Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
YIVO Institute at The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
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.”
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Performance includes: Farfisa and Viscount vintage analog organs, vocals, effects, trumpet and Hardanger d’amore fiddle.
Judith Berkson is a soprano, pianist, composer and cantor, and has composed and arranged music for the Kronos Quartet.