Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar, on Friday, May 6, 9:30-10pm, will be at Freddy’s Bar & Backroom, 485 Dean St. @ 6th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 622-7035. www.freddysbackroom.com Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar is a quartet consisting of accordion, violin(Yaeko Miranda), mandolin (Brandon Seabrook) and bass (Nick Cudahy) that explores music made by Eastern European Jews in the early 20th century.
Drawing inspiration and material from a variety of early recorded sources, the quartet focuses especially on the repertoire and performances of Belf’s Romanian Orchestra and Romanian born cymbolm master Joseph Moskowitz. Call or check the website for upcoming spring dates. The admission fee is $5. Delicious desserts and coffee will also be available. ACI is a short five-minute walk from the 30th Avenue stop on the N or W line. Walk west on 30th Avenue (towards Athens Square Park) for about 4 blocks, then turn right on Crescent.
For more information about the concert series or other events, contact the synagogue at: 718-278-2680 or visit our website at: www.astoriacenter.org.