Girls in Trouble at JCC in Manhattan

Thu, Mar 15, 2012
Brooklyn poet and multi-instrumentalist Alicia Jo Rabins’ “hauntingly lovely melodies” explore dark stories of biblical women and the hidden places where their complicated lives overlap with her own. In this one-time-only event, the JCC curates live performance of real bat mitzvah speeches, performed in musical conversation with Girls in Trouble’s songs. Hosted by stand-up comic JUDY GOLD With: New York Times best-selling author of Unorthodox, DEBORAH FELDMAN Glittery downtown performance artist GLENN MARLA 16-year-old actress SAM MOZES This performance event is presented in conjunction with The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery exhibit, Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age, and will be followed by a gallery wine reception.

tickets: $15/$20
334 amsterdam ave at 76th st, new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444
For ticket info:


Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm
at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, NYC

Two of Israel’s most popular singers — Noa (Achinoam Nini), and Mira Awad,– blend Jewish and Arab musical sensibilities as a gesture of tolerance and understanding in an interesting cross-cultural musical collaboration on Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. “Two Voices, One Vision,” A Concert of Coexistence, mirrors on stage the work on the ground of The Abraham Fund Initiatives in Israel. The New York and Jerusalem-based domestic advocacy group develops programs, public policies and societal models that promote the cause of a shared society between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.…

Di khumeshlider: les chants du Pentateuque

Dimanche 26 février 2012 à 17h
Théâtre de la Cité Bleue, avenue de Miremont 46, 1206 Genève

Di khumeshlider: les chants du Pentateuque
d’après Itzik Manger
par le LufTeater de Strasbourg, avec Astrid Ruff et Rafaël Goldwaser. Mise en scène:
Sabine Lemler. Musique originale de Jean-Raymond Gélis.

Spectacle joué en yiddish, surtitré en français

Les Chants du Pentateuque sont un ensemble de poèmes inspirés très librement du
premier livre de la Bible. Itzik Manger met en scène les figures essentielles de la
Genèse : Adam et Eve et leurs fils Abel et Caïn, les trois patriarches, Abraham,
Isaac et Jacob les quatre matriarches et bien d’autres…
Itzik Manger n’a pas besoin de “raconter” la Genèse: Tout le monde la connaît! Au
contraire, il brode, fait des allusions, des anachronismes, joue avec les
personnages, les époques, les situations, les mots… Ces procédés créent tout au
long du spectacle des effets comiques irrésistibles.…

East Meets East Concert — Ethiopian singer Alula

Forest Hills Jewish Center, March 18, 6 PM
Beta Israel Cultural Foundation Inc. & Baker Dan LLC Present:
Forest Hill Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard Flushing, NY 11375-4248
(718) 263-7000

ALULA, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter
accompanied by ALICIA
SVIGALS, Klezmer Violinist and Band
EAST MEETS EAST CONCERT (East Africa Meets Middle East Meets East

Building upon his remarkable personal history, Alula weaves an
unforgettable musical journey connecting East African, Middle
Eastern, and Eastern Europe musical traditions, creating a unique,
moving and memorable musical message of connectedness among faiths,
races, and cultures.


ALULA – Vocals, Guitar, Kirar, Keyboard,
MAC GOLLEHON — Trumpet, Trombone,
ROBERT AARON — Tenor Saxophone, Flute,
EVAN MAZUNIK — Keyboard, Vocals,
JOHN METTAM — Drums, Percussion,

SUNDAY, MARCH 18h, 2012 at 6PM
106-06 Queens Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11375-4248
Doors Open at 5PM.…

A Community Experience to Uplift Your Soul with neshama Carlebach

A Community Experience to Uplift Your Soul
Neshama Carlebach performing with Reverend Roger Hambrick & the
Green Pastures Baptist Choir
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 8:00 pm – Doors Open at 7:00 pm
The Parker Playhouse – 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33304 – 954-462-0222

$26.50, $46.50, $66.50 – Special VIP Meet & Greet $101.50
Tickets available at the Parker Playhouse Box Office and online.
There is a 10% discount for group sales over 20 people available
at the box office and a 5% early bird special for advanced sales
before January 25th.

Leo Zeitlin music at JMF in NYC

The Jewish Music Forum of the American Society of Jewish Music will present rare evening event, on Thursday, February 9th at 7 PM. Because these evenings have been so popular, you will need to make reservations to attend (see information below).

The topic is “The Music of Leo Zeitlin,” one of the composers of the St. Petersburg School from the early 20th Century. On this occasion the wonderful performers from YIVO’s Sidney Krum Young Artis Series will provide live music examples to accompany the talk, which will be given by Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker, with Dr. Michael Steinlauf at respondent.

Joining the Krum Young Artists will be Cantors Robert Abelson, Maria Dubinsky, and Martha Novick. The evening session will be held at the YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC), and will be taped for later broadcast on the web.…

Ya’alili by 8th Day

A chassidic duo blends pop with some instrumental elements of Sephardi music in this New York video taking place in a grocery store. Co-founded by brothers Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus, the duo has released 3 albums. 8th Day’s sound is complimented by their catchy lyrics (mostly English with some Hebrew and Yiddish mixed in) and their spirited vocal harmonies. The group will appear at the
Hofstra Playhouse
Motzei Shabbat, January 7 at 8pm.
at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.
118 Hofstra University, Hemstead, NY.
for tix:

This YouTube video has over a million hits.

The Brothers Nazaroff!

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time 7:00pm until 9:00pm
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.), Brooklyn, New York

The joyous public debut of the united heirs of legendary outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff, recorder of the mysterious 1954 Folkways EP “Jewish Freilach Songs”, the missing link between our post-modern Babylonian exile and the lost Atlantis of Yiddish “Middle-Europe”. Scattered all over the globe from Moscow, Berlin, Budapest, and New York, the lost Nazaroff brothers come together one time only at Barbes, in Brooklyn. Together, Pasha Nazaroff, Danik Nazaroff, Meyshke Nazaroff, Zaelic Nazaroff, and Yankl Nazaroff will celebrate the discordant, obscure, jubilant, ecstatic legacy of their Happy Prince.

Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray with guest artist Yair Dalal

APAP showcase Lenka Lichtenberg with guest artist Yair Dalal
January 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM
New York Hilton, Regent Parlor 2nd floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray with guest artist Yair Dalal
Nominated 2011 World Music Artist of the Year by Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Prague-born Yiddish singer-composer with a captivating voice mesmerizes world and Jewish audiences everywhere with her latest project Fray. Her showcase also provides an intriguing preview of “Lullaby in Exile”, her Yiddish/“Babylonian” collaboration with maestro Yair Dalal.

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali
Thursday December 22, 2011 9 PM
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft, downtown Berkeley
$15-$30 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds
co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia

Light Chanukah candles (bring your own Chanukiah), nosh, and dance to klezmer brass and then Turkish-Romani/Bulgarian music by Orkestar Bez Sali. Celebratory ferments by Max Cadji & other delectables by Shayna Marmar (of Honeypie Cooking).

Klezmer Brass
Mike Perlmutter – alto saxophone/clarinet
Noah Levitt – trumpet
Peter Bonos – euphonium
Andrew Cohen – helicon
Sean Tergis – percussion
Aharon Boltsa – percussion


1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Frank London‘s Klezmer Brass Band Allstars will perform a Hanukkah
concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. This band has
toured the world, bringing over the top exuberant energy to traditional Jewish roots
music. Their 2005 CD Carnival Conspiracy was Rolling Stone magazine’s #1 non-English
recording. This concert will feature joyous Jewish-Gypsy-Balkan-jazz party sounds
as well as favorite Hanukkah songs in new arrangements. Members of the band are
trumpeter/composer Frank London, drummer Aaron Alexander, tuba player Ron Caswell,
clarinetist Matt Darriau, trombonist Brian Drye, and accordionist Patty Farrell.
Special guests for this concert include multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael
Alpert and the Purchase Klezmer Mob.…

Anat Cohen at JCC in Manhattan

A virtuoso jazz saxophone and clarinet player, Anat Cohen is an established bandleader and prolific composer, conversant in modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Recently voted 75th Annual Clarinetist of the Year by Downbeat Readers and by the Jazz Journalist Association, her live show promises to be thrilling, adventurous, and energetic.

Thusday, Dec 15, 8 pm, $15/$20
Anat Cohen Quartet:
Anat Cohen on Clarinet & Saxophone
Bruce Barth on Piano
Joe Martin on Bass
Daniel Freedman on Drums

For tix and info:

She’Koyokh in London

10th December, 7.30pm (doors 6.45)
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Tickets: £12.00

St. Ethelburga’s are delighted to welcome back She‚ÄôKoyokh once
again. This fabulously gifted Klezmer band, at ease performing in any
environment. Inspired by the confluence of Eastern Europe’s musical
cultures and traditions, this international ensemble have forged a
sound straight from London’s melting pot Рan exceptionally diverse
repertoire of exhilarating, soulful Eastern European Jewish, Balkan,
Turkish and Gypsy music.

Tel: 07776136609

She’Koyokh final Cafe Mostra appearance of 2011 next Thursday:
15 December, 8pm
Cafe Mostra, 86 Stoke Newington High Street

Two Voices … One Vision: Noa and Mira in Concert for Coexistence

Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:30pm until 9:30pm
At New York’s magnificent Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

GALA CONCERT FOR COEXISTENCE BENEFITING THE ABRAHAM FUND INITIATIVES starring Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Mira Awad, Israel’s Jewish and Arab superstars performing in Hebrew, Arabic and English


TICKETS TO THE PUBLIC GO ON SALE JANUARY 15th at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office; call 212-721-6500 or purchase tickets online at (starting January 15th)

Rediscovering Joseph Achron

Monday, December 12, 2011
7:30pm until 9:30pm
Location: Conservative Yeshiva (in the Old Beit Midrash), 8 Agron Street, Jerusalem, Israel
Join us for pizza, music, and an exciting discussion on the important but forgotten musical legacy of Joseph Achron (1886-1943), one of the greatest composers of “Jewish Classical Music”, and the efforts of a young organization to bring his works back to the stage.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Joseph Achron Society.

100 years ago, in December 1911, the brilliant young composer Joseph Achron wrote his first “Jewish” composition: “Hebrew Melody”, Op. 33 for violin and piano. From that moment on, Achron became one of the most significant leaders of a movement to compose “Jewish Classical Music”, a novel concept which had never before been developed.…


Yiddish Poetry of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Set to Music
CD Release Concert
Basya Schechter
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 8 PM
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleeker St. NYC
$12 in advance
$15 at the door

The concert is presented by Moshe Rosenfeld and Golden Land Concerts & Connections, with support from the League for Yiddish/Afn Shvel, as well as the National Yiddish Theater – Folksbiene, The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter-Ring, Congress for Jewish Culture, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

לידער פֿון וווּנדער

די ייִדישע פּאָעזיע פֿון

אַבֿרהם־יהושע העשעל

באַלייט פֿון מוזיק

קאָנצערט לכּבֿוד דעם אַרויסקום

פֿון דעם נײַעם קאָמפּאַקטל

לידער פֿון וווּנדער

בתיה שעכטער

“The “Other Side” of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver

The “Other Side” of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver – Live at Swallow Hill
Start Time: Sunday, November 13 at 7:30pm
Location: Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale
Denver, CO
(303) 777-1003
$18 Advance; $20 Day of Show. $2 discount for Swallow Hill members
This is a rare opporunity to see Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver stretch their traditional repertoire and pull out some tunes that they don’t get to play very often in a public venue.

Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver are both internationally recognized contemporary Jewish songwriters and performers. As solo artists, they have shared their music in hundreds of communities around the world. Julie’s warmth, charisma and creativity can be felt from the moment she walks on stage and captivates us with her powerful vocals and heartfelt message.…

From Boston to Berlin

The Zamir Chorale of Boston invites you to
From Boston to Berlin
A cabaret-style evening featuring
the Zamir Chamber Chorus
which will perform highlights of Zamir Chorale of Boston’s upcoming concerts in
the first Louis Lewandowski Festival in Berlin, Germany

Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Goethe-Institut*, 170 Beacon Street, Boston
(between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets)
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director
Remarks by
Friedrich Löhr, German Consul General in Boston
Ralph Selig, International Authority on German-Jewish
Chazzanut (liturgical music)
Light kosher refreshments will be served.
The Zamir Chorale of Boston is headed to Berlin, Germany, December 15-18, to represent
the United States at the Louis Lewandowski Festival. Zamir will join six other choirs
from around the world in paying tribute to the German Jewish composer who became
world renowned because of his beautiful choral settings of the synagogue liturgy.…

Love, Loss, Laughter – Favorite Yiddish Folk Songs

The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 4:00 PM
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains, NY 10606
What: Afn pripetshik, Der Rebe Elimeylekh, Tum balalayke, Bulbes and a great bouquet of less-known Yiddish folksongs.
Also: Works by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman,
Avrom Sutzkever, Josh Waletzky.
Tickets: Book online at

or call the Synagogue at 914-946-8851

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Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz

Temple Shalom of Newton Presents
Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 – 7 PM

Featuring Cantorial Soloist Jeri Robins, Northeastern University Gideon Klein Fellow, along with singers and musicians from both Hebrew College and the local community, as they present the stories of survival and the music of these extraordinary women, who played for their lives.

