The all women’s klezmer sextet, ISLE OF KLEZBOS, will perform at the Jewish Museum’s “SummerNights” Series on Thursday, July 25 2013 as the final concert. Isle of Klezbos plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango.
This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments.
Doors open at 7pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm.
The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.
July 25 concert tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors;
and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/summernights
to purchase tickets online. For additional information, the public may call
An infrared assistive listening system for people who are hard of hearing is available
for programs in the Museum’s S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.
SORRY> This concert is currently at capacity. Tickets are no longer available.
Isle of Klezbos approaches musical tradition with irreverence and respect. Based
in New York, this soulful, fun-loving, powerhouse all-women’s klezmer sextet has
toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious
to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing and
retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and
originals. Formed by drummer/leader Eve Sicular, Isle of Klezbos features alumnae
of Juilliard, Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music as well as Harvard, and has
been honored with multiple awards by The New York State Council on the Arts, Outmusic,
and Sparkplug Foundation. The ensemble has performed at venues such as Seattle’s
Bumbershoot Festival, Joe’s Pub, the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday, and the
Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Isle of Klezbos’ concert footage has been broadcast
on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN WorldBeat, and PBS In The Life, and their music has also
featured on The L Word (Showtime), and in film soundtracks for Grace Paley: Collected
Shorts and I Guess I’m Not Going to Get to Vegas.
The SummerNights concert series has been funded by a generous endowment from the
William Petschek Family.
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from
by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided
from public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support
of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The stage lighting has been funded by the Office of
Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all
backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world’s preeminent institutions devoted
to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern
times. The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed
and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as dynamic and engaging programs
for families, adults, and school groups. The Museum was established in 1904, when
Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains
a collection of 25,000 objects – paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs,
archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.
The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday,
11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00
for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish
Museum members. Regular admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to
8pm, and free on Saturdays. For information on The Jewish Museum, the public may
call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org