Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in concert!
Arcady will be accompanied by Deborah Strauss: violin, Jeff Warschauer: guitar,
Benjy Fox-Rosen: bass, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums.
Plus! The NYC premier of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s new Gebirtig song cycle.
4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arcady Goldensteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session
& one drink!)
For more information:
Arcady Goldenstein is the nephew of our dear friend and mentor, the late German
Goldenshteyn, z”l. He grew up playing with his uncle, and this is a rare opportunity
to hear Arcady play in NYC.
Arcady Goldenstein was born in Mogilev-Podolsk on the border of Ukraine and Moldova
in 1963 and grew up in Moldova. He has lived in Israel since 1990. Goldenstein has
played klezmer on the clarinet since childhood, and performed regularly in affairs
of the Jewish community during the Communist era, which was in those days a somewhat
risky venture. He has participated in many festivals in Israel and abroad, most
recently the KlezKanada Festival and has toured in England and Germany. His ensembles
have been awarded prizes at the Safed and Raanana Klezmer Festivals in Israel. He
currently conducts the Haifa Klezmer Orchestra, and teaches clarinet in conservatories
and in the public school system.
Benjy Fox-Rosen’s Quintet presents an arresting synthesis of Yiddish folk songs,
art songs, Klezmer music, and original compositions. Band leader Fox-Rosen – singer,
composer, and bassist – is joined by some of the most compelling klezmer musicians
in New York City. Together, they focus on the poetry of beloved Krakow songwriter
Mordechai Gebirtig, presenting his poems as alluring and engaging art songs.
Featuring: Benjy Fox-Rosen: voice, bass, Michael Winograd: clarinet, Patrick Farrell:
accordion, Avi Fox-Rosen: guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums