From a Vanished World, a program of the In the Salon series.
The superb Cassatt Quartet will be playing Gerald Cohen‘s “Playing for ourLives,” a tribute to the extraordinary story of the musicians and music of the Terezin concentration camp near Prague. The concert, at Symphony Space in Manhattan, will also include music by Viktor Ullmann and Dmitri Shostakovich.
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $30; Members $25 / 30 & Under (with I.D.) $15
Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990
This program of In the Salon features Terezin concentration camp composer Viktor Ullmann’s Quartet No. 3, and Shostakovich’s towering Quartet No. 8, dedicated to the victims of fascism and war, as well as a new work by Gerald Cohen, “Playing for Our Lives,” a contemporary tribute to the musical life of the camp.… CONTINUE READING >
The Hugo Weisgall Centennial Concert
Opera Star, Soprano Lauren Flanigan, and New York Philharmonic cellist, Eric Barltett.
Sunday, November 18 at 3 PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC
‘The Golden Peacock”
An homage to the Yiddish speakers lost in the Holocaust
“The Stronger” (1952)
A one-act opera for soprano based on a play by Strindberg.
“Will You Marry Me?” (1989)
A one-act opera for soprano and baritone, written as a companion piece to “The Stonger,” with a libretto by Chalres Kondek, the libretist of Weisgall’s opera “Esther”
“Arioso and Burlesca” (1984)
An exciting work for cello and piano, played by Eric Bartlett, who commissioned the work from Weisgalll for his NYC recital debut.
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
1:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
Hebrew Union College, Chapel
1 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
*Photo ID required for entry. Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor Anders Hammarlund, Center for Swedish Folk Music and Jazz Research
In 1877 Abraham Baer published his “Baal t’fillah oder der practische Vorbeter,” an epoch-making work in the history of Jewish liturgical music. Baer’s publication is considered the most comprehensive documentation of traditional, 19th-century European hazzanut. While his work is well known, astonishingly little has been published about Baer’s biography. My work sheds new light on the cantor’s early years in the German/Polish province Posen, and on his cultural environment in Gothenburg, Sweden, where he worked as cantor, shochet and mohel since 1857. I demonstrate that the very peculiar and specific cultural climate of the Swedish city considerably encouraged Baer in his strivings.… CONTINUE READING >
http://roulette.org/events/judith-berkson/ . The Vienna Rite is a new chamber opera by Judith Berkson that will be premiering for two nights in November at the Roulette. There are only two performances, November 2nd and 3rd 2012. “The Vienna Rite” is the story of a new service composed in 1828 by Viennese Cantor Salomon Sulzer in collaboration with Franz Schubert and other Viennese composers which sought to merge European music with synagogue chant.
It is being performed by the new music ensemble Yarn/Wire along with guests Brian Chase and Chi-Chi Glass and features the amazing baritone Ian Greenlaw as Salomon Sulzer along with singers Lana Cencic, Allyssa Lamb, Bo Chang, Judith Berkson, Aram Tchobanian and Gavriel Savit. It is set in the historic Stadttempel with costumes and set design by Audrey Robinson.… CONTINUE READING >
FOLKSBIENE REACHES NEW AUDIENCES WITH “THE GOLDEN LAND” REVIVAL OPENING NOVEMBER 4
PRODUCTION EXPLORES BROADER THEMES OF IMMIGRATION, IDENTITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene brings back the beloved musical, “The Golden Land,” for five weeks, from Sunday October 28 to December 2, with an opening on Sunday November 4 at 6pm. Created by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, and directed by Bryna Wasserman, this new production of “The Golden Land” (which premiered Off-Broadway in 1985) reimagines the show’s scenic design and staging to heighten the theatrical experience for contemporary audiences. The innovative book and score uses period music and other source material to create a richly textured evocation of Jewish immigrant life in New York from the 1880’s into the 1910s, and again, in a second starkly different phase immediately before and after World War II.… CONTINUE READING >
Avi Hoffman and Binyumen Schaechter
reunite with performances in
Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens this coming week!
The National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene
City University of New York
present Reflections of a Lost Poet:
The Life and Works of Itzik Manger
Musical Director / Arranger / Pianist
This funny and moving performance follows the life
of the great Yiddish poet Itzik Manger.
Through his songs and poems, including Afn veg shteyt a boym, Yidl mitn fidl and
excerpts from Di Megile-lider,
we discover his joy and anguish
as he lived through the best and worst of times.
In Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles.
Hoffman and Schaechter were the creative team
behind the hit revue, Too Jewish!… CONTINUE READING >
Saturday, September 8, 2012
9:30pm until 11:30pm
425 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003-7021
Klezmer & Balkan team up and hit the famed stage of the Public Theare’s Joe’s Pub. It’s SATURDAY, it’s NIGHT (motzey shabes), it’s LIVE. What could be better? – YOU attending this event!
Litvakus band led by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch performs traditional pieces of the Lithuanian and Belarusian Jewish community, as well as Zisl’s original compositions, creating a bridge between the old-time North-Eastern European shtetls and the present-day New York’s folk, klezmer, and theater scene.
“Dmitri Slepovich’s trilling clarinet makes for irresistible dancing music.” -Forward
Raya Brass Band does it on the dance floor, mashing up the music of Eastern Europe with American dance grooves. Featuring odd meters, unusual scales and a fine helping of gorgeous Balkan and Romany (Gypsy) melodies played on reeds, trumpet, accordion, tuba and drums, Raya Brass Band brings the East European get-down wherever it goes.… CONTINUE READING >
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] –
DEBUT CONCERT August 3rd at The Stone, NYC
Venue: The Stone
Address: NW corner of Avenue C and 2nd St. East Village, Manhattan, New
York City Zip 10009
Date: Friday, August 3rd.
Time: 8 PM and 10 PM
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz has been a mainstay of the downtown scene for over
a decade now, working with and producing CDs by Daniel Zamir, Cyro
Baptista, Eyal Maoz, Jon Madof, Yoshie Fruchter and more. Here he steps out
on his own to make one of the most tribal and primal installments in the
Book of Angels series. Drawing on his Sephardic roots, Shanir plays gimbri
throughout, giving the music a primeval Moroccan edge. Featuring the
intense guitar pyrotechnics of Eyal Maoz (Edom, 9 Volt with Time Berne,
Hypercolor) and Aram Bajakian (who recently has been tearing it up in Lou
Reed’s new band) and the atavistic drumming of Kenny Grohowski, this is
Ritualistic Jewish Rock for the 21st century from a brilliant young lion
from the East Village via Brooklyn/Israel!… CONTINUE READING >
Monday, July 9
Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St, NYC
$10 cover +$10 food/drink minimum.
Full menu & bar available. Culinary & culltural landmark.
ISLE OF KLEZBOS with alumni special guests: Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & sax. Rachelle Garniez, accordion & piano. Saskia Lane, bass. Eve Sicular, drums|leader
guest klezbian Rick Faulkner, trombone.
This musical performance is under the rubric of Cornelia Street Cafe’s cutural “JewFest” — band’s live music at 8:30Pm show, following the 6PM screening of Lilly Rivlin’s documentary “Grace Paley: Collected Shorts” (which includes recordings from both Isle of Klezbos and the band’s sibling ensemble, Metropolitan Klezmer, on the feature soundtrack).
Gala Brooklyn Jazz/Klezmer Concert with
The Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band
Directed by Rabbi Greg Wall and Frank London
Wednesday, June 27th 8:30PM
Ocean Parkway Jewish Center
550 Ocean Parkway • Brooklyn, NY 11218
(between Ditmas Ave. and 18th Ave.)
Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Cost: $12 if pre-registered; $15 at the door
PROMO code “OPJC-ML” price is $10
To register: www.JewishSinglesGalaxy.com
MORE WAYS TO SAVE
Once you register, you will be assigned your own referral code, and you will get credit for friends that attend events organized by Jewish Singles Galaxy, as well as credit for referrals they make to their friends. Like a coffee punch-card, as credits accrue, you will be able to attend future functions for free.… CONTINUE READING >
THURSDAY 21 JUNE 2012 | 7:00PM
East meets West: Yidishe Meydlekh
Heather Klein, Miryem-Khaye Seigel
CONCERT | Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
California-based singer Heather Klein performs Yiddish songs from her new CD “Shifreles Portret.” She will sing duets with special guest artist Miryem-Khaye Seigel. The program will include both known and lesser-known Yiddish theater songs.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Box Office: www.smarttix.com | 212.868.4444
Wednesday, June 13 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Concert/Dance Party and Open Klezmer Jam
With the world-renowned Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Special Guest Star, Patrick Farrell
Come hear, dance with and jam with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo in a rare NYC concert
We’ll be playing selections from our upcoming CD “Once I Had a Fiddle” (to be released
in Europe in late June, and in North America later this summer).
Joining us will be special guest Patrick Farrell (accordion) who is featured on
the new CD.
After the concert set, Deborah with teach and lead Yiddish dancing (no previous
experience necessary), and there will be an open klezmer jam session co-led by Aaron
Alexander and the Duo.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
7:30pm until 10:30pm
702 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
DeLeon + Yiddish Princess
plus Babka and Baklava from Leah Koenig
DeLeon’s Sephardic rock and the power pop of Yiddish Princess will be paired with pastries from those respective traditions by acclaimed food writer Leah Koenig. In a city rich with festivals, this is the one you can’t afford to miss.
On Sunday June 3rd at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will perform
and exciting and eclectic concert. Featured works include a David Burger setting of
Hatikvah, and Elliot Levine setting of an e.e. cummings poem, and a Yair Rosenblum setting of ‘Unetane Tokef’ in a contemporary style. The program also includes pieces
by Franz Schubert, W. A. Mozart, Salamone Rossi, Max Janowski and Matthew Lazar.
The JPPC /
Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus with
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
perform in New York City!
Concert: 6th Street Sundays presents “A Cappella Choral Blast”
When: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM
Where: Sixth Street Community Synagogue,
325 E. Sixth St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York City, 10003
Who: The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter, and two other choruses: Cantigas Women’s Choir, and the NYU Madrigal Singers.
Each chorus has a 30-minute a cappella set.
The JPPC is the 2nd chorus to perform, ending the first half.
Soloist: Temma Schaechter of Di Shekhter-tekhter
Tickets: $15, which includes a free beverage; $10 kids aged 5-12.
Cash only, at the door. There will be an intermission. https://www.facebook.com/events/298373666842236/
Golem and Conspiracy of Beards @ Glasslands
One of the world’s most beloved klezmer-rock band, Golem, teams up with San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards, a 30-member bearded male choir singing the works of Leonard Cohen. It doesn’t get more punk rock than that!
Note: this is an early show and everyone will turn into a pumpkin at 11:30pm sharp, so get there on time!
Saturday, April 28 at 8:30pm
Location: Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM
East Village Klezmer Series
Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in concert!
Arcady will be accompanied by Deborah Strauss: violin, Jeff Warschauer: guitar, Benjy Fox-Rosen: bass, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums.
Plus! The NYC premier of Benjy Fox-Rosen’s new Gebirtig song cycle.
4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25
6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arcady Goldensteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session
& one drink!)
For more information: http://sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events/eastvillageklezmer/
The Congress for Jewish Culture and the New Yiddish Rep present
“An Evening of Yiddish Song–
The Sidor Belarsky Songbook”
Date: Sunday, April 1
Location: Temple Beth Emeth, 83 Marlborough Rd., Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. (B
or Q train to Church Ave.)
Anthony (Mordechai Tzvi) Russell, an African-American classical singer of
opera and lieder, has embarked on a project of personal anecdote,
engagement and expression through Yiddish art song with his performance of
selections from *The Sidor Belarsky Songbook*.
“Being an operatic bass (as Sidor Belarsky was) an African-American by
birth and a Jew by choice, the recital repertoire of Sidor Belarsky
provides a unique potential for me as an artist to actively embody the
aspirations, desires and struggles of one diaspora culture enriched with
the colors and experiences of another.”
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue in NYC
events from 6:00pm until 11:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 21 at 08:00 PM – The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble East Village Klezmer Series
.6 – 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by special guest, Bassist Brian Glassman!! $25
8 – 9:15PM The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests
Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)
The Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble
featuring Sy Kushner (accordion), Aaron Kushner (alto sax), Jeremy Brown (violin,) and Marty Confurius (bass) and special guest Ken Maltz on clarinet
As part of our 125th Anniversary celebrations, Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi will put a new spin on traditional klezmer music, updating Lower East Side sounds that were all the rage when the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue first opened.
$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
Co-sponsored by The Workmen’s Circle – In Memory of George Schein
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
“TWO VOICES, ONE VISION” CONCERT AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ON MARCH 15 BLENDS CULTURAL SENSIBILITIES
Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm
at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, NYC
Two of Israel’s most popular singers — Noa (Achinoam Nini), and Mira Awad,– blend Jewish and Arab musical sensibilities as a gesture of tolerance and understanding in an interesting cross-cultural musical collaboration on Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. “Two Voices, One Vision,” A Concert of Coexistence, mirrors on stage the work on the ground of The Abraham Fund Initiatives in Israel. The New York and Jerusalem-based domestic advocacy group develops programs, public policies and societal models that promote the cause of a shared society between Israel’s Jewish and Arab citizens.… CONTINUE READING >
Forest Hills Jewish Center, March 18, 6 PM
Beta Israel Cultural Foundation Inc. & Baker Dan LLC Present:
Forest Hill Jewish Center
106-06 Queens Boulevard Flushing, NY 11375-4248
(718) 263-7000 www.fhjc.org/
ALULA, Ethiopian-born singer/songwriter
accompanied by ALICIA
SVIGALS, Klezmer Violinist and Band
EAST MEETS EAST CONCERT (East Africa Meets Middle East Meets East
Building upon his remarkable personal history, Alula weaves an
unforgettable musical journey connecting East African, Middle
Eastern, and Eastern Europe musical traditions, creating a unique,
moving and memorable musical message of connectedness among faiths,
races, and cultures.
Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Librarian, Dorot Jewish Division, New York Public Library, presents Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater
Broder singers were the first Yiddish performers to present music and drama in a secular setting beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. This lecture will explore the Broder singers’ history, repertoire, and style, and their relationship to Yiddish theater.
JOSEPH KREMEN MEMORIAL LECTURE • MAX WEINREICH CENTER ACADEMIC LECTURE SERIES
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street – NYC
Lullabies and Legacy: The World of Yiddish Children’s Songs
Songs of the cradle and home life, kheyder and nature.
Tuesday, February 7 at 12:00pm
Tuesdays, February 7th – 28th from 12:00-1:30pm
Location: The Workmen’s Circle
247 West 37th Street, New York, New York
For reservations call: 212-889-6800 x234
Or email: email@example.com http://www.circle.org/comeintothecircle.html
The Jewish Music Forum of the American Society of Jewish Music will present rare evening event, on Thursday, February 9th at 7 PM. Because these evenings have been so popular, you will need to make reservations to attend (see information below).
The topic is “The Music of Leo Zeitlin,” one of the composers of the St. Petersburg School from the early 20th Century. On this occasion the wonderful performers from YIVO’s Sidney Krum Young Artis Series will provide live music examples to accompany the talk, which will be given by Professor Paula Eisenstein Baker, with Dr. Michael Steinlauf at respondent.
Joining the Krum Young Artists will be Cantors Robert Abelson, Maria Dubinsky, and Martha Novick. The evening session will be held at the YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC), and will be taped for later broadcast on the web.… CONTINUE READING >
A chassidic duo blends pop with some instrumental elements of Sephardi music in this New York video taking place in a grocery store. Co-founded by brothers Shmuel and Bentzi Marcus, the duo has released 3 albums. 8th Day’s sound is complimented by their catchy lyrics (mostly English with some Hebrew and Yiddish mixed in) and their spirited vocal harmonies. The group will appear at the
Motzei Shabbat, January 7 at 8pm.
at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.
118 Hofstra University, Hemstead, NY.
for tix: www.jewishtickets.com
Monday, January 9, 2012
Time 8:00pm until 11:00pm
Where Highline Ballroom, 431 West 16th Street, New York, New York
Join the Klezmatics and their guests, the legendary Irish band Lúnasa and New York’s French swing ensemble Les Chauds Lapin, for an unforgettable evening of world music at NYC’s Highline Ballroom.
ASEFA is part of a lineup for the evening with Gerard Edery and OudBlues. Special
guests Daniel Ori on bass and Keita Ogawa on drums will join Elie Massias, Yoshie Fruchter, and Samuel Thomas, playing new music from their recent CD and
additional Sephardic favorites.
A virtuoso jazz saxophone and clarinet player, Anat Cohen is an established bandleader and prolific composer, conversant in modern and traditional jazz, classical music, Brazilian choro, Argentine tango, and an expansive timeline of Afro-Cuban styles. Recently voted 75th Annual Clarinetist of the Year by Downbeat Readers and by the Jazz Journalist Association, her live show promises to be thrilling, adventurous, and energetic.
Thusday, Dec 15, 8 pm, $15/$20
Anat Cohen Quartet:
Anat Cohen on Clarinet & Saxophone
Bruce Barth on Piano
Joe Martin on Bass
Daniel Freedman on Drums
Alicia and friends will be playing two trio shows with David
Freeman on drums this month: one at a Parisian-style bar, one at a
museum downtown. This Wednesday at Zebulon, a lovely little bar in
Williamsburg, with our Montreal friends Flotilla–fantastic musicians.
Then on December 21, a special Chanukah performance at the Museum of
Jewish Heritage at Battery Park City—a great one for those of you
who live in Manhattan, prefer an earlier showtime, or are looking for
something off the beaten path for the holidays this year…
WEDNESDAY 11/30 (two days from now!), Zebulon ( http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com ), Williamsburg we play 9 pm sharp, free!
followed by Flotilla (beautiful not-to-be-missed rockers from
Iron Curtain features a book by Susan DiLallo, music by Stephen Weiner and lyrics by Peter Mills. Nov. 5-27, at The Baruch Performing Arts Center. This comedy features the story of two hapless Jewish songwriters who get captured by the KGB and have madcap adventures creating success in Russia. now, will they get their freedom back??.
East 25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue.
Tickets are $50, with premium seating available for $65. To purchase tickets visit www.ProspectTheater.org or call (212) 352-3101.
Oct. 29 and 30, 2011
Yael Naim: She Was A Boy Out http://citywinery.com/events/201875
Bar Stools $25.00
Reserved Tables $28.00
Reserved Best Tables $32.00
VIP Tables $32.00
Their differing roots and their multiple passion for music unites them: YAEL NAIM releases a second, four-handed album together with DAVID DONATIEN, as a new collection of graceful songs.
After the worldwide success of the feel-good album, released in 2007, YAEL NAIM unveils her second album today « She Was a Boy ». Closeted in a Parisian apartment for two years, YAEL NAIM and DAVID DONATIEN perfected Yael’s songs in Hebrew and English, which culminated in a commercial and artistic success (Victoire de la Musique 2008, for the Album of the Year World Music category).
Thursday September 15, 7:00PM-10:00PM
Special Bessarabian Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party & Artist Interview
Featuring master clarinetist Isaac Sadigursky with Michael Alpert
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant
140 Second Ave. in Manhattan by St. Mark’s Place
YIVO presents Hy Wolfe in a concert performance, accompanied by Herbert Kaplan at the piano. New York stage actor and singer Hy Wolfe returns to our stage with a show featuring Yiddish theater and folk songs and stories.
Wolfe worked with, and learned from, many of the brightest stars of the Yiddish theater, and is a living link with a glorious tradition. The show includes a tribute to the late Shifra Lerer, the last of the greats from the classical period of the Yiddish theater.
This is an opportunity to spend a delightful evening with one of the most entertaining performers on the stage today. With English translations throughout the program, this evening will be a pleasure for Yiddish speakers and non-Yiddish speakers alike.… CONTINUE READING >
Breslov Bar Band “Have No Fear” anniversary concert @ Drom
NYC with Egypt 2000
Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm
85 Avenue A (bet 5th & 6th streets),
New York, NY
The $10 cover includes a copy of “Have No Fear”.
Every 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 our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm. **Please note that the live music is played from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a short break in the middle.
Tickets are just $10 to cover for live music and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are free for the music. We have a full brunch menu available upon request.
On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos.… CONTINUE READING >
Thursday, August 4, 7:30 pm
Concert– SUMMERNIGHTS: HAZMAT MODINE Hazmat Modine draws from American music of the 1920s and 30s through the early 60s,
blending early blues, hokum, jugband, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R&B, and Jamaican
Tickets: $15 general public; $12 students/over 65; $10 Jewish Museum members
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
Open Mon-Tue,Fri,Sun 11am-5:30pm; Thu 11am-8pm
Subway: 96 St
To reach the Museum’s offices, call: 212.423.3200.
ONLINE INFORMATION: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org
THE BARBARA AND E. ROBERT GOODKIND MEDIA CENTER
The Barbara and E. Robert Goodkind Media
Centerhttp://www.thejewishmuseum.org/mediacenter features an exhibition space
dedicated to video art and new media, and houses a digital library of 100 radio and
television programs from The Jewish Museum’s National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting
(NJAB). Selections include such comedy favorites as “How to Be a Jewish Son,” a
panel discussion from a 1970 David Susskind Show featuring Mel Brooks; a 1947 radio
drama entitled “Operation Nightmare” starring John Garfield and Al Jolson, produced
by the United Jewish Appeal to call attention to displaced persons in postwar
Europe; contemporary television documentaries on black-Jewish relations, Latino
Jews, and klezmer music; interviews with artists such as Marc Chagall, Jacques
Lipchitz, Larry Rivers, George Segal and Ben Shahn; and Manischewitz wine
commercials produced between 1963 and 1981 featuring Sammy Davis, Jr.… CONTINUE READING >
S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. Tickets for seniors and students are $18 online and $20 at the theater door. For tickets reservation call (866) 811 4111 or buy on line at www.teatroiati.org/programs/pam
P E R F O R M I N G A R T S M A R A T H O N 2 0 1 1
S o u n d i n g W o r d: A powerhouse 2-day double bill of multi-media music engagement with performances of Avant-Folk & Contemporary Jazz by Sabrina Lastman & Sasha Bogdanowitsch.
Baruch Performing Arts Center
July, Saturday 30 – 10 pm
July, Sunday 31 – 3 pm
S o u n d i n g W o r d, a beautiful temporal and timeless storytelling of original compositions with voice, original instruments, walkmans, electronics and video, highlights two original performances:
River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a musical performance created for solo voice, walkmans, electronics and video, combining composed sections and free improvisation.… CONTINUE READING >
6TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY WEEKEND CONCERT
WITH THE NATIONAL YIDDISH THEATRE-FOLKSBIENE
Saturday, September 3, 9:00pm ~ Berman Sanctuary
Followed by dessert reception in the Edelstein Hall of the Kaylie Center
The National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene presents “Rising Stars of the Yiddish Stage”
Committed to finding new ways of bringing this rich cultural heritage to life for new generations, the Folksbiene presents an electrifying concert starring some of the hottest young talent performing new songs and new interpretations of the classics.
Musical Direction: Zalmen Mlotek
An internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music, Zalmen Mlotek is the Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene. Mlotek brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway
and Off-Broadway stages as co-creator of Those Were the Days, the first bilingual musical
Monday, June 20, 2011
Legendary Greek Jewish Singers of the ’20s. ’30s, & ’40s
Songs and Personal Histories of
Roza Eskenazi, Amalia Baka, Stella Haskil, and Victoria Hazan
Carol Freeman – Vocals
Beth Bahia Cohen – Violin
Haig Manoukian – Oud
Traveling the Yiddishland – A Musical Story by Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch
NEW YORK PREMIERE!
“Traveling the Yiddishland” by Dmitri Slepovitch presented by the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene – is a musical/ multimedia journey across the routes of the Yiddish song’s history in the 20th century Eastern Europe– brought to the modern audiences through the original videos, live singing, playing, and DJ-ing.
The program is based on the Yiddish song, traditional and original Litvak klezmer tunes, documentary footage, and storytelling. But most importantly, it is a multi-vectored dialog that creates a link to the rich traditional heritage.
Monday, June 13 at 7:00pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave. at East 25th St.
New York, NY
General admission: $20
For tickets, call 646-312-5073 or 866-811-4111.… CONTINUE READING >
Remember Radical? Here’s a Reminder
A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music, curated by Rashanim’s Jon Madof.
Monday, May 23 at 9:00pm – May 24 at 12:30am
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 East 6th St.
New York, NY
Susan McKeown and Lorin Sklamberg‘s acclaimed concert of rare songs drawn from the Irish and Yiddish traditions returns to Park Slope?s intimate performance space, hot off their recent tour of Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and France. With guitarist Aidan Brennan.
Centro Primo Levi and the Museum of Jewish Heritage host Divinamente NYC Festival on the 150th Anniversary of the unification of Italy.
Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Admission: $15 and $10 for MJH, CPL, ICI members
Box Office: (646) 437- 4202 – www.mjhnyc.org
Welcome remarks by the Consul General of Italy Francesco M. Talò and the Representative for International Affairs of the Jewish Community of Rome Giacomo Moscati.
Introduction by Francesco Spagnolo, Francesco Spagnolo, PhD, University of California, Berkeley
For the first time in the US, the Choir of the “Tempio Maggiore” conducted by the renowned tenor Claudio Disegni and featuring the hazan of Rome, Alberto Funaro, and organist Federico del Sordo, will expose the New York public to the unique flavors and variations of the liturgical tradition of the Jews of Rome.… CONTINUE READING >
The premiere of Gerald Cohen’s new one-act opera, SEED, written with the superb librettist David Simpatico, will be on Thursday June 2, at 7 p.m. at Symphony Space in NYC. It will be presented along with three other one-act operas by Cohen’s colleagues in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, where he has been a resident artist for the past year.
New York, NY 10025
Tickets: $15 Advance / $20 Day of Performance
SEED will be sung by three outstanding performers: mezzo Sarah Heltzel, tenor Glenn Seven Allen, and baritone Christopher Burchett.
Yale Strom, one of the leading artists of klezmer culture, will perform the music of the “Benny Goodman of Klezmer”, Dave Tarras – many of these Tarras’ melodies have never been published or recorded before now.
Thursday, May 5 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm
FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!!
Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library
1 Grand Army Plaza
Hot Pstromi clarinet virtuoso NORBERT STACHEL (Pink Floyd, Freddie Hubbard, Diana Ross, Roy Hargrove, Tower of Power, Boz Scaggs, Sheila E and many other world-class bands) will bring new exciting artistic interpretation to Tarras’s tunes.
Strom will also discuss his new book, Dave Tarras:The King of Klezmer (Or-Tav), a Tarras-family authorized biography. Tarras is considered the most influential klezmer musician of the twentieth century. Even the great be-bop artists Charlie Parker and Miles Davis traveled to the Catskills to study the technique of this complex and compelling virtuoso.… CONTINUE READING >
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus presents a Yiddish Song concert,
Sunday, June 5, 2011
at Peter Norton Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY Benyumin Schaechter, conductor
Tickets A$30/$20. Groups over 10 Discounts available.
Contact: symphonyspace.org or
the culminating centennial event — An evening of music, spoken word poetry, and solidarity in commemoration of the 146 victims will be held in New York City. The event is free but you must have a ticket for admission.
Get your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/164102
You’ll get to hear Metropolitan Klezmer performing klezmer music written about the tragedy, uncovered 100 years later. Spoken word poetry from youthful voices from the New York City area. Clara Lemlich’s historical speech from the very stage where the Uprising of the 20,000 began. Solidarity Forever by the NYC Labor Chorus. Irish folk rock from Larry Kirwan of Black 47. Worker testimonials from Bangladesh, Egypt, and West Virginia.
The event takes place in the evening following the annual memorial commemoration at the site of the fire.… CONTINUE READING >
With ethnomusicologist and bandleader Samuel R. Thomas, Syrian Rabbi Joseph Dweck, and Moroccan Rabbi Gad Bouskila
part of The NEXT New York Conversation
Join Leonard Lopate, ethnomusicologist and bandleader Samuel R. Thomas and voices from within the Brooklyn Sephardic community for Performing Piyyutim: Sephardic Music, Poetry, and Spirituality, an exploration of Sephardic sacred poems through live musical performance and conversation. The event is presented as part of The NEXT New York Conversation series.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
at 7:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
The next event of The Jewish Music Forum 2010-2011 Season will be
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
at Center for Jewish History, New York, NY,
Dr. Ruth Davis will present a lecture
entitled “Robert Lachmann’s Oriental Music Archive in Mandatory Palestine.”
The Jewish Music Forum, now in its seventh season, is a project of
The American Society for Jewish Music, with support from The
American Jewish Historical Society.
Please visit our
website at www.jewishmusicforum.org.
Event details are as follows:
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Acclaimed bass-baritone Mark Glanville and Pianist Alexander Knapp will
give two unusual programs at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space in
February featuring the Yiddish song repertoire. Tickets $25; Members,
Students, Seniors $20; Day of Show $30
On Monday, February 14th at 7:30 PM the duo will perform the United States
premiere of ‘Di Sheyne Milnerin’ (‘Die Schöne Müllerin’) is a specially
devised cycle of songs from the Yiddish repertoire, only the second time a
collection of Yiddish song has been forged into a cycle with a coherent
Time Sunday, February 20 · 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Location Brooklyn School of Music
883 Classon Avenue (Between President and Union Street)
The top 10 Finalists and top 3 Junior Finalists will be performing live in concert in front of 3 judges and a huge crowd to compete for the top spot in A Jewish Star Singing Competition.
Gershon Shapiro will be among the finalists.
Time Sunday, March 27 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location Frederick P. Rose Hall: Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
865 Broadway # 400
New York, NY 10023-7503
Are you a HaZamirnik who can’t wait to grace the Lincoln Center stage? Are you a HaZamir Alum interested in reuniting with friends and singing a set with other Alumni? Are you someone who just can’t get enough of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir?
Join us on this momentous occasion as we celebrate HaZamir’s 18th Anniversary in concert.
Time Tuesday, February 8 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Location Congregation Ansche Chesed
251 West 100th Street
New York, NY
Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violinist
A special Yiddish Dance party at Congregation Ansche Chesed, featuring master dance leader Steve Weintraub with live klezmer by Alicia Svigals’s Klezmer Fiddle Express! Presented by CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Congregation Ansche Chesed and Klezmer By Alicia Svigals. Beginners are welcome! Suggested contribution $5 per adult, $3 per child. With Christina Crowder, accordion; Brian Glassman, bass; and Aaron Alexander, drums.
Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim
Featuring guitarist Eyal Maoz — Two of the most interesting bands join forces in this
special night of music. from Tzadik Records
Monday, December 13 between 8:30 to 10:30 PM.
Cover price: $10
Music genre jazz/world/rock Edom: Where Jazz meets New Wave, and echoes of Joy Division are
counterposed with John Zorn’s Electric Masada, begins the rocking odyssey of
Edom. With Eyal Maoz – guitar; Brian Marsella – keyboards; Shanir
Blumenkranz – bass and Yuval Lion – drums.
November 11–21, 2010
I.L.Peretz poster New Worlds: A Celebration of I.L. Peretz: Di Tsvey Brider (The Two Brothers)
Directed by Matthew ‘Motl’ Didner
Choreography by by Rebecca Warner
Original score and Music Direction by Dmitri Slepovitch
You will also see Rafael Goldwasser’s piece, “A Gilgl Fun A Nign” (The Metamorphosis of a Melody)
Thursday, November 11th 2pm and 8pm
Saturday November 13th at 8pm
Sunday November 14th at 2pm and 6pm
Wednesday November 17th at 2pm and 8pm
Thursday November 18th at 2pm and 8pm
Saturday November 20th at 8pm
Sunday November 21st at 2pm and 6pm
Location: Baruch Performing Arts Center at CUNY’s Baruch College
Address: 55 Lexington Ave. (at East 25th St.)
For tickets, please call 646-312-5073 (box office) or Order Online… CONTINUE READING >
Yiddish Chorus in International Choral Festival!
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor,
are performing next week at
The 5th New York International Choral Festival 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 7:30 PM
at Riverside Church
490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027
For tickets: Tickets@NYIntChoralFest.com
Tickets will be available at the door.
Seating is General Admission.
This concert includes 4 choruses,
each performing for 15 minutes or so,
plus an Orchestra,
culminating in a number sung by all choruses together.
The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus
is the only Jewish – or Yiddish – chorus on the bill.
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS PROVIDED
SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 5, 2011, 4:30 PM
at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway) in New York City,
the JPPC, with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter –
and with guest appearance by Di Shekhter-tekhter –
will be giving their annual gala concert.… CONTINUE READING >
December 4-5, 2010
Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, NYC
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music
Description: Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical
music with the debut of 57 original and contemporary pieces
ranging from jazz, pop, and classical to klezmer and cantorial.
Festival includes “No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul,” a
concert at 8 p.m. on 12/4, and Meet the Composer workshops
and brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on 12/5.
Co-Sponsors: H.L. Miller Cantorial School, JTS; School of Sacred
Music, HUC-HIR; Academy of Jewish Religion
Admission: $20 (concert only); $30 (workshops/brunch); $40
(concert/workshops/brunch). Half price for seniors, students,
and children. Additional $5 per event after 11/30 and at the
Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 3pm
Sweet Plantain String Quartet
St. Marks in the Bowery
131 East 10th Street + 2nd Ave
Suggested donation $10-$12
If you’re in NY…. this is a great way to honor the memory of Daniel Pearl and also hear some great music!
Beethoven Trio #5 in D op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost Trio”
Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81
Samuel Barber “Adagio for Strings”
Sweet Plantain String Quartet
Eddie Venegas, Violin
Yuko Naito-Gotay, Violin
Orlando Wells, Viola
David Gotay, Cello
The Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center presents:
Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale
Benjamin Gruder, Conductor
Sunday, June 13, at 8:00 pm
Merkin Concert Hall http://kaufman-center.org/
129 West 67th Street, New York
With a repertoire spanning continents and centuries, featured composers
include: Giuseppe Verdi, Salomone Rossi, Yehezkel Braun, Zavel Zilberts and
Tickets: $24 preferred seating, $21 general admission, $17 students/seniors
Merkin Hall www.merkinconcerthall.org
On Thursday, April 22 at 8 PM, the Musicians of Lenox
Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo-Kyung Park, will perform “Chamber Music –
New York Style” at Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th Street, New
York City The program includes Three American Piecesfor flute and piano by Lukas
Foss, Gershwin’s Embraceable You and I’ve Got Rhythm arranged for solo piano by Earl
Wilde, Dvořák’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in Eb Major, B 162, Op.87 and Luminaria for
violin and harp by Kenji Bunch, who has been called “a composer to watch” by the New
York Times and is quickly emerging as one of the most prominent American composers
of his generation.
New York Concert Review hailed the Musicians of Lenox Hill as “exemplary throughout”
and “extremely impressive, technically and musically”.… CONTINUE READING >
We invite you to join us at our next Jewish Music Forum event, which will
be held on March 5, 2010, at Center for Jewish History. Prof. Mark Slobin of
Wesleyan University and Dr. Mark Kligman of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion will present a lecture entitled “Sacred and Secular Music
Texts in Modern Times.” We wish to extend a special thank you to our
co-sponsors for this event, the Working Group on the Jewish Book at Center for
Jewish History. The entire 2009-2010 Jewish Music Forum is a project of the
American Society for Jewish Music, an affiliate of the the American Jewish
Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History.
Jewish Museum: Dec 25 Klezmer Special on Friday, December 25 at
Eve says, “Metropolitan Klezmer plays that special day next week in NYC:
Friday 12/25 at The Jewish Museum.
Very special guests too.
Kids FREE, 12:30pm & 2pm sets… Santa Klez is coming uptown!
Event: Jewish Museum: Dec 25 Klezmer Special
“Santa Klez is coming uptown!”
Start Time: Friday, December 25 at 12:30pm
Where: The Jewish Museum (on 92nd St) NYC
If you’ll be in the New York City area on December 24, you will enjoy this evening of Jewish music. Matthew Lazar will conduct the Zamir Chorale in its
Annual Winter Concert
at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W. 67th Street) NYC,
at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Cantor Jacob Ben-Zion Mendelson as guest soloist, the program will include a wide range of gems from the Jewish choral repertoire, from (post-) Hanukkah favorites to Paul Ben-Haim’s impressive “Roni Akara” to Maurice Goldman’s “Strange Happenings” (aka Avremele Melamed) and Moishe Oysher’s “Chad Gadya.”
Avi Fox-Rosen’s HANUKAH SPECTACULAR!
9pm – Benjy Fox-Rosen Band (yiddish art song, klez, pez)
10pm – Special Hanuka Lamp Screwing Ceremony led by Avi
10:15pm – Yiddish Princess (rock in yiddish)
11:15 – Breslov Bar Band
Celebrate the Miracle of Successfully Resisting Cultural Hegemony!
“But, how?” you ask.
Easy Peasy!!! By going to hear your three favorite bands playing perverse derivatives of Jewish music. And screwing the 5th bulb into Avi Fox-Rosen’s Electric Hanuka Lamp.
700 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009-5309
(212) 777-0869 www.banjojims.com
Come join the West Side Jewish Center for our annual Chanukah Concert!
Congregation Beth Israel West Side Jewish Center
Featuring: Pey Dalid!
Wednesday, December 16th @ 7 PM
West Side Jewish Center
347 West 34th St. (Between 8 & 9 Ave.)
New York, NY
Please call the office for reservations: 212-502-5291