Wednesday, June 13 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Concert/Dance Party and Open Klezmer Jam
With the world-renowned Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Special Guest Star, Patrick Farrell
Come hear, dance with and jam with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo in a rare NYC concert
We’ll be playing selections from our upcoming CD “Once I Had a Fiddle” (to be released
in Europe in late June, and in North America later this summer).
Joining us will be special guest Patrick Farrell (accordion) who is featured on
the new CD.
After the concert set, Deborah with teach and lead Yiddish dancing (no previous
experience necessary), and there will be an open klezmer jam session co-led by Aaron
Alexander and the Duo.
Bring your instruments and get ready to have a great time!
4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Strauss/Warschauer Duo with Special Guest Patrick Farrell
9:30 – 11PM Dance Party (with instruction and leading by Deborah Strauss) and Klezmer
Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and the Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Special Guest Patrick Farrell
Patrick Farrel is a Brooklyn-based accordionist and composer who
specializes in klezmer, new-music, various East-European folk musics, and brass
bands. His current projects include the avant-garde klezmer group Michael Winograd
Klezmer Trio, chamber-folk ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, strange and unusual
duets with trumpeter Ben Holmes, and Serbian-style brass band Veveritse. He is also
a member of the mighty Panorama Brass Band of New Orleans, LA, his former home,
and until recently led and composed for the circus/new-music group Stagger Back
Brass Band. He has studied accordion in Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Romania,
and has played in clubs, concert halls, streets, and serenades all over Europe and
N. America. He can be found at www.pattysounds.com.
For over 25 years, Deborah Strauss (violin, accordion, vocals, dance) and Jeff
Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals) have been at the forefront of the
international klezmer and Yiddish music scene. They were both long-time
members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, one of the premiere groups of the
klezmer revival, and have performed with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman on
ﬁlm and in concert.
As the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, they have performed to overwhelming acclaim
in such diverse venues as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Great Britain’s Fiddles
on Fire, the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, Poland, and the Art of Yiddish in
Los Angeles with actor and singer Theodore Bikel. Deborah and Jeff are Yiddish
speakers, and have researched and collected Yiddish and Hebrew songs and
instrumental melodies since the 1980s. They lead some of the most popular
klezmer music, Yiddish song and traditional dance workshops throughout North
America, and Eastern and Western Europe.
Jeff is Founding Artistic Director and Senior Artistic Advisor of the KlezKanada
Institute for Yiddish/Jewish Culture and the Arts, is on the faculty of Columbia
University in New York, and is a graduate student in cantorial music and modern
Jewish studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. Deborah has been Arts and
Programming Director of two New York Yiddish afternoon schools for children.
She studied violin at Rutgers University and ethnomusicology at the University of
Chicago. Both are on the faculty of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program
and KlezFest at the University of London.
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Dance Party/Jam
Session & one drink!)