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International Jewish Music Festival
4 t/m 8 mei 2017


  • International Jewish Music Festival presenteert grote ster Shiri Maimon
  • 24 ensembles uit gehele wereld bij 5e IJMF concours 4-8 mei 2017
  • Internationaal beroemde jury selecteert winnaars
  • Speciaal Holocaust Memorial concert, 4 mei 2017, Uilenburger Sjoel
  • Volledig programma en tickets op www.ijmf.org
Kaartjes zijn al te koop!
Grand Finale 8 mei in DeLaMar theater met
Shiri Maimon
Tijdens de Grand Finale van het IJMF2017 concours, op 8 mei 2017, zullen de Hoofdprijs Prijs en de Publieksprijs, alsmede een aantal genre prijzen worden uitgereikt. Ook geeft de wereldberoemde Israëlische zangeres, televisiepresentator en actrice, Shiri Maimon, een eenmalig concert in de grote zaal van het DeLaMar Theater. Zij schitterde eerder bij het Eurovisie Song Festival, de MTV European Music Awards en tijdens vele tournees.


Triangle Fire an opera by Leonard Lehman in NYC

You may be interested in attending a performance of a new one-act opera, Triangle Fire, with music by Leonard Lehrman and a libretto by Ellen Frankel.  It’s being performed Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 8:00 pm – $10 suggested donation; no one turned away

at 8 PM
at New York University, Room 220, 32 Waverly Place (at the corner of University Place).

The opera, a Puffin Foundation commission, commemorates the fire that broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on March 25, 1911, killing 146 garment workers, most of them young Jewish and Italian women, recently arrived from Europe.  It was one of the worst industrial accidents in American history.

For further information: www.tinyurl.com/TriangleFire-Opera

About the Creators
Composer: Leonard Lehrman‘s previous works include  A Requiem for Hiroshima (with Lee Baxandall), E.G.: A Musical Portrait of Emma Goldman (with Karen Ruoff Kramer), and Sacco and Vanzetti (with Marc Blitzstein).

Rabbi Jeffrey Summit’s “Singing God’s Words” at Jewish Music Forum

On Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7pm, Rabbi Jeffrey A. Summit, Ph.D. will speak about his new book, Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism (Oxford University Press, 2016).

This book is the first in-depth study of the meaning and experience of chanting Torah among contemporary American Jews, describing how this ritual is shaped by such forces as digital technology, feminism and contemporary views of spirituality.

Rabbi Summit will be joined by discussants Dr. Mark Slobin, Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus at Weleyan University and Cantor Richard Cohn, Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street | New York, NY 10011

This program is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society.


“Israel in Three Anthems” Lecture at CJH

Ha-Tikva, L’Internationale,
and Yerushalayim shel Zahav:

“Israel in Three Anthems”

A talk by Dr. Michael A. Figueroa, 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Discussant: Dr. Brigid Cohen, Assistant Professor of Music, New York University

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7pm.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

Admission is free. Please RSVP to info@jewishmusicforum.org

This presentation addresses three anthems that have helped shape Israeli society: “Ha-Tikva,” “L’Internationale,” and “Yerushalayim shel Zahav.” In light of three ideological facets represented by these songs—liberation, solidarity, and territoriality—Dr. Figueroa will discuss what constitutes an anthem in Jewish and Israeli history, theorizing a mode of performance he calls the “declamatory style,” in which vocal gestures that blur the distinction between speech and song portend the political value of musical performance.


TALK | “Breath in a Ram’s Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music,” with Daniel Asia

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2-3:30pm

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002


Composer, conductor, professor, and activist Daniel Asia talks about the origins of Yiddish song in Eastern European culture, its continuation on the American scene in the music of Yiddish composer Lazar Weiner, and its influence on Asia’s own award-winning music.

This event is free and open to the public.

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu Releases new CD

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu is excited and proud to announce their New CD “Scalerica de oro” which was launched on the 4th of September 2016,  at the International Jewish Day, in Geneva.  After working hard for two whole years, recording, editing, searching and exploring, Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu finally has the result!  The new CD is available for sale at web-site: www.mlat.org <http://www.mlat.org> .* There are some sample tracks that are from the CD so that you can enjoy the music and decide if you like it enough in order to order one!

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu

Esteban Manzano– tenor

Doret Florentin– recorder

Tulio Rondón– viola da gamba

Dieter Hennings– guitar

Juan Martínez– percussion

The Legacy of Robert Moevs

Event title: The Legacy of Robert Moevs; includes Elijah’s Chariot for string quartet and electronics from shofar sounds by Judith Shatin

Event date: Nov 13, 2016

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Address: Shindell Choral Hall, 79 George St. City/Town: New Brunswick, NJ Country: US – United States State: NJ New Jersey Zip Code: 08901

This concert features Composition Teachers and Students at Rutgers University. Distinguished composer Robert Moevs, in whose honor the concert was conceived, was the first composition teacher of Judith Shatin, now William R. Kenan Professor of Music at the University of Virginia. In turn, her PhD advisee, Steven Kemper, is now Assistant Professor of Music at Rutgers University. This concert features music for string quartet, in Shatin’s case with electronics fashioned from recordings of Shofar calls, and shows the circle continuing.…

WLAD MARHULETS is the inaugural winner of Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music

The Azrieli Music Project (AMP), a Canadian philanthropic organization, announced that composer Wlad Marhulets is the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music for his Klezmer Clarinet Concerto. Marhulets, who submitted a completed orchestral work on a Jewish theme or subject – along with applicants from around the world – has been granted the second of two $50,000 prizes, which were offered for the first time by the Azrieli Foundation. In September 2015, the Azrieli Music Project announced that Brian Current was the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Commissioning Competition for Canadian composers. Marhulets’s 2009 concerto and Current’s newly created work, The Seven Heavenly Halls, will both be performed at the Azrieli Music Project Inaugural Concert by Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Maestro Kent Nagano on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Maison symphonique de Montréal.…

The Guild of Temple Musicians

The Guild of Temple Musicians is an educational and networking organization for synagogue musicians, affiliated with the American Conference of Cantors. It publishes a newsletter and offers workshops for members, as well as an annual convention. The Guild sponsors the Young Composer’s Award for the creation of serious works of Jewish music suitable for worship and/or the concert stage. In addtion, with the American Conference of Cantors, the Guild also runs the Generation to Generation Award to encourage High School musicians to create new works of music. The president for the 2010-2011 term is Aryell Cohen. He is the contact person at the address and phone below.

The Guild of Temple Musicians
5301 Balboa Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316

Hebrew College. Rae and Joseph Gann Library. Jewish Music Institute

In addition to materials for the study of Jewish education and general Jewish studies, the library now houses the New England division of the American Jewish Historical Society. The library is also beginning to support a new cantorial school, begun in Fall 2004. Bibliographic items include standard works such as the out-of-print classics series in synagogue music.

Theodore Bikel with Beyond the Pale

Theodore Bikel plays a Russian folk song with klezmer band Beyond the Pale. The words translated by a viewer say: Golden rings and turquoise rings were rolling Down the meadow and out of sight Gone, like you, your lovely shoulders Disappeared in the dark of the night

YIDSTOCK at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA

Yidstock is an annual festival of new Yiddish music at the National Yiddish Book Center July 16 – 19, 2015 in Amherst, MA
Yidstock has an entire week of activities and concerts. See the website for the most recent information.
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/events/yidstock-2015-festival-new-yiddish-music-0 You can purchase full festival passes or attend individual events.
Tickets for concerts and workshops are going fast and some are even sold out already. Be sure to check the website to get your tickets now for the upcoming summer season!!

Yiddish Summer Weimar

Yiddish Summer Weimar will have an extensive array of programming in Yiddish music in the summer of 2015

For more information, visit their website at:

Workshop Weeks (Workshopwochen)
From July 18 to August 9, Yiddish summer Weimar: offers beginner through advanced workshops in Yiddish instrumental music (klezmer), vocal music, dance, language, and more, taught by some of today’s leading artists. With participants of all ages and from all around the world, Yiddish Summer workshops touch the mind, heart, soul, and body. You won’t believe how much you can learn in an atmosphere that is so open and supportive! It’s no wonder that many of today’s most creative and successful Yiddish music projects have roots in Yiddish Summer Weimar. Concerts, jam sessions in outdoor cafés, Yiddish dance events, and more contribute to the justly famous “Yiddish Summer Weimar” atmosphere during the Workshop Weeks.…

International Yiddish Festival in Tel Aviv

The International Yiddish Festival will take place in Tel Aviv April 4-6 from Motzi Shabbat to Monday April 6 2015 at the Suzanne Dalal Center, Tel Aviv. For more information, go to the festival page at http://www.suzannedellal.org.il/?CategoryID=447

The Festival will feature Kayah (Poland) with special Trio
Warszawo Ma. Yiddish and Klezmer songs from the rich Polish musical and cultural heritage, as well as Polish classics which have been translated to Hebrew and Yiddish and have become rooted in Israeli culture.
Jan Smoczyński – piano
Michał Miśkiewicz – drums
Michał Barański – bass

Ora Sittner sings the best of Itzik Manger
Ora Sittner performs the biggest classics by Itzik Manger, along Hebrew translations of his songs with music composed by Sasha Argov. An intimate and moving recital following Sittner’s album “Nigun Sherodef Aharai” (A tune which follows me).…

The Bluegrass Kabbalat Shabbat Experience

Featuring Naomi Less
Friday | March 6 | Service at 6:15pm

Join Matt Check and Naomi Less for a Kabbalat Shabbat experience featuring both traditional and newly composed melodies, infused with the vitality of bluegrass rhythms.
With musicians Jordan Shapiro, Sarah Alden, Jacob Tilove & Max Johnson.
Cost: $15 per person.


Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Dance Workshops with Steve Weintraub, March 17-19 2015

Tuesday, March 17 – Thursday, March 19, 7:30pm, Steve Weintraub, Magician of Jewish Dance, presents three workshops:
Tuesday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Styles (Part 1). Dancing at a simkheh is not only a pleasure, it is also a
mitzveh and a gift to those celebrating. Learn to show off with the Bottle Dance, and be part of a Human Roulette Wheel and the Crushing Walls!

Wednesday, Make ‘Em Dance, for musicians and bands. Musicians will take turns dancing. Learn correct tempos and
feeling for each dance style. Improved playing guaranteed!

Thursday, Raising the Roof: Jewish Stunts, Moves and Style (Part 2). It’s Yiddish barn dancing! Including the Jewish square dance called the sher, and a variety of other fun and social dances with ballroom roots.…

Duo Brikcius & Year of Czech Music

Duo Brikcius & Year of Czech Music
[2 Cellists & 2 Siblings]
You are invited to the November concert “Festival Brikcius” – DUO BRIKCIUS & YEAR OF
CZECH MUSIC (2 Cellists – 2 Siblings), that will take place on Thursday 20th
November 2014
at 7.30pm
Location: in the representative concert hall from the 13th century of
the Stone Bell House in Prague
GHMP, 3rd floor, Old Town Square 605/13,
Prague 1,
Czech Republic.

The two cellists, brother and sister Anna Brikciusová and František Brikcius (Duo
Brikcius), will introduce a new programme for two cellos. It includes: Suite for Two
by composer and cellist from Prague David Popper (1843 – 1913); Chassidic
by “Terezín” Jewish composer Zikmund Schul (1916 – 1944); Composition for Two
by Czech composer Bohuslav Martinů (1890 – 1959; Duo by “Terezín” Jewish
composer Gideon Klein (1919 – 1945), written shortly before World War II.…

Winter Jewish Music Concert Held at Broward College

Tickets for the Seventh Annual Winter Jewish Music Concert, to be held at Broward College in January 10 2015 are now on sale.
For Info: http://www.jewishconcert.org
As in past years, we anticipate that the concert will sell out ahead of time, so we
suggest that you order your tickets early.

General admission tickets for the concert will again be only $18.00.

For those patrons who would like to reserve a seat in the front of the Bertha Abess
Sanctuary, we are offering a limited number of Preferred Seating tickets available
for $100.00. The remainder of the seats will continue to be general admission

Tickets may be purchased online (http://www.jewishconcert.org/tickets/) or by
calling 1-800-838-3006.

Klezperanto at Regattabar in Cambridge

Nights are getting longer, and you’re going to need more D MINOR in your system
Klezperanto is ready with that essential vitamin and SO much more!

New line-up! new tunes!

TUESDAY OCT. 28 7:30 PM at The Regattabar
located in the Charles Hotel,
Harvard Square, Cambridge

Klezperanto is kicking off the Klezmer Festival, starting the show in a double bill with Klezwoods, a band with lots of fans in Boston too, so be sure to get your tickets today.
Here’s how: http://www.getshowtix.com/regattabar/moreinfo.cgi?id=3286

With solid klezmer roots, spectacular technical virtuosity, and a wry sense of humor, Ilene Stahl and an all-star line-up of Boston’s best musicians re-groove traditional klezmer and Mediterranean melodies, rip up Romanian surf tunes, cover cop show themes and cumbias, slay a few standards, and burnish it all to a funky finish.…

“Yentl” the play in NYC

“Yentl” the play, featuring Jill Sobule performing her new songs
With Isle of Klezbos as houseband, plus friends from Metropolitan Klezmer & beyond!
Featuring Songs by Jill Sobule. Directed by Steven Cosson.

Wednesday, May 28
7:00PM (doors open 6:00PM)
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, NYC
425 Lafayette St (between E. 4th St & Astor Pl), New York City
Box office: 212-967-7555
Tickets $20.

