KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with
MICHAEL ALPERT plus two concerts and a Ukrainian Ritual Folk Song workshop
with the wonderful singer/actress from Lviv, Ukraine, MARIANA SADOVSKA.
Yiddish Folk Singing Workshops with MICHAEL ALPERT.
Introduction to Yiddish Folk Singing
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM
First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or http://www.kitka.org
MICHAEL ALPERT (voice, accordion, violin, guitar, percussion)
has been a pioneering figure in the current renaissance of East European
Jewish klezmer music for 25 years, and is internationally known for his
performances and recordings with Brave Old World, Khevrisa, Kapelye, and
David Krakauer. Raised in a Yiddish-speaking family, he is considered the
finest traditional Yiddish singer of his generation, and is noted for his
original Yiddish songs on contemporary themes.
Alpert was musical director of the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Great
Performances special “Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler’s House” (1996 Emmy and
Rose d’Or Awards) and its subsequent concert tours, and executive producer
of the resulting CDs.
A former research associate at New York’s YIVO Institute for Jewish
Research, Alpert has conducted extensive documentation of traditional Jewish
music and dance in throughout North America and Europe.
He is active as a scholar, producer and educator in the Jewish
ethnomusicology and cultural history fields, and is the leading contemporary
researcher and teacher of East European Jewish traditional dance.
An important link between Old World Jewish musicians and the klezmer
revival, he has taught and lectured at Oxford University, Columbia
University, Yale University and the New England Conservatory of Music.
For more information about Michael Alpert, visit: