February 24, 2011

About Jack Gottlieb

To know more about Jack Gottlieb, please see The Jewish Music WebCenter's special exhibit on the life and works of Jack Gottlieb from 2006: http://www.jmwc.org/ASJM/2006ListofWorksbyJackGottlieb.html
JMWC Biographical Sketch of Jack Gottlieb
http://www.jmwc.org/ASJM/briefbioJackGottlieb.html
Posted by jmwc at 02:34 PM

Jack Gottlieb z"l

The American Society for Jewish Music sends out this sad announcement about the passing of Jack Gottlieb.
Dear Members and Friends:
It is with sadness that I share with you the news of Jack Gottlieb's passing.

A prolific composer, especially of sacred songs and choral music for the synagogue, Jack worked actively on behalf of Jewish music and served as President of the ASJM for a number of years. Also a scholar and noted author, his acclaimed books, Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood, and, most recently, his memoire Working with Bernstein, about his years as assistant to Leonard Bernstein, received rave reviews. A biography of Jack Gottlieb's distinguished career is appended below.

As Jack wished for no public funeral, those in the New York area wishing to mark his passing are invited to attend the services at Congregation Emanu-El on March 11 and 12, 2011, which will be devoted to his music. At the Friday evening service on March 11th the sermon that Jack had been asked to deliver on Jewish music will be read. There are plans for a memorial concert marking his first yarhzeit.
May his memory be a blessing.
Michael Leavitt
President

Jack Gottlieb, born October 12, 1930, New Rochelle, NY, and lived in New York City. Gottlieb received his BA from Queens College, NY, an MFA from Brandeis University and a DMA from the University of Illinois. Synagogue composer Max Helfman, his first mentor, was the one to inspire him to write sacred music. Dr. Gottlieb also studied with Aaron Copland and Boris Blacher at the Berkshire Music Center. From 1958 to 1966, he was Leonard Bernstein’s assistant at the New York Philharmonic. In 1967 his sacred service, Love Songs for Sabbath, was given at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, probably the first time a full-length synagogue service was ever heard under Catholic auspices (excerpts recorded on Naxos 8.599433 with six other choral works). From 1973-77 he was the first full-time professor of music at the School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College. In 1977 he joined the [now called] Leonard Bernstein Office, Inc., as publications director, and currently served as consultant for the Bernstein estate.

He had just been named by the New York Philharmonic as the Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence for the 2010-2011 season. Among artists who have performed his works are Bernstein, members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; singers Jennie Tourel, Adele Addison, Lee Venora and John Reardon; the Gregg Smith Singers, and many other choral groups; and actresses Tovah Feldshuh and Felicia Montealegre. He is past president of the American Society for Jewish Music and had received numerous awards, most recently from the Zamir Choral Foundation “in recognition of his lifetime contributions to Jewish music.” Among these compositions is his Songs of Godlove, a two-volume set of 51 solos and duets (Transcontinental Music).

Some of his secular works are inspired by iconic movies. Among them are Downtown Blues for Uptown Halls, songs; The Silent Flickers, for 4-hand piano; Rick’s Place, piano trio; Three Frankenstein Portraits for a cappella chorus; and an opera, The Listener’s Guide to Old-Time Movies. His books, both critically acclaimed, are the recent Working with Bernstein, a memoir (Amadeus Press, 2010), and Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood (Library of Congress and SUNY Press, 2004) received rave reviews nationwide. For more information, visit www.jackgottlieb.com
Posted by jmwc at 02:27 PM

'Mishenichnas Adar Marbim Besimchah'

Thursday February 24 2011 at 8:30pm
performing upstairs in the Main Sanctuary at
Congregation Bnai Jacob
401 9th Street (Between 5th and 6th Ave.)
Park Slope Brooklyn, NY
'Nachnu Ma Little Big Band'
Elie Massias - Guitars/Vocals
Sam Thomas - Saxophones
Marcus Rubenstein - Trumpet
Charles Sibirsky - Fender Rhodes
Dan Schuman - Upright Bass
Robert Weiss - Drums

Cover $8 includes Beer and Bourekas
Posted by jmwc at 02:13 PM

"Purim in Song"

"Purim in Song" - Lecture given in Hebrew by Batya Fonda
Felicia Blumenthal Music Library,
26 Bialik St.,
Tel Aviv
Sunday, 13th March, 2011:
11:00 - 12:30
See website for more information:
http://www.jewishfolksongs.com/en/purim
Posted by jmwc at 01:58 PM

Ashkenaz presents in their debut Toronto show

YEMEN BLUES featuring Ravid Kahalani (of The Idan Raichel Project)
Sat, Feb 26- doors @ 8:30pm, show starting @ 9
The Mod Club, 722 College St
$25 for advance tickets, $30 at the door: book online at
http://www.facebook.com/l/75e22MYs1pJaZIgUrzL1H5FyzUQ/www.ashkenazfestival.com/ongoing-events/buy-tickets/

**Student price of $15 available at door on presentation of valid student ID**
Posted by jmwc at 01:52 PM

February 15, 2011

Portrait of Fanny Mendelssohn at The Jewish Museum

A recent acquisition to The Jewish Museum, Portrait of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, 1842, by 19th century German artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, has been added to the "Modernity" section of Culture and Continuity. The subject of this portrait was the sister of famous composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, a talented composer and musician in her own right. Fanny Hensel was the wife of a fellow painter, Wilhelm Hensel, whom Oppenheim met in Rome with the Nazarenes.

