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May 22, 2013
Klezmer Modality Session Three with Jeff WarshauerKlezmer Modality Session Three -- with Jeff Warshauer
We've had two great sessions on modality. This Thursday we will have one more session on this topic. We will continue our exploration of the minor modes, review the major modes, and work on modulating from mode to mode.
As always, we will continue our study through ear training, improvisation and composition exercises, and an exploration of written and aural source materials.
Come one, come all, even if you missed the previous sessions on modality. We'll get you caught up!
Thursday May 23, 2013 from 7 PM to 9 PM
The Workmen's Circle
247 West 37 Street #5,
New York, NY 10018
$30/$25 Workmen's Circle members.
For more information: email@example.com
Andy Statman Trio in NY concertsQueens: Wednesday 22 May @ 7PM
(Andy on clarinet & mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass and guest drummer Jordan Perlson)
Queens College - Free Concert!
Lefrak Concert Hall
Reeves Avenue Queens, NY 11367
Brooklyn: Thursday 23May @ 8PM
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope
(followed at 10 PM by our friend Frank London's Songs of Zebulon)
A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff Chamber Rock OperaA vimeo preview of the chamber rock opera "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" created and performed by Alica Jo Rabins. It was performed this May in Washington at the JCC. Look for the next performance venue! http://vimeo.com/album/2384842
Oud in the Middle WestMarina Toshich presents an album of new compositions for Oud.You can listen to some fascinating examples of this marriage of an old instrument with some new music, even jazz riffs, at:
Website has links to purchase the music. http://marinaoud.bandcamp.com/
YidStock 2013Join us for Yidstock 2013: the festival of new Yiddish music!
Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21 Live at the Yiddish Book Center
DON'T MISS OUT ON WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN AMAZING FESTIVAL!
Purchase your tickets today.
To purchase tickets for individual events or to purchase a Festival Pass:
http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/R?i=OUxhv-zFlGQX0WJsFs28rg A limited number of Festival Passes are available.*
*Festival Pass includes access to all concerts, lectures, and workshops
Back by popular demand, Yosi's Kosher Falafel Tent will be serving an assortment of great food.
- Thursday, July 18 -
*7pm | Klezmer Conservatory Band
- Saturday, July 20 -
*7pm | Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys and Klezperanto
- Sunday, July 21 -
*12pm | Wholesale Klezmer Band - Family Concert
*2pm | Brass Khazones: Steven Bernstein and Frank London play Cantorial Music
*4pm | Golem
*7pm | Yidstock All-Stars
Workshop · Lecture Schedule - Friday, July 20 -
*1pm | Lecture: Hebrew National Salvage: Rediscovering Lost Musical treasures with Hankus Netsky
*2pm | Lecture: Rockin' the Shtetl: The Essential Klezmer with Seth Rogovoy
*3:30pm | Workshop: Yiddish Folk Dance with instructor Steve Weintraub
*5pm | Workshop: Instrumental Klezmer with instructor Brian Bender
- Saturday, July 21 -
*4pm | Talk: New Riffs: Improvising a Contemporary Yiddish Culture with Aaron Lansky and Seth Rogovoy
For more information and to purchase tickets:
Website - www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock
Phone - 413-256-4900
**PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final, we cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges.
Sponsored by the Valley Advocate | Preview Magazine, WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. ================================================================ Yiddish Book Center www.yiddishbookcenter.org Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 Phone: 413-256-4900 Fax: 413-256-4700
Craig Taubman's Friday Night Live at Ford TheaterRabbis Nicole Guzik and David Wolpe will join celebrated musician Craig Taubman for this Friday Night Live service at the Ford for the third year running on June 14, 2013.
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068
Friday Night Live at the Ford will be held under the stars in one of the city's great venues, and include musical performances from Duvid Swirsky, George Komsky, and husband and wife team Lynn Harrell and Helen Nightengale.
Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner while enjoying a pre-show festival featuring performances by YouTube sensation Ari Herstand, MiMoDa Jazzo Gruppa, and an art show curated by Laurel Johnson. Gates open at 6:00 PM and Shabbat services will begin at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are $10 and on sale now at the Ford Theater's website. This event has sold out both years so, don't delay! http://fordtheatres.org/en/events/details/id/680
May 16, 2013
Yiddishkeit Klezmer EnsembleSunday, May 26, 2013
11:00am until 2:00pm
at City Winery 155 Varick St, NYC
The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble (from the Pioneer Valley of Central/Western Massachusetts) will perform a concert of original and traditional Klezmer music. Brian Bender - trombone, accordion, vocals, piano, poyk
Anna Sobel - fiddle, poyk, dumbek, piano, vocals, storytelling, puppetry
Sruli Dresdner - clarinet, accordion, poyk, vocals
Lisa Mayer - fiddle, vocals
Tickets are $10.
Food is available at the venue.
www.citywinery.com/newyork/yiddishkeit-klezmer-ensemble-5-26.html The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble has recently released a CD entitled "A Freylekhs Far Ale". More info at: www.yiddishkeitklezmer.com/sound%20clips.html
Julien Clerc to appear in IsraelFrench singing star Julien Clerc will appear with a 40 piece orchestra in Israel on Sunday July 7, 2013 at the National Opera house in Tel Aviv, 19 Sderot Shaul HaMelech at 20h30. He will perform his standards along with some of his new repertoire. This is the French singer's first time to perform in Israel. For more information, contact WWW.LOLLYPROD.COM -OU- 03.658.59.59
May 12, 2013
Yiddish in the CityHeather Klein and Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert
Pianist: Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/Center for Jewish History
Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
May 08, 2013
Yiddish singing star Anthony Russell in MiamiAnthony Russell will perform in Miami on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the first solo concert presented by the Winter Jewish Music Concert.
Tickets for the concert are now on sale online http://www.jewishconcert.org/tickets/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006. General admission for the concert is $18, and sponsor tickets are $36.
Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell was profiled this week in the Times of Israel. "If you think you know what a Yiddish singing star looks like, think again. The new, hot name in the world of Yiddish musical performance is Anthony Russell, and he’s a 33-year-old, 6’1’’ African-American hipster from Oakland, California," the author wrote. "Baptist-born and Jew by choice, opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell’s ‘niggunim’ have soul." Read the rest of the article http://www.timesofisrael.com/just-your-typical-61-african-american-yiddish-singer/
The concert will include a variety of music—Yiddish music, music in Hebrew, and African American spirituals. Mr. Russell will be accompanied by Alan Mason, the Music Director of the Winter Jewish Music Concert.
The concert will be at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 N.E. 19th Street, located in the heart of the new Miami—blocks from the Arsht Center, Wynwood, and Midtown.
Nashir! The Rottenberg ChoraleNashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
Music calm & boisterous plus a taste of Jewish a capella
On Sunday, June 2, at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York. The eclectic program features works by David Berger, Charles Davidson, Flory Jagoda and Bonia Shur
Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17 (seniors/students).
For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330) and on the web at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/MCH.
April 24, 2013
Hava Nagila (The Movie) at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MAHava Nagila (The Movie)
Opens Friday, April 26
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
It's to music what the bagel is to food - a Jewish staple that has transcended its origins and become ingrained in people's consciousness worldwide. Bob Dylan sang it. So did Elvis. And that's only the beginning when it comes to the infectious part song, "Hava Nagila." Director Roberta Grossman's buoyant and surprisingly deep documentary follows the bouncy melody on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, Hava Nagila (The Movie) takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills, Greenwich Village, Hollywood - and even Bollywood - using the song as a springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music. For more information and screening times, visit http://www.coolidge.org/content/hava-nagila-movie. Tickets may be purchased via the web site or at the Coolidge box office.
April 16, 2013
Jewish Choral Festival July 2013Register Now for the 24th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 21 - 25, 2013
Hallel V'Zimrah Award
is Presented to Iconic Israeli Performer YEHORAM GAON
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April 09, 2013
"the Yellow Ticket,"Alicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, performed live by Klezmer Unfettered: Marilyn Lerner and Alicia Svigals
. April 29, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St.
Tel: (617) 734-2501
A panel discussion will follow the film.
Tickets are on sale now for $25, https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9746104.
The Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.
Co-presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival and the New Center for Arts and Culture at Coolidge Corner Theater in collaboration with the Boston Jewish Film Festival
April 08, 2013
Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University Campus
Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943 An Evening of Songs and Testimonies from Letters, Diaries and Memoirs.
In October 1942 the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was ordered. In January 1943 armed resistance to the deportations began forcing their suspension. On April 19, 1943, the Germans ordered Ukrainian auxiliaries to reenter the ghetto to round up the remaining Jews. The Jews managed to resist the assault for three weeks. On May 8 the fighters were killed, the remaining Jews deported to killing centers. The Warsaw ghetto with its 400,000 Jews was liquidated.
