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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.…

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Book launch for Mystical Vertigo by Aubrey L. Glazer with performances by Jaffa Road, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan & Ernie Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Aaron Lightstone, Waleed Abdulhamid, jeff Wilson and Sundaar Viswantathan.

Featuring a closing set from JAFFA ROAD who have put these lively poems to music on their two Juno-nominated albums.

Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau

“Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec Andr√© Daneau”
The Montreal Jewish Music Festival РFestival de Musique Juive de Montréal

Start Time: Monday, August 29 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00am
Location: La Sala Rossa
4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
Featuring: Yoshie Fruchter (guitar), Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass), Jeremy Brown (violin) and Kevin Zubek (drums)

Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau

“Pitom (Where Jewish Music Meets Metal!!) avec André Daneau”
The Montreal Jewish Music Festival – Festival de Musique Juive de Montréal

Start Time: Monday, August 29 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 30 at 12:00am
Location: La Sala Rossa
4848 Boul. St-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec
Featuring: Yoshie Fruchter (guitar), Shanir Blumenkrantz (bass), Jeremy Brown (violin) and Kevin Zubek (drums)

The Adventures of Mazel and Schlimazel at the Toronto Fringe Festival

Palmerston Library Theatre
560 Palmerston Ave.
Toronto, ON
Mazel and Schlimazel is an all-original musical adaptation of a folkloric children’s tale of Yiddish/Jewish origin. Lorie and her band of spirited Klezmer musicians provide live music to this classic tale while it is presented, full of humour, suspense and surprise, by an expert storyteller.

The spirits of good luck and bad luck are at it again; only this time, the life of Tam, a young peasant lad, is on the line. In this music…al adventure, join the debonair Mazel and the wicked Schlimazel as they try to take control of Tam’s destiny while he tries to capture the heart of the king’s daughter.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ashkenaz Foundation
“The Adventures Mazel and Schlimazel” at the Fringe Festival!…


Sunday, June 5 · 7:30pm – 9:30pm
House of Friendship/La Maison de ‘Amitie
120 Duluth East
Montreal QC. H2W1H1

More Info
Please join up for an evening of Yiddish dancing with instructor Avia Moore and live music by clarinetist Christian Dawid and friends. Suggested donation at the door, $7. (Photo credit Maxim Zaytsev)


The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir celebrates its 85th annual
Spring concert by commemorating the original immigrant workers who founded
the choir. Its performance – under conductor Alexander Veprinsky – features
special guests Beyond The Pale (2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards’
Instrumental Group of the Year).

The concert takes place at the Posluns
Auditorium at Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, north entrance, 2nd floor
(wheelchair accessible), Sunday, May 15, 2011, 3 p.m.

Tickets are $25; seniors and students, $20; children 12 and under free.
Information and ticket reservations may be obtained by calling 416-789-5502
or e-mailing tjfolkchoir@sympatico.ca Info will also be available at
www.winchevskycentre.org/institutions/choir.html and at the Toronto Jewish
Folk Choir on Facebook.

The Choir’s major work, In Amerike, vividly captures the immigrant
experience in an evocative suite by Winnipeg composer Sid Robinovitch.…

Klezmer Conference at University of Montreal

Henri Oppenheimer will be leading a conference on klezmer music
at University of Montreal at 7:30
3200, Rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal
The event occus this Monday, March 21 2011.

This conference is designed for non-specialists, and covers some basic elements of the history of Jews in Europe, an overview of the different instruments, different origins of the repertoire, discussion about what makes the “Jewish sound” (and, ‘is there a “Jewish sound”?), a segment about “klezmer orchestration”. There will also be a review of main bands and artists in the world. Since some members of the group Magillah will attend, there will probably be a few pieces at the end.

For information contact Henri Oppenheim
(514) 272-8635 in Canada.

Tanzhoyz! Party like it’s 1899

Monday, October 25 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location L’envers
185 Van Horne Avenue
Montreal, QC

Shake your tuches to the sounds of Eastern-European Jewish music with dance-leader Avia Moore, Chrisitian Dawid clarinet, Alexis Basque trumpet, Rachel Lemisch trombone, Jason Rosenblatt piano, Thierry Arsenault poyk and other guests.

Venez vous dégourdir les semelles sous la maestria de la danseuse Avia Moore, avec un orchestre composé du clarinettiste Christian Dawid, du cornettiste Alexis Basque,de la tromboniste Rachel Lemisch et du pianiste Jason Rosenblatt, en compagnie d’autres musiciens invités!