GENERAL INFORMATION
To reach the Museum's offices, call: 212.423.3200.
website: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
NY, NY 10128
for Directions: http://www.thejewishmuseum.org/Visit

Oppenheim, widely recognized as a portraitist, is known as the first Jewish artist to have benefited from the Emancipation, when new civil rights permitted Jews entry into academies of art for the first time in Europe. Extensively patronized by the Frankfurt branch of the Rothschild family, Oppenheim characterized himself (immodestly) as "a painter to the Rothschilds and the Rothschild of painters."

Comprised of close to 800 works, this vibrant, two-floor exhibition examines the Jewish experience as it has evolved from antiquity to the present over 4,000 years. Visitors to the 4th floor see the Ancient World galleries, featuring archaeological objects representing Jewish life in Israel and the Mediterranean region from 1200 BCE to 640 CE, and a dazzling installation of selections from the Museum's renowned collection of Hanukkah lamps. On the 3rd floor alone close to 400 works from the 16th century to the present are on view in this dramatic and evocative experience. Other highlights of Culture and Continuity include: a pair of silver Torah finials from Breslau, Germany (1792-93) reunited at The Jewish Museum after sixty years of separation; paintings by such artists as Marc Chagall, Max Weber, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, Isidor Kaufmann, Morris Louis, and Ken Aptekar; prints by El Lissitzky; sculpture by Elie Nadelman, and George Segal's monumental sculpture, The Holocaust, 1982. A display of 38 Torah ornaments allows the viewer to compare artistic styles from different parts of the world. It features lavishly decorated Torah crowns, pointers, finials and shields from Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Ottoman Empire (Greece and Turkey), Georgia (of the former Soviet Union), Morocco, Israel, Italy, early 20th century Palestine, Persia, Poland, Russia, Tunisia, the United States, and Yemen.

A suite of classic post-World War II works originally designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and the prominent Abstract Expressionist sculptor Ibram Lassaw for Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel in Port Chester, New York, is also on view in Culture and Continuity. Included are sections of a large wall sculpture/bimah screen, the eternal lamp, the Torah ark, and two of the four bimah chairs. Television excerpts from the Museum's National Jewish Archive of Broadcasting are also included. The entire exhibition is accompanied by a series of thematic, random access audio guides using MP3 technology, including a Director's Highlights Tour with The Jewish Museum's Director Joan Rosenbaum and WNYC Radio's Brian Lehrer.

Posted by jmwc at 03:37 PM

Open Mic Night in Jerusalem

Sunday, February 20 · 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location Har Nof
Ruzhin 35 (Nisim 1) Apartment 20 (7th floor)
Jerusalem, Israel

More Info The long awaited return of the J'Town Jam has finally come! Kol Meodecha is hosting an open mic night and we can't wait to hear what you've got!

Admission:20NIS
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Get there early to get the slot you want!

directions:
take any bus to Har Nof (15, 60, 2, 33) or take a bus to the masof (74, 75, 67, 29) and transfer to the 15, 60, 2, or 33. Ask the bus driver for the first stop on Chai Taib. Cross the street and go back a bit and up a set of stairs that lead you to a path. Follow the path to the end and you'll reach the building. There is a sign that says רוז'ין 35/ ניסים 1 go inside and take the elevator to the 7th floor and there will be a sign on the door. Come on in, pay the piper, and sign up to perform!

Posted by jmwc at 03:13 PM

Let My People Sing

Online Poster and website for AshkeNafard
March 11-12 2011
at Temple Sinai,
24 hours of music, dance and art featuring over 20 artists from around the world.
All events take place at
Sinai Temple
10400 Wilshire Blvd LA CA 90049

Posted by jmwc at 03:05 PM

Kay Shelemay wins Jaap Kunst Prize

An article written by Dr. Kay Kaufman Shelemay won the Jaap Kunst Prize of the Society for Ethnomusicology, which is given to: "The most significant article published by a member of the Society for Ethnomusicology in the previous year." The title of this article is "The Power of Silent Voices: Women in the Syrian Jewish Musical Tradition." It is published in a volume in the SOAS Musicology Series, edited by Laudan Nooshin, titled Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, 2009.

Dr. Shelemay is the G. Gordon Watts Professor of Music, a Professor of African and African American Studies and Ethnomusicology at Harvard University . She is a member of the Editorial Board of Musica Judaica and was the inaugural speaker for the first session of the Jewish Music Forum in 2004. According to the Harvard University site, Dr. Shelemay earned her degrees:
"B.M. (1970), M.A. (1972), and Ph.D. (1977), University of Michigan. She taught at Columbia University (1977-1982), New York University (1982-1990), and Wesleyan University (1990-1992), before joining the Harvard faculty in 1992. At Harvard, Shelemay has served as Chair of the Department of Music (1994-1999; acting chair, spring 2002; chair, spring 2005) and is active in interdisciplinary studies across several domains. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Academy for Jewish Research, she is a Past President of the Society for Ethnomusicology. A Congressional appointee to the Board of Trustees of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress since 2000, she was Chair of that Board from 2002-2004. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute. Shelemay was named the Chair in Modern Culture at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress during August and September, 2007 and June, 2008."

In addition to longtime interests in musical ethnography and music and memory, Shelemay's current research is on Ethiopian music and musicians in their North American diaspora. Her monograph Music, Ritual, and Falasha History (1986, 1989) won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award and the Prize of the International Musicological Society. In addition to the seven-volume collection Garland Readings in Ethnomusicology (1990) and A Song of Longing. An Ethiopian Journey (1991), Shelemay edited the three-volume Ethiopian Christian Liturgical Chant. An Anthology (1994, 1995, 1997, with Peter Jeffery). Other recent publications include Let Jasmine Rain Down. Song and Remembrance Among Syrian Jews (1998, finalist for the National Jewish Book Award) and Soundscapes. Exploring Music in a Changing World (2001, second edition 2006). She has co-edited Pain and Its Transformations. The Interface of Biology and Culture (with Sarah Coakley), published by Harvard University Press in 2007. Shelemay received an Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Columbia University School of General Studies in 1982, and in 2006 at Harvard, the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize and the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Prize.

Posted by jmwc at 02:49 PM

Join London Klezmer Orchestra Practice

Monday 21 Feburary 2011
6.30-8pm
London Klezmer Orchestra
One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS
(Corner of Judd Street, off the Euston Road directly opposite St Pancras/British Library)

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practice repertoire and arrange music in a relaxed environment. All instruments and levels welcome.
Session £5

Future dates: March 7 & 21
Friday 25 Feburary Evening
Hampshire Hopkele
Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Nr Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1BQ

Guy Schalom leads a hop with the London Klezmer Quartet. For more details email klezmer@hotmail.co.uk

Posted by jmwc at 02:42 PM

London Klezmer Quartet album launch

Thursday 17 February 2011
8pm
London Klezmer Quartet album launch
Green Note, 107 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN

Join the band and special guests for a celebration of klezmer.

Hear tracks and buy the new LKQ CD from http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/
Tickets £10 on the door, or available in advance. Book via http://www.greennote.co.uk/

Posted by jmwc at 02:37 PM

JMF Presents "Robert Lachmann's Oriental Music Archive in Mandatory Palestine"

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
4:00 P.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011
Chapel

All events are FREE and open to the public.
"Robert Lachmann's Oriental Music Archive in Mandatory Palestine" Dr. Ruth Davis, Institute of Sacred Music Fellow in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts, Yale University, 2010-11.

"Robert Lachmann's Oriental Music Archive in Mandatory Palestine" In 1935, the German Jewish ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann arrived in Jerusalem to establish an Archive of Oriental Music in the newly founded Hebrew University. Over the following three years he made nearly 1000 recordings on metal disc documenting sacred and secular musical traditions of the various 'oriental' communities (including Samaritans, Jews, Christians and Muslims) living in and around the city. In strife-ridden 1930s Palestine, the inclusiveness of Lachmann's vision appealed to the pacifistic stance of the University's Chancellor, the Californian-born Rabbi Judah L. Magnes who, like several other prominent members of the University, promoted the ideology of Cultural Zionism, which derived its core values from Jewish ethical teachings. Adopting a complementary rhetoric, Lachmann insisted that his work could help promote better understanding between Europeans and their 'Oriental neighbors' and between Jews and Arabs. In this respect, his work foreshadows present day attempts, in the Middle East and elsewhere, to foster intercultural understanding through music.

Among Lachmann's numerous outreach activities was a series of twelve radio programs entitled 'Oriental Music', broadcast by the Palestine Broadcasting Service between 1936 and 1937. The programs were illustrated by live performances by local musicians and singers simultaneously recorded onto metal disc. In this presentation I consider how the theoretical premises underlying Lachmann's research, rooted in the traditions of comparative musicology, complemented his ideological stance. I will illustrate my talk with examples of the digitally restored music recordings.

Ruth Davis publishes, teaches and broadcasts on the music of North Africa, the Middle East and the wider Mediterranean with principle research areas in mainland Tunisia, the island of Jerba, Israel and Mandatory Palestine. She studied piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music and took a BMus degree at King's College London, followed by graduate studies in Ethnomusicology at the University of Amsterdam and in Music and Middle Eastern Studies at Princeton University where she received her PhD in 1986. Her book Ma'luf: Reflections on the Arab Andalusian music of Tunisia was published by the Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD) in 2004. Her recent publications include 'Ethnomusicology and Political Ideology in Mandatory Palestine: Robert Lachmann's "Oriental Music" Projects', Music and Politics 4, 2 (2010); 'Time, Place and Memory: Music for a North African Jewish Pilgrimage' in E. Levi and F. Scheding eds., Music and (Dis)placement, Scarecrow Press (2010); and 'Jews, Women, and the Power to be Heard: Charting the Early Tunisian Ughniyya to the Present Day', in L. Nooshin, ed., Music and the Play of Power in North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia, Ashgate (2009). In 2010 she was a Rockefeller Foundation scholar in residence at the Bellagio Center, Italy, and she is spending the 2010-11 academic year as a Fellow of the Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University, where she is working on the project 'Music at the Mediterranean Crossroads of the Abrahamic Faiths'. She is Senior Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Fellow and Director of Studies in Music at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge.

The Jewish Music Forum is an organization devoted to the study of music in Jewish life in all of its historical and contemporary diversity. Founded in the fall of 2004 under the auspices of the American Society for Jewish Music, with the support of the American Jewish Historical Society and the Center for Jewish History, the Jewish Music Forum seeks to provide a thriving habitat for interdisciplinary dialogue and scholarly exchange in the growing academic field of Jewish musical studies as well as a critical intellectual resource for specialists across a spectrum that includes cantors, composers, performers, students, educators, artistic directors, journalists, and others from the fields of musicology, anthropology, literature, Jewish studies, and American studies. By linking together members of these communities, the Forum serves as an academic professional network and intellectual resource for all who are interested in the role of music in Jewish life.

Posted by jmwc at 02:07 PM

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu New Website

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu (MLAT) has a new website: www.mlat.org with lots of photos, audios and videos, upcoming concerts as well as special offers for ordering their CD "Alma, Vida, Coraçón"*
Posted by jmwc at 12:44 PM

February 14, 2011

Boston Jewish Music Festival

It's quite a lineup. Boston's From March 6-20, 2011, the Boston Jewish Music Festival. Visit the website for complete lineup information, with dates, times and prices, including the hot new "Yemen Blues."http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events-tickets/

Full website, with blog, artist pics and links, and event listings: http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/

# Divine Sparks – where traditional hazzanut meets contemporary improvisation with Frank London, Yaakov Lemmer, Aaron Bensoussan, and Boston’s own Gastón Bogomolni, Jessica Kate Meyer, and Elias Rosemberg.

# The New England Premiere of Ravid Kahalani and Yemen Blues, the incredible new world music ensemble from the former lead singer of The Idan Raichel Project.

# Sing Songs of Shabbat with your choice of 4 unique Friday night musical services at synagogues across Greater Boston.

# A very special family concert featuring Maurice Sendak’s adaptation of Peter and the Wolf, called Pincus and the Pig.

Posted by jmwc at 09:53 PM

A Celebration of the Works of Leonard Bernstein

Totally Bernstein LogoSunday March 13, 2011 at 2 pm
Sanders Theatre
Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Part of the Jewish Music Festival of Boston
Featuring
Chichester Psalms
Choruses from The Lark
Selected works from MASS and Candide

Tickets on sale now at the Sanders Box Office
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Posted by jmwc at 09:41 PM

February 11, 2011

Yiddish Repertoire Featured in Two Unusual Recitals at Symphony Space:

“Di Sheyne Milnerin” (Feb. 14th) and “A Yiddish Winterreise” (Feb. 16th)

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 dramatic trajectory.

Monday, February 14th, 7.30 p.m.
“Di Sheyne Milnerin (A Yiddish “Die Schöne Müllerin”)
USA Première
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway New York, NY 10025 (212) 864-5400 http://maps.google.com/maps/place?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF8&q=Symphony+Space+NYC&fb=1&gl=us&hq=Symphony+Space&hnear=New+York,+NY&cid=14104568892703723774&z=14 New York City

Wednesday, February 16th, 7.30 p.m.
“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
New York Première
Symphony Space
New York City

Sunday, February 20th, 3.00 p.m.
“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Chicago Première, under auspices of Sunday Salon Series
Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago
Yiddish Repertoire Featured in Two Unusual Recitals at Symphony Space:

In some instances arrangements and compositions by important Jewish musicians and composers of the past such as Janot Roskin and Lazar Weiner, have been used, but their intention is always to extend and enhance that great tradition, so keeping it alive and vibrant. Eight of the songs in ‘Di Sheyne Milnerin’ are given in completely new, original arrangements by the eminent Jewish musicologist and pianist, Alexander Knapp and one of the songs, ‘ Himen’, a setting of the eponymous Abraham Sutzkever poem, is an entirely original composition by Alexander Knapp. It serves, among other things, as our tribute to the great Yiddish poet in the year of his death. On Wednesday, February 16th, also at 7:30 PM, a stark contrast to the first recital s a Holocaust-focused program, “A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World.”

This program allows the duo to explore and reveal different aspects of the Yiddish tradition. As in Schubert’s original, ‘Die Schöne Müllerin’ (the beautiful miller girl) from which it takes its name, it tells a story of unrequited love. Our Jewish hero, though also a miller, is an older man with more than a little of Don Quixote about him, prone to tip at his own windmills and women who fit his idealized notion of love. Does he ever actually make contact with Reyzele, the object of his affection, or does he commune with her only in his dreams? Whatever the case, his sense of pain at being rejected in favor of the thief (replacing the hunter of the original cycle) who has stolen her from him is the same.

For this English due, both recitals are part of an American tour that beginning at the at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC the previous week.

Mark Glanville bass baritone
Mark Glanville read Classics and Philosophy at Oxford University before winning a scholarship to study singing at the RNCM and the National Opera Studio, going on to make his debut with Opera North. Roles for that company include The King of Clubs (Love for Three Oranges), the King (Aida), Nourabad (Pearl Fishers) and Father (The Jewel Box). For Scottish Opera he has sung Commendatore (Don Giovanni), for Lisbon Opera, New Israeli Opera and Opera Zuid The King of Clubs, and for Opera Omaha Ferrando (Il Trovatore.) On the concert platform he has performed as bass soloist with Lord Menuhin, Daniele Gatti, Pascal Tortelier, Sir David Willcocks and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. Recordings include A Yiddish Winterreise, Donizetti’s L’Assedio di Calais and Anna Bolena and Schubert Mass in G. His memoir The Goldberg Variations was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Sporting Club Award.

Alexander Knapp piano
Alex Knapp graduated from Selwyn College, Cambridge, with MA, MusB, and PhD degrees in music, and he has also been awarded ARCM, LRAM and HonARAM diplomas. Over a period of more than 40 years, he has published and lectured on the subject of Jewish music in the UK, Ireland, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Greece, Israel, USA, Russia, Eastern Siberia and China. As well as composing, arranging, conducting, broadcasting, and performing as pianist in the UK, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Russia and USA, Alex Knapp has been involved as consultant and accompanist to cantors and choirs on several commercial recordings of Jewish music. His set of Four Sephardi Songs (arranged for voice and piano) was published in New York in 1992, and his Elegy for String Orchestra in Jerusalem in 1997. In 1998, his anthology of essays on Jewish music was brought out in Chinese by the Music Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Arts in Beijing under the title Youtai Yinyue Lunwenji. Among numerous other articles, he has contributed entries on aspects of Jewish music to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (second edition). He has been appointed to academic and administrative posts at Wolfson College, Cambridge; at London’s Goldsmiths' College, Royal College of Music, City University; and most recently (1999-2006) to the Joe Loss Lectureship in Jewish Music at SOAS

***** ‘Di Sheyne Milnerin’ – A Yiddish ‘Die Schöne Müllerin’

Devised and performed by Mark Glanville (Bass-Baritone) with
original arrangements and composition by Alexander Knapp (Piano)
1. Dem Milners Trern - (words and music by M Warschawsky, arr. J Roskin)
2. Reyzele – (words and music by M Gebirtig, arr. S Secunda)
3. Du shaynst vi di Zun – (words by I Lillian, music by I Trilling)
4. Der Nayer Sher - (traditional)
5. Dodi li – (words from the "Song of Songs", music by N Chen, arr. A Knapp)
6. Tumba – (traditional, arr. A Knapp)
7. Klip-klap (traditional, arr. Janot Roskin)
8. Bistu mit mir Broygez - (O Ben-Amots, arr. A Knapp)
9. Nokh der Arbet - (‘Am Feierabend’ from Die Schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert, words by Wilhelm Muller, translated into Yiddish by Heather Valencia)
10. Shma Yisroel – (words by B Thomashefsky, music by JM Rumshinsky, arr. P Henning)
11. Himen – (words by A Sutzkever, music composed by A Knapp)
12. A Sheyn Lid hob ikh Gezungen - (traditional arr. J Roskin)
13. Dem Gonefs Yikhes - (traditional, arr. A Knapp)
14. Tsvey Taybelekh - (Y L Cahan/L Levitsky, arr. A Knapp)
15 Vu iz dos Gesele - (Y L Cahan, arr. A Knapp)
16. A Gebet - (words by J Rolnik, music by L Weiner)
17. Ikh hob dikh tsu fil lib – (words by C Tauber, music by A Olshanestsky)
18. Ongenumen zikh mit Tsores – (words by A Reisen, music by I Schermann) 19. Es Drimlen di Lodns – (traditional, arr. A Knapp)
20. Di Zun vet Aruntergeyn – (words by M Halpern, music by B Yomen, arr. A Knapp)

A Yiddish Winterreise
This program is a musical journey created by bass-baritone Mark Glanville and pianist Alexander Knapp, which has been released in the UK and the USA on the Naxos label. A Yiddish Winterreise is a sequence of songs from the Yiddish repertoire which recreates the original Schubertian journey, but in a Holocaust context. The protagonist - a badkhn or “wedding singer” - reflects on the life and world he has just seen destroyed as he flees the Vilna ghetto. The year 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilna ghetto, and the performances given will be intended to mark and commemorate that dreadful atrocity. But A Yiddish Winterreise also recognizes that for every Goering who would reach for his revolver when he hears the word culture, there is a Schubert who set a Hebrew psalm for his friend Salomon Sulzer, the celebrated Viennese cantor and composer who sang his songs. Jews had been great contributors to and beneficiaries from German culture.. This wonderful symbiosis is another victim of the Holocaust which the programme commemorates. In fact, the German Embassy in London has been a major backer of the CD project. A Yiddish Winterreise should also be seen as a means of recognizing and supporting modern day victims of persecution and genocide. A performance such as the one given a couple of years ago to raise money for Darfuri refugees is central to the ethos of this project.

Thursday, February 10th, 7.30 p.m.
“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
USA Première, under auspices of Pro Musica Hebraica
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
Washington DC

Monday, February 14th, 7.30 p.m.
“Di Sheyne Milnerin (A Yiddish “Die Schöne Müllerin”)
USA Première
Symphony Space
New York City

Wednesday, February 16th, 7.30 p.m.
“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
New York Première
Symphony Space
New York City

Sunday, February 20th, 3.00 p.m.
“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Chicago Première, under auspices of Sunday Salon Series
Preston Bradley Hall
Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago
Posted by jmwc at 12:01 PM

February 10, 2011

NJ Cantors Concert

NJ Cantors Concert at Temple Emanu-El in Edison.
Saturday night February 12, 2011 8pm.
http://www.edisontemple.org/Documents/index.cfm?id=1699&pge_prg_id=6032&pge_id=1174

and the SHLOCK ROCK (free family) Concert at Neve Shalom
Sunday morning at 9:40am. http://neveshalom.net/20110213.pdf
Temple Emanu-El, Edison, NJ - New Jersey Cantors' Concert Ensemble - February 12, 2011
www.edisontemple.org
Temple Emanu-El, Edison, NJ
100 James Street, Edison, NJ 08820 · 732-549-4442
Posted by jmwc at 10:14 PM

Miryem-Khaye Seigel & Dmitri 'Zisl-Yeysef' Slepovitch in Concert!

Coffeehouse of Yiddish Folk Song, Old and New!
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 7 PM
Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Rd. @ Church Ave.
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY
Q or B train to Church Ave, then walk 3 blocks west.
Donation $10

Kumt, hert a Yidish vort, un farbrengt in a heymisher svive!

Posted by jmwc at 12:31 PM

February 08, 2011

A Jewish Star Singing Competition Finals

Time Sunday, February 20 · 7:00pm - 11:30pm
Location Brooklyn School of Music
883 Classon Avenue (Between President and Union Street)
Brooklyn, NY
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.

Guest Star: Benny Friedman
Tickets prices are: $75, $ 50, $36, $25
All proceeds go to benefit the Jewish education for children with special needs.
You can buy your tickets here:
https://www347.safesecureweb.com/jewishtickets/soul_5771.cfm
Posted by jmwc at 02:29 PM

HaZamir 18th Anniversary Concert in NYC

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
(212) 875-5018

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.

Posted by jmwc at 02:26 PM

Sirenot Ensemble do Hanoch Levin - "Assur Li Lashir" "I mustn't be singing"

♪♫ Ensemble Sirenot ♫♪ Time Thursday, February 17 · 8:30pm - 11:30pm Location Enav Centre - Tel Aviv Address Enav Cultural Centre, 71, Ibn Gvirol Phone No: 03-6045000,03-5217763 http://www.telavivcity.com/eng/map.asp?BusinessCode=1271 ♪♫ Ensemble Sirenot ♫♪
THE Vocal ensemble for young women who love to sing

Sirenot Ensemble is a chamber choir of young women bound by their love of music. Following its Israeli debut at the 2002 Abu Ghosh Music Festival, the group has performed in various venues in Israel and abroad (the Einav Center in Tel Aviv, the Mormon University, the Dormition Church in Jerusalem, the Kfar-Blum Music Festival, the Musica Sacra Festival in Germany, etc).

Email: sirenot.ensemble@gmail.com
Website: http://www.myspace.com/sirensensemble
Location: Ra'anana, Israel
Posted by jmwc at 02:20 PM

Hopkele - Klezmer Keilidh

Time Sunday, February 13 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY
The Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh phenomenon returns to London this winter. Old style Jewish ceilidh featuring circle, square and chain dances. No experience necessary.

Klezmer dance leading by Guy Schalom with live klezmer music from the Hopkele House Band lead by Ilana Cravitz.

Book online here: http://ilanacravitz.com/shop2.htm
Or Call: 077149 45971
Posted by jmwc at 02:17 PM

Tzitzit Sabathia and friends @ Acadia for Surly party

Time Tuesday, February 8 · 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Location Acadia Cafe
329 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

More Info Music starts at 7:30pm with:
Randy Burger
Tzitzit Sabathia
The May North
Seven of Each
Derek Raabe

FREE

All Ages.

Surly specials – Mild Firkin – $2.50 pints, pentagram, moe’s bender, aha rally beer.
Beer and beast dinner special feat. Chipotle chicken.
Posted by jmwc at 02:14 PM

Anthem Winner Show

Time Thursday, February 24 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location Knitting Factory – Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tel: (347) 529-6696

Fax: (347) 529-6295

Directions: http://bk.knittingfactory.com/directions



.357 Lover - Guns ‘N Roses meets Queen meets Tiny Tim

The Electric Simcha - Black Flag sings the Lubavitcher Songbook

Yiddish Princess - Kick Ass Yiddish Power Pop



PLUS -

Thrillist.com Anthem Contest winner will receive personal anthem. Patrons of show can pat winner on back and well wish.



Yiddish Princess of Brooklyn, Electric Simcha of Philadelphia and .357 Lover of Brooklyn will create the greatest send off of all time.

Posted by jmwc at 01:55 PM

Shpilkes Klezmer Band on February 19

Time: Saturday, February 19 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: The UnCommon Coffeehouse
24 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA

Go for an evening of the lively, living melodies of traditional Yiddish and Sephardic folk music that sing of the human experience. Tickets are $7 ($4 for children under 14) and will be sold at the door. More information can be found at http://www.myspace.com/shpilkes or http://www.uuframingham.org/uch/.
Posted by jmwc at 01:51 PM

"ניחוח שושנה"

Time Monday, February 14 · 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Location צוותא תל אביב - לונדון מיני סטור- רח' אבן גבירול

חמש שנים לפטירתה של שושנה דמארי
(1 בינואר 1923 – 14 בפברואר 2006).
כלת פרס ישראל לשנת תשמ"ח.
יונית שקד גולן, העוסקת בשימור הזמר העברי, תבצע במופע "ניחוח שושנה" שיתקיים ביום שני ה-14.2 על בימת צוותא, את השירים האהובים שנכתבו לשושנה דמארי במשך השנים. ותגיש ערב מחווה, אינטימי ומרגש הכולל את מיטב שיריה של מלכת הזמר העבר ...המופע יוקלט ויועבר בשידור חי ברשת ג'י.

שושנה דמארי נולדה בתימן בשנת 1923 ועלתה ארצה שנתיים לאחר מכן. כבר כנערה החלה דמארי לשיר כשהצטרפה לסטודיו לדרמה "שולמית" בתל אביב. בשנת 1943 הצטרפה לתיאטרן המוזיקלי "לי לה לו" שאת מרבית פזמוניו כתבו המשוררים נתן אלתרמן ומשה וילנסקי. שירם "כלניות", שביצעה על במת התיאטרון ב-1946, הפך להיות שירה הידוע ביותר ועל אף שנכתב כשיר טבע, הוא נתפס באותה תקופה כשיר מחאה נגד הבריטים (שחיילי הצנחנים שלו, בעלי הכומתות האדומות כונו "כלניות"). בין השירים שיבוצעו ע"י יונית שקד גולן בערב: "כלניות", "צריך לצלצל פעמים", "מגדלור", "הרועה הקטנה מן הגיא" ועוד.


ניהול מוסיקלי, עיבודים ופסנתר: גבי ארגוב
שירה: יונית שקד גולן
בס: גלעד אפרת
כלי הקשה ותופים: אילן קצ'קה
כלי נשיפה: עופר פלד
כרטיסים בקופת צוותא: 03-6950156
http://toolbar.g.co.il/reshet-gimel.html?gclid=CJjRmrTl7KYCFcoifAodQBD_Fw
Posted by jmwc at 01:48 PM

The Magic and Mystery of Jewish Morocco

Time Sunday, February 13 · 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location The Baroque Room, 275 East Fourth St., 2nd Floor, St. Paul, MN

More Info Arriving directly from Casablanca, soprano Vanessa Paloma takes us on a journey through the mythical land of Morocco -- exploring its traditions, beliefs, and music. With Rose Ensemble musicians Ginna Watson, vielle, rebec, and harp; David Burk, oud; and Tim O'Keefe, percussion.
Previous concert:

Posted by jmwc at 01:42 PM

MW Klezmer Trio w/Veveritse

Thursday, February 10 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location Jalopy Theater and School of Music
315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231
Directions: http://www.jalopy.biz/directions.php
Performers:
Michael Winograd - clarinet
Patrick Farrell - box
BFR - bow
Veveritse - brass
http://www.veveritse.com/
Posted by jmwc at 01:36 PM

Pey Dalid Melava Malkah

Time Saturday, February 12 · 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Location J Greenstein Co Antique Judaica and Jewish Art Gallery
417 Central Ave.
Cedarhurst, NY

Israel Unity Tour 2011
Pey Dalid Melava Malkah
417 Central Ave. Cedarhurst, NY
8PM - $15 (suggested donation)
G-d willing, Pey Dalid will be touring in Israel throughout March. He has always been involved with giving back to our brothers and sisters in Israel. In particular he have been very involved with supporting and performing for our holy soldiers as they give their lives to protect our holy land. This year he has been presented with an awesome opportunity to perform for soldiers and on army bases throughout Israel.

Founded in 2007 the Israel Service Organization (ISO) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization, which provides a vital boost in morale for the soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces. Modeled after the American USO, the ISO seeks to boost soldier morale by putting on high production concerts live on actual army bases. The ISO brings the ultimate concert experience directly to soldiers on their bases in the field. The power of music used to present messages of admiration and support on behalf of various community groups outside of Israel. Before and after the performances, the band members and crew spend time with the soldiers, re-emphasizing the message of respect and gratitude.

We have begun to raise funds for this important opportunity. In coming weeks and months we will be setting up various performances for the sole purpose of raising funds for this Cause.

For more information on the cause you can visit, www.israelservice.org or www.wix.com/peydalid/israelunitytour

He can be contacted at peydalid@yahoo.com or (914) 804-2750/2721.

Checks can be made out to the Israel Service Organization and sent to, 3225 Johnson Ave. 5F Bronx, NY 10463
Posted by jmwc at 01:33 PM

Saints & Tzadiks: A Concert of Yiddish and Irish Songs

Wednesday, Feb 16 • 7:30 PM
University of St. Thomas, Jones Hall • 3910 Yoakum
For info:
www.jcchouston.org
Susan McKeown and Lorin SklambergIrish singer Susan McKeown and Klezmatics lead singer and accordionist, Lorin Sklamberg, present Saints & Tzadiks — a concert combining Yiddish and Irish songs. Culled from rare archive material and old recordings, McKeown and Sklamberg have selected songs on various themes from the Jewish and Irish traditions. The bulk of the Jewish material is drawn from the Ruth Rubin Archive at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The Irish songs come from both the popular and the ancient Gaelic sean nos traditions.

$10 Adults / Children and Students Free

JCC Houston
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096-3907
(713) 729-3200
FAX: (713) 551-7223
Purchase Tix
Posted by jmwc at 01:27 PM

Ben Holmes and Patrick Farrell Duo at East Village Klezmer Series

Time: Tuesday, February 8 · 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: 325 E. 6th St., New York, NY
East Village Klezmer Series
8:30 PM
...325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC

Two of the most amazing musicians of their generation come together to present an evening of music at the East Village Klezmer Series.

The series are co-sponsored by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, Living Traditions/Klez Kamp, and Center for Traditional Music and Dance. The duo of Patrick Farrell (accordion) and Ben Holmes (trumpet) have collectively traveled to study music in Macedonia, Serbia, Romania, and Hungary. The duo combines the results of these journeys with a deep knowledge of the Klezmer repertoire, original writing, the odd 60s pop chestnut, and a general love of a good melody regardless of the source to present an exciting and varied program.

Farrell leads his own group, Stagger Back Brass Band, playing original brass circus music, and is a member of new-music chamber ensemble Ljova and the Kontraband, Russian and Romanian Roma-music band Romashka, Michael Winograd’s Klezmer Trio and Serbian-style brass band Veveritse, as well as appearing with numerous other groups and individuals around town. Holmes leads his own quartet playing original jazz music, as well as appearing regularly with Romashka, One Ring Zero, the Klez Dispeners, Justin Mullens’ Delphian Jazz Orchestra, and many others. Tarras Band, a project he co-leads with the clarinetist Michael Winograd, recently recorded its first record, to be released in Spring 2011.

$15, drink included
pattysounds.com
ben-holmes.com

EAST VILLAGE KLEZMER SERIES
Klezmer and Yiddish Music returns to the East Village, where it once was king, at a new series curated by Aaron Alexander at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue. The lineup for the winter/spring series includes a fantastic lineup including wonderful klezmorim from New York and faraway places such as Montreal, Berlin, New Jersey and Boston. We are lucky to have such a great group of musicians contributing to this endeavor. Please come out and support the series!

All shows start at 8.30 and cover is $15 (drink included) unless otherwise noted.

2011 SCHEDULE, remaining shows

Feb. 8 – Ben Holmes/Patrick Farrell Duo
Feb. 15 – The Levitt Legacy featuring Dave Levitt
Feb. 22 – Double Bill: From Berlin! -- Christian Dawid w/ Zev Zions & Aaron Alexander and from Boston! – Klezwoods – with Flip Kessler.
Mar. 1 – Encore Concert: Margot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Mar. 8 – from Montreal! – SHTREIML, featuring Jason Rosenblatt
Mar. 15 – Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jam Band / The Kadya Project
Mar. 22 – Dmitri Stiepovitch’s Tamevate Kapelye (Band of Fools)
Mar. 29 – Stephen Schwab and Kol Dodi
Apr. 5 – Isle of Klezbos – featuring Eve Sicular
Apr. 12 – Avram Pengas Ensemble
May 24 – Meron Music Festival featuring Breslov Bar Band, Aaron Alexander’s Meron Mish Mosh & Joey Weisenberg
May 31 – Matt Darriau Trio
Posted by jmwc at 01:15 PM

MODEL WEDDING WITH DANCING

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.
Posted by jmwc at 01:12 PM

February 06, 2011

COMPOSER AVNER DORMAN IN 2011

U.S. Premiere of Azerbaijani Dance, by Avner Dorman, February 22, 2011 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, a long-time champion of Dorman’s music, returns to Carnegie Hall in New York on February 22, 2011, with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_12779.html?selecteddate=02222011, as part of the orchestra’s 75th Anniversary Season tour. The concert will open with the U.S. premiere of Dorman’s Azerbaijani Dance, an orchestral work which received its world premiere in October 2010 at the opening concert of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season in Israel*. Mr. Mehta conducted the U.S. premiere of Dorman’s Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! * at the New York Philharmonic in 2009 as well as the German premiere of Spices, Perfumes, Toxins! at the Bavarian State Orchestra in 2010; Azerbaijani Dance will mark the first time in years that the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has presented a work by an Israeli composer at Carnegie Hall.

Dorman notes, “Azerbaijani Dance is inspired by a traditional Azerbaijani melody. I use its basic contour and restructure it following principles of Turkish and Central Asian music…. I aim to preserve traditional elements of Azerbaijani and Middle-Eastern music by incorporating quarter tones, Middle-Eastern percussion instruments, and extended techniques that transform western instruments into their non-western counterparts.”

*ABOUT AVNER DORMAN: *

Avner Dorman’s unique approach to rhythm and timbre has attracted some of the world’s leading conductors, including Zubin Mehta, Marin Alsop, Christoph Eschenbach, David Robertson, Asher Fisch, and Simone Young, to bring his music to audiences of the New York Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Cabrillo Music Festival, among many others.

At the age of 25, Avner Dorman became the youngest composer to win Israel's prestigious Prime Minister's Award for his *Ellef Symphony*, and that same year he was awarded the Golden Feather Award from ACUM (the Israeli Society of Composers and Publishers). Since coming to the United States, Dorman has received several international awards from ASCAP, ACUM, and the Asian Composers League.

Dorman’s music is noted for its rare combination of rigorous compositional construction while preserving the sense of excitement and spontaneity associated with Jazz, Rock, or Ethnic Music.

Masterful in his innovative use of percussion, Dorman’s two percussion concerti are quickly becoming staples of the repertoire. Zubin Mehta led the premiere of his double percussion concerto, *Spices, Perfumes, Toxins!*(2006), with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and subsequently performed it with the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, as well as conducted the 2009 US premiere with the New York Philharmonic, featuring the percussion ensemble PercaDu. Dorman’s 2007 percussion concerto*, Frozen in Time*, commissioned by soloist Martin Grubinger, received an overwhelming standing ovation at the Hamburg Philharmonic’s world premiere, and following numerous successful performances worldwide, will be given its U.S. premiere at the Kansas City Symphony led by Michael Stern with Martin Grubinger April 29, April 30, and May 1, 2011. Dorman has made significant contributions to the repertoire of other unique instruments and ensembles with his *Mandolin Concerto, Piccolo Concerto, Concerto for Violin and a Rock Band,* and *Saxophone Concerto*, which received its world premiere in October 2010 with legendary jazz saxophone soloist Joshua Redman, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and music director Justin Brown.

A pianist himself and an avid devotee of chamber music, Avner Dorman has composed numerous chamber works and works for piano solo, which have been performed in several of the world’s most prestigious halls and festivals. In 2005, Naxos released a recording of Eliran Avni performing Dorman’s piano works to wide critical acclaim, and in 2010 Naxos released a disc featuring four of Dorman’s chamber concerti to wide acclaim. Avi Avital’s performance of Dorman’s *Mandolin Concerto* on the Naxos disc was nominated for a 2010 classical Grammy® Award for *Best Instrumental Soloist with Ensemble.*

Born in 1975, Avner Dorman completed his Doctoral degree as a C.V. Starr fellow at the Juilliard School where he studied with John Corigliano and his Master’s degree at Tel Aviv University where he majored in music, musicology, and physics and studied with former Soviet composer Josef Bardanashvili. Dorman was a composition fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and served as composer in residence for The Israel Camerata from 2001 through 2003. He is composer-in-residence of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for the 2010-2011 season.

Avner Dorman’s music is exclusively published by G. Schirmer.

Posted by jmwc at 05:26 PM

ASAF AVIDAN & THE MOJOS at City Winery

Mar 3rd - 9:00pm
ASAF AVIDAN & THE MOJOS - FULL BAND

Asaf Avidan & the Mojos have evolved from an anonymous, young, Jerusalem based band – to one of the most exciting promises of the Rock & Roll world. The band has just completed a full scale and highly successful summer tour in Europe, playing on huge stages in festivals, as well as clubs and TV shows across the continent. They have been getting spectacular reviews and praise from fans and the media wherever they go.

28 year old Asaf Avidan is a Jerusalem born & bred singer-songwriter, who released his acclaimed debut EP, "Now That You're Leaving," in 2006. Since then, Asaf has continued to write and mold his experiences with broken love into personal, yet universally relatable songs. After he began touring around Israel solo, with just a guitar and harmonica, Asaf gathered a strong and devoted following, and in the process gathered the musicians who would become The Mojos: (Asaf Avidan – vocals, guitar; Ran Nir – Bass; Roi Peled – lead guitar; Yoni Sheleg – drums; Hadas Kleinman – cello) .

City Winery
155 Varick St. @ Vandam in Soho
212.608.0555
Posted by jmwc at 05:23 PM