All archival announcements from 1999 listed below.
–New York, NY–
A Tribute to Cantor Moshe Koussevitsky the Holocaust Survivor.
100 YEARS OF THE LEGACY
A tribute to the Tlomitzka Synagogue of Warsaw
World renowned Cantors Ben Zion Miller, Joseph Malovany, Moshe Schulof, the
Yuval Cantors choir of Israel, and other world famous artists will present
their renditions of the music which Koussevitzky was highly acclaimed.
Music performed by a symphonic orchestra led by: Conductor Dr. Mordechai Sobel of Tel Aviv. Date: Sun. Evening- March 5, 2000. Location: Avery Fisher Hall- Manhattan For more information on how to set aside advance tickets for your organization contact: Jill Smulevitz. JEWISH STARS.(516) 292-0670. JS4Talent@aol.com
Tickets are available for fundraising purposes.
The concert committee will update you with the complete list of world famous
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–New York, NY–
“Generations of Yiddish Song” A Concert of mostly unaccompanied, rarely heard Yiddish songs, Sunday, January 9, 2000 at: Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, NY 10002. Information: 212-358-7501. Two sets 1:30 pm and 3:00pm. $10 each set, or $15 for both performed by: Michael Alpert, Janet leuchter, Nitsa Rantz, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Paula Teitelbaum, Joshua Waletzky, Jeff Warshauer, MC: Itzik gottesman. For specific questions write Dr. Itzik Nahkhmen Gottesman: firstname.lastname@example.org
New book Published on 1 November, 1999: Klezmer-Musik (in German)
by Rita Ottens / Joel Rubin. Available: dtv 30748/Baerenreiter 1990,
ISBN 3-423-30748-X and 3-7618-1400-3,336 pp. Paperback with numerous illustrations and musical examples. DM 19,90;145,- oeS; 19,00 sFr.
an original publication of Baerenreiter-Verlag and dtv
–New York, NY–
Jewsapalooza. A Festival program presented at the Knitting Factory in NY. December 20-26, 1999. For details and program description see:
Knitting Factory Festivals
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Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre
The Yiddish Musical, Zise Khaloymes (Sweet Dreams), will be staged in NYC at Theatre Four, 424 West 55th Street. Starring Mina Bern and Ibi Kaufman. Artistic direction by Zalmen Mlotek and Eleanor Reissa. English and Russian translations to be provided. For event information call 212-889-6800 x208.
–New York, NY–
Music of the Jewish Spirit: Contemporary American Jewish Composers. Tuesday December 14 at 8:00pm 92nd Street Y. Featuring works by Paul Schoenfield, Leonard Bernstein, Simon Sargon, Norma Kroll-Rosenbaum. For more information see http://www.92ndsty.org
The Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme (Hotel de Saint-Aignan, 71, rue
du Temple 75003 Paris) opened this month an exhibit on “Regards sur la vie
juive au Maroc”, and is organizing the following concerts:
– October 23, 24, 25: Rabbi Haim Louk with Tazi Abderahim, Nabil Khalidi, Bennis Mohamed, Salah Mkerkeb, Armand Suissa
– November 20, 21, 22: Françoise Atlan with Maurice Sellem, Nabil Khalidi and B. Chemirani
– December 4, 5, 6:Samy Elmaghribi with Maruice Teboul, Rene Perez, Mounir Mouyal and Armand Suissa.
Information courtesy Francesco Spagnolo email:email@example.com
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–Washington, D.C., USA–
Ilana Kochinska, soprano with Beatrice L. Frank, piano; Toby Rotman, flute; Patricia Nomina, clarinet; Brigitta Czernik-Gruenther, cello
“Shema (Hear): Five Poems by Primo Levi” composed by Simon Sargon
Italian author and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi,noted for his novels and memoirs, also wrote a small body of poetry. American composer Simon Sargon has made lyric, passionate settings of Levi’s poems — four from 1946 and one from 1974. Thursday, Oct. 21, 1999.12 noon. The Ellipse Arts Center Gallery. 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA. Metro stop: Ballston (1 1/2 blocks from Ellipse).
Admission free (Note: seating is limited). Presented by: The Friday Morning Music Club and the Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division. For further information: (703) 228-6960.
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–London, Great Britain–
Sunday, 28 November, 1999 is “Jewish Culture Day” on London’s South Bank, with performances by Lucie Skeaping and the Burning Bush, Gregori Schechter’s klezmer band, and a concert of cantorial music. All at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room. (Information courtesy Lucy Fisher.)
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Friday, Oct 8: Opening night of WORLDFEST 2000, a weekend-long festival at
Fort Hamilton in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. 8pm show. For info: 718/266-3001.
Eve Sicular (drummer/bandleader),tel: 212.475.4544. 151 First Avenue #145, NYC. 10003
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–New York City–
Concert of Old World Yiddish Songs, Ballads, and Melodies
with SONG OF THE SHTETL Jewish Music Ensemble , Sunday October 17th, 1:30 and 3pm
CAROL FREEMAN – Vocals; ISMAIL BUTERA – Accordion; MICHAEL HESS – Violin ;ALAN ZEMEL – Domra Bass, Balalaika
TONIC 107 Norfolk Street
(between Rivington and Delancey Streets, around the corner from Ratner’s F or J train to Delancey and Essex Streets)
Information and Reservations: 212-358-7501
Band Information: 212-255-7890
Admission $10 or $15 for both shows (different programs)
This concert is a part of the Sunday Klezmer Brunch series curated by David Krakauer
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Wholesale Klezmer Band
Sunday evening, October 17th at 7:30 pm Concert,CAV (Coffee Antiques Ventures),
14 Imperial Place, Providence, RI. For information, directions, reservations, call 401-751-9164.
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The 5th Annual InterGalactic Jewish Music Festival
November 7 and 14, 1999 – Philadelphia, Pa. U.S.A. Earth
Two Huge Events
1. Supersonic Rockin’ Jewish Dance Party
An incredible dance party – Rock/Hora/Mosh/Swing
featuring 3 bands!!!!!
Members of The Klingon Klezmer Band – Klezmer at Warp Speed
Yom Hadash – 4 piece new Jewish rock group from Boston
Benny and The Vildachayas – If you haven’t seen them yet, now is the time!
Ask anyone who has….
Sunday November 7, 1999
Launch Time – 7pm.,The Commodore Barry Club in Mt. Airy, Philly
6815 Emlen Street, Philadelphia
$10 – at the door
2. Jewish Music from Venus:Women Play Jewish Music
A concert featuring the best women musicians in the universe who play
Jewish music featuring 3 bands!!!!
Mikveh – This is a Klezmer/Yiddish super group, comprised of women members
of The Klezmatics and Kapelye and others, showcases the hottest talent on
the Klez/Balkan/Yiddish scene. As refreshing and spiritual as a dip in cool
Judith Cohen and Tamar Ilana Cohen Adams – A mother/daughter duo from
Canada who will transform your life with their wonderful performances of
sephardic and ladino music on traditional instruments. Their vocal
harmonies are magical!
KlezMs. – Philadelphia’s Klezmer legacy is alive through this band.
Philadelphia’s favorite Klezmer Grrrrls keep tradition alive by performing
Klezmer created in Philadelphia as well as their own soaring melodies.
Sunday November 14, 1999
Launch time – 7pm,The International House Folklife Center
3701 Chestnut Street,Philadelphia, Pa.
$20 at the door or in advance through UPSTAGES 215-569-9700
$18 for students, seniors, children, or groups of 10 or more.
For general Festival Info call: 215-782-8702
Thank You to Steven Spielberg & The Righteous Persons Foundation,
PeopleSoft and Private Donors for their generous and greatly appreciated
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Love to Sing? Love Yiddish? Have we got a chorus for you!
A new Yiddish chorus for Greater Los Angeles is in formation. The first
organizational meeting and rehearsal is Monday, October 11 at 7:30 pm,
at the Workmen’s Circle, 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles. A musical
director has been engaged, Dr. Michelle Green-Willner, who has a
doctorate in conducting and composition. Knowledge of Yiddish is not
essential, but some musical experience and ability to carry a tune are
For many years there were large, four-part massed choruses devoted to the
exten-sive Yiddish repertoire in Los Angeles, sponsored by Workmen’s
Circle and other groups. “Other major cities in the world still have such
choruses, or have formed new ones,” says Susan Lerner, co-chair of
Yiddishkayt L.A., one of the sponsoring organizations of the new group,
tentatively named the Mit Gezang Yiddish Chorus. “So why not L.A.? And
why not now?”
Eric Gordon, director of the Workmen’s Circle, adds, “It’s been many
years since these wonderful choral arrangements have been heard in Los
Angeles. People would be amazed to hear what exists: whole cantatas and
oratorios, theatre music, folksongs, lullabies, marches, labor songs,
love songs. It’s a vast and relatively unexplored world and one that is
expanding with new and exciting compositions and arrangements.”
Prospective singers are asked to call the Workmen’s Circle at
310-552-2007 if they plan to attend the first rehearsal, and are invited
to spread the word to all who may be interested. You can Email Shira Lerner
for more details.
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Department of Music, SOAS and the Jewish Music Heritage Trust
JEWISH MUSIC CONFERENCE 2000
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Sunday June 25, 2000 – Thursday, June 29, 2000
Conference Director: Alexander Knapp, Announcement and Call for Papers: MUSIC IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES:DISPERSAL, DISPLACEMENT AND IDENTITY
Keynote speakers: Professor Israel Adler, Chairman of the Academic Committee
Jewish Music Research Centre, Hebrew University of Jerusalem;
Professor Alexander Ringer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jewish diasporas are normally seen as emanating outward from ancient and
modern Israel. But Jewish culture has taken root and developed within
other environments from which new diasporas have spread elsewhere,
including a return to Israel.
Papers addressing issues of change, under the following broad categories,
are invited for consideration:
1. Classical music traditions: is there a definable Jewish identity?
2. Folk music and dance traditions: the absorption of local influences into Jewish music and the promotion of regional styles to a wider or international audience.
3. Liturgical music traditions: contacts with other religions; the extent to which a separate Jewish identity has been maintained, and the extent to which such contacts have led to musical inter-influence.
4. Issues of gender: the place of men’s and women’s music in Jewish life; roles and modes of expression.
If you would like to present a 20-minute paper, please reply as soon as possible and send an abstract of 200 words to arrive no later than 30 September 1999 (by email if possible). It is intended to publish a book of selected papers from the conference.
Please send email to receive an email form:
Alexander Knapp, Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, Music Department,
SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London
WC1H 0XG, UK; email firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +44-171 691 3410; Fax +44-171 637 6182
Organised by the Committee for the London Jewish Music Conference 2000
The next Leeds Klezmer Festival is scheduled for Sunday, September 5, 1999. It will be a day of instrucmental, vocal and dance workshops. In addition, the “Music of the Jewish World” Concert will take place in the evening. For more information, visit the website or write to Leeds Klezmer Festival, PO Box 182, Leeds, LS7, 4UH, United Kingdom. Leaders include Merlin Shepherd,Steve and Carol Shulman, Jack Glover, Ray Kohn and Audrey Lewis. Contact: email@example.com
Or visit the website:Leeds Klezmer Festival
David Shneyer and Members of the Fabrangen Fiddlers, a progressive klezmer
jewgrass band and Jon Simon, jazz pianist are raising funds for Kosova
Refugees, Sunday night, June 6, Temple Emanuel, Kensington, MD. The concert
begins at 7:30pm.
YIDDISH CHORAL MUSIC:
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus (Yidisher Filharmonisher
Folkskhor) with conductor/pianist: BINYUMEN “BEN” SCHAECHTER
SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2:00 PM
HEBREW UNION COLLEGE, ONE WEST 4TH St., NEW YORK, NY. (Between
Broadway and Mercer Street)
$10 donation, $7 for Seniors/Students
All the songs will be translated for the audience.
FOR MORE INFO: Jo Abrams (212) 666-6244; Dina Linsk (212) 824-2220; or
e-mail at Binyumeles@aol.com
—New York, New York—
Kosovo Relief Benefit Concert
Featuring Craig Taubman and Special Guests
Including Danny Masseng, Peninnah Schram, Frank London All Stars Featuring
members of the Klezmatics, Chasidic New Wave, Laurence Juber, Naomi Kukoff,
Yom Hadash and Allison Charney
Monday, May 3rd 7:30 pm.
Sol Goldman YM-YWHA of the Educational Alliance
344 E. 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, New York 10003
The concert is a benefit concert to raise money for the Kosovo Relief
effort of the Jewish Community. It will take place on Monday, May 3rd at
7:30 PM at The Sol Goldman YM-YWHA of The Educational Alliance, 344 East
14th Street, NYC, 10003 (Between 1st & 2nd Avenues). Our phone number is
(212) 780-0800, and our box office extension is 278. The concert is being
cosponsored by our agency along with UJA-Federation of New York and The
Foundation For The Jewish Community. All proceeds of the concert and
letter-writing campaign will go to aid the refugees from Kosovo.
The minimum donation for tickets is $36, for $72 tickets people will get
prime seating and a free CD of Craig’s music. However, people can give at
any level higher than this to support our effort.
Contact Shoshanah Goldberg, The Educational Alliance 212 780-2300 x373
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—New York, New York—
Event: Lag B’Omer, May 3,7:30 at Symphony Space
(B’wy & 93 St.) Concert and Fund raiser for “Beyond Shelter”.
Reprinted from the NHC List by R.Arthur Waskow :
“An event of direct interest to New Yorkers and perhaps an interesting model or stimulus for those elsewhere. A new way of celebrating Lag B’Omer while healing some pain. I’ve asked for info about the Beyond Shelter loan fund, and will pass it on when I get it. Shalom, Arthur
Beyond Shelter Coalition, an alliance of twenty-seven West Side [of
Manhattan] synagogues, schools, and Jewish institutions for permanent housing for the homeless, announces its seventh annual Festival of Jewish Music!
The concert will feature famed singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, the celebrated fusion rock band Inasense, and the Sephardic music of the Gerard Edery Ensemble. It will take place on Monday night, May 3rd, the evening of Lag Ba’Omer, at 7:30 P.M., at Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan.
The evening will benefit Beyond Shelter’s housing loan fund, which creates and rehabilitates homes for low-income and homeless New Yorkers.
Benefit tickets are $36 and are available at the Symphony Space box office, by mail (send check to Beyond Shelter Coalition, c/o Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83 St, NYC 10024), or by calling Beyond Shelter at 212/666-6232. A small number of reduced-price seats are available to those with limited incomes, and various benefits are offered to those who choose a higher tier of sponsorship. Ad space is available in the concert program for interested businesses and organizations.”
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Benefit Concert by Boston Group Against Ethnic Cleansing.
The Wholesale Klezmer Band will present a special program “Tfile Far Tsebrokhener Velt” (Prayer for a Broken World) May 30, 1999, at 2pm. The concert will take place at Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street, Brookline, Mass. The concert of Yiddish songs, stories and music was inspired by the Jewish Community of Sarajevo. Tickets are $12 at the door and $10 in advance. Admission is free for children under 12. For information and tickets call: (617)-247-1883 or (617)-738-9325. Tickets will aslo be on sale in the Babushka Deli at 62 Washington Street, Brighton or by mail. Send checks to BGAEC, 10 Kenmore Street, S. 103, Boston, MA 02215.
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Festiwal Kultury Zydowskiej w Krakowie–Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow
June 27, 1999-July 4, 1999. Cracow, Poland.
The 9th annual Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, Poland this June will be mostly dedicated to Jewish music, including synagogue, Hasidic, klezmer, and folkmusic. It will attempt to show interactions between Jewish music and different forms and traditions such as gypsy, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian music and jazz etc. The eight day Festival will feature events such as concerts, films, plays, exhibits, lectures and workshops. The venues are primarily located in Kazimierz, a district of Cracow that is the “best-preserved Jewish district in Eastern and Central Europe.”
The concert performances include a cycle of concerts by Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Jeff Warshauer, Josh Waletzky and Debroah Strauss, The Klezmatics from the USA; Musa Berlin Quartet from Israel; Di Naye Kapelye from Hungary; Cantors Choir Hasidic Capella of Russia; and the Klezmer Ensemble of the Sejny Theater from Poland. See the Website for more details or contact the Jewish Culture Festival Society at email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other activities include Hebrew calligraphy, Jewish paper cutting, Israeli cooking, historic walks, Jewish dancing and more.
–New Brunswick, New Jersey–
Mame-Loshen Yiddish Experience at Rutgers University, From Thursday May 27th to Memorial Day, May 31st we will be… Dancing, Singing, Learning and studying Yiddish language and culture… This year you have more than 40
workshops and classes to choose from. Mame-Loshn programs and classes are
offered in Yiddish, English and both.
Excerpt from their online Brochure reads….:
YIDDISH CLASSES: ELEMENTARY TO ADVANCED
Yiddish language classes are offered at a variety of levels from Beginners
Alef and Beyz to Advanced. New, at Mame-Loshn ’99 is “Hebrew for Yiddish
Students,” a class that focuses on Hebrew aspects of the Yiddish language. Our
teachers include some of the best in the world: Chava Lapin, Pessach Fiszman,
Pearl Gluck and Larisa Pecherskaya.
DANCE BY DAY
Michael Alpert, the high-energy ethnomusicologist and leader of “Brave Old World” leads Eastern European Folk Dance. And for dancing bekele-to-bekele, Victoria Kriner-Stepanovsky, leads American Style Ballroom Dance. (In Yiddish and English)
SING WITH US
If you can say it you can sing it! Mame-Loshn ’99 is a place to hear and learn
new songs from different traditions. Several song workshops are part of the
program. Each one has a unique flavor: Eastern European, Songs of the Yiddish
Theatre or Spritual Yiddish Music. With Michael Alpert, Jeff Warshauer and
Cantor Naomi Hirsch.
For more details, go online to:
–St. Petersburg, Russia–
KLEZFEST IN ST PETERSBURG ’99
The Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St.
Petersburg is proud to announce ‘KlezFest in St. Petersburg’, an
international seminar on the traditional musical culture of
East-European Jewry, to be held June 15 – 19, 1999 in St.
For further details, please contact the Jewish Community Center
of St. Petersburg at fax (7-812) 314-5117 or e-mail Alexander Frenkel:email@example.com.
For help with travel and visa arrangements, call the American
sponsor at (212) 736-0542.
‘KlezFest in St. Petersburg’99 is the third annual Klezmer
seminar that has ever been run in Russia. It will include
master-classes in Yiddish folk songs and Klezmer music, workshops
in Yiddish folklore and Yiddish dance, lectures, concerts, two
excursions ‘Jewish St. Petersburg’ and ‘White Nights in St.
Petersburg’. Our staff will include — two well-known and
talented performer/teachers from New York, Zalmen Mlotek and
Adrienne Cooper, and the leader of ‘Simcha’, the only
professional Klezmer band in Russia, Leonid Sonts.
‘KlezFest in St. Petersburg’ is dedicated to bringing back
Klezmer music and Yiddish culture to the lands of their birth and
will include Jewish musicians from vibrant centers of new Jewish
life in all the newly independent states. It is supported by a
grant from the Jewish Community Development Fund in Russia and
Ukraine (New York).
“Music of the Jewish Spirit” at the 92nd St. Y in New York, N.Y.
Judith Clurman, Artistic Director.A new series, in celebration of the rich tapestry of classical Jewish music.
Tues., February 23 at 8 pm.
“Instrumental Jewels of the Jewish Diaspora”.The St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.
Cantor Fredda Rakusin Mendelson, mezzo-soprano. Program: Srul Irving Glick: Prayer and Dance; Tzvi Avni: Kaddish; Paul Schoenfield: Six Improvisations on Hassidic Melodies; Ernest Bloch: Baal shem: Three Pictures of Chassidic Life; Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Three Sephardic Songs; Paul Ben-Haim: Three Songs Without Words; David Schiff: Divertimento from Gimpel the Fool.
Tue, March 16 at 8 pm.
“Celebration of Freedom: Music of the Haggadah”. The New York Concert Singers ° Theresa Santiago, soprano. Cantors Stephen Merkel, Bruce L. Ruben and Benjie Ellen Schiller. St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Judith Clurman, conductor.
Program: A Passover program exploring musical traditions from around the world
inspired by the story of the Exodus as told in the Haggadah, with songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and English, from the Babylonian, Hasidic, Syrian, Tunisian, Italian, Ashkenazic and Bucharest traditions, andarrangements by Yehezkel Braun and Stephen Richards, and the premiere of _In Every Generation_ by Philip Lasser. Featured will be _Miriam’s Siegesgesang, Op. 136_, by Franz Schubert, a cantata depicting the story of the Exodus.
Subscriptions: $40 Tickets: $25.
“In My Garden: Yiddish Songs and Music of Love and Rejoicing.”
Yiddish music is rich with songs about love in its many different forms.
Violinist Deborah Strauss and guitarist, mandolinist and singer Jeff
Warschauer perform familiar, rarely heard and original songs and klezmer
melodies that celebrate family, nature and community along with spiritual and
The program will premiere in New York City on March 21, 1999. Sunday, March 21 at 3:30 PM. at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer), NYC. $10.00; students/seniors $8.00. Info: (212)824-2253.
THE PAST IS PRESENT
A Cantata by and about Holocaust Survivors and their Children
Music by Jeffrey Schanzer;Text by:Howard Schanzer,Jeffrey Schanzer,Matilda Schanzer, and Rita Sharf.Visuals by Noah Bogan.March 25-27, 1999, 8 PM.The Kitchen.512 W. 19th St.New York, New York.(212) 255-5793.Admission: $15.
Singers:Theo Bleckmann – A Son (Tenor);Thomas Buckner – A Father (Baritone);Isabelle Ganz – A Mother (Mezzo-Soprano);Ilana Kochinska – A Cousin (Soprano);with:Sirius String Quartet; Margot Leverett – Clarinets; and Kevin Norton – Drums. Seating at The Kitchen is limited, so reservations are recommended. However, The Kitchen only takes reservations in the form ofprepaid tickets.
The Jewish Music Heritage Trust is calling for male choristers to participate in a concert scheduled for Tuesday, June 29 at St. John’s Smith Square as part of the American Jewish Music Season 1999. The concert will be held at 7:30pm and is sponsored by the Jewish Chronicle.
Participants would need to attend at least three of the last four rehearsals:
Sunday May 16, 1999 6-10pm
Sunday June 20, 1999 6-10pm
Sunday June 27, 1999 6-10pm
Monday June 28,1999 7-10pm
Cantors such as Benzion Miller from New York and Alberto Mizrahi from Chicago are scheduled to participate. Marc Temerlies, founder and conductor of the Ne’imah Singers of St. John’s Wood Synagogue will train the choir for a performance of Al Nahros Bovel (By the Rivers of Babylon) by American composer Zavel Zilberts. The concert will be included in the multicultural Sacred Voices Festival in London in the summer of 1999. The music will be recorded on CD for the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, artistic director, Neil Levin.
To participate: please email:firstname.lastname@example.org to send you a registration pack.
The International Jewish Music Conference is scheduled to take place in London for April 26-29, 2000. A call for papers will be sent out soon. The Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music of London University (formerly of City University, London) will be hosting this conference.
Anyone interested should contact the Jewish Music Heritage Trust by email for further details:
An event hosted by Yehudi Menuhin, President of the Jewish Music Heritage Trust, and celebrating the inauguration of The Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music at London University, will be held February 21, 1999 at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Professor Israel Adler of Hebrew University will give a talk on the Kiev Collection. Music will be performed by students of the Menhuin School.