Brave Old World to present “Lodz Ghetto” music at Folksbiene, in NYC, May 11-15
The Brave Old World program on the Lodz Ghetto music being released on CD, is now appearing in NYC!
Brave Old World will be presented by the Folksbiene Theatre in New York this May 11-15. The program called “Song of the Lodz Ghetto,” which has just been released as a new Winter and Winter cd called “Dus gezang fin Geto Lodzh.”
From the Folksbiene’s announcement on their website, folksbiene.org/!musical-events.html:
The New York premiere of the innovative klezmer group’s moving, theatrical musical program blending Yiddish tradition, classical music, jazz, and rare Jewish street and cabaret songs from the Nazi ghetto of Lodz, Poland between 1940 and 1944. (At the Triad Theater, on West. 72nd Street.)”
The show is “essentially a through-composed tone poem, a one-act musical play, in suite form, in Yiddish and Polish, with English supertitles projected overhead. Long-lost songs of resistance from street-singers of the Lodz ghetto are contrasted with pre-war Polish and Yiddish songs; original klezmer laments and deep jazz improvisations, references to Beethoven, evoke powerful emotions.”