Winter Jewish Music Concert presents Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Winter Jewish Music Concert presents its first solo concert
For details: http://www.jewishconcert.org

For five years the Winter Jewish Music Concert has presented large-scale concerts of
Jewish music, with twenty or more singers at each concert.

On Sunday, June 9th, at 4:00 p.m., we will for the first time present a concert
featuring only one singer. The performer at this very special event will be Anthony
Mordechai Tzvi Russell
, who over the past year has gained attention as the new voice
of Yiddish song. He will be singing from the songbook of Sidor Belarsky, one of the
20th Century’s greatest singers of Jewish song.

Mr. Russell’s personal story is compelling. He is a classically-trained
African-American singer who converted to Judaism and whose partner is a rabbi.…

Winter Jewish Music Concert 2013 in January

Don’t miss Jewish music from around the world: Yiddish, Cantorial, Ladino, Israeli, folk, pop, classical, jazz, tango and beat box (and magic too) in Miami, Florida.

Performed in the glorious 1926 Bertha Abess Sanctuary at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, the oldest Jewish sanctuary in continuous use in Florida. Located at 7 N13.E. 19th Street, the Temple is in Miami’s vibrant urban center, five blocks north from the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, and near the Wynwood Arts District, Midtown, and the Design District.

Tickets for the 2013 Winter Jewish Music Concert are now on sale.

The concert, with a huge cast of cantors and performers, will be Saturday evening, January 19th. Tickets are $18 per person (plus
service charge), and can be purchased online (http://www.jewishconcert.org/tickets/)
or by calling 1-800-838-3006.…

Tel Aviv-Based VEGA Launches Electronic Music Initiative

Art Basel to Host Launch of Tel Aviv EDM Label
12/06/2012, Thursday
Miami Beach, FL
Art Basel, 151 NE 41st Street
Show: 6:00 pm
F r e e Admission.

As Israel and Gaza (hopefully) conclude their most recent conflict, a new music project seeks to unite the region on the dancefloor. They believe music is the best weapon against rockets and air strikes.

From the premier international modern and contemporary art show, Art Basel, a new music and art label will be born. The label, VEGA, will be based in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel. The musical focus will be on EDM and will be as ethnically and spiritually diverse as Jaffa itself, one of the most consistently peaceful places for Jews, Christians, and Muslims to live and create together.…

Judith Shatin

Judith Shatin’s Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
will be performed
by pianist Mary Kathleen Ernst
on 4/29/12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Roberts Music Center
4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
on the Eckerd College Recital Series
on 5/06/12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
in conjunction with the Judy Chicago Exhibition in Sacramento, CA.

Mary Kathleen Ernst website: www.marykathleenernst.com
My website: www.judithshatin.com

Program notes:

Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi was inspired by the folk song
Eliahu HaNavi (Elijah the Prophet), often sung during the closing
service of the Jewish Sabbath. The letters of Chai, which means
life or living in Hebrew, symbolically stand for the number 18;
hence, 18 variations. I decided to give the performer a choice
regarding the ordering of the variations as a reflection of my
sense of performance as a collaboration between performer and
composer (and, for that matter, listener).…

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer Music

World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for
Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra
in Wilmington and Brevard, NC, and
Columbia, SC

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




Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote Tradition & Transformation

Jack Mendelson panel
Kultur Festival 2009: Keynote Tradition & Transformation, 1 Mar 2009
FAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Keynote Address
“Tradition and Transformation” Rabbi Irwin Kula
Sunday March 1, 2009 @ 1 p.m.
Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center (FAU)
Tickets $5

Klezmer in Charlottesville, VA

internationally acclaimed clarinetist Joel Rubin and tsimbalist
Pete Rushefsky will be offering a rare evening of klezmer and hasidic duets
Tues., Jan. 29, 2008, 7:00 pm, at the Gravity Lounge in Charlottesville.

The duo will perform Eastern European Jewish instrumental klezmer music and
hasidic nigunim (religious melodies of spiritual elevation), including
material from Midnight Prayer, recorded in Budapest with the 8-piece
international Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble for the New York label,
Traditional Crossroads (2007), the forthcoming Nign of Reb Mendel
Futterfass, and other projects.

For more information, see http://www.gravity-lounge.com/

Ocala Cantorial Concert: Israel at 60 Melodies of Milk & Honey

The Fourth Annual Cantorial Concert is being held in Ocala, Florida.
This year’s exciting theme, “Israel at 60:
Melodies of Milk & Honey,” is part of a world-wide, year long celebration of
Israel’s 60th birthday. Presented by Temple Beth Shalom and starring
Cantor/Rabbi Samuel Dov Berman, this community wide concert will be held at
4:00 pm on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 NE
Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.

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This unforgettable musical event to benefit the programs and activities of
Temple Beth Shalom, will highlight 60 years of Israel’s musical gems.
Featured performers include guest cantors & cantorial vocalists, Cantor
Harold Orbach
of Detroit, Cantor Deborah Jacobson and Joy Katzen-Guthrie,
both of Palm Harbor, Dale Berman of Ocala and Steve Berman of Los Vegas and
more special guests.…

John Zorn and the Future of Jewish Music Lecture

The Judaica Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University’s S.E. Wimberly
Library on the Boca Raton campus, invites you to join librarian Daniel
, who will present a lecture titled “John Zorn and the Future of
Jewish Music,” on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 from 7 to 8 p.m.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 2007, from 7 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Paul C. Wimbish Wing of the S.E. Wimberly Library
Mildred & Abner Levine and Ruth & Saul Weinberger Jewish Life Center
Hillel Golden Pavilion
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

COST:*Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Judaica Sound Archives at FAU Libraries at 561-297-0080

World Premiere of Symphony 1 by Meira Warshauer in South Carolina

World Premiere Performance of Meira Warshauer Symphony No. 1 Living,
Breathing Earth
by South Carolina Philharmonic on March 24

The World Premiere performance of Meira Warshauer’s Symphony No. 1 –
“Living, Breathing Earth”
will be given by the South Carolina
Philharmonic, Nicholas Smith, Music Director, at 7 PM on Saturday, March
24, 2007 as part of their Master Series 7 concert at the Koger Center
for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street in Columbia, South Carolina.

Tickets for the March 24 concert are $40, $32, $23, $16 and $13. For
tickets and more concert information, please call the South Carolina
Philharmonic box office at 803-254-7445 or visit them online at

Meira Warshauer Symphony No. 1 World Premiere

World Premiere Performance of Meira Warshauer Symphony No. 1 Living,
Breathing Earth
by Western Piedmont Symphony of North Carolina was a great
success. The two other orchestras who helped commission the work will have first performances in March and April.
The Symphony was commissioned by the Western Piedmont Symphony, the
South Carolina Philharmonic (their Premiere performance will be on March
24 – http://scphilharmonic.com/) and the Dayton Philharmonic (their
Premiere performances will be given on April 26 and 28 –

You can find much more about Meira Warshauer at

Inaugural New Orleans International Jewish Music Festival

April 1 and April 2. Mark those dates on your calendars. Maybe even book a flight to New Orleans to attend the event! Out of towner tickets are only $50 for the entire two days. The first ever New Orleans International Jewish Music Festival is happening in only a few short weeks. And it’s going to be a great line up: Neshama Carlebach, Rebbe Soul, Moshav Band, Sam Glasser, The New Orlenas Klezmer All Stars and much more. To learn all about it, read this flyer: http://www.hiddurmitzvah.org/neworleans/media/pressrelease.pdf
Come support the Jewish community of New Orleans and at the same time bring some great music back to the city.

Varshavsky-Shapiro Piano Duo win Second Place in Miami

Israelis Stanislava Varshavsky and Diana Shapiro won Second place in Dec, 2005, at the 10th Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, held in Miami, Florida. Competing against the top piano duos in the world, the Israelis finished second with the pianists from Japan, Kuni Seo and Shin-ichiro Kato finishing first place Gold Medal. The Murray Dranoff Foundation was created in 1987 by Loretta Dranoff as a tribute to her late husband with whom she performed as an internationally recognized two piano team. The second prize, the Silver Medal comes with a $15,000 award. Another Israeli, Michael Tsalka from Tel Aviv finished 9th place with partner Katarzyna Marzec-Salwinski from Krakow, Poland.

Varshavski and Shapiro started playing together as a duo in 1998. In 2004 they won The Grand Prize at the 15th Piano Competition in Rome for duo piano and 1st prize for piano four hands.…

Duo 46 at Florida State University

Guitarist Matt Gould and violinist Beth Ilana Schneider, Duo 46 will be part of the annual Festival “7 Days of Opening Nights” at Florida State University Feb. 21-24. Highlights for this concert include the U.S. premieres of Jorge Liderman’s Aires de Sefarad, a work comprised of 46 variations for violina nd guitar based on Sephardic music Spain, and Makam, a work influenced by traditional Turkish music by Karl Korte.
The concert will take place at the Opperman Music Hall at Florida State University, Feb. 23 at 8pm. For information call 850-644-4774 or visit FSU at www.music.fsu.edu. For information about the artists and composers, vist Duo46 www.duo46.com

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Sunday, May 2 3pm Jewish Center of Jackson Heights, 37-06 77th St. Jackson Heights, NY 718-429-1150

Thursday, May 6 Benefit concert for The Dwelling Place, Homeless shelter in Norfolk VA with Tim O’Brien. www.thedwellingplaceva.org

Friday, May 7 The Prism Coffehouse, 214 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 97-PRISM www.theprism.org

Saturday, May 15 8 pm The Arden Club, 2126 The Highway, Arden, DE. Tickets and information: (302) 475-3126 www.ardenclub.com/concerts.htm

Sunday, May 30 6 & 7:30pm Satalla, 37 West 26th St. (6th/Broadway)NYC, 212.576.1155 www.Satalla.com

The Alexandria Kleztet – Pikesville, MD

On Saturday, September 13, will be playing as part of the inaugural “Arts in the Park” festival in the Sudbrook Park neighborhood of Pikesville, MD. The festival, which will feature live music, arts, and crafts, will take place at the Sudbrook Stream Valley Park. It’s free. Concert goers are encouraged to bring some chairs or blankets and make a day of it. The group will be playing from 3 until 4 pm. The Kelly Bell Band will be headlining at 5 pm. For more information, visit www.sudbrookpark.org.