Announcements

Nashir in NYC!

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
On Sunday, May 31, 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 Eric Whitacre, Yehezkel Braun, Gil
Aldema
and Salomone Rossi, in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, French and Lugandan.

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.

Music In Our Time at CJH in NYC

Music in Our Time: 2015
Concert May 31 2015 3pm
Music from Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; Yulzari‘s Le Grand Méchant, l’Oud and Il était une Fois; Kaminsky‘s Duo for Cello and Piano; Cohen‘s Steal a Pencil for Me; Fine‘s A Short Alleluia; and Ladino songs by Neumann. Performed by Charles Neidich, Rémy Yulzari, Ilana Davidson, Laura Leon, Donna Breitzer, Nadav Lev, and artists from Mannes College The New School of Music.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 American Society for Jewish Music/American Jewish Historical Society/Center for Jewish History members; $9 students, seniors

Purchase Tickets
presented by American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music

Neshama Carlebach Live!

NESHAMA LIVE!

May 3, 7PM
Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson in Concert
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
For further info please visit jewishwisdomandwellness.org

May 7, 7PM
Washington DC JCC
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neshama is honored to be opening the Washington Jewish Music
Festival Series with her band, Reverend Milton Vann, members of
The Glory to God Singers and special Guest Appearance by Josh
Nelson.
For further information please visit wjmf.org/neshamacarlebach

Zion 80 in NYC for Six Weeks

Zion 80 will kick off a six-week residency at Joe’s Pub in NYC, starting on May 5 at 9:30pm. Shows are every Tuesday night from May 5-June 9. Zion 80 will be playing music from their debut CD plus Adramelech: Zion80 plays John Zorn’s Book of Angels vol. 22 and some brand new music. Come on down and join them!

Tuesdays at 9:30pm
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
May 5
May 12 – special guests Shlomit & RebbeSoul
May 19 – Q&A with George Robinson (The Jewish Week) before the show
May 26 – special guest Cyro Baptista
June 2
June 9

Group rates available: email info@zion80.com for details.

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.
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/yidstock-2015-festival-new-yiddish-music-0 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!!
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/yidstock-2015-festival-new-yiddish-music-0

Kol Arev in Concert in Cambridge, MA

Kol Arev and the Seraphim Singers
A concert about “Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented”
Jennifer Lester, Music Director
Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00pm*
First Church (Congregational)
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
$20 regular / $15 students & seniors
*Composer panel discussion at 2:30pm

This collaboration with Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College features music inspired by the holy city of Jerusalem, including ancient psalms, world premieres by Israeli composer Avner Dorman and Boston’s Joseph Ness, and works by Aaron Copland, James Woodman, Mikołaj Zieleński, Manuel de Sumaya, Volker Wangenheim, and more. With Heinrich Christensen, organ.

Visit www.seraphimsingers.org for more information.

Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody at New York Klezmer Series

Tues. April 28, 2015

NY Klezmer Series Proudly Presents: Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody

The New York Klezmer Series
Tuesdays at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th Street, NY NY 10023
212-877-4050

All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

Tickets: $15 at door
Doors open at 7pm.
For more info go to www/aaronalexander.com/wp

The Yellow Ticket in Detroit

Friday 4/24/2015 7pm
Detroit Film Theatre, Detroit Institute of Art
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals performs her original score live to
1918 silent film, with special guest, Seattle Symphony clarinetist
Laura DeLuca

The work, which was awarded the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 2012
New Jewish Music Network commission, is currently touring the U.S.
and Canada. Next stop: a return engagement at the Detroit Institute
of Art. This performance, with Alicia on violin and pianist Marilyn
Lerner
, will also be a reprise performance of a new version of the
score for clarinet, violin and piano, commissioned by Music of
Remembrance and featuring Seattle Symphony clarinetist Laura DeLuca.

Remarkably progressive for its time, The Yellow Ticket (1918) is the
first film to explore the discrimination of Jews in Tsarist Russia
and stars famed Polish actress Pola Negri, Hollywood?s first
European silent film star.…
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Yiddish Summer Weimar

Yiddish Summer Weimar will have an extensive array of programming in Yiddish music in the summer of 2015

For more information, visit their website at:
http://www.yiddishsummer.eu/

Workshop Weeks (Workshopwochen)
From July 18 to August 9, Yiddish summer Weimar: offers beginner through advanced workshops in Yiddish instrumental music (klezmer), vocal music, dance, language, and more, taught by some of today’s leading artists. With participants of all ages and from all around the world, Yiddish Summer workshops touch the mind, heart, soul, and body. You won’t believe how much you can learn in an atmosphere that is so open and supportive! It’s no wonder that many of today’s most creative and successful Yiddish music projects have roots in Yiddish Summer Weimar. Concerts, jam sessions in outdoor cafés, Yiddish dance events, and more contribute to the justly famous “Yiddish Summer Weimar” atmosphere during the Workshop Weeks.…
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Eleanor Reissa Concert in NY

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center-Bronx
Annual Holocaust Program
A concert by the well known Yiddish singer, actress and director
Eleanor Reissa

Sunday, April 26th 2015 1:30 PM
Contribution: $3.50 Members free
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

917-930-0295
Corner 208th street, nr. Montefiore Hospital

D train to 205th St. or 4 train to Moshulu Parkway

International Yiddish Festival in Tel Aviv

The International Yiddish Festival will take place in Tel Aviv April 4-6 from Motzi Shabbat to Monday April 6 2015 at the Suzanne Dalal Center, Tel Aviv. For more information, go to the festival page at http://www.suzannedellal.org.il/?CategoryID=447

The Festival will feature Kayah (Poland) with special Trio
Warszawo Ma. Yiddish and Klezmer songs from the rich Polish musical and cultural heritage, as well as Polish classics which have been translated to Hebrew and Yiddish and have become rooted in Israeli culture.
Jan Smoczyński – piano
Michał Miśkiewicz – drums
Michał Barański – bass

Ora Sittner sings the best of Itzik Manger
Ora Sittner performs the biggest classics by Itzik Manger, along Hebrew translations of his songs with music composed by Sasha Argov. An intimate and moving recital following Sittner’s album “Nigun Sherodef Aharai” (A tune which follows me).…
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Der Idisher Idol

International Festival of Composition and Interpretation of Yiddish Songs
will be held in Mexico City June 14, 2015.
Call for singers and composers!
The deadline for entry, to submit a video is April 13, 2015.
– The sign-up period closes on April 13, 2015. Contestants will be able to sign up through the official website: www.deridisheridol.com

Participation is open without restriction to age or gender, to singles or groups of Jewish communities.It is not even necessary to know Yiddish to participate! For full information, see the website of Der Idisher Idol at: http://www.deridisheridol.com/en/index.html
The website includes the rules for submission and registration for the competitions.

CFP: Sholem Aleichem, 1916- 2016: Writing Place

CFP: Sholem Aleichem, 1916- 2016: Writing Place
International Conference
Jerusalem, 16-18 May 2016

The centennial of the death of Sholem Aleichem (Rabinovich), the most well-known and celebrated Yiddish author , creates an opportunity to revisit his life and work. His direct and indirect influence permeates literary, theatrical, and cinematic representations of East European Jewish life and, in his late work, America. Straddling the fine line between empathy and irony, Sholem Aleichem’s writing is a sensitive guide to the vicissitudes of cultural modernization, secularization, migration, and revolution.

As a research consortium based in four Israeli universities, the “Da’at Hamakom”/ ICORE Center for the Study of Cultures of Place in the Modern Jewish World invites interested scholars and senior graduate students to submit proposals (for individual papers or for panel sessions), which will aim to illuminate the various facets of “place” in Sholem Aleichem’s oeuvre or in cultural representations derived from his work.…
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KlezCalifonia Finale in Berkeley Sunday March 22

Sunday, March 22,2015
1:00-6:00pm
Jewish Music Festival Finale and Dance Party. Sing, dance and be inspired to make your own music. Dancing led by international Jewish dance expert Steve Weintraub

1:00 – 1:30 Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra
1:40 – 2:10 Nigunim Community Chorus
2:20 – 3:50 Pop-Up Chorus: Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah
4:00 – 6:00 Dance Party with Steve Weintraub and Veretski Pass

Presented in association with KlezCalifornia. Tickets: $15 general / $12 seniors, students, JCCEB members. Box office: 800.838.3006. More info: jewishmusicfestival.org.

At JCC of the East Bay, BERKELEY

Dance Workshops with Steve Weintraub, March 17-19 2015

Dance in Berkeley, CA with Steve Weintraub!
Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm, Steve Weintraub, Magician of Jewish Dance, presents three workshops:
Tuesday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Styles (Part 1). Dancing at a simkheh is not only a pleasure, it is also a
mitzveh and a gift to those celebrating. Learn to show off with the Bottle Dance, and be part of a Human Roulette Wheel and the Crushing Walls!

Wednesday, Make ‘Em Dance, for musicians and bands. Musicians will take turns dancing. Learn correct tempos and
feeling for each dance style. Improved playing guaranteed!

Thursday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Style (Part 2). It’s Yiddish barn dancing! Including the Jewish square dance called the sher, and a variety of other fun and social dances with ballroom roots.…
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Yiddish Songfest in NYC

City Lore presents Zingeray: Yiddish Songfest
Wednesday, March 18th 6:30 – 8pm
Admission is $15.00
City Lore
56 East 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues
with
Ethel Raim, Carol Freeman, Janet Leuchter, Esther Gottesman, Josh Waletsky, Gerry Marcus, Sarah Gordon
songs will be sung a cappella in the unaccompanied Yiddish tradition, followed by audience participation

http://citylore.org/event/yiddish-songfest/

The music will be preceded by a 10 minute talk by Yiddishist Ross Perlin about Yiddish in New York and on the Lower East Side, going back to a time when “First and First was a Yiddish Speaking intersection.” Following the music, we invite the audience to share of their favorite Yiddish songs, stories, words, and mementos, led by Elissa Sampson.
Buy tickets here

Itzhak Perlman: “In the Fiddler’s House” Anniversary

Carnegie Hall
Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF]
Performance Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Itzhak Perlman: “In the Fiddler’s House”
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/3/31/0730/PM/Itzhak-Perlman-In-the-Fiddlers-House/

Maestro and violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) for its centennial gala concert presentation of “In the Fiddler’s House.” The performance features Klezmer musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Judy Bressler, Frank London, Hankus Netzky, Lorin Skamberg, Andy Statman, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band, along with special guests.
Performers

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Michael Alpert, Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, and Violin
Alan Bern, Piano
Kurt Bjorling, Bass Clarinet and Tsimbl
Judy Bressler, Vocals and Percussion
Frank London, Trumpet
Hankus Netzky, Music Director, Saxophone, and Piano
Lorin Skamberg, Vocals and Accordion
Andy Statman, Clarinet and Mandolin
The Klezmer Conservatory Band…
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The Bluegrass Kabbalat Shabbat Experience

Featuring Naomi Less
Friday | March 6 | Service at 6:15pm

Join Matt Check and Naomi Less for a Kabbalat Shabbat experience featuring both traditional and newly composed melodies, infused with the vitality of bluegrass rhythms.
With musicians Jordan Shapiro, Sarah Alden, Jacob Tilove & Max Johnson.
Cost: $15 per person.
CLICK ON THE BELOW LINK TO REGISTER

https://mcheck.wufoo.com/forms/the-bluegrass-kabbalat-shabbat-experience/

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Dance Workshops with Steve Weintraub, March 17-19 2015

Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm, Steve Weintraub, Magician of Jewish Dance, presents three workshops:
Tuesday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Styles (Part 1). Dancing at a simkheh is not only a pleasure, it is also a
mitzveh and a gift to those celebrating. Learn to show off with the Bottle Dance, and be part of a Human Roulette Wheel and the Crushing Walls!

Wednesday, Make ‘Em Dance, for musicians and bands. Musicians will take turns dancing. Learn correct tempos and
feeling for each dance style. Improved playing guaranteed!

Thursday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Style (Part 2). It’s Yiddish barn dancing! Including the Jewish square dance called the sher, and a variety of other fun and social dances with ballroom roots.…
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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, jewishmusicfestival.org. Tickets: 800.838.3006 or via website.

Zingeray: A Little Yiddish in NY

Yiddish Book Sale and Zingeray
Monday, March 9, 2015
Booksale (4-7 PM) Zingeray (7-8 PM) at CYCO Books
51-02 21st Street, #A-2 (7th floor).

Directions: Subway-Take the 7 train to the 2nd stop in Queens, Hunters-Point. Walk
to 21st street. Turn left, cross the street, and walk over a small bridge.
Car: Auto- Take Queens Mid-Town Tunnel. We are the first building you see as you
exit the tunnel. Take the extreme right toll both to pay toll. Take an immediate
Right at the Borden Avenue Exit. Left turn onto Borden Avenue, first left on to 21st
street. Start to look for parking – 51-02 21st Street.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1595208970694484
An evening of Nahum Stutchkoff’s works
Wednesday, March 18, 20157:00 PM(NYC – Location TBA)
With readings and songs by the great Yiddish linguist, radio personality and
playwright
Featuring Shane Baker, Leyzer Burko, Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Steve Sterner
and Suzanne Toren
Sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
http://congressforjewishculture.org/
kongres@earthlink.net
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Two Life-Long Journeys Through Jewish Music

The Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo
Feb 28, 2015
8pm
recologie
49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914-278-9350
info@recologie.com

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner’s combined experience in the field of Jewish music is over
80 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others’ projects, Ken
recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble
and assisting in the release of Sy’s very popular klezmer music transcription fake
books, while Sy has performed with Ken’s bands including Kapelye, one of the first
bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser
known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire as well as original works.

RESERVE TICKETS

Academic Conference on Jewish Liturgical Music in Leeds, UK

For the first time in Britain an International Academic Conference is being devoted to the music of Jewish prayer. Internationally acclaimed scholars in Jewish liturgical music will lead the programme presented jointly by the School of Music, University of Leeds and the Academic Wing of the European Cantors Association.

University of Leeds, UK
Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 June 2015

The conference is organised in association with the international research project Performing the Jewish Archive, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Supported by the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS University of London

More details email conference@cantors.eu
or see http://www.mmm.leeds.ac.uk/magnified-sanctified
and
www.cantors.eu

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Professor Emeritus Eliyahu Schleifer, Professor of Sacred Music and Director of the School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/ Jerusalem, Israel
Professor Mark Kligman, Professor of Jewish Music University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Professor Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, Research Professor, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA (near Boston) …
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Cafe Crawl for the Boston Jewish Music Festival

As a part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival’s Cafe Crawl, a duo formation of di bostoner klezmer is tickled to announce that they will be performing on Thursday, March 5 from 8:00-10:00 P.M. at Kolbo (437 Harvard St., Brookline/Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA).

Come hear some rare, tasty, flashy, meditative, authentic klezmer and Hasidic music from clarinetist Dena Ressler and Digital and Acoustic Accordion World Champion Cory Pesaturo.
The festival has a wonderful selection of artists – see bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/ for the complete offerings.
Transportation: Kolbo is on the #66 bus from Harvard and Dudley Squares & within walking distance of the Coolidge Corner stop of the “C” Green Line. On-street and municipal lot parking is available (assuming that we don?t get another 2-4? of snow by then 🙁…
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Sacred Bridge Program in Cambridge, MA

Sunday, March 29 2015
3:00pm
Longy School of Music
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 3:00 pm
27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. The program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. The Boston Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.
Below is a link to the Artistic Director’s Program Notes.
http://www.bostoncamerata.com/download/SacredBridgePgmFullNotes.pdf
For tickets, see the boston camerata website: http://www.bostoncamerata.com/blog/upcoming/touring/

Shalshelet 6th International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music

We want to be sure you know about the March 15 2015 deadline for submissions of music to Shalshelet’s 6th International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music which wlll take place in Philadelphia on December 13-15, 2015. Shalshelet Festival is interested in music of any style, composed by people of any age and background, that is a new setting of traditional/liturgical Jewish text.
There is more information at www.Shalshelet.org/submission
.
​For questions about the ​submissions process or the Festival, contact:
Shalshelet@newjewishmusic.com.
Please share this with anyone who might be interested.

Sarah Hyams
Executive Director
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music
www.Shalshelet.org
240.715.4249

BOSTON Jewish Music Festival is NOW!

It’s major! The Boston jewish Music Festival February 27 – March 15 2015 has plenty of events around the region. If you haven’t gone yet, this is your chance to get tickets to major or any events you want to attend. There’s plenty for adults, children, teens and families.
http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/

To get the online brochure of the festival, just
click here!
Get on board! The Boston Jewish Music Festival just keeps getting better and better. This year has some spectacular events planned with a theme of “musical bridges” .

Jewish Music Forum features Ezro Malakov

The Jewish Music Forum is offering a program being given at the Center for Jewish History
on Monday, March 2nd at 7 PM.
Celebrating the release of an important new book by Dr. Evan Rapport, Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York (Oxford University Press), with live music examples by some of New York’s most respected Bukharian musicians led by master singer Ezro Malakov, this promises to be a wonderfully informative and entertaining evening.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY
Please RSVP at: info@jewishmusicforum.org
Reception to follow.
Additional information about the program, Dr. Rapport and the performers is below.
I hope you will be able to join us on Monday, March 2nd. Admission is free.
Please RSVP to info@jewishmusicforum.org.…
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Morris Hollender: A Musical Tribute

Morris Hollender: A Musical Tribute with Hankus Netsky
With Henry Carrey, Jessica Kate Meyer, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and the NEC Jewish music ensemble

An afternoon devoted to this unforgettable man, a Holocaust survivor from
Czechoslovakia, who shared so many amazing songs and melodies
Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 PM
Temple Beth Israel25 Harvard Street Waltham, MA
(781) 894-5146
http://tbiwaltham.org/

Call for Papers Conference in Budapest

Call for Papers
Exoticism, Orientalism and National Identity in Musical Theatre
International Musicological Conference on the Centenary of the Death of Karl Goldmark
Budapest, 11-12 December, 2015
Institute of Musicology
(Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Karl Goldmark was a key figure of the musical culture of the Austro-Hungarian
Monarchy. He was born in a Hungarian city as a son of a Jewish chazzan, but his
activity concentrated mostly to Vienna. He considered himself Hungarian, but all of
his operas were composed in German and, except Gatz von Berlichingen, premiered in
Vienna. Thus, his life and oeuvre represents not only the problematic questions of
citizenship, religion and national identity in Central Europe at the turn of the
century, but also their impact on a variety of musical genres (operas, symphonic
works, chamber music, choral music, works for piano and songs).…
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Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet

Saturday, February 14 — Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228-5317
443-831-6422
8:30 to 11:30 pm
In the “Barn.” A joint production of CCBC (Catonsville) and ChileSwing.
$10 for undergraduate students with a valid school ID card.
$12 for CCBC employees with valid CCBC ID card and those over 64 years.
$15 for the public. Beginner lesson included at 7:30 pm.
Sean Lane on piano, Ed Hrybyk on double bass, Wes Crawford on drums, and special guest vocalist Renee Tannenbaum!
Here’s the FB event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/909518649078677/

Paul Cohen Recital in NYC

Faculty Recital: Dr. Paul Cohen. Included will be Dr. Steve Cohen’s Sonata for Soprano Saxophone (2002) accompanied by Dr. Allison Brewster Franzetti at the piano.
Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 7:30 PM
Greenfield Recital Hall
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue (enter at Broadway and West 122nd Street, NW corner)
New York, NY 10025
for more info: (212) 749-2802

Toyznt tamen = A thousand flavors CD Release

CD Release Party for Miryem-Khaye Seigel
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7 PM
Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street, NYC

With special guests: Michael Winograd (Producer, Arranger, Clarinet), Patrick Farrell (Accordion), Alicia Svigals (Violin), Rémy Yulzari (Bass)
$20 general admission $15 students, seniors and YIVO members

Co-sponsored by Eldridge Street Shul, YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research, CYCO Books, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, Sholem Aleichem
Cultural Center, Congress for Jewish Culture.

LABAmusic: Alicia Svigals, Yoav Gal, Nadav Lev

Friday January 9 and Sunday January 11 (with brunch included!)

LABA, A Laboratory of Jewish Culture,
presents award-winning opera and contemporary music,
featuring LABA fellowship alumni Alicia
Svigals
, Klezmer Violinist, Yoav Gal, and Nadav Lev.

From world music to indie opera, their diverse voices are united by the common
thread of Jewish culture – a mesmerizing tapestry of some of the
best original music made in downtown NYC.

Where: 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York, New York 10003
When: Friday 1/9 at 8 pm, Sunday 1/11 at 11:30, including brunch!
Tickets: $15, free with APAP badge.

Get Tickets here:
http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maarAJgackqVDbIFEx6eafpQav/

David Lowy releases “Ata Imadi” CD and Download

With the release of his debut album Ata Imadi, Dovid Lowy has made his very first entry into the world of Jewish music. Lowy’s rich vocals are smooth, grabbing the listener’s attention from the album’s opening notes. A guitar player who often sings at weddings and kumzitzes, Lowy is also a rebbe at Aish Hatorah in Jerusalem, who grew up surrounded by Jewish music. His lifelong love of the genre is evident in the varied mix of songs on his all new album featuring seven original compositions as well contributions from Eli Klein and the Abie Rotenberg. With arrangements by Jeff Horvich, Eli Klein, Yitz Berry and Eli Woznika, choirs and backup vocals by Ari Goldwag and duets with both Abie Rotenberg and Yosef Karduner, Ata Imadi features the talent of some of the biggest names in the orthodox Jewish music industry.…
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Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians Hanukkah Concert

American Society for Jewish Music & American Jewish Historical Society presents :
The Hanukkah Concert
Featuring Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians
Dec 21 2014 3:00PM
Concert, Reading, Menorah Lighting, Singing, Refreshments
Price: $9.00 – $18.00
Seating: General Admission
Center for Jewish Historyv
15 West 16th Street New York, New York 10011 • Tel: 212.294.8301
To get tickets:

Widely regarded as a master singer and guitarist, Gerard Edery has a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world, including songs from Europe, the Middle East, South America and ancient Persia. Collaborating with virtuoso musicians, Edery energizes this repertoire for contemporary audiences. A special guest will open the program with a story from the pen of a great Jewish writer, plus menorah lighting, singing and refreshments.

A CELEBRATION OF KLEZMER AND YIDDISH MUSIC AND DANCE

Temple Beth Israel, Waltham presents
As part of its 100th year celebrations

A CELEBRATION OF KLEZMER AND YIDDISH MUSIC AND DANCE

Concert/Dance Party and Music Workshops

Featuring the dynamic duo of Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer
Joined by very special guest Yosl Kurland

Music, singing, dancing (with expert leading), high spirits, refreshments, fun for all!

Sunday, Dec. 14
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard Street, Waltham, MA 02453

2-5pm: Concert and Dance Party
$25, $20 TBI members, kids under 12 free
12-1pm: Simultaneous participatory workshops: Yiddish singing, instrumental klezmer music
$18, $15 TBI members, kids under 12 free
Combined workshop and concert/dance ticket: $40, $32 members
Workshops begin promptly at 12
Lunch provided to workshop participants at 1
Participants will play a tune with the band at the concert
For information and ticketing:
www.tbiwaltham.org
office@tbiwaltham.org
781-894-5146
Online ticket purchase
:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/klezmer-concert-and-dance-party-with-sruli-and-lisa-joined-by-yosl-kurland-tickets-14292945585?aff=es2&rank=1…
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Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers –Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet
Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers

Terrace Theater
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM
Musicians
Ariel Quartet
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello

Tickets

Individual tickets ($44 each) are available at The Kennedy Center’s website or by calling (800) 444-1324. Alternatively, you can save $20 by subscribing to both this concert and the May 7, 2015 performance. To subscribe, call the Kennedy Center Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

On Top of Old Dreidel… or Dreidl Dreidl Dreidl

Here we see a combo medley of the Gelbart song “Dreidl, Dreidl, Dreidl” mixed with the tune of “On Top of Old Smokey”. With text. (And a bit of “On top of Spaghetti, mixed in for,… well, fun,… and selling stuff to kids).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKreDYVWark

Hannukah in the East Bay

Saturday, December 20, 7:00pm, 6th annual Hannukah Community Celebration presented by Nigunim Community Chorus. Candle lighting, food for sale, performances by Nigunim Community Chorus directed by Achi Ben Shalom (including Romania Romania plus a Yiddish medley); Yiddish singer Diane Wirtschafter, Ladino singer Rivka Amado, and soprano Eliana Kissner. Dancing led by Allen King with music by Adama (Michael Gill, Jan Padover, Jeremy Cohen). Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia.

Advance ticket purchase is recommended, as this event has sold out in previous years.Tickets: general $15 / children free. More info and tickets: HERE.

At JCC East Bay, BERKELEY, 1414 Walnut St. Berkeley

Screening of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 6:00PM
Special Presentation
In observance of World AIDS Day
Screening of ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING
LOCATION:
Bruno Walter Auditorium
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th Sts.)
ADMISSION FREE

Directed by Rohan Spong
(2011, 70 minutes)

Every year, exuberant “70-something” East Village concert pianist Mimi Stern-Wolfe performs a breathtaking concert of works by her friends, all composers, who were lost to the silent killer of New York City.

The award-winning musical documentary ALL THE WAY THROUGH EVENING chronicles the era when the HIV/AIDS pandemic swept through a downtown arts community and ravaged it. Accompanied by the moving music written by those departed, the film recalls this tragedy with candid interviews from friends, family, and the lovers that survived it.…
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Claire Barry Singer of Yiddish Hits Dead at 94

Claire Barry, of the famous duo “The Barry Sisters” died Nov.22, 2014 at the age of 94. For over four decades, she and her sister Merna made Yiddish songs into mid-century contemporary hits such as “Bei Mir Bistu Shein” and “Mein Shtetle Belz”. They outlasted the radio age and went onto TV and stage. Ever elegant, the Barry Sisters sang in tight harmonies in “swing” and the styles of the day. They often sang even American pop songs in Yiddish. There is an obituary in the NYTimes that appeared on Nov. 30
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/arts/music/claire-barry-half-of-yiddish-singing-duo-dies-at-94-.html?_r=0
and the Forward http://blogs.forward.com/the-arty-semite/209899/yiddish-pop-star-claire-barry-dies-at-/

Hannah, a new Chanukah Opera

On Mon. Dec. 1 at 7pm The Bryant Library in Roslyn will present the
seventh and final concert in the series, “Jewish Opera Lives!”
featuring soprano Helene Williams and composer/conductor/pianist
Leonard Lehrman. This series, which began in Boca Raton last March
and has featured concerts in Teaneck, Morristown, Freeport, East
Hills, and Jericho, has been a lead-up to the US premiere of
HANNAH, an anti-war feminist Chanukah opera with music by Leonard
Lehrman
on a libretto by the composer and Orel Odinov Protopopescu.
The performances will take place Tues. Dec. 9, 8pm at Community
Presbyterian Church, 12 Nottingham Rd., Malverne, NY and Tues. Dec. 23
7pm at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 W. 4th St.
in Manhattan.

This will be its New York City premiere, semi-staged, with soloists, chorus, piano, organ, violin, tambourine and 261 slide projections.…
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Dave Levitt Trio at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

NY Klezmer Series Presents: Dave Levitt Trio, w/Mike Cohen & Christina Crowder
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, New York
The Dave Levitt Trio
Dec. 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023

Klezmer Instrumental Workshop w/Dave Levitt 5:30-7pm $25 per class
Concert begins at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, Tantshoyz & jam sesson)

Dave Levitt – Trombone
Mike Cohen – Clarinet
Christina Crowder – Accordion

Dave Levitt is a fourth generation Klezmer musician and is known as a leading authority on this music as well as its history. Mr. Levitt has performed and lectured at the National Yiddish Book Center, Eldridge St. Museum and Synagogue, Center for Jewish History among many others.…
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Andy Statman Trio at Club Passim

Andy Statman Trio
November 30, 2014 8PM and Monday Dec 1, 2014 at 8pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer Street in the basement of an historic brick delivery and carriage house. It is on the corner of Church and Palmer Streets.
Cambridge, MA
$30 / 28

Andy Statman, one of his generation’s premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions and performances as “spontaneous American-roots music and personal, prayerful hasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz.” This modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several world in his art, and seems humbled by the fact that his music, like his story, is extraordinary.

Songs of the Heart with Raymond Goldstein

Please join us 7:30 for concert, 5:30 for dinner.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
for a memorable concert of cantorial and Hanukkah music by Israeli composer Raymond Goldstein who will be joined by Cantors Chaim Dovid Berson, Sanford Cohen, Brian Mayer and Gideon Zelermyer (formerly of West Hartford), Adrian Durlester, pianist and instrumentalists. Additionally, The Beth El Adult and Children’s Choirs, Children’s Choirs from The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford and Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford will raise their voices under the direction of Cantor Joseph Ness.

Admission is $20. $15 for seniors and students. Children under 12 free. Tickets available at temple office or at the door.

Beth El Temple
2626 West Albany Ave
West Hartford, CT
call for information: 860-233-9696
bethelwesthartford.org

Enjoy fresh falafel and Israeli salads for sale by Yosi Kosher Catering before the concert.…
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Duo Brikcius & Year of Czech Music

Duo Brikcius & Year of Czech Music
[2 Cellists & 2 Siblings]
You are invited to the November concert “Festival Brikcius” – DUO BRIKCIUS & YEAR OF
CZECH MUSIC (2 Cellists – 2 Siblings), that will take place on Thursday 20th
November 2014
at 7.30pm
Location: in the representative concert hall from the 13th century of
the Stone Bell House in Prague
GHMP, 3rd floor, Old Town Square 605/13,
Prague 1,
Czech Republic.

The two cellists, brother and sister Anna Brikciusová and František Brikcius (Duo
Brikcius), will introduce a new programme for two cellos. It includes: Suite for Two
Cellos
by composer and cellist from Prague David Popper (1843 – 1913); Chassidic
Dances
by “Terezín” Jewish composer Zikmund Schul (1916 – 1944); Composition for Two
Cellos
by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů (1890 – 1959; Duo by “Terezín” Jewish
composer Gideon Klein (1919 – 1945), written shortly before World War II.…
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Klezmer Influences in American Jewish Music

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 | 7:00pm
SIDNEY KRUM YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES
Admission: General $12 | YIVO Members $8
Box Office: smarttix.com | (212) 868-4444
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street – NYC

For years, American Jewish composers have been integrating klezmer and Yiddish folk songs into new classical music, inventing a new form of artistic and cultural Jewish expression. In this unique lecture-demonstration, we present three of these outstanding and rarely performed pieces—Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov, Six Yiddish Scenes by Paul Alan Levi, and Café Music by Paul Schoenfield—and delve into the intricacies and challenges of performing American Jewish music today. Special guests include internationally-acclaimed clarinetist Todd Palmer, who will discuss the klezmer and mystical elements of Dreams and Prayers; pianist and composer Paul Alan
Levi, who will speak with Michael Leavitt, President of the American Society for Jewish Music about interpreting Yiddish Art Songs today; and Yuval Waldman, artistic director of the Sidney Krum Concert Series, who will introduce the hybrid klezmer-jazz elements in the closing piano trio Café Music…
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Joanne Borts Stars at Gala Pre-Khanike Concert

GALA PRE KHANIKE (CHANUKAH ) DINNER & CONCERT
“OY MAME, BIN IKH FARLIBT”
FEATURING
BROADWAY & YIDDISH THEATER STAR
JOANNE BORTS
WITH
DAVE LEVITT & HIS 7 PIECE KLEZMER ORCHESTRA
Master of Ceremonies
Fyvush Finkel
DATE & TIME: Monday, DECEMBER 15, 2014 6:15 PM
MENU: GLATT KOSHER KHANIKE DINNER WITH LATKES
PLACE: SUTTON PLACE SYNAGOGUE – 225 E 51ST. NYC
(Between 2nd & 3rd AVE) HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
MEMBERS $ 40 GUESTS $ 45 CONCERT ONLY $ 25 (8:15 PM)
RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE BY DECEMBER 8, 2014
RESERVATION INFORMATION CALL RUTH 516 569-1678/ E-MAIL YAFAC18@aol.com
Kindly send check payable to YAFAC and mail to RUTH HARRIS, TREASURER
379 BARNARD AVE
CEDARHURST, NY 11516
For more information:

A New York City Gala Concert by Warsaw’s Only Yiddish Theater

WHAT: The Shalom Foundation and The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene
Presents: A New York City Gala Concert by Warsaw’s Only Yiddish Theater

WHEN: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 @ 7pm
WHERE: The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York City
COST: $20, $15 Folksbiene/Museum of Jewish Heritage members, $10 students

CONTACT: Box Office: 646-437-4202 http://www.nytf.org