“Yentl”: a play by Leah Napolin based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s novel. featuring Jill Sobule performing her own music and lyrics; accompanied by bandmates from Isle of Klezbos, Metropolitan Klezmer and beyond. Come partake of “the mystery of appearances, the deceptions of the heart, and the divine androgyny of the soul.” Let YENTL, that most unorthodox of love stories surprise you… that most surprising of love triangles enchant you.…

IJMF Accepting Competition Applications

Have you already applied for the 4th International Jewish Music
Competition? Deadline on May 1!
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The International Jewish Music competition will be held September 13
– 16, 2014 in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and the Uilenburger
Synagogue in the heart of Amsterdam. This is the world’s most
significant launching pad for professional Jewish musical
ensembles… of the 80 ensembles that have participated since 2008,
most have experienced a boost in their careers, and more than half of
the participants in the last competition won cash prizes, concert
bookings and/or recording contracts.

On our website www.ijmf.org
http://cts.vresp.com/c/?InternationalJewishM/84c3a3029d/dd0f152f70/2017a31bd7 you
will find all information on how to enter the competition and the
conditions here:

http://cts.vresp.com/c/?InternationalJewishM/84c3a3029d/dd0f152f70/3478f20b83 . The
deadline for applying is May 1, 2014.…

Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah Chorale

Celebrating Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah
in Pleasantville,NY
On Sunday November 24th at 7:00 pm, be part of a lively celebration of
Chanukah with Kol Rinah at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester,
located at 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Location Phone: (914) 741-0333
Kosher refreshments will be served. GA $20; Students/Seniors/JCC Members, $18.
($2 Discount for Advance Sales). For Tickets, Group Rates and other
Information visit: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059
or email kolrinahchorale@gmail.com

Lisa Gutkin at City Winery

Lisa Gutkin, longtime violinist with the Klezmatics, will appear at the klezmer brunch at the City Winery on August 11 2013. General admission is $10. Combined with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare at the Winery brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm…. sure to please. Music at 11am.
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York , NY 10013
(212) 608-0555

Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies Free in Boston

Together with Outside the Box, Boston Jewish Music Festival will be presenting the grand finale event, a concert by Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies. This is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that produces ‘world devotional music.’ Don’t miss what promises to be a remarkable free concert Sunday, July 21, 4 pm at Boston City Hall Plaza.

Craig Taubman’s Friday Night Live at Ford Theater

Rabbis Nicole Guzik and David Wolpe will join celebrated musician
Craig Taubman for this Friday Night Live service at the Ford for the third
year running on June 14, 2013.

2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood, CA 90068

Friday Night Live at the Ford will be held under the stars in one
of the city’s great venues, and include musical performances from Duvid
Swirsky, George Komsky
, and husband and wife team Lynn Harrell and Helen

Guests are invited to bring a picnic dinner while enjoying a
pre-show festival featuring performances by YouTube sensation Ari Herstand,
MiMoDa Jazzo Gruppa, and an art show curated by Laurel Johnson. Gates open
at 6:00 PM and Shabbat services will begin at 8:00 PM.

Tickets are $10 and on sale now at the Ford Theater’s website.…




300 singers from 22 cities across the U.S. and Israel take part in the 20th anniversary concerts of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday March 17. The back-to-back concerts, at 3pm and at 6:30pm, are the annual culmination of a year-long teen program sponsored by the Zamir Choral Foundation in New York. Zamir is the only organization of its kind to use Jewish choral singing as a vehicle to foster Jewish identity, community and continuity.

The concerts span a wide range of classical and contemporary musical selections, with mostly Hebrew texts.…

Congregation Rodeph Sholom Marks MLK, Jr. Commemoration with Tel Aviv Gospel Choir

Congregation Rodeph Sholom Marks MLK, Jr. Commemoration with Tel Aviv Gospel Choir
Blending the unique sounds of musical groups from the
Middle East and New York City, an original take on gospel music will emerge and
resound at Congregation Rodeph Sholom during a multicultural and international
celebration to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr., 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18,
2013 during Shabbat services.

The internationally renowned Iris and Ofer Portugaly and their Israeli Gospel Choir
will make their U.S. premiere, presenting a performance of Hebrew Gospel—their
innovative mix of African- American gospel with a “tantalizing” Israeli flavor. The
joyous program will bring together vocalists, gospel choirs, and musicians from
different cultures, communities, and ethnicities in a musical evening dedicated to
King’s vision for freedom and peace.…

Breslov Bar Band at City Winery

Breslov Bar Band
City Winery Brunch, NYC
30 Dec, 2012

Breslov Bar BandEvery Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery’s brunch on Dec 30, 2012 features the Breslov Bar Band.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 – Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555
For further info: www.citywinery.com

Neshama Carlebach Events this Winter in US

December 9,2012, 7 PM
Neshama and her band with special guest artist Josh Nelson will
be performing at the Zinman Hall, Boca Raton Florida Jewish
Federation Campus.
For further information contact
Congregation Shaarei Kodesh
19785 Hampton Drive, Suite 4
Boca Raton, FL 33434
561-852-6555 (p)
561-852-3604 (f)

December 12th, 7:30 pm
Neshama, her band and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir
will be performing at the “Lights of Hope.”
All proceeds to benefit survivors of Hurricane Sandy, including
Neshama’s producer/manager/drummer Mark Ambrosino, who lost his
For further information contact
The Merrick Jewish Centre
225 Fox Blvd
Merrick NY 11566

3rd International Jewish Music Competition in Amsterdam

October 11-14, 2012 in a new location!
The Third International Jewish Music Competition will be held at the
Compagnie theater in the heart of Amsterdam’s old city center and on
the edge of the city’s Jewish Cultural Quarter This competition is for individual musicians, ensembles and bands specializing in performing Jewish music and whose goal is an international career performing this repertoire.
Competition registration: open until July 1
Announcement of selected contestants: August 1
Ticket sales: starts in September
Festival opening concert: Wednesday October 10
Preliminary competition rounds: Thursday October 11 & Friday October
Finale: Saturday October 13
Winners’ Concert: Sunday October 14
More information & registration: www.ijmf.org
Location: Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
IJMF Newsletter May 2012

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Klez at the Merc post-Passover!

Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe return to the Mercury Cafe on Saturday, April 14, 8 pm, playing klezmer music infused with rock, reggae, ska, hip-hop and funk. This post-Passover party includes renowned singer/songwriter Rabbi Joe Black and hot klezmer ensemble The Bloomers, featuring Katie Glassman. For people observing Passover, this will be the first chance in 8 days to have bread, pasta, Mexican food…and beer! (The Merc serves dinner from 5:30-11 pm.) Tickets $10, cash only at the door. 2199 California Street, Denver, 303-294-9281.

Michal Tal & Yoni Farhi – Through Foreign Ears

Israel Conservatory, Tel Aviv
Saturday, April 21, 2012

Debussy – Sounds from Wondrous Worlds
Piano Recital Series in Celebration of Debussy’s 150th Anniversary
Concert No. 3:
Through Foreign Ears – Spain, the Far East, Childhood and Jazz

Pianists: Michal Tal & Yoni Farhi

Chabrier: Habanera
Debussy: La soirée dans Grenade (from Estampes)
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs)
Debussy: Pagodes (from Estampes)
Ravel: Ma mère l’oye, for piano four hands
Debussy: Children’s Corner
Debussy: Le petit nègre
Satie: Le Piccadilly; La Diva de l’empire
Satie: Trois morceaux en forme de poire, for piano four hands
Milhaud: La création du monde (version for piano four hands)

85-115 NIS
Young persons up to 21 years old: Free admission
Young persons 22-34 years old: 35-55 NIS

Reservations: 03-5466228 …

Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble at The Sixth Street Synagogue

The Sixth Street Synagogue East Village Klezmer Series
Wed. March 21, 2012
8:00 pm
The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble
Sy Kushner, Accordion
Aaron Kushner, Alto Sax
Jeremy Brown, Violin
Marty Confurius, Bass
with Special Guest, Ken Maltz, Clarinet

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 East Sixth Street
New York, N.Y.
(212) 478-3665
For more info on the Klezmer Series, click

For more info on Sy Kushner, click

The Leo Kraft 90th Birthday Concert at the Center for Jewish History

On Sunday, March 11th at 3 PM the Society will present The Leo Kraft 90th
Birthday Concert at the Center for Jewish History. This performance will
feature some of New York’s finest chamber music players, including flutist
Patricia Spencer, clarinetists Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima, violinist
Renne Jolles, violist Mark Halloway, and cellist Marcy Rosen, as well pianist
Morey Ritt, who will premiere Testimonium, a new work Kraft has written
for her.

Among other works on the program are New Songs from Old, a fantasy for
solo clarinet based on traditional Jewish motifs and Seven Hebrew Songs to
poems by medieval Hebrew poets, sung by the American baritone Thomas
Meglioranza, with David Jolley, horn and Konstantza Chernov, piano. Hailed by The
Boston Globe
for his “vocal distinction and expressive warmth,” Meglioranza
is one of this country’s most sought-after and unique young singers.…

The St. Petersburg School: The Music of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930)” by Dr. Paula Eisenstein Baker

The Jewish Music Forum invites you to their next event of the 2011-2012 Jewish Music Forum season.
Thursday, February 9, 2012, at the Center for Jewish History,
Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker will present a pre-concert talk entitled, “The St. Petersburg School: The Music of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930).” The event details are as follows:

Feb. 9th, 2012
Thursday, 7:00 P.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011

Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker with YIVO’s Sidney Krum Young Artists. Leo Zeitlin belonged to a group of early 20th- century young Russian-Jewish composers–mostly students of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and members of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg–who were united by the idea of creating a Jewish national music movement. Fascinated by Zeitlin’s masterpiece “Eli Zion,” cellist Paula Eisenstein Baker started to investigate the life and works of this remarkable, but almost unknown, composer.…

Jaffa Road in Concert in Toronto

Jaffa Road in Concert at Acoustic Harvest
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time: 7:30pm until 10:30pm
at St. Nicholas Anglican Church
1512 Kingston Rd Toronto –

Aviva Chernick – vocalist
Aaron Lightstone – oud, guitar
Chris Gartner – Bass
Jeff Wilson – Drums
Sundar Viswanathan – Sax, Bansuri
Doors at 7:30 concert at 8:00pm
Admission: $22 – Students / Seniors $20 Under 12 – $14
Wheelchair accessible.
Info: 416 264 2235 lillianw(at)uniserve(dot)com

Krakauer and Haimovitz at Joe’s Pub in NYC

After returning from a whirlwind tour in Europe in “Krakauer Plays Zorn” with the
Madness Orchestra, David Krakauer is back in the U.S. Looking ahead to what’s
next on his agenda, he’ll be playing with cellist Matt Haimovitz at Joe’s Pub in
New York City

Joe’s Pub with Matt Haimovitz
Akoka: The End of Time
featuring Socalled with Maria Bachmann & Geoffrey Burleson

WHERE: Joe’s Pub – 425 Lafayette Street, NYC 10003
WHEN: Saturday, January 14, 2012
TIME: 9:00 PM
TICKETS: $20 –
Purchase Tickets

“Daniella Rabbani in Concert with Litvakus Kelzmer Band”

“Daniella Rabbani in Concert with Litvakus Klezmer Band”
Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm
Location: Axelrod Performing Arts Center
00 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ
(732) 531-9106 ‎ · axelrodartscenter.com
Tickets: $18
$15 Groups

“Jewish Identities and the Quest for Purity in Twentieth-Century Art Music” by Dr. Klara Moricz

the Jewish Music Forum invites you to join us this Friday at the Center for Jewish History, 9 December 2011, for the next event of the 2011-2012 Jewish Music Forum season. JMF presents a talk entitled, “Jewish Identities and the Quest for Purity in Twentieth-Century Art Music” by Dr. Klara Moricz.

Friday December 9, 2011, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street, New York, New York 10011

Joseph Achron Society focuses on publication

The Joseph Achron Society, led by Sam Zerin, put out a fundraising call for publication of Achron’s works:

the Joseph Achron Society fundraiser ends tonight! Online donations are quick and easy, and will help us publish the first edition of Achron’s brilliant Paganini Caprice transcriptions!

You know as well as I do: more than half of Achron’s important legacy has never been published — despite high praise from the likes of Heifetz and Schoenberg — and thus remains inaccessible to most of today’s performers.

For the first time in almost 100 years, the Achron-Paganini Caprices will be easily available in print to performers world-wide! Let us work together. Help us with a tax-deductible donation today — and receive a free score!

Here is the link again: http://www.razoo.com/story/Achron-Paganini-Caprices

Thank you for your help.…

Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

Auditions for the JPPC for the 2011/2012 season
will be held in the evenings of September 6, 7 and 8, 2011,
from 6:00 to 8:30 PM
at The Marseilles
230 West 103 St
New York City.

Auditions by appointment only, scheduled in advance.
Email Lisa at information@thejppc.org
If unavailable the 3 eves listed above,
please contact Lisa to schedule another time.
The JPPC sings only in Yiddish.
Knowledge of Yiddish is *not* required to sing in the Chorus.
Ability to read musical notes or sight-sing is beneficial.
MP3s or CDs of vocal parts with lyrics are provided.
Rehearsals are held on Mondays at the Marseilles,
from 6:30 to 8:30 PM,
from September through early June,
except on Jewish and some national holidays.…

Yiddish Celluloid Closet

Thursday, June 30 · 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Le Petit Versailles Garden
346 East Houston (near E. 2nd St & Avenue C)

More Info
Not music, but drummer-bandleader Eve Sicular of Isle of Klezbos presents “The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film: A Yingl Mit a Yingl Hot Epes a Tam?” & it’s FREE this Thursday in NYC’s East Village! Outdoors even.

Show info:
Yiddish Celluloid Closet page, with video teaser too:

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival –Masada Guitars Revisited

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival–Masada Guitars Revisited + Eyal Maoz’s Edom
Date: Wednesday, June 22 at 9 PM till 11 PM.
Venue: Community Synagogue/Max D. Raiskin Center.
325 E. Sixth Street
(between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
East Village
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212.473.3665

You tube link: Somewhere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYe8-6uMYU

Cover price: $10

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival –Masada Guitars Revisited

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival–Masada Guitars Revisited + Eyal Maoz‚Äôs Edom
Date: Wednesday, June 22 at 9 PM till 11 PM.
Venue: Community Synagogue/Max D. Raiskin Center.
325 E. Sixth Street
(between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
East Village
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: 212.473.3665

You tube link: Somewhere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYe8-6uMYU

Cover price: $10

A YEMENITE MUSIC FESTIVAL: Celebrating Yemenite and Mizrachi Jewish Music

Legendary Yemenite-Israeli artists perform classic and contemporary
Yemenite and Mizrachi (Middle Eastern) Jewish music
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
8:00 pm
92ND STREET Y – Kaufmann Concert Hall
1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128
Tel: 212.415.5500

Order online and save 50% on service fees at 92Y.org/Yemenite

Price: $180 Premium Orchestra (includes VIP reception with the performers)
$75 Orchestra
$50 Balcony

Israeli & Bloch Music Competition fundraising concert

Event: Israeli & Bloch Music Competition fundraising concert
Start Time: Thursday, May 19 at 8:00pm
Location: Mill Hll London
The Winner of the Bloch Competition and 2nd prize of the Israeli Music competition Alon Sariel (Mandolin) and much more in lovely private house in Mill Hill.
£20 (Students £10)
Please book Now on 020-89061633

Young Artists Concert Series at YIVO

Thursday, May 12th. 7pm
As part of the Young Artists Concert Series, Hebrew College School of Jewish Music students
Richard Lawrence and Kate Judd will be performing in
a concert highlighting the works of Lazar Weiner and Joseph Achron at the YIVO
Institute for Jewish Research, New York City,
at the Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street – NYC

For more information on the concert and to purchase tickets, please go to:

Open Mic Night in Jerusalem

Sunday, February 20 · 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Location Har Nof
Ruzhin 35 (Nisim 1) Apartment 20 (7th floor)
Jerusalem, Israel

More Info The long awaited return of the J’Town Jam has finally come!
Kol Meodecha is hosting an open mic night and we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got!

Doors open at 7:30 PM
Get there early to get the slot you want!

take any bus to Har Nof (15, 60, 2, 33) or take a bus to the masof (74, 75, 67, 29) and transfer to the 15, 60, 2, or 33. Ask the bus driver for the first stop on Chai Taib. Cross the street and go back a bit and up a set of stairs that lead you to a path.…

Pey Dalid Melava Malkah

Time Saturday, February 12 · 8:00pm – 10:30pm
Location J Greenstein Co Antique Judaica and Jewish Art Gallery
417 Central Ave.
Cedarhurst, NY

Israel Unity Tour 2011
Pey Dalid Melava Malkah
417 Central Ave. Cedarhurst, NY
8PM – $15 (suggested donation)

Six Klezmer/Yiddish Events in CA

What a weekend coming up! There are SIX klezmer/Yiddish events between Thursday and Sunday, Check out the dates and venues below.

Thursday, January 27, 6:30pm, Holocaust Remembrance Day: Re-inventing Yiddish Culture in Italy, San Francisco. While few remember that the origins of Yiddish literature can also be traced to the Italian Renaissance, today’s Italy has seen an unprecedented revival of “all things Yiddish,” including literature, theater, and music. Assisted by musicologist Francesco Spagnolo, Milanese playwriter/songwriter Mara Cantoni will trace the history of the Yiddish revival in Italy, accompanied by music and videos from her work. At the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco. No charge. More info: www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it. Rsvp to 415.788.7142 X18.

Saturday, January 29, 7:00-10:30pm, Klezmer Music and Dance at Feast of Jewish Learning, Palo Alto.…


The Austrian cultural Forum New York Presents:
June 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. / Austrian Cultural Forum New York

The Austrian Cultural Forum takes special pride in presenting a
unique event: the Austrian-born world-famous singer and actor
Theodore Bikel will appear in the Austrian Cultural Forum and
treat us to his distinctive style of folk music. The gifted
musician s repertoire includes songs from all over the world
Yiddish, German, Russian, English, French, Croatian he speaks
six languages and sings in twenty. His accompanist is the pianist
and conductor Tamara Brooks, who has an impressive career in
her own right. By combining their talents, Bikel and Brooks
promise us an unforgettable evening in the fine theatre of the
ACFNY, 11 East 52nd Street, NY, NY 10022.…

Jewish Music Classes Ready for Spring at Hebrew College

Hebrew College is offering a variety of courses teaching the basics of Jewish synagogue music. Courses range from cantillation and nusach, to holiday nusach. Some of these courses are available to anyone as part of their continuing online course offerings. For example, this semester, an Introduction to Nusach is being offered online. For more information and to register, visit:

Me La Amargates Tú — Sephardic Music

Me La Amargates Tú :
Esteban Manzano, voice
Doret Florentin, recorders
Tulio Rondón, viola da gamba
Sarah Ridy, baroque harp
Cristian Gutiérrez, baroque guitar
Juan Martínez, percussion

November 18th at 12:45 hs, Kloosterkerk (Lange Voorhout 4)
The Hague, Holland

November 19th at 20:00 hs, Cultural Centre of Schoten (Verbeerstraat 3)
Schoten, Belgium

November 20th at 20:00 hs, Cultural Centre Ter-Dilft of Bornen
(Amandsesteenweg 41-43)
Bornen, Belgium

November 22nd at 15:00 hs, Cultural Centre of Zwijndrecht (Kerkplein 1)
Zwijndrecht, Belgium

November 29th at 17:00 hs,Salle de la Cité Bleue (46, Avenue de Miremont)
Genéve, Switzerland

Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a Vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, to Perform
Cabaret Show at Skokie Theatre

“Devil May Care, a one-woman cabaret show featuring Kimber Leigh Nussbaum, a
vocalist with the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band
Sunday, November 15, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
More Information and to Order Tickets, Call the Skokie Theatre, 847-677-7761 or
visit www.skokietheatre.org

Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra World Premiere

Composer Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (a call) – Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given its World Premiere performances with shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur on the following dates.

October 24 – 8 PM at Kenan Auditorium of University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Rd. in Wilmington, NC. The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra will be led by conductor Dr. Steven Errante. More about the concert and the Symphony at http://www.wilmingtonsymphony.org/.

November 15 – 3 PM at Porter Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard College, 1 Brevard College Dr. in Brevard, NC. The Brevard Philharmonic will be led by their Conductor and Artistic Director Donald Portnoy. More about the concert and the Philharmonic at http://www.boamusic.org/bp.htm.

November 17 – 7:30 PM at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene St.…

And You Shall Know Us by The Trail of Our Vinyl Lecture

Josh Kun-
And You Shall Know Us by The Trail of Our Vinyl:
Music, Memory, and the Politics of Jewish American History

Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 pm
ADMISSION: $10 General; $8 Members; $5 Full-Time Students

For more than eight years, cultural critic and USC professor Josh Kun,
along with co-author Roger Bennett, scoured the nation’s thrift stores
and garage sales for forgotten Jewish musical treasures. Their book
about the quest features the covers of more than 500 albums by a range
of artists, from Yosele Rosenblatt to Barbra Streisand and everyone in
between. Join Kun for a lively multimedia lecture about some of his
favorite finds and the album cover’s role in the way Jewish American
history gets told. A book signing follows the program.…

Two Choruses, One Voice

The Newton Choral Society and Zamir Chorale of Boston
David Carrier, Director
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director
Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms; Mordecai Seter Festivals;
Eric Whitacre Five Hebrew Love Songs; Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom
TIME: 3:00 pm
LOCATION: Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
To Order Tickets
$36 (preferred seating) and $18
For More Info: www.zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston
1320 Centre Street, Suite 306
Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459
Phone: 617-244-6333

Radio Gagarin 2009 – A new beginning

Sunday 18th January, from 6pm
‘The Arts Club’s most adventurous and anarchic night (and that’s saying something)’
Time Out

6 Day Riot
‘With Tamara
Schlesinger’s vocal travelling on the top like a jockey on the hump of a camel
it makes for an interesting ride.’
‘Inspires envy
and resentment in all who witness its power’ Cynthia Stalin
Blame & the Gadjo Club
‘The full moon
gypsy rock ….from car crash fast to heart wrenching melodrama’ Kronstadt Martyrs
Naomi De
‘She like to
fiddle, fiddling is what she do. She fiddle whenever she can…’ Garstang
Plus film from Kinodrome feat. East European Cinema
plus ZOE
TALKiN BLUES Buro Unplugged
Dancefloor Comisars: DJ’s MAX REINHARDT & LEMEZ LOVAS
Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11
£5.00 on the door
For more information, call 02076295555
Co-produced by Adrian Philpott / The Shrine/ YaD Arts / Oi Va Voi

A Match Made on the Bowery

Event: A Match Made on the Bowery
“Yiddish Princess and The Avi Fox-Rosen Band live at BPC”

What: Performance
Host: The Organization For Unfunded Culture
Start Time: Saturday, January 3 at 7:00pm
End Time: Saturday, January 3 at 9:30pm
Where: Bowery Poetry Club

a mere $10
presented by The Organization For Unfunded Culture (OFUC)