The Women’s Orchestra of Auschwitz sounds like a contradiction in terms. How could beautiful music be produced by an orchestra surrounded by illness and death, starvation and cold, immense suffering, hatred and loss? Yet, participation in this orchestra was likely the source of salvation for the “orchestra girls.” This concert will give voice to their experiences and, in so doing, remember not only those who survived, but also those who perished.…

Soul of Spain

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM
World Festival of Sacred Music in LA presents:
The Soul of Spain
Sephardic Jewish music meets Gypsy Flamenco

Oscar-winning composer and oud master Yuval Ron leads a fiery evening of music and dance, bringing gypsy flamenco and Sephardic Jewish traditions from Andalusia to Santa Monica and the Westside. The 499-seat Broad comes alive with spinning flamenco dancers, undulating belly dancers, passionate singing, and the lightning- fast fingers of Spanish guitar – a night of musical virtuosity in an intimate setting. Featuring gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya, dancer Briseyda Zarate, guitarist Jose Tanaka and the Yuval Ron Ensemble:

Maya Haddi – vocals, Norik Manoukian – woodwind, Jamie Papish – percussion, David Martinelly – percussion, Maya Karasso – Middle Eastern dance, Yuval Ron – oud and artistic director

Location: Broad Stage: 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Admission: $47 – $75 Broad Stage members receive 10% off their order.…


Brian Bender‘s Jewish-Latin-African-Caribbean-Middle Eastern band “LITTLE SHOP OF HORAS” will be performing on the second day (Sunday, October 2nd) of the 2011 NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL in Orange, MA.

Forster’s Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA

Little Shop of Horas website:

Band Members:
Brian Bender – trombone, melodica, keyboards, vocals
David Tasgal – clarinet, fiddle, keyboards
Derrik Jordan – fiddle, guitar, congas
Anna Sobel – tabla, dumbek, poyk
Garrett Sawyer – electric bass, double bass
Dave Noonan – drums

Here is the entertainment lineup on Sunday:
Mother Turtle – 12:00
Richard Chase – 1:00
Gaia roots – 2:15
Little Shop of Horas – 3:45

Neshama Carlebach in Eastern US Tour

Neshama Carlebach will be performing in several venues in the coming months. Here is a sample listing:
For more information: See her website
Oct 31, 8PM
Temple Emanuel Social Hall
424 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
A Night with Neshama Carlebach in memory of Sharon Elstein z’l
Admission will be free , donations to Temple Emanuel in memory of
Sharon will be gratefully accepted at the door.
For further information please call 757-428-2591or send an email

Nov 5, 7:30 PM
6601 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Neshama and her band will be performing at Bethesda Jewish
Center’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
For reservations and further information, please visit

The Boston Camerata celebrates The Sacred Bridge

The Sacred Bridge
December 3, 2011 8:00 pm – Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
For tickets and prices, visit
Back by popular demand, a second interfaith celebration, a holiday program unlike
any other. Discover with The Boston Camerata the common musical roots of Jewish, Arabic, and Christian
religions, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions.
Joel Cohen and The Boston Camerata are joined by members of the Sharq Arabic Music

The Vilna Ghetto Theater

CONCERT – The Vilna Ghetto Theater: Yiddish Poetry Set to Music (1941-1943)

On the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Vilna Ghetto. Excerpts from four revue shows from the famous Vilna Ghetto Theater. In English (songs in Yiddish)

Sophie Michaux, voice. Eugenia Gerstein, piano. Susanne Klingenstein, lecture.
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
Brandeis University, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Waltham, MA

Alexandria Kleztet in VA

Saturday, September 10 — The Alexandria Kleztet
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 Marcey Road
Arlington, VA 22207
7 to 8:45 pm

If it rains (always a decent possibility), we go inside the auditorium at the Nature Center!

The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound.

The band is based in the Washington/Baltimore area and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

An at Fort in Tel Aviv

Sept 6th 1t 9:30PM
Shablul jazz Tel-Aviv

מועדון שבלול

האנגר 13 נמל תל-אביב
With David Friedman-vibes, Gilad Dobrecky-percussion.It’s a rare opportunity to hear David play in Israel. The group will be
playing original material by all three musicians.
*special discount if you mention you are on Anat’s mailing list!!!*

Best Hits of Klezmer Music & Prince of Kosher Gospel

Gala Evening
Sunday, September 4 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
So. 04. September 2011, 19:00 Uhr: GALA-Abend, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
Einziges Konzert in Hamburg mit der Star-Besetzung der Klezmer-/Jazz /Gospel-/Musical-Szene
Leon Gurvitch Project feat. Special Guests aus den USA: Kantor Joshua Nelson „The Prince of Kosher Gospel“, Musical-Star Ethan Freeman

Meira Warshauer’s In Memoriam

Composer Meira Warshauer’s In Memoriam September 11 and Caesaria will be presented in the U.S. and Germany in several formats by several ensembles on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011.

The World and German Premiere performances of the cello choir version of In Memoriam (for 6 celli, adapted by Mirel Iancovici from the version for solo cello and strings) will be given by Mr. Iancovici and I Multicelli in Bottrop at Martinskirche on September 10 at 7:00 PM, in Gelsenkirchen at the New Synagogue on the 11th at noon and in Gladbeck at the Martin Luther Forum Ruhr on the 11th at 6:00 PM. Other composers on these programs include J.S. Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Samuel Barber, Max Bruch and John Tavener. Special guest soloist will be Felicia Hamza.…

המועדון הקאמרי – ברוח יהודית

Wednesday, September 21 · 8:30pm – 10:00pm

המרכז למוסיקה ע”ש פליציה בלומנטל

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תל אביב

קובי רובינשטיין – כינור

נועה שריד – כינור

גלעד הראל- קלרנית

גילי רדיאן- שדה – ויולה וכינור

הלל צרי – צ’לו

מיכל טל – פסנתר

נתנאל גרינשטיין – פסנתר

פרוקופייב – פתיחה על נושאים יהודיים לקלרנית, רביעיית מיתרים ופסנתר
מיו – סויטה לכינור, קלרנית ופסנתר
שולמית רן – דואו לקלרנית וצ’לו
סטוצ’בסקי – מיני דואט לכינור וצ’לו

בלוך – בעל שם
פאול בן – חיים – שירים ללא מלים
ג’ון ויליאמס – סויטה לכינור ופסנתר “רשימת שינדלר”

המועדון הקאמרי Рברוח יהודית

Wednesday, September 21 · 8:30pm Р10:00pm

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נועה שריד Рכינור

גלעד הראל- קלרנית

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נתנאל גרינשטיין Рפסנתר

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Hy Wolfe: An Evening of Songs and Stories


YIVO presents Hy Wolfe in a concert performance, accompanied by Herbert Kaplan at the piano. New York stage actor and singer Hy Wolfe returns to our stage with a show featuring Yiddish theater and folk songs and stories.

Wolfe worked with, and learned from, many of the brightest stars of the Yiddish theater, and is a living link with a glorious tradition. The show includes a tribute to the late Shifra Lerer, the last of the greats from the classical period of the Yiddish theater.

This is an opportunity to spend a delightful evening with one of the most entertaining performers on the stage today. With English translations throughout the program, this evening will be a pleasure for Yiddish speakers and non-Yiddish speakers alike.…

Kontzert Hapiyyut Hagadol קונצרט הפיוט הגדול

קונצרט הפיוט הגדול
Start Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00pm
Location: היכל התרבות רח’ המכבים 5 פתח תקווה

ענקי הפיוט בעולם לראשונה על במה אחת וביצירות חדשות

משה חבושה – ישראל

דוד שירו – ארה”ב

ניהול מוסיקלי וניצוח: אריאל כהן

בליווי התזמורת המזרחית הישראלית ומקהלת החזנים “שירה חדשה”

כרטיסים במכירה מוקדמת 50 ש”ח באגף לתרבות תורנית 03-9052455, 073-7373866!/event.php?eid=242344335805824

Kontzert Hapiyyut Hagadol קונצרט הפיוט הגדול

קונצרט הפיוט הגדול
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Monajat featuring Galleet Dardashti

Thursday, September 15 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Granoff Performance Center, Tufts University
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Monajat (Fervent Prayer) by innovative performer Galeet Dardashti, is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to the Middle Eastern tradition. Dardashti, a musician and anthropologist of Persian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

As only one of six cities in the US where this dynamic concert will happen, the Boston Jewish Music Festival is very excited to have been selected by the Foundation for Jewish Culture to present this important new work along with our co-presenters, the New Center for Jewish Arts and Culture, the Tufts University Music Department and Tufts Hillel.…

Free concert! Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express

Event: Free concert! Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express
With Christina Crowder, accordion, Brian Glassman, bass, and Aaron Alexander, drums, who will get everyone up and dancing!!
Start Time: Thursday, August 18 at 7:00pm
End Time: Thursday, August 18 at 10:00pm
Location: Putnam Valley Main Fire House
265 Oscawana Lake Road

Klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh

Late Summer Schedule for klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh
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Tuesday 2 August
Hackney, London
LKQ Summer Cooler @ Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

The ever-popular London Klezmer Quartet returns to Pages with a Summer
Cooler event. Enjoy live music, Pimms and strawberries while you shop
for your holiday reading with 10%discount at Clapton’s independent
Entry £5 on the door

Hazmat Modine at Summernights

hazmat modinThursday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Hazmat Modine draws from American music of the 1920s and 30s through the early 60s,
blending early blues, hokum, jugband, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican

Tickets: $15 general public; $12 students/over 65; $10 Jewish Museum members

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3200
Open Mon-Tue,Fri,Sun 11am-5:30pm; Thu 11am-8pm
Subway: 96 St
To reach the Museum’s offices, call: 212.423.3200.