Suggested donation at the door $7.

Chanukah and More with Musica Ebraica

Musica Ebraica Choir
Sunday, November 28 · 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location Glebe Community Centre
175 Lyon Street
Ottawa, ON

Join Musica Ebraica as it presents ‘Chanukah and More.’ Take a musical journey to the Balkans, Italy, India, Spain and North America. The concert will feature the choir’s unique style: an eclectic mix of old and new; Ashkenazi and Sephardi; Hebrew, Yiddish, French and Ladino as well as excerpts from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.
Please call Patsy Royer at 613-233-3099 or email wershof@magma.ca or joelyan@rogers.com

KlezKanada 2010!!!

The KlezKanada full brochure is online and ready
to download!
Check out this astounding program, and run, don’t walk, to register!
KlezKanada is a full week of summer music camp for an individual or an entire family. With a setting in the midst of the Laurentians, with lakes, scented pines, and lots of freylakhs, dancing, singing, crafts, arts, jamming, performing, observing, enjoying, kvelling, joining & belonging. Don’t miss it.

Fern Lindzon, Bill McBirnie, Neil Swainson & Nick Fraser @ Chalkers!

Saturday, December 5 at 6:00pm.
Event: Fern Lindzon, Bill McBirnie, Neil Swainson & Nick Fraser @ Chalkers!
“one fabulous night!!”
Where: Chalkers Pub
247 Marlee Ave
Toronto, ON

Come and see what all the fuss is about at Chalkers Pub and why it is a favorite venue for so many of Toronto’s top jazz performers. The club has a lovely Yamaha piano, great sound, fabulous food and a comfortable and intimate environment for listening to music.

Coming up on Saturday, December 5 from 6-9PM will be the Fern Lindzon Jazz Quartet. Jazz pianist and vocalist, Fern Lindzon, is gearing up to record her sophomore jazz CD in early 2010 and she has a lot of new and exciting material. Fern’s highly original style include her own compositions, wonderful arrangements of unusual jazz standards and even some klezmer/yidddish music which Fern has arranged in a contemporary jazz setting.…

KlezKanada presents NOZEN at the Montreal Yiddish Theater Festival

KlezKanada at the Montreal Yiddish Theater Festival
June 18 – June 25, 2009 @ 10PM

June 18, 2009
Time: 10:00 PM
Organization: KlezKanada/The Segal Centre
Categories: Concerts
Location: 5170, Chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine
H3W 1M7
Open to public
JUNE 18, 2009: NOZEN

Steeped in the chassidic and klezmer musical traditions and percolating with the avant-garde, Nozen’s influences range from John Coltrane to John Zorn’s Massada and from old style klezmer players like David Tarras and Naftuleh Brandwein to Frank London and David Krakauer. Anxious, curious, eclectic. Damian Nisenson (saxophones and composition), Jean-Felix Mailloux (doublebass), Ziya Tabassian (percussion), Luzio Altobelli (accordion).

KlezKanada in conjunction with The Montreal Yiddish Theater Festival presents a week-long program of Jewish music. From June 18th to June 25th KlezKanada brings its long-standing tradition of late-night KlezKabarets to the Segal Centre.…

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Celebrates Yiddish and Israel’s 60th


A Yiddish work celebrating the joy of playing the fiddle, and a salute
in song to the State of Israel on its 60th anniversary highlight the
82nd annual spring concert of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. Canada’s
oldest continuing choral body performs Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2 p.m. at
the Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St., Toronto.Alexander Veprinsky
conducts the 30-voice Choir.

Tickets are $23; seniors and students, $19; children 12 and under, free.
For information and ticket reservations, e-mail tjfolkchoir@sympatico.ca
or call 416-636-0936 (evenings, weekends) or (416) 593-0750.
Information is also available at

Pianist is Lina Zemelman, with soloists Miriam Eskin, soprano; Artour
, tenor; David Weiss, baritone; and Herman Rombouts, bass.…


Montreal, QC – KlezKanada presents a World-Class Klezmer Concert and Dance Party.
The event takes place Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 9pm at Kola Note (5240 Avenue
du Parc, Montreal).
KlezKanada, Canada’s largest organization dedicated to Yiddish/Jewish culture and
the arts, brings an evening of music and dance to Montreal’s historic Jewish
neighbourhood. KlezKanada is known for exciting events that appeal to all ages and interests. The
event is part of KlezKanada’s Winter-Session, a weekend of workshops, cabarets,
jam sessions and performances. This exciting evening features a line-up of internationally acclaimed klezmer

Doors will open at 8:30 pm, the show will commence at 9 pm. General admission tickets
$20, student tickets $10. Available at the door. For sponsorship tickets, please
call 514.993.2842. A partial tax receipt will be issued.…

The Dybbuk Project Opens in Montreal

January 24 and 26. workshops. Montreal
JANUARY 24TH AND 26TH 2008 AT 7:30 P.M.
TEL. 514-739-2301 FAX 514-739-9340
The Dybbuk Project, opera by Ofer Ben Amots.
Sheri Wills, scenery.

Based on the classic Jewish play by S. Ansky, this new 3-Act opera
features renowned international artists, and combines music, drama,
dance, realtime video projections, and more. The world premiere of
this production will be held in Montreal at the Segal Centre for
Performing Arts. The Dybbuk has been often described as Romeo &
Juliet meets The Exorcist. Indeed, the play?s subtitle, Between Two
Worlds, indicates the duality, which is both the center and source of
the haunting drama of life vs. death, demonic vs.…

Milton Barnes Tribute in Toronto

Hosted by his sons Micah and Daniel Barnes, a concert tribute to the important Canadian Jewish composer Milton Barnes will take place tomorrow, Monday, October 22, at the Al Green Theatre – MNJcc – 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
Featuring: trio Lyra – Erica Goodman, Mark Childs, Suzanne Schulman; David Wall, Marilyn Lerner, Artie Roth, Martin van de Ven, Renee Bouthot, Lenka Lichtenberg, Brian Katz.
8pm. Tickets $20, 416-924-6211, ext 0.

KlezKanada 2007 Starts Tonight

KlezKanada, in Lanier, Quebec Canada is starting tonight, Monday August 20th. This is the 12th year of the annual camp program. This year, the all star faculty is amazing, the students are superb, and the excitement is palpable. If you’re not here this year, make sure to mark this week on your calendar for next. Looks like the first newsletter, by Ari Davidow, greeted the attendees as they arrived. Each day of camp, there’s a camp newsletter published in 3 languages which might be any combination of Yiddish, English, French, Spanish, German or Russian. You never know who will get around to writing an article and each are published in the native language. KlezKanada is a music camp for families or individuals. There’s a tremendous amount of talent present and we’re hearing it already.…

Denise Williams CD Release ‘Walk Together Children’

Soprano Denise Williams is launching
her imaginative Black-and-Jewish CD, Walk Together Children,
Sunday, February 11, 2007
3 p.m.
in the Al Green Theatre,
Miles Nadal JCC
750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor)

Admission is $20. For tickets and information, call 416-924-6211, ext.0,
or visit www.denisewilliamssoprano.com.
Copies of the CD will be
available for sale, with Denise available to sign them following the

Denise will perform a wide range of music. The program ranges from folk
songs in English, Creole, African languages, Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino
to spirituals and classical. Joining her are some of the artists
featured on the recording – Brahm Goldhamer, piano; Nina Shapilsky,
keyboards; Sam Donkoh, percussion; and Tonian Morgan, guitar. The
Antiguan-Canadian choir Voices of Paradise, led by Eulalie
, will also appear, along with members of the Toronto
Jewish Folk Choir.…

MUSICA ANTIGUA DE EDUARDO PANIAGUA playing around Canada this Fall

MUSICA ANTIGUA DE EDUARDO PANIAGUA, a group dealing with Spanish medieval music, will perform soon in Canada. On October 26th at the Outaouais Festival de Musiques Sacrées with the program “Three Cultures (Jewish’, Muslim’ and Christiian’ Spanish medieval music and song)”. and on Oct. 28th
at the Quebec Festival de Musiques Sacrées with the program “Sefarad in Al-Andalus
(music and poetry from Hispano-Jewish Golden Age)”.

On November 4th the group will play the
“Three Cultures” program at Givatayim Theater (Tel-Aviv, Israel), and on Nov 6th at
the Jerusalem International Oud Festival, with the program “The Andalusian Oud”.

On Nov 22th the group travels to Germany where they will present “Sefarad in Al-Andalus” at the Cervantes Institute of Munich, as part of thehttp://www.istc.org/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=99752 “Jüdische Kulturtage”.
Contact Klezmer Sefardi.…

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir at Ashkenaz

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is performing Sunday, September 3, 1 p.m. in the Brigantine Room at the Ashkenaz festival in Toronto. Free admission.
This will be the second performance of In Amerike, for choir and klezmer band by Sid Robinovitch – a terrific piece that was a big hit at its premiere in June. Beyond the Pale is joining the choir, and Sid is coming in from Winnipeg to play the piano part. Toronto Jewish Folk Choir also doing a few other numbers, including a choral version of the beautiful lullabye, Rozhinkes mit mandlen (Raisins and Almonds). Alexander Veprinsky will conduct the concert, including excerpts from a medley he created for our 80th anniversary concert.


Toronto, Ontario: The high-energy female sextet Sisters of Sheynville
will be performing their upbeat Yiddish, English and original material
at the Al Green Theatre located in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community
Centre, Thursday May 25, 2006, at 8:30pm.
The Sisters are: Lenka Lichtenberg and Isabel Fryszberg (vocals), Fern Lindzon (vocals and piano), Kinneret Sagee (clarinet, Lorie Wolf (drums), and Rachel Melas (double bass).
Tickets are available $12 in advance and $15 at the door, Sun – Fri
(8:30am until evening hours) -from the Front Desk at the MNjcc, (Bloor & Spadina)
or at the door one hour before the performance.
Info Line at 416 924-6277 ext. 143 or email harriet@mnjcc.org.


The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir marks the 60 anniversary of the end of World War II and the liberation of the Nazi death camps in its 79th annual spring concert, Sunday, June 5, 7 p.m. at the Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St. (parking available). Alexander Veprinsky conducts, with Lina Zemelman on piano, and the
Toronto Mandolin Orchestra as guest artists. Tickets, $22, $18 seniors and
students, are available at the door, or in advance from Jewish bookstores or by
calling 416-593-0750. Children under 12 are admitted free; group rates are
available on request. Information may also be obtained via www.winchevskycentre.org
(click on Institutions) or by e-mailing tjfolkchoir@sympatico.ca.


Marty Green productions introduces:

The Ballad of Monish
a one-man musical play
written and performed by Marty Green
Sunday Nov. 21 Berney Theater 123 Doncaster St. Winnipeg 2:00 pm/8:30 pm
Tickets: 2 for $25.00

Multi-talented Winnipeg-based interpreter of Yiddish culture Marty Green
introduces his latest offering in the form of a two-hour musical play, “The
Ballad of Monish”, based on a classic poem by I. L. Peretz. What starts out
as a Jewish retelling of the classic Faust legend quickly turns into a
rollicking, satirical look at traditional Jewish attitudes towards religion,
sex, and the non-Jewish world. Marty Green has taken this epic ballad and
adapted it to a lively jazz-klezmer setting, interleaving his own
razor-sharp English translations with the original Yiddish lyrics. There is
more info on the show at http://www.onforeignsoil.com/monish.htm
including an audio clip of the opening number.…

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir

The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is accepting new members for its 2004-05 season. The SATB choir was featured at this year’s Ashkenaz Festival and begins rehearsals for the new season on Wednesday, September 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Morris Winchevsky Centre, 585 Cranbrooke Avenue (just east of Bathurst, five blocks north of Lawrence), Toronto. Interested new members are welcome to take part. For further information, call Jean Shek at 416-489-7681 or e-mail Howard Kaplan at tjfolkchoir@sympatico.ca .


585 Cranbrooke Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2X9 Telephone: (416) 789-5502 Fax: (416) 789-5981 E-mail: mws@on.aibn.com KLEZ-MORE!!
A Celebration of the Morris Winchevsky School’s 75TH Anniversary

The Morris Winchevsky School celebrates its 75th anniversary with a reunion concert – KLEZ-MORE!! The public and alumni are invited to join the celebration on Sunday, September 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W., Toronto.

The evening features some of Toronto’s leading Jewish musicians. The KLEZMER SWINGTET – led by Jonno Lightstone, with Tony Quarrington and Jordan Klapman – swings Yiddish favourites. DAVE WALL AND MARILYN LERNER will include their fresh and stunning original settings of Yiddish poetry to music that blends classical, jazz and Jewish traditions, from their well-received new album, Still Soft-Voiced Heart.…