THE SOUTHWEST S 4th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF KLEZMER MUSIC & DANCE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
February 17th through February 19th President s Day weekend
The weekend-long event features concerts, dance parties, lectures and classes with
the renown Klezmer performing artists.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, February 17th, 6:30pm:
Freylekhe Shabbes Concert & Dance Party featuring a ‘danced’ Kabbalat Shabbat
service followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner (7:00) and a short concert (7:30) by
our featured musicians Adrianne Greenbaum & Margot Leverett. accompanied by ABQ’s
favorite Klezband The Rebbe’s Orkestra, concert segues into dancing lead by our
featured dance artist Steve Weintraub & Nahalat Shalom s Yiddish dance troupe Rikud
($10.00 -suggested donation).
Saturday, February 18th Events:
9:30-10:45am: Yiddish and Eastern European dance class with Steve Weintraub ($18
adults, 17 and under $10).
11:00am-12:15pm: Klezmer music class with Adrianne Greenbaum or Margot Leverett
($18 adults, 17 and under $10).
12:30-1:30pm: Saturday afternoon lunch n lecture presenter Steve Weintraub The
use of pageantry in Jewish culture ($5-10 donation).
2:00-3:15pm: Music class Adrianne Greenbaum or Margot Leverett OR Dance
class Steve Weintraub ($18 adults, 17 & under $10) choose one.
7:00pm: Concert/dance party with Adrianne Greenbaum & Margot Leverett accompanied
by the intergenerational Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band and Saturday
students. Dances lead by Steve Weintraub, Rikud and student dancers ($10 free for
Saturday students/17 and under).
Sunday, February 19th:
12:00-1:15pm: Music class – Adrianne Greenbaum or Margot Leverett OR Dance
class – Steve Weintraub ($18 adults, 17 and under $10).
DISCOUNT PRICE FOR ALL EVENTS: $60 for 2 parties, lunch/presentation, & 4 classes
if paid BEFORE Friday eve. Feb.18th. Individual classes and events can also be paid
for at time of class/event. Discounts for students, seniors, and fixed/low income
inquire with event coordinator.
All events held at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW (between Candelaria &
Griegos), ABQ, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 343-8227,
WEB: www.nahalatshalom.org — Klick on Klezmerquerque 2006
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT EVENT CO-ORDINATOR: Beth Cohen,
Ph: (505) 243-6276
Adrianne Greenbaum: nationally acclaimed classical and klezmer flutist – founder and
leader of the ensembles FleytMuzik and “The Klezical Tradition”, which was
featured in the ABC-TV documentary A Sacred Noise. Adrianne has been on the
faculties of KlezKamp, KlezKanada and Boxwood and directs three student klezmer
ensembles throughout the year. FleytMuzik has performed in Vienna s KlezMORE
Festival, in New York City s Tonic and Satalla clubs, and in synagogues and colleges
throughout the US. As a classical musician Greenbaum has performed in New York s
Mostly Mozart Festival, the Berlin Ballet at the Met, the Period Orchestra of the
Fairfield Academy, and the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Adrianne received her
Bachelors in Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory, her Masters degree from
the Yale School of Music, has held faculty positions at Wesleyan and Yale
Universities, Smith College, and is currently Associate Professor of flute at Mount
Holyoke College. She has reco
rded on the Koch International, CBS Masterworks, Nonesuch, and EMC labels.
Margot Leverett: world-renown virtuoso klezmer clarinetist, saxophonist, bandleader
and one of the foremost of the new generation of klezmer clarinetists. Studied with
the famed klezmer clarinetist Sid Beckerman and classically trained at Indiana
University School of Music, Leverett was a founding member of The Klezmatics in
1985, Mikveh in 1999, and founded Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys”
in 2001. Her solo CD, “The Art of Klezmer Clarinet,” was released in 2001 on
Traditional Crossroads label to glowing reviews. Margot tours around the world,
performing and teaching traditional and original klezmer music at festivals and
workshops. Because of her popularity at Klezmerquerques 2004 & 2005, we are
delighted to have Margot return this year.
Steve Weintraub: traditional Jewish dance master. A choreographer, performer and
teacher, Steve is one of few dancers who specialize in traditional Eastern European
Jewish dance. Steve received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and
Erick Hawkins, among others. He has worked with choreographers Felix Fibich and
Shula Kivel, and has performed the work of Fred Berk. He choreographed a production
for the Joseph Papp Yiddish Theater, and has choreographed and performed dances
based on Jewish themes including the annual Workman s Circle Third Seder in New
York. In Atlanta, he choreographed Kuni Leml for the Jewish Theater of the South and
Something s Afoot for Georgia Ensemble Theater. Steve has been on the faculty of
KlezKamp, KlezCanada, KlezClifornia, he has taught at the Smithsonian Folklife
Festival and he also lectures on the history of Jewish dance.