Summer on the Hudson: FREE Riverside Park Divahn Concert

Galeet Dardashti and Divahn
Sunday, August 7 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Riverside Park South, NYC
Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays –
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Galeet Dardashti: lead vocals, guitar, back-up percussion
Eleanor Norton: cello, vocals
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker: congas and cajon, vocals
Sejal Kukadia: tabla, vocals
Rebecca Cherry: violin, vocals

Pier I in Riverside Park South between between 65th/72nd Streets
Map of Location:​h&daddr=40.7797%2C+-73.988​9+%28Pier+I%29

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $18 online and $20 at the theater door. For tickets reservation call (866) 811 4111 or buy on line at​s/pam

P E R F O R M I N G A R T S M A R A T H O N 2 0 1 1
S o u n d i n g W o r d: A powerhouse 2-day double bill of multi-media music engagement with performances of Avant-Folk & Contemporary Jazz by Sabrina Lastman & Sasha Bogdanowitsch.

Baruch Performing Arts Center
July, Saturday 30 – 10 pm
July, Sunday 31 – 3 pm

S o u n d i n g W o r d, a beautiful temporal and timeless storytelling of original compositions with voice, original instruments, walkmans, electronics and video, highlights two original performances:

River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a musical performance created for solo voice, walkmans, electronics and video, combining composed sections and free improvisation.…


Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm Р11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovsk√° ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.


Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm – 11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovská ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.

GOYLEM ! Free Music and Life Concert in Geneva

Lundi 25 juillet 2011 à 12h30
GOYLEM ! sera en concert pour “Musique et Vie” à l’Eglise Luthérienne (Place du
Bourg-de-Four, angle rue Verdaine et rue de la Fontaine, Genève, Suisse).
Musique klezmer avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon) et Patrice Mugny (accordéon).
Entrée libre. Collecte en faveur de l’enseignement de l’art dans les écoles au
Kosovo, afin de faciliter la compréhension
et l’épanouissement des enfants, d’après une idées de Yehudi Menuhin et Werner
Informations: francais.htm

AUTO DE FE Concert

AUTO DE FE – CONCERT commemorating Crypto-Jews
With Vanessa Paloma and Ariel Lazarus
Start Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30pm

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center of
The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
8 Agron Street, P.O.Box 7456
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. 02-625-6386 Ext. 4
A concert in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino, Haketía, Judezmo) of music as seen through the eyes of the Crypto-Jewish Community.

SUMMERNIGHTS Series at Jewish Museum

Thursday Nights are SUMMERNIGHTS at The Jewish Museum
The William Petschek Family Music Program
Tix: or call 212.423.3337

SummerNights 2011 is the 14th annual summer concert series featuring live music and
great art. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Museum’s Scheuer Auditorium. Seating is
general admission.

Tickets: Members $10; General $15; and Students/Seniors (65+) $12

Slavic Soul Party! – Thursday, July 21
Brash and strong as slivovitz, these musicians forge virtuoso brass band music
melding Balkan and Gypsy sounds with American jazz and soul.

Michael Winograd Trio – Thursday, July 28
This ensemble offers a fresh approach to klezmer music that blends traditional
Yiddish songs with new compositions.

The Michael Winograd Trio will be performing on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 pm as part
of The Jewish Museum’s popular SummerNights concert series.…

Different Trains by Steve Reich Performances in Jerusalem

A masterpiece by America’s greatest living composer Steve Reich
The Fleshquartet, part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture Series

When was the last time that a musical performance really took you to a different place? Different Trains, Steve Reich’s timeless Grammy Award- winning composition is making its way, as we write, to the Kishle (a former Ottomon prison) at the Tower of David Museum, where Stockholm’s very own Jewish Theatre will perform a fascinating visual interpretation of his work. Join us for a riveting and unique audio-visual experience.

Now thru July 21 For ticket Information:
The performances will premier on June 30 and will continue to July 21, running from Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Please book in advance:
Tower of David Museum *2884
Bimot *6226
Entrance to the show involves a walk in the castle moat the stairs.…

Ger Mandolin Orchestra

You’ll really enjoy listening to this sampler of the GMO, Ger Mandolin Orchestra.
You’ll probably recognize at least the first tune in this video. Enjoy!


Ger Mandolin Ensemble / 5-minute sampler – The Ger Mandolin Orchestra (GMO) is a memorial project of reviving the Jewish Mandolin Orchestra that was active in Gora Kalwaria,Poland between 1920 to 1930. Most of its members died in the Holocaust. Renowned mandolin artist Mike Marshall is the musical director of the ensemble that includes many of the best mandolin artists in the world. In addition to Mike Marshall, these include Avi Avital, Radim Zenkl, Jeff Warschauer, Eric Stein, Chris Acquavella, Dana Rath, Adam Roszkiewicz, Tim Connell, Sharon Gilchrist and Brian Oberlin.…

Hampton Synagogue Hosts National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Saturday, September 3, 9:00pm ~ Berman Sanctuary
Followed by dessert reception in the Edelstein Hall of the Kaylie Center
The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene presents “Rising Stars of the Yiddish Stage”
Committed to finding new ways of bringing this rich cultural heritage to life for new generations, the Folksbiene presents an electrifying concert starring some of the hottest young talent performing new songs and new interpretations of the classics.

Dani Marcus | Nimmy Weisbrod | Rachel Yucht | Daniella Rabbani | Avram Mlotek | Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch | Shane Baker

Musical Direction: Zalmen Mlotek
An internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music, Zalmen Mlotek is the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. Mlotek brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway
and Off-Broadway stages as co-creator of Those Were the Days, the first bilingual musical | Subtitled in English | RSVP: 631.288.0534 ext.10 or online @

The Hampton Synagogue
154 Sunset Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 …

The Jewish Women of Rebetika

Monday, June 20, 2011
Legendary Greek Jewish Singers of the ’20s. ’30s, & ’40s
Songs and Personal Histories of
Roza Eskenazi, Amalia Baka, Stella Haskil, and Victoria Hazan
Carol Freeman – Vocals
Beth Bahia Cohen – Violin
Haig Manoukian – Oud

LOCATION: The JCC of Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
New York City
Information: 646-505-5708
Admission $20, $15 members


Saturday, May 28 · 9:00pm – 11:30pm
בית שמואל
World Union for Progressive Judaism
Jerusalem, Israel
Created By
סווינג דה ג’יטאן – הופעות, Pavel Levin, Oren Sagi
More Info
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מופע בכורה פסטיבל האביב 2011

שבת, 28.05.11 21:00 בית שמואל – ירושלים – 02-6203463

Yiddish Songs from Vitebsk with Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz & Franka Lampe

Thursday, May 19 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Internationales Theater Frankfurt
Hanauer Landstr. 5 – 7 / Zoo-Passage Tür Nr. 17
Gefühlvolles Klezmer-Konzert mit dem weltweit führenden
Künstler-Ethnographen und Violinisten Yale Strom,
der unverwechselbaren Klezmer-Sängerin Elizabeth Schwartz,
und der Balkan- und Klezmer-Akkordeonistin Franka Lampe.

Do 19.05.2011 19h00

Yale Strom (vio) betreibt intensive Forschung in jüdischen Gemeinden und Zigeunergemeinden Zentral- und Osteuropas sowie auf dem Balkan und zählt zu den führenden Künstler-Ethnographen des Klezmers. Er mischt Hasidic nigunim (Melodien meist ohne Text und Wort), Musik der Roma, Jazz, Klassik, Balkan – sowie sephardische Motive und spielte u.a. mit Andy Statman und Alicia Svigals. Elizabeth Schwartz (voc) machte sich einen Namen durch die dunkle Klangfarbe ihrer Stimme. Kritiker vergleichen Sie mit Größen wie Edith Piaf und Maria Tanase.…

Shpilkes Klezmer Band in Framingham May 28

Shpilkes Klezmer Band plays the lively, living melodies of the Jewish people, from
the playful tunes and Yiddish songs of Klezmer to the passionate rhythms and Ladino
songs of Sephardic music. SKB plays with shpilkes; an energy that makes it hard to
sit still and encourages audiences to sing along with familiar melodies and even
dance in the aisles. You can hear them at The Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on
Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM.
The Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis St
Framingham MA 01702
Contact: 508-405-ARTS (2787). Tickets: $15, student/senior $14, member $12.

Opera at the Synagogue Choir of Rome’s Tempio Maggiore for the first time in New York

Centro Primo Levi and the Museum of Jewish Heritage host Divinamente NYC Festival on the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy.

Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Admission: $15 and $10 for MJH, CPL, ICI members
Box Office: (646) 437- 4202 –

Welcome remarks by the Consul General of Italy Francesco M. Talò and the Representative for International Affairs of the Jewish Community of Rome Giacomo Moscati.
Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo, Francesco Spagnolo, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

For the first time in the US, the Choir of the “Tempio Maggiore” conducted by the renowned tenor Claudio Disegni and featuring the hazan of Rome, Alberto Funaro, and organist Federico del Sordo, will expose the New York public to the unique flavors and variations of the liturgical tradition of the Jews of Rome.…

Klezmer Concert Features Music of Dave Tarras

Yale Strom, one of the leading artists of klezmer culture, will perform the music of the “Benny Goodman of Klezmer”, Dave Tarras – many of these Tarras’ melodies have never been published or recorded before now.
Thursday, May 5 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library
1 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Hot Pstromi clarinet virtuoso NORBERT STACHEL (Pink Floyd, Freddie Hubbard, Diana Ross, Roy Hargrove, Tower of Power, Boz Scaggs, Sheila E and many other world-class bands) will bring new exciting artistic interpretation to Tarras’s tunes.

Strom will also discuss his new book, Dave Tarras:The King of Klezmer (Or-Tav), a Tarras-family authorized biography. Tarras is considered the most influential klezmer musician of the twentieth century. Even the great be-bop artists Charlie Parker and Miles Davis traveled to the Catskills to study the technique of this complex and compelling virtuoso.…

Di Tsvey

Thursday, May 12 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Congregation Tifereth Israel
1354 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
Steven Greenman
The “Di Tsvey in May Tour” continues with a fabulous concert at:
Congregation Tifereth Israel – Cultural Arts Concert
Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky will be joined with special guests:
Cantor Jack Chomsky – Tifereth Israel
Cantor Star Trompeter – Tifereth Israel
Gail Rose – Temple Beth Shalom

Tickets: $10
Phone: 614-253-8523, x. 115
Contact email:

Jewish Ghetto Cabaret – Yom HaShoah Program

Temple Emunah Yom HaShoah Program
Cost: FREE, and registration is not required.
When: May 01, 2011 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Rd, Lexington, MA, Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-0300; wheelchair accessible

Special Features:
Jews in the various Ghettos during the Shoah had numerous
cabarets of musicians and singers. Songs ranged from the sad
and deeply somber in response to the death and horrific
conditions within and without of the Ghettos, to parodies on the
Nazis, to the typical songs sung in the cabarets of Europe before
the war. The caliber was so high as to attract the attendance of
German soldiers out of uniform.

Our Jewish Ghetto Cabaret program will be rich and varied and
be presented by a small musical ensemble, soloists, and the

9th Daniel Pearl World Music Day– Concert eSACHERe

Concert “eSACHERe” is held under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland and as part of the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

(12 composers of Swiss patron Paul Sacher)

CONRAD BECK (1901-1989): Drei Epigramme
LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Les mots sont alles …
PIERRE BOULEZ (1925): Messagesquisse*
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Tema ‘Sacher’
HENRI DUTILLEUX (1916): 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
WOLFGANG FORTNER (1907-1987): Thema und Variationen
ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): Punena No. 2
CRISTOBAL HALFFTER (1930): Variation uber das Thema eSACHERe
HANS WERNER HENZE (1926): Cappriccio
HEINZ HOLLIGER (1939): Chaconne
KLAUS HUBER (1924): Transpositio ad infinitum
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994): Sacher-Variation

*Guests: JAN TALICH – conductor & eSACHERe Cello Ensemble

Monday 9th May 2011, 7pm
The National Gallery – Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia in Prague (U Milosrdnych 17, Praha 1, Czech Republic).…

FRAUENSTIMMEN: Women’s Voices from Ravensbrück

May 1, 2011, 7pm – Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.
Conceived and Directed by School of Jewish Music student and faculty member Lynn
Torgove, 2011Gideon Klein Scholar. Performed by students from the Cantorial and
Rabbinical program at Hebrew College, New England Conservatory and their friends,
School of Jewish Music student Becky Wexler, Music Director.

This Musical Cabaret portrays the lives of 7 women who were imprisoned at the
Ravensbrück Concentration Camp – the only camp originally built as an all women’s

May 1, 2011, 7pm – Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.
This is a 90 minute performance without intermission and there will be a
post-performance discussion with performers.

The Fenway Center, Boston Massachusetts
77 St. Stephen Street, on the corner of St. Stephen Street and Gainsborough Street.…


The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir celebrates its 85th annual
Spring concert by commemorating the original immigrant workers who founded
the choir. Its performance – under conductor Alexander Veprinsky – features
special guests Beyond The Pale (2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards’
Instrumental Group of the Year).

The concert takes place at the Posluns
Auditorium at Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, north entrance, 2nd floor
(wheelchair accessible), Sunday, May 15, 2011, 3 p.m.

Tickets are $25; seniors and students, $20; children 12 and under free.
Information and ticket reservations may be obtained by calling 416-789-5502
or e-mailing Info will also be available at and at the Toronto Jewish
Folk Choir on Facebook.

The Choir’s major work, In Amerike, vividly captures the immigrant
experience in an evocative suite by Winnipeg composer Sid Robinovitch.…

Afro-Semitic Experience in Middleton, CT

The Afro-Semitic Experience will be performing in Middletown,
Connecticut in a couple of weeks. They are performing in concert on Saturday,
April 16, 8:00 p.m., at Congregation Adath Israel 8 Broad Street, in
Middletown. If you want more information about this concert the number at
Adath Israel is (860) 346-4709.

Visit the still fairly new Afro-Semitic Experience web site. The site has lots of music,
photos, and info about the band. Plus there is a news page that is updated
on a fairly regular basis. The address is