We are commemorating the courage and endurance of the Jews of Warsaw in an evening that features Yiddish songs and diary entries composed in the ghetto as well as letters and accounts written outside the ghetto by distressed Polish and German witnesses to the destruction.
Sophie Michaux (mezzo soprano)
Eugenia Gerstein (piano, choral conductor)
Temple Emanuel Choir
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
April 05, 2013
Kol Rinah Spring ConcertKol Rinah, Westchester's Jewish Chorale's Spring Concert
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3 PM
Address: Solomon Schechter School, 30 Dellwood Road, White Plains, NY 10605
Admission: GA $18; Students/Seniors $12. ($2 Discount for Advance Sales)
For more info, see: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call (914) 243-9059
Music genre: an eclectic offering of songs from our rich Jewish heritage, ranging from liturgical to contemporary, in English, Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew
Once I Had a Fiddle CD ReleaseCD RELEASE CONCERT AND TANTSHOYZ
Once I Had a Fiddle
The Strauss Warschauer Duo
Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 PM
As part of the New York Klezmer Series at the Steven Wise Free Synagogue World-renowned klezmer musicians Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer are celebrating their 18th anniversary performing and teaching as the Strauss Warschauer Duo. And what better way to celebrate this creative milestone than with a CD release concert and tantshoyz at the New York Klezmer Series?
Deborah and Jeff will perform music from their brand new CD, Once I Had a Fiddle. Special guests include dance master Steven Weintraub and drummer extraordinaire Aaron Alexander. Strauss and Warschauer are sweet and soulful performers who draw from klezmer, Yiddish, Hasidic and liturgical music and culture, adding their own original compositions and song settings. Their music is grounded in tradition, yet thoroughly contemporary.
"Terrific"-- The New York Times
No Place On EarthNo Place On Earth
Documentary film with Yiddish voicework
Opening today, Friday, April 5
at Lincoln Center and Angelika Film Center
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April 03, 2013
The Collapse Guitar Quartet - Live at Spectrum, NYC*Date*: Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM. Venue name: *Spectrum https://www.facebook.com/pianosnyc
ADDRESS: 121 Ludlow St. New York NY 10002
Cover price: Admission $10
Music genre: Modern Classical
For more info, see: http://spectrumnyc.com/blog/
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March 28, 2013
STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME--NEW OPERASTEAL A PENCIL FOR ME--
OPERA BASED ON LIVES
OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS JAAP & INA POLAK
Semi-Staged Concert Performances in New York on April 28 & 30 of a new opera in two acts by Gerald Cohen and Deborah Brevoort
These semi-staged concert performances will take place on:
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation, Scarsdale, NY; and
Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Details can be found on Gerald Cohen 's website
Shaarei Tikvah Congregation is located at 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale NY. Individual tickets are $30 at the door; $25 in advance; $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Please contact (914) 472-2013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd st.), New York, NY. Tickets, available at www.jtsa.edu/stealapencil, are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $15 for seniors; free for students with valid ID.
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March 24, 2013
Jewish Girl Suspended from School for SingingIn the realm of "hasn't this gone more than far enough?", a Jewish girl was suspended from her Orthodox school for singing on a popular Israeli TV show. The Jewish Music WebCenter supports singing as a basic human right for men and women, boys and girls. Orthodox communities may need to reexamine the issue in light of the Jewish sacred texts which describe Jewish women singing and leading the people in song and dance. Read about this discussion in an article in
Tel Aviv University to hold Summer Yiddish Classeshttp://www.naomiyiddish.tau.ac.il/
The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University
The summer program will take place on the Tel Aviv University campus from June 16 to July 11, 2013. The program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels. Language instruction will be supplemented by an afternoon program of lectures, conversation workshops, tours, and by evening cultural and social events.
Read more about Yiddish in Israel at the website.
March 22, 2013
Passover Online MelodiesFor those who are looking to cram before the holiday in remembering the tunes -- it's easy to do with "Digital Haggadah". There are both Sephardi and Ashkenazi melodies. http://www.judaism.com/digital_haggadah/
March 14, 2013
Alexandria Kleztet in DC March 16Saturday, March 16 -- The Alexandria Kleztet and Bangla Avenue as part of BloomBars
3222 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
$10 suggestion donation at the door
9 to 11 pm
This is part of the World Music Series at this very hip DC performance space. Kleztet on first, followed by the Bengalese/Jazz fusion band Bangla Avenue from 10 to 11 pm.
For this performance, the Kleztet will consist of yours truly, along with bassist Scott Harlan and violinist Susan Jones. Special guests, including percussionist Faheem Khemani and guitarist Cristian Perez, will be joining us for a few songs. Crazy world music jamming is sure to ensue!
March 11, 2013
GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & SongGOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Book launch for Mystical Vertigo by Aubrey L. Glazer with performances by Jaffa Road, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan & Ernie Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Aaron Lightstone, Waleed Abdulhamid, jeff Wilson and Sundaar Viswantathan.
Featuring a closing set from JAFFA ROAD who have put these lively poems to music on their two Juno-nominated albums.
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New York Klezmer Series: ALL NEW MUSICThe New York Klezmer Series
at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:30pm
Alicia Svigals' evening of all new klezmer!
Location: 30 W. 68th St., New York, New York 10023
With Michael Winograd, clarinet; Patrick Farrell, accordion; Don Godwin, tuba.
A whole evening of only all new klezmer tunes! With compositions by Alicia Svigals, Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell, Aaron Alexander, Pete Rushefsky, Zev Feldman, and possibly more...like Joshua Waletzky, Sarah Gordon, and maybe a surprise or two. Nothing old! Nothing borrowed!
Steve Weintraub will be teaching the dance workshop before- learn to improvise with your body.
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Winter Jewish Music Concert presents Anthony Mordechai Tzvi RussellWinter Jewish Music Concert presents its first solo concert
For details: http://www.jewishconcert.org
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. But just as compelling is his talent. As one critic commented, "The first time I played a recording of Anthony Russell singing a Yiddish song, it was as if thunder rolled through the house. His rich bass voice wraps itself around a song and makes it rattle the windows.”
Mr. Russell has performed Yiddish song in New York, Boston, Toronto, and Northern California, where he makes his home. This will be his first performance in the Southeast United States.
Mr. Russell will be accompanied by Alan Mason
(http://www.jewishconcert.org/alan-mason/) , the Music Director of the Winter Jewish Music Concert.
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March 10, 2013
9Volt + diNMachineCD RELEASE CONCERT + diNMachine -
Live APRIL 7 AT Manhattan’s Bowery Electric
Date: Sunday, April 7 at 9 PM
Address: 327 Bowery New York, NY 10003
at: Bowery Electric
Telephone: (212) 228-0228
Event URL: http://www.theboweryelectric.com
Band URL: http://9voltmusic.com/press/
*Cover price*: Admission $10
*Music genr*e: New Jazz-Rock
*Description:* 9Volt, the avantgarde, jazz-based New York City trio who recently released *Open Circuit*, perform a second record release show on April 7 at Bowery Electric.
The New York Times praises the band: "On its new album, “Open Circuit” (OutNow), the collective known as 9 Volt… thrashes toward an expressive new-breed fusion, informed by a few generations of downtown experimentation…" — NATE CHINEN, New York Times, February 2013.
The outfit features a collection of New York's brightest underground jazz players. *All About Jazz* said Parker is a "powerful young jazz musician to be reckoned with," adding "Parker and his band are the best-kept secret in New York right now." John Zorn described Maoz as "a cutting edge guitarist who combines the harmonic lyricism of Bill Frisell with the angst and skronk of Marc Ribot... keep your eyes and ears on this guy." Halevy toured with Arnie Lawrence's band for six years and has been a widely coveted session player performing with Sheila Jordan, Joel Frahm and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
*Open Circuit*, the trio's debut album, was recently released via OutNow Recordings. *NYC Jazz Record* described the album as "a synthesis of many things that define powerful 'new' music - electronics and other sound elements, very free improvisation and the passion of the world of rock.".
With diNMachine http://dinmachine.com/
Check our website for the entire program: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/
Simply Tsfat in NYC March 10SPECIAL SUNDAY SHOW!! On a U.S. Tour From Israel
Sunday March 10th
More Details at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
SPECIAL THURSDAY SHOW!!
On a U.S. Tour From Israel
SHLOMO KATZ Thursday March 14th
Doors 7:30Cover $15
EDEN / YEHUDAH SCHUPPER / THE CRAWLING KINGS / SIMPLY TSFAT / SHLOMO KATZ / ANDY STATMAN / AYN SOF ARKESTRA
March 06, 2013
Charming Hostess at BarbesSATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
8:00 pm Charming Hostess
DETAILS: Charming Hostess performs music from The Bowls Project. The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the region now known as Iraq. For this show, Charming Hostess is Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes and Brandon Seabrook.
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