Klezmer Concert with Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar
Tuesday, September 27th, 7:30 – 9:30pm
Cost: $5. Delicious desserts and coffee will also be available.
Astoria Center of Israel Synagogue, 27-35 Crescent Street, Astoria,
Directions: less than 20 minutes from 59th and Lex in Manhattan! Take
the N or W subway towards Queens to the 30th Avenue stop. Walk west on 30th Avenue (towards Athens Square Park) for about 4 blocks; turn right on Crescent Street and we?re a half block down on the right.
For more information: Call the shul at 718-278-2680 or visit
Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar is a quintet consisting of accordion, two violins, mandolin and bass that highlights both well-known and more obscure klezmer tunes, as well as Bailey’s own original compositions. The repertoire is a mix of early 20th century Jewish fiddle pieces, original compositions, improvisation, and features material originally recorded by Romanian-born cymbalom master and Lower East Side restauranteur, Joseph Moskowitz. Reminiscent of an earlier time in the history of recorded Jewish music, the result is fresh, unique, and thoroughly engaging. The synagogue’s foyer is transformed into a cafe-style setting, complete with intimate tables and delicious desserts.