May 07, 2016

AN ERWIN SCHULHOFF RETROSPECTIVE

THE LEO BAECK INSTITUTE and the AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR JEWISH MUSIC present
AN ERWIN SCHULHOFF RETROSPECTIVE
performed by Mimi Stern-Wolfe's Downtown Chamber Players
Wednesday May 25 at 7:30 PM
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street
Tickets: $15; $10 for students, seniors
Reservations: www.lbi.org/schulhoff

The Leo Baeck Institute and the American Society for Jewish Music are proud to present Mimi Stern Wolfe's Downtown Music Productions in "An Erwin Schulhoff Retrospective," a concert of chamber works by Schulhoff, along with an academic presentation of his life and musical legacy, May 25th, 7:00 PM, at the Center for Jewish History at 15 West 16th street. The prolific Schulhoff, a Jewish composer born in Prague, perished in a concentration camp at Wurzberg, Bavaria in 1942.

The program will include the following works of Erwin Schulhoff”:
** Hot Sonata for Saxophone and Piano (1930) performed by Marty Ehrlich, saxophone and Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano.
** dance solos from his vast array of piano music, including tango, blues, ragtime, waltz and the famed Piano Sonata #1 performed by piano soloist, Mimi Stern- Wolfe.
** String Quartet #1 performed by the Downtown Chamber Quartet with Marshall Coid, vl; Rachel Golub, vl; Veronica Salas, viola; and Mary Wooten, cello)

Dr. Michael Beckerman, Professor of Music at New York University, the Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music will be the featured speaker at this concert and will deliver a presentation of the life and works of Erwin Schulhoff

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, founder/director of Downtown Music Productions and the Downtown Chamber Players, has long been committed to presenting music by composers who died in the Holocaust. Her first major event took place in January 1989 when she presented "Composers of the Holocaust" at the 14th Street Y. The program featured works by 11 composers, including Schulhoff, Pavel Haas and Gideon Klein. A highlight of evening was the moving and historic appearance of pianist Edith Kraus, brought from her home in Israel to perform Viktor Ullmann's Sonata No. 6, which she had premiered under the supervision of the composer at Theresienstadt some forty years earlier.

Stern-Wolfe and her Downtown Music Productions followed with numerous concerts featuring Schulhoff music. Reviewing a February 1990 concert, James R. Oestreich noted that "..(Schulhoff's blend of noe-classical works) are eminently well suite to this era of stylistic fusion, and it seems likely that Mr. Schulhoff's music will soon reach a wider public." (The New York Times, February 4, 1990) Alex Ross, reviewing a later concert, remarked that Schulhoff mastered "a brilliantly quirky, jazz and folk-inflected style." (The New York times, February 1, 1994).

Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942) was born in Prague to a prosperous, art-aware, Jewish family with some musicians among them. He found his vocation early and studied under some of the most noted teachers of his day, including Max Reger and Claude Debussy. In Germany and Prague, Schulhoff quickly became prominent as a pianist and a composer of tart, highly polished chamber music. His works were premiered at many major contemporary music festivals throughout the inter-war years, and he was regarded as one of the first Central European composers to respond to the harmonic and rhythmic impulses of the dance tunes and period jazz which flooded Europe after World War I. In his 30's, the composer also became a prominent recording and broadcast performer. At the time of the Nazi/Soviet anti-aggression pact, Schulhoff sought to protect himself by taking Soviet citizenship while remaining in Prague. In June 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union and Schulhoff was interned at Wulzberg, Bavaria, where he died of typhus fever in 1942.

www.downtownmusicproductions.org
Posted by jmwc at 01:09 PM

March 21, 2016

HaZamir at Carnegie Hall

HaZamir at CARNEGIE HALL CONCERT - SUNDAY APRIL 3, 2016
HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir Gala Concert on Sunday April 3, 2016 @2:30pm.
ADDRESS
Carnegie Hall, The Stern Auditorium/Perelman Hall, 881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Take the elevators or stairs off the main Box Office lobby on 57th Street

385 singers from cities across America and Israel. Maestro Matthew Lazar is founder and director. HaZamir draws together a network of twenty-five American chapters and six Israeli chapters. Each chapter teaches its singers throughout the year a shared repertoire of classical and contemporary Jewish choral music.
DIRECTIONS
[Subway A] [Subway C] [Subway B] [Subway D] [Subway 1] | Get off at 59th Street / Columbus Circle.

PROGRAM FEATURES
Music from 3 continents (US, Europe and Asia) spanning 3 centuries and 3 languages, English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The program displays the high caliber and variety of Jewish music available in the 21st century and also demonstrates the commitment and discipline of the singers, who master a demanding repertoire and learn about their heritage in the process. The concert boasts a dazzling array of vocal arrangements - from soaring, large-scale works sung by the entire choir, to smaller ensembles, to demanding solos.

SPECIAL AWARD
Rabbi Haskel Lookstein receives the Zamir Choral Foundation's Kinor David Award. Rabbi Lookstein retired this year as the Rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, where he has been Rabbi since 1958; he also this year became Principal Emeritus of the Ramaz School, where he has been Principal since 1966. Throughout the last decades, Rabbi Lookstein has been a strong voice for mixed choral singing at Ramaz and throughout the Jewish community

TICKETS $150, $100, $90, $75, $60, $50,
http://wizadjournal.com/hazamirgalaconcert23/?id=878
212-247-7800

INFO: http://www.zamirchoralfoundation.org
The concert includes music from both the U.S.and Israel including settings of traditional and more contemporary texts. The program displays the high caliber and variety of Jewish music available in the 21st century and also demonstrates the commitment and discipline of the singers, who master a demanding repertoire and learn about their heritage in the process. The concert boasts a dazzling array of choral arrangements - from soaring, large-scale works sung by the entire choir, to smaller ensembles, to demanding solos, all of which seamlessly blend singers from the different chapters, along with over sixty alumni. The concert features the world premiere of a setting of Psalm 96, by Samuel Dylan Rosner. Rosner who is now seventeen is remarkably the youngest composer to have his work performed by HaZamir.

BACKGROUND
HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir gives Jewish teenagers the opportunity to sing first-rate Jewish choral music at the highest performance level. The HaZamir program includes musical and educational retreats, international concertizing, a leadership development track, a chamber choir, an alumni choir, and a burgeoning parents’ council to cultivate family involvement. Now celebrating its 23rd anniversary, HaZamir is a project of the Zamir Choral Foundation, the only international organization dedicated to using Jewish choral music as a vehicle to foster Jewish identity, pluralistic community and engagement. A remarkable achievement in both music and education,

Posted by jmwc at 12:51 PM

March 18, 2016

Social Action Concert: Galeet Dardashti and Divahn

April 2, 2016 - 8:30pm
Beth Am Shalom Synagogue
295 Soundview Avenue, White Plains, NY
Join us for an evening of extraordinary music. Our guest artists, Galeet Dardashti and her band Divahn, are popular throughout the United States for their Sephardic-Middle Eastern music.
Galeet Dardashti and Divahn
Following a family tradition of distinguished Jewish and Persian musicianship, Galeet Dardashti leads the renowned all-female power-house Middle Eastern Jewish ensemble, Divahn. The group has gained an international following with its fresh and fiery renditions of traditional and original Middle Eastern Jewish songs: lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic. As one of the few groups performing Mizrahi music in the US, Divahn welcomes its audiences to a beautiful sphere of shared Jewish and Muslim culture.

Visit Galeet Dardashti's website. http://www.galeetdardashti.com/

Presented by the Social Action Committee. Concert proceeds will benefit the Children's Center for Learning (a Headstart program for homeless children) and the Midnight Run. Refreshments will be served.

$25: 18 and under
$30: Adults (advance purchase)
$35: Adults at the door (subject to availability)
Click here for tickets.
Contact Barbara Weinreb for details.
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
914-946-8851
weinrebs@verizon.net
Posted by jmwc at 12:32 AM

March 17, 2016

Hebraic Jazz in Jerusalem

Concert exceptionnel de Harpe Hebraique et Piano jazz *avant Pessah, pour tous publics !!!* *Nehama REUBEN & *Shimon REUBEN Unique couple au monde *Harpe hebraique et Piano jazz **Concertistes virtuoses internationaux * Celebres melodies and famous jewish and jazz music
*Mercredi soir Wednesday 13 Avril 2016 - 20h*
*Hall Harmonia 27 Rehov Hillel Jerusalem*
*Reservations 052 235 2010 tel, sms & whatsapp.*
Tickets 50sh sur place le soir du concert,
on site the night of concert

Sortez du nettoyage de Pessah, jetez les fausses notes, venez ressourcer votre coeur et votre ame, en ecoutant et en respirant les sons divins et enchanteurs de la harpe de Nehama REUBEN et du piano de Shimon REUBEN, agrementes de leur humour personnel et d'une ambiance musicale pure, authentique et regeneratrice.

Unique couple au monde Harp hebraic & piano jazz 40 ans de concerts internationaux.
Leave the cleaning of Pesach, throw wrong notes, come to give happiness to your heart and your soul, by listening and breathing the divine and enchanting sounds of the harp Nehama REUBEN and piano Shimon REUBEN, decorated with their personal humor and pure authentic musical and regenerative atmosphere.

Posted by jmwc at 09:39 PM

December 09, 2015

DREAMING IN YIDDISH: ADRIENNE COOPER MEMORIAL CONCERT

Saturday Dec 26, 2015 8:00 pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage36 Battery Place New York, NY
Admission: $36Students: $18Patrons: $180
Buy tickets online: http://dreaminginyiddish2015.brownpapertickets.com/

All proceeds go to the Adrienne Cooper Fund for Dreaming in Yiddish, which supports artists working in Yiddish. Co-sponsored by YIVO in association with Yiddish New York, GOH Productions, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Celebrate the life and work of Adrienne Cooper, Yiddish singer, scholar, and former Assistant Director at YIVO. Stars of the klezmer and Yiddish world, including Frank London, Sarah Gordon, Michael Winograd, and Joshua Dolgin present an evening of music from In Love and In Struggle: The Musical Legacy of the Jewish Labor Bund (YIVO, 1999), an album that featured Adrienne and reflects her passion for justice and Yiddish. This year’s concert also awards Joshua Dolgin (a.k.a. Socalled) with the 2015 Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Award for his work as a singer, composer, hip-hop artist, and puppeteer.

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November 29, 2015

Judith Berkson Presents Cantorial Music from the YIVO Archive

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 at 7:00pm
YIVO Institute at The Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York

Acclaimed singer musician Judith Berkson presents arrangements of music from the YIVO sound archives, including from unreleased and rare recordings from Eastern European cantorial singing from the "Golden Age" of Cantors. Berkson, Frank London, Lana Cencic, and Cleek Schrey, reinterpret the sounds of Chagy, Karniol and Sophie Kurtzer. Berkson has composed new music inspired by the YIVO sound collection.

The New York Times has written: Of Judith Berkson's CD Oylam: "Standards and Schubert and liturgical music, swing and chilly silences...I can't get enough of it."

For more information and to buy tickets, visit the YIVO website: yivo.org/berkson Performance includes: Farfisa and Viscount vintage analog organs, vocals, effects, trumpet and Hardanger d'amore fiddle.

Judith Berkson is a soprano, pianist, composer and cantor, and has composed and arranged music for the Kronos Quartet.
Posted by jmwc at 09:46 PM

November 20, 2015

Poland's Klezmer Heritage Sunday

Poland's Klezmer Heritage Sunday, November 22, 2:00PM
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture is pleased to present Jankiel's Legacy: Poland's Klezmer Music Heritage. All Polish schoolchildren know the character of Jankiel, the wise, old Jewish tsimbl (dulcimer) player featured in Pan Tadeusz, the epic masterpiece by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

For hundreds of years, Jewish klezmer developed in shtetls throughout historic Polish territories as well as in cities like Warsaw, Krakow, Vilna, Lviv, and Lodz. In recent decades there has been a resurgence of interest among Poles in Jewish music, and today Poland is home to some of the world's largest Yiddish music festivals. Join Walter Zev Feldman (NYU in Abu Dhabi), a pioneer of the klezmer revival and one of the music's leading scholars, along with acclaimed tsimbl player and CTMD Executive Director, Pete Rushefsky, the celebrated klezmer flutist Adrianne Greenbaum (Mount Holyoke) and violin virtuoso Jake Shulman-Ment for a multi-media presentation and performance exploring Poland's klezmer heritage.

Admission: $10, members/seniors/students: $7.
At the Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan. (2:00PM)

Presented in partnership with the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Center for Jewish History. Special support for this event was made possible by the Eli Kleinman Fund for Jewish Education of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest. For more information: https://www.yivo.org/Polands-Klezmer-Music-Heritage

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November 03, 2015

21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin

Tuesday night, November 3, 7PM - Center for Traditional Music and Dance is pleased to copresent Fidl-21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin at the beautiful Museum at Eldridge Street in NYC. ?Featuring Alicia Svigals, Deborah Strauss and Jake Shulman-Ment who will tell their personal stories of how they became intimately involved in the revival of the klezmer violin tradition. Moderated by ethnomusicologist Amanda Scherbenske. Click below for more information....http://www.eldridgestreet.org/event/concert-fidl-21st-century-masters-of-the-klezmer-violin-and-jam/
Co-presented with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance
$20 adults; $14 students and seniors
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 Museum Site: 212.219.0302
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June 16, 2015

Harp and Piano Concert June 17 in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Mercredi 17 juin 2015. 20h. Rosh Hodesh Tamouz.
Projet "Shalom Lishmo" Rosh Hodesh Tamouz
Concert exceptionnel de Nehama REUBEN, concertiste virtuose et compositeur à la Harpe Hébraïque et de Shimon REUBEN, concertiste virtuose et compositeur au Piano Jazz, couple d'artistes de renommée mondiale.
20h. Buffet d'entrée. Présentation du projet "Shalom Lishmo" par Alexandra Bennaim et Myriam Mettoudi. Salle Harmonia 27 rehov Hillel Jerusalem Centre ville.Paf: 45 shReserv: 054 632 0313. ​​Nehama et Shimon REUBEN
Un couple unique au monde, uni dans la vie comme dans la musique concertistes virtuoses internationaux et compositeurs

Harpe Hebraique et Piano Jazz specialisés en musiques juives et jazz dans leurs propres improvisations et arrangements Nehama & Shimon REUBEN ont fait l’alya de Paris et vivent a Jerusalem, apres 40 ans de carrière musicale internationale
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May 07, 2015

1000 Years of French Jewry: A Concert in Words and Music

Sunday, May 17, 2015
7pm
Temple Emau-El
99 Taft Avenue
Providence, RI
A concert on the music of the 1000 year history of French Jewry, from Rashi to today, will take place at Temple Emanu-El in Providence, RI, Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7pm. The concert will include music of every era and genre from classical, folk to jazz, with an original script narrated by Professor Bill Miles, and accompanied by renowned pianist Judith Lyn Stillman. Instrumental soloists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, along with Cantors Lynn Torgove, Brian Mayer and Maayan Harel and choral singers from Shir Emanu-El Choir, Kol Kesem Hazamir along with other choral singers will participate.

Advanced tickets are $50, $36 and $15 with tickets at the door at: $55, $40, $20.
Contact: 401-331-1616 or visit: www.teprov.org
Posted by jmwc at 12:48 PM

May 03, 2015

Two Lifelong Journeys Through Jewish Music

recologie*
presents
The Ken Maltz /Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo
Two Lifelong Journeys Through Jewish Music

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner's combined years of experience in the field of Jewish music is more than 80 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others' projects, Ken recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble and assisting in the release of Sy's very popular klezmer music transcription fake books, while Sy has performed with Ken's bands including Kapelye, one of the first bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire and beyond.

Wed. May 6, 2015
recologie*
49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, New York
7:00 p.m.
$15Music Cover
plus Two Drink Minimum or Food Equivalent
General Admission tickets will be available at the door

"Technically adept and heartfelt clarinet playing."
Michael Dolan, The Washington Post

The Kushners are the great biblical begots of klezmer music.
Jonathan Mark, Associate Editor, Jewish Week
Posted by jmwc at 09:36 PM

Nashir in NYC!

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
On Sunday, May 31, at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York.

The eclectic program features works by Eric Whitacre, Yehezkel Braun, Gil Aldema and Salomone Rossi, in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, French and Lugandan.

Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17 (seniors/students).
For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330) and on
the web at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/MCH.
Posted by jmwc at 09:20 PM

April 29, 2015

Music In Our Time at CJH in NYC

Music in Our Time: 2015
Concert May 31 2015 3pm
Music from Golijov's The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; Yulzari's Le Grand Méchant, l'Oud and Il était une Fois; Kaminsky's Duo for Cello and Piano; Cohen's Steal a Pencil for Me; Fine's A Short Alleluia; and Ladino songs by Neumann. Performed by Charles Neidich, Rémy Yulzari, Ilana Davidson, Laura Leon, Donna Breitzer, Nadav Lev, and artists from Mannes College The New School of Music.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 American Society for Jewish Music/American Jewish Historical Society/Center for Jewish History members; $9 students, seniors

Purchase Tickets presented by American Jewish Historical Society and American Society for Jewish Music
Posted by jmwc at 12:29 AM

Neshama Carlebach Live!

NESHAMA LIVE!

May 3, 7PM
Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson in Concert
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 N Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
For further info please visit jewishwisdomandwellness.org

May 7, 7PM
Washington DC JCC
1529 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Neshama is honored to be opening the Washington Jewish Music Festival Series with her band, Reverend Milton Vann, members of The Glory to God Singers and special Guest Appearance by Josh Nelson.
For further information please visit wjmf.org/neshamacarlebach
Posted by jmwc at 12:04 AM

April 27, 2015

Kol Rinah Chorale's 2015 Spring Concert

Kol Rinah, Westchester’s Jewish Chorale's Spring Concert
Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 4 PM
Address: *Yorktown Jewish Center*,2966 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Admission: GA $22; Students/Seniors $18. Group Rates, Advanced Sale Discounts
Other Information visit: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call (914) 243-9059
Music genre: Kol Rinah, led by Benjamin Gruder, offers an eclectic concert of songs from a rich Jewish heritage, ranging from liturgical to contemporary, in English, Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew.

Kol Rinah performed by invitation within the last year at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and at the Westchester Jewish Heritage Festival, as well as at other venues.
More...
Kol Rinah, the Jewish Chorale of Westchester, was founded in April of 2001 by two singers who wanted to bring Jewish music to a community wider and more diverse than is typically reached by synagogue choirs. Kol Rinah has approximately 25 singers who enjoy performing Jewish music and sharing Jewish cultural expression with others. Kol Rinah is often hired to sing at private events like religious school graduations, women’s group lunches, and senior programs, their favorite performances are the large concerts that draw audiences of 50 – 150 people from throughout the county, many of whom have never heard the diversity of Jewish music spanning many hundreds of years from all over the world. Kol Rinah finds that audience members of every faith tradition are able to share the uplifting spirituality and entertainment their concerts provide.
Posted by jmwc at 11:51 AM

April 22, 2015

Kol Arev in Concert in Cambridge, MA

Kol Arev and the Seraphim Singers
A concert about "Jerusalem: Holy, Disputed, Lamented"
Jennifer Lester, Music Director
Sunday, April 26, 2015 3:00pm*
First Church (Congregational)
11 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
$20 regular / $15 students & seniors
*Composer panel discussion at 2:30pm

This collaboration with Kol Arev Chamber Choir of Hebrew College features music inspired by the holy city of Jerusalem, including ancient psalms, world premieres by Israeli composer Avner Dorman and Boston's Joseph Ness, and works by Aaron Copland, James Woodman, Mikołaj Zieleński, Manuel de Sumaya, Volker Wangenheim, and more. With Heinrich Christensen, organ.
Visit www.seraphimsingers.org for more information.
Posted by jmwc at 10:17 AM

April 21, 2015

Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody at New York Klezmer Series

Tues. April 28, 2015
NY Klezmer Series Proudly Presents: Susan Leviton & Lauren Brody

The New York Klezmer Series
Tuesdays at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th Street, NY NY 10023
212-877-4050

All Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 5:30-7pm $25
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam sesson)

Tickets: $15 at door
Doors open at 7pm.
For more info go to www/aaronalexander.com/wp

Renowned performers Susan Leviton and Lauren Brody will be opening a world of Jewish music and some of its related Eastern European roots on Tuesday night, April 28, 2015 at 7:30pm, as part of The New York Klezmer Series, at the Stephen Wise Synagogue. For decades Susan and Lauren have been on the forefront of bringing the culture alive to audiences of all ages, and their collaboration brings the finest of two brilliant voices and repertoires together, along with Lauren’s extraordinary piano and accordion skills.

Susan is one of the few people to embrace the tradition of women’s unaccompanied singing, but she is also a seasoned performer who has been on featured with bands such as the Old World Folk Band, and performers including members of the Klezmatics, Michael Winograd, Zalmen Mlotek, Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss, and countless others. She’s recorded stunning music that garners rave reviews around the world.

Lauren, a founding member of both Kapelye and Mikve, is one of the world’s foremost experts in traditional Bulgarian music, and her singing and accordion-playing in Yiddish performances is legendary. She travels the world as a bearer of Yiddish musical tradition. Lauren will be both accompanist, instrumental soloist, and vocalist for this very special concert, which brings together voices that blend like sisters’, in a range of music chosen to delight, surprise, and encourage an ongoing exploration of our musical roots.

Upcoming at the NY Klezmer Series

May 5 Yale Strom’s Hot Pstromi w/David Licht
May 19 Jeff Warschauer/Sarah Myerson Graduation Concert & Dance Party
May 26 Arnold Hammerschlag Group w/Sam Bardfeld, Wil Holshouser
June 2 Zingeray -Yiddish Song - w/Itzik Gottesman & Friends
June 9 TBA
June 16 Tantshoyz w/Avia Moore-Dance Leader, Aaron Alexander Klezmer Kapelye w/Michael Winograd, Patty Farrell & the Workshop Band

questions? newyorkklezmer@gmail.com
Aaron Alexander - Artistic Director

Tickets: $15 at door
Doors open at 7pm.
Posted by jmwc at 12:42 PM

April 20, 2015

London Klezmer Quartet

London Klezmer Quartet
Thursday 23 April, 7pm
SOAS Concert Series
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1X 0HG
FREE ENTRY
www.londonklezmerquartet.com
Posted by jmwc at 10:34 PM

Anshe Emet’s 13th Annual Kaplan Concert Presents Alberto Mizrahi and Friends: A Global Mélange of Music

Anshe Emet's annual Kaplan Concert will honor Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi and his 25 years of service to the synagogue. The concert will include performances from world famous Hazzanim who will be in Chicago for the annual Cantors Assembly.

Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi
One of my goals as incoming President of the Cantors Assembly is to find ways to meld the traditional modes and magnificent music of our past with more contemporary melodies and musical interpretations.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2015 Anshe Emet Synagogue announced that its 13th Annual Dr. Arnold Kaplan Concert will be a musical celebration that will include participation from Hazzanim (Cantors) from all over the U.S. in honor of Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi’s 25 years of service to the Congregation and his installation, that evening, as president of the Cantors Assembly, the largest body of Cantors in the world.

The celebration called, Alberto and Friends: A Global Mélange of Music, is set for May 6, 2015, Wednesday, beginning at 7:30 at Anshe Emet, 3751 N. Broadway, Chicago, Il.

The Cantors Assembly will hold its annual convention in Chicago, May 3-7, drawing 250 Cantors from around the world. The meeting will culminate with the Kaplan concert that will feature a world class array of Hazzanim including, Roz Barak, San Francisco, CA; David Feuer, Palm Beach, FL, Herschel Fox, Encino, CA; Magda Fishman, Stamford, CT; Kim Komrad, Gaithersburg, MD; Jacob Benzion Mendelson, White Plains, NY; David Propis, Southfield, MI; Mike Stein, Woodland Hills, CA; Sol Zim, Hollis Hills, NY; with accompanist, Craig Terry (Lyric Opera), and special guests, Grammy Award winning Howard Levy and his ensemble.

“One of my goals as incoming President of the Cantors Assembly is to find ways to meld the traditional modes and magnificent music of our past with more contemporary melodies and musical interpretations, “ Hazzan Mizrahi said. “During the convention, we will spend a great deal of time exploring the history of Jewish music while we also seek out new musical experiences that the Cantors can bring to their synagogues to give their congregants additional paths to appreciate prayer and engage in spiritual life.

“We are calling the evening ‘Alberto Mizrahi and Friends’ because colleagues and close friends of mine from around the U. S. will participate. And the ‘Global Mélange of Music’ refers to the diverse music the concert goers will be able to enjoy, from Ladino music, Yiddish music, contemporary Israeli songs, Country style fiddling and an operatic duet,” Hazzan Mizrahi added.

Tickets are $20 and available at: ansheemet.org/Kaplan.

About Anshe Emet Synagogue
Anshe Emet Synagogue is one of the oldest and most prominent congregations of Conservative Judaism in America. It is well known for a variety of prayer services, a multi-generational membership and a broad range of programming.

Posted by jmwc at 10:05 PM

Eleanor Reissa Concert in NY

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center-Bronx
Annual Holocaust Program
A concert by the well known Yiddish singer, actress and director Eleanor Reissa

Sunday, April 26th 2015 1:30 PM
Contribution: $3.50 Members free
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx

917-930-0295
Corner 208th street, nr. Montefiore Hospital
D train to 205th St. or 4 train to Moshulu Parkway
Posted by jmwc at 09:56 PM

March 03, 2015

Itzhak Perlman: "In the Fiddler's House" Anniversary

Carnegie Hall
Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF]
Performance Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Itzhak Perlman: "In the Fiddler's House"
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2015/3/31/0730/PM/Itzhak-Perlman-In-the-Fiddlers-House/

Maestro and violinist Itzhak Perlman joins the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) for its centennial gala concert presentation of "In the Fiddler's House.” The performance features Klezmer musicians Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Kurt Bjorling, Judy Bressler, Frank London, Hankus Netzky, Lorin Skamberg, Andy Statman, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band, along with special guests. Performers

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Michael Alpert, Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, and Violin
Alan Bern, Piano
Kurt Bjorling, Bass Clarinet and Tsimbl
Judy Bressler, Vocals and Percussion
Frank London, Trumpet
Hankus Netzky, Music Director, Saxophone, and Piano
Lorin Skamberg, Vocals and Accordion
Andy Statman, Clarinet and Mandolin
The Klezmer Conservatory Band

Posted by jmwc at 12:08 PM

Coming Out of Hibernation Purim Beach Party

Andy Statman Trio
Andy Statman, Jim Whitney and Larry Eagle
After lots of shivering and shoveling, we're back and busy - and celebrating with the perfect antidote to the weather:
a Purim Beach Party!
Tuesday 3 March at 8PM -
The Charles Street Synagogue
53 Charles St (@ West 4th) New York NY
http://www.andystatman.org/The_Andy_Statman_Trio/Welcome.html
Posted by jmwc at 12:04 PM

March 01, 2015

From Paris to Peretz: A Musical Tour with JPPC

Tickets now on sale!
Sunday, May 31, 2015
4:30 PM
New York City
From Paris to Peretz: A Musical Tour Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Featured soloists
Cantor Joel Caplan
Di Shekhter-tekhter (Reyna & Temma)
Description below
This year's concert takes you across the ocean, featuring old and new Yiddish songs about Paris, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Israel and elsewhere - including the songs Beltz (in Moldavia)
Rumeynye (Romania)
Varshe (Warsaw)
Vilna (Vilnius)
and Ba di taykhn fun Bovl
(By the Waters of Babylon)
And musical settings of works by I.L. Peretz, The Father of Yiddish Literature

The cantata Oyb nisht nokh hekher (If Not Higher Still) And his poem Ale mentshn zaynen brider (All People Are Brothers) inspired by and set to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"
Oh, and this will be a Beethoven World Premiere - an instrumental section of Beethoven's 9th Symphony newly adapted for chorus!
English translations provided
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway (corner 95th Street)
New York City
Tickets: $40, $25; groups of 15 or more: $30, $20
SymphonySpace.org
Get Tickets Here
(212) 864-5400
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February 28, 2015

Two Life-Long Journeys Through Jewish Music

The Ken Maltz/Sy Kushner Klezmer Duo
Feb 28, 2015
8pm
recologie
49 Lawton Street
New Rochelle, NY 10801
914-278-9350
info@recologie.com

Ken Maltz and Sy Kushner's combined experience in the field of Jewish music is over 80 years. From time to time, they have collaborated on each others' projects, Ken recording and performing as a guest artist with the Sy Kushner Jewish Music Ensemble and assisting in the release of Sy's very popular klezmer music transcription fake books, while Sy has performed with Ken's bands including Kapelye, one of the first bands of the klezmer revival. They have come together as a duo to perform lesser known, but beautiful works within the klezmer repertoire as well as original works.

RESERVE TICKETS
Posted by jmwc at 09:39 AM

February 27, 2015

Cafe Crawl for the Boston Jewish Music Festival

As a part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival's Cafe Crawl, a duo formation of di bostoner klezmer is tickled to announce that they will be performing on Thursday, March 5 from 8:00-10:00 P.M. at Kolbo (437 Harvard St., Brookline/Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA).

Come hear some rare, tasty, flashy, meditative, authentic klezmer and Hasidic music from clarinetist Dena Ressler and Digital and Acoustic Accordion World Champion Cory Pesaturo.
The festival has a wonderful selection of artists - see bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/ for the complete offerings. Transportation: Kolbo is on the #66 bus from Harvard and Dudley Squares & within walking distance of the Coolidge Corner stop of the "C" Green Line. On-street and municipal lot parking is available (assuming that we don?t get another 2-4? of snow by then :-(
Posted by jmwc at 09:14 PM

Sacred Bridge Program in Cambridge, MA

Sunday, March 29 2015
3:00pm
Longy School of Music
Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall, 3:00 pm 27 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Discover the common musical roots of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. The program includes elements of Jewish liturgy, Gregorian and Koranic chant, songs and texts of Jewish minstrels, Sephardic folksong, medieval Spanish Cantigas, and Judaeo-Islamic music from the ancient Andalusian tradition. The Boston Camerata is joined by Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.
Below is a link to the Artistic Director’s Program Notes.
http://www.bostoncamerata.com/download/SacredBridgePgmFullNotes.pdf
For tickets, see the boston camerata website: http://www.bostoncamerata.com/blog/upcoming/touring/
Posted by jmwc at 09:07 PM

Jewish Music Forum features Ezro Malakov

The Jewish Music Forum is offering a program being given at the Center for Jewish History
on Monday, March 2nd at 7 PM.
Celebrating the release of an important new book by Dr. Evan Rapport, Greeted with Smiles: Bukharian Jewish Music and Musicians in New York (Oxford University Press), with live music examples by some of New York's most respected Bukharian musicians led by master singer Ezro Malakov, this promises to be a wonderfully informative and entertaining evening. Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY
Please RSVP at: info@jewishmusicforum.org
Reception to follow. Additional information about the program, Dr. Rapport and the performers is below. I hope you will be able to join us on Monday, March 2nd. Admission is free. Please RSVP to info@jewishmusicforum.org. As the Soviet Union stood on the brink of collapse, thousands of Bukharian Jews left their homes from across the predominantly Muslim cities of Central Asia, to reestablish their lives in the United States, Israel and Europe. Today, about 30,000 Bukharian Jews reside in New York City, settled into close-knit communities and existing as a quintessential American immigrant group. For Bukharian immigrants, music is an essential part of their communal self-definition, and musicians frequently act as cultural representatives for the group as a whole. Ezro Malakov, master singer, tradition bearer, and leader of the Bukharian Jewish community, performs with the Ezro Malakov Maqom Ensemble for Dr. Rapport’s talk which promises to be an engaging discussion of the transformation of Bukharian identity through music. The Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music, sponsors the talk, with additional support from the American Jewish Historical Society.

Dr. Evan Rapport is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at Eugene Lang College and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music His interests include American music, Jewish musical life, intersections of composition and improvisation, music and poetry of Iran and Central Asia, and issues of ethnicity, race, and representation. He has published on subjects as wide ranging as punk rock's relationship to the blues, arrangements of George Gershwin's concert works, the idea of "ethnic music" in New York, and rap music.

Ezro Malakov was born in 1938 in Shahrisabz, Uzbekistan, into a prominent family of rabbis and singers. He moved to Tashkent in 1976, where he sang in the Uzbekistan national tv and radio orchestra. Since arriving in New York in 1992, Mr. Malakov has served as a cantor at one of the most important Bukharian synagogues in Queens and sparked renewed interest in Bukharian religious music. He has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Carnegie Hall, the Jewish Music Festival (San Francisco), and the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music (Morocco).
Posted by jmwc at 08:28 PM

Morris Hollender: A Musical Tribute

Morris Hollender: A Musical Tribute with Hankus Netsky With Henry Carrey, Jessica Kate Meyer, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and the NEC Jewish music ensemble

An afternoon devoted to this unforgettable man, a Holocaust survivor from Czechoslovakia, who shared so many amazing songs and melodies
Sunday, March 29, 2015 2:00 PM
Temple Beth Israel25 Harvard Street Waltham, MA
(781) 894-5146
http://tbiwaltham.org/
Posted by jmwc at 08:21 PM

February 10, 2015

Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet

Saturday, February 14 -- Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC)
Swing Dance with the Seth Kibel Quintet
800 South Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228-5317
443-831-6422
8:30 to 11:30 pm
In the "Barn." A joint production of CCBC (Catonsville) and ChileSwing.
$10 for undergraduate students with a valid school ID card.
$12 for CCBC employees with valid CCBC ID card and those over 64 years.
$15 for the public. Beginner lesson included at 7:30 pm.
Sean Lane on piano, Ed Hrybyk on double bass, Wes Crawford on drums, and special guest vocalist Renee Tannenbaum!
Here's the FB event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/909518649078677/

Posted by jmwc at 12:48 PM

February 02, 2015

Basya Schechter & Pharoah's Daughter

Saturday, Feb. 8 PM

Highland Park Conservative Temple-Conregation Anshe Emeth

201 South 3rd Ave.

Highland Park, NJ



More info here:

http://hpct-cae.org/wp-dev/events/shirainu-jewish-music-concert/

Advance ticket at reduced price available through (and including) Feb. 1.

Posted by jmwc at 12:04 AM

January 21, 2015

Paul Cohen Recital in NYC

Faculty Recital: Dr. Paul Cohen. Included will be Dr. Steve Cohen's Sonata for Soprano Saxophone (2002) accompanied by Dr. Allison Brewster Franzetti at the piano.
Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 7:30 PM
Greenfield Recital Hall
Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue (enter at Broadway and West 122nd Street, NW corner)
New York, NY 10025
for more info: (212) 749-2802
Posted by jmwc at 10:46 AM

December 22, 2014

LABAmusic: Alicia Svigals, Yoav Gal, Nadav Lev

Friday January 9 and Sunday January 11 (with brunch included!)
LABA, A Laboratory of Jewish Culture,
presents award-winning opera and contemporary music,
featuring LABA fellowship alumni Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violinist, Yoav Gal, and Nadav Lev.

From world music to indie opera, their diverse voices are united by the common thread of Jewish culture - a mesmerizing tapestry of some of the best original music made in downtown NYC.

Where: 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York, New York 10003
When: Friday 1/9 at 8 pm, Sunday 1/11 at 11:30, including brunch!
Tickets: $15, free with APAP badge.

Get Tickets here: http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maarAJgackqVDbIFEx6eafpQav/

Alicia Svigals: Violinist/vocalist/composer, world?s foremost klezmer fiddler, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics will perform her Seduction in Eynaim: A Maternal Song Cycle: settings of poetry on the double-edged helix of inheritance across generations of women. With celebrated accordionist William Schimmel.

Yoav Gal, pioneering 'indie opera' creator, will present his Shekhinah song cycle, which constructs the history of the feminine personification of the Jewish people, and her relationship with a hyper-masculine God.

Nadav Lev, multifaceted, innovative guitarist and winner of Andres Segovia Award, appears in his duo with Remy David Yulzari, combining classical, Spanish and Jewish-Sephardic music traditions; and in New Strings Attached, music with classical and electric guitar, with world-renowned mezzo Rinat Shaham.

Posted by jmwc at 10:16 AM

December 18, 2014

Shimon & Nehama REUBEN in Hebrew Harp and Jazz Piano Concert

Shimon and Nehama Reuben sommes invités à donner un Concert pour le Festival de Harpe d'Israel
le Lundi 22 decembre 2014 à 19h
Stadion Blumfield Music Center
11 Rehov Sheerit
Tel Aviv Yafo, Israel.
programme "Harpe Hebraique & Piano Jazz": musiques juives en jazz.
Posted by jmwc at 10:31 AM

Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians Hanukkah Concert

American Society for Jewish Music & American Jewish Historical Society presents :
The Hanukkah Concert
Featuring Gerard Edery and His Virtuoso Musicians
Dec 21 2014 3:00PM
Concert, Reading, Menorah Lighting, Singing, Refreshments
Price: $9.00 - $18.00
Seating: General Admission
Center for Jewish Historyv
15 West 16th Street New York, New York 10011 • Tel: 212.294.8301
To get tickets:

Widely regarded as a master singer and guitarist, Gerard Edery has a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world, including songs from Europe, the Middle East, South America and ancient Persia. Collaborating with virtuoso musicians, Edery energizes this repertoire for contemporary audiences. A special guest will open the program with a story from the pen of a great Jewish writer, plus menorah lighting, singing and refreshments.

Posted by jmwc at 10:07 AM

December 12, 2014

David Broza at 92nd St Y

David Broza
Date: Wed, Dec 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Price: from $55.00
To see Broza in concert is to be mesmerized” — New York Post

One of the world’s reigning troubadours, David Broza personifies Israel at its finest while also drawing from his roots in Spain, England and the US. He returns to 92Y for his 19th annual Not Exactly Christmas Eve Concert, a yearly tradition that began in 1995 and has been hosted by 92Y since 2001.

Make your holidays complete by joining 92Y for a beloved annual event with this Israeli superstar.

David Broza, vocals & guitar
Julio Fernandez, guitar
Yonatan Levi, guitar
Jay Beckenstein, saxophone
Uri Kleinman, bass
Yoni Halevi, drums
Yuval Lion, drums

Posted by jmwc at 01:51 PM

December 07, 2014

Zamir Chorale and Zamir Noded

A concert featuring world premieres by David Burger and Benjie Ellen Schiller and a "Taste of Hanukkah" performed by the Zamir Chorale and Zamir Noded
Sunday, December 14, 2014
7:30pm
Conducted by Matthew Lazar
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
129 West 67th Street, NYC
All seats $40/$25 for students
Tickets at http://tickets.kaufman-center.org or by phone at 212-501-3330.
Posted by jmwc at 03:07 PM

December 05, 2014

Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers --Ariel Quartet

Ariel Quartet
Zion’s Muse: Three Generations of Israeli Composers

Terrace Theater
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
Sunday, December 14th, 2014, 7:30 PM
Musicians
Ariel Quartet
Gershon Gerchikov, violin
Alexandra Kazovsky, violin
Jan Grüning, viola
Amit Even-Tov, cello

Tickets

Individual tickets ($44 each) are available at The Kennedy Center’s website or by calling (800) 444-1324. Alternatively, you can save $20 by subscribing to both this concert and the May 7, 2015 performance. To subscribe, call the Kennedy Center Subscription Office at (202) 416-8500, Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Concert Summary

Israel is less than 70 years old and yet it has produced three generations of visionary composers. In this 2014 Hanukkah-timed concert, Pro Musica Hebraica presents the young Israeli virtuosos of Ariel Quartet to trace the arc of modern Israeli music. The award-winning ensemble will perform two early classics by the founding father of Israeli classical music, German-born composer Paul Ben-Haim, together with a passionate late 1960s quartet composed by the middle generation master Mark Kopytman on the eve of his departure for Israel, and a moving spiritual meditation by contemporary composer Menachem Wiesenberg.

Performance Timing: Part One – 40 min.; Intermission – 15 min.; Part Two – 38 min. Concert Program

BEN-HAIM: Prelude for string quartet –based on a traditional Sephardic tune (1973)
BEN-HAIM: String Quartet No. 1 (1937)
KOPYTMAN: String Quartet No. 3 (1969)
WIESENBERG: Between the Sacred and the Profane (1998)
“Exceptional boldness and confidence—a blazing, larger-than-life performance that seemed to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit, even from the depths of chaos.”—The Washington Post, on Ariel Quartet

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December 01, 2014

Zalman Mlotek's Magical World of Yiddish Song

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3pm
On Stage at Kingsborough Community College
All performances take place at the Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center on the campus of Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn, New York 11235.
For ticket information click here
Presented in Association with The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene
Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene and one of the world's leading authorities on Yiddish music, joins guest vocalist Magda Fishman for a moving musical journey that follows the migration of Yiddish songs from Eastern Europe to the bustling streets of New York's Lower East Side and onto the Broadway stage and Hollywood screen.

Mlotek vibrantly illuminates how Yiddish music helped shape and inspire American music from the likes of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cab Calloway, Neil Sedaka, and many more popular American musical icons. With simultaneous English translation on a large screen.

Guest vocalist Magda Fishman served in the Israeli Army Orchestra and was lead singer for the hit Israeli Dance/Pop group Power Source. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Apollo Theater, and the Prague State Opera.

Hanukkah Reception with the Artists after the Show!

"Deserves at least three cheers. His work is both fresh and true to its Yiddish sources."
- The New York Post (on Zalmen Mlotek)
Posted by jmwc at 11:42 PM

November 29, 2014

Hannah, a new Chanukah Opera

On Mon. Dec. 1 at 7pm The Bryant Library in Roslyn will present the seventh and final concert in the series, "Jewish Opera Lives!" featuring soprano Helene Williams and composer/conductor/pianist Leonard Lehrman. This series, which began in Boca Raton last March and has featured concerts in Teaneck, Morristown, Freeport, East Hills, and Jericho, has been a lead-up to the US premiere of HANNAH, an anti-war feminist Chanukah opera with music by Leonard Lehrman on a libretto by the composer and Orel Odinov Protopopescu. The performances will take place Tues. Dec. 9, 8pm at Community Presbyterian Church, 12 Nottingham Rd., Malverne, NY and Tues. Dec. 23 7pm at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 W. 4th St. in Manhattan.

This will be its New York City premiere, semi-staged, with soloists, chorus, piano, organ, violin, tambourine and 261 slide projections.

The 21-member cast features 9 soloists and The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus, including one rabbi and 8 cantors*, accompanied by organist Pedro D'Aquino and the composer conducting from the piano. Admission is by donation. A copy of the libretto will be given to anyone contributing $25 or more. No one will be turned away. (*Cantors Meredith Greenberg, Raphael Frieder, David Katz, Galit Dadoun Cohen, Fredda Mendelson, Janet Leuchter, Moshe Bear, and Erik Contzius; also Jonathan Kline, Helene Williams, Rabbi Joshua Minkin, and others)

For more information, see: http://huc.edu/news/2014/11/06/new-york-city-premiere-biblical-opera-hannah "HANNAH brings to life the lost legend of the daughter of Mattathias, who confronts her family and community at her wedding ceremony, in protest against the oppressive practice of 'the law of the first night.' Resonant with the stories of Dinah, Esther, Lilith, and Judith, the opera presents the hidden *her*-story which instigates the Maccabean revolt. Deeply informed by the biblical and midrashic tradition, Leonard Lehrman and Orel Odinov have composed a *tour de force* which will enrich our musical ears and our understanding of Jewish history."
--Rachel Adelman, PhD, Professor of Hebrew Bible Hebrew College, Newton, Mass.

The central legend on which the opera is based is disputed as to authenticity, but is known to date back to the 2nd century C.E.: Hannah's tearing off all her clothes at her wedding shames her father and her brothers into taking action against the oppressive regime. The hegemon (overlord) Nikanor is killed, but so is Hannah's beloved Eleazar, whose peacemaking efforts give way to the violence of her brother Judah ("the Maccabee"). In the final scene, Hannah prophesies that her youngest brother Simon will be the sole survivor of the Civil War she has unintentionally ignited. He promises to remember her, "by lighting the earth with candles."

For further information please visit <tinyurl.com/LJL-Hannah>. To join the indiegogo campaign to raise funds to pay for the lighting of the production, please visit .
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Dave Levitt Trio at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

NY Klezmer Series Presents: Dave Levitt Trio, w/Mike Cohen & Christina Crowder Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, New York
The Dave Levitt Trio
Dec. 2, 2014 at 7:30pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. NY NY 10023

Klezmer Instrumental Workshop w/Dave Levitt 5:30-7pm $25 per class Concert begins at 7:30pm; $15. Jam sessions follow Full night pass – $35 (includes class, Tantshoyz & jam sesson)
Dave Levitt – Trombone
Mike Cohen – Clarinet
Christina Crowder – Accordion


Dave Levitt is a fourth generation Klezmer musician and is known as a leading authority on this music as well as its history. Mr. Levitt has performed and lectured at the National Yiddish Book Center, Eldridge St. Museum and Synagogue, Center for Jewish History among many others. He wrote the text for the Levitt family exhibit which is on permanent display at the Yiddish Book Center in S. Amherst, Massachusetts.

Three veteran klezmorim, The Dave Levitt Klezmer Trio present to audiences authentic interpretations of Eastern European Klezmer music. They perform dance, popular and concert music stemming from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Roumania, as well as Yiddish Theater favorites. Tying in history and language, the trio consists of accordion, clarinet, and trombone and invites audiences to sing and move with the group’s dialogues and conversations in music.

Posted by jmwc at 12:09 AM

November 20, 2014

Songs of the Heart with Raymond Goldstein

Please join us 7:30 for concert, 5:30 for dinner.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
for a memorable concert of cantorial and Hanukkah music by Israeli composer Raymond Goldstein who will be joined by Cantors Chaim Dovid Berson, Sanford Cohen, Brian Mayer and Gideon Zelermyer (formerly of West Hartford), Adrian Durlester, pianist and instrumentalists. Additionally, The Beth El Adult and Children's Choirs, Children's Choirs from The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford and Bess and Paul Sigel Hebrew Academy of Greater Hartford will raise their voices under the direction of Cantor Joseph Ness.

Admission is $20. $15 for seniors and students. Children under 12 free. Tickets available at temple office or at the door.

Beth El Temple
2626 West Albany Ave
West Hartford, CT
call for information: 860-233-9696
bethelwesthartford.org

Enjoy fresh falafel and Israeli salads for sale by Yosi Kosher Catering before the concert. Israeli dinner ($10 per person) begins at 5:30pm (no rsvps required) and Concert @7:30 pm. Concert tickets available for purchase at the door or in advance in the Temple office.
Posted by jmwc at 09:02 PM

November 17, 2014

Klezmer Influences in American Jewish Music

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 | 7:00pm
SIDNEY KRUM YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES
Admission: General $12 | YIVO Members $8
Box Office: smarttix.com | (212) 868-4444
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History | 15 West 16th Street - NYC

For years, American Jewish composers have been integrating klezmer and Yiddish folk songs into new classical music, inventing a new form of artistic and cultural Jewish expression. In this unique lecture-demonstration, we present three of these outstanding and rarely performed pieces—Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind by Osvaldo Golijov, Six Yiddish Scenes by Paul Alan Levi, and Café Music by Paul Schoenfield—and delve into the intricacies and challenges of performing American Jewish music today. Special guests include internationally-acclaimed clarinetist Todd Palmer, who will discuss the klezmer and mystical elements of Dreams and Prayers; pianist and composer Paul Alan Levi, who will speak with Michael Leavitt, President of the American Society for Jewish Music about interpreting Yiddish Art Songs today; and Yuval Waldman, artistic director of the Sidney Krum Concert Series, who will introduce the hybrid klezmer-jazz elements in the closing piano trio Café Music

The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Sidney Krum.

Michael Leavitt is President of the American Society for Jewish Music and a Founding Director of the Museum of Yiddish Theater. His firm MPL Productions, Inc. specializes in advertising and marketing for the arts, as well as concert, recording and radio production. In the fields of music and dance, he has managed and worked with major performers at home and abroad. For more than three decades Michael Leavitt has been a consultant and advisor to arts organizations around the country, as well as state and national agencies.

Paul Alan Levi is an acclaimed composer. His most significant works, for chorus, orchestra, and soloists include, the Mark Twain Suite and the Passover Oratorio, Dayenu, both of which premiered in Carnegie Hall. Levi has received numerous awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as commissions from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; New York Choral Society; New Amsterdam Singers; and Robert DeCormier Singers, among others. His Songs for the Synagogue, composed with Rabbi/Cantor Mark Lipson, has been regularly performed in concert and as part of Shabbat night services throughout the United States. Levi has written many works for chorus, solo voice, piano, chamber ensembles, and orchestra, as well as scores for film and television. Recent works include: Venetian Mazes for piano solo (premiered at Tenri Cultural Institute); Second String Quartet (premiered at Merkin Concert Hall); Dateless Calendar for chorus and chamber ensemble (commissioned and premiered by New Amsterdam Singers); and Light at Play for orchestra (to be premiered this December by American Chamber Orchestra, Fairfield, CT).

Todd Palmer (clarinet) has appeared as soloist, recitalist, chamber music collaborator, educator, arranger, and presenter in a variety of musical endeavors around the world. A three time Grammy nominated artist, he was a winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions and grand prize winner in the Ima Hogg Young Artist Auditions. He has made solo appearances with the Atlanta, Houston, BBC Scotland orchestras; St. Paul, Cincinnati, Montréal, and Metamorphosen chamber orchestras. His recital performances include Weill Hall and 92nd Street Y in New York, the Kennedy Center, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has collaborated with some of the world’s finest string ensembles such as the St. Lawrence, Brentano, Borromeo and Pacifica quartets; sopranos Kathleen Battle, Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, Heidi Grant Murphy and Dawn Upshaw; in addition to many other notable instrumentalists. He has championed Osvaldo Golijov’s klezmer quintet The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind; premiered David Bruce’s Gumboots at Carnegie Hall with the St. Lawrence Quartet; and commissioned Ricky Ian Gordon’s theatre work, Orpheus and Euridice, which was presented by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. Most recently he premiered Crosswalk, a new work for clarinet and dance by choreographer Mark Morris.

Yuval Waldman, born in Russia and educated in Israel, the United States and Europe, has enjoyed great success as a violinist, conductor, and educator. Waldman has appeared as a soloist with orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe and Israel and given recitals at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall in London, and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 2005 Maestro Waldman founded Music Bridges International, to foster cross-cultural music exchange programs that feature the music of different countries. Under the Music Bridges banner, he organized the successful Young Artsist Strings Competition at the “Tchaikovsky’s Homeland” Center in Izhevsk/Votkinsk, Russia.

Posted by jmwc at 06:07 PM

Joanne Borts Stars at Gala Pre-Khanike Concert

GALA PRE KHANIKE (CHANUKAH ) DINNER & CONCERT
“OY MAME, BIN IKH FARLIBT”
FEATURING
BROADWAY & YIDDISH THEATER STAR
JOANNE BORTS
WITH DAVE LEVITT & HIS 7 PIECE KLEZMER ORCHESTRA
Master of Ceremonies
Fyvush Finkel
DATE & TIME: Monday, DECEMBER 15, 2014 6:15 PM
MENU: GLATT KOSHER KHANIKE DINNER WITH LATKES
PLACE: SUTTON PLACE SYNAGOGUE – 225 E 51ST. NYC
(Between 2nd & 3rd AVE) HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
MEMBERS $ 40 GUESTS $ 45 CONCERT ONLY $ 25 (8:15 PM)
RESERVATIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE BY DECEMBER 8, 2014
RESERVATION INFORMATION CALL RUTH 516 569-1678/ E-MAIL YAFAC18@aol.com
Kindly send check payable to YAFAC and mail to RUTH HARRIS, TREASURER
379 BARNARD AVE
CEDARHURST, NY 11516
For more information:
Copy Form and send to Ruth Harris:
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November 11, 2014

Heather Klein in Concert

Heather Klein in Concert
Featured at: Osher Marin JCC
Friday, November 14th @ 12:45 pm
$8 members/$10 non-members
www.marinjcc.org
Posted by jmwc at 12:27 PM

November 04, 2014

Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel and Sender Botwinik at Haverford

Join Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel and Sender Botwinik for a concert today Monday, Nov 3 2014 for the Yiddish Culture Festival
at Haverford College in Philly
Tell your Philly friends!
Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Sender Botwinik in Concert Yiddish Culture Festival 2014
Monday, November 3, 4:30PM–5:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Haverford College,
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Welcome - Yiddish Culture Festival 2014
Posted by jmwc at 01:55 PM

October 23, 2014

New York Andalus Ensemble --Et Dodim Kalah Oct 30

The New York Andalus Ensemble will perform Oct. 30 2014 at 7;30
at the CUNY Graduate Center
Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Ave (corner of 34th) NY, NY
$13 Adults, $10 students

The_New York Andalus Ensemble presents Et Dodim Kalah (It’s the Time of Courting, O Bride!), an evening of music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa. Reflecting the cultural pluralism that characterizes this music, the 20 members of the ensemble perform repertoire in Arabic, Hebrew, and Judeo-Spanish Ladino, emphasizing the region’s shared tradition while cherishing the individual cultures that comprise it.

The New York Andalus Ensemble is led by ethnomusicologist and performer Dr. Samuel R. Thomas. As an artist and scholar for over fifteen years, his work centers on musical cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as jazz traditions and American popular genres.

The mission of this ensemble is to bring participants from varied backgrounds together to experience the rich and varied cultures of the Maghreb and al-Andalus through musical study and expression. The New York Andalus Ensemble is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music, the Music Programs of the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, the Middle Eastern-Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC), the American Sephardi Federation, JAMs, and the Institute of Sephardic Studies.

NewYorkAndalusEnsemble
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October 16, 2014

Don't Miss Figelin! New York, Princeton, Philadelphia

Figelin
Come see three of the hottest traditional fiddlers in an all-women, all-fiddle extravaganza that mixes North German dance music, songs and ballads with Jewish klezmer music, Hasidic melody, and Yiddish song. Put them together and the effect is explosive -wild fiddles, earthy grooves and three vibrant voices!

See more about upcoming concerts:
New York:
For Yiddish poetry lovers: Readings and Music with Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein for the launch of her new book,
A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586 - 1987
October 21 @ 6:30 PM Eldridge Street Synagogue
October 22 @ 6:30 PM Anne Frank Center
October 27 @ 8 PM
Branded Saloon603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn NY
October 28 @ 7:30 PM (Workshop 5:30 - 7)
Aaron Alexander's New York Klezmer Series
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St, NYC

Princeton:
October 25 House Concert and Potluck with Special Guest,
Super-Fiddler Amy Zakar
RSVP to: deborahjstrauss@cs.com

Philly:
October 23 Little Shul
2015 S 4th St, Philadelphia, 19148
October 29 @ 7:30 PM House Concert, Party, Dance and Jam!
5028 Larchwood Avenue, Philadelphia 19143
RSVP to: deborahjstrauss@cs.com

Figelin: Three Women, Two Cultures, One Love

North German and Yiddish Folk Music for Violins and Voices
Figelin is an exciting new collaboration of three internationally acclaimed violinists. Deborah Strauss is a pioneering Yiddish performer and educator who has been at the forefront of the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene for more than 20 years. Vanessa Vromans is one of the most talented musicians of the new klezmer generation. Originally from Australia and now based in Berlin, she is admired both for her mastery of traditional klezmer style and for pushing its boundaries through improvisation and new compositions. Born in Berlin, Vivien Zeller is a mesmerizing performer who has dedicated her career to the revitalization of North German folk music. Together with the band "Kwart" she was honored with the prestigious German RUTH World Music Prize.

For more information on any of these appearances: deborahjstrauss@cs.com

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Music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa in NYC

Et Dodim Kalah_ (It’s the Time of Courting, O Bride!) Come hear The New York Andalus Ensemble
Thursday, October 30, 2014
7:30 PM
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave. (at 34th St.)

The New York Andalus Ensemble will present _Et Dodim Kalah_ (It’s the Time of Courting, O Bride!), an evening of music and song from al-Andalus and North Africa.

TIckets: $13 adults/$10 students, available at the door or at www.newyorkandalusensemble.comor
(http://www.asefamusic.com/NYAndalusWEB/performances.html).

In al-Andalus (Southern Spain), peoples of the three Abrahamic faiths—Islam, Judaism, and Christianity—shared their arts and sciences for more than five hundred years, creating a multicultural canon of music and poetry. Since 1492, Jews and Muslims in North Africa have carried the musical traditions forward from al-Andalus. Today, the musical expansion from over five centuries ago to the present day flourishes in New York City with the New York Andalus Ensemble. Reflecting the cultural pluralism that characterizes this music, the ensemble sings in Arabic, Hebrew, and Ladino, emphasizing the expressive quality of the region’s shared tradition while cherishing the individual cultures that comprise it.

“You won't want to miss the chance to see such a diverse and versatile group.”
—Spain Culture, New York

The New York Andalus Ensemble is led by ethnomusicologist and performer Dr. Samuel R. Thomas. As an artist and scholar for over fifteen years, his work centers on musical cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as jazz traditions and American popular genres. Dr. Thomas lectures on topics including Muslim-Jewish confluences in music, philosophy, and poetics, and diaspora studies. Dr. Thomas is also artistic director of the critically acclaimed ensemble ASEFA.

New York Andalus Ensemble - Mission Statement

The mission of this ensemble is to bring together participants from varied backgrounds to experience the rich and varied cultures of the Maghreb and al-Andalus through musical study and expression.

For centuries, religion has played an integral part of life in this region. Therefore, several of the ensemble’s sung texts have embedded references to religious ideas—primarily from Islam and Judaism—because they cannot be separated from the cultural life of the people. However, texts that promote a particular religious ideology or modern political agenda will be avoided. In learning these songs, we are not promoting any particular religion, religious agenda, or political persuasion. We want room for what is part of the culture of the region to come through as a learning experience. The NYAE comprises individuals who understand this mission and can appreciate it. We welcome you in learning about the musical traditions of the Maghreb and al-Andalus, and in the opportunity to share this illustrious culture with many people.

The New York Andalus Ensemble is co-sponsored by the Foundation for Iberian Music, the Music Programs of the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, the Middle Eastern-Middle Eastern American Center (MEMEAC), the American Sephardi Federation, JAMs, and the Institute of Sephardic Studies.

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October 14, 2014

"Yiddish is a M'Khaye"

Hits and Skits from Second Avenue to Pitkin Avenue
with Hy Wolfe, Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Steve Sterner
6:30 PM
Monday, October 27, 2014
Yiddish Artists and Friends Actors' Club (YAFAC)
Fall Dinner and Concert
A glatt kosher dinner will be served.
Sutton Place Synagogue, 225 E 51st St, New York, NY
Members: $40
Guests: $45
Reservations required to yafac18@aol.com
Send checks to Ruth Harris, Treaurer. 379 Barnard Ave., Cedarhurst, NY 11516
Phone: 516-569-1678


Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Sender Botwinik in Concert
Yiddish Culture Festival
Monday, November 3, 2014
4:30PM–5:30PM
KINSC Sharpless Auditorium
Haverford College,
370 Lancaster Avenue
Haverford, PA 19041
Welcome - Yiddish Culture Festival 2014
For More Info:
Jeff Tecosky-Feldman
jtecosky@haverford.edu
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October 08, 2014

Carolyn Enger at Kosciuszko Foundation Concert

The Kosciuszko Foundation is having an exciting program featuring works by Sean Hickey, Karol Szymanowski, Arvo Part and Ned Rorem performed by Carolyn Enger, pianist. She will perform selections from her New York Times critically acclaimed "Best in Classical Recordings for 2013" CD, Ned Rorem: Piano Album I, 'Six Friends.'
Thursday, November 6, 7 PM
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th St.
NYC
www.thekf.org
PROGRAM Karol Szymanowski Prelude Op. 1, No. 1 in B minor Prelude Op. 1, No. 3 in D flat major Arvo Part Variationen zur Gesundung von Arinuschka Fur Alina Fur Anna Maria Passacaglia fur Violine und Klavier Spiegel im Spiegel fur Violine und Klavier Fratres fur Violine und Klavier Mozart-Adagio fur Violine, Violoncello und Klavier Intermission Sean Hickey The Birds of Barclay Street Reckoning Ned Rorem Barcarolle No. 1 Pieces from "Piano Album l" Six Friends Barcarolle No. 2 About the Carol Enger

"Lauded for her sensitive, nuanced playing, American pianist Carolyn Enger is a musician who consistently entrances her audiences. Anthony Tommasini – Chief Music Critic of The New York Times wrote "This year the classical music critics of The New York Times had plenty of options when selecting their favorite recordings of 2013….Among the 90th Birthday tributes this year to the essential American composer Ned Rorem, this recording especially stands out. The fine pianist Carolyn Enger plays Mr. Rorem's complete Piano Album l, a collection of tender yet pungent miniatures written for friends, intimates and personal occasions from 1978-2001."

"In the New York area she has delivered her distinctly personal concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Spectrum and the Tenri Cultural Center.

For an extended bio, please click here to visit Ms. Enger's website. http://www.carolynenger.com/index.html
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September 04, 2014

Carol Enger at Spectrum in NYC

upcoming concert. Carolyn Enger will present an exciting program featuring a concert premiere of a work by Sean Hickey, solo and chamber works by Arvo Part and solo works by Ned Rorem.

Joining Carol will be violinist Josh Henderson and cellist Susan Mandel.

Sunday September 14, 3 PM
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St.
NY, NY
www.spectrumnyc.com
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July 14, 2014

London Klezmer Quartet in Clapham

LKQ's concert and Summer Tea Dance in Clapham http://www.omnibus-clapham.org/events/london-klezmer-quartet-tea-dance is Sunday 13 July at 4.30pm

LKQ album launch http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/the-london-klezmer-quartet/ is Weds 20 August at 8pm
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June 11, 2014

WunderKammer Klezmer in NYC

ISLE of KLEZBOS sextet presents: 16th annual KlezBiGay Pride show Monday, June 30 2014 “WunderKammer Klezmer”
7PM til 9PM - FREE & outdoors*!
El Sol Brillante Garden
East 12th Street between Ave's A/B, East Village NYC
(*Rain location TBA at Klezbos.com as needed)
Isle of Klezbos performs for our 16th annual celebration of KlezBiGay Pride, with this year's theme saluting the spirit of our hosts at El Sol Brillante Garden & the legacy of so many creative neighbors in the East Village: "WunderKammer Klezmer" will feature our full sublime sextet in our only all-gal NYC concert of the summer, returning to the wonderful urban foliage oasis surrounded by the fanciful wrought-iron fence created by artist/eco-journalist Julie Dermansky. Surprise special guest performers and any rain location info may also be announced at our website below, as well as Isle of Klezbos' Facebook page and Twitter feed @klezbigal.

http://Klezbos.com
ISLE of KLEZBOS
Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto saxophone
Pam Fleming, trumpet & flugelhorn
Shoko Nagai, accordion
Melissa Fogarty, vocals
Saskia Lane, double bass
Eve Sicular, drums |bandleader

Special guest artists / craftspeople may also be in attendance: Stay tuned! (MC's and cameo performers at this downtown event in past years have included luminaries Lisa Kron, Jennifer [Circus Amok] Miller, Julian Fleisher, Deb Margolin, Peter Cramer and more.)

El Sol Brillante Garden is located on the south side of East 12th Street between Avenue's A & B in Manhattan's East Village. (In case of inclement weather, an indoor venue for KlezBiGay Pride will be announced via Isle of Klezbos' Facebook page, website at Klezbos.com, and Twitter @klezbigal.) We are thrilled to return once again to the lush vegetation, imaginative layout and beautiful collective spirit of El Sol. For garden info and previews:

http://www.earthcelebrations.com/gardens/12ab_1.html
http://www.evpcnyc.org/elsolsr/index.html

Isle of Klezbos sextet was formed in 1998 by drummer/bandleader Eve Sicular as an organic offshoot of NYC-based Metropolitan Klezmer octet. The soulful, fun-loving all-gal powerhouse sextet released their latest recording in April: the band's CD "Live From Brooklyn" launched to a full house at Joe's Pub (at the Public) and rave reviews, with band appearances this spring on Seth Rudetsky's SiriusXM radio shows and a feature in The Huffington Post [by Mallika Rao] as well as interview with drummer/leader Eve Sicular on HuffPost Live with host Josh Zepps. The group's music has been heard on broadcasts from "CBS Sunday Morning" to "The L Word," with commissions coming from the likes of Grammy nominated Scissor Sisters and visual artist Kiki Smith. Isle of Klezbos was awarded a coveted performance for Chamber Music America's World Music & Jazz genres, and ensemble tours have included festivals from Vienna to Vancouver, and colleges from Stanford to Skidmore to Sewanee. The band looks forward to summer appearances also at Oskar Shindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange NJ as well as the Midwest, and 2015 concerts in San Antonio TX and beyond. Last month's collaborative appearance with Jill Sobule for her "Yentl" songs NYC premiere with Isle of Klezbos as houseband was another rousing success at Joe's Pub.

KlezBiGay Pride performances featuring Isle of Klezbos & friends have been held every June since 1999 at venues ranging from Vienna’s KlezMORE Fest, to CB’s 313 Gallery [folk & world music sister club next to legendary CBGB], to City Winery. El Sol Brillante Community Garden, established in 1977 on the site of three demolished tenement buildings, has welcomed Isle of Klezbos festivities annually since 2009. This year's festivities are made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts [NYSCA] with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council [LMCC]. Thanks also to our fiscal sponsor, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice [JFREJ].

Eve Sicular | drummer, bandleader Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos
http://metropolitanklezmer.com
http://klezbos.com
http://youtube.com/evesicular
TEL: 212-475-4544 CELL: 347-804-4439 FAX: 212-677-6304 sicular@gmail.com Skype: eve.sicular Twitter @klezbigal
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London Klezmer Quartet in Summertime

London Klezmer Quartet concerts and courses coming up

12 June, Camden, London. Music starts at 8.30pm
London Klezmer Quartet in concert at the Green Note, also featuring gorgeous Romanian melodies from the Brasov String Band - Francesca Ter-Berg (cello) and Flora Curzon (violin).
Read more ( http://www.greennote.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2499 )
Book tickets ( http://www.wegottickets.com/event/270180 )

13 June, Hitchin, Herts
Concert at Benslow Music. Details and booking ( http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=775 )

17-23 June, Riga, Latvia
Midsummer tour in Latvia. More info ( http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/gigs.html )

28 June, Leigh on Sea, Essex Leigh Folk Festival. Details ( http://leighfolkfestival.com/ )

20 August
CD celebration at The Vortex. Book tickets ( http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/the-london-klezmer-quartet/ )

Play klezmer 13-15 June, Herts Weekend klezmer course. Details and booking ( http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=775 ) 7-11 July, central London Klezmer at the SOAS Summer Music School, 7-9pm every day. Book ( http://www.soas.ac.uk/music/summermusicschool/07jul2014-klezmer-music.html ) 29-31 August, Youlgrave, Derbyshire Weekend course. Details ( http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/gigs.html )
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June 10, 2014

Laible Ben Moshe with Jewjah Jam Band

Millinery Center Synagogue Presents:
Singer Songwriter "Laible Ben Moshe" Along with "The Jewjah Jam Band"
Featuring:
Michael Poulad; Guitar; Yaniel; Vocals & Keyboards; & JJ Horowitz; Drums
This Thursday June 12 2014
@ 8:00 pm
1025 Ave of the Americas
(6th Ave. & 38th St.)
Donation: $12
Doors: 7:30
For More Info:
Call us @ (646)262-5061
Email: Millinerysyng@gmail.com
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June 04, 2014

Pete Sokolow's 'Klezmer Plus Trio" w/Ken Maltz, Marty Confurius

June 10, 2014
5:30 - 7pm - Instrumental Klezmer Workshop w/Pete Sokolow
Concert 7:30pm
NY Klezmer Series Presents: Pete Sokolow's 'Klezmer Plus Trio" w/Ken Maltz, Marty Confurius
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th Street, NYC
(212) 877-4050
info@swfs.org
5:30 - 7pm - Instrumental Klezmer Workshop w/Pete Sokolow $25
7:40 - 9ish - Concert $15
9 - 9:45 Klezmer Jam Session
Full Night Pass $35

Peter Sokolow – piano, Ken Maltz – clarinet, and Marty Confurius – bass, pay tribute to the “Legends of Klezmer” by performing the music of Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, Max Epstein, Shloimke Beckerman, Sidney Beckerman, and others who brought this wonderful sound to America. The group is widely acclaimed for their spirited and authentic interpretations of the music made popular by the Twentieth Century’s masters of the klezmer style.

Pete Sokolow has perhaps done more than any living person to revitalize the art of Klezmer Music. He wrote, along with Henry Sapoznick, the earliest book of transcriptions “The Compleat Klezmer” which remains a must have for klezmorim, as well as arranging and keyboard method books for the klezmer musician. He has taught at most of the major Yiddish Culture Festivals for the past 30 years. He maintained a busy schedule of weddings & bar mitzvahs, concerts and club performances (think 300 gigs a year), for decades.

Accompanist for Dave Tarras, The Epstein Brothers, Bandleader of Klezmer Plus, and founding member of Kapelye, among others…. If you only come to one concert this year, this is the one.

AND this concert will be held upstairs in the Sanctuary of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, using their famed Bosendorfer piano with the extra keys. It's a chance to hear Pete Sokolow on an incredible instrument in a beautiful setting with a wonderful group.

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Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival

Metropolitan Klezmer plays Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival The Museum at Eldridge Street: Bi-cultural Block Party, 14th annual!
Sunday, June 8, 2014
12 noon til 4PM ~ FREE event
12 Eldridge Street
Lower East Side/Chinatown NYC 10002
http://eldridgestreet.org/events
http://www.eldridgestreet.org/event/14th-annual-egg-rolls-egg-creams-festival/
METROPOLITAN KLEZMER returns to Eldridge Street Synagogue: FREE & open to the public! Outdoors as weather permits. In case of inclement weather, performance will be located in the synagogue's historic, beautifully restored sanctuary. Yiddish heritage meets traditional Chinese culture, in the overlapping downtown neighborhoods of New York's Lower East Side / Chinatown. Metropolitan Klezmer six-piece lineup performs sets from 12PM til 4PM: Festivities commence with klezmer parade down Eldridge Street at noon. Klezmer sets continue through the afternoon, with community encounters to include two music features with Yiddish instrumental music welcoming Chinese performers for special jam sessions.
Museum Site: 212.219.0302; Administrative Office: 212.219.0888

Metropolitan Klezmer returns to play Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival: The Museum at Eldridge Street's annual block party, taking place every June, is a joyous cross-cultural celebration paying homage to the Jewish and Chinese communities of our neighborhood. Enjoy FREE music, food, folk art demos and crafts, including two Metropolitan Klezmer sextet sets & our opening parade/processional! Plus Chinese opera, Yiddish and Chinese lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts and more. Special performance this year will include traditional Chinese musicians jamming on select Metropolitan Klezmer feature tunes.
http://www.eldridgestreet.org/event/14th-annual-egg-rolls-egg-creams-festival/

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May 23, 2014

AMERIKE DI PREKHTIKE

Yiddish blues?! Yiddish jazz?! Yiddish pop?! Yiddish spirituals?! A concert unlike any other !
(With English translations)
AMERIKE DI PREKHTIKE
("America the Beautiful")
SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014, 4:30 PM
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (corner 95 Street), New York City

This two-hour concert, celebrating 360 years of American Jewish life (1654-2014), will include Yiddish music in distinctly American musical styles: blues, jazz and pop numbers, spirituals, standards, Second Avenue theatre hits, labor anthems, and more. In these works you will recognize America's pervasive influence on Jewish culture - and vice versa.

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Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu in Potsdam

Potsdam Musikfestpiele Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu
18-06-2014, 20:00, Mittwoch
Potsdam, Germany
"Music from the Spanish Jews"

For details:
http://www.musikfestspiele-potsdam.de/programm/programm-2014/veranstaltung/spanien-im-herzen.html
www.mlat.org
Spanien im Herzen
Lieder und Musik der sephardischen Juden
Neue Kammern Sanssouci / Ovidgalerie
Preise: 35 € | 30 €
Derzeit ausverkauft Diese Veranstaltung ist derzeit ausverkauft. Restkarten können ab zwei Wochen vor der Veranstaltungsbeginn telefonisch erfragt werden.

Uralte Romanzen und zeitlose Chansons voller Sehnsucht und Melancholie Künstler

ME LA AMARGATES TÚ
Esteban Manzano, Tenor
Doret Florentin, Blockflöte
Tulio Rondon, Viola da gamba
Sarah Ridy, Barockharfe
Juan Martinez, Perkussion
Beschreibung

[Ohrzeit] 19.00 Uhr: »Sephardische Musik heute«
Doret Florentin im Gespräch mit Dr. Jelle Dierickx

Der Traum von einem friedlichen Miteinander der Religionen und Kulturen, wo Orient und Okzident ihr Bestes vereinen - im maurischen Spanien wurde er gelebt. Als die katholischen Könige 1492 die Juden aus Spanien vertrieben, war der Glanz von Al-Andalus verweht. Zehntausende suchten in den Ländern rund ums Mittelmeer eine neue Heimat, ihre Nachfahren leben heute über die ganze Welt verstreut. In ihrer Sprache, dem Ladino, und ihren Liedern lebt die Erinnerung an »Sepharad«, die alte Heimat, fort. Im Ensemble ME LA AMARGATES TÚ haben sich Musiker aus aller Welt zusammengefunden, um die Klänge Sepharads zu neuem Leben zu erwecken. Die Preisträger des Internationalen Wettbewerbs für jüdische Musik faszinieren mit orientalisch schillernder Melodik und rhythmischen Drive. Und in Esteban Manzanos samtweiche Stimme werden Sie sich sowieso verlieben ...
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Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu in Israel

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu Israeli Festival 7-6-2014, 21:00 YMCA
Jerusalem, Israel
"My heart remembers"
Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu with guest singer, mezzo soprano Bracha Kol
For details and tickets:
http://israel-festival.org/?one_page_portfolio=%D7%90%D7%A0%D7%A1%D7%9E%D7%91%D7%9C-%D7%90%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%92%D7%98%D7%A1 www.mlat.org

“ליבי זוכר”- רומנסות וקנסיונים מספרד העתיקה

אנסמבל “מֵה לָה אָמַרְגָּטֵס טוּ” מארח את הזמרת ברכה קול

זוכה פרס התחרות הבין לאומית למוסיקה יהודית לשנת 2008, אנסמבל מה לה אמרגטס טו, נוסד בהאג, הולנד, והמשותף לכל החברים בו הוא אהבתם למוסיקה הספרדית של הקהילה היהודית בחצי האי האיברי, בתקופת תור הזהב ולאחר גירוש ספרד (1492).

בהופעותיו משלב האנסמבל בין שירי לדינו לבין שירים ספרדיים מהמאות ה-15 וה-16. חברי האנסמבל מתמחים במוסיקה עתיקה, ומנגנים בכלי נגינה שנבנו בדמות הכלים המקוריים מתקופת הרנסנס והבארוק.

לאחר סיורים בינלאומיים, יגיע האנסמבל לישראל ויציג תכנית עשירה ובה שירים המתארים את חיי היומיום בחצי האי האיברי, ונושאים כגון אהבה, צער, בדידות, ייאוש ושמחה. מקורות ההשפעה לכל היצירות הללו הם המוסיקה הספרדית, הטורקית, הערבית והבלקנית.

בקונצרט משלב האנסמבל בין מאפייניהם המסורתיים והעממיים של השירים לבין אלמנטים מוסיקליים מן המאות ה-15, ה-16 וה-17.

אסטבן מנסאנו (ארגנטינה) – טנור
דורט פלורנטין (יוון/ישראל) – חלילית
טוליו רונדון (ונצואלה- ארצות הברית) – ויולה דה גמבה
שרה ראידי (אנגליה/בלגיה) – נבל בארוק
חואן מרטינז (מקסיקו) – כלי הקשה

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May 20, 2014

Allen Watsky's Djangle Box Project

NY Klezmer Series Presents: Allen Watsky's Djangle Box Project
Tuesday May 20 at 7:30pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St., New York, New York 10023
5:30 - 7pm - Instrumental Klezmer Workshop $25
7:30 - 9ish - Concert $15
9 - 9:45 Klezmer Jam Session
Full Night Pass $35
Djangle Box Project plays a combination of original compositions by Al Watsky, and traditional melodies. They explore the intersections of Eastern European, Middle Eastern, Roma, Yiddish, dance, trance and Jazz.

Allen Watsky is widely known over the past years for being the funky guitarist behind David Krakauer, Fred Wesley and DJ Socalled’s ”Abraham Inc.” Project. He’s toured as well with Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness and Josh Dolgin’s groups, as well as many other projects. He has been in the klezmer scene for years, attending Klez Kamp, Klez Kanada and other workshops. He has been a professional musician for decades and is also known as one of the finest Luthiers in the business.

Here he will be presenting selections from an upcoming CD with a fantastic group of musicians.
We’re Eclectic, Not Electric !
www.alwatsky.com
Al Watsky - guitar
With David Licht – percussion,
Brian Glassman – double bass,
Marty Fogel – horns
Billy Newman -classical guitar.
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May 13, 2014

Prayers for Fellow Prisoners with Ullern Kammerkor

Norway's Ullern Kammerkor at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC
Thursday, May 29th at 7 PM
Prayers for Fellow Prisoners
by Kristian Hernes on a text by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Norway's Ullern Kammerkor
Gjermund Brenne, Conductor
A program of music by composers active in the Terezin Concentration Camp and who perished during the Holocaust. In addition, the concert will have two pieces by Kurt Weill.

presented by the American Society for Jewish Music
The Center for Jewish History / 15 West 16th Street / NYC 10011
www.jewishmusic-asjm.org
No admission. However, seat reservations at info@jewishmusic-asjm.org or call Phone: 212.874-3990 / Fax: 212.874-8605 /
Tickets also at: Smarttix.com
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Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale Concert

Sunday, June 1, 2014
7 pm in Merkin Concert Hall

Led by conductor Ben Gruder, this ensemble will present an evening of Jewish choral music from the spiritual to the whimsical. Works include pieces by Yehezkel Braun, Leonard Cohen, Moshe Wilenskyand Eric Whitacre.

Tickets: $24 preferred/$21 general admission/$17 student/seniors
Tickets available by phone or at box office only.
Students must show ID

Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023
Tel. 212-501-3330

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May 12, 2014

Sung Among Friends

Thursday, May 15, 7:00PM

Sung Among Friends: Intimate Georgian and Yiddish Singing Traditions

City Lore Performance Space, 56 East First St, Manhattan (Lower East Side), NY



This intimate concert held in close company presents the kind of traditional singing shared socially among friends and family. Informal and at times competitive, Georgian table singing, presented by members of the Zekari Georgian Men's Choir and Yiddish zingerayen, presented by some of the finest proponents of the tradition, including Michael Alpert, Carol Freeman, Sarah Gordon, Esther Gottesman, Janet Leuchter, Jerry Marcus, Ethel Raim, Paula Teitelbaum and Josh Waletzky, exemplify a practice found in many cultures of using the time after a meal to carry on in song.

This event is presented by Brooklyn Arts Council, in co-sponsorship with CATCH (Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage), Center for Traditional Music and Dance's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, City Lore, and Dancing Crane Georgian Cultural Center. At the brand new City Lore
Performance Space, 56 East First St, Manhattan (Lower East Side)

Posted by jmwc at 06:40 PM

The Yellow Ticket in Seattle

The Yellow Ticket in Seattle, Monday 5/12

Klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals performs her original score live to a screening of 1918 silent film The work, which was awarded the Foundation for Jewish Culture's 2012 New Jewish Music Network commission, is currently touring the U.S. and Canada. Next stop: as part of a Music of Remembrance concert at Benaroya Hall, Seattle. This performance, with Alicia on violin and pianist Marilyn Lerner, will also be the premiere of a new version of the score for clarinet, violin and piano, commissioned by Music of Remembrance and featuring Seattle Symphony clarinetist Laura DeLuca.

Remarkably progressive for its time, The Yellow Ticket (1918) is the first film to explore the discrimination of Jews in Tsarist Russia and stars famed Polish actress Pola Negri, Hollywood?s first European silent film star. Filmed on location in German-occupied Warsaw, it tells the story of Lea, a young woman who hides her Jewish heritage to study medicine. Pushed towards prostitution to pay the rent, Lea is saved by a beloved professor with a secret of his own.

Svigals performs her score live with Canadian new music virtuoso, pianist Marilyn Lerner.

Thanks to a grant from the Still Point Fund, Svigals' Yellow Ticket tour also premieres a newly digitized version of the film, created so that audiences can view it for the first time in almost a century at the proper speed, in high definition and with intertitles accurately translated from the original German.

7:30 p.m. | Monday, May 12, 2014
6:45 p.m. | Meet the Composers: Alicia Svigals and Lori Laitman

Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall, Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Tickets: http://www.musicofremembrance.org/~musicofr/concert/spring-concert-yellow-ticket

Two World Premieres!

Clarinetist Laura DeLuca joins the Klezmatics? Alicia Svigals in a performance of Svigal's new score to enliven this special screening of the classic 1918 silent film starring Pola Negri. And the World Premiere of Lori Laitman's song cycle, In Sleep The World Is Yours, setting the haunting verses of Selma Meerbaum Eisinger, a gifted young poet who perished at age 18 in a Nazi labor camp. See: Alicia's website - aliciasvigals.com

The Yellow Ticket production was commissioned by the Foundation for Jewish Culture?s New Jewish Culture Network, a league of North American performing arts presenters committed to the creation and touring of innovative projects. The Yellow Ticket received its debut at the Washington Jewish Music Festival presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center through a commission made possible by the Arthur Tracy "The Street Singer" Endowment Fund. The New Jewish Culture Network has received major support from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by Sylvia M. Neil, the Milken Family Foundation and other donors. Photos courtesy of Tina Chaden (Alicia) and Chris Randle (Alicia and movie).

Posted by jmwc at 09:53 AM

May 08, 2014

From Babylon to Broadway

Sunday, June 8, 2014
Concert begins at 2:00 PM
Yorktown Jewish Center
2966 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY

For an enjoyable adventure into the world of multi-cultural songs, hear Kol Rinah Chorale's eclectic offering of music inspired by Sephardi, Ashkenazi and Biblical traditions, ranging from ancient to contemporary melodies/liturgical to secular themes, including Broadway, Renaissance, Israeli and Spiritual genres.

Conducted by Ben Gruder and accompanied on piano by Connie Prener. Free kosher refreshments. Sunday, June 8, 2014 Concert begins at 2:00 PM at the Yorktown Jewish Center, 2966 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY. Tix at the door: GA $22; Students/Seniors, $18. Group Rates, Advanced Sale Discounts and other Information at: www.kolrinahchorale.org or call 914-243-9059.
Posted by jmwc at 08:42 AM

April 22, 2014

Anat Fort in Jerusalem

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23 2014, Anat Fort will be taking a trip to Jerusalem, to perform a project she's been dreaming about for nearly ten years. Anat has arranged some of the most beautiful songs that were written by Natan Alterman and composed by Sasha Argov. Alterman is one of Israel's most prominent poets, and Argov is one of its key musical figures. The show will feature a great team of players PLUS video art. Tickets are going fast...please join Anat tomorrow as this will be special!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 23rd at 9PM
W/Amos Hoffman-guitar and oud, Yorai Oron-bass, Shay Zelman-drums, Tamar Singer-video art and special guest-Daphne Armony-voice!
Beit Avi Chai
44 King George St.
Jerusalem
www.bac.org.il
For those of you who cannot make it, you can watch here LIVE here:
http://www.bac.org.il/live
Posted by jmwc at 10:32 AM

April 18, 2014

Zamir Boston Elijah Rocks

Monday, May 19, 7:30 pm, "Elijah Rocks" at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA:

Reserve your tickets now for our season finale, "Elijah Rocks." This multimedia presentation will bring to life some of the great stories from the Bible. Experience the creation of the world, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Moses and the exodus, Joshua at the walls of Jericho, Elijah with the fiery chariot, Shadrach in the furnace, and more. Special guest: the incomparable singer/songleader Nick Page. This year, Zamir is delighted to honor Charles Coe, noted poet and arts advocate; and Heather Zacker, Zamir alumna extraordinaire and healthcare executive. For tickets: ofa.fas.harvard.edu or contact: manager@zamir.org.
Posted by jmwc at 01:21 PM

March 08, 2014

HAVANA NAGILA in NY

THE KLEZMATICS present HAVANA NAGILA featuring ARTURO O'FARRILL, SOFIA REI, LEWIS KAHN, REINALDO DE JESUS & OTHERS
Sunday, March 23 at 5:00pm
The Town Hall in New York, New York
Havana Nagila is a joyful celebration of New York’s unique Latin and Jewish musical heritages. The Klezmatics update historic Yiddish tunes for contemporary listeners, creating a Grammy-winning style emulated worldwide. This spring, they will team up to craft an unforgettable evening with renowned Latin pianist & composer Arturo O’Farrill, Sofia Rei, Lewis Kahn, Reinaldo de Jesus and others
Posted by jmwc at 05:59 PM

D’var Shirah at Eldridge Street

"D’var Shirah will explore the intersection of Jewish text and music, recognizing the inspiration that one brings to the other, and the creative possibilities to be found within that synthesis." The Academy for Jewish Religion invited you to experience a one-night only, pre-Pesach encounter between instrumentalists, vocalists, and spoken-word artists.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
7:30 p.m., followed by a dessert reception for all.
Museum at Eldridge Street
The historic synagogue space on New York City's Lower East Side.
LOCATION: 12 Eldridge Street
NYC Featuring instrumentalists:
Frank London (trumpet)
Marty Ehrlich (reeds)
Ronen Itzik (percussion)
Zack Lober (bass)
Rob Schwimmer (piano)
Zoe B. Zak (accordian)

In collaboration with:

AJR rabbis, cantors, students and friends, including:
Cantor Lisa B. Segal
Cantor Meredith Greenberg
Arthur Strimling
Rabbi Jill Hammer
Rabbi Hanniel Levenson
Trisha Arlin
Tehila Wise
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February 16, 2014

Rebecca Teplow Concert

Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM
,
Eric Brown Theater, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Ave
Tenafly, New Jersey 07670
Click for ticket info
About Rebecca:
http://rebeccateplow.com/
Posted by jmwc at 10:17 AM

February 10, 2014

Ayn Neue Lid--When Yiddish Was Young

Lucidarium, a group specializing in music of the MIddle Ages and Renaissance, will have an upcoming tour of Holland. This tour is part of the group's plan "to teach people that there is more to Jewish early music that Salomone Rossi and Sephardic songs played on recorders and viola da gambas..."

The program is "Ayn Neue Lid - When Yiddish Was Young," created with a grant from the EAJC and the Rothschild Foundation Europe.
Here's the schedule -

za 22 feb, 20.15 uur | Utrecht, Geertekerk
zo 23 feb, 14.30 uur | 's-Hertogenbosch, De Toonzaal
di 25 feb, 20.15 uur | Amsterdam, Waalse Kerk
wo 26 feb, 20.30 uur | Rotterdam, Laurenskerk (19.45 inleiding)
do 27 feb, 20.15 uur | Westzaan, Zuidervermaning
vr 28 feb, 20.15 uur | Deventer, Penninckshuis


For more info -
http://www.oudemuziek.nl/musici/lucidarium/
Posted by jmwc at 04:19 PM

February 01, 2014

Like Wildflowers, Suddenly

Like Wildflowers, Suddenly
Sunday, March 2, 4:00 pm
Congregation Mishkan Tefila
300 Hammond Pond Parkway,
Chestnut Hill, MA
Zamir is delighted to join Cong. Mishkan Tefila in honoring Cantor Aryeh Finklestein.
The program will feature the stunning oratorio Like Wildflowers, Suddenly, composed by Cantor Charles Osborne, lyrics by Cantor Finklestein. For more information: visit www.mishkantefila.org click here.
This program is part of the Boston Jewish Music Festival
Posted by jmwc at 11:44 PM

January 27, 2014

New York Klezmer Series on Tuesday

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Amanda (Miryem-Khaye) Seigel will be opening the New York Klezmer Series with the Dave Levitt Trio, featuring Mike Cohen (clarinet), Christina Crowder (accordion) and Dave Levitt (trombone). It's a wild mix of original and revived material, including songs from the repertoire of Marty Levitt and Harriet Kane. Come hear songs you won't hear anywhere else!

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., NYC
http://aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Concert: $15. Jam session afterward.
Klezmer Instrumental Music Class, 5:30-7pm. $25 per class.
Full night pass – $35 (includes class, concert & jam session)
Posted by jmwc at 01:13 PM

January 02, 2014

Yuval Ron Ensemble in Concert

Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East
Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Location: The Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center,
University of Northern Iowa campus, 8392 University Avenue, Ceder Falls, IA
Admission: Adults: $29, $23, $23, kids $1
Buy tickets: Phone: 1-877-216-3663, Email: tickets@uni.edu, Online: http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AUNI%3AUGB14%3AGBA30%3A&linkID=twuni&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=YRE&cgc=">Click Here
For more information: http://www.gbpac.com/upcoming-events/e-328/yuval-ron-ensemble.aspx
Posted by jmwc at 09:58 AM

December 29, 2013

Hanukkah Happens 24 on Jan 19 in Newton

The Brotherhood and Music Committee of Temple Emanuel present Hanukkah Happens 24 Jewish Love Songs
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton
Featuring:
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director, and Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
Concert admission (open seating): TE Members - $25; Non-members - $30; Seniors (70+)
$25; Children under 13 - $15; Tickets night of concert $30
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For more information and tickets, please visit templeemanuel.com
http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001-4jc9DHS1FW5YOewU4GeSI4Os25a_TIOzVQB_9OzQ-JnP797VaOmqVRNy_Syex3iSnouRbLEH_JFipG1eip1XE0r6G_cRISzYCEMy0IE7lv0oXbfv7AAaI4f07qfPP71xtgqrYeAkU1_KNmJq1sDrVx6OErlI02EVhRAX4YEfMz5GxSq4AHaXA33UrlF0LDNQpOKN7H_urM=&c=KwP9qy0FXOw1OXV5dqvm03dDsCQ2XIebrUXjjM2jDAiYdTEwJnqEMw==&ch=fiWeq1viea985AJ27Id9wr_vN8W8GiRN7hlImTE37I2eOBx5dNTb7w== HHConcert@gmail.com or call 617-558-8100.
Posted by jmwc at 08:19 PM

London Klezmer Quartet DownUnder in Australia for January

London Klezmer Quartet is going on a tour to Australia , 5 January-15 February 2013. So if you live there or are visiting, here are their tour dates: http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/oztour2014dates.htmlCheck it out also for the band's shows, dances and workshops in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland. Wow. Jewish music is everywhere!
Posted by jmwc at 07:07 PM

December 04, 2013

Winter Jewish Music Concert in Miami

The Winter Jewish Music Concert is on Saturday, January 18th, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 per person, plus service charge. Tickets may be purchased online, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. More information at www.JewishConcert.org and to see program.
Posted by jmwc at 06:43 PM

Jew Ja Jam Band & Peretz Levine

Come Join The Millinery Center Synagogue
This Thursday December 5, the 8th day of Chanukah
For an Unbelievable Concert Experience
Featuring Two Extraordinary Talented Musical Groups

The Jew Ja Jam Band
& Peretz Levine & Friends
Show @ 7:30pm
Admission $12
Location:
Millinery Center Synagogue
1025 Ave of the Americas
(6th Ave btwn 38th & 39th)
New York NY 10018

More Information:
Rabbi Hayim S. Wahrman
(646) 262-5061
Millinerysyng@gmail.com
Posted by jmwc at 06:16 PM

November 24, 2013

100th Birthday Tribute to Richard Tucker

Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and Neil Shicoff, tenor
In Tribute Concert to the Legendary Richard Tucker
December 14th, 2013, 8:00 PM
with Maestro Russell Ger, and the Park East Synagogue Choir
For reservations, please visit Park East Synagogue website: www.parkeastsynagogue.org
163 East 67th Street
NYC
Posted by jmwc at 06:47 PM

November 22, 2013

Kurt Weill Songbook at Temple Emeth, Newton, MA

This Sunday -- November the 24th at 3PM.
The Bostonians present, “ The Kurt Weill Songbook.”
Temple Emeth, 194 Grove Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
Join Cantor Michael McCloskey, SJM ’07, as he hosts and performs in a concert of Kurt Weill musical theater selections. The concert also features four fantastic musicians, Richard Conrad, baritone, Philip Lima, baritone, Andrea Matthews, soprano, and Bill Merrill, pianist.

Stuart Hecht, associate professor of theater at Boston College, who has written a very erudite book exploring Jews and musical theater, called Transposing Broadway, will narrate the concert. He is quite an amazing resource, has worked with some amazing people including David Mamet, and was recently featured on PBS.
Posted by jmwc at 10:13 AM

August 13, 2013

Klezmer in the Park in London

Sunday 1 September 2013, 1-6pm
Regents Park bandstand, London
http://www.jmi.org.uk
Bands all afternoon, and a new kids' zone! Ilana Cravitz and Vivi Lachs lead dancing. Featuring: Los Desterrados, Hamsa, The Turbans, Frank London’s UK Klezmer Allstars, Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Be there!

Posted by jmwc at 10:45 PM

London Klezmer Quartet at Jamboree

Wednesday 21 August, 8.30pm, Jamboree, London
http://www.jamboreevenue.co.uk/
London Klezmer Quartet gig, followed by jam session as part of the Klezmer Karousal series at the Cable Street venue. Other events in the series include Daphna Sadeh Trio (7 August), Don Kipper (14 August). 566 Cable Street, Cable Street Studios Courtyard, London E1W 3HB
Posted by jmwc at 10:43 PM

July 17, 2013

Neshama Carlebach and The Green Pastures Choir

September 22, 2013
American Friends of Magen David Adom proudly presents "Higher and Higher"
Neshama Carlebach and The Green Pastures Choir
Congregation Beth Sholom
8231 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA
For tickets and further information call 215.947.7007 or visit
afmda.org.

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July 14, 2013

Isle of Klezbos Performs at Jewish Museum SummerNights Series

The all women's klezmer sextet, ISLE OF KLEZBOS, will perform at the Jewish Museum's "SummerNights" Series on Thursday, July 25 2013 as the final concert. Isle of Klezbos plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango.
This event also includes an open bar with wine and light refreshments.
Doors open at 7pm, and the concert begins at 7:30pm.
The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.
July 25 concert tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/summernights
to purchase tickets online. For additional information, the public may call 212.423.3337.
An infrared assistive listening system for people who are hard of hearing is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.

SORRY> This concert is currently at capacity. Tickets are no longer available. Isle of Klezbos approaches musical tradition with irreverence and respect. Based in New York, this soulful, fun-loving, powerhouse all-women's klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing and retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. Formed by drummer/leader Eve Sicular, Isle of Klezbos features alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman and Manhattan Schools of Music as well as Harvard, and has been honored with multiple awards by The New York State Council on the Arts, Outmusic, and Sparkplug Foundation. The ensemble has performed at venues such as Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival, Joe's Pub, the Brooklyn Museum's First Saturday, and the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. Isle of Klezbos' concert footage has been broadcast on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN WorldBeat, and PBS In The Life, and their music has also featured on The L Word (Showtime), and in film soundtracks for Grace Paley: Collected Shorts and I Guess I'm Not Going to Get to Vegas.

The SummerNights concert series has been funded by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided from public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The stage lighting has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.
About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring the intersection of art and Jewish culture from ancient to modern times. The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as dynamic and engaging programs for families, adults, and school groups. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 25,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Regular admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm, and free on Saturdays. For information on The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at TheJewishMuseum.org

Posted by jmwc at 05:20 PM

July 12, 2013

Miryem-Khaye Seigel in NY and Boston this summer

Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel will be singing with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman in Long Island City on Wednesday, July 17, and with Dr. Hankus Netsky in Boston on Monday, August 5.
See details:
CYCO Book Sale and Reading/Concert
Wednesday July 17, 2013
5-9 PM
Book Sale (5-7 PM)
Reading/Concert (7 PM)
with Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman
and Miryem-Khaye Seigel

Free admission

CYCO Yiddish Book Center
51-02 21st Street
# 7-A-2 (7th Floor)
Long Island City, NY 11101
718 392-0002
cycobooks@aol.com

Travel Directions:

Auto- Take Queens Mid-Town Tunnel. We are the first building you see as you exit the tunnel. Take the extreme right toll both to pay toll. Take an immediate Right at the Borden Avenue Exit. Left turn onto Borden Avenue, first left on to 21st street. Start to look for parking - 51-02 21st Street.

Subway-Take the 7 train to the 2nd stop in Queens, Hunters-Point. Walk down the street to 21st street. Turn left at the corner onto 21st street, cross the street, walk another 100 feet along a path under a bridge. At end of path, walk up the stair case and cross over a small bridge Train Tracks (also) Exit traffic of the Queens Midtown Tunnel. While on the bridge, see the big building in front of you on the right -CYCO. Enter middle of street. 51-02 21st Street.

Take elevator to 7th Floor. ‎#A-2
http://www.cycobooks.org


Taking Extreme Measures: The Ongoing Rescue of Jewish Music
Lecture and performance with Dr. Hankus Netsky
Monday evening, August 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM
33rd conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA
Information: http://www.iajgs2013.org/entertainment.cfm
Posted by jmwc at 04:44 PM

Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies in Boston

Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies
LIVE ON BOSTON CITY HALL PLAZA
SUNDAY, JULY 21st, 4 P.M.
FREE and Open to the Public

This weekend begins the Outside the Box Festival (OTB), a new, free nine-day festival of over 200 music, dance, and theater events. The BJMF is presenting the grand finale, Shye Ben-Tzur & The Rajasthan Gypsies is a unique multi-ethnic, Israeli and Indian ensemble that creating "world devotional music"--a unique mix of Indian Qawwali music with Hebrew lyrics. They've been hailed around the globe, and this is their U.S. debut.
Posted by jmwc at 01:44 PM

May 22, 2013

Andy Statman Trio in NY concerts

Queens: Wednesday 22 May @ 7PM
(Andy on clarinet & mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass and guest drummer Jordan Perlson)
Queens College - Free Concert!
Lefrak Concert Hall
Reeves Avenue Queens, NY 11367

Brooklyn: Thursday 23May @ 8PM
Barb?s
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.) Park Slope
(followed at 10 PM by our friend Frank London's Songs of Zebulon)

http://www.andystatman.org/The_Andy_Statman_Trio/In_Concert.html
Posted by jmwc at 05:23 PM

May 16, 2013

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble

Sunday, May 26, 2013
11:00am until 2:00pm

at City Winery 155 Varick St, NYC
The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble (from the Pioneer Valley of Central/Western Massachusetts) will perform a concert of original and traditional Klezmer music. Brian Bender - trombone, accordion, vocals, piano, poyk
Anna Sobel - fiddle, poyk, dumbek, piano, vocals, storytelling, puppetry
Special Guests:
Sruli Dresdner - clarinet, accordion, poyk, vocals
Lisa Mayer - fiddle, vocals
Tickets are $10.
Food is available at the venue.
www.citywinery.com/newyork/yiddishkeit-klezmer-ensemble-5-26.html The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble has recently released a CD entitled "A Freylekhs Far Ale". More info at: www.yiddishkeitklezmer.com/sound%20clips.html
Posted by jmwc at 09:19 PM

May 12, 2013

Yiddish in the City

Heather Klein and Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert
Pianist: Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/Center for Jewish History
Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $15
http://www.cjh.org
Posted by jmwc at 11:28 AM

May 08, 2013

Yiddish singing star Anthony Russell in Miami

Anthony Russell will perform in Miami on Sunday, June 9th at 4:00 p.m. in the first solo concert presented by the Winter Jewish Music Concert.

Tickets for the concert are now on sale online http://www.jewishconcert.org/tickets/ or by calling 1-800-838-3006. General admission for the concert is $18, and sponsor tickets are $36.

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell was profiled this week in the Times of Israel. "If you think you know what a Yiddish singing star looks like, think again. The new, hot name in the world of Yiddish musical performance is Anthony Russell, and he’s a 33-year-old, 6’1’’ African-American hipster from Oakland, California," the author wrote. "Baptist-born and Jew by choice, opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell’s ‘niggunim’ have soul." Read the rest of the article http://www.timesofisrael.com/just-your-typical-61-african-american-yiddish-singer/

The concert will include a variety of music—Yiddish music, music in Hebrew, and African American spirituals. Mr. Russell will be accompanied by Alan Mason, the Music Director of the Winter Jewish Music Concert.

The concert will be at Temple Israel of Greater Miami, 137 N.E. 19th Street, located in the heart of the new Miami—blocks from the Arsht Center, Wynwood, and Midtown.

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Posted by jmwc at 11:05 PM

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale presents
Music calm & boisterous plus a taste of Jewish a capella
On Sunday, June 2, at 7:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present its annual concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York. The eclectic program features works by David Berger, Charles Davidson, Flory Jagoda and Bonia Shur

Tickets are $24 (preferred seating), $21 (general admission) and $17 (seniors/students).
For further information, contact Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330) and on the web at www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/MCH.
Posted by jmwc at 10:54 PM

April 08, 2013

Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943

Sunday, April 21, 2013
4:30-5:50pm
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University Campus
Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 19, 1943 An Evening of Songs and Testimonies from Letters, Diaries and Memoirs.

In October 1942 the liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto was ordered. In January 1943 armed resistance to the deportations began forcing their suspension. On April 19, 1943, the Germans ordered Ukrainian auxiliaries to reenter the ghetto to round up the remaining Jews. The Jews managed to resist the assault for three weeks. On May 8 the fighters were killed, the remaining Jews deported to killing centers. The Warsaw ghetto with its 400,000 Jews was liquidated.

We are commemorating the courage and endurance of the Jews of Warsaw in an evening that features Yiddish songs and diary entries composed in the ghetto as well as letters and accounts written outside the ghetto by distressed Polish and German witnesses to the destruction.

Participants:
Narrators:
Susanne Klingenstein
Kathy Lawrence

Music:
Sophie Michaux (mezzo soprano)
Eugenia Gerstein (piano, choral conductor)
Temple Emanuel Choir

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Posted by jmwc at 02:26 PM

April 05, 2013

Kol Rinah Spring Concert

Kol Rinah, Westchester's Jewish Chorale's Spring Concert
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3 PM
Address: Solomon Schechter School, 30 Dellwood Road, White Plains, NY 10605
Admission: GA $18; Students/Seniors $12. ($2 Discount for Advance Sales)
For more info, see: www.kolrinahchorale.org
or call (914) 243-9059
Music genre: an eclectic offering of songs from our rich Jewish heritage, ranging from liturgical to contemporary, in English, Yiddish, Russian and Hebrew
Posted by jmwc at 07:06 PM

No Place On Earth

No Place On Earth
Documentary film with Yiddish voicework
Opening today, Friday, April 5
at Lincoln Center and Angelika Film Center
http://www.noplaceonearthfilm.com/showtimes/

Sholem Aleichem Tribute
Celebrating the life and work of the beloved Yiddish writer
Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 PM
Eldridge Street Shul, Co-presented with the Yiddish Book Center
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors
http://www.eldridgestreet.org/index.php/april

A Living Connection: The Musical Lives and Legacies of Morris Hollender, Sonia Victor, and Marty Levitt
Dr. Hankus Netsky
(Founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band) performs with New York City klezmer musicians, Michael Winograd, Amanda Miryem Khaye-Seigel, and Dave Levitt in live examples of his talk.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM
Center for Jewish History, 15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
Free; reservations required at info@jewishmusicforum.org
Sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society
and the American Society for Jewish Music
http://www.jewishmusicforum.org/

Yiddish in the City: Heather Klein and Miryem-Khaye Seigel in Concert
Pianist: Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research/Center for Jewish History
Co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture
15 W. 16th St., New York, NY
Tickets: $15
http://www.cjh.org/
Posted by jmwc at 10:40 AM

March 28, 2013

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME--NEW OPERA

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME--
OPERA BASED ON LIVES
OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS JAAP & INA POLAK

Semi-Staged Concert Performances in New York on April 28 & 30 of a new opera in two acts by Gerald Cohen and Deborah Brevoort

These semi-staged concert performances will take place on:
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m. at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation, Scarsdale, NY; and
Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. at the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Details can be found on Gerald Cohen 's website
www.geraldcohenmusic.com
Shaarei Tikvah Congregation is located at 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale NY. Individual tickets are $30 at the door; $25 in advance; $15 for seniors and $10 for students. Please contact (914) 472-2013 or office@shaareitikvah.org.

Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is located at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd st.), New York, NY. Tickets, available at www.jtsa.edu/stealapencil, are $25 in advance, $30 at the door; $15 for seniors; free for students with valid ID.

Based on the book of the same title by Jaap Polak and Ina Soep Polak, STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME, a new opera premiere in Scarsdale and New York City, NY in late April, 2013. STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME is a love story set in two concentration camps during World War II. It is based on the true story of Jaap and Ina Polak, whom the composer has known for the last 25 years, and who just celebrated their 100th and 90th birthdays.

The Polaks, who live in Eastchester, NY, will be in attendance at each performance. In 2007, STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME was made into a compelling and award-winning documentary feature film by Academy Award® nominee Michèle Ohayon. The Polaks have dedicated their lives to teaching about the Holocaust and fighting prejudice. Jaap was one of the founders of the Anne Frank Center USA, and now serves as Chairman Emeritus.

These semi-staged concert opera performances will take place on
Sunday April 28, 2 p.m. at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation, Scarsdale NY; and on
Tuesday April 30, 7 p.m. at Feinberg Auditorium, Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY.

New York-based composer Gerald Cohen (www.GeraldCohenMusic.com) is equally at home in the composition of chamber music, choral music, opera, and liturgical music, for all of which he has won awards and praise, and for which Gramophone Magazine noted his “linguistic fluidity and melodic gift”. His operas Sarah and Hagar, a two-act opera based on the story from the book of Genesis, and Seed, a one-act opera about love and choices for a post-apocalyptic Adam and Eve, have been performed in concert form. Cohen received a B.A in music from Yale University and a D.M.A in composition from Columbia University.

New York-based librettist Deborah Brevoort (www.DeborahBrevoort.com) is formerly from Alaska. An award-winning playwright and librettist, she moves easily between the worlds of theatre, musical theatre and opera. Her plays and musicals are produced regularly to enthusiastic reviews, including Time Out London who noted her “gift for high poetry.” Deborah holds a B.A. from Kent State University and MFA’s from Brown University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

More biographical information about the composer and librettist is at the end of this release.

The action of the opera takes place in Amsterdam, at Westerbork Transit camp, and at Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp between the years of 1943-1945. Thirty-year old Jaap Polak is unhappily married to Manja, a social butterfly with a sharp tongue. He falls in love with twenty-year old Ina Soep, whose boyfriend, Rudi Acohen, has been seized and deported to Poland by the Nazis. When the husband, his wife, and his new girlfriend are deported to Westerbork, they actually find themselves living in the same barracks. Jaap’s wife objects to the relationship and Jaap and Ina resort to writing secret love letters, which sustain them throughout the horrible circumstances of the war.

As Jaap says: “I’m a very special Holocaust survivor. I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend; and believe me, it wasn’t easy.”

Although friends and relatives of theirs, including Rudi, perished in the camps, Jaap and Ina survived the Holocaust. They have been married for over 65 years and now live in Eastchester, NY. A distinguishing feature of their book of letters is how they allowed the story to unfold; unedited; their shortcomings and faults are just as easy to see as their nobility, and their honesty makes the story compelling and real. The Village Voice wrote that their story “offers a corrective to the sentimental prevailing notion that the Shoah only happened to saints.”

The cast and a small instrumental ensemble will be conducted by Ari Pelto and with stage direction by Beth Greenberg. This production will star Ilana Davidson and Robert Balonek as Ina and Jaap, and the cast will also include vocal soloists Toby Newman, Nils Neubert, Cherry Duke. Ricardo Rivera, Matthew Singer, Miloslav Antonov, and Enrico Lagasca. Cori Ellison serves as dramaturg and artistic consultant.

Composer Gerald Cohen’s recent honors in composition include an Artist Residency in American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, the 2008 Borromeo String Quartet Award of the Aaron Copland House, a 2007 Aaron Copland Award, the Westchester Prize for New Work, the American Composers Forum Faith Partners residency, and the Cantors Assembly’s Max Wohlberg Award for distinguished achievement in the field of Jewish composition. Cohen has received commissioning grants from Meet the Composer/National Endowment for the Arts and from the New York State Council on the Arts/Westchester Arts Council; residencies at The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Yaddo; as well as Yale University's Sudler Prize for outstanding achievement in the creative arts. He is Cantor at Shaarei Tikvah Congregation in Scarsdale, N.Y. and is on the faculty of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Librettist Deborah Brevoort is best known for The Women of Lockerbie, which is performed throughout the US and internationally after winning the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays award and the silver medal in the Onassis International playwriting competition. She wrote the opera libretto for Embedded with Patrick Soluri, which will be presented in the Ft. Worth Opera’s Frontiers Festival. She is a two-time winner of the Frederick Loewe Award in musical theatre for King Island Christmas with David Friedman and Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing, with Scott Richards. Other works include: Crossing Over, an Amish hip hop musical with Stephanie Salzman; Blue Moon Over Memphis, a Noh drama about Elvis; The Poetry of Pizza, a comedy about love; The Comfort Team, about military spouses, The Blue-Sky Boys about NASA’s Apollo mission. She teaches at Goddard College, Columbia University and NYU.

Posted by jmwc at 05:40 PM

March 11, 2013

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song

GOLDEN MOLTEN STREAM: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry & Song
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Time: 7:30pm
Book launch for Mystical Vertigo by Aubrey L. Glazer with performances by Jaffa Road, Cantor Aaron Bensoussan & Ernie Tollar, Aviva Chernick, Aaron Lightstone, Waleed Abdulhamid, jeff Wilson and Sundaar Viswantathan.

Featuring a closing set from JAFFA ROAD who have put these lively poems to music on their two Juno-nominated albums.

Top Canadian artists and musicians come together to celebrate today's flourishing cutting-edge poetry scene in Israel which Rabbi, artist and translator, AUBREY GLAZER brings to light in his latest book, Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Over the Divide of Jewish Thinking.

In a performance-reading Toronto native and New York-based Glazer shares his lyrical translations alongside the original Hebrew poems, taking on topics ranging from magic and mysticism to doubt and death; and accompanied by leading world music performers: AVIVA CHERNICK, AARON LIGHTSTONE, WALEED ABDULHAMID, JEFF WILSON and SUNDAAR VISWANATHAN with guests CANTOR AARON BENSOUSSAN and ERNIE TOLLAR.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Doors 7:30 PM | Show 8 - 9:30 PM | $10 cover
The Rivoli, 334 Queen Street West
Featuring a post-show reception & book-signing with Passover-friendly sweets & drink specials
RSVPing to this event will help us make sure there's enough Pesach goodies to go around!
For more information go to www.jaffaroad.com/news

Posted by jmwc at 11:03 PM

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. 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
(http://www.jewishconcert.org/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 (http://www.jewishconcert.org/tickets/) or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

** Read about Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell:
Interview in the forward
:
. Profile on Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-z-chesnoff/anthony-russel-jewish-singer_b_1753047.html:
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. Anthony Russell's web site https://sites.google.com/site/anthonyrussellbass/ .:
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Who is Anthony Russell?:
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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 Rothbaum. :
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Facebook http://www.facebook.com/JewishConcert

Website http://www.JewishConcert.org

** Twitter http://www.twitter.com/JewishConcert

Posted by jmwc at 05:47 PM

March 06, 2013

Fathers and Sons: Adler and Weiner

Two families. Four award-winning composers. The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents a special afternoon of choral and chamber music. Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, in a concert of the magnificent compositions of Lazar Weiner and his Pulitzer Prize-winning son, Yehudi Wyner, and Cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his son, Samuel Adler, recipient of the Aaron Copland Award for lifetime achievement in music, this extraordinary program will include participation from both Yehudi Wyner and Samuel Adler.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door here.
To get tickets in advance, click http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/ Presented in cooperation with the
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 10, 2013
4:00 pm
Northeastern University's Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston
Posted by jmwc at 02:10 PM

March 03, 2013

SANDY CASH IN CONCERT

Saturday, March 9, 2013
8:30pm
A full-length concert hosted by Kehillat Moreshet Avraham in Jerusalem's Armon HaNatziv neighborhood.
For info, music and video, stop by my website: www.sandycash.com
SANDY CASH IN CONCERT
Kehillet Moreshet Avraham
22 Adam Street
Armon HaNatziv, Jerusalem

Info/Reservations: 02-673-7183 or mavraham@zahav.net.il
Entrance: 30 NIS General Public, 20 Members
Posted by jmwc at 11:10 AM

February 15, 2013

Fathers and Sons: Adler and Weiner

Fathers and Sons Sam Adler and Yehudi Wyner
Two families. Four award-winning composers. The Boston Jewish Music Festival presents a special afternoon of choral and chamber music.

Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston and Kol Arev of Hebrew College, in a concert of the magnificent compositions of Lazar Weiner and his Pulitzer Prize-winning son, Yehudi Wyner, and Cantor Hugo Chaim Adler and his son, Samuel Adler, recipient of the Aaron Copland Award for lifetime achievement in music, this extraordinary program will include participation from both Yehudi Wyner and Samuel Adler.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door here.
Presented in cooperation with the
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 10, 2013
4:00 pm
Northeastern University's Fenway Center
77 St. Stephen Street, Boston
http://bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/

Posted by jmwc at 03:16 PM

Oneg Shemesh Concert

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Millinery Center Synagogue עדת כלל ישראל
1025 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York
9:00pm until 10:00pm
for Tix: $12 You can pay in advance at http://oneg.me/
Posted by jmwc at 02:59 PM

February 08, 2013

Jewish Andalousian Music with Cantor Louk

Lundi 11 février à 20h, c'est à un concert dans la plus pure tradition judéo-andalouse des Piyoutim que nous invite la communauté israélite de Mulhouse. Le cantor Moshe Louk et son orchestre donneront à découvrir dans la synagogue de Mulhouse, une tradition musicale séfarade conservée depuis l'Espagne aux théâtres et cabarets de Paris, New York et Jérusalem, en passant par les mellahs du Maroc. Une musique qui a acquis ses lettres de noblesse en parcourant le monde, en suivant les pérégrinations des Juifs du Maghreb.

- En la Grande Synagogue de Mulhouse, 2 rue des Rabbins
- Billet unique : 12 € Réservation : 0389662122
http://www.judaicultures.info/spip.php?page=article&id_article=2220
Posted by jmwc at 11:25 AM

February 05, 2013

The Holy Beggars Jam Band & Oneg Shemesh Live in Concert

The Millinery Center Synagogue Presents:
The Holy Beggars Jam Band & Oneg Shemesh Live in Concert
Thursday Night February 7th
Doors open @ 7:30 p.m.
Holy Beggars Jam Band 8:00 p.m.
Oneg Shemesh 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $12 Donation
Don't Miss these 2 Outstanding Performance!

Millinery Center Synagogue --Adath Klal Yisrael
1025 Avenue of the Americas
(6th Ave btwn. 38th & 39th St.)
New York, NY 10018
Millinerysyng@gmail.com
facebook.com/millinerycentersynagogue
Posted by jmwc at 01:52 PM

January 26, 2013

Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys

Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys at The New York Klezmer Series
February 12, 2013
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York
30 W. 68th St., New York, NY 10023

NY Klezmer Series:

4 – 5 Kidz Klezmer Band of New York
5:30 – 7 Klezmer Music Workshop
5:30 – 7 Yiddish Dance Class w/Steve Weintraub
7:30 – 8:45 Concert
8:45 - 9:30 Klezmer Jam Session

Klezmer clarinetist Margot Leverett joins forces with today's stars of klezmer and bluegrass to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered. The resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, soulful and footstomping.

Margot Leverett is one of the foremost clarinetists of the klezmer revival. Classically trained at Indiana University School of Music, she was involved in avant-garde music when she first heard klezmer, the dynamic East European music traditionally played at Jewish weddings. Leverett was a founding member of the Klezmatics in 1985 before moving on to establish a solo career. Her first CD, "The Art of Klezmer Clarinet," a tribute to classic klezmer of the 20's and 30's, was released in 2001 on Traditional Crossroads (CD4296) to glowing reviews.



Her current project, "Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys" is an all-star band combining the best of bluegrass and klezmer. Their self-titled CD, released to rave reviews in 2002, was choreographed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company in a new work entitled "Klezmerbluegrass". Their latest release "Second Avenue Square Dance" features guest artists Jorma Kaukonen and Hazel Dickens and is available now from Traditional Crossroads.

Upcoming Dates
Feb. 26 - CTMD - Tantshoyz - Steve Weintraub Dance Leader, Deborah Strauss bandleader
Mar. 5 - Leviticus: Michael Winograd, Daniel Blacksberg, Todd Nuefeld, Tyshawn Sorey
Mar. 12 - Alicia Svigals & Patrick Farrell
Mar. 19 - CTMD - Tantshoyz - Steve Weintraub Dance Leader
Apr. 2 - Jake Shulman-Ment Band
Apr. 9 - Strauss/Warschauer Duo CD Release/Tantshoyz, Steve Weintraub Dance Leader
Apr. 16 - Lisa and Sruli’s Family Band
Apr. 23 - CTMD - Tantshoyz - Deborah Strauss Dance Leader
May 21 - Eve Sicular - Metropolitan Klezmer
May 28 - CTMD - Elaine Watts & Susan Watts Band, Etele DVD screening, concert, Tantshoyz - Deborah Strauss Dance Leader
June 4 - Double Bill: Levitt Legacy Tango Project w/Matt Temkin’s Poykler’s Shloft Lied
June 11 - Dmitri Slepovitch’s Litvakus
June 18 - Student Concert, Party w/Aaron Alexander & The Klez Messengers

CTMD Tantsheiser will have a different format: There will be a dance leader who will teach and a live dance band from 7:30 - 9:15 or so and an invitational jam session towards the end.

Posted by jmwc at 04:21 PM

January 25, 2013

Daniel Kahn at Gramercy Theatre

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird is performing on March 11
at 7 PM
at the Gramercy Theatre
127 East 23rd St, New York, NY
Tickets are $20. http://bit.ly/WiPVNo

More about Daniel Kahn:
"Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird: Radical Yiddish Punkfolk Cabaret. Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator, activist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. "Accordion charged with punkrock... the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits." - Rolling Stone [Germany]" http://www.goldenland.com/daniel_kahn.htm
Posted by jmwc at 01:35 PM

Ben-Ari for Purim

Miri Ben-Ari will appear on February 20 at 7 PM at the Gramercy Theatre - 127 East 23rd St, New York, NY.
Special Holiday Concert for Purim. Proceeds from each ticket sale will go to the Susan B Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.
Tickets are $30 http://bit.ly/ZP7lE8

Posted by jmwc at 01:26 PM

January 23, 2013

Y Engelman in Riverdale

Singer-songwriter and rabbi Yehoshua Engelman will be giving a concert of his original compositions in Riverdale in February. Liturgical as well as contemporary poetic texts will be performed while Engelman plays guitar and sings.
Saturday. February 9 at 6:30 PM
Location: Hebrew Institute of Riverdale
3700 Henry Hudson Parkway, Riverdale (Bronx), New York 10463
For information, call Telephone: 718.796.4730
Cover price: Suggested donation of $18

Rabbi Yehoshua Engelman, based in Jerusalem, will be playing songs of love from his four albums as well as previously unrecorded music. Yehoshua's sensitive and moving compositions ornament words from tanach, tefilah and modern Israeli poets. They are loved and sung in many places in Israel. Several of his musical settings are featured on piyut.org.
While Yehoshua has performed in Israel and abroad, this is a rare opportunity to hear him in New York.

Yehoshua served as the rabbi and educational director of the Yakar Study Centre in Tel Aviv, ran Yakar of London, taught on the Jerusalem Kolot Beit Midrash faculty and at Siach Yitzhak Hesder Yeshiva, and runs a private psychotherapy practice.

Posted by jmwc at 06:09 PM

December 19, 2012

Metropolitan Klezmer in NYC

Metropolitan Klezmer at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012, 1pm
The Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, NYC
646-437-4202
For tix and info: www.mjhnyc.org
Posted by jmwc at 02:04 PM

Klezmokum in the Netherlands

Klezmokum has extended it's "Old & New Gold " program from last year with a tour again this year in Holland.. It's a program of their most popular pieces, with Michael Moore on clarinet and saxes.
23 December, 3-4:30pm
Mosterdzaadje, Kerkweg 29, Santpoort-Noord,
http://www.klezmokum.com/

Posted by jmwc at 02:00 PM

Harmony in the Holy Land

Harmony in the Holy Land
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012
Doors: 7:30pm
Show: 8:30pm
Free Entry
Donations appreciated
18 Mesilat Yesharim, Beit Mazia Theater, Jerusalem

With performances by Diwansaz, hosting Mark Eliyahu and Poet Rabbi David Menachem.
With additional performances and prayers with renowned spiritual teacher/healer, Thomas Hubl, Aliza Hava, Pesach Dahvid Stadlin, and religious/spiritual leaders of Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

This event is part of the Birth 2012 global broadcast of over 40 events worldwide celebrating unity in diversity and calling for a new era of spiritual ascension for humanity.

In the region of Jerusalem, a spiritual message was given and received by three great messengers, Abraham, Mohammed and Jesus. An open channel to the Divine emanates from here, and is the reason why the three monotheisms hold it sacred. These great religions have had profound influence throughout history. Over the weekend of December 21st & 22nd, millions of people around the planet will be focusing their attention here for the healing of the Children of Abraham, for all people and nations.

Join us for this free concert event, which will feature a globally broadcast musical meditation and prayer for peace and healing in the holy land and around the world.

The event will be broadcast live at www.birth2012.com from 9-9:30pm JST, and throughout the evening at www.peaceday.tv

Hosted by The Elijah Interfaith Institute, The Jerusalem Peacemakers & Peace Day LIVE

www.elijah-interfaith.org
www.jerusalempeacemakers.org
www.peacedaylive.org
www.diwansaz.com
www.thomashubl.com
Posted by jmwc at 12:15 PM

December 18, 2012

Concert in Honor of Jo Amar

A Concert to honor Jo Amar will be given on January 24, 2013 at the
Salle Rossini - Mairie du 9ème arrondissement
6 rue Drouot
75009 PARIS
FRANCE
at 8pm
Jo Amar was one of the great voices of Moroccan-Jewish music. He was an exceptional intepreter of Sephardic Jewish liturgical music as well as folk song.
For tickets and location map, visit:
http://www.weezevent.com/ccp50-concert-joamar

Posted by jmwc at 01:38 PM

December 06, 2012

Meitar Ensemble in Tel Aviv

Meitar Ensemble's next concert: 20.12.12 at the CCEM, The Israeli Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, will be the 2nd concert of the subscription series. A yearly subscription is still available: 9 concerts are left.
Mezzo Soprano: Andrea Baker (UK)
Join the Meitar Ensemble concert series and enjoy a season of contemporary music adventures.
For more information: http://meitar.net/concert-series
Posted by jmwc at 05:52 PM

December 05, 2012

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus at Town & Village Synagogue

Saturday eve, December 15, 2012, 7:30 PM
New York City
featuring the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
24th Annual Cantor Louis Moss Memorial Concert
Where: Town & Village Synagogue
334 East 14 St.
(between 1st & 2nd Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
Featuring Cantor Shayna Postman
T&V Synagogue Choir
T&V Junior Singers
with special guests
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Approximately 75 minutes, no intermission.
Tickets: $30
By Dec. 13: $25
College / Grad Student: $10
18 and under: Free
Make check out to T&V Synagogue & mail to address above or call Synagogue to pay by credit card: 212-677-8090 x0
For more info on JPPC: thejppc.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:24 AM

December 03, 2012

Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater

Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater
Monday, December 3

The Tufts University Department of Music presents the musical revue Mogulesco: A Tale of Yiddish Theater, written by Mark Slobin, in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Monday, December 3, 2012 at 8 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Tufts University Department of Music, Tufts Hillel, and 3Ps.

The performance features the work of Zelig (Sigmund) Mogulesco (1856-1914), who is often called the “Charlie Chaplin of the Yiddish theatre”. Mogulesco was known for his comedy, agility, and also songwriting. The performance is directed by Michael Morris with music by the Jumbo Knish Factory, Tufts’ Klezmer ensemble under the direction of Michael McLaughlin, and a cast of Tufts student performers.
Posted by jmwc at 02:05 PM

November 28, 2012

Concert in Honor of Adrienne Cooper Dec 22 in NYC

A KHOLEM / DREAMING IN YIDDISH
A CONCERT IN TRIBUTE TO ADRIENNE COOPER
The world of Yiddish culture will be honoring Adrienne Cooper z"l with a concert to celebrate her life and work. Adrienne is best remembered as the magnificent voice of Yiddish song and teacher to thousands in the Yiddish and klezmer music worlds. Dec 22 2012 in NYC, there will be a concert that is bound to attract you and your friends, as well as plenty of the contemporary Jewish music world. The goal of the concert is to raise money to help establish a fund to continue her work, not just in recordings but for teaching for future generations.

Sat Dec 22 2012, 8 pm
Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
East 68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenue
http://kayeplayhouse.hunter.cuny.edu/tickets.shtml
Tickets: $18, $36, $54
(212) 772-4448
Posted by jmwc at 03:07 PM

November 27, 2012

KlezFest with Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe

DENVER-- Celebrate the holidays with Klezmer concert, featuring Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, Rabbi Joe Black and the Boulder Klezmer Consort. At the Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver. Two shows on December 24, 6:30pm and 9:00pm. For more information:
http://mizelmuseum.org/klezfest/
Posted by jmwc at 09:15 PM

November 26, 2012

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. More information on the concert and tickets can be found on the concert web site, www.JewishConcert.org

This year, for the first time, there will be a pre-concert food reception, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reservations for the food reception may be made at the same time you purchase your concert ticket.

Concert to be broadcast live nationwide

The Winter Jewish Music Concert is one of the country's leading concerts of Jewish music. Far more people want to attend than can fit in the exquisite Bertha Abess Sanctuary.

This year, to accommodate those who cannot obtain tickets, and to share the concert with people across the country, the concert will be broadcast live nationwide on Jewish Life TV (http://www.jltv.tv) , a national Jewish TV network.

Check your cable system for information on JLTV. For those who do cannot receive JLTV, the broadcast of the concert will be streamed live on the JLTV web site.

http://www.jewishconcert.org/2012-video/
Posted by jmwc at 10:28 PM

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. So beneficial is this coexistence to the electronic music scene there that Jaffa is developing a reputation among djs as the Berlin of the Middle East.

Free Loops and Ecstatic Grooves: Tel Aviv-Based VEGA Launches Electronic Music Initiative at Art Basel Miami Beach with a Pop-Up Tent, Featuring Middle Eastern Sounds, Flavors and Feelings from the Region.

”Our goal is to dissolve the walls between people with music,” says the collective team behind VEGA, which includes Meir Kordevani and Adi Englman of the Tel Aviv based Picnic Magazine; and producer, Monica Haim. “We hope to unite music and art lovers across the Middle East, and beyond, via dynamic cultural exchanges.” This is the driving force behind VEGA, a new music and art label sparked in the often unsung, vibrant diversity of Israel, and born of a deep love of electronic music and its ability to open minds and melt boundaries.

To bring this energy to the world, VEGA will host its first major event—VEGA TEL AVIV MIAMI—with a pop-up Bedouin tent designed by hip Belgian firm Cnocspot (http://www.cnocspot.be/) in the middle of Miami’s Design District, at the heart of Art Basel Miami Beach.

Bass music and deep roots will mingle, as feelings and flavors from the region (including camels!) will mix with the edgy, compelling sounds of the Middle East (featuring high-intensity sets by charismatic Yemenite-Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani, Israeli dub/grime DJ Laroz, and by free-thinking, jazz-inspired Lebanese DJ Morphosis). The goal: to show how eclectic, ecstatic music can inspire togetherness, and to shine a light on the traditions of tolerance and coexistence that continue in the Middle East—despite uncertain times.

When: December 6, 2012; 6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Where: 151 NE 41ST ST (between North Miami Ave and NE 2nd Ave)
More info: www.vega-now.org
Free admission
In 2011, this team debuted in Miami with The Culture Club by Picnic Magazine Tel Aviv, a 4-day event that showcase the creative spirit of Tel Aviv.
From last year’s event in Miami:
http://www.cultureclubtelaviv.com/
http://vimeo.com/33095757 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UVTuslIEzpM#!
This year, the goal is to bring the sensual feelings of the whole region to Miami’s Design District.
Performers:
Ravid Kahalani: “Your language is my language,” striking singer and incandescent performer Ravid Kahalani says. “It doesn’t matter to which god you pray, so long as the melody comes from heart. This is exactly what I want to sing all the time, what I want to give people when I sing.” Kahalani does just that, both when the vocalist channels both his Yemenite Jewish roots and his love of bluesmen like Leadbelly, and in riveting electronica-driven sets. For this Miami performance, Kahalani will move from his rootsy Middle Eastern essence (backed by a hard-hitting live band), to pieces drawing powerfully on bass culture and club sounds (with help from Tel Aviv’s DJ Laroz, who has co-operated with Israel's top artists, writing and co-producing some of the most significant Israeli albums)—all of it boosted by Kahalani’s soaring, evocative, multi-octave voice.

Morphosis: Born in Lebanon, DJ/producer/electronic musician Morphosis (Rabih Beaini) fled his native land’s war and turmoil for Venice, Italy, where he found his signature approach. Transforming the house and techno that made up the bulk of his first sets, Beaini turned to his love of live spontaneity, musique concrète, and avant jazz (think Sun Ra) into nuanced, spacious bass music. A darling of the intelligent dance music scene, Morphosis relishes his life at the musical crossroads (he recently returned fulltime to Lebanon), where Arabic classical music and ecstatic jazz riffs meet serious grooves.

“What I do is try to work with a loop in a way to free it,” Beaini reflected in a 2011 interview. “Maybe it won't get free, but that is the process of it and that is how I work making music. All the modulations, all the sounds, the shapes: It is a matter of freedom.”

For this Miami launch, VEGA also celebrates its first musical release with a limited edition vinyl pressing of Sonne, written and produced by Morphosis (Rabih Beaini and performed live at the Rote Sonne, Munich), and was specially released for the launch of VEGA.

The Jerusalem based musician and artist, Daniel Kiczales will open the event with his audio-visual video piece called The Messenger (2011; please see still image from the video above). This piece, shot in Jerusalem, introduces a staged conversation between two sonic interlocutors: a traditional Muezzin call, inviting the Muslim prayers to come and pray in the mosque, and the artist himself, playing an electric guitar from an opposite hill. The video introduces a sequence of five acts in which the artist flirts with the Muezzin throughout one single day. The physical space that hosts this sequence of sonic flirtation is a beautiful yet complex one, a space that holds great potential for rich and diverse cultural dialogues and exchanges.

The event will also feature a debut presentation of the music-inspired, wood and marble sculpture, Meshuggah Gate Hold That Pyramid For Me, by the up and coming Jerusalem-based plastic artist and musician, Alma Ben Yossef. The piece will be embedded within Cnocspot’s pop-up scenography. On-site live video projections, lush graphic design, and Middle-Eastern style drinks and snacks will also be a part of this multi-sensory offering.

VEGA is an initiative launched by the same cosmopolitan, Tel Aviv-based and inspired crew behind the savvy, image-based Picnic Magazine (www.picnicmagazine.net), who with this new effort, shift their focus from visual art to music.

Producer and VEGA collaborator, Monica Haim, is also the creator of the independent documentary film, Awake Zion (www.awakezion.net), which, through music, explores the link between Judaism and Rasta, in a conscious attempt to celebrate the unexpected (but ever-present) connections between cultures.

Restless in the fine art world, the Picnic team longed to break visual art out of the confines of galleries, museums, and commercialism, with music as a mere backdrop, a supplement to the magazine’s populist approach to the image. Yet they realized, when they saw the electronic music scene in Tel Aviv expand rapidly and draw together fans from diverse backgrounds, that they had the order reversed. As a group, they joined forces and decided to launch VEGA, which puts music front and center, in hopes of uniting the disparate and shifting the cultural—and perhaps the political—landscape.

“Because we are situated in an area that is often associated–unfortunately with reason–with war and terror, VEGA exists to whole-heartedly convey a positive and constructive energy of unification through the arts,” the VEGA team notes. “Music, and especially electronic music, brings people together effortlessly, we’ve found.”

What is VEGA?

A star. A compass. A messenger of light.

VEGA is also a new music and art label coming from the Middle East, from Tel Aviv Jaffa, one of the few cities where Muslims, Christians and Jews peacefully co-exist.

Harnessing the thriving momentum of music in this part of the world, VEGA aims to access the prospect of peace via a carefully planned public program driven mostly by the genre of electronic music. At its heart, VEGA aims to bring a modern approach to an ancient dilemma.

To accomplish this, VEGA connects artists and audiences from different communities and backgrounds. It seeks to give birth to music and art productions that are constantly fueled towards the spirit of coming together. It is essentially a new kind of creative hub where music and art featured and nurtured as a cross-cultural bridge-building tool.

Posted by jmwc at 08:07 PM

November 23, 2012

Cassatt Quartet to Play Gerald Cohen's "Playing for our lives"

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.

As Cohen explains, "the story of the music and musicians of Terezin is an extraordinary testament to the power of art to inspire the human spirit in times of great suffering. In the string quartet "Playing for Our Lives," I have used several important musical elements from Terezin – a Yiddish folk song, a children's opera, and Verdi's Requiem – as the foundation in weaving a musical memorial to the inmates of the camp."

A conversation between Terezin survivor Ela Weissberger and Gerald Cohen illuminates this powerful music.

"...deeply considered, emotionally supple performance..." --Allan Kozinn, The New York Times
Posted by jmwc at 11:24 AM

Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah

Celebrating Chanukah in Song by Kol Rinah, Westchester's Jewish Chorale, in Pleasantville,NY

On Sunday December 16th at 3:00 pm, be part of a lively celebration of Chanukah with Kol Rinah at the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, located at 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, New York; http://www.rosenthaljcc.org/.

Refreshments will be served. GA $22; Students/Seniors/JCC Members, $17. ($2 Discount for Advance Sales). For Tickets, Group Rates and other Information visit: www.kolrinahchorale.org or call (914) 243-9059
Posted by jmwc at 11:16 AM

November 15, 2012

From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces

Pro Musica Hebraica presents
From Psalm to Lamentation: A Concert of Cantorial Masterpieces
with
Cantor Netanel Hershtik,
The Hampton Synagogue Choir
& The Amernet String Quartet

A concert honoring a rich tradition of cantorial masterpieces capturing their fundamental duality: joy and despair, longing and redemption, the deeply haunting and the wildly celebratory.
Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm
Co-presented with the Eldridge Street Museum
Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

Purchase online http://psalmtolamentation-eorg.eventbrite.com/#
or call (212) 219-0888, ext. 205.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. A limited number of VIP premier seats are available for $100.
Additional event at:
Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 pm
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Terrace Theater
Washington, D.C.
Purchase online http://www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=RNPMB
or call (202) 467-4600.
Tickets are $38 each.
Posted by jmwc at 02:13 PM

November 02, 2012

Cantor Jack Mendelson joins Afro-Semitic Experience Thursday

The Afro-Semitic Experience is coming to Manhattan next Thursday, November 8, 2012 for a concert with Cantor Jack Mendelson and his son, Danny. Concert starts at 7:00 p.m.
Address: Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY

The group will be playing some new arrangements along with music from the CD "Further Definitions" (including "Adoshem, Adoshem, Parts I & II").

The museum web site, in referring to the concer writes: you should "expect a spiritual tribal jam." They're right!! Afro-Semitic with Jack and Dan Mendelson are going to reinterpret some classic works of hazzonos with the wow factor!

Bring your drums, your shakers and your dancin' shoes. ...gonna groove away those hurricane blues.

Posted by jmwc at 01:32 PM

September 30, 2012

World Premiere of Meira Warshauer's Ocean Calling for Piano Duo

World Premiere of Meira Warshauer's Ocean Calling I for Piano Duo on October 7 Ocean Calling I: Waves and Currents will be given its World Premiere performance on Sunday, October 7 - 3:00 PM at the University of South Carolina Recital Hall as part of the Cornelia Freeman Concert Series.

Performers will be the Lomazov/Rackers Duo (Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers). Other composers on the program will include Verdi, Mozart, Kevin McKee, John Fitz Rogers and Tayloe Harding. Visit the duo at http://www.lomazovrackers.com/.

More about the October 7 performance at http://www.music.sc.edu/chamberseries/Septemberseries.html#CONCERT5.

Meira writes about the series and the piece, "Ocean Calling is a series of three compositions for two pianos, dedicated to the ocean. As I learn of large-scale contaminations, over-fishing, acidification from global warming, death of coral reefs, and more, I fear we take for granted the ocean's gifts, unaware that our survival is linked to the ocean's health. Covering 72% of the planet surface and providing half the oxygen we breathe, while regulating our climate with currents traversing thousands of miles, the ocean has been called our life-support system. I hope the Ocean Calling series will help us to renew our connection with this vital life source and its vast, mysterious realms."

"The first work in the series, Waves and Currents, revels in the joy of swimming at the seashore. A child of the sea, my earliest memories relate to the flow of tides and surf at the beach in North Carolina: diving into breakers, floating on the surface and jumping with crests and dips, ever watchful for the next wave about to roll and crash. Metric shifts, contrasting textures, and glissandi, both on keys and on strings inside the piano, help convey the swirling energy of waves, currents, wind, and spray. A metal chain rustles on vibrating strings to mimic the white noise of the breakers, while attentive use of the damper pedal suggests liquid, underwater resonance, contrasted with bright, dry sounds above the surface."

"A second composition, Ocean Calling II: From the Depths, will focus on the incredibly varied and fantastical creatures of the sea as they face new threats to their fragile habitats. In Ocean Calling III, I hope to connect to the expanse of the sea, its call and echo, ancient reverberations attuning us to this life-sustaining medium, calling us to respond."

Ocean Calling I was commissioned by Gail Anastasian, Janna Baker and Laurie Walden in memory of their mother Patricia M. Baker, lover of nature and dear friend of the composer.

More about the October 7 performance at http://www.music.sc.edu/chamberseries/Septemberseries.html#CONCERT5.

Ocean Calling I: Waves and Currents will receive its 2nd performance, and Midwest Premiere on Friday, October 19 at Kobacker Hall of Ohio's Bowling Green State University, as part of the 2012 Bowling Green New Music Festival "Music and the Physical World"

Performers will be BGSU faculty Laura Melton and Robert Satterlee. The concert will also include works by Charles Ives, Kyle Gann (World Premiere), Daniel S. Godfrey (World Premiere) and Trevor Matthews.

Posted by jmwc at 03:50 PM

September 28, 2012

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC

John Zorn: ABRAXAS: Concert at the Stone, NYC
Concert description:
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Abraxas: The Book Of Angels Volume 19 [#8302] – Stone Concert. October 9th, at 10 PMrd at The Stone, NYC

Producer and bassist 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!

Featuring:
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz, Gimbri
Eyal Maoz, Guitar
Aram Bajakian, Guitar
Kenny Grohowski, Drums


Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alephadzayin?feature=results_main

Youtube Song Sample: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0w_c38I9MU&feature=plcp

venue website: http://www.thestonenyc.com

Venue: The Stone
Address: NW corner of Avenue C and 2nd St. East Village, Manhattan, New York City Zip 10009
Date: October 14.
Time: 10 PM
Cover: $10
Posted by jmwc at 12:25 PM

September 09, 2012

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express, with Patrick Farrell and Marty Confurius
TODAY!! On Sunday, September 9, the National Yiddish Book Center presents internationally renowned klezmer violinist Alicia Svigals, with klezmer luminaries Patrick Farrell on accordion and Marty Confurius on bass.
Where:
The National Yiddish Book Center
Applebaum Driker Theater
Amherst, MA
For directions, mapquest Hampshire College, and then look for signs for the Book Center.
When:
Sunday, September 9, 2 PM
Tickets and info:
http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maapSAHab92HPbIFEx6eafpQav/
Posted by jmwc at 12:07 PM

September 08, 2012

London Klezmer Quartet

Upcoming Performances of The London Klezmer Quartet

Sunday 9 September, Klezmer in the Park, 2pm
Regents Park Bandstand, Regents Park, London NW1 4NR.
The event runs 1-5pm.
Event info ( http://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezmer-in-the-park/ )

Monday 8 October, Bookmarks Bookshop, 6.30pm
Sholem Aleykhem Comrade! Music and words portraying Jewish life in revolutionary times presented by LKQ with David Rosenberg and Julia Bard of Jewish Socialist Magazine.
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE


Wednesday 31 October, The Red Hedgehog, 7.30pm
An evening of Yiddish song and music, with LKQ and Yuri Vedenyapin. In association with the Spiro Ark ( http://www.spiroark.org/events ). The Red Hedgehog, 255 - 257 Archway Road, Highgate, London N6 5BS
Event info ( http://www.spiroark.org/events/828/london-klezmer-quartet/ )
Book tickets at http://www.spiroark.org/events/tickets/267%20/london-klezmer-quartet
Posted by jmwc at 11:23 PM

Nechama Lifshitz to be Honored in Tel Aviv

An event in honor of the 85-th birthday of Nechama Lifshitz, a legend of Yiddish singing and a founder of the Artistic Yiddish Singing Workshop in Israel, will take place on 9/10/2012 7 PM at Beit Shalom Aleichem in Tel-Aviv. The new and old students of the master class directed by Nechama will sing in honor of her.

We invite you all to greet Nechama and wish her a freylekhn geburts-tog in every way you wish. All of your greetings will be read before Nechama and her family. For any questions concerning the event, please contact Diana Shapiro (diana.shapiro.adv@gmail.com).
Posted by jmwc at 11:15 PM

Reflections of a Lost Poet

Avi Hoffman and Binyumen Schaechter
reunite with performances in
Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens this coming week!
The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene
and the
City University of New York
present
Reflections of a Lost Poet: The Life and Works of Itzik Manger
written by Miriam Hoffman
featuring
Avi Hoffman with Musical Director / Arranger / Pianist Binyumen Schaechter

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!
ADMISSION: FREE
This Sunday, September 9th, 2012
Two performances: 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th St.),
New York, NY 10010
Reservations: 646-312-5073
Subway: 6, N, R; Bus: M1, M2, M3, M23, M101, M102, M103

Tuesday, September 11th at 2:00 pm
Lovinger Theatre, Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
(between Goulden Ave and Paul Ave)
Bronx, NY 10468
Reservations: 718-960-8024
Subway: 4; Bus: Bx10, Bx26, Bx28

Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 pm
Lefrak Concert Hall, Aaron Copland School of Music
Queens College
65-30 Kissena Blvd
(enter on Reeves Ave., south of the LIE)
Flushing, Queens, NY 11367
Information: 718-793-8080
Bus: Q25, Q34, Q88
Groups for any of the performances: 212-213-2120 x204
This program is generously supported by the City University of New York.
Posted by jmwc at 10:40 PM

September 05, 2012

The Alexandria Kleztet at Peabody

Wednesday, September 5 -- Tonight!
The Peabody Institute
1 East Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-659-8138
7 to 9 pm
Free, no tickets required!
Posted by jmwc at 04:47 PM

August 29, 2012

Winter Jewish Music Concert 2013 in Miami



The Winter Jewish Music Concert is a concert like no other.
700 people gather in a historic 1926 sanctuary in downtown Miami to hear the best of Jewish music from around the world: Yiddish, cantorial, Ladino, Israeli, folk, pop, classical, jazz, and rap. The Winter Jewish Music concert was first presented in 2009, and each year has been sold out.

To make your plans, see: http://www.jewishconcert.org/
Posted by jmwc at 04:47 PM

August 23, 2012

2 grand pianos in Berlin

Sunday, August 25th at 8PM
Closing ocnert of Jewish Cultural Days
A night of 2 grand pianos w/Omer Klein, Yaron herman, Anat Fort: piano
Haggai Cohen-Milo: bass
Ziv Ravitz: drums
Karen Malka: voice
Synagogue Rykestrasse
Rykestrasse 53.
10405 Berlin
http://www.synagoge-rykestrasse.de/
Posted by jmwc at 02:52 PM

July 30, 2012

Tribute to Mickey Katz in Cleveland, OH

“Tribute to Mickey Katz” concert by Yiddishe Cup
WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9
WHERE: Alma Theater in Cain Park, Cleveland Heights
TICKETS: 216-371-3000, www.cainpark.com or www.ticketmaster.com

Read about all about Mickey Katz in the Cleveland Jewish News:

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/features/leisure/arts/article_f8858a68-d5a8-11e1-a7fa-001a4bcf887a.html

Posted by jmwc at 11:48 AM

July 26, 2012

Kol B'Seder 40th Anniversary Concert!

Monday August 6, 2012
7:30-10:30pm
New CAJE3 Evening Concert
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ
parking in the Red Hook lot
$10 at door, Box Office open at 7:15pm
Posted by jmwc at 09:14 AM

June 27, 2012

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band in Brooklyn

June 27, 2012
8:30pm

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. This is a way of rewarding those who help spread the word and providing a way to help make events more affordable

MORE ABOUT BAND
http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/ayn/
Posted by jmwc at 04:48 PM

Lori Cahan-simon Ensemble in Chicago

Sunday, July 8, 2012
1:30pm
Goodman Auditorium • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center 9603 Woods Drive • Skokie, Illinois

The Chicago YIVO Society presents the 2nd Annual Sarah Lazarus Memorial Concert featuring The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble in a program of, “Vessel of Song: The Music of Mikhl Gelbart ” Lori Cahan-Simon, vocals; Steve Greenman, violin; Walt Mahovlich, accordion

Mikhl Gelbart set to music the works of over a hundred poets and dramatists, including Y.L. Peretz and Avrom Reyzen. His beloved songs have been taught not only in this country, but around the world, and have been recorded or sung by just about every singer of Yiddish song.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT REQUIRED!
General Admission $10 • Museum Members FREE but reservations required
Online (preferred) www.ilholocaustmuseum.org — click on “Museum Events” or phone 847.967.4889

Posted by jmwc at 04:38 PM

June 18, 2012

East meets West: Yidishe Meydlekh at YIVO

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.

Admission: $10
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Box Office: www.smarttix.com | 212.868.4444

Posted by jmwc at 11:55 AM

June 14, 2012

Kabbalah at DROM

Friends from Marseille, France are coming to NY to rock your socks off!! On June 14th, Kabbalah is bringing their unique groove of Yiddish songs in English, German, and Russian, where rock, jazz, pop, hip hop, gypsy, Slavic and oriental music collide to create an amazing new sounds. Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM
$10.00
Drom NYC • 85 Avenue A • New York, NY

Then the Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble celebrate there Album Release on June 15th. Davis has been a mainstay of the early West Coast Jewish music revival, who is now a passionate musical elder savoring the expressive force of a lifetime of song, celebration, and wisdom. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

And don't forget, the fourth annual Istanblive summer concert series is right around the corner.After an unprecedented three-year run at Central Park SummerStage, Istanbulive IV triumphantly debuts this year at Lincoln Center Out of Doors on July 28th. The best and most highly regarded Turkish pioneers and rising new comers will be performing live in New York City so don't miss it! For all the latest details, head over to Istanbulive.org.br />
Posted by jmwc at 05:24 PM

June 06, 2012

Shirei HaOlam by Kol Rinah, Westchester's Jewish Community Chorus in Mamaroneck

Kol Rinah, Westchester s Jewish Community Chorus in Mamaroneck

On Sunday June 10th at 7:00 pm, hear Shirei, HaOlam: Songs of the World , a lively selection of choral music, sung by Kol Rinah, with Cantor Alan Sokoloff and Rabbi Seth Sternstein at the Westchester Jewish Center, 175 Rockland Avenue Mamaroneck. The program includes melodies from the older Spanish-Mediterranean, Italian and Balkan cultures to the newer Ugandan and Israeli cultures, as well as songs by Aaron Copeland, Frank Loesser, Leon Sher, George Gershwin, Charles Osborne, David Burger, Leonard Cohen, Benjie Schiller. GA $22; Students/Seniors/WJC Members, $17. Ticket info and Discounts: Wendy Segal at (914) 243-9059 or WWW.KOLRINAHCHORUS.ORG
Posted by jmwc at 11:49 PM

May 30, 2012

1st Non-Annual Festival of Pan-Judeo Music and Pastries

Saturday, June 9, 2012
7:30pm until 10:30pm
Union Hall
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.
Tickets are only $8 so get yours early: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4552385
Posted by jmwc at 04:36 PM

May 23, 2012

The "Other Side" of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver

Saturday, June 16, 2012
8:00pm in MDT

Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver are both internationally recognized contemporary Jewish songwriters and performers. As solo artists, they have shared their music in hundreds of communities around the world. Julie's warmth, charisma and creativity can be felt from the moment she walks on stage and captivates us with her powerful vocals and heartfelt message. Joe's infectious musical style and virtuoso guitar playing teaches while entertaining.

This show will be a rare opportunity for these two good friends to stretch beyond their traditional repertoire and share their "secular" sides. Expect to be touched, tickled and thankful for the breadth and scope of their considerable talents.

For more info: rabbijoeblack.com and juliesilver.com
$18 Advance; $20 Day of Show. $2 discount for Swallow Hill members
Swallow Hill Music Association
71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80210
Posted by jmwc at 12:33 AM

May 22, 2012

Across the Blue Sea

A concert of Israeli, Armenian, Greek and Turkish songs of the Mediterranean Sea Come to Sing and Dance with The Yuval Ron Ensemble LIVE

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring the powerful voice of Hagai Batzri and special guests the Gypsy Roma musicians of Istanbul. The concert will include musicians Norik Manoukian (woodwind), Virginie Alimian (kanoun), Jamie Papish (percussion), David Martinelli (percussion), Yuval Ron (Oud and musical director) and the Gypsy Roma musicians: Master clarinet virtuoso Ferit Benli and percussionist, Ali Durac (darbuka).

Where: Temple Emanuel 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
When: Thursday July 5th at 8:00 PM
Admission: Advance tickets online are $20 at
http://www.maticenter.com/ and tickets are $30 at the door.

Across the Blue Sea features music of the Mediterranean area, specifically Israeli Armenian Greek and Turkish folk and sacred songs. In addition to the musicians in the Yuval Ron Ensemble, the concert will feature singer Hagai Batzri, a powerful Iraqi Jewish vocalist and rabbi who specializes in Middle Eastern style singing. The program will also feature two master gypsy musicians, Ferit Benli and Ali Durace, who specialize in Gypsy Roma Turkish music for their only appearance in Los Angeles. Additionally, the program will include dancer Maya G. Karasso who has danced with Sting on his desert rose concert tour.

Formed in 1999, The Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious, and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration. The ensemble unites Jewish, Christian and Muslim artists who have been actively involved in creating musical bridges between people of various faiths and ethnic groups worldwide. The ensemble unties the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church into an unusual musical celebration. Bringing together artists from Arabic, Jewish and Christian ancestry the Yuval Ron Ensemble is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and religions.

The ensemble was invited by King of Morocco to present the Judeo-Arabic Andalusi music at the International Fez Festival of Sacred Music in June 2009. In April of 2008, the Ensemble was invited to headline the benefit concert for Seeds of Compassion the Dalai Lama s conference in Seattle, WA. In 2002 and 2005, the ensemble was featured at the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and was honored to be the first American- based Middle Eastern Ensemble to perform at an International Peace Festival 05 in South Korea. In addition, the Ensemble was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation and the national Endowment for the Arts to represent the United States and it s cultural diversity at the International Folk Music Festival in Lublin, Poland in 2005. In 2006 the Ensemble was the first to introduce the music of the Middle East to Chihuahua, Mexico at the International Chihuahua Festival and in 2007 it was featured in the International Oud Festival in Jerusalem, Israel.

Composer and Oud master, Yuval Ron works across different media and styles, actively seeking new forms of interchange and collaboration between musicians and other artists. His compositions have served as soundtracks for television programs and films such as Oliver Twist (UPN Newtork) and To Life (a CBS special), to dance works with the innovative dancer/choreographer Oguri (with music from these collaborations recorded on tow CDs, In Between the Heartbeat and In The Shadows), to concert works fro chorus, orchestra, and cello. He has also served as an impresario, helping to organize concerts at the UCLA Hammer Museum highlighting the diversity of musical styles to be found in the Los Angeles area.

But for many, Yuval is known for his deeply moving pan-Middle Eastern music. This group at once unites the music and peoples of the Middle East, incorporating elements of Armenian, Levantine, Arabic, Bedouin, Sephardic, and other stylings to create a fusion that is at once deeply traditional and still boldly innovative. His recordings include One and One Truth (with renowned Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek), Under the Olive Tree: Sacred Music of the Middle East, featuring the spectacular young Arabic singer Najwa Gibran, Tree of Life and Seeker of Truth also featuring Najway Gibran.

For more information, please contact 818-505-1355 or
info@yuvalronmusic.com. Yuval Ron can be reached directly 818-505-1355 or yuval@yuvalronmusic.com.
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May 15, 2012

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale in NYC

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.

Where: Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
Box office: 212-501-3330
kaufman-center.org/mch/buy-tickets

When: Sunday, June 3, 7:00 pm

Tickets: $24 premium
$21 general admission
$17 seniors and students*
*Tickets available only at box office or by phone. Students must show ID.
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May 14, 2012

Top 10 Jewish Composers Concert in Brookline, MA

May 17 2012: Top 10 Jewish Composers Concert Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA.

What is Jewish music? What constitutes a Jewish composer? The answers will be revealed at the Top 10 Jewish Composers concert on Featuring the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Kol Arev and Cantor Randall Schloss. Admission to this event is $20 general admission and $10 for senior citizens; students, faculty and staff of Hebrew College. Order tickets https://secure.hebrewcollege.edu/HebrewCollege/concerttix.htm.
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April 10, 2012

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, Special Passover Edition

Tuesday, April 10 2012
8:30pm
Sixth Street Community Synagogue, 325 East Sixth Street, NYC

Ayn Sof Arkestra is the hottest new Big Band in New York! The strange Jewish love child of Charles Mingus and Sun Ra, Ayn Sof is the Big Band that personifies Radical Jewish Culture. The Band was founded by Grammy Award winning Trumpeter and Composer Frank London and NYC's Jazz Rabbi, Greg Wall.

The Band features some of the most dynamic members of the NY Jazz scene, including Pam Fleming, Art Baron, Eyal Maoz, Frank and Greg, Rob Henke, Mike Cohen, Paul Shapiro, and Jessica Lurie. The repertoire is all original tunes or arrangements from the collective pens of the Arkestra, and reflects the diversity of todays NYC Jazz scene.

Ayn Sof Arkestra:
Saxes- Greg Wall, Mike Cohen, Jessica Lurie, Paul Shapiro, Zach Mayer, and Marty Fogel Trumpets- Frank London, Rob Henke, Jordan Hirsch, and Pam Fleming Trombones- Art Baron, Ben WIlliams, Jacob Garchik Rhythm- Uri Sharlin, Aaron Alexander, Bran Glassman, Eyal Maoz

$15.00 cover
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April 04, 2012

Golem and Conspiracy of Beards @ Glasslands

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!
Tickets $10
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
Posted by jmwc at 02:40 PM

Duo Lerner-Moguilevsky in Osnabrück, Germany

Duo Lerner-Moguilevsky
Klezmer-Improvisation from Buenos Aires
Friday, April 6, 2012
at 8:00pm in UTC+02 at Felix Nussbaum Haus
Osnabrück, Germany
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Arcady Goldenstein & Benjy Fox-Rosen in Concert at Sixth Street Synagogue

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/

Arcady Goldenstein is the nephew of our dear friend and mentor, the late German Goldenshteyn, z"l. He grew up playing with his uncle, and this is a rare opportunity to hear Arcady play in NYC.

Arcady Goldenstein was born in Mogilev-Podolsk on the border of Ukraine and Moldova in 1963 and grew up in Moldova. He has lived in Israel since 1990. Goldenstein has played klezmer on the clarinet since childhood, and performed regularly in affairs of the Jewish community during the Communist era, which was in those days a somewhat risky venture. He has participated in many festivals in Israel and abroad, most recently the KlezKanada Festival and has toured in England and Germany. His ensembles have been awarded prizes at the Safed and Raanana Klezmer Festivals in Israel. He currently conducts the Haifa Klezmer Orchestra, and teaches clarinet in conservatories and in the public school system.

Benjy Fox-Rosen's Quintet presents an arresting synthesis of Yiddish folk songs, art songs, Klezmer music, and original compositions. Band leader Fox-Rosen - singer, composer, and bassist - is joined by some of the most compelling klezmer musicians in New York City. Together, they focus on the poetry of beloved Krakow songwriter Mordechai Gebirtig, presenting his poems as alluring and engaging art songs. Featuring: Benjy Fox-Rosen: voice, bass, Michael Winograd: clarinet, Patrick Farrell: accordion, Avi Fox-Rosen: guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums

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March 26, 2012

Evening of Yiddish Song: The Sidor Belarsky Songbook

The Congress for Jewish Culture and the New Yiddish Rep present
"An Evening of Yiddish Song-- The Sidor Belarsky Songbook"
Date: Sunday, April 1
Time: 5pm
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."

Learn more about this performer at his website: https://sites.google.com/site/anthonyrussellbass
Posted by jmwc at 08:39 AM

March 19, 2012

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
and
on 5/06/12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Crocker Art Museum
216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916.808.7000
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). It also reflects a dynamic conception of musical form. This means that there are 18! Or 6,402,373,705,728,000 possible orderings. In other words, there are six quadrillion, four-hundred-two trillion, three-hundred-seventy-three billion, seven-hundred-five million and seven-hundred-twenty-eight thousand possible versions! I composed this work while in residence at Brahmshaus in Baden-Baden during the summer of 1995. It is dedicated to the Abel family. Their warm welcome will not soon be forgotten.

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March 13, 2012

Veretski Pass and Choral Music in CA

San Francisco: Sat, Mar 17, 8 PM
St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 O'Farrell St.
Click here to buy online at brownpapertickets.com

Oakland: Sun, Mar 18, 4 PM
Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St.
Click here to buy online at brownpapertickets.com

The concerts showcase a variety of new and standard Klezmer music, and a wealth of choral music by Jewish composers, including richly scored six-part Shir Hama'alot by 17th century Italian composer Salamone Rossi, beloved works by Darius Milhaud and Felix Mendelssohn, a lush piece by 19th century composer David Nowakowsky called Hashkivenu #2, Sylke Zimpel's arrangement of the familiar folk tune Tumbalalaika, and compelling psalm settings by contemporary composers George Rochberg, Malcolm Singer, and Karen Tarlow.

For this program local composer Tina Harrington and Composer-Not-in-Residence Matt Van Brink each created new works that feature the two ensembles. Using energetic rhythms, Harrington's Vest Oysforn draws on the tradition of Eastern European folk music. The unique characters of two Romanian dances, the Doina and the Hora, are featured Matt Van Brink's work They Disappear.

Tickets are on sale now!
www.sfca.org/tickets
Advanced Purchase: $12 Student/$22 Senior/$25 General
At the Door: $15 Student/$28 Senior/$30 General
About Veretski Pass

Taking its name from the mountain pass through which Magyar tribes crossed into the Carpathian basin to settle what later became the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Romanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Romania; Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Veretski Pass recently performed at the Concertgebouw concert hall in Amsterdam, and their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10- best recording lists of journalists. For biographies of individual members of Veretski Pass, please visit: www.veretskipass.com

About the Choral Artists

Nationally-recognized San Francisco Choral Artists has achieved renown through innovative programs and stunning performances presenting new works and masterworks of the last 600 years. Specializing in the music of living composers, SFCA has premiered over 175 works and collaborated with The Alexander String Quartet, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Composers Inc, The Whole Noyse, and others. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director since since 1995, avidly cultivates engagements with living composers to bridge the gulf between audience, composer, and performer. Active as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician, she has worked with many noted conductors.

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March 08, 2012

Dudu Fisher in Minneapolis

Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, One Night Only -- Israel's Foremost Singer and Broadway Star Dudu Fisher in a special celebration!
When: Monday, March 12, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

To watch the short promotional video click: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPFJOk4tv1g

To order tickets call 612.371.5656 or visit http://www.ilansharon.com/fisher for more information.
For groups of 10 or more, use coupon code GROUP to receive 50% off
Posted by jmwc at 03:45 PM

Michael Winograd Klezmer trio en Concert Exceptionnel

Thursday, March 15, 2012
8:30pm until 10:30pm

L'UEJF Art et Culture t'invite en exclusivité au premier Concert à Paris du Michael Winograd Trio tout droit venu de NYC pour Toi!

Musique Klezmer d'exception, ambiance de folie et prix cassé pour ce Concert mémorable!

Le Michael Winograd trio (Michael Winograd - Clarinette ; Patrick Farrell - Accordéon ; Benjy Fox-Rosen - Contrebasse) réunit trois des meilleurs musiciens Klezmer de la scène New Yorkaise. Mêlant des mélodies traditionnelles puissantes à de nouvelles compositions, de somptueux arrangements de musique de chambre à des improvisations à couper le souffle, ce nouveau trio montant est en passe de redéfinir le son de la musique Klezmer contemporaine. A écouter d'urgence!

Réservation au : 01 43 31 93 60 ou en nous envoyant un mail facebook avec tes nom, prénom et nombre de places.
Espace rachi, Rue Brocha, (Off Boulevard de Port-Royal)
Paris, France
Artistiquement vôtre
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Old World/New World Klezmer with Hot Pastromi

Sunday, March 18, 2012
3:00pm until 5:00pm

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
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March 06, 2012

2 Choruses in Boston

Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM Two of Boston's finest choruses presenting 400 years of the most beautiful music from the Christian and Jewish traditions.
The Zamir Chorale of Boston
The Trinity Choirs
together in concert
120 voices
in historic Trinity Church, Copley Square, one of the America's architectural Jewels
with cantors Scott Sokol and Elias Rosemberg
To Order Tix: http://www.trinityinspires.org/concerts-events/music-for-all/zamir-concert/ The Zamir Chorale of Boston and the Trinity Choirs join together at Trinity in an unusual one-time concert featuring works of Lewandowski, Rossi, Lampl, Joshua Jacobson (Director of Zamir), Avni, Bernstein, Milhaud, Mendelssohn and Sulzer.

Tickets are available in three sections:
Blue section: $25 (best views)
Green section: $15
Yellow section: $5 (obstructed views)
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March 02, 2012

Girls in Trouble at JCC in Manhattan

Thu, Mar 15, 2012
8pm
Brooklyn poet and multi-instrumentalist Alicia Jo Rabins’ “hauntingly lovely melodies” explore dark stories of biblical women and the hidden places where their complicated lives overlap with her own. In this one-time-only event, the JCC curates live performance of real bat mitzvah speeches, performed in musical conversation with Girls in Trouble’s songs. Hosted by stand-up comic JUDY GOLD With: New York Times best-selling author of Unorthodox, DEBORAH FELDMAN Glittery downtown performance artist GLENN MARLA 16-year-old actress SAM MOZES This performance event is presented in conjunction with The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery exhibit, Bat Mitzvah Comes of Age, and will be followed by a gallery wine reception.

tickets: $15/$20
334 amsterdam ave at 76th st, new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444
For ticket info: http://www.jccmanhattan.org/
Posted by jmwc at 11:34 AM

February 13, 2012

“TWO VOICES, ONE VISION” CONCERT AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER

“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.

“Two Voices, One Vision,” weaves together folk-flavored contemporary music that reflects both Arab and Jewish sensibilities. The evening’s songs will be in Hebrew, Arabic and English. Performing with Noa and Mira will be some of Israel's leading instrumentalists, including the guitarist Gil Dor, Noa's long-time collaborator and music director.

Noa, from a Yemenite Jewish background, is one of Israel’s most prominent singing stars. The actress and singer Mira -- a Palestinian Arab citizen of Israel -- stars on one of Israel’s most popular television shows (incidentally a comedy that tackles the thornier aspects of Jewish and Arab co-existence). Noa and Mira have appeared together on several occasions and have represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow in 2009, performing their song “There Must Be Another Way” for a huge, international television audience. In the fall they toured together in India to great acclaim.

Their collaborative, cross-cultural work is deeply personal and, in ways that Americans may not readily understand, a matter of serious personal and professional risk. (Threats are all too common.)

About their friendship, Mira has said, “there have been attempts to injure it and break it apart.” Noa has said, “despite the difficulties and the omnipresent pain forever threatening to engulf us, our resonance is so deep it often takes my breath away.”

The Abraham Fund Initiatives was founded in 1989. It has offices in New York, London and Jerusalem. Its international president is Ami Nahshon. Orni Petruschka and Howard Sohn serve as the Israeli and American co-chairs of the international board of directors.

Tickets from $75 to $250 are on sale through the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office, Broadway and 60th Street, 212/721-6500; www.jalc.org. For preferred patron tickets and post-concert reception information, please contact The Abraham Fund, at 212/661-7770, ext. 200, or e-mail info@abrahamfund.org

Posted by jmwc at 12:21 PM

February 09, 2012

Di khumeshlider: les chants du Pentateuque

Dimanche 26 février 2012 à 17h
Théâtre de la Cité Bleue, avenue de Miremont 46, 1206 Genève

Di khumeshlider: les chants du Pentateuque d'après Itzik Manger
par le LufTeater de Strasbourg, avec Astrid Ruff et Rafaël Goldwaser. Mise en scène: Sabine Lemler. Musique originale de Jean-Raymond Gélis.

Spectacle joué en yiddish, surtitré en français

Les Chants du Pentateuque sont un ensemble de poèmes inspirés très librement du premier livre de la Bible. Itzik Manger met en scène les figures essentielles de la Genèse : Adam et Eve et leurs fils Abel et Caïn, les trois patriarches, Abraham, Isaac et Jacob les quatre matriarches et bien d'autres... Itzik Manger n’a pas besoin de "raconter" la Genèse: Tout le monde la connaît! Au contraire, il brode, fait des allusions, des anachronismes, joue avec les personnages, les époques, les situations, les mots… Ces procédés créent tout au long du spectacle des effets comiques irrésistibles.

Organisation: Les Amis de la Musique Juive amj@amj.ch http://www.amj.ch
Tél. 0041 22 320 86 28
Informations & réservation: Janine Schorderet
Tél. 0041 22 344 64 09
Fax. 0041 22 344 64 04
Billets: 30 CHF, tarif réduit: 20 CHF.
Réduction supplémentaire de 10 CHF aux membres AMJ. DEVENEZ MEMBRES!
Posted by jmwc at 05:10 PM

East Meets East Concert -- Ethiopian singer Alula

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
in
EAST MEETS EAST CONCERT (East Africa Meets Middle East Meets East Europe)

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.

THE MUSICIANS

ALULA - Vocals, Guitar, Kirar, Keyboard, www.alulamusic.com
ALICIA SVIGALS -- Violin, www.aliciasvigals.com
MAC GOLLEHON -- Trumpet, Trombone, www.newbrasscollective.com
ROBERT AARON -- Tenor Saxophone, Flute, www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Robert-Aaron-Trouble-Man
EVAN MAZUNIK -- Keyboard, Vocals, www.evanmazunik.com
SAMSON KEBEDE - Bass, www.soundcloud.com/arkigroove
JOHN METTAM -- Drums, Percussion, www.johnmettam.com
JEMEL ALSTON -- Vocals, http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maapznVab7MGfbIFEx6eafpQav/

SUNDAY, MARCH 18h, 2012 at 6PM
FOREST HILLS JEWISH CENTER
106-06 Queens Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11375-4248
Doors Open at 5PM.
At the Door: $22
Online: $20
Order Online at www.bakerdan.com
Please bring your email confirmation
Senior Citizens and Children under 13: $15
For Beta Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc.: www.binacf.org
For EAST MEETS EAST Concert: www.bakerdan.com
For Inquiries: baker@bakerdan.com 917-913-5719 Click here to check out Alicia's band on Youtube! http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maapznVab7MD6bIFEx6eafpQav/ Find Alicia on Facebook: Alicia's Facebook Page http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maapznVab7MD7bIFEx6eafpQav/
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January 30, 2012

A Community Experience to Uplift Your Soul with neshama Carlebach

A Community Experience to Uplift Your Soul Neshama Carlebach performing with Reverend Roger Hambrick & the Green Pastures Baptist Choir
WHEN:
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 8:00 pm - Doors Open at 7:00 pm
WHERE:
The Parker Playhouse - 707 NE 8th Street, Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33304 - 954-462-0222

ADMISSION:
$26.50, $46.50, $66.50 - Special VIP Meet & Greet $101.50
Tickets available at the Parker Playhouse Box Office and online. There is a 10% discount for group sales over 20 people available at the box office and a 5% early bird special for advanced sales before January 25th.

SOUL STIRRING & UPLIFTING CONCERT PROMOTES UNITY AND HEALING PARTIAL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT GLOBAL SMILE FOUNDATION DEDICATED TO TRANSFORMING SMILES AND LIVES

International Recording Artist Neshama Carlebach to Perform with The Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir at The Parker Playhouse - January 31, 2012

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (January 19, 2012) - International recording artist Neshama Carlebach invites South Florida to a musically uplifting evening at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Tuesday, January 31, 2012, starting at 8:00 pm. The Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir, led by the Reverend Roger Hambrick joins this captivating and spiritual singer in a performance that is at once uplifting, inspiring and a celebration of her late father's legacy, the incomparable Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.

Neshama follows in her father's footsteps hoping to continue his mission of spiritual unity and healing through her music. He traveled the world spreading messages of love and peace and his life story is the inspiration behind the Broadway bound "Soul Doctor: Journey of A Rock-Star Rabbi" currently playing at the Parker Playhouse.

A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Global Smile Foundation; through its outreach programs this organization alleviates the suffering of underserved patients born with facial congenital deformities with special emphasis on cleft lips and palates.

"My collaboration with Reverend Hambrick and The Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir is the ultimate manifestation of my father's dream for humanity," says Neshama. "Our work together has expanded my horizons and shown me that true spiritual unity is possible. We feel that music can help bring healing and beauty to our broken world."

The concert appeals to people of all faiths, backgrounds and perspectives. The powerful vocals and beautiful harmonies of the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir complement Neshama's deeply moving and entertaining style as she sings her father's melodies, and inspiring original compositions.

Posted by jmwc at 01:41 PM

January 26, 2012

Leo Zeitlin music at JMF in NYC

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.

The talk is free and open to the public, so you need to make a reservation for seats. Please call YIVO at 212-294-6127.
The Center for Jewish History / 15 West 16th Street / NYC 10011
Phone: 212.874-3990 / Fax: 212.874-8605
Posted by jmwc at 03:25 PM

January 06, 2012

Ya'alili by 8th Day

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
Hofstra Playhouse
Motzei Shabbat, January 7 at 8pm.
at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse.
118 Hofstra University, Hemstead, NY.
for tix: www.jewishtickets.com

This YouTube video has over a million hits.

Posted by jmwc at 03:31 PM

JIC Choir at Ramat Tamir

JIC Choir at Ramat Tamir Beit Avot (Motzei Shabbat Parshat Shmot)
Saturday, January 14 at 10:00pm
Location: Ramat Tamir
Golda Meir Boulevard, Ramot Road
Tel: 02-5724444
http://www.ramat-tamir.co.il/
Posted by jmwc at 01:35 PM

January 04, 2012

The Klezmatics Present: An Evening of World Music

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.

Posted by jmwc at 01:13 PM

The Brothers Nazaroff!

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Barbes
376 9th St. (corner of 6th Ave.), Brooklyn, New York

The joyous public debut of the united heirs of legendary outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan "Prince" Nazaroff, recorder of the mysterious 1954 Folkways EP "Jewish Freilach Songs", the missing link between our post-modern Babylonian exile and the lost Atlantis of Yiddish "Middle-Europe". Scattered all over the globe from Moscow, Berlin, Budapest, and New York, the lost Nazaroff brothers come together one time only at Barbes, in Brooklyn. Together, Pasha Nazaroff, Danik Nazaroff, Meyshke Nazaroff, Zaelic Nazaroff, and Yankl Nazaroff will celebrate the discordant, obscure, jubilant, ecstatic legacy of their Happy Prince.
Posted by jmwc at 01:10 PM

Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray with guest artist Yair Dalal

APAP showcase Lenka Lichtenberg with guest artist Yair Dalal
January 7, 2012 at 7:30 PM
New York Hilton, Regent Parlor 2nd floor, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan
Lenka Lichtenberg & Fray with guest artist Yair Dalal
Nominated 2011 World Music Artist of the Year by Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Prague-born Yiddish singer-composer with a captivating voice mesmerizes world and Jewish audiences everywhere with her latest project Fray. Her showcase also provides an intriguing preview of "Lullaby in Exile", her Yiddish/“Babylonian” collaboration with maestro Yair Dalal.

Posted by jmwc at 01:00 PM

December 24, 2011

Sixth Street Synagogue Concert of Radical Jewish Culture

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Time 9:00pm until 12:00am

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival with Rafi Malkiel
A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music
Sixth Street Synagogue
6th St @1st Ave
Posted by jmwc at 04:54 PM

December 20, 2011

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali

Klezmer Brass & Orkestar Bez Sali
Thursday December 22, 2011 9 PM
Subterranean Arthouse
2179 Bancroft, downtown Berkeley
$15-$30 suggested donation
no one turned away for lack of funds
co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia

Light Chanukah candles (bring your own Chanukiah), nosh, and dance to klezmer brass and then Turkish-Romani/Bulgarian music by Orkestar Bez Sali. Celebratory ferments by Max Cadji & other delectables by Shayna Marmar (of Honeypie Cooking).

Klezmer Brass
Mike Perlmutter - alto saxophone/clarinet
Noah Levitt - trumpet
Peter Bonos - euphonium
Andrew Cohen - helicon
Sean Tergis - percussion
Aharon Boltsa - percussion
Posted by jmwc at 06:20 PM

FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS BAND ALLSTARS at THEJEWISH MUSEUM

FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS BAND ALLSTARS
IN CONCERT DECEMBER 27, 2011
CELEBRATING HANUKKAH AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Frank London's Klezmer Brass Band Allstars will perform a Hanukkah concert at The Jewish Museum on Tuesday, December 27 at 7:30 pm. This band has toured the world, bringing over the top exuberant energy to traditional Jewish roots music. Their 2005 CD Carnival Conspiracy was Rolling Stone magazine's #1 non-English recording. This concert will feature joyous Jewish-Gypsy-Balkan-jazz party sounds as well as favorite Hanukkah songs in new arrangements. Members of the band are trumpeter/composer Frank London, drummer Aaron Alexander, tuba player Ron Caswell, clarinetist Matt Darriau, trombonist Brian Drye, and accordionist Patty Farrell. Special guests for this concert include multi-instrumentalist and singer Michael Alpert and the Purchase Klezmer Mob.

This concert is part of See the Light(s): Hanukkah 2011 at The Jewish Museum. This annual celebration features eclectic music, family festivities, and more. Visit TheJewishMuseum.org/Hanukkah2011 for a complete guide to Hanukkah at The Jewish Museum.

Tickets for this program are $45 for the general public, and $40 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Tickets for lectures, film screenings and concerts at The Jewish Museum can also be purchased online at the Museum's web site. Frank London is a member of the Klezmatics and Hasidic New Wave, has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, and Ben Folds 5, and is featured on over 100 CDs.

Michael Alpert (voice, accordion, violin, guitar, percussion) has been a pioneering figure in the renaissance of klezmer music for over 30 years. He in internationally known for his award-winning performances and recordings with Brave Old World, Kapelye, David Krakauer, and Itzhak Perlman, and is noted for his original Yiddish songs.

Aaron Alexander is a New York based klezmer and jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and educator. His original klezmer/jazz/world music band, Midrash Mish Mosh, has appeared at Makor and The Knitting Factory in New York, and at venues in Krakow, Vienna, and Toronto.

Ron Caswell is a member of The Stumblebums and Beat Circus. He has recorded and performed with They Might Be Giants, Anthony Braxton's Tri-Centric Orchestra, the Royal Brass, the American Composers Orchestra, and Max Roach.

Matt Darriau has been playing Irish, Balkan, klezmer and jazz music with the Klezmatics the band for the past 23 years. He leads his own Balkan rhythm quartet, Paradox Trio, and has composed music for dance, theater, and film including a recent commission from Chamber Music America for his avant-swing band, Ballin' The Jack. Brian Drye is the leader of Bizingas, and performs regularly with the improvising chamber ensemble The Four Bags. He co-leads the group Drye & Drye with his father, baritone saxophonist Howard Drye.

Patty Farrell leads the circus/new-music/comedy group Stagger Back Brass Band, inspired by a love of brass bands he first discovered on the streets of New Orleans. He is also a member of the chamber/folk group Ljova and the Kontraband and Panorama Brass Band, the Mardi Gras season parade outgrowth of Panorama Jazz Band of New Orleans.

An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The stage lighting system has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan Bing.

About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects-paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information
Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's website at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Posted by jmwc at 05:48 PM

December 13, 2011

Anat Cohen at JCC in Manhattan

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

For tix and info:
http://www.jccmanhattan.org/performances?page=cat-content&progid=24529

Posted by jmwc at 09:38 PM

December 09, 2011

She'Koyokh in London

10th December, 7.30pm (doors 6.45)
St Ethelburga's Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Tickets: £12.00

St. Ethelburga's are delighted to welcome back She’Koyokh once again. This fabulously gifted Klezmer band, at ease performing in any environment. Inspired by the confluence of Eastern Europe’s musical cultures and traditions, this international ensemble have forged a sound straight from London’s melting pot - an exceptionally diverse repertoire of exhilarating, soulful Eastern European Jewish, Balkan, Turkish and Gypsy music.

Tel: 07776136609
email: music@stethelburgas.org

She'Koyokh final Cafe Mostra appearance of 2011 next Thursday:
15 December, 8pm
Cafe Mostra, 86 Stoke Newington High Street
She'Koyokh http://www.shekoyokh.co.uk/
Posted by jmwc at 03:36 PM

December 08, 2011

Two Voices ... One Vision: Noa and Mira in Concert for Coexistence

NOA and MIRA
Thursday, March 15, 2012
7:30pm until 9:30pm
At New York's magnificent Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center

GALA CONCERT FOR COEXISTENCE BENEFITING THE ABRAHAM FUND INITIATIVES starring Achinoam Nini (Noa) and Mira Awad, Israel’s Jewish and Arab superstars performing in Hebrew, Arabic and English

For information about ADVANCE VIP PATRON TICKETS & POST-CONCERT CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS, contact info@abrahamfund.org; 212-661-7770, ext. 200

TICKETS TO THE PUBLIC GO ON SALE JANUARY 15th at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office; call 212-721-6500 or purchase tickets online at www.jalc.org (starting January 15th)

Posted by jmwc at 11:24 AM

December 07, 2011

Rediscovering Joseph Achron

Monday, December 12, 2011 7:30pm until 9:30pm Location: Conservative Yeshiva (in the Old Beit Midrash), 8 Agron Street, Jerusalem, Israel Join us for pizza, music, and an exciting discussion on the important but forgotten musical legacy of Joseph Achron (1886-1943), one of the greatest composers of "Jewish Classical Music", and the efforts of a young organization to bring his works back to the stage.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Joseph Achron Society.

