein, Jacob Pressman, Harold Schulweiss, Kirk Douglas, William Cutter, Rachel Remen, Rodger Kamenetz, Naomi Levy, Amy Eilberg, Joel Ben Izzy, Wendy Mogel, Amichai Lau-Lavie, Balfour Brickner, Shira Milgrom, David Wolpe, and Jack Reimer. For a limited time, both the book and CD The World is a Narrow Bridge will be
available at the special pre-release price of $30 (plus shipping). To place
your order send an e-mail including your name, address, credit card number
and expiration date to . This special offer ends August 1, 2004.

FDT Klezmorim at ‘Across the Street, Around the World’, Kensington

Wednesday 1 October 2008
1 – 1.30 pm
FDT Klezmorim at ‘Across the Street, Around the World’, Kensington
Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX
A lunchtime set with the band playing trad klezmer – old and new.
Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Jim Marcovitch (accordion), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass), Matt Bacon (guitar).
Free open-air event.
More events….

Laura Wetzler – “A World of Jewish Music plus Great Classics of American Song”

Sunday, July 22nd – Concert
Laura Wetzler – “A World of Jewish Music plus Great Classics of American Song”

Singer, songwriter and folklorist Laura Wetzler performs with Robin Burdulis on percussion and Wes Brown on bass. Take a musical journey to Jewish communities in Uganda, Morocco, Tunisia, Poland, Ethiopia, Spain, Yemen, Greece, and Italy in a high-energy celebration of Jewish culture. “Laura is one of the very best,” says Pete Seeger.

at the National Yiddish Book Center
on the campus of Hampshire College, Route 116, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Reservations suggested.
2 P.M. Cost: $10
For additional information, an application or reservations, please phone us at 413-256-4900.

World of the Piyut in English

Top musicologists and other scholars from Snunit, Avi Chai Foundation, and Hebrew University, among others, have a new website with an English version up and running: An Invitation to Piyut. Accroding to the site: “There are two archives at the core of the website. The central archive is a collection of piyutim and melodies. Here you can find piyutim divided into various categories and run a general search on all of the piyutim. Each piyut has two central “pages.” The first offers an in-depth look at the piyut, presenting different perspectives of background, commentary, and explanation. The second is a list of melodies, including a range of melodies and performances of the piyut. The second archive contains texts and melodies not classically defined as piyutim – such as selections from Psalms or traditional Jewish prayers.…


MARCH 4-26, 2006!
Tickets and Info: 415-276-1511 or
Concerts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
Group, Senior and Student Discounts available

Opening Night March 4th for a rare Bay Area appearance of the heroically nutty,
genre-bending NEW ORLEANS KLEZMER ALLSTARS, New Orleans’ top world music band.
Of Special Interest:

FROM ISTANBUL TO JERUSALEM: 3/19 – Direct from Turkey- Yahudice: Sephardic
music from an ensemble of Turkey’s finest musicians with Israeli Ladino
singer Hadass Pal-Yarden. Thrust Stage/ Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Other Highlights:

I-TAL-YA: 3/5 – Italian Jewish music and song with Francesco Spagnolo,
Sharon Jan Bernstein and Michael Alpert, of Brave Old World

BAGELS AND BONGOS: 3/11- Septeto Rodriguez and special guest Irving Fields
in a riotous fusion of Havana, Harlem and the Catskills

TRADITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS: 3/12 – Cantors Alberto Mizrahi and Jack
, with pianists Anthony Coleman, Tova Morcos and others

JEWISH FRINGES: 3/16 – World premieres of New Music by top Bay Area
composers: Paul Dresher, Daniel David Feinsmith, Amy X Neuburg and John Schott

BEYLE SCHAECHTER-GOTTESMAN 3/23 – America’s leading Yiddish poet and
songwriter, honored this year by the NEA as a national treasure

THREE YIDDISH DIVAS 3/25 – Joanne Borts, Theresa Tova and Adrienne Cooper
pour passion and artistry into Yiddish jazz, cabaret and theater songs.…

Celebrate Freedoom with Music For Passover from URJ

Soundswrite newsletter: Volume 10, Number 7 • April, 2011 • Adar II/Nisan, 5771

Purim is over, which means Passover is just around the corner! Arguably the most widely observed of all Jewish holidays, Passover (Pesach) is a celebration of freedom–a remembrance of our people’s Exodus from slavery in Egypt over 3,000 years ago. Today, there’s an amazing array of terrific music for Pesach, both traditional and contemporary, to enliven your holiday and brighten your home, your car, your classroom, or anywhere else you listen to music. Check out these amazing recordings by clicking on any cover image below. Chag Pesach Sameach!

