Concerts

…BESIDE the GOLDEN DOOR

“…BESIDE the GOLDEN DOOR”

Annual Concert for a Bold Spiritual Community of Resistance and Love

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 4 PM
130 W 30, NYC

The Emma Lazarus powerful 1883 sonnet, “The New Colossus,” inscribed on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, has served as a beacon of welcome and hope to generations of immigrants who came to our shores seeking refuge and freedom. We can revel in the chamber music, songs, liturgical settings, choral music and works for Yiddish theater created by immigrant composers, Bela Bartok, Ernest Bloch, Kurt Weill, Sholom Secunda, Irving Berlin, Miguel del Aguila, and Regina Spektor,

performed by

Elana Arian, violin/singer, Ivan Barenboim, clarinet, Adria Benjamin, viola, Tomoko Fujita, cello, John Riddle, tenor, Beth Robin, piano, Joyce Rosenzweig, pianist/conductor, Amanda Seigel, soprano, Sebu Sirinian, violin, Lisa Tipton, violin, Sally Wilfert, singer, Cantor Steve Zeidenberg, singer, and the CBST Community Chorus.


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Seth Kibel Quartet in Baltimore

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 — Annual Channukah Concert with the Seth Kibel Quartet
409 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
8 to 10 pm
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students.  You can get them at the door, or better yet, order them online here.
For this show, I’ve got a fantastic band — Sean Lane on piano, Simone Baron on accordion, and Ed Goldstein on tuba.  And maybe a special guest or two!

New York Klezmer Series Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray

Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray appears in NYC   Dec. 6, 2016
Jalopy Theater and School of Music!! 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231

phone 718.395.3214 www.jalopy.biz
Workshop 6:30-8:00pm ($25)
Concert at 8:30pm ($15)

Come celebrate her new album Yiddish Journey

Toronto based, Czech born Lenka Lichtenberg singer, composer, songwriter, and chazanit. She has produced numerous recordings based on the European experience, including Yiddish songs, and her CD Breathing Walls, where she visited many old synagogues in Czech Republic, and joint projects with Yair Dalal.

Cabaret by the Bay San Rafael

cabaretbythebay-ldelson
Come in from the mishegos (insanity) outside, have a seat,

and refresh your neshomeh (soul) at

Cabaret by the Bay San Rafael

THIS SUNDAY, 5:00pm   November 20, 2016

Comedy, Yiddish song, Storytelling, Dancing, Klezmer Music, and More!
At the Osher Marin JCC, 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael
Presented by KlezCalifornia, Osher Marin JCC, and New Yiddish Theater
  • Reb Irwin Keller, Master of Ceremonies
  • Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz, Stu Brotman), klezmer band
  • Jewlia Eisenberg with Jeremiah Lockwood, singers
  • Naomi Newman, performance artist 
  • Jake Marmer, poet 
  • Anthony Russell, singer 
  • Gerry Tenney, singer

This Cabaret celebrates the release of Gerry Tenney’s newest CD: “Gerry Tenney & California Klezmer: A Retrospective.”

Tickets:  $20 adult, $10 teen, free for ages 12 and under. More details here.


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Klezmer: Music, History and Memory Lecture & Music at NYPL

Klezmer: Music, History and Memory: Aesthetic and Cultural Dimensions
published by Oxford University Press, Fall 2016

Lecture and Musical program
Thursday, December 22 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library (NYPL)

455 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016


A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman (author, cimbal) and Deborah Strauss (violin)

This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and is generously sponsored by the Dorot Jewish Division in cooperation with Yiddish New York and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/12/22/klezmer-music-history-and-memory
From the NYPL announcement:

Emerging in 16th century Prague, the klezmer became a central cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish community of modern times – the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe.
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To Life, To Laugh, L’chaim! Concert by Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
at
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67 Street, New York City
To Life, To Laugh, L’chaim!
A Centennial Celebration in Song 
of the Classic Yiddish Writer

Sholem Aleichem 

performed by the
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor
Seth Weinstein, Pianist
with featured soloists
Cantor Joel Caplan
and
Temma Schaechter (of Di Shekhter-tekhter)
For more information and to order tickets:
To hear a sampling of JPPC YouTube videos:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=kK2qAVmPYjc

DREAMING IN YIDDISH: ADRIENNE COOPER MEMORIAL CONCERT

Saturday Dec 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage36 Battery Place New York, NY
Admission: $36Students: $18Patrons: $180
Buy tickets online: http://dreaminginyiddish2015.brownpapertickets.com/

All proceeds go to the Adrienne Cooper Fund for Dreaming in Yiddish, which supports
artists working in Yiddish. Co-sponsored by YIVO in association with Yiddish New
York, GOH Productions, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and the Museum of
Jewish Heritage.

Celebrate the life and work of Adrienne Cooper, Yiddish singer, scholar, and former
Assistant Director at YIVO. Stars of the klezmer and Yiddish world, including Frank
London, Sarah Gordon, Michael Winograd, and Joshua Dolgin present an evening of
music from In Love and In Struggle: The Musical Legacy of the Jewish Labor Bund
(YIVO, 1999), an album that featured Adrienne and reflects her passion for justice
and Yiddish.…
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Judith Berkson Presents Cantorial Music from the YIVO Archive

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
YIVO Institute at The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York

Acclaimed singer musician Judith Berkson presents arrangements of music from the YIVO sound archives, including from unreleased and rare recordings from Eastern European cantorial singing from the “Golden Age” of Cantors. Berkson, Frank London, Lana Cencic, and Cleek Schrey, reinterpret the sounds of Chagy, Karniol and Sophie Kurtzer. Berkson has composed new music inspired by the YIVO sound collection.

The New York Times has written: Of Judith Berkson’s CD Oylam: “Standards and Schubert and liturgical music, swing and chilly silences…I can’t get enough of it.”

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the YIVO website:
yivo.org/berkson

Poland’s Klezmer Heritage Sunday

Poland’s Klezmer Heritage Sunday, November 22, 2:00PM
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to present Jankiel’s Legacy: Poland’s Klezmer Music Heritage. All Polish schoolchildren know the character of Jankiel, the wise, old Jewish tsimbl (dulcimer) player featured in Pan Tadeusz, the epic masterpiece by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

For hundreds of years, Jewish klezmer developed in shtetls throughout historic Polish territories as well as in cities like Warsaw, Krakow, Vilna, Lviv, and Lodz. In recent decades there has been a resurgence of interest among Poles in Jewish music, and today Poland is home to some of the world’s largest Yiddish music festivals. Join Walter Zev Feldman (NYU in Abu Dhabi), a pioneer of the klezmer revival and one of the music’s leading scholars, along with acclaimed tsimbl player and CTMD Executive Director, Pete Rushefsky, the celebrated klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum (Mount Holyoke) and violin virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment for a multi-media presentation and performance exploring Poland’s klezmer heritage.…
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21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin

Tuesday night, November 3, 7PM – Center for Traditional Music and Dance is pleased to copresent Fidl-21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin at the beautiful Museum at Eldridge Street in NYC. ?Featuring Alicia Svigals, Deborah Strauss and Jake Shulman-Ment who will tell their personal stories of how they became intimately involved in the revival of the klezmer violin tradition. Moderated by ethnomusicologist Amanda Scherbenske. Click below for more information….http://www.eldridgestreet.org/event/concert-fidl-21st-century-masters-of-the-klezmer-violin-and-jam/
Co-presented with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance
$20 adults; $14 students and seniors
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 Museum Site: 212.219.0302

Harp and Piano Concert June 17 in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mercredi 17 juin 2015. 20h. Rosh Hodesh Tamouz.
Projet “Shalom Lishmo” Rosh Hodesh Tamouz

Concert exceptionnel de Nehama REUBEN, concertiste virtuose et
compositeur à la Harpe Hébraïque et de Shimon REUBEN, concertiste virtuose
et compositeur au Piano Jazz, couple d’artistes de renommée mondiale.
20h. Buffet d’entrée. Présentation du projet “Shalom Lishmo” par Alexandra
Bennaim et Myriam Mettoudi. Salle Harmonia 27 rehov Hillel Jerusalem
Centre ville.Paf: 45 shReserv: 054 632 0313. ​​Nehama et Shimon REUBEN

Un couple unique au monde, uni dans la vie comme dans la musique concertistes
virtuoses internationaux et compositeurs

Harpe Hebraique et Piano Jazz specialisés en musiques juives et jazz dans
leurs propres improvisations et arrangements Nehama & Shimon REUBEN ont
fait l’alya de Paris et vivent a Jerusalem, apres 40 ans de carrière
musicale internationale…
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1000 Years of French Jewry: A Concert in Words and Music

Sunday, May 17, 2015
7pm
Temple Emau-El
99 Taft Avenue
Providence, RI
A concert on the music of the 1000 year history of French Jewry, from Rashi to today, will take place at Temple Emanu-El in Providence, RI, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7pm. The concert will include music of every era and genre from classical, folk to jazz, with an original script narrated by Professor Bill Miles, and accompanied by renowned pianist Judith Lyn Stillman. Instrumental soloists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, along with Cantors Lynn Torgove, Brian Mayer and Maayan Harel and choral singers from Shir Emanu-El Choir, Kol Kesem Hazamir along with other choral singers will participate.

Advanced tickets are $50, $36 and $15 with tickets at the door at: $55, $40, $20.

Two Lifelong Journeys Through Jewish Music

recologie*
presents
The Ken Maltz /Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo
Two Lifelong Journeys Through Jewish Music

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner‘s combined years of experience in the field of Jewish music is more than 80 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others’ projects, Ken recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble and assisting in the release of Sy’s very popular klezmer music transcription fake books, while Sy has performed with Ken’s bands including Kapelye, one of the first bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire and beyond.

Wed. May 6, 2015
recologie*
49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, New York
7:00 p.m.…
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Nashir in NYC!

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
On Sunday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present
its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York.

The eclectic program features works by Eric Whitacre, Yehezkel Braun, Gil
Aldema
and Salomone Rossi, in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, French and Lugandan.

Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17
(seniors/students).
For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330) and on
the web at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/MCH.

Music In Our Time at CJH in NYC

Music in Our Time: 2015
Concert May 31 2015 3pm
Music from Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; Yulzari‘s Le Grand Méchant, l’Oud and Il était une Fois; Kaminsky‘s Duo for Cello and Piano; Cohen‘s Steal a Pencil for Me; Fine‘s A Short Alleluia; and Ladino songs by Neumann. Performed by Charles Neidich, Rémy Yulzari, Ilana Davidson, Laura Leon, Donna Breitzer, Nadav Lev, and artists from Mannes College The New School of Music.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 American Society for Jewish Music/American Jewish Historical Society/Center for Jewish History members; $9 students, seniors

Purchase Tickets
presented by American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music

Neshama Carlebach Live!

NESHAMA LIVE!

May 3, 7PM
Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson in Concert
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
For further info please visit jewishwisdomandwellness.org

May 7, 7PM
Washington DC JCC
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neshama is honored to be opening the Washington Jewish Music
Festival Series with her band, Reverend Milton Vann, members of
The Glory to God Singers and special Guest Appearance by Josh
Nelson.
For further information please visit wjmf.org/neshamacarlebach

Kol Rinah Chorale’s 2015 Spring Concert

Kol Rinah, Westchester’s Jewish Chorale’s Spring Concert
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4 PM
Address: *Yorktown Jewish Center*,2966 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY
10598
Admission: GA $22; Students/Seniors $18. Group Rates, Advanced Sale
Discounts
Other Information visit: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call (914) 243-9059
Music genre: Kol Rinah, led by Benjamin Gruder, offers an eclectic concert of songs from a rich Jewish
heritage, ranging from liturgical to contemporary, in English, Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew.

Kol Rinah performed by invitation within the last year at the North American
Jewish Choral Festival
and at the Westchester Jewish Heritage Festival, as well as at other
venues.
More…

Kol Arev in Concert in Cambridge, MA

Kol Arev and the Seraphim Singers
A concert about “Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented”
Jennifer Lester, Music Director
Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00pm*
First Church (Congregational)
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
$20 regular / $15 students & seniors
*Composer panel discussion at 2:30pm

This collaboration with Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College features music inspired by the holy city of Jerusalem, including ancient psalms, world premieres by Israeli composer Avner Dorman and Boston’s Joseph Ness, and works by Aaron Copland, James Woodman, Mikołaj Zieleński, Manuel de Sumaya, Volker Wangenheim, and more. With Heinrich Christensen, organ.

Visit www.seraphimsingers.org for more information.

Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody at New York Klezmer Series

Tues. April 28, 2015

NY Klezmer Series Proudly Presents: Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody

The New York Klezmer Series
Tuesdays at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th Street, NY NY 10023
212-877-4050

All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

Tickets: $15 at door
Doors open at 7pm.
For more info go to www/aaronalexander.com/wp

Anshe Emet’s 13th Annual Kaplan Concert Presents Alberto Mizrahi and Friends: A Global Mélange of Music

Anshe Emet’s annual Kaplan Concert will honor Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi and his 25 years of service to the synagogue. The concert will include performances from world famous Hazzanim who will be in Chicago for the annual Cantors Assembly.

Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi
One of my goals as incoming President of the Cantors Assembly is to find ways to meld the traditional modes and magnificent music of our past with more contemporary melodies and musical interpretations.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2015
Anshe Emet Synagogue announced that its 13th Annual Dr. Arnold Kaplan Concert will be a musical celebration that will include participation from Hazzanim (Cantors) from all over the U.S. in honor of Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi’s 25 years of service to the Congregation and his installation, that evening, as president of the Cantors Assembly, the largest body of Cantors in the world.…
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Eleanor Reissa Concert in NY

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center-Bronx
Annual Holocaust Program
A concert by the well known Yiddish singer, actress and director
Eleanor Reissa

Sunday, April 26th 2015 1:30 PM
Contribution: $3.50 Members free
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

917-930-0295
Corner 208th street, nr. Montefiore Hospital

D train to 205th St. or 4 train to Moshulu Parkway

Itzhak Perlman: “In the Fiddler’s House” Anniversary

Carnegie Hall
Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF]
Performance Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Itzhak Perlman: “In the Fiddler’s House”
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/3/31/0730/PM/Itzhak-Perlman-In-the-Fiddlers-House/

Maestro and violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) for its centennial gala concert presentation of “In the Fiddler’s House.” The performance features Klezmer musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Judy Bressler, Frank London, Hankus Netzky, Lorin Skamberg, Andy Statman, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band, along with special guests.
Performers

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Michael Alpert, Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, and Violin
Alan Bern, Piano
Kurt Bjorling, Bass Clarinet and Tsimbl
Judy Bressler, Vocals and Percussion
Frank London, Trumpet
Hankus Netzky, Music Director, Saxophone, and Piano
Lorin Skamberg, Vocals and Accordion
Andy Statman, Clarinet and Mandolin
The Klezmer Conservatory Band…
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Two Life-Long Journeys Through Jewish Music

The Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo
Feb 28, 2015
8pm
recologie
49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914-278-9350
info@recologie.com

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner’s combined experience in the field of Jewish music is over
80 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others’ projects, Ken
recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble
and assisting in the release of Sy’s very popular klezmer music transcription fake
books, while Sy has performed with Ken’s bands including Kapelye, one of the first
bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser
known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire as well as original works.

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Cafe Crawl for the Boston Jewish Music Festival

As a part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival’s Cafe Crawl, a duo formation of di bostoner klezmer is tickled to announce that they will be performing on Thursday, March 5 from 8:00-10:00 P.M. at Kolbo (437 Harvard St., Brookline/Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA).

Come hear some rare, tasty, flashy, meditative, authentic klezmer and Hasidic music from clarinetist Dena Ressler and Digital and Acoustic Accordion World Champion Cory Pesaturo.
The festival has a wonderful selection of artists – see bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/ for the complete offerings.
Transportation: Kolbo is on the #66 bus from Harvard and Dudley Squares & within walking distance of the Coolidge Corner stop of the “C” Green Line. On-street and municipal lot parking is available (assuming that we don?t get another 2-4? of snow by then 🙁…
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Sacred Bridge Program in Cambridge, MA

Sunday, March 29 2015
3:00pm
Longy School of Music
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 3:00 pm
27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. The program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. The Boston Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.
Below is a link to the Artistic Director’s Program Notes.
http://www.bostoncamerata.com/download/SacredBridgePgmFullNotes.pdf
For tickets, see the boston camerata website: http://www.bostoncamerata.com/blog/upcoming/touring/

Jewish Music Forum features Ezro Malakov

The Jewish Music Forum is offering a program being given at the Center for Jewish History
on Monday, March 2nd at 7 PM.
Celebrating the release of an important new book by Dr. Evan Rapport, Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York (Oxford University Press), with live music examples by some of New York’s most respected Bukharian musicians led by master singer Ezro Malakov, this promises to be a wonderfully informative and entertaining evening.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY
Please RSVP at: info@jewishmusicforum.org
Reception to follow.
Additional information about the program, Dr. Rapport and the performers is below.
I hope you will be able to join us on Monday, March 2nd. Admission is free.
Please RSVP to info@jewishmusicforum.org.…
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Morris Hollender: A Musical Tribute

Morris Hollender: A Musical Tribute with Hankus Netsky
With Henry Carrey, Jessica Kate Meyer, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and the NEC Jewish music ensemble

An afternoon devoted to this unforgettable man, a Holocaust survivor from
Czechoslovakia, who shared so many amazing songs and melodies
Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 PM
Temple Beth Israel25 Harvard Street Waltham, MA
(781) 894-5146
http://tbiwaltham.org/

Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet

Saturday, February 14 — Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228-5317
443-831-6422
8:30 to 11:30 pm
In the “Barn.” A joint production of CCBC (Catonsville) and ChileSwing.
$10 for undergraduate students with a valid school ID card.
$12 for CCBC employees with valid CCBC ID card and those over 64 years.
$15 for the public. Beginner lesson included at 7:30 pm.
Sean Lane on piano, Ed Hrybyk on double bass, Wes Crawford on drums, and special guest vocalist Renee Tannenbaum!
Here’s the FB event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/909518649078677/

Paul Cohen Recital in NYC

Faculty Recital: Dr. Paul Cohen. Included will be Dr. Steve Cohen’s Sonata for Soprano Saxophone (2002) accompanied by Dr. Allison Brewster Franzetti at the piano.
Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 7:30 PM
Greenfield Recital Hall
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue (enter at Broadway and West 122nd Street, NW corner)
New York, NY 10025
for more info: (212) 749-2802

LABAmusic: Alicia Svigals, Yoav Gal, Nadav Lev

Friday January 9 and Sunday January 11 (with brunch included!)

LABA, A Laboratory of Jewish Culture,
presents award-winning opera and contemporary music,
featuring LABA fellowship alumni Alicia
Svigals
, Klezmer Violinist, Yoav Gal, and Nadav Lev.

From world music to indie opera, their diverse voices are united by the common
thread of Jewish culture – a mesmerizing tapestry of some of the
best original music made in downtown NYC.

Where: 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York, New York 10003
When: Friday 1/9 at 8 pm, Sunday 1/11 at 11:30, including brunch!
Tickets: $15, free with APAP badge.

Get Tickets here:
http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maarAJgackqVDbIFEx6eafpQav/

Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians Hanukkah Concert

American Society for Jewish Music & American Jewish Historical Society presents :
The Hanukkah Concert
Featuring Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians
Dec 21 2014 3:00PM
Concert, Reading, Menorah Lighting, Singing, Refreshments
Price: $9.00 – $18.00
Seating: General Admission
Center for Jewish Historyv
15 West 16th Street New York, New York 10011 • Tel: 212.294.8301
To get tickets:

Widely regarded as a master singer and guitarist, Gerard Edery has a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world, including songs from Europe, the Middle East, South America and ancient Persia. Collaborating with virtuoso musicians, Edery energizes this repertoire for contemporary audiences. A special guest will open the program with a story from the pen of a great Jewish writer, plus menorah lighting, singing and refreshments.

Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers –Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet
Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers

Terrace Theater
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM
Musicians
Ariel Quartet
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello

Tickets

Individual tickets ($44 each) are available at The Kennedy Center’s website or by calling (800) 444-1324. Alternatively, you can save $20 by subscribing to both this concert and the May 7, 2015 performance. To subscribe, call the Kennedy Center Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Hannah, a new Chanukah Opera

On Mon. Dec. 1 at 7pm The Bryant Library in Roslyn will present the
seventh and final concert in the series, “Jewish Opera Lives!”
featuring soprano Helene Williams and composer/conductor/pianist
Leonard Lehrman. This series, which began in Boca Raton last March
and has featured concerts in Teaneck, Morristown, Freeport, East
Hills, and Jericho, has been a lead-up to the US premiere of
HANNAH, an anti-war feminist Chanukah opera with music by Leonard
Lehrman
on a libretto by the composer and Orel Odinov Protopopescu.
The performances will take place Tues. Dec. 9, 8pm at Community
Presbyterian Church, 12 Nottingham Rd., Malverne, NY and Tues. Dec. 23
7pm at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 W. 4th St.
in Manhattan.

This will be its New York City premiere, semi-staged, with soloists, chorus, piano, organ, violin, tambourine and 261 slide projections.…
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Dave Levitt Trio at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

NY Klezmer Series Presents: Dave Levitt Trio, w/Mike Cohen & Christina Crowder
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, New York
The Dave Levitt Trio
Dec. 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023

Klezmer Instrumental Workshop w/Dave Levitt 5:30-7pm $25 per class
Concert begins at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, Tantshoyz & jam sesson)

Dave Levitt – Trombone
Mike Cohen – Clarinet
Christina Crowder – Accordion

Dave Levitt is a fourth generation Klezmer musician and is known as a leading authority on this music as well as its history. Mr. Levitt has performed and lectured at the National Yiddish Book Center, Eldridge St. Museum and Synagogue, Center for Jewish History among many others.…
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Songs of the Heart with Raymond Goldstein

Please join us 7:30 for concert, 5:30 for dinner.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
for a memorable concert of cantorial and Hanukkah music by Israeli composer Raymond Goldstein who will be joined by Cantors Chaim Dovid Berson, Sanford Cohen, Brian Mayer and Gideon Zelermyer (formerly of West Hartford), Adrian Durlester, pianist and instrumentalists. Additionally, The Beth El Adult and Children’s Choirs, Children’s Choirs from The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford and Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford will raise their voices under the direction of Cantor Joseph Ness.

Admission is $20. $15 for seniors and students. Children under 12 free. Tickets available at temple office or at the door.

Beth El Temple
2626 West Albany Ave
West Hartford, CT
call for information: 860-233-9696
bethelwesthartford.org

Enjoy fresh falafel and Israeli salads for sale by Yosi Kosher Catering before the concert.…
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Klezmer Influences in American Jewish Music

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 | 7:00pm
SIDNEY KRUM YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES
Admission: General $12 | YIVO Members $8
Box Office: smarttix.com | (212) 868-4444
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street – NYC

For years, American Jewish composers have been integrating klezmer and Yiddish folk songs into new classical music, inventing a new form of artistic and cultural Jewish expression. In this unique lecture-demonstration, we present three of these outstanding and rarely performed pieces—Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov, Six Yiddish Scenes by Paul Alan Levi, and Café Music by Paul Schoenfield—and delve into the intricacies and challenges of performing American Jewish music today. Special guests include internationally-acclaimed clarinetist Todd Palmer, who will discuss the klezmer and mystical elements of Dreams and Prayers; pianist and composer Paul Alan
Levi, who will speak with Michael Leavitt, President of the American Society for Jewish Music about interpreting Yiddish Art Songs today; and Yuval Waldman, artistic director of the Sidney Krum Concert Series, who will introduce the hybrid klezmer-jazz elements in the closing piano trio Café Music…
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Joanne Borts Stars at Gala Pre-Khanike Concert

GALA PRE KHANIKE (CHANUKAH ) DINNER & CONCERT
“OY MAME, BIN IKH FARLIBT”
FEATURING
BROADWAY & YIDDISH THEATER STAR
JOANNE BORTS
WITH
DAVE LEVITT & HIS 7 PIECE KLEZMER ORCHESTRA
Master of Ceremonies
Fyvush Finkel
DATE & TIME: Monday, DECEMBER 15, 2014 6:15 PM
MENU: GLATT KOSHER KHANIKE DINNER WITH LATKES
PLACE: SUTTON PLACE SYNAGOGUE – 225 E 51ST. NYC
(Between 2nd & 3rd AVE) HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
MEMBERS $ 40 GUESTS $ 45 CONCERT ONLY $ 25 (8:15 PM)
RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE BY DECEMBER 8, 2014
RESERVATION INFORMATION CALL RUTH 516 569-1678/ E-MAIL YAFAC18@aol.com
Kindly send check payable to YAFAC and mail to RUTH HARRIS, TREASURER
379 BARNARD AVE
CEDARHURST, NY 11516
For more information:

Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel and Sender Botwinik at Haverford

Join Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel and Sender Botwinik for a concert today Monday, Nov 3 2014 for the Yiddish Culture Festival
at Haverford College in Philly
Tell your Philly friends!
Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Sender Botwinik in Concert Yiddish Culture Festival 2014
Monday, November 3, 4:30PM–5:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Haverford College,
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Welcome – Yiddish Culture Festival 2014

New York Andalus Ensemble –Et Dodim Kalah Oct 30

The New York Andalus Ensemble will perform Oct. 30 2014 at 7;30
at the CUNY Graduate Center
Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Ave (corner of 34th) NY, NY
$13 Adults, $10 students

The_New York Andalus Ensemble presents Et Dodim Kalah (It’s the Time of
Courting, O Bride!), an evening of music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa.
Reflecting the cultural pluralism that characterizes this music, the 20 members of
the ensemble perform repertoire in Arabic, Hebrew, and Judeo-Spanish Ladino, emphasizing the
region’s shared tradition while cherishing the individual cultures that comprise it.

Don’t Miss Figelin! New York, Princeton, Philadelphia

Figelin
Come see three of the hottest traditional fiddlers in an all-women, all-fiddle
extravaganza that mixes North German dance music, songs and ballads with Jewish klezmer music,
Hasidic melody, and Yiddish song. Put them together and the effect is explosive
-wild fiddles, earthy grooves and three vibrant voices!

See more about upcoming concerts:

Music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa in NYC

Et Dodim Kalah_ (It’s the Time of Courting, O Bride!)
Come hear The New York Andalus Ensemble
Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 PM
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. (at 34th St.)

The New York Andalus Ensemble will present _Et Dodim Kalah_ (It’s the Time of Courting, O Bride!), an
evening of music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa.

TIckets: $13 adults/$10 students, available at the door or at
www.newyorkandalusensemble.comor
(http://www.asefamusic.com/NYAndalusWEB/performances.html).

In al-Andalus (Southern Spain), peoples of the three Abrahamic faiths—Islam,
Judaism, and Christianity—shared their arts and sciences for more than five hundred
years, creating a multicultural canon of music and poetry. Since 1492, Jews and
Muslims in North Africa have carried the musical traditions forward from al-Andalus.
Today, the musical expansion from over five centuries ago to the present day
flourishes in New York City with the New York Andalus Ensemble.…
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“Yiddish is a M’Khaye”

Hits and Skits from Second Avenue to Pitkin Avenue
with Hy Wolfe, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Steve Sterner
6:30 PM
Monday, October 27, 2014
Yiddish Artists and Friends Actors’ Club (YAFAC)
Fall Dinner and Concert
A glatt kosher dinner will be served.
Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 E 51st St, New York, NY
Members: $40
Guests: $45
Reservations required to yafac18@aol.com
Send checks to Ruth Harris, Treaurer. 379 Barnard Ave., Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Phone: 516-569-1678

Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Sender Botwinik in Concert
Yiddish Culture Festival
Monday, November 3, 2014
4:30PM–5:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Haverford College,
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Welcome – Yiddish Culture Festival 2014
For More Info:
Jeff Tecosky-Feldman
jtecosky@haverford.edu

Carolyn Enger at Kosciuszko Foundation Concert

The Kosciuszko Foundation is having an exciting program featuring works by Sean Hickey, Karol
Szymanowski, Arvo Part and Ned Rorem performed by Carolyn Enger, pianist. She will perform selections from her New York Times critically acclaimed “Best in Classical Recordings for 2013” CD, Ned Rorem: Piano Album I, ‘Six Friends.’

Thursday, November 6, 7 PM
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th St.
NYC
www.thekf.org

Carol Enger at Spectrum in NYC

upcoming concert.
Carolyn Enger will present an exciting program featuring a concert premiere of a work by Sean
Hickey
, solo and chamber works by Arvo Part and solo works by Ned Rorem.

Joining Carol will be violinist Josh Henderson and cellist Susan Mandel.

Sunday September 14, 3 PM
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St.
NY, NY
www.spectrumnyc.com

AMERIKE DI PREKHTIKE

Yiddish blues?! Yiddish jazz?! Yiddish pop?! Yiddish spirituals?! A concert unlike any other !
(With English translations)
AMERIKE DI PREKHTIKE
(“America the Beautiful”)
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014, 4:30 PM
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (corner 95 Street), New York City

This two-hour concert, celebrating 360 years of American Jewish life (1654-2014), will include Yiddish music in distinctly American musical styles: blues, jazz and pop numbers, spirituals, standards, Second Avenue theatre hits, labor anthems, and more. In these works you will recognize America’s pervasive influence on Jewish culture – and vice versa.

Prayers for Fellow Prisoners with Ullern Kammerkor

Norway’s Ullern Kammerkor at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC
Thursday, May 29th at 7 PM
Prayers for Fellow Prisoners
by Kristian Hernes on a text by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Norway’s Ullern Kammerkor
Gjermund Brenne, Conductor
A program of music by composers active in the Terezin Concentration Camp and who perished during the Holocaust. In addition, the concert will have two pieces by Kurt Weill.

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale Concert

Sunday, June 1, 2014
7 pm in Merkin Concert Hall

Led by conductor Ben Gruder, this ensemble will present an evening of
Jewish choral music from the spiritual to the whimsical. Works include
pieces by Yehezkel Braun, Leonard Cohen, Moshe Wilenskyand Eric Whitacre.

Tickets: $24 preferred/$21 general admission/$17 student/seniors
Tickets available by phone or at box office only.
Students must show ID

Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel. 212-501-3330

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Sung Among Friends

Thursday, May 15, 7:00PM
Sung Among Friends: Intimate Georgian and Yiddish Singing Traditions
City Lore Performance Space, 56 East First St, Manhattan (Lower East Side), NY

This intimate concert held in close company presents the kind of traditional singing shared socially among friends and family. Informal and at times competitive, Georgian table singing, presented by members of the Zekari Georgian Men’s Choir and Yiddish zingerayen, presented by some of the finest proponents of the tradition, including Michael Alpert, Carol Freeman, Sarah Gordon, Esther Gottesman, Janet Leuchter, Jerry Marcus, Ethel Raim, Paula Teitelbaum and Josh Waletzky, exemplify a practice found in many cultures of using the time after a meal to carry on in song.

The Yellow Ticket in Seattle

The Yellow Ticket in Seattle, Monday 5/12

Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals performs her original score live to a screening of 1918 silent film
The work, which was awarded the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 2012 New Jewish Music Network commission, is currently touring the U.S. and Canada. Next stop: as part of a Music of Remembrance concert at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. This performance, with Alicia on violin and pianist Marilyn Lerner, will also be the premiere of a new version of the score for clarinet, violin and piano, commissioned by Music of Remembrance and featuring Seattle Symphony clarinetist Laura DeLuca.

Remarkably progressive for its time, The Yellow Ticket (1918) is the first film to explore the discrimination of Jews in Tsarist Russia and stars famed Polish actress Pola Negri, Hollywood?s first European silent film star.…
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From Babylon to Broadway

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Concert begins at 2:00 PM
Yorktown Jewish Center
2966 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY

For an enjoyable adventure into the world of multi-cultural songs, hear
Kol Rinah Chorale’s eclectic offering of music inspired by Sephardi,
Ashkenazi and Biblical traditions, ranging from ancient to contemporary
melodies/liturgical to secular themes, including Broadway, Renaissance,
Israeli and Spiritual genres.

Conducted by Ben Gruder and accompanied on piano by Connie Prener. Free kosher refreshments. Sunday, June 8,
2014 Concert begins at 2:00 PM at the Yorktown Jewish Center, 2966
Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY. Tix at the door: GA $22; Students/Seniors,
$18. Group Rates, Advanced Sale Discounts and other Information at:
www.kolrinahchorale.org or call 914-243-9059.

Anat Fort in Jerusalem

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23 2014, Anat Fort will be taking a trip to Jerusalem, to perform a project she’s been dreaming about for nearly ten years. Anat has arranged some of the most beautiful songs that were written by Natan Alterman and composed by Sasha Argov. Alterman is one of Israel’s most prominent poets, and Argov is one of its key musical figures. The show will feature a great team of players PLUS video art. Tickets are going fast…please join Anat tomorrow as this will be special!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23rd at 9PM
W/Amos Hoffman-guitar and oud, Yorai Oron-bass, Shay Zelman-drums, Tamar Singer-video art and special guest-Daphne Armony-voice!
Beit Avi Chai
44 King George St.
Jerusalem
www.bac.org.il
For those of you who cannot make it, you can watch here LIVE here:
http://www.bac.org.il/live
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Zamir Boston Elijah Rocks

Monday, May 19, 7:30 pm, “Elijah Rocks” at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA:

Reserve your tickets now for our season finale, “Elijah Rocks.” This multimedia presentation will bring to life some of the great stories from the Bible. Experience the creation of the world, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Moses and the exodus, Joshua at the walls of Jericho, Elijah with the fiery chariot, Shadrach in the furnace, and more. Special guest: the incomparable singer/songleader Nick Page. This year, Zamir is delighted to honor Charles Coe, noted poet and arts advocate; and Heather Zacker, Zamir alumna extraordinaire and healthcare executive. For tickets: ofa.fas.harvard.edu or contact: manager@zamir.org.

HAVANA NAGILA in NY

THE KLEZMATICS present HAVANA NAGILA featuring ARTURO O’FARRILL, SOFIA REI, LEWIS KAHN, REINALDO DE JESUS & OTHERS
Sunday, March 23 at 5:00pm
The Town Hall in New York, New York
Havana Nagila is a joyful celebration of New York’s unique Latin and Jewish musical heritages. The Klezmatics update historic Yiddish tunes for contemporary listeners, creating a Grammy-winning style emulated worldwide. This spring, they will team up to craft an unforgettable evening with renowned Latin pianist & composer Arturo O’Farrill, Sofia Rei, Lewis Kahn, Reinaldo de Jesus and others

D’var Shirah at Eldridge Street

“D’var Shirah will explore the intersection of Jewish text and music, recognizing the inspiration that one brings to the other, and the creative possibilities to be found within that synthesis.”
The Academy for Jewish Religion invited you to experience a one-night only, pre-Pesach encounter between instrumentalists, vocalists, and spoken-word artists.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7:30 p.m., followed by a dessert reception for all.
Museum at Eldridge Street
The historic synagogue space on New York City’s Lower East Side.
LOCATION: 12 Eldridge Street
NYC

Ayn Neue Lid–When Yiddish Was Young

Lucidarium, a group specializing in music of the MIddle Ages and Renaissance, will have an upcoming tour of Holland. This tour is part of the group’s plan “to teach people that there is more to Jewish early music that Salomone Rossi and Sephardic songs played on recorders and viola da gambas…”

The program is “Ayn Neue Lid – When Yiddish Was Young,” created with a grant from the EAJC and the Rothschild Foundation Europe.
Here’s the schedule –

za 22 feb, 20.15 uur | Utrecht, Geertekerk
zo 23 feb, 14.30 uur | ‘s-Hertogenbosch, De Toonzaal
di 25 feb, 20.15 uur | Amsterdam, Waalse Kerk
wo 26 feb, 20.30 uur | Rotterdam, Laurenskerk (19.45 inleiding)
do 27 feb, 20.15 uur | Westzaan, Zuidervermaning
vr 28 feb, 20.15 uur | Deventer, Penninckshuis

For more info –
http://www.oudemuziek.nl/musici/lucidarium/

Like Wildflowers, Suddenly

Like Wildflowers, Suddenly
Sunday, March 2, 4:00 pm
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
300 Hammond Pond Parkway,
Chestnut Hill, MA
Zamir is delighted to join Cong. Mishkan Tefila in honoring Cantor Aryeh Finklestein.
The program will feature the stunning oratorio Like Wildflowers, Suddenly, composed
by Cantor Charles Osborne, lyrics by Cantor Finklestein.
For more information: visit www.mishkantefila.org
click here.
This program is part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival

New York Klezmer Series on Tuesday

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel will be opening the New York Klezmer Series with the Dave Levitt Trio, featuring Mike Cohen (clarinet), Christina
Crowder
(accordion) and Dave Levitt (trombone).
It’s a wild mix of original and revived material, including songs from the
repertoire of Marty Levitt and Harriet Kane. Come hear songs you won’t hear anywhere else!

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., NYC
http://aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Concert: $15. Jam session afterward.
Klezmer Instrumental Music Class, 5:30-7pm. $25 per class.
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session)

Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert

Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Location: The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center,
University of Northern Iowa campus, 8392 University Avenue, Ceder Falls, IA
Admission: Adults: $29, $23, $23, kids $1
Buy tickets: Phone: 1-877-216-3663, Email: tickets@uni.edu, Online: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AUNI%3AUGB14%3AGBA30%3A&linkID=twuni&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=YRE&cgc=”Click Here
For more information: http://www.gbpac.com/upcoming-events/e-328/yuval-ron-ensemble.aspx

Hanukkah Happens 24 on Jan 19 in Newton

The Brotherhood and Music Committee of Temple Emanuel present
Hanukkah Happens 24
Jewish Love Songs
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton
Featuring:
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director, and Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
Concert admission (open seating): TE Members – $25; Non-members – $30; Seniors (70+)
$25; Children under 13 – $15; Tickets night of concert $30
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For more information and tickets, please visit templeemanuel.com
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-4jc9DHS1FW5YOewU4GeSI4Os25a_TIOzVQB_9OzQ-JnP797VaOmqVRNy_Syex3iSnouRbLEH_JFipG1eip1XE0r6G_cRISzYCEMy0IE7lv0oXbfv7AAaI4f07qfPP71xtgqrYeAkU1_KNmJq1sDrVx6OErlI02EVhRAX4YEfMz5GxSq4AHaXA33UrlF0LDNQpOKN7H_urM=&c=KwP9qy0FXOw1OXV5dqvm03dDsCQ2XIebrUXjjM2jDAiYdTEwJnqEMw==&ch=fiWeq1viea985AJ27Id9wr_vN8W8GiRN7hlImTE37I2eOBx5dNTb7w==
HHConcert@gmail.com or call 617-558-8100.…
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