Winter Jewish Music Concert presents Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Winter Jewish Music Concert presents its first solo concert
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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. But
just as compelling is his talent. As one critic commented, “The first time I played
a recording of Anthony Russell singing a Yiddish song, it was as if thunder rolled
through the house. His rich bass voice wraps itself around a song and makes it
rattle the windows.”

Mr. Russell has performed Yiddish song in New York, Boston, Toronto, and Northern
California, where he makes his home. This will be his first performance in the
Southeast United States.

Mr. Russell will be accompanied by Alan Mason
( , the Music Director of the Winter Jewish
Music Concert.

Tickets on sale for solo concert

Tickets for the Winter Jewish Music Concert’s presentation of Anthony Mordechai Tzvi
Russell are now on sale. General admission is $18, and sponsor tickets are $36.
Tickets may be purchased online ( or by
calling 1-800-838-3006.

** Read about Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell:
Interview in the forward
Profile on Huffington Post:
Anthony Russell’s web site .:
Who is Anthony Russell?:
Hailed as “The Paul Robeson of the Yiddish Song,” Anthony Russell has sung with
various opera companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and the New York Metro area
over the past ten years. He made his professional début with the San Francisco Opera
Company in the world premiere of Philip Glass’s opera Appomattox. Recently, Anthony
has devoted himself to performing the Yiddish art song repertoire of the Ukranian
operatic bass Sidor Belarsky (1898-1975), most recently performing at the Ashkenaz
Festival in Toronto, North America’s largest international Jewish music festival. He
resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his partner of five years, Rabbi Michael


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