Good News for Choirs of Jewish Music

The music of Aminadav Aloni is being made available for free download (as pdf files) through the website of the Aminadav Aloni Music Foundation They are now offering almost all of the sheet music in the catalogue on the website as free downloads upon request. However, the links are not yet up, but those interested can contact Richard A. Braun, MD Vice President, Aminadav Aloni Music Foundation for those requests with serious interest in acquiring the music.

Reb Ben Zion Shenker Z’L

It is sad news to report the passing today, November 20, 2016, of Reb Ben Zion Shenker z”l. Reb Shenker was renowned as the composer of over a thousand songs in the chassidic tradition, at least 400 in the Modzitzer style. Shenker was born in Brooklyn in 1925. As a child, he participated in the synagogue choir led by cantor Joshua Samuel Weisser [Pilderwasser], then a leading cantor in country. In the late 1930s, Weisser aided his appearance on radio and helped set the stage for Shenker to study composition and music theory. While his parents were from nearby Lubin, Shenker became known for helping preserve the Modzitzer musical tradition of chassidic song after meeting the Modzitzer rebbe (Rabbi Saul Taub) in NY in 1940. He started transcribing many of the melodies sung by the rebbe and others in that community becoming essentially “musical secretary” for the dynasty. …


Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies together at Drom NYC
Wednesday, March 12th
Dynamic double bill of women’s bands, back by popular demand!

8:00pm – ISLE OF KLEZBOS klezmer sextet

9:30pm – The LASCIVIOUS BIDDIES cocktail pop quartet

$12 for both sets + club minimum
Drom: World Music/jazz nightclub & restaurant
85 Avenue A (near 6th St), East Village

A Heymishe Yiddishe Chanuke TODAY!

The American Society for Jewish Music
The American Jewish Historical Society
A Heymishe Yiddishe Chanuke
Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 3 PM
Zalmen Mlotek and Guests from
The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene
(All songs will be accompanied by English supertitles, as is
the custom at the National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene.)

Master Storyteller Isaiah Sheffer
of NPR’s Selected Shorts
Program followed by Menorah lighting, singing and reception.
$18 General; $12 Members;$9 Students & Seniors
For tickets call (212) 868-4444, or _www.smarttix.com_
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Jeff and Deborah play Manhattan Live Today

Miss the pre-game hype …And you can still watch the Superbowl later….go to a fun concert instead this afternoon.
Sunday, February 1 at 3 PM
Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street
near First Avenue, Manhattan
Sponsored by the Jewish War Veterans Post 1

This annual, multigenerational concert extravaganza features the internationally renowned Strauss/Warschauer Duo along with three wonderful groups comprised of friends and students of the Duo: The Columbia University Klezmer Band, the Port Washington Temple Beth Israel Intergenerational Klezmer Band and the Workmen’s Circle Klezmer Workshop.

$1 donation requested. Doors open at 2:45 PM.
(The Duo will perform one short set and present the three other klezmer groups.)
For more information, contact Jerry Alperstein at 212 477-3131 or

Hungry for Music? Metropolitan Klezmer TODAY

Sunday, February 1, 2009
11:00am – 2:00pm
City Winery
155 Varick Street at Vandam
New York, NY
Contact Info Phone: 212-608-0555

City Winery is a great new all-ages space for music, sweeping sight-lines with a raised stage and excellent acoustics. The klezmer brunch tradition is reborn in West Soho, with tasty treats including bagels, lox and much more… kosher too! And yes of course they do have the wine list. Wooden floors if you feel like dancing even.

Tickets just $10; kids under 13 are free! No minimum food or drink order, come on down.

Online tickets here:
featuring Metropolitan Klezmer ::: special brunch quintet formation ::: PAM FLEMING: trumpet, DAVE HOFSTRA: bass, DEBRA KREISBERG: clarinet/sax, EVE SICULAR: drums, & special guest SHOKO NAGAI: piano/accordion

The Colors of Water — Today in Boston!

Julie Silver plays Hancock Hall in Boston, March 22nd, 4PM…with the tremendously talented Yavilah McCoy and Josh Nelson.
Program: The Colors of Water – An original Mayyim Hayyim production telling the unique musical family history of four generations who found a home in Judaism through spirit and song.
Written by Anita Diamant, Janet Buchwald and Yavilah McCoy
Performers: Yavilah McCoy, Julie Silver, Josh Nelson and more!
Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

$54 General Admission (Reception and Performance) –Dessert Reception starts at 3pm
$36 Performance Only
$18 Students (performance only, please arrive at 3:45)

Israeli Music Successful Draw for American Audiences

by Uriel Heilman courtesy of JTA.
Whether out of hunger for a connection to Israel or mere interest in the music,
increasing numbers of Jews in America — both Americans and Israelis — are tuning
into Israeli music performances.

Singing in unintelligible gibberish as her hands strike the
darbuka drum with frantic intensity, the short, pretty brunette at center stage
holds the audience transfixed as she reaches the song’s crescendo.
When she sounds her final note, the audience rises for a standing ovation.
Though it is her New York debut concert, Israeli singer-songwriter Din Din Aviv is
no stranger here. The performance hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage is packed
with Israeli fans of Aviv who live in New York and American Jews clutching her CD.…

Yael Naim at City Winery

Oct. 29 and 30, 2011
Yael Naim: She Was A Boy Out
Bar Stools $25.00
Reserved Tables $28.00
Reserved Best Tables $32.00
VIP Tables $32.00

Their differing roots and their multiple passion for music unites them: YAEL NAIM releases a second, four-handed album together with DAVID DONATIEN, as a new collection of graceful songs.

After the worldwide success of the feel-good album, released in 2007, YAEL NAIM unveils her second album today « She Was a Boy ». Closeted in a Parisian apartment for two years, YAEL NAIM and DAVID DONATIEN perfected Yael’s songs in Hebrew and English, which culminated in a commercial and artistic success (Victoire de la Musique 2008, for the Album of the Year World Music category).


A Celebration of Jewish Music.

(This choral music article appears by permission of the World Zionist Organization. It first appeared on their website Hagshama.)

By: Ilene Bloch

Jews are a people of the Book as much as we are a people of the Note. The Musical Note, that is. We can trace the first Jewish choral work to Biblical times, where the entire nation made their choral debut in a paean to God for saving them from the hands of the pursuing Egyptians.

“My victory and song is G-d, that was my salvation.”
Ch. 15, verses 1-2, Shemot.

That can certainly help to explain the waves of passion and excitement that filled Tel Aviv’s Mann Auditorium during the Zimriya¹s, the world assembly of choirs, 50-year jubilee concert celebration that took place last month.…

Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies Free in Boston

Together with Outside the Box, Boston Jewish Music Festival will be presenting the grand finale event, a concert by Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies. This is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that produces ‘world devotional music.’ Don’t miss what promises to be a remarkable free concert Sunday, July 21, 4 pm at Boston City Hall Plaza.

“The Eternal Question (Di Alte Kashe)” New CD Released

Kame’a Media announces the release of “The Eternal Question (Di Alte
Kashe),” a compact disc by Yiddish singer Fraidy Katz. The CD comes with a
24-page booklet of Yiddish text, transliterations, English translations,
songwriter bios — and more.

Produced by Wolf Krakowski and Jim Armenti, TEQ features the musical and
vocal talents of 18 musicians from across the spectrum of Jewish, Americana and World Music.

Next Generation in Philly

Klezmer: The Next Generation
at Society Hill Synogogue
Saturday, January 27th 8:00 p.m.
$10, by phone (215) 922-6590 or at the door

Society Hill Synagogue’s own Dan Blacksberg brings his trombone and
friends Michael Winograd, clarinet, and Carmen Staaf, accordion, for an
evening of klezmer music at Society Hill Synagogue, 418 Spruce St,
Philadelphia, Saturday January 27th at 8:00 PM. Second to none among the
new generation of klezmer players, Dan, Michael and Carmen offer traditional
and original music drawn from the heritage of Eastern European Jewry. A
magical combination of years of experience (already) on the world’s klezmer
stage, the sanctuary’s excellent acoustics and superb musicianship will
bring us to our feet, joined in spirit by those who once called the
Synagogue’s building “Die Groyse Rumeyneshe Shul.…

Jewish Music Festival in Boston, MA –March 25 and 26

A GREAT event celebrating 26 years of the world renowned Klezmer
Conservatory Band
, with workshops, discussion and more! in happening March 25 and 26 in Newton, MA.
Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion Concert and Mini Music Festival
at the Leventhal Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA
JCC Box Office: 617-965-5226

A celebration of klezmer in Boston, birthplace of the klezmer
revival, features the Klezmer Conservatory Band along with former
band members Michael Alpert, Rosalie Gerut, Jeff Warschauer, Deborah
and other surprise guests!

Saturday, March 25, 2006 ­ 8pm
Sunday, March 26, 2006 ­ Concert ­ 4:00

Klezmer All-Star Bash at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, April 2, 8 pm, Klezmer at Carnegie Hall, with Alicia Svigal’s
all-gal supergroup Mikveh. Also on bill: David Krakauer, So-Called, the Klezmatics, Brave
Old World, Michael Wex, and more. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Super cool. Check it out at

Program Details
David Krakauer, Artistic Director
David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness!
The Klezmatics
Brave Old World
Frank London & Lorin Sklamberg Nigunim Trio with Rob Schwimmer
Socalled, Sampler, Piano and Vocals
Katie Moore, Vocals
Michael Wex, Emcee
World renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has put together an evening of some of the most important and influential talents of the klezmer world today. Together they will present a retrospective of the creativity and artistry in klezmer music over the last twenty years.…