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Long-lost Mendelssohn Piece will bePerformed in Austin

Felix Mendelssohn photo credit Duke University Mendelssohn is have a good year in 2009. Last month in New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage held concerts of some “new” Mendelssohn works… newly rehearsed after some 100 years. This Saturday Feb 21, 2009, the Austin Civic Orchestra will perform “Fantasy and Variations for Two Pianos and Orchestra on the Gypsy March from Weber’s ‘Preziosa’ ” by Felix Mendelssohn. This will be the first time this piece has been heard since 1833. The manuscript piece, never published, and first performed by Ignaz Moscheles and Felix Mendelssohn was set aside and later owned by Anton Rubinstein. After he donated it, it was lost in the archive of the St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia for over a hundred years. Southwestern University professor J. Michael Cooper and Jonathan Bellman of the University of Northern Colorado, have painstakingly reconstructed the work.…

Beth Schafer in Beaumont, TX

Beth Schafer will be leading two events in Beaumont, TX the second week in February.
Friday, Feb 13 2009
8:00 PM Service with Beth Schafer trio!
Age Limit: All ages Tickets: FREE

Sat Feb 14 2009
7:00 PM
Concert with Beth Schafer Trio!
held at:
Temple Emanuel
1120 Broadway St Beaumont, TX 77701
for more info: Phone: (409) 832-6131


Albuquerque’s annual Klezmer music and dance festival celebrates its sixth year over
Presidents’ Day weekend.

The Southwest’s annual celebration
of Klezmer music and dance, KLEZMERQUERQUE 2008, will present a weekend of concerts,
dance parties, classes, and a lunch with music featuring world-renowned klezmer
artists as well as many local artists. The annual event will take place from
February 15-17 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Albuquerque’s
Congregation Nahalat Shalom which is located on 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW (between
Candelaria & Griegos).

KLEZMERQUERQUE 2008 welcomes back by popular demand the klezmer dance master from
Chicago- Steve Weintraub, who teaches and performs klezmer and East European Jewish
dance at workshops around the world. Steve will perform on Friday and Saturday
evenings in addition to teaching two dance workshops on Saturday and one on Sunday.…

Rebbe’s Orkestra in Albuquerque, NM

The Rebbe’s Orkestra presents an evening of Klezmer, Mediterranean, East European
and Middle Eastern music for a concert and dance party at Winning Coffee in
Saturday, June 16th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.
Winning Coffee,
111 Harvard Dr. SE (south of Central Ave. near UNM),
Albuquerque, NM, 505-266-0000.
Admission is $5.00 at the door: 12 and under are free.

To learn all about the concert and the musicians, keep reading here…

New Mexico’s Congregation Has Soaring Heart

Albuquerque New Mexico’s Congregation Nahalat Shalom presents Rabbi David Zaslow and
Rabbi Shefa Gold in “Soaring Souls/New Mexico’s Congregation A Weekend of Prayer and Song.”

Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Friday evening, April 6th through
Saturday evening, April 7th Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque New Mexico
will present Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Shefa Gold in a weekend of prayer and
song. The event will open on Friday evening, April 6th with a Kabbalat Shabbat
service. On Saturday, April 7th there are 3 events: A Shabbat Service starting at
10AM, a study session at 2PM and at 7PM there will be Havdallah and a family concert
with music, poetry and storytelling. All events are free and open to everyone and
will take place at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, which is located at 3606 Rio Grande

Houston Yiddish Vinkl Concert

HOUSTON, March 20
The Yiddish Vinkel will present a Yiddish concert and sing-along led by Israel
Ghelman on March 20th at 8 P.M. at the Jewish Community Center. Mr. Ghelman, born in Argentina, is a professional singer and guitar player who has presented music programs throughout the United States as well as in Latin
America. His style, as singer and teacher, confers a special atmosphere to his performance that captivates all the audiences. We invite all interested members of the community to join Vinkel members for this program which is free of charge. For more information call Susan at 713-772-3036.


A Southwestern celebration of Klezmer music and dance into the 21st century: a weekend of concerts, dance parties, and classes featuring the music and dance of the Eastern European Jewish People.
FEBRUARY 18th through FEBRUARY 20th, 2005 (President’s day weekend).
Presented by Congregation Nahalat Shalom (Inheritance of Peace congregation) – a non-profit, tax-exempt organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. For details….

Gala Evening of Song and Grand Opera

A benefit performance for the Historic Stone Avenue Temple at the Leo Rich Theatre
260 South Church Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Wednesday Evening, 7pm, December 22, 2004
Cantor Marie Betcher, DCantor avid Montefiore, tenor, and Robert Paul Abelson, baritone formerly of the New York City Opera, with Alexander Tentser at the piano, singing an evening of opera and song of Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini and Mozart, and Bellni. Info at www.davidmontefiore.com. Tickets can be purchased at the Tuscon Convention Center Box Office.

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp

June 28-July 2, 2004
Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the lush 300+ acre
campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features
Veretski Pass, including tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz,
fiddler Cookie Segelstein, and Stu Brotman on bass. This year we are
offering optional afternoon classes including 2 sessions of Yiddish
dance, a lecture and slide show on 18th and 19th C. Yiddish life,
and a film screening and discussion. You can also hike on our
private wilderness tract and on the many acres of public land
nearby. Or you may want to explore the cultural resources of the
Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. More info….