Song of the Lodz Ghetto in Yiddish, with English Supertitles
SUNDAY, DEC 3, 2:30 PM
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE
36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Tickets: (646) 437 4202
World-renowned New Jewish Music quartet Brave Old World, the super group of the Klezmer revival, brings forth a breathtakingly original program combining the soulfulness of Yiddish tradition, the finesse of classical music and the vitality of jazz. Virtuoso musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling and Stuart Brotman join together to bring us a uniquely constructed theatrical evening exploring the beautiful and haunting Jewish melodies composed in the Nazi Ghetto of Lodz, Poland from 1941-1944. Featuring original Lodz Ghetto street songs and Jewish music of prewar Poland, interwoven with Brave Old World’s own arrangements and compositions, this is music of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit. A rare opportunity for soul-soaring, spirit lifting Yiddishkayt that is simultaneously a universal testament to the human determination to survive and sing.
In Yiddish, now with English supertitles so all can understand the moving and biting lyrics of Yankele Herszkowicz, Mirjam Harel, Michael Alpert, and other poets. Not to be missed! …new CD of this program on the Winter & Winter label received a FIVE STAR REVIEW and a Critic’s Pick by Billboard Magazine, and was named “Best CD of 2005” by New York’s Newsday.
This concert grabbed its listeners and wouldn’t let go for a long time. The American quartet provoked storms of applause and blew away their audience in the sold-out hall. — Frankfurter Allgemeiner Zeitung
Come one and all! Kumt masnvayz! Przydzcie masowo!