100 years ago, in December 1911, the brilliant young composer Joseph Achron wrote his first "Jewish" composition: "Hebrew Melody", Op. 33 for violin and piano. From that moment on, Achron became one of the most significant leaders of a movement to compose "Jewish Classical Music", a novel concept which had never before been developed. His work in this field – as a composer, philosopher, and cultural activist – shows a deep struggle with many of the same cultural and identity issues still faced by many Jews today. This, together with the strong artistic and historical significance of his musical work, offers a particularly important and meaningful, if unknown, counterpart to the well-known Jewish national literary and visual art traditions of Sholem Aleichem, Marc Chagall, and others.

Small- and large-group discussions will explore the question of "What makes music Jewish?", a question at the heart of Achron's legacy. We'll read excerpts from Achron's own writings on this subject and listen to samples of his music to spark ideas and further questions. In addition, Joseph Achron Society Founder and President Samuel Zerin will give a brief biographical overview of Achron's life, describe some of Achron's important ideas and achievements, and introduce the current work of the Joseph Achron Society in reviving Achron's forgotten legacy.

Posted by jmwc at 10:28 AM

November 29, 2011

Karen Goldberg in Concert

Karen Goldberg, a singer songwriter, will appear in concert on December 3 at 7:30 at Temple Emanuel, 909 Berrymans Lane, Reistertown, MD, Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. Call 410-526-3676 or email tescaconcerts@gmail.com
Posted by jmwc at 11:37 PM

Tami and the Klezmen with the Hartford Symphony

Cantor Tami Cherdack, vocalist with Joel Schlank on trumpet
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Time: 1st show 3:00pm; 2nd show 8:00pm
Place: Bushnell Theater
166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Description Come hear THE KLEZMEN with The Hartford Symphony on Sat. Dec., 10th----2 shows---3PM and 8PM. Guest Soloist: Walter Mamlok on clarinet.
Posted by jmwc at 10:26 PM

November 27, 2011

SONGS OF WONDER

Yiddish Poetry of Abraham Joshua Heschel
Set to Music
CD Release Concert
Basya Schechter
Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 8 PM
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleeker St. NYC
212.505.FISH
$12 in advance
$15 at the door
pharaohsdaughter.com

The concert is presented by Moshe Rosenfeld and Golden Land Concerts & Connections, with support from the League for Yiddish/Afn Shvel, as well as the National Yiddish Theater - Folksbiene, The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter-Ring, Congress for Jewish Culture, YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.


לידער פֿון וווּנדער
די ייִדישע פּאָעזיע פֿון
אַבֿרהם־יהושע העשעל
באַלייט פֿון מוזיק

קאָנצערט לכּבֿוד דעם אַרויסקום
פֿון דעם נײַעם קאָמפּאַקטל
לידער פֿון וווּנדער
פֿון בתיה שעכטער

Posted by jmwc at 12:13 PM

November 03, 2011

LKQ @ Rich Mix

LKQ @ Rich Mix
Start Time: Sunday, November 6 at 7:30pm
End Time: Sunday, November 6 at 10:30pm
Location: Rich Mix
35 - 47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD,
LONDON, E1 6LA

Tickets £12 adv / £15 door.
Box Office: 020 7613 7498

http://www.facebook.com/LondonKlezmerQuartet
Posted by jmwc at 02:25 PM

Konzert der Hamburg Klezmer Band

Hamburg Klezmer Band
Sunday, November 13 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm

St. Gertrud Kirche
Immenhof 10
Hamburg, Germany

http://www.st-gertrud-hamburg.de/terminkalender/Klezmer-Konzert-459
Posted by jmwc at 02:16 PM

"The "Other Side" of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver

The "Other Side" of Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver - Live at Swallow Hill
Start Time: Sunday, November 13 at 7:30pm
Location: Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale
Denver, CO
(303) 777-1003
$18 Advance; $20 Day of Show. $2 discount for Swallow Hill members
This is a rare opporunity to see Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver stretch their traditional repertoire and pull out some tunes that they don't get to play very often in a public venue.

Rabbi Joe Black and Julie Silver are both internationally recognized contemporary Jewish songwriters and performers. As solo artists, they have shared their music in hundreds of communities around the world. Julie's warmth, charisma and creativity can be felt from the moment she walks on stage and captivates us with her powerful vocals and heartfelt message. Joe's infectious musical style and virtuoso guitar playing teaches while entertaining.

Posted by jmwc at 02:11 PM

October 19, 2011

From Boston to Berlin

The Zamir Chorale of Boston invites you to From Boston to Berlin
A cabaret-style evening featuring
the Zamir Chamber Chorus
which will perform highlights of Zamir Chorale of Boston's upcoming concerts in the first Louis Lewandowski Festival in Berlin, Germany

Thursday, November 10, 2011
The Goethe-Institut*, 170 Beacon Street, Boston
(between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets)
******** Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director
Remarks by
Friedrich Löhr, German Consul General in Boston
Ralph Selig, International Authority on German-Jewish Chazzanut (liturgical music)
Light kosher refreshments will be served.
The Zamir Chorale of Boston is headed to Berlin, Germany, December 15-18, to represent the United States at the Louis Lewandowski Festival. Zamir will join six other choirs from around the world in paying tribute to the German Jewish composer who became world renowned because of his beautiful choral settings of the synagogue liturgy.

Funding for Zamir's travel is made possible in part by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Boston and an anonymous donor.

Complimentary admission for 2011 . Zamir donors $360+

General admission: Suggested donation $36.

Seating is limited, pre-registration only, RSVP

For further information: email manager@zamir.org [mailto:manager@zamir.org] or call: 617-244-6333.
* Directions: by public transportation: Subway (MBTA): Green Line, Copley Station
Parking: Boston Common Garage, entrance on Charles St.; Back Bay Garage, 500 Boylston St., entrance on St. James and Clarendon St.
Both parking garages are a 10 minute walk from the Goethe-Institut.
Posted by jmwc at 11:03 PM

Love, Loss, Laughter - Favorite Yiddish Folk Songs

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus / JPPC
with Conductor Binyumen Schaechter
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 4:00 PM
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue, White Plains, NY 10606
What: Afn pripetshik, Der Rebe Elimeylekh, Tum balalayke, Bulbes and a great bouquet of less-known Yiddish folksongs.
Also: Works by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Avrom Sutzkever, Josh Waletzky.
ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION PROVIDED.
Tickets: Book online at BetAmShalom.org
or call the Synagogue at 914-946-8851

Click here for the additional specifics about the concert:
http://thejppc.org/id3.html

Click here for more info about the JPPC:
http://thejppc.org/
Posted by jmwc at 10:58 PM

October 14, 2011

Musical Mosaic Trio

Sunday, October 16 -- JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
5 pm
Tickets are $25
Contact Ella Kagan at 301-564-0016 or Pavella2@yahoo.com For more info: www.jccgw.org/

. This band consists of Seth Kibel on assorted woodwinds, along with Moscow-born guitarist and vocalist Vladimir Fridman and, visiting from Germany, Russian balalaika virtuoso Alexander Paperny. We'll be playing lots of Russian folk music, along with a healthy offering of klezmer, latin, classical, and yes, even some American jazz.

Posted by jmwc at 04:49 PM

Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz

Temple Shalom of Newton Presents
Sounds of Survival: Music of the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 - 7 PM

Featuring Cantorial Soloist Jeri Robins, Northeastern University Gideon Klein Fellow, along with singers and musicians from both Hebrew College and the local community, as they present the stories of survival and the music of these extraordinary women, who played for their lives.

The Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz sounds like a contradiction in terms. How could beautiful music be produced by an orchestra surrounded by illness and death, starvation and cold, immense suffering, hatred and loss? Yet, participation in this orchestra was likely the source of salvation for the "orchestra girls." This concert will give voice to their experiences and, in so doing, remember not only those who survived, but also those who perished.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25. All tickets will be picked-up the night of the concert.

A dessert reception will follow the concert.

Call Loretta Zack at 617-332-9550 or email lzack@templeshalom.org with any questions.
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Posted by jmwc at 04:44 PM

October 02, 2011

Soul of Spain

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 at 4:00 PM
World Festival of Sacred Music in LA presents:
The Soul of Spain
Sephardic Jewish music meets Gypsy Flamenco

Oscar-winning composer and oud master Yuval Ron leads a fiery evening of music and dance, bringing gypsy flamenco and Sephardic Jewish traditions from Andalusia to Santa Monica and the Westside. The 499-seat Broad comes alive with spinning flamenco dancers, undulating belly dancers, passionate singing, and the lightning- fast fingers of Spanish guitar - a night of musical virtuosity in an intimate setting. Featuring gypsy flamenco singer Jesus Montoya, dancer Briseyda Zarate, guitarist Jose Tanaka and the Yuval Ron Ensemble:

Maya Haddi - vocals, Norik Manoukian - woodwind, Jamie Papish - percussion, David Martinelly - percussion, Maya Karasso - Middle Eastern dance, Yuval Ron - oud and artistic director
Location: Broad Stage: 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Admission: $47 - $75 Broad Stage members receive 10% off their order.
More Info and Box office: Tel: 310-434-3200 or http://thebroadstage.com/show_info.php?show_id=11
Posted by jmwc at 01:57 PM

Upcoming November Concerts for L'Association AMJ

L'association AMJ has two more concerts this Fall in November.

Yiddishland

Posted by jmwc at 01:04 PM

LITTLE SHOP OF HORAS

Brian Bender's Jewish-Latin-African-Caribbean-Middle Eastern band "LITTLE SHOP OF HORAS" will be performing on the second day (Sunday, October 2nd) of the 2011 NORTH QUABBIN GARLIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL in Orange, MA.

Forster's Farm
60 Chestnut Hill Road
Orange, MA

Little Shop of Horas website:
www.littleshopofhoras.com

Band Members:
Brian Bender - trombone, melodica, keyboards, vocals
David Tasgal - clarinet, fiddle, keyboards
Derrik Jordan - fiddle, guitar, congas
Anna Sobel - tabla, dumbek, poyk
Garrett Sawyer - electric bass, double bass
Dave Noonan - drums

Here is the entertainment lineup on Sunday:
Mother Turtle - 12:00
Richard Chase - 1:00
Gaia roots - 2:15
Little Shop of Horas - 3:45
Posted by jmwc at 12:59 PM

September 25, 2011

Neshama Carlebach in Eastern US Tour

Neshama Carlebach will be performing in several venues in the coming months. Here is a sample listing:
For more information: See her website http://www.neshamacarlebach.com/
Oct 31, 8PM
Temple Emanuel Social Hall
424 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451,
A Night with Neshama Carlebach in memory of Sharon Elstein z'l Admission will be free , donations to Temple Emanuel in memory of Sharon will be gratefully accepted at the door. For further information please call 757-428-2591or send an email to admin@temple-emanuel.hrcoxmail.com

Nov 5, 7:30 PM
BETHESDA JEWISH CONGREGATION (in The Memorial Hall)
6601 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817
Neshama and her band will be performing at Bethesda Jewish Center's 10th Anniversary celebration. For reservations and further information, please visit www.bethesdajewish.org

More visits:
Nov 10, 7PM
The Carlebach Shul
305 West 79th Street
NYC, 10024
Neshama and her band will perform in honor of the Yahrzeit - the 17th anniversary of her father's passing.. For tickets and further information please call 212-580-2391 or visit www.carlebachshul.org


Nov 12, 8PM
Congregation Keneseth Israel
2227 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104
Neshama and her band will be performing with The Rev. Roger Hambrick and members of the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir. For further tickets and further information, please visit http://www.kiallentown.org


Nov 19, 8PM
The Jewish Center
435 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Neshama and her band will be performing with The Rev. Roger Hambrick and members of the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir. For tickets and further information please visit www.thejewishcenter.org or call 609-921-0100

Posted by jmwc at 12:29 PM

September 17, 2011

The Boston Camerata celebrates The Sacred Bridge

The Sacred Bridge
December 3, 2011 8:00 pm - Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA
For tickets and prices, visit http://www.bostoncamerata.org/tickets.html
Back by popular demand, a second interfaith celebration, a holiday program unlike any other. Discover with The Boston Camerata the common musical roots of Jewish, Arabic, and Christian religions, and the astonishing and beautiful interactions among these traditions. Joel Cohen and The Boston Camerata are joined by members of the Sharq Arabic Music Ensemble.
http://www.bostoncamerata.org/ The Sacred Bridge as performed in concert by The Boston Camerata

I. Songs of exile
Anonymous (Sephardic, Jerusalem) Boray ad ana/Criador hasta cuando Creator, why have you imprisoned your Dove? Why have you put her in chains? She is alone, without her children, crying Father, Father, Father...

Al naharot bavel (Psalm 137)
By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down, yea, we wept, When we remembered Zion. Upon the willows in the midst thereof We hanged up our harps. For there they that led us captive asked of us words of song, And our tormentors asked of us mirth: 'Sing us one of the songs of Zion.' How shall we sing the Lord's song in a foreign land?

II. The Sacred Bridge
Anonymous (Gregorian, Ashkenazic) In exitu Israel/ B'tset Yisrael (Psalm 114, Latin and Hebrew versions) When Israel came forth out of Egypt,The house of Jacob from a people of strange language;/Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion...

Obadiah the Proselyte (12th century) Mi al har horeb (Eulogy of Moses)
Who other than Moses stood on Mt Horeb at sudy? Who other that Moses led my flock in the desert, bringing them forth water? To the heavens he came to God. Know, my people, 'That your light has come. The Glory has shone upon you.'

III. Jewish Minstrels in the Christian Middle Ages
Mathieu le Juif (13th century) Par grant franchise
I must sing to you, unfaithful lady who torments me. False lovers make true love perish; I have served you faithfully, yet you mock me. Why have you thus betrayed me? For your love I have forsaken my Law, my God. May God make your face so wrinkled and old that all will hate you, save me!

Sueskint von Trimberg (13th century) Wa heb'uf (melody: Der Wilde Alexander, 13th c.)
What sorrow is now thrust upon me, now that my noble patron is gone. Now I must flee the court, let my hair and beard grow long. I shall live in the old Jewry, with a long coat and hat. Slow shall be my walk, and sad my song.

Isaac Gorni (13th century) A poet's life (translated from the Hebrew) IV. Jewish folksongs of the Mediterranean
Anonymous (Morocco) En ciudad noble y encina (instrumental)

Yo hanino, tu hanina
I am Hanino, you are Hanina, these shall be our names, and the children born to us, Aman, will be like the moon and the sun, Derman, like the moon and the sun...

Morena me llaman
They call me the dark one, but I was born fair; I lost my color from travelling so much. Clad in green and scarlet, the betrothed girl speaks thus to her beloved. A ladder of gold and ivory was made for them to climb...The king's son calls me the dark one, and if he summons me, I shall go.

Anonymous (Balkans) La rosa enfloresce
The rose blooms in the month of May, and my heart saddens with the pains of love. The nightingale sings and sighs... Come quickly, O thou my soul, or else I shall die. Carpentras (18th century) Eftach sephatai berinah (Circumcision)

I open my lips with happiness. We shall sing tomorrow at dinner. I will praise God Highest on the tambourin and the violin... May the child being circumcised today become a wise man; may the exiles and the wanderers be returned; may the redeemer of Zion come!

INTERMISSION

V. Songs of Mystical Spain
Anonymous (Sephardic) Respondemos, Dio de Abraham Answer us, O God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, in our hour of death.

attributed to Alfonso el Sabio (1221-1284) Virgen madre groriosa King of Castille
Vigin Mary, full of Glory, Sainted wife and daughter of God, who can glorify you?

Anonymous (Sephardic) Kaddish (instrumental) with Alfonso el Sabio Madre de Dios, ora por nos
Mother of God, pray for us on this day of judgement, when the trumpets shall sound and the dead shall be raised.

Alfonso el Sabio Des oge mas quer eu trobar (instrumental)
Gran dereit (instrumental)

Anonymous (Sephardic, Balkans) Cuando el rey Nimrod
As King Nimrod raised his eyes to heaven, he saw the star above the Jewry, announcing the birth of Abraham, our much loved father.

attributed to Abraham, cantor of Gerona (12th c.?) Ahot ketana
The little sister [i.e. the Jewish people]prepares her prayers and intone her praises. O God heal her sickness, and may her misfortunes cease from now on.

Alfonso el Sabio Muit e benaventurado (instrumental)

Anonymous (Sephardic) El nora alila
O God, grant pardon to the people of Israel; raise your eyes to those who are yours; may Michael, Elijah and Gabriel proclaim the joyful news of redemption.

Posted by jmwc at 06:06 PM

September 08, 2011

The Vilna Ghetto Theater

CONCERT - The Vilna Ghetto Theater: Yiddish Poetry Set to Music (1941-1943)

On the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Vilna Ghetto. Excerpts from four revue shows from the famous Vilna Ghetto Theater. In English (songs in Yiddish)
Sophie Michaux, voice. Eugenia Gerstein, piano. Susanne Klingenstein, lecture.
Thursday, September 8, 7:00 pm
Brandeis University, Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Waltham, MA
Sophie Michaux was born in London raised in France. She studied classical music at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Early Music. She then went to Venice to study at the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminar (directed by René Jacob). In the fall of 2010 she came to Cambridge, where she is currently studying voice at the Longy School of Music with Anna Gabrieli. Although Ms. Michaux is concentrating on the classical opera repertoire, her rich mezzo-soprano also makes her a sought-after soloist for jazz and tango ensembles.

Eugenia Gerstein was born in Moscow, Russia. After early training in piano and music theory at Moscow music schools, she pursued graduate studies at Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory in Sverdlovsk, focusing on choral conducting and the teaching of choral disciplines. She taught at the Music Teachers' College in Voronezh, where she chaired the Department of Music Theory. Since leaving Russia in 1994, Eugenia Gerstein embarked on a career in music education and choral conducting.

Susanne Klingenstein was born in Germany. After studying various literatures, history and philosophy at the University of Heidelberg and Brandeis University, she pursued Yiddish literature and postgraduate work in American literature at Harvard University. In 1991 she earned a PhD in American Studies. She teaches philosophy and history of medical culture as lecturer in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology at the Harvard Medical School. She is a regular contributor to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and is currently writing an introduction to Yiddish literature for Beck Verlag in Munich.

Posted by jmwc at 05:09 PM

September 06, 2011

Alexandria Kleztet in VA

Saturday, September 10 -- The Alexandria Kleztet
Potomac Overlook Regional Park
2845 Marcey Road
Arlington, VA 22207
703-528-5406
7 to 8:45 pm
Free!

If it rains (always a decent possibility), we go inside the auditorium at the Nature Center!

The Alexandria Kleztet has been combining traditional Eastern European/Jewish music with diverse influences for more than a decade. New arrangements of traditional melodies and original songs by members of the band draw upon jazz, classical, world beat, rock and other musical genres to create a unique and entertaining sound.

The band is based in the Washington/Baltimore area and has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. http://www.kleztet.com/

Posted by jmwc at 09:14 PM

September 05, 2011

EAST VILLAGE KLEZMER & YIDDISH CULTURE SERIES

East Village Klezmer & Yiddish Culture Series
Tuesdays at The Center for Jewish Arts and Literacy
325 E. 6th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Ave.) NYC (6th St. Community Synagogue)
curated by Aaron Alexander
New Expanded format!

6 - 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
7 - 7:50PM Yiddish Class, led by Dmitri Stiepovitch $20
8 - 9:15PM Concert (see schedule below) $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 - 11PM Klezmer Jam Sessions, led by concert artists, or, Margot Leverett, Pete Rushevsky, Aaron Alexander and others, with Yiddish dance instruction by Lisa Mayer and guests. $5 (free with Concert or Workshop) Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink)

*generous discounts available* for students, seniors and members of 6th St. Community Shul, Workmen?s Circle, CTMD, Klez Kamp and Klez Kanada attendees, and volunteers.
Questions? Contact: info@sixthstreetsynagogue.org

*Opening Night: Sept. 13 Jake Shulman-Ment Band*
Violinist Jake Shulman-Ment is among the leaders of a new generation of Klezmer and Eastern European folk music performers. His versatility as a violinist, composer, improvisor, teacher, and folk music researcher has established him as one of the world's leading practitioners of the klezmer violin. As a child in New York, Jake's immersion in Yiddish culture and the klezmer revival movement, as well as rock, jazz, and classical music, formed him into an eclectic musician with multiple influences at work simultaneously. In an effort to explore more deeply the roots of the Jewish music he grew up with, Jake has done extensive research and study with Roma musicians in Romania and Hungary. He has synthesized his experiences and travels into an original sound, sometimes departing quite far into a realm of experimentation, but always remaining true to his deep roots in traditional Jewish music.
Band:
Jake Shulman-Ment: violin, vocals
Benjy Fox-Rosen: bass, vocals
Ben Holmes: trumpet
Art Bailey: accordion
Pete Rushefsky: tsimbl


*Upcoming Concert Schedule:* *Sept. 20 Alicia Svigals Trio
Sept. 27 Adrienne Cooper Ensemble
Oct. 4 Lisa Gutkin w/Pete Rushevsky and Remy Yulzari
Oct. 11 Joel Rubin & Pete Rushevsky
Oct. 18 Sukkos Party with Litvakus, feat.Dmitri Slepovitch
Oct. 25 Jim Guttman Bessarabian Breakdown
Nov. 1 Lisa & Sruli's Family Band
Nov. 8 Eve Sicular, Isle of Klezbos
Nov. 15 Klezmerfest
Nov. 22 Pete Sokolow
Nov. 29 Matt Darriau's Shabbes Elevator
Dec. 6 Michael Winograd Trio
Dec. 13 Joanne Borts
Dec. 20 - Khanike Party with Yale Strom's Hot Pastromi & Aaron Alexander?s Midrash Mish Mosh

Volunteers Needed! please email a@aaronalexander.com
Posted by jmwc at 01:42 PM

An at Fort in Tel Aviv

Sept 6th 1t 9:30PM
Shablul jazz Tel-Aviv

מועדון שבלול
האנגר 13 נמל תל-אביב 03-5461891
With David Friedman-vibes, Gilad Dobrecky-percussion.It's a rare opportunity to hear David play in Israel. The group will be playing original material by all three musicians. www.shabluljazz.com *special discount if you mention you are on Anat's mailing list!!!*
Posted by jmwc at 01:26 PM

September 04, 2011

Hotegezugt in Concert at the Festival des Treteaux

HOTEGEZUGT sera en concert au “Festival des Tréteaux" samedi 17 septembre 2011 à 19h
au Temple de Genthod, 1294 Genthod-Bellevue (Genève, Suisse).

MUSIQUE KLEZMER avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon), Patrice Mugny (accordéon), Frédéric Berney (contrebasse) et David Morhain (percussions).

Entrée libre!
Informations: http://www.genthod.ch et www.borzy.info

Posted by jmwc at 02:08 PM

September 02, 2011

Concert de Noëmi Waysfeld & Blik et Denis Cuniot

Sunday, September 4 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cercle Bernard Lazare
10 rue Saint Claude
Paris, France
Journées européennes de la culture et du patrimoine juifs
"Patrimoine et Modernité"
Du Traditionnel à l'electro
Yiddish and Russian music
Posted by jmwc at 05:20 PM

Best Hits of Klezmer Music & Prince of Kosher Gospel

Gala Evening
Sunday, September 4 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
So. 04. September 2011, 19:00 Uhr: GALA-Abend, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio des NDR, Oberstraße 120, 20149 Hamburg.
Einziges Konzert in Hamburg mit der Star-Besetzung der Klezmer-/Jazz /Gospel-/Musical-Szene
Leon Gurvitch Project feat. Special Guests aus den USA: Kantor Joshua Nelson „The Prince of Kosher Gospel“, Musical-Star Ethan Freeman

Das Ensemble um Komponisten und Pianisten Leon Gurvitch entwirft ein neues Bild des zeitgenössischen Jazz in Europa in einer originellen Synthese von osteuropäischer Folklore und Einflüssen der modernen Improvisationskunst. Die fünf Ausnahmemusiker gastieren regelmäßig auf renommierten Festivals und sind mehrmals mit dem Programm „Klezmer meets Jazz“ auf Tour gewesen.

Afroamerikanisch-jüdischer Kantor Joshua Nelson verbindet die klassische jüdische Liturgie mit dem Gospel- Stil und der Rhythmik, aber auch mit den Jazz- und Blues-Elementen der afroamerikanischen Tradition. Nelson ist in der jüdischen Community der USA und in Israel ein Star, der nicht nur Synagogen, sondern Konzertsäle füllt.

Bekannt durch zahlreiche Rollen in Musical-Produktionen wurde der in New York geborene Ethan Freeman von den Lesern der Fachzeitschrift „musicals“ zum besten Darsteller des Jahres 1999 gekürt. Als Solist in Konzerten, Liederabenden und Fernsehshows ist er in 10 Ländern aufgetreten, u.a. in der New Yorker Carnegie Hall und bei den Londoner „Proms“.

Joshua Nelson – Vocal
Ethan Freeman - Vocal
Chad Thorne – Vocal

Leon Gurvitch – Klavier, Melodica, Arrangement
Inna Vysotska – Vocal
Vladimir Karparov – Saxophone, Klarinette
Omar Rodriguez Calvo – Kontrabass
Dimitris Christides – Schlagzeug, Percussion

Eintritt: € 20,- (erm. € 15,-)
Karten an der Abendkasse & im Vorverkauf: Konzertkase GERDES, Rothebaumchaussee 77, 20148 Hamburg.
Tel. 040/45 33 26 oder 040/44 02 98.

Mehr Info:
http://www.leon-gurvitch.de/de/concerts/index.php?id=1273
Posted by jmwc at 05:15 PM

Meira Warshauer's In Memoriam

Composer Meira Warshauer's In Memoriam September 11 and Caesaria will be presented in the U.S. and Germany in several formats by several ensembles on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2011.

The World and German Premiere performances of the cello choir version of In Memoriam (for 6 celli, adapted by Mirel Iancovici from the version for solo cello and strings) will be given by Mr. Iancovici and I Multicelli in Bottrop at Martinskirche on September 10 at 7:00 PM, in Gelsenkirchen at the New Synagogue on the 11th at noon and in Gladbeck at the Martin Luther Forum Ruhr on the 11th at 6:00 PM. Other composers on these programs include J.S. Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Samuel Barber, Max Bruch and John Tavener. Special guest soloist will be Felicia Hamza.

In Memoriam, in its clarinet/cello transcription, will be performed on 9/11 - 2:30 PM by Cross Island's cellist Suzanne Mueller clarinetist Joseph Rutkowski, Jr. at Firefighters Memorial Park (Jon's Park) in Great Neck Plaza, New York. The ensemble has presented other performances throughout Long Island in 2010 and 2011. ..more
The piece, in its original version for solo cello will be performed on September 11 at 3:00 PM by Robert Jesselson as part of the University September Concert Series in the Recital Hall of the School of Music at University of South Carolina in Columbia. Jesselson has previously performed this version in Vermont, North Carolina, Maine, South Carolina and Ohio, as well as in England, Taiwan and Korea. You can hear his performance online at http://www.kalvos.org. It was also broadcast on Kol Israel radio in an hour-long program of the music of Meira Warshauer in Spring 2002.

This version will also be performed by Diana Golden at a 9:00 AM September 11th Memorial Service at St. Anne's in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln, Massachusetts, near Walden Pond.

Marvin Rosen will be airing In Memoriam as part of his We Remember September 11 marathon, beginning September 10 at 7:00 PM on WPRB 103.3 FM Princeton University radio. Listen online at http://www.wprb.com/.

Ms. Warshauer's Caesaria for soprano and piano (from a text by Hannah Senesh) will be performed by Serena Hill, soprano as part of September 11, 2001: A Community Remembers - 4:00 PM that day at the Elizabeth Boatwright Coker Performing Arts Center of Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina. Special guests will be the college's dance ensemble.

The composer writes about In Memoriam, "I wrote these sketches during the days of watching the horror of the attacks of September 11: the collapse of the World Trade Center, the attack on the Pentagon, the plane crash in Pennsylvania - I didn't have a piece in mind, or consciously set out to write one. But the sketches seemed to belong together, afterwards, and to fit the solo cello - It is my way of holding each other in our loss."

The piece is also available in versions for violin solo (commissioned by Gregory Harrington and performed by him as part of his five city tour of New Zealand in March 2008), violin and cello duo, violin and bass clarinet duo, clarinet solo, clarinet and bass clarinet duo, and solo cello with string ensemble or string orchestra.

Cellist Andrea Yun presented the solo cello version at the University of Texas San Antonio in 2003.

The version for solo cello and string orchestra was premiered in February 2003 at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC, by solo cellist Ina Esther Joostand the King David Strings (members of the Jerusalem Symphony) conducted by Anita Kamien. Ms. Joost also performed the solo version in Israel, the U.S., Brazil and Germany.

Cellist Christopher Johns also performed the soloist and string orchestra version with the Tallis Chamber Orchestra in Wilmington, North Carolina in 2009.

Orit Orbach performed the solo clarinet version at the International Clarinet Festival in Israeland theclarinet and bass clarinet version was premiered in 2004 at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.

Program notes and a study score for the solo cello version of In Memoriam September 11 are available at http://meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/compositions_chamber.html. String orchestra materials are available at http://meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/compositions.html#.

Audio excerpts of solo cello and cello and strings recordings of the piece can be found at http://meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/sound_links/In_memoriam.html.
Posted by jmwc at 04:52 PM

Timeless Blessing

Leonard Cohen in 2009 in Ramat Gan. Given the past week up and down the East Coast, thought some folks might feel the need to hear this blessing

Posted by jmwc at 04:38 PM

המועדון הקאמרי - ברוח יהודית

Wednesday, September 21 · 8:30pm - 10:00pm

המרכז למוסיקה ע"ש פליציה בלומנטל
ביאליק 26
תל אביב

קובי רובינשטיין - כינור
נועה שריד - כינור
גלעד הראל- קלרנית
גילי רדיאן- שדה - ויולה וכינור
הלל צרי - צ'לו
מיכל טל - פסנתר
נתנאל גרינשטיין - פסנתר

בתכנית: פרוקופייב - פתיחה על נושאים יהודיים לקלרנית, רביעיית מיתרים ופסנתר מיו - סויטה לכינור, קלרנית ופסנתר שולמית רן - דואו לקלרנית וצ'לו סטוצ'בסקי - מיני דואט לכינור וצ'לו
בלוך - בעל שם פאול בן - חיים - שירים ללא מלים ג'ון ויליאמס - סויטה לכינור ופסנתר "רשימת שינדלר"
Posted by jmwc at 04:18 PM

August 24, 2011

Hy Wolfe: An Evening of Songs and Stories

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER 2011
6:30PM CONCERT at YIVO

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.

Admission: $10 general, $7 YIVO members
Box Office: 212.868.4444 | www.smarttix.com
Venue: YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street - NYC

Hy Wolfe is the artistic director of the Yiddish National Theatre and the director of CYCO (Central Yiddish Culture Organization). His first language is Yiddish; he acts with equal ease in English and Yiddish. Mr. Wolfe has performed on stage, screen, and television.

Herbert Kaplan toured for nearly 10 years with his brother as a two piano team, then attended Yale University School of Music and the Vienna Akademie. He has been the music director and/or arranger of countless musicals and the composer of four.
Posted by jmwc at 10:00 AM

August 16, 2011

Kontzert Hapiyyut Hagadol קונצרט הפיוט הגדול


קונצרט הפיוט הגדול Start Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 8:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00pm
Location: היכל התרבות רח' המכבים 5 פתח תקווה
http://www.facebook.com/l/IAQCAZGkZ/www.petah-tikva.muni.il

ענקי הפיוט בעולם לראשונה על במה אחת וביצירות חדשות

משה חבושה - ישראל
דוד שירו - ארה"ב
ניהול מוסיקלי וניצוח: אריאל כהן
בליווי התזמורת המזרחית הישראלית ומקהלת החזנים "שירה חדשה"
כרטיסים במכירה מוקדמת 50 ש"ח באגף לתרבות תורנית 03-9052455, 073-7373866
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242344335805824#!/event.php?eid=242344335805824
Posted by jmwc at 10:26 PM

Monajat featuring Galleet Dardashti

Thursday, September 15 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Granoff Performance Center, Tufts University
20 Talbot Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

Monajat (Fervent Prayer) by innovative performer Galeet Dardashti, is inspired by Selihot, the poetic prayers of forgiveness recited during the month preceding the Jewish High Holidays according to the Middle Eastern tradition. Dardashti, a musician and anthropologist of Persian descent, re-imagines the Selihot ritual in collaboration with an acclaimed ensemble of musicians, an electronic soundscape, and dynamic video projections by video artist and designer Dmitry Kmelnitsky.

As only one of six cities in the US where this dynamic concert will happen, the Boston Jewish Music Festival is very excited to have been selected by the Foundation for Jewish Culture to present this important new work along with our co-presenters, the New Center for Jewish Arts and Culture, the Tufts University Music Department and Tufts Hillel.

Tickets are $25 and are available through the New Center at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/30895

The New Jewish Culture Network has received major support from the Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation. Additional support provided by the Milken Family Foundation, Sylvia M. Neil, and other individual donors.
Posted by jmwc at 10:01 PM

August 14, 2011

Free concert! Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express

Event: Free concert! Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
With Christina Crowder, accordion, Brian Glassman, bass, and Aaron Alexander, drums, who will get everyone up and dancing!!
Start Time: Thursday, August 18 at 7:00pm
End Time: Thursday, August 18 at 10:00pm
Location: Putnam Valley Main Fire House
265 Oscawana Lake Road
PUTNAM VALLEY TOWN BOARD CONCERT SERIES -- FREE and open to the public, thanks to a generous grant from the ANNE ANASTASI CHARITABLE FOUNDATION. No reservations necessary.

Posted by jmwc at 09:28 AM

August 09, 2011

More Music in California

Wednesday, August 10, 8:30pm, California Klezmer, at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center in Berkeley. Dance lesson with Bruce Bierman at 7:30pm. Tickets: $10. More info: 510.525.5054, ashkenaz.com.
Posted by jmwc at 01:33 AM

July 29, 2011

Klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh

Late Summer Schedule for klezmer in London, Sussex, Hampshire and Edinburgh
ilana cravitz For more klezmer info and resources e-mail
klezmer@hotmail.co.uk
, or visit www.ilanacravitz.com

Tuesday 2 August
7pm
Hackney, London
LKQ Summer Cooler @ Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN

The ever-popular London Klezmer Quartet returns to Pages with a Summer Cooler event. Enjoy live music, Pimms and strawberries while you shop for your holiday reading with 10%discount at Clapton's independent bookseller.
Entry £5 on the door
MORE EVENTS:

Wednesday 3 August
8.30pm
Eastbourne, E. Sussex
LKQ @ The Lamb Folk Club, Eastbourne
The Lamb Inn, High Street, Eastbourne BN21 1HH

LKQ on the south coast. Enjoy exuberant and passionate performances featuring violin, clarinet, accordion and cello. Bring your dancing shoes!
Entry £6

More information at http://www.lambfolkclub.freeuk.com/

Sunday 14 August
Kings Cross, London
Klezmer Session
The Boot, 116 Cromer Street, Kings Cross,
London, WC1H 8BS
Monthly London Klezmer Session

Come along and play your favourite klezmer tunes, and pick up more from fellow enthusiasts. Children welcome. Info and tunes are online at www.ilanacravitz.com/play.htm and www.ilanacravitz.com/resources.htm.
NB There will be no workshop this month.
Jam 2-4pm Free
Transport: Kings Cross/St. Pancras tube


Thursday 8 September
Doors open 7pm
Concert starts 9pm
Camden, London
London Klezmer Quartet @ The Green Note
Camden Parkway, London NW1

After a sell-out CD launch, the London Klezmer Quartet returns to the Green Note to play favourites from the album and new tunes.
Come early and dine at this fine vegetarian cafe and music venue!
Tickets On sale soon @£10 from
http://www.wegottickets.com/evenue/480
Transport: Camden Town tube


3-4 September Sussex Festival of JimNr Lewes

Event celebrating the life of accordionist Jim Marcovitch in music and performance art.
Info http://www.dirtyoldtown.moonfruit.com/#/festival-of-jim/4543799029


Friday 16 September
7.30pm
Bursledon, Hants

Klezmer Keilidh Greyladyes Arts Foundation, Bursledon, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 8BX

Fun for all the family, with Ilana calling the dances and the LKQ providing the music.
Part of the Hampshire Hog the Limelight rural touring scheme.
Tickets and info 023 8040 4649, susanosmond@hotmail.com


Monday 19 September
for 7 weeks6.30-8pm
Kings Cross, London
London Klezmer OrchestraOne KX, 120 Cromer Street, London WC1H 8BS

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practise repertoire and arrange music in a relaxed environment. All instruments and levels welcome. More info ( http://www.ilanacravitz.com/klezmerorchestra.htm ) and tunes ( http://www.ilanacravitz.com/music&sound.htm )
Please call 0782 551 0881 or email klezmer@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to attend.

Advance registration is now open for the autumn Klezmer Orchestra season (September to December fortnightly on a Monday). 7 classes @ £50 for the term if paid in advance, or £9 per session to drop in. Contact klezmer@hotmail.co.uk to book your place.

Location: corner of Judd Street, off the Euston Road directly opposite St Pancras/British Library


24-25 September
Edinburgh, Scotland
KlezEd! Edinburgh
The JMI Klezmer Caravan hits Edinburgh for a klezmer weekend!
Info Watch www.ilanacravitz.com/events.htm for updates or email klezmer@hotmail.co.uk to be kept informed.

Buy London Klezmer Quartet CDs via the website: click here for CDs or click here to go direct to PayPal
Download the album or individual tracks from http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/LondonKlezmerQuartet


Posted by jmwc at 10:57 AM

Hazmat Modine at Summernights

hazmat modinThursday, 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 rocksteady.

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
(212) 423-3200
Open Mon-Tue,Fri,Sun 11am-5:30pm; Thu 11am-8pm
Subway: 96 St
INFORMATION HOTLINE:
To reach the Museum's offices, call: 212.423.3200.
ONLINE INFORMATION:
http://www.thejewishmuseum.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:01 AM

July 26, 2011

Summer on the Hudson: FREE Riverside Park Divahn Concert

Galeet Dardashti and Divahn
Sunday, August 7 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location Riverside Park South, NYC
Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays -
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
FREE
Featuring:

Galeet Dardashti: lead vocals, guitar, back-up percussion
Eleanor Norton: cello, vocals
Elizabeth Pupo-Walker: congas and cajon, vocals
Sejal Kukadia: tabla, vocals
Rebecca Cherry: violin, vocals

Pier I in Riverside Park South between between 65th/72nd Streets
Map of Location: http://maps.google.com/?t=​h&daddr=40.7797%2C+-73.988​9+%28Pier+I%29

Iranian-descended singer Galeet Dardashti leads Divahn's edgy all-female power-house ensemble. The group has engendered an international following, performing in venues ranging from international concert halls to the most prestigious clubs in NYC. Infusing traditional and original Middle Eastern Jewish songs with sophisticated harmonies, entrancing improvisations, and funky arrangements, Divahn's thrilling live shows feature lush string arrangements, eclectic Indian, Middle Eastern, and Latin percussion, and vocals spanning Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Persian, Arabic, and Aramaic. “Divan,” a word common to Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, means a collection of songs or poetry. Through their music, the group creatively underscores common ground between diverse Middle Eastern cultures and religions.

Posted by jmwc at 10:10 AM

July 24, 2011

S o u n d i n g W o r d at Baruch College Performing Arts Center

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/program​s/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
Featuring:
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. This piece is inspired by the poetry and texts of former political prisoners that wrote as a response to the repression, both during and after the military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973-1985). River of Painted Birds was commissioned by NYSCA and premiered in 2010. This presentation at PAM will be a renewed version of the piece. Texts by Mauricio Resencof, Edda Fabbri, Henry Engler, and Adolfo Wasem. Visuals by Helen Dennis. Linux Audio Programming by Marcos Wasem. www.sabrina-lastman.com

Present, Past and Future Sees by Sasha Bogdanowitsch is an original solo multi-media work for voice, original instruments and electronics that explores the ancient vocal and instrument relationship of the bard through contemporary ears. This work utilizes various extended vocal techniques and text from a variety of poets alongside the composer’s unique language of sounds to dive deep into what the present, past and future holds. Present, Past and Future Sees was premiered in 2010. This presentation at PAM will be a renewed version of the work. www.sashabmusic.com

For more information: www.iatitheater.org
http://youtu.be/WmIxF-FwEK​4
Twitter Hashtag: #EVsound0884
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LENKA LICHTENBERG a YAIR DALAL– BABYLONSKÉ PŘÍBĚHY V JIDIŠ

Thursday, July 28 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Location JazzTime
Krakovská ul. 19
Prague, Czech Republic

Koncert kanadské zpěvačky, bývale členky Semaforu (Lenka Hartlová), s Izraelským virtuozem a vynikající českou kapelou. Ashkenazi-Sephardic hudební fusion a ethno-jazz. Puvodni i tradicni skladby v neobvyklých aranžmá. Yair Dalal: oud, housle, zpěv; Lenka Lichtenberg: zpěv, klavir; Tomáš Reindl: tabla, perkuse; David Dorůžka: kytary; Petr Dvorský: kontrabas; Bharata Rajnosek: saxofony, flétna, klarinet, pozoun.

Posted by jmwc at 11:41 AM

July 21, 2011

Klezmatics at HighLine Ballroom NYC

The Klezmatics

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 8:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM Doors)
HighLine Ballroom,
431 W. 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
http://www.highlineballroom.com/

Posted by jmwc at 05:09 PM

GOYLEM ! Free Music and Life Concert in Geneva

Lundi 25 juillet 2011 à 12h30 GOYLEM ! sera en concert pour "Musique et Vie" à l'Eglise Luthérienne (Place du Bourg-de-Four, angle rue Verdaine et rue de la Fontaine, Genève, Suisse).
Musique klezmer avec Michel Borzykowski (saxophones), Bianca Favez (violon) et Patrice Mugny (accordéon).
Entrée libre. Collecte en faveur de l’enseignement de l’art dans les écoles au Kosovo, afin de faciliter la compréhension et l’épanouissement des enfants, d’après une idées de Yehudi Menuhin et Werner Schmitt.
Informations: www.musique-vie.ch/Homepage francais.htm
Posted by jmwc at 04:09 PM

AUTO DE FE Concert

AUTO DE FE - CONCERT commemorating Crypto-Jews
With Vanessa Paloma and Ariel Lazarus
Start Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 9:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, August 9 at 10:30pm

Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
8 Agron Street, P.O.Box 7456
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. 02-625-6386 Ext. 4
A concert in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino, Haketía, Judezmo) of music as seen through the eyes of the Crypto-Jewish Community.

AUTO DE FE
(the official name the Inquisition gave for the ceremony to burn people at the stake)

AUGUST 9 AT 9PM
Doors open at 8:45

A concert in Judeo-Spanish (Ladino, Haketía, Judezmo) of music as seen through the eyes of the Crypto-Jewish Community.

Starting with the forced conversions of 1391 that ravaged Spanish Jewish communities and culminating with the Expulsion Edict of 1492, the great community of Spanish Jews was decimated and splintered. Many converted, others migrated throughout the Mediterranean and to the Americas and the land of Israel. Those who converted and stayed in the Iberian Peninsula were confronted with five centuries of Inquisitional horrors and harassment.

This concert features music that was sung by Conversos in Europe, Spain and the Americas that kept them attached to their Judaism as well as modern compositions by their descendants. Songs from the community in Belmonte, Portugal, as well as from Anousi poets in New Mexico and California linger together with prayers kept through the generations by women.

In our generation we are witnessing the return of unprecedented numbers of descendants of Conversos back into Judaism. This concert is dedicated to them and their strength in withstanding the test of time.

Internationally renowned singer and researcher of Judeo-Spanish, Vanessa Paloma, on medieval harp and vocals will be accompanied by composer and performer Ariel Lazarus on guitar with percussion accompaniment

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July 20, 2011

SUMMERNIGHTS Series at Jewish Museum

Thursday Nights are SUMMERNIGHTS at The Jewish Museum
The William Petschek Family Music Program
Tix: www.thejewishmuseum.org/SummerNights or call 212.423.3337

SummerNights 2011 is the 14th annual summer concert series featuring live music and great art. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the Museum's Scheuer Auditorium. Seating is general admission.

Tickets: Members $10; General $15; and Students/Seniors (65+) $12
Slavic Soul Party! - Thursday, July 21
Brash and strong as slivovitz, these musicians forge virtuoso brass band music melding Balkan and Gypsy sounds with American jazz and soul.

Michael Winograd Trio - Thursday, July 28
This ensemble offers a fresh approach to klezmer music that blends traditional Yiddish songs with new compositions.

The Michael Winograd Trio will be performing on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 pm as part of The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights concert series. The ensemble - clarinetist Michael Winograd, accordionist Patrick Farrell, and trombonist Daniel Blacksberg - presents a fresh approach to klezmer music that blends traditional Yiddish songs with new compositions. Winograd has performed at such international festivals as KlezKamp, KlezKanada, the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow, the Klezmer Workshop in Paris, the Winnipeg and Calgary Folk Festivals, and the Dawson City Music Festival, and has been called "one of the truly great new bandleader-composers on the New York City klezmer scene (The Forward)."

Hazmat Modine - Thursday, August 4
Hazmat Modine draws from American music of the 1920s and 30s through the 50s and early 60s, blending elements of early blues, hokum jugband, swing, klezmer, New Orleans R & B and Jamaican rocksteady.

The Jewish Museum is located on 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, in Manhattan.
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July 11, 2011

Different Trains by Steve Reich Performances in Jerusalem

A masterpiece by America's greatest living composer Steve Reich The Fleshquartet, part of the Jerusalem Season of Culture Series

When was the last time that a musical performance really took you to a different place? Different Trains, Steve Reich's timeless Grammy Award- winning composition is making its way, as we write, to the Kishle (a former Ottomon prison) at the Tower of David Museum, where Stockholm's very own Jewish Theatre will perform a fascinating visual interpretation of his work. Join us for a riveting and unique audio-visual experience.

Now thru July 21 For ticket Information: http://www.towerofdavid.org.il/English/General/Tower_of_David-Museum_of_the_History_of_Jerusalem The performances will premier on June 30 and will continue to July 21, running from Monday-Thursday and Saturday. Please book in advance: Tower of David Museum *2884 Bimot *6226 Entrance to the show involves a walk in the castle moat the stairs. We recommend comfortable shoes and warm clothes. Regretfully, due to the show's unique location, it is not accessible for people with dissabilities. The location has 120 sits capacity, unmarked. No Late entry. Photography, recording and documentation strictly prohibited. Different Trains by Steve Reich at The Jewish Theatre Stockholm From http://www.jerusalemseason.com/event/different-trains-steve-reichm: "It's not surprising that the New York Times crowned American Steve Reich "one of the most important living composers." His startling talent and fearless experimentation have produced a rich, varied and formidable musical repertoire.

Now Reich’s Grammy Award winning Different Trains (produced by The Jewish Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden) is on its way to Jerusalem, or more specifically, to an ancient Turkish prison, the Kishle, at the Tower of David; where it will be performed by Swedish string quartet The Fleshquartet amidst billowing glass shapes in play with light and shifting transparencies. Different Trains is a piece in three movements written for a string quartet. The melodies in the work are interwoven with recorded, spoken voices.

The prison, which was specially renovated for the event and holds a maximum of 120 people, was built above newly discovered archaeological finds dating back to the Second Temple period that will be revealed to the public for the first time as part on this visual concert.

The Fleshquartet (photo: Jonas Lindstr?m) performs this piece in a glass installation by artist Ann Wahlstrom. Large glass drops hover in the darkened room. Specially designed lighting units bring out refractions of different colors in them. Some drops are lying on the floor, but none has broken. “We wanted the objects to feel as large as people, so that the audience would be physically affected by them as well,” says Wahlstrom.

“I want the performance to be like an elegy", says Pia Forsgren, director of The Jewish Theatre and responsible for the stage direction as well as the concept and set design of the concert. "I want the images to transmit beauty, too. The beautiful glass shapes could be souls or bodies. Beauty here is a way of making communication possible, of allowing us to take in the unspeakable and of giving us strength". The visual concert also featured a new composition written by The Fleshquartet – Tears Apart – as a reflection and commentary on Reich’s Different Trains.

Steve Reich, one of the pioneers of minimalism, has had a strong influence on contemporary art music; the slow, repetitive rhythms, the phasing into different tempi, the shifts in canon. Different Trains was Steve Reich’s first work in which he “extracted” music from speech; he later developed this concept in The Cave and City Life.

The Fleshquartet has been active for over 25 years and has collaborated with a great variety of artists, including Robyn, Moondog and Elvis Costello. They have been involved in various productions for the stage, for instance dance performances by the choreographer Mats Ek and the Cullberg Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov and the Paris Opera. In 2007 they released the album Voices of Eden."

Artistic Director, Jerusalem Season of Culture: Itay Mautner
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Ger Mandolin Orchestra

You'll really enjoy listening to this sampler of the GMO, Ger Mandolin Orchestra. You'll probably recognize at least the first tune in this video. Enjoy!



Ger Mandolin Ensemble / 5-minute sampler - The Ger Mandolin Orchestra (GMO) is a memorial project of reviving the Jewish Mandolin Orchestra that was active in Gora Kalwaria,Poland between 1920 to 1930. Most of its members died in the Holocaust. Renowned mandolin artist Mike Marshall is the musical director of the ensemble that includes many of the best mandolin artists in the world. In addition to Mike Marshall, these include Avi Avital, Radim Zenkl, Jeff Warschauer, Eric Stein, Chris Acquavella, Dana Rath, Adam Roszkiewicz, Tim Connell, Sharon Gilchrist and Brian Oberlin.
Posted by jmwc at 07:56 AM

July 10, 2011

Ditmas Acoustic @ The Sanctuary

Ditmas Acoustic @ The Sanctuary Sunday, July 24 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm Location Temple Beth Emeth of Flatbush 83 Marlborough Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11226-4301 · Phone: (718) 282-1596
Posted by jmwc at 11:09 AM

Hampton Synagogue Hosts National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

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.

Dani Marcus | Nimmy Weisbrod | Rachel Yucht | Daniella Rabbani | Avram Mlotek | Dmitri “Zisl-Yeysef” Slepovitch | Shane Baker

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

www.folksbiene.org | Subtitled in English | RSVP: 631.288.0534 ext.10 or online @ www.thehamptonsynagogue.org

The Hampton Synagogue
154 Sunset Avenue
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978
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June 14, 2011

The Jewish Women of Rebetika

Monday, June 20, 2011
7pm
Legendary Greek Jewish Singers of the '20s. '30s, & '40s
Songs and Personal Histories of
Roza Eskenazi, Amalia Baka, Stella Haskil, and Victoria Hazan
featuring:
Carol Freeman - Vocals
Beth Bahia Cohen - Violin
Haig Manoukian - Oud

LOCATION: The JCC of Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
New York City
Information: 646-505-5708
www.jccmanhattan.org/multicultural
Admission $20, $15 members

Within the provocative world of the early twentieth century urban Greek Cafe Amans and Rebetika Houses, where flamboyant characters sang about desperate love, life, and death, and the seedy side of life, there were a surprising number of celebrated Greek Jewish female vocalists. Included among them were Roza Eskenazi, one of the most renowned Greek singers of all time, and Stella Haskil, who performed with the most famous musicians and composers of the time. On this side of the Atlantic, Jewish women, notably Amalia Baka and Victoria Hazan, found center stage in the immigrant Greek nightclubs and community centers of major urban centers, as well as within the American ethnic recording industry.

Although remarkably celebrated for their musical contributions to urban Greek cafe music and Rebetika, their life stories as Jewish women are not widely known. Using live performance and excepts from personal and family interviews, acclaimed vocalist Carol Freeman, together with virtuoso musicians Haig Manoukian and Beth Bahia Cohen, pay tribute to these Greek Jewish singers with a fascinating look into the songs and lives of these extraordinary women.

Information: 646-505-5708
www.jccmanhattan.org/multicultural
Admission $20, $15 members
Posted by jmwc at 09:33 PM

May 18, 2011

GYPSY FEST 12

Saturday, May 28 · 9:00pm - 11:30pm Location
בית שמואל
World Union for Progressive Judaism
Jerusalem, Israel
Created By
סווינג דה ג'יטאן - הופעות, Pavel Levin, Oren Sagi
More Info
וידאו מהחזרה למופע- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeQjLkHOA44

מופע בכורה פסטיבל האביב 2011
שבת, 28.05.11 21:00 בית שמואל - ירושלים - 02-6203463
http://www.beitshmuel.com/gypsy_fest.asp
משתתפים: שלישיית סווינג דה ג'יטאן: יעקב חוטר, אורי בן צבי- גיטרה צוענית, אורן שגיא- קונטרבס,

אמנים אורחים:
פבל לוין- כינור
אמיל קרויטר- אקורדיאון
גל דהן- קלרינט
אלון שגיא- גיטרה צוענית
שיר ­­­טפר- גיטרה צוענית
רקדנים: שירלי אושר, רן דוברובינסקי, מיכל תדמור, ערן טובי.
02-6203463
http://www.beitshmuel.com/gypsy_fest.asp
"Свинг де Житан" представляет новую программу в стиле "цыганский джаз" ("мануш").
В концерте принимают участие:
трио "Свинг де Житан" в составе-Яков Хотер,Ори Бен Цви-цыганские гитары,
Орен Саги-контрабас.
Гости программы:
Эмиль Кройтор-аккордеон
Павел Левин-скрипка
Алон Саги,Шир Тепер-гитары.
Танцоры:Ширли Ошер,Рон Добровинский,Яна Мейстельман,Эран Тоби.
Posted by jmwc at 05:48 PM

Ditmas Acoustic Presents: Dina Maccabee & Myk Freedman

Ditmas Acoustic Presents: Dina Maccabee & Myk Freedman
Start Time: Sunday, June 5 at 7:00pm
End Time: Sunday, June 5 at 10:00pm
Dina Maccabee (San Fransisco)
http://www.myspace.com/dinamaccabee

Myk Freedman (Brooklyn)
http://www.myspace.com/mykfreedman

The Sanctuary at Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road, Brooklyn, NY 11226 (@ Church Ave)
Subway: Q train to Church Ave.
$10
Posted by jmwc at 05:15 PM

Yiddish Songs from Vitebsk with Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz & Franka Lampe

Thursday, May 19 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Internationales Theater Frankfurt
Hanauer Landstr. 5 - 7 / Zoo-Passage Tür Nr. 17
YIDDISH SONGS FROM CHAGALL'S VITEBSK
Gefühlvolles Klezmer-Konzert mit dem weltweit führenden
Künstler-Ethnographen und Violinisten Yale Strom,
der unverwechselbaren Klezmer-Sängerin Elizabeth Schwartz,
und der Balkan- und Klezmer-Akkordeonistin Franka Lampe.

Do 19.05.2011 19h00

Yale Strom (vio) betreibt intensive Forschung in jüdischen Gemeinden und Zigeunergemeinden Zentral- und Osteuropas sowie auf dem Balkan und zählt zu den führenden Künstler-Ethnographen des Klezmers. Er mischt Hasidic nigunim (Melodien meist ohne Text und Wort), Musik der Roma, Jazz, Klassik, Balkan - sowie sephardische Motive und spielte u.a. mit Andy Statman und Alicia Svigals. Elizabeth Schwartz (voc) machte sich einen Namen durch die dunkle Klangfarbe ihrer Stimme. Kritiker vergleichen Sie mit Größen wie Edith Piaf und Maria Tanase. Sie tritt in Jazz-Clubs, Konzerthäusern und in den größten Synagogen Europas u.a. in Budapest und Straßburg, auf. Franka Lampe (acc) erhielt Unterricht bei dem profilierten Akkordeonisten Alan Bern. Sie spielte bei Bands wie „Andrea Pancurs Federmentsh“ und „Brave Old World“ (USA). Lampe ist eine gefragte Bühnenmusikerin und Komponistin u.a. am Gorki Theater in Berlin.

Presse:
“Violinist Yale Strom reinvents the emotional shtetl music scene in which Gypsy and Jewish musicians slipped in and out of each other’s traveling bands in Eastern Europe”. (Montreal Gazette; Top Ten World Music Artists 2007)

“It is her voice that captivated the audience. Schwartz's smoky tones could single-handedly revive the magic of Jiddish songs. (...)” (San Diego Jewish Journal)

A soulful evening with Yiddish songs from Chagall’s Vitebsk. Emotional and captivating!

www.yalestrom.com| www.frankalampe.de
www.voiceofklezmer.com
Posted by jmwc at 05:05 PM

Shpilkes Klezmer Band in Framingham May 28

Shpilkes Klezmer Band plays the lively, living melodies of the Jewish people, from the playful tunes and Yiddish songs of Klezmer to the passionate rhythms and Ladino songs of Sephardic music. SKB plays with shpilkes; an energy that makes it hard to sit still and encourages audiences to sing along with familiar melodies and even dance in the aisles. You can hear them at The Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 8:00 PM.
The Amazing Things Arts Center
160 Hollis St
Framingham MA 01702
Contact: 508-405-ARTS (2787). Tickets: $15, student/senior $14, member $12.
www.amazingthings.org
www.myspace.com/shpilkes
Posted by jmwc at 04:55 PM

Opera at the Synagogue Choir of Rome's Tempio Maggiore for the first time in New York

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.

The concert will open with Giuseppe Verdi's "Và Pensiero," the Hebrew Chorus from Nabucco. This magnificent choral work, which has become a symbol of the unification of Italy, recalls the story of the Babylonian exile after the destruction of the First Temple. The program will celebrate unique examples of late 19th century compositions from the Jewish communities in Florence, Livorno and Rome as well as a 1920 version of Hatikvà by Armando Sorani based on the 17th Century ballade La Mantovana.

http://www.primolevicenter.org/Programs/Entries/2011/5/22_May_22___Divinamente_NYC_Festival_at_the_Museum_of_Jewish_Heritage_The_Choir_of_Romes_Tempio_Maggiore.html
Posted by jmwc at 04:20 PM

April 28, 2011

Klezmer Concert Features Music of Dave Tarras

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
Brooklyn, NY

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. The book includes never-before published photos, music and biographical details.

Concert lineup: Norbert Stachel - reeds, Peter Stan - accordion, Sprocket - bass, David Licht percussion and Yale Strom - violin.

1 Grand Army Plz # 1
Brooklyn, NY 11238-5681
(718) 230-2100
Subway: Eastern Pkwy - Brooklyn Museum
Posted by jmwc at 10:57 AM

Di Tsvey

Thursday, May 12 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Congregation Tifereth Israel
1354 E Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
Steven Greenman
The "Di Tsvey in May Tour" continues with a fabulous concert at:
Congregation Tifereth Israel – Cultural Arts Concert
Steven Greenman and Pete Rushefsky will be joined with special guests:
Cantor Jack Chomsky – Tifereth Israel
Cantor Star Trompeter – Tifereth Israel
Gail Rose - Temple Beth Shalom

Tickets: $10
Phone: 614-253-8523, x. 115
Contact email: CantorJC@aol.com
www.tiferethisrael.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:54 AM

Jewish Ghetto Cabaret - Yom HaShoah Program

Temple Emunah Yom HaShoah Program
Cost: FREE, and registration is not required.
When: May 01, 2011 | 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Temple Emunah, 9 Piper Rd, Lexington, MA, Lexington, MA 02421
781-861-0300; wheelchair accessible

Special Features:
Jews in the various Ghettos during the Shoah had numerous cabarets of musicians and singers. Songs ranged from the sad and deeply somber in response to the death and horrific conditions within and without of the Ghettos, to parodies on the Nazis, to the typical songs sung in the cabarets of Europe before the war. The caliber was so high as to attract the attendance of German soldiers out of uniform.

Our Jewish Ghetto Cabaret program will be rich and varied and be presented by a small musical ensemble, soloists, and the Mak'haylah. You might be led to clap or laugh or cry deeply as did the Jews in the Ghettos. That is what life was like. Join us in commemorating the courage and zest for life that Jews displayed during the Shoah.

Posted by jmwc at 10:19 AM

9th Daniel Pearl World Music Day-- Concert eSACHERe

Concert "eSACHERe" is held under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland and as part of the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
"eSACHERe"
(12 composers of Swiss patron Paul Sacher)

CONRAD BECK (1901-1989): Drei Epigramme
LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Les mots sont alles ...
PIERRE BOULEZ (1925): Messagesquisse*
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Tema 'Sacher'
HENRI DUTILLEUX (1916): 3 Strophes sur le nom de Sacher
WOLFGANG FORTNER (1907-1987): Thema und Variationen
ALBERTO GINASTERA (1916-1983): Punena No. 2
CRISTOBAL HALFFTER (1930): Variation uber das Thema eSACHERe
HANS WERNER HENZE (1926): Cappriccio
HEINZ HOLLIGER (1939): Chaconne
KLAUS HUBER (1924): Transpositio ad infinitum
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994): Sacher-Variation

FRANTISEK BRIKCIUS - cello
*Guests: JAN TALICH - conductor & eSACHERe Cello Ensemble

Monday 9th May 2011, 7pm
The National Gallery - Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia in Prague (U Milosrdnych 17, Praha 1, Czech Republic).
Print out Invitation "eSACHERe":
http://www.Brikcius.com/Doc/PressKit/2011.V.09.eSACHERe.Invitation.pdf R.S.V.P. ( rezervace@Brikcius.com )
Under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland CONCERT eSACHERe - 12 COMPOSERS OF SWISS PATRON PAUL SACHER (1906 - 1999)

You are invited to the concert of Swiss project "eSACHERe", by Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcus, held on Monday 9th May 2011, 7pm, at the National Gallery - Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia in Prague (U Milosrdnych 17, Praha 1, Czech Republic).

Concert "eSACHERe" will feature Czech Cellist Frantisek Brikcius with compositions of 12 world composers (Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristobal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslawski). Event will host conductor Jan Talich and eSACHERe Cello Ensemble.

In the occasion of the 70th birthday of Swiss composer and maecenas Paul Sacher (1906 - 1999), Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich asked 12 composers to create dozen compositions for cello (eSACHERe). They were partially premiered in Zurich 2nd May 1976. Compositions are using theme from the name of Paul Sacher (Es, A, C, H, E, Re).

Concert "eSACHERe" is held under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland and as part of the 9th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Program was supported by scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. In the cooperation with the National Gallery in Prague, Tiskap, Railreklam, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Britten-Pears Foundation.

Entry is free, but thanks to limited capacity of the concert hall, we recommend to reserve your seats on following email: rezervace@Brikcius.com . More details on websites http://www.Brikcius.com .
Posted by jmwc at 09:54 AM

April 13, 2011

FRAUENSTIMMEN: Women's Voices from Ravensbrück

May 1, 2011, 7pm - Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day.
Conceived and Directed by School of Jewish Music student and faculty member Lynn Torgove, 2011Gideon Klein Scholar. Performed by students from the Cantorial and Rabbinical program at Hebrew College, New England Conservatory and their friends, School of Jewish Music student Becky Wexler, Music Director.

This Musical Cabaret portrays the lives of 7 women who were imprisoned at the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp - the only camp originally built as an all women's prison.

May 1, 2011, 7pm - Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Memorial Day. This is a 90 minute performance without intermission and there will be a post-performance discussion with performers.
The Fenway Center, Boston Massachusetts
77 St. Stephen Street, on the corner of St. Stephen Street and Gainsborough Street.
Sponsored by Northeastern University Department of Jewish Studies and Hebrew College.
Posted by jmwc at 01:32 PM

Love, Loss, Laughter Yiddish Concert

The Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus presents a Yiddish Song concert,
Sunday, June 5, 2011
4:30 PM
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
Call: 212-864-5400
Posted by jmwc at 01:12 PM

April 10, 2011

TORONTO JEWISH FOLK CHOIR'S 85TH ANNUAL SPRING CONCERT

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011 AT POSLUNS AUDITORIUM The Toronto Jewish Folk Choir celebrates its 85th annual Spring concert by commemorating the original immigrant workers who founded the choir. Its performance - under conductor Alexander Veprinsky - features special guests Beyond The Pale (2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards' Instrumental Group of the Year).

The concert takes place at the Posluns Auditorium at Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, north entrance, 2nd floor (wheelchair accessible), Sunday, May 15, 2011, 3 p.m.

Tickets are $25; seniors and students, $20; children 12 and under free. Information and ticket reservations may be obtained by calling 416-789-5502 or e-mailing tjfolkchoir@sympatico.ca Info will also be available at www.winchevskycentre.org/institutions/choir.html and at the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir on Facebook.

The Choir's major work, In Amerike, vividly captures the immigrant experience in an evocative suite by Winnipeg composer Sid Robinovitch. The words are from In Kanade (In Canada), a two-volume novel in verse by the late Montreal Yiddish poet Sholem Shtern. The Choir performs the work with Beyond The Pale, the klezmer sextet that captured the "Pushing the Boundaries" prize at the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards, and was named Instrumental Group of the Year.

Celebrating her 35th season as the Choir's accompanist, pianist Lina Zemelman plays the piano part of In Amerike, and accompanies the Choir in a lively mix of music, in Yiddish, Hebrew, English and more. Soloists are sopranos Miriam Eskin and Galina Kuznetsov, tenor Martin Houtman, baritone Charlie Sise and bass Herman Rombouts.

Founded in 1925 primarily by immigrant garment workers, the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir is Canada's longest continuing Jewish performance group, with an illustrious history. While singing in many languages, the Choir prides itself on helping to keep the Yiddish language alive through its repertoire. More information on the Choir is at The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0003439

The May 15 concert is presented with the assistance of the Toronto Arts Council, and Choir members and friends.
Posted by jmwc at 07:15 PM

April 06, 2011

JTS Cantorial School Awesome Concert

JTS Cantorial School Awesome Concert Start Time: Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm Location: 3080 Broadway
Posted by jmwc at 07:11 PM

April 05, 2011

Afro-Semitic Experience in Middleton, CT

The Afro-Semitic Experience will be performing in Middletown, Connecticut in a couple of weeks. They are performing in concert on Saturday, April 16, 8:00 p.m., at Congregation Adath Israel 8 Broad Street, in Middletown. If you want more information about this concert the number at Adath Israel is (860) 346-4709.

Visit the still fairly new Afro-Semitic Experience web site. The site has lots of music, photos, and info about the band. Plus there is a news page that is updated on a fairly regular basis. The address is http://afrosemiticexperience.net/
Posted by jmwc at 09:17 PM

March 30, 2011

ATELIER KLEZMER

Vendredi 8 avril 20h30; concert de Hotegezugt avec Vincent Thvenaz ( l?orgue!!!) au Temple de Chene, route de Chene 153, 1224 Chene-Bougeries (Geneve, CH).
Samedi 9 avril de 11h - -18h30 et dimanche 9 avril de 9h -- 16h30: travail musical en groupes
Dimanche10 avril -- 17h: audition-concert des participants et des animateurs.
L?atelier sera conduit par Michel Borzykowski (instr. vent et danse), Pier-Yves Tetu (accordeon) et Bianca Favez (violon) du groupe HOTEGEZUGT. Il est destin? aux musiciens de tous ges et tous niveaux.

Lieu: Salle Paroissiale St-Francois, 16 av. Petit-Senn, 1225 Chene-Bourg (Geneve, CH)
Cost: 150.- Frs (130.- pour membres MusiJeunes).
Repas en commun (apportez vos piques-niques!). Boissons offertes.
Posted by jmwc at 06:49 PM

March 27, 2011

Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band

Monday, March 28 · 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Location East 6th Street Community Synagogue, Max Raiskin Center
325 East 6th Street
New York, NY

Join the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band at their monthly Monday Night Jazz Rabbi Invitational Concert. $10.00 Cover
NYC’s newest addition to the canon of new Jewish influenced music and culture, the Ayn Sof Arkestra and Bigger Band, under the direction of saxophonist Jazz Rabbi Greg Wall and Grammy winning trumpeter Frank London.The Arkestra consists of some of the most innovative artists on the scene today, such as Pam Fl...eming, Rob Henke, Jordan Hirsch, Paul Shapiro, Jessica Lurie, Marty Fogel, Zach Mayer, Aaron Alexander, David Chevan, Fima Ephron, Eyal Maoz, Mathias Kunzli, Uri Sharlin, and many others. The repertoire will consist of original compositions and arrangements of the members and guest composers, in the great NuJu/Rad Jew/SunRaJoo tradition.

Ayn Sof Arkestra!
Trumpets - Pam Fleming,Frank London, Jordan Hirsch, Rob Henke
Trombones - Ben Williams, Art Baron
Saxophones - Greg Wall, Jessica Lurie
Paul Shapiro, Zachary Mayer, Martin Fogel
Guitar - Eyal Maoz
Keys - Uri Sharlin
Bass - David Chevan Drums - Aaron Alexander
Posted by jmwc at 12:40 PM

March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Swados "From the Fire"

“From the Fire” an oratorio with music by Elizabeth Swados will be performed March 23-27, 2011
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, Manhattan
For information and tickets, call (212) 229-5488 or
e-mail boxoffice@newschool.edu

The work, with music by Elizabeth Swados, writer/director, Cecilia Rubino, the poet, Paula Finn, and designed by Bonnie Roche-Bronfman, commemorates the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. The fire was a completely devastating tragedy that resulted in the loss of life of over 146 working Jewish and Italian girls. Trapped behind locked doors, the tragedy led to workplace reforms and galvanized the Progressive Movement. To read more about this event see: http://www.trianglefromthefire.com/home.shtml
Posted by jmwc at 04:50 PM

March 18, 2011

Andy Statman Trio

Saturday, March 19th, 10 PM - big Purim Party in Brooklyn @ the Jewish Music Caf? (http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com/)

Tuesday, March 22nd, 9PM - Charles Street Synagogue with a special musical guest, Larry's Springsteen cohort and current E-Street band member Charles Giordano on accordion
For Information see: www.AndyStatman.org
Posted by jmwc at 12:32 PM

Triangle Fire Remembered

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. The list of performers and speakers include:
Brian Jones (MC)
Mary Anne Trasciatti (Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition)
Metropolitan Klezmer
Alessandra Belloni and Daughters of Cybele
Gioia Timpanelli (storyteller)
DreamYard (NYC youth poets)
LuLu LoLo (portraying Rose Schneiderman)
Caitlin Belforti (portraying Clara Lemlich)
Larry Kirwan of Black 47
New York Labor Chorus
Kalpona Akter (Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity)
Cecil Roberts (Mine Workers)
Chaumtoli Huq (Taxi Drivers)
Ai Jen Poo (Domestic Workers Union)
Jibari Hill (Catfish Farm Workers)
Annelise Orleck (Labor and Working Class History Association)

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The sponsors of the evening:
The Cooper Union
The Education and Labor Collaborative
The Labor and Working Class History Association
The Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
The Sparkplug Foundation

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE AND AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED)
Posted by jmwc at 12:28 PM

March 12, 2011

Performing Piyyutim: Sephardic Music, Poetry and Spirituality

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
Tickets: $20
More...
Today in Brooklyn, where disparate Jewish groups from the Middle East are engaging one another in an unprecedented way, the piyyut – the Hebrew term for a sacred poem – serves as an expression of a specific type of Jewish identity. Spanning five centuries since the expulsion from Spain in 1492, these piyyutim express unique conceptions of the relationship between humanity and the Divine and serve as the backbone of the quasi-classical musical traditions of different Sephardic immigrant groups who now call New York home.

Following an introductory discussion, Thomas, accompanied by his ensemble Asefa and other traditional musicians, will present a lively musical performance of Sephardic piyyutim. Intertwining musical performance with discussion, Syrian Rabbi Joseph Dweck and Moroccan Rabbi Gad Bouskila will illuminate how the intersection of Kabbalistic and Sufist thought in Sephardic cultural history inspired piyyutim.

Panelists:
Samuel R. Thomas
Rabbi Gad Bouskila
Rabbi Joseph Dweck

Musicians:
Victor Esses, oud
Rachid Halihal, violin
Rabbi Avraham Amar, vocals
Shemtob Levi, vocals
Rabbi Mihael Kakon, vocals
Posted by jmwc at 06:32 PM

Musicians of Lenox Hill Perform an Evening of Romantic Chamber Music

On Thursday, April 28 at 8 PM, the Musicians of Lenox Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo- Kyung Park, will perform
an Evening of Romantic Chamber Music
at Temple Israel of the City of New York,
112 East 75th Street, New York City

The program includes the New York City premiere of the Piano Trio in F Major by Marcel Tyberg, whose works were thought lost in the Holocaust. The program also features Alexander Borodin s String Quartet No.2 in D Major, Frederic Chopin s Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22 for Solo Piano, and Three Watercolors for Flute, Cello and Piano by Philippe Gaubert. Admission to the concert is free with a suggested donation of $20.

Composer Marcel Tyberg's voice was silenced when he was killed at Auschwitz in 1944. In the years immediately before World War II, Marcel Tyberg was a promising young composer whose Second Symphony had been premiered by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Rafael Kubel?k. Prior to being deported, Tyberg entrusted his scores to the family of one of his students. The scores were rediscovered in 2005 in the care of that student, Dr. Enrico Mihich, who is now a leading cancer research doctor living in Buffalo. For more than six decades, Mihich carried the scores with him, trying to find a conductor who would pay attention to them. Finally, in 2005, he found a willing and enthusiastic partner in the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, JoAnn Falletta. Tyberg's music is extremely powerful, rich and profound, Falletta has declared, and very worthy of performance and recording. She says Tyberg's Trio reveals music of profound beauty, ingenious orchestration and vibrant neo-romanticism .As a result of Falletta's enthusiastic reading of Tyberg's scores, a Tyberg Musical Legacy Fund has been established in Buffalo at the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies. Tyberg's Trio, along with his Symphony No. 3, has been recorded on the Naxos label by JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic. The Trio was first performed in Buffalo in 2006. This will be the first performance of the Trio in New York City.

New York Concert Review hailed the Musicians of Lenox Hill as "exemplary throughout" and "extremely impressive, technically and musically . The performers, who are all graduates of The Juilliard School and have won dozens of national and international awards and competitions between them, include Jae-Hyuck Cho, piano, Cornelius Dufallo and Emilie-Anne Gendron, violin, Sean Katsuyama, cello, Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola, and Soo-Kyung Park, flute and artistic director.

Cantor Robert P. Abelson of Temple Israel will introduce the Tyberg Trio and tell the incredible story of the loss and rediscovery of Tyberg's music. Cantor Abelson has been a member of the New York City Opera and is a specialist in Yiddish Art Song. He is featured on a recording of Composers of the Holocaust, rated as one of the best recordings of the year by Jewish Week.

The audience is invited to attend a dessert reception with the artists following the concert. The concert, which is an annual event now in its 13th year, is made possible by gift to Temple Israel by the late Muriel Levy in memory of her husband, Dr.Hyman Levy and their son, Jerrold Levy, fulfilling her vision to continue the music she and her husband loved and support the Musicians of Lenox Hill.

Posted by jmwc at 06:26 PM

March 10, 2011

Music Forgotten and Remembered

TUESDAY 29 MARCH 2011 | 8PM
Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 W 67th St
Tickets: $25; $15 for seniors
To order, call Naomi at 212-294-6140

Israeli-American violinist Yuval Waldman will be giving a solo recital of "Music Forgotten and Remembered" at New York's Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday March 29, 2011, at 8 PM. The program presents rarely performed gems composed by Eastern European Jews, many of whom perished during World War II or were silenced by Soviet repression.

Born in the Ukraine to Holocaust survivors and the Artistic Director of Music Bridges International, Waldman was able to rediscover these pieces by searching music libraries and obscure music collections in Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Israel. They represent a wide spectrum of stylistic influences on Jewish composers: impressionistic, neoclassical, folk, and klezmer. These pieces fill an unexplored gap in early twentieth-century Jewish music repertory that fully deserves to be heard today.

"Music Forgotten and Remembered" presents the first New York performance of five of these rediscovered works:

"Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes" (1952) was composed by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, an outstanding Russian-Jewish composer and close friend of Shostakovich, whose intervention with authorities probably kept Weinberg alive. The piece is a brilliant fantasy on Moldavian and Jewish themes.

"Lullaby," an arrangement of a traditional Hebrew song, was composed in the Terezin concentration camp in 1943 by Gideon Klein, a young Czech-Jewish composer. Shortly after he wrote the piece, Klein was transferred to Auschwitz, where he was murdered.

"Colloque Sentimentale," an impressionistic prelude on the poem of the same name by Paul Verlaine, was written in 1920 by Czech Jaromir Weinberger, who escaped the Nazis by emigrating to the United States, where he ended up on the music faculty at Ithaca College.

"Variations on 'Hatikvah'" is a virtuoso violin solo written in the early 1900s by then famous, now forgotten Ukrainian klezmer violinist and composer Yehiel Goizman.

"Entrata" from Concerto da Camera (1945) is a seldom-heard master work by the Russian emigre and avant-garde composer Arthur Lourie.

Rounding out the program are two French violin masterpieces: "Sonata in A Major" for violin and piano by Cesar Franck, written for the great Belgian violinist Eugene Ysaye, and Maurice Ravel's "Tzigane". Mr. Waldman dedicates the performance of these pieces to his mentors Josef Gingold, who was a student of Eugene Ysaye, and Zino Francescatti, the foremost representative of violin French romantic school, who performed the "Tzigane" with Maurice Ravel.

Waldman will be assisted by Ukrainian-Israeli pianist Inesa Sinkevych, a prize winner in the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition.

A limited number of tickets has been made available to YIVO. All proceeds from their sale will benefit the YIVO Institute.
Tickets: $25; $15 for seniors
To order, call Naomi at 212-294-6140
Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street For more information about Yuval Waldman, visit his website, www.yuvalwaldman.com
Posted by jmwc at 04:09 PM

February 15, 2011

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2011

Cantor Unplugged

Saturday, January 29 · 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores St. (corner of 16th & Dolores)
San Francisco, CA

Join Cantor Sharon Bernstein and friends Carolyn Reiser, Cantor Leigh Korn, and Henry Carrey, as she throws off her cantorial persona and wanders through the (American) (Jewish) (Gay) songbook.

$10 members; $15 non-members; children 12 and under free
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav 415/861-6932
Posted by jmwc at 09:48 PM

January 03, 2011

"Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert:Relief/Rebuilding"

"Spread the word: Big hearted event to raise effective funds for Haitian relief- best Jewish musicians in NY from Y Love to Frank London, Basya Schechter to Breslov Bar Band, Neshama Carlebach to the endless Ayn Sof Arkestra. Contribute!".

Event: Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert: Relief/Rebuilding
Start Time: Monday, January 10 at 7:00pm
End Time: Monday, January 10 at 10:00pm
Location: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

Posted by jmwc at 03:39 PM

December 13, 2010

Duo Brikcius Travels to Algiers

FESTIVAL CULTUREL INTERNATIONAL DE MUSIQUE SYMPHONIQUE & DUO BRIKCIUS - 2 CELLOS TOUR

You are invited to the 2e Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" concert of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius. Concert will be on Monday 13th December 2010, 7pm, at the Theatre National Algerien (10 Rue Hadj Omar, La Casbah, Alger Square Port Said, Algiers).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova, Duo Brikcius will play Duo for Violin and Cello (1939-40) by Terezin composer Gideon Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Concert will feature music by L. Boccherini, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, P. Hindemith, G. Klein and I. Kosikova as well.

In the cooperation with the Festival Culturel International de Musique Symphonique and the Ministry of foreign affairs. More info is available on websites http://www.Brikcius.com , http://www.OrchestreSymphoniqueAlgerien.com , http://www.MZV.cz/Algiers and http://www.iKosik.com.

DUO BRIKCIUS - 2 CELLOS TOUR:
13th December 2010, 7pm, Theatre National Algerien

DUO BRIKCIUS:
Anna Brikciusova - Cello
Frantisek Brikcius - Cello

Posted by jmwc at 01:40 AM

December 12, 2010

Guitar Night with Edom and Rashanim

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.

Community Synagogue/Max D. Raiskin Center.
325 E. Sixth Street
(between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.)
East Village
New York, NY 10003
Telephone 212.473.3665
For Information, visit: http://sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events/#sw
YouTube Previews Somewhere: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYe8-6uMYU
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103764873028117&bcode=cVR0E&sfrm

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.

www.eyalmaozmusic.com

Rashanim: Rashanim ('noisemakers' in Hebrew) combines the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. With Jon Madof – guitar; Shanir Blumenkranz- bass and Mathias Kunzli – drums.

www.jonmadof.com

About Eyal Maoz: "There's no doubt Eyal Maoz is in an exclusive club of post-Jimi Hendrix guitarists who include Nels Cline, Hilmar Jensson, Scott Fields, David Torn, and the legendary Terje Rypdal.”–Michael G. Nastos –All Music Guide September 2009

Posted by jmwc at 08:39 PM

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble

This year Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble will be performing Sat night, December 25th 2010, 7:30 PM
at Congregation Ohawe Shalom in Pawtucket, RI
671 East Ave, corner of Glenwood

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children under b-mitzvah
Lively & Moving Music, world class musicians, a comfortable environment, a little humor thrown in. Refreshments for sale. Plenty free parking.

Fishel Bresler plays clarinet, flute, mandolin & harmonica; Shelley Katsh plays keyboard & accordian. They are joined by Beth Bahia Cohen on Strings and Bob Rakalam Moses employing both traditional & creative forms of percussion.

Posted by jmwc at 08:12 PM

A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Hanukkah Happens 21
The Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel, Newton, MA is proud to present
A TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN (A Musical Tribute marking 20 years since his passing)
Hazzan Elias Rosemberg
with the Zamir Chorale of Boston
Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Conductor
Thursday , December 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA.
Concert admission (open seating): Adults $25; Children under 13 $15
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For information and tickets visit www,templeemanuel.com /hh-xxi HHConcert@gmail.com;
or call: 617-558-8100
Posted by jmwc at 08:05 PM

November 06, 2010

Entre jazz et Orient

Dans le cadre de l’exposition sur le centenaire de la synagogue de Lausanne, le 11 novembre 2010 à 19h, vous êtes cordialement invités à assister au concert de EL-BAZE : “Entre jazz et Orient”
au Forum de l’Hôtel de Ville, 2 place de la Palud, Lausanne

Un voyage des sens, un perpétuel métissage, voilà l’univers d’El-baze! Pour ce concert, elle sera entourée d’Amine Mrahi au oud et de Jean-Pierre Schaller à la basse.
Entrée libre! Venez nombreux! Faites passer l’information!
Posted by jmwc at 08:26 PM

October 25, 2010

Tanzhoyz! Party like it's 1899

TONIGHT!
Monday, October 25 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location L'envers
185 Van Horne Avenue
Montreal, QC

Shake your tuches to the sounds of Eastern-European Jewish music with dance-leader Avia Moore, Chrisitian Dawid clarinet, Alexis Basque trumpet, Rachel Lemisch trombone, Jason Rosenblatt piano, Thierry Arsenault poyk and other guests.

Venez vous dégourdir les semelles sous la maestria de la danseuse Avia Moore, avec un orchestre composé du clarinettiste Christian Dawid, du cornettiste Alexis Basque,de la tromboniste Rachel Lemisch et du pianiste Jason Rosenblatt, en compagnie d'autres musiciens invités!

Suggested donation at the door $7.
Posted by jmwc at 10:38 AM

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum

Klezbos plays Brooklyn Museum/First Saturday (FREE!)
First Saturday - Fred Tomaselli & lots more! (Even if you're not in NYC Nov 6th, please tell your friends: this is really fun & FREE.)

Start Time: Saturday, November 6 at 9:00pm
Location: The Brooklyn Museum of Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
2 or 3 line --Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
For entire lineup: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

Posted by jmwc at 10:21 AM

Lights of Fire

Lights of Fire
Start Time: Monday, November 8 at 8:00pm
Location: Heichal Shlomo
58 King George St
Jerusalem, Israel
KOL MEODECHA- Yiskah Sarah Petit, and Michal Yardeni
MORAN SABBAH, Rock/ Pop Singer/ Songwriter
DELIA SPIERS, Soul Singer/ Songwriter- Visiting from England
Doors open at 7:45.
Show Starts Promptly at 8:30
Tickets:
60NIS at the Door
50NIS in advance

FOR TICKET RESERVATIONS CONTACT
ANNIE ORENSTEIN: 054-632-3066
ROCHEL GRUNDMAN: 052-760-4911
VOTE FOR WHAT SONGS KOL MEODECHA SHOULD PLAY!
http://poll.fm/2cxk1
Posted by jmwc at 10:18 AM

October 19, 2010

Harmony for Humanity in Memory of Daniel Pearl

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

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, Piano

For Information: 212-477-1594
DownTown Music Productions
East Village Concert Series
Sundays @ 3
MimiStern-Wolfe, Artistic Director
downtownmusicproductions.org
dmpmimi@verizon.net

Posted by jmwc at 01:22 PM

October 18, 2010

Jewish Song and Prayer of Aleppo

Thursday, OCTOBER 21 @ 6:30PM
At the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC.

$10 at the door/ $5 for ASF members Reservations requested: 212.294.8350 x0 or email info@americansephardifederation.org

The liturgy of the Syrian Jewish community synthesizes the Maqam music of their Arab neighbors with their own Hebrew poetry and prayers. Mark Kligman, PhD, Professor of Jewish Musicology, will trace the development of this music which he explores in his book Maqam and Liturgy: Ritual, Music and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn. Isaac J. Cabasso, Cantor of Congregation Beth Torah, a Syrian synagogue in Brooklyn, NY, will lend his 50 years of experience in Syrian Hazzanut to the conversation, and perform excerpts of the prayers in various maqams. Musical accompaniment on the oud will be performed by Victor Esses, Cantor of Sephardic Synagogue, Brooklyn, NY. Joseph Mosseri, Cantor and founder of the Hazzanut Forum, will discuss the resurgence of Maqam music among the community's younger generation.

This program is presented in association with the American Society for Jewish Music
Posted by jmwc at 02:40 PM

August 10, 2010

FROM BROADWAY TO BIMA! From the Profane to the Sacred

August 12, 2010
Thursday · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Temple Judea West Campus, 6601 Valley Circle Blvd, West Hills
Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot, Cantor Mike Stein, Cantor Mimi Haselkorn, Cantorial Soloist Mark Britowich sing the music that lulled to Broadway, and the music that inspired to the bima.
Posted by jmwc at 07:35 PM

June 13, 2010

USDAN CENTER STUDENTS TO PRESENT UNIQUE GALA PERFORMANCE OF ERNEST BLOCH'S SACRED SERVICE ON AUGUST 4TH.

CONCERT WILL HONOR BLOCH 50 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH.
CONDUCTOR AND SOLOIST ARE LEADING YOUNG ARTISTS.

On Wednesday evening, August 4th, Usdan Center students will present a historic performance of one of Ernest Bloch's greatest works, his Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) for orchestra, chorus, and baritone soloist. Sacred Service has rarely been presented by young people, and its performance on August 4th will be an artistic point of pride for Usdan, and for its partner organization, UJA-Federation of New York.

Usdan's senior orchestra and chorus will close the Center's August 4th Gala Concert with two parts of Sacred Service. The ensembles, composed of high school-aged music students, will be conducted by Adam Glaser, a Usdan Center alumnus, and the conductor of Juilliard's top Pre-College orchestra. The critically acclaimed young baritone, Jesse Blumberg, will perform the cantor's role in Usdan's performance. Usdan's chorus will be prepared by Karen Lehman, conductor of the Center's senior choral ensembles

Musicians throughout the United States are honoring Bloch in 2010, the 50th anniversary of his death. Sacred Service was commissioned by San Francisco's Congregation Emanu-El, and it was premiered there in 1934. Usdan's Gala will conclude with the dramatic scene that Bloch most loved. It is the moment when the Torah is taken from its ark, and presented to the congregation as the chorus sings "Torah tzivoh." Bloch considered this part of his piece to be the embodiment of his personal journey of reunion with Judaism.

Usdan's Executive Director, Dale Lewis, recently spoke of the significance of the Center's August performance: "Sacred Service was a watershed composition for Bloch, one that ignited his transition from a classical style of composition, to one that was deeply religious. As we look back on 50 years of musical history since Bloch's death, we now see his pieces as among the most significant examples of Jewish art produced in the United States. The Center's conductors look forward to introducing Bloch's music to our students, and to presenting a major work of historic and religious significance to our community." A former concert cellist, Lewis has performed the composer's entire repertory for the cello, including Schelomo, the Hebrew rhapsody for cello and orchestra that is among the most important concertos for the instrument. Lewis's performances of Bloch's Jewish Life suite were accompanied by the celebrated American composer, Yehudi Wyner, and his Carnegie Recital Hall debut, as winner of the New York Violin Teachers Guild competition, included a performance of Bloch's Supplication for cello.

For more information, visit www.usdan.com , write to info@usdan.com , or call (212) 772-6060 or (631) 643-7900. Usdan Center is an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York.The Center is on a 200-acre woodland setting at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Huntington. The acclaimed young American conductor Adam Glaser is now in his ninth season on the faculty of the Juilliard School, where he conducts Juilliard's Pre-College Orchestra in regular concerts at New York's Lincoln Center. Mr. Glaser was awarded the American-Austrian Foundation's prestigious Karajan Fellowship for Young Conductors, which sponsored his residence at the Salzburg Festival and the Internationales Orchesterinstitut Attergau in St. Georgen, Austria.

An active composer, Mr. Glaser has enjoyed performances of his works by 19 major orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Utah Symphony Orchestra, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, along with the orchestras of Victoria, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Illinois, Long Island, Richmond, South Bend, and Naples, and various college orchestras including the University of Michigan, Stanford University and Cornell University. His choral conducting engagements include appearances at the Oregon Bach Festival, and performances of his choral compositions and arrangements include those by choirs of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Kol HaKavod, a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of Jewish music. He has appeared as a guest conductor of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Symphony (B.C.), and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Glaser earned a diploma in orchestral conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School Pre-College Division in composition, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English, Afro-American Studies and Music. Additional studies include piano performance at the Oberlin Conservatory, and composition at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division.

Usdan's baritone soloist for Sacred Service will be Jesse Blumberg, an artist equally at home on opera, concert, and recital stages. He has appeared at The Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, and the Ravinia Festival, and is the founder and artistic director of the Five Boroughs Music Festival. He has created roles in new operas produced by the Minnesota Opera and the Utah Symphony, and he performed the title role of Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses to His Homeland, after which the Baltimore Sun raved, "Jesse Blumberg commanded the stage, physically and vocally. His virile baritone grabbed the melodic lines with remarkable dynamic force, lighting up the hall with his every appearance." In 2008 Jesse sang John Brooke in Little Women with Opera Delaware and reprised his role in The Grapes of Wrath with Pittsburgh Opera. In 2009 he performed Silvio in Pagliacci with Annapolis Opera and then debuted with the Boston Early Music Festival, as Mercurio in L'incoronazione di Poppea and Adonis in Venus and Adonis.

In concert, Jesse Blumberg has performed with American Bach Soloists, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, Berkshire Choral Festival, Handel Choir of Baltimore, and the Waverly Consort. In 2005 he joined the Mark Morris Dance Group for a tour of the United Kingdom, and in 2007 he sang performances of Carmina Burana with the Pennsylvania Ballet at New York's City Center. As a chamber musician, Jesse has collaborated with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and the Ensemble for the Romantic Century. He has premieres two important chamber works for baritone: Lisa Bielawa's The Lay of the Love and Death at Alice Tully Hall in 2006, and Ricky Ian Gordon's Green Sneakers (with the Miami String Quartet) at the Vail Valley Festival in 2008. In 2006 he and pianist Thomas Bagwell gave a recital of Wolf Lieder, which the Washington Post described as "no less than revelatory." Also that year he and pianist Martin Katz presented an On Wings of Song recital for the Marilyn Horne Foundation, which has since been heard on various radio broadcasts nationwide.

In 2007 Jesse Blumberg was awarded first prize in the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Auditions, and in 2006 took second prize in the Lieder Division of the Liederkranz Foundation Awards. He has been recognized by Opera Index, Inc. and the Marian Anderson Prize for Emerging Classical Artists. In 2004 he was named a first place winner in the Art Song category of the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation Vocal Competition. In 2003 Blumberg was awarded third place at the 10th International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria, and in 2002 he won first place in the 2nd International Yrjš Kilpinen Art Song Competition. He received a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music and undergraduate degrees in History and Music from the University of Michigan.

Usdan Center, now entering its 43rd season, has introduced the arts to more than 50,000 Tri-State Area children since its founding in 1968. The Center, on a 200-acre woodland setting at 185 Colonial Springs Road in Huntington, is open to all young people from age 6 to 18. No audition is needed for most programs - rather, admission is based on an expression of interest in the arts. Each summer, 1,500 students are transported to the Center in air-conditioned buses every day. One-third of Usdan's students attend on scholarship. Although the mission of the Center is for every child to establish a relationship with the arts, the unique stimulation of the Center has caused many to go on to arts careers. Alumni include singers Jane Monheit and Mariah Carey, actresses Natalie Portman and Lisa Gay Hamilton, and members of major music, theater, and dance ensembles, such as the New York, Boston, and Los Angeles orchestras, to the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater.

The 2010 season of Usdan Center opens on June 28, and continues through August 13. For information on applying for participation in the Center's program in Organic Gardening and Simple Food, or for more information about other programs at Usdan Center, visit www.usdan.com , write to info@usdan.com , or call (212) 772-6060 or (631) 643-7900. Usdan Center is an agency of the UJA-Federation of New York.

Posted by jmwc at 11:48 AM

June 08, 2010

June in London

some Jewish music events of interest in London are:
Saturday 12 June
4-5pm
Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh
Bermondsey Carnival, Southwark Park, London
Join us for revelry in the dance tent as part of the day's festivities at this free event. More information:
http://www.southwark.gov.uk/events/event/196/
Getting there:
* Bus: 1, 47, 78, 188, 255, 381, C10, P12
* Tube: Canada Water, Bermondsey
* Rail: South Bermondsey, Surrey Quays


Sunday 13 June
2-5pm
Klezmer workshop in Cambridge
The Hut, Fletcher's Terrace, Cambridge

Back by popular demand! Similar to previous workshops with Ilana Cravitz, there will be a chance to learn a tune and some accompaniment, and look at some of the modes and style elements that make Klezmer so haunting and joyful. Tickets £15 for the 3-hour workshop (includes tea and biscuits!).
Book in advance by emailing klezmerworkshop@benorganizzato.com


Sunday 13 June
6.30pm

Sunday 27 June
3pm
Flamenco Con Tres
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1 0AX

Steve Homes and Jeff Rodrigues (guitars) play a programme of flamenco-inspired original works and a sprinkling of Judeo-Spanish favourites, with Ilana Cravitz on violin.
Tickets £5
Posted by jmwc at 04:42 PM

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale

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
212-501-3330

With a repertoire spanning continents and centuries, featured composers include: Giuseppe Verdi, Salomone Rossi, Yehezkel Braun, Zavel Zilberts and David Broza
Tickets: $24 preferred seating, $21 general admission, $17 students/seniors
Merkin Hall www.merkinconcerthall.org
Posted by jmwc at 04:36 PM

The Golden Door: Jewish Music with American Accent in Boston

Koleinu, the Jewish Community Chorus of Boston is having a concert on Thursday, June 10 at 8pm at Temple Emeth in Chestnut Hill, MA. Cantor Gaston Bogomolni and Cantor Lousie Treitman will be the soloists. Carol Marton will direct. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. go to www.koleinu.org or call 617-559-8649 to get more information or order tickets.
Posted by jmwc at 04:22 PM

May 11, 2010

Four Seasons Plus presents Klezmer Music Concert

Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz invite you to join us for a concert in this historic building in the woods!
Four Seasons Plus presents Klezmer Music Concert
with Cookie Segelstein and Joshua Horowitz

Date: Friday, May 14th, 2010
Time: 8 PM
Place: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Church in the Wilderness
50 Emmanuel Church Rd.
Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: 860-663-1800
Tickets: $20
Reception follows concert.
Posted by jmwc at 09:34 AM

April 08, 2010

Chamber Music – New York Style” at Temple Israel of the City of New York

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”. The featured performers, Jae-Hyuck Cho, piano, Cornelius Dufallo, violin, Sean Katsuyama , cello, Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola, Sivan Magen, Harp and Soo-Kyung Park, flute and artistic director, have each won international acclaimperforming with major orchestras and ensembles and winning many of the world's most prestigious music competitions. This concert brings these extraordinary musicians together to perform chamber music written by some of the world’s greatest composers as well as a new work by an emerging young star. Each of the composers on the program has been inspired by New York City and, at important points in their careers, called the City their home.

Says Artistic Director Soo-Kyung Park “I am so thankful to Temple Israel and our dear friend, the late Muriel Levy, for sponsoring The Musicians of Lenox Hill, and allowing these exceptional artists to have the opportunity to perform such beautiful, enjoyable chamber music together, at affordable prices, in the wonderful, intimate setting of Temple Israel.”

The audience is invited to attend a dessert reception with the artists following the concert. The concert, which is an annual event now in its 12th year, is made possible by gift to Temple Israel by the late Muriel Levy in memory of her husband, Dr.Hyman Levy and their son, Jerrold Levy, fulfilling her vision to continue the music she and her husband loved and support the Musicians of Lenox Hill.

TICKET INFORMATION
Single Ticket $20
Seniors (60+) and Full Time Students (with ID) $10
Temple Israel Members FREE
Children under 18 FREE
To order tickets or for more information, call (917) 834-5399, visit
www.LenoxHillMusic.com, or write to musiciansoflenoxhill@gmail.com.

Please make checks payable to “Temple Israel of the City of New York”. Cash or check accepted at the door. Temple Israel of the City of New York is located at 112 East 75th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, and can be easily reached on the 6 train (77th Street station). Parking is available in nearby garages.
Posted by jmwc at 01:34 AM

March 24, 2010

L'Association des Amis de la Musique Juive de Genève

Réservez déjà ces deux dates en avril:
Dimanche 18 avril à 18h, Théâtre Cité-Bleue, 46 Av de Miremont, 1206 Genève:
Yasmin Levy
Musiques judéo-espagnoles et flamenca

Dimanche 25 avril à 18h, Théâtre Cité-Bleue, 46 Av de Miremont, 1206 Genève:
Shira U'Tfila
Musiques judéo-espagnoles des Balkans

Ces concerts auront lieu à 18h au Théâtre Cité-Bleue, 46 Av de Miremont, Genève.

Informations: www.amj.ch, réservations: tél & répondeur: 00 4122 344 64 09,
fax: 004122 344 64 04 ou: amj@amj.ch

Billets: 30 CHF, tarif réduit: 20 CHF. Réduction supplémentaire de 10 CHF aux membres AMJ.
Billets en vente à l'entrée ou à l'avance:
Disco-Club : 22 Terreaux du Temple (en face de Manor) - T.022.732.73.66 du mardi au vendredi de 10h à 13h et de 14h à 18h30, samedi de 10h à 17h

Bibliothèque CIG : 21 avenue Dumas - T.022.317.89.70 lundi & mardi de 16h à 19h, mercredi de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 17h

Posted by jmwc at 04:56 PM

March 03, 2010

Celebrating Women’s Voices

An amazing event will transpire on Wed, March 10, 2010
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Synagogue
123 East 55th Street
New York, NY

In the Jewish legal tradition there are rules restricting the female voice (kol isha) in public religious rituals. In a unique pre-Pesach program we celebrate these voices. Inspired by artist Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party, an installation on permanent exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum celebrating famous women, we present a new take on a uniquely Jewish ‘dinner party’—the Passover seder. Join us to hear the glorious voices of Jewish women who will present familiar and not so familiar seder melodies reflecting the richness of Jewish music and the spiritual and aesthetic power of women’s voices. The evening will begin with a light supper and study of rabbinic texts taught by Rabbi Judith Hauptman, Talmud professor at Jewish Theological Seminary. The musical program will feature the voices of Sarah Aroeste, Ladino-rock musician; Melissa Berman, senior cantorial student at Jewish Theological Seminary; Cantor Angela Buchdahl of Central Synagogue; Adrienne Cooper, renowned interpreter of Yiddish song; Galeet Dardashti, Middle Eastern vocalist and composer; Sarah Mina Gordon, singer/lyricist of the band Yiddish Princess; Elizabeth Sacks, Associate Cantor at Central Synagogue and Basya Schechter, leader of the band Pharaoh's Daughter. Joyce Rosenzweig, music director at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah and faculty member at Hebrew Union College will provide piano accompaniment and master teacher Rabbi Dianne Cohler-Esses will weave the seder selections together with a narrative thread. Co-sponsored with and held at Central Synagogue, Lexington Avenue and East 55th Street.
Co-sponsored with and held at Central Synagogue, Lexington Avenue and East 55th Street.

Wed, Mar 10, 5:30–8:30 pm, $18 JCC & Central Synagogue members/$25

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Call 646.505.5708
Posted by jmwc at 11:33 PM

January 13, 2010

Shir Appeal at Ner Tamid

Jewish A-Cappella Concert THIS Sunday 3pm at Ner Tamid

Shir Appeal: A Jewish A-Cappella Group
Tufts University, Boston

Shir Appeal is Tufts University's Co-Ed Jewish a cappella group, united by the love of music and Jewish culture, and one of the more acclaimed in the nation.

Shir Appeal sings many types of music, including traditional Jewish folk songs, Israeli rock, liturgical music, and American songs with Jewish themes.

General Admission: $15 ·
Seniors, Students and under 18: $10
Ner Tamid is located at 1250 Quintara Street and 22nd Avenue in The Sunset, San Francisco. It is accessible by public transportation and there is plenty of parking.
Posted by jmwc at 01:11 AM

December 20, 2009

Yiddish concert in Tel Aviv

Yiddish Concert in Tel Aviv this Saturday, December 26, 2009
at 9:30pm.
Lenka Lichtenberg writes: "Hi! If you happen to be in Israel this week - you know where to find some fine new Yiddish music! Daniel Hoffman on violin, Kinneret Sagee on clarinet, Alexis Basque
on trumpet... good stuff!

Event: Yiddish concert in Tel Aviv this Saturday, December 26, 9:30pm
"Lenka Lichtenberg (voice, piano), Daniel Hoffman (violin), Kinneret Sagee
(clarinet), Alexis Basque (trumpet)."
Where: Cultural Center in Bet Ariela
Street: Shaul Hamelekh 25
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Posted by jmwc at 06:20 PM

Metropolitan Klezmer Dec 25 Klezmer Special

Jewish Museum: Dec 25 Klezmer Special on Friday, December 25 at 12:30pm.
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
Posted by jmwc at 06:17 PM

Twenty Years of Hannukah Happens

The Brotherhood and Music Committee of Temple Emanuel proudly present
Hanukkah Happens - Twenty Years
Thursday, December 24, 2009, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton
with the
Zamir Chorale of Boston
Joshua Jacobson, Artistic Director
Cantor Elias Rosemberg, Hazzan
Concert admission (open seating): Adults - $25; Children under 13 - $15
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For more information and tickets, please visit templeemanuel.com
email HHConcert@gmail.com or call 617-558-8100.
Posted by jmwc at 06:11 PM

December 18, 2009

Zamir Chorale at Merkin Hall

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."



Tickets at $36 and $25 are on sale at the box office, 212-501-3330,
or online at www.kaufman-center.org

Posted by jmwc at 12:15 PM

December 13, 2009

Yale Strom -- In Memory Of

Dec. 16th at 7pm the world premiere of
YALE STROM'S quartet "IN THE MEMORY OF..."

In the summer of 2008, musician Yale Strom traveled to Romania and discovered a musical treasure trove. In the upstairs women's balcony of the 1871 synagogue of Carei he found a box of old books including the cantor's music book with over 250 melodies notated by hand. THIS ROMANIAN JEWISH MUSICAL TREASURE HAD BEEN LOST UNTIL STROM'S DISCOVERY. In Memory of is a performance based upon the cantorial music he uncovered, and is dedicated to the Jews who perished during the Holocaust. Virtuoso cellist Mike Block and his string quartet will perform the new compositon.

After the quartet Cantor Ari Priven (Cong. Bnai Jeshurun) will sing some of the melodies from the "lost" cantor's book and then Yale Strom and Mike Block will perform melodies from the same work as klezmer pieces.

Location: Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street (off Canal)
Tel: (212)219-0302
Seniors 12.00 Public 15.00

MIKE BLOCK
Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century”, Mike Block is a pioneering multi-genre cello player living in New York City. While studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined The Silk Road Ensemble as its youngest member, and upon graduation in 2006, also joined Grammy Award winner Mark O'Connor in his Appalachia Waltz Trio. Since then, Mike has become an in-demand player in many musical genres, and has joined Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, The Knights, The Absolute Ensemble, Sirius String Quartet, yMusic, Bassam Saba's New York Arabic Orchestra, and a duo with Chinese Pipa virtuoso, Yang Wei. As a composer, Mike writes extensively for the Mike Block Band, and has also had his pieces performed at the Tribeca New Music Festival, and the MATA Festival
Posted by jmwc at 01:17 PM

December 02, 2009

Celebrate Hanukkah with the Mama Doni Band at a Free Concert!

"Funky Music With a Jewish Twist" is what Mama Doni (aka Doni Zasloff) and her Band will bring to Tikvat Israel on Sunday, December 13 in a free concert open to the entire community. Winners of the 2008 "Simcha Award" at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, the Band's repertoire is a wild mix of musical styles--reggae, folk, classic rock, country, hip hop, klezmer, and theatrical--woven together with Yiddish terms and Jewish themes. And it's suitable for everyone, from "Babies to Bubbies"--hip young kids and their even hipper parents and grandparents. The Mama Doni Band is performing 13 concerts during December alone, in Los Angeles, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey, but this is the only one in the Greater Washington area, so don't miss it! Read more about Mama Doni at www.mamadoni.com

The Concert begins at 4:30 pm, and is followed by Hanukkah candle lighting, the Hebrew Day Institute (HDI) Choir, dreidel playing, and Hanukkah crafts. There will be a brisket & latke dinner; tickets for the dinner are $12 for adults and $9 for children. To RSVP for the dinner (deadline is Dec. 6) or for more information, contact Lynn Berk at lberk@comcast.net or 301-762-7338 or Renee Salzberg at rsalzberg@hebrewdayinstitute.org or 240-399-6100. Tikvat Israel is located at 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD., Rockville, MD. For directions, go to http://www.tivkatisrael.org. The concert is sponsored by HDI and the Joint Youth Department of Tikvat Israel & Shaare Tefila.
Posted by jmwc at 07:54 PM

November 30, 2009

Israel Composers League Celebration of Mark Koptyman

יום הולדת למלחין מרק קופיטמן בהגיעו לגבורות, בשיתוף המכון למוסיקה ישראלית ואיגוד הקומפוזיטורים הישראלי
מוסיקה מאת קופיטמן ויצירות חדשות שמקדישים לו שלושה מתלמידיו

איל אדלר: בכורה
ארי בן-שבתאי: בכורה
מיכאל וולפה: בכורה
קופיטמן: יצירה חדשה לבסון סולו בכורה קנטוס II,
לשלישיית מיתרים
טריפטיך, לפסנתר
מעגלים, לקול, קלרנית, צ'לו ופסנתר

אנסמבל מיתר
עמית דולברג, פסנתר
רואי אמוץ, חליל
גלעד הראל, קלרנית
נדב כהן, בסון
משה אהרונוב, כינור
ענת אנגלמאיר, צ'לו
הרכב ייחודי, בראש מעייניו ביצוע מוסיקה קאמרית ישראלית ומוסיקה המבוססת על נושאים ועל רעיונות יהודיים. האנסמבל נוסד בשