Yuval Ron Ensemble Fall 2008 Tours

Nov. 4-9, 2008 – Houston, TX : Yuval Ron Ensemble – City wide

Nov. 16, 2008 – San Pedro, CA: Yuval Ron on the Music of the Golden
Age of Spain

Dec. 6, 2008 – Arcadia, CA: The Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert “Light
in the Darkness”

Dec 7, 2008 – Alhambra, CA: Muslim, Jewish and Christian harmony in




VENUE: Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series
1007 Market Street (at Sixth), San Francisco CA 94103
Telephone: 415-255-5971
TICKETS: $6 – $10
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door.

The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble performs in concert at the
Luggage Store Gallery New Music Series. This groundbreaking
new music ensemble, led by classical and film composer Jack
Curtis Dubowsky
, performs abstract, spacious, free form,
transcendental, electro-acoustic contemporary music. The Jack
Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble I album was performed and recorded
live with no overdubs; no pre-recorded music is used in concert

Also performing is Amar Chaudhary, a longtime composer and
performer specializing in contemporary and electronic music, as
well as a developer of advanced software for sound synthesis
and music composition.…

Les Concerts de Hotegezugt

Les Concerts de Hotegezugt (klezmer) sur la Place des Nations et de Tohu veBohu
(musique klezmer, arabo-andalouse et Renaissance) à l’Arena (Genève) pour le Geneva
World Peace Festival Vendredi 19 septembre n’auront pas lieu en raison de
l’annulation du Festival… 🙁 }
Renseignements: Caroline Schwab tél 0041 22 929 56 61 & 0041 76 404 22 86
Mais ne manquez pas le concert de El-Baze dimanche 21 à 17h à la Cité Bleue!

The Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra

The Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra presents the World Premiere of

for orchestra and orator by Jack Curtis Dubowsky, conducted by Josh
, orated by Scott Budman.

VENUE: Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501
Redwood Road, Castro Valley, CA 94546. (Cross Street is Heyer Avenue.)
TICKETS: Suggested Donation: Adults $ 10.00.
Students over 13 & Seniors $ 5.00. Children 12 and under are free

BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door, or at the
Castro Valley Center for the Arts Box Office, open Thursdays and
Fridays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and one hour before the start of every
CVUSD or CVAF production. Castro Valley Center for the Arts telephone
510-889-8961. Or call the Castro Valley Adult School Office

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom Presents Sephardic Melody

On February 2 at 1pm, in Schnurmacher Chapel, Chamber Music at Rodeph
Sholom will celebrate Sephardic Melody, a rich cultural heritage
expressed both in contemporary music and traditional, which blends
influences from the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, Turkey, Greece,
and the Mediterranean. Guest artists, Paul Woodiel, on fiddle, and
guitarist Steve Gibb join cellist Eliot Bailen and flutist Susan
in a program of Sephardic instrumental and vocal
interpretations both ancient and new, including music from the 19th
century collections of Emanuel Aguilar, the pianist composer, and
brother of the remarkable author and Jewish historian Grace Aguilar.
Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom, under the artistic direction of Eliot
Bailen, highlights both the best of the chamber music repertory and
our Jewish heritage in music in a series of free community concerts.…

And the Trains Kept Coming . . . to The Prophets

Cantata Singers & Ensemble
David Hoose, Music Director

World Premiere: Lior Navok‘s
And the Trains Kept Coming . . .
Cantata Singers Commission
Kurt Weill: The Prophets from The Eternal Road
First Boston performance

Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 3 p.m.
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St., Boston


Available at www.cantatasingers.org
TICKETS: $54, $34, & $20; $5 discount for WGBH members. $15 for students and seniors
(section C tickets only).
Limited student rush tickets available 30 min. before concert time with $10 cash and
student ID.

Jordan Hall Box Office
30 Gainsborough Street in Boston
(617-585-1260) or BosTix at Faneuil Hall & Copley Square.

Zamir Choral 13th Annual Open Sing

The Zamir Choral Foundation’s 13th Annual Open Sing
Tuesday, December 25, 2007, 1-3 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.

Featuring Matthew Lazar and guest conductors Zalman Mlotek and Natasha Hirschhorn

Share in the joy of singing Jewish choral music, including Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus,
at the Annual Zamir Choral Foundation Open Sing takes place December 25, 2007, from
1-3 PM at the JCC in Manhattan. Open to all!
$12 for JCC Members and Zamir Choral Foundation Members
$18 for non-members
For more info, contact the Zamir Choral Foundation at (212) 870-3335

Elena Kats-Chernin Celebratory Concert in Sydney

I owe a debt of gratitude to an alert reader for giving me this URL of a concert of the music of Elena Kats-Chernin, a well known composer in Australia. Having listened to this concert, it is clear she is a composer everyone needs to learn about, be alert to, and hear the music. You can hear the concert on Australian ABC classic musical station http://www.abc.net.au/classic/newmusic/ .Scroll down to the program “Saturday 24 November 2007
Elena Kats Chernin at 50”. You should listen soon, as we don’t know how long the music will be available online.
Details on pieces played below.

Women Sing Sephard in Toronto

Judith Cohen will be in Toronto, along with her daughter Tamar singing an eclectic mix at the
Miles Nadal JCC
Sunday October 28
at 4 pm.
It’s co-sponsored by the Cultural Celebration of the Spanish Language, so they will be concentrating
on Sephardic music, with some regional Spanish songs and a surprise –
flamenco-tangos songs by Tamar. Geoff Clarfield joins the duo on oud, percussion and
flamenco rhythm guitar . Songs will include a bit of Balkan, French Canadian, Yiddish, Portuguese – but mostly Sephardic and Spanish selections.


From ShoreFire Media:
When you think of New York City’s Harlem, you may think of James Brown at the
Apollo, Duke Ellington at the Savoy or Bill Clinton’s offices on 125th Street. But
did you know that Harlem was also home to large numbers of Eastern European Jews in
the early 20th century? Some of the grandest brownstones in the Mount Morris Park
neighborhood were Jewish family homes.

Grammy-winning producer Aaron Levinson pays homage to the vibrant history of Harlem
in ‘The Harlem Experiment’, to be released by Ropeadope Records October 30th.
Featuring musicians such as clarinetist Don Byron of the Grammy-awarded Klezmatics,
trombonist Steve Bernstein and many other notable jazz musicians, it showcases
Harlem as melting pot and offers a unique version of the Yiddish folk song “Bei Mir
Bist Du Schoen,” with a soaring solo by Byron.…

Milken Archive Releases 50 CD set

Milken Archive Completes First Phase of Multi-Year Recording Project with Release of 49th and 50th CDs-
and Complete Box Set

The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, the most comprehensive exploration of music related to Jewish life in America ever undertaken, has reached a major milestone with the release of the 49th and 50th CDs in its pioneering recording series on Naxos American Classics.

These discs illustrate two of the Archive’s primary goals: to reconstruct and preserve for current and future generations major musical manifestations of the American Jewish experience and to reveal the intersection of Jewish composers and Jewish subject matter with some of the major genres in Western classical music.
The Milken Archive has also released a deluxe box set of < http://www.milkenarchive.org/cds/cds.taf?cdid=51all 50 Milken Archive CDs.…

Le festival NIGUNIM

Le festival NIGUNIM (Mélodies) a débuté avec brio. Ceux d’entre vous qui ont assisté au concert de Gerard Edery peuvent en témoigner!

Et voici les deux évènements du week-end prochain:

Samedi 11 novembre à 20h
Salle Ernest Ansermet (Maison de la Radio, 66 Bd Carl Vogt)

TOHU veBOHU musiques klezmer, arabo-andalouse et de la Renaissance
avec: Michel Borzykowski: saxophone, Christine Niggeler: accordéon, Bianca
Mihaies-Favez: violon, Adrien Gaubert: contrebasse, Adel Degaichia: chant,
percussion & cordes, Claude Jordan: flûtes, Cecilia Knudtsen: viole, Laura Mendy:
clavecin, Patricia Esteban: flûtes & percussion, Julie Mazille: flûtes & chant


Dimanche 12 novembre à 17h
Salle Robert Dunand ( 9 rue du Marché, Carouge)

pour enfants et adultes de 7 à 777 ans! avec 2 invités successifs:

– Rose Bacot (voix et clarinette):
“Zlateh la chèvre” (d’après I.Bashevis Singer)

– la Compagnie “2 temps 3 mouvements”:
“Otto, autobiographie d’un ours en peluche” (d’après Tomi Ungerer)
avec Nathalie Athlan, Sylvie Zahnd, Marc Athlan & Proum-Proum:
Mise en scène et chorégraphies : Rossella Riccaboni

Billets en vente:
à l’entrée
aux guichets ResaPlus (liste sur www.resaplus.ch)
par téléphone: 0900 552 333 (1 fr/minute)

tarifs et autres infos sur www.amj.ch
Le comité de l’AMJ se réjouit de vous y retrouver avec de la belle musique et de

“Days of Awe” at Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan

The “Days of Awe” to be Experienced during Selichot at Congregation
Rodeph Sholom, Manhattan

The music of the High Holy Days will be
explored in a sacred experience by David Chevan with the Afro-Semitic
Experience in a program of instrumental interpretations called “The Days
of Awe.” Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor of Congregation Rodeph
Sholom of Manhattan will join Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience and
with them enter a unique spiritual realm with their arrangements of
original music, High Holy Day cantorial works from the repertoire of
Hazzan Yosele Rosenblatt, along with familiar traditional Jewish
congregational High Holiday melodies on Selichot at 7:30p.m., September
16, 2006. Special Guest, Frank London of the Klezmatics will join as
well for this special evening. The program, a highly meditative series
of improvisations and interpretations of traditional melodies, is geared
to all ages.…

You Get Another Chance in Boston to See It

Boston, you will be delighted because there’s another chance to catchA Cantor’s Tale
I’ve seen it, and it’s wonderful. You’ll be humming cantorial music when you leave. No, really, you will.
It’s screening as part of The Boston Jewish Film Festival: Encores (series runs through July 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
A Cantor’s Tale
Sun, Jun 18, 4 pm
Thu, Jun 22, 6 pm
A Cantor’s Tale by Erik Greenberg Anjou (2005, 95 min.). A joyous,
crowd-pleasing documentary, A Cantor’s Tale pays loving tribute to the
“golden age” of chazzanut, the celebrated art of cantorial music.
Brooklyn-born Cantor Jacob “Jackie” Mendelson traces the American
origins of Jewish liturgical music back to the vibrant culture of
1950’s Brooklyn, when the great cantors of New York had chart-topping
records and were idolized almost like rock stars.…

Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer

Free Open House Tuesday, May 16, 2006 from 7-9 PM
Followed by a 5-week session – Tuesdays – May 23, 30
and June 6, 13 and 20

Hands-On Workshop
– Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
– Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
– Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
– Develop tools for improvisation
– Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer
– Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least
an intermediate level.

The open house and all sessions will take place at the Workmen’s Circle, 45
East 33rd Street (between Park and Madison), Manhattan.

Members: $25 per session
Non-members $30 per session

For more information contact:

Lisa Stein
New York Regional Director
Workmen’s Circle
45 E.…

Albert Hurwit Symphony 1 “Remembrance” CD released

Albert Hurwit, a Hartford, Connecticut composer has released a CD on the MSR Classics label “Symphony No. 1, the “Remembrance” Symphony with Michael Lankester, conducting the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra. The symphony is striking, with melodious and beautiful melodies, exactly as the reviewer in Grammophone described. It can be purchased at www.cdfreedom.com/alberhurwit as well as amazon.com. Hurwit also has a website to read more about him and his work:

KlezCalifornia Palo Alto: Concert, Dance Party, Classes, Workshops

KlezCalifornia Palo Alto: CONCERT and DANCE PARTY
Saturday April 29th, 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Cubberley Auditorium, ALSJCC,
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA.

KlezCalifornia will begin on Saturday night with Havdalah, leading into
a spectacular lineup concert with the California Klezmer/Red Hot
Chachkas All Stars with Heather Klein on vocals, and featuring the
internationally renowned Klezmer Band VERETSKI PASS – hip and heymish!
Then, this entire group of fabulous musicians will back up Steve
Weintraub, one of America’s top Yiddish Dance Masters, as he winds and
leads us through traditional, energetic, eastern European dances.
Check the web site for more details at www.klezcalifornia.org
< http://www.klezcalifornia.org. General admission is $25,
students/seniors/ALSJCC members $20, children/teens (5-18) $5. For more
information, call 415-789-7679 or email


Klezmer & African Drumming Extravaganza at The Tank

March 16, 2006, 10pm
Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh with Senegalese Sabar masters Yakar Rhythms

A World-Jazz Extravaganza is coming to The Tank on March 16, 2006 at
10pm, featuring Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh and Senegalese
Sabar drum masters Yakar Rhythms, featuring Aliounne ‘Guido’ Faye.
Special guest on Midrash Mish Mosh is drummer David Licht from the
Klezmatics! Both bands will play separately and then collaborate on a
couple tunes at the end. Alexander previously produced and a
collaboration with Yakar rhythms and Hasidic New Wave which resulted in
the CD “Belly of Abraham” for Knitting Factory records.

The Tank is Located at 279 Church St. (bet. Franklin & White), in Tribeca, in NYC.
The Tank @ Collective: Unconscious is located at 279 Church Street
between Franklin and White.…

KlezCalifornia Resources Page

The folks at KlezCalifornia have put up an excellent resources guide for people “available in the San Francisco Bay Area for performances, lectures, workshops, and classes on various aspects of Eastern European Yiddish culture: klezmer music, Yiddish language, Eastern European Jewish history, Ashkenazi influences on American Jewish life, Yiddish theatre, paper-cutting, and other folk arts.”


Way cool guide.

EPYC: Educational Program on Yiddish Culture

Internet Librarian reports: A companion tool for an educational package that “aims to familiarize the student with the Yiddish Ashkenazi culture that flourished in East Europe in the last 500 years.” Explore Eastern European Jewish history, occupations, youth culture, politics,food, Yiddish language and culture, music, and religious life, through portraits, maps, musical recordings, blueprints, essays, and slide shows. Visit Eastern European locations such as Odessa, Lublin, and Warsaw. From the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. http://epyc.yivo.org/home.php

Concert Reading of Comic Opera

“Jewish Humor from Oy to Vey” a comic opera by Seymour Barab will have a concert reading Sunday, December 12, 2004 at 3pm at the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, NYC. Also featuring Isaiah Sheffer, Storyteller. Singing will feature Martha Novick, soprano; Adrieene Cooper, mezzo-soprano; Nico Castel, tenor; Robet Abelson, baritone; Miriam Charney, Music Director. Candle lighting and Chanukah songs in the Steinberg Great Hall.

Lox & Vodka

Lox & Vodka is thrilled to be part of the Jewish-American Festival
Reunion!!! on Monday, September 6.
3:00 at Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, Maryland. With an 8 piece band, great horns, awesome rhythm section, top notch vocal harmonies, sing-a-long, clap-a-long and dancing. Admission is $3 per person, and children under 12 come free. More….


(“Der yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor”)
SUNDAY, JUNE 6th, 2004, 2:00 PM
1 West 4th St. (btw. Broadway & Mercer St.), New York, NY
also featuring the acclaimed youth ensemble
81st Annual Spring Concert:
“350 Years of Jewish Life in North America”
A Centennial Tribute to Itche Goldberg
with I. L. Peretz’ “OYB NIT NOKH HEKHER”
(libretto by Goldberg, music by Maurice Rauch)
The JPPC sings almost exclusively in Yiddish; English translations

Admission: $12 for Adults; $7 Seniors, students and children


“A Tribute to Broadway” Cantor’s Concert

On May 22nd, 7:30 pm Nancy Linder will present her first Cantor’s Concert at Temple Beth David in Westminster, CA.
Located at 6100 Hefley St, Westminster.
Cantorial soloists Arie Schickler from Congregation Shir Ha Ma’alot in Irvine and Mark Thompson from Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana will also perform. Call 714-892-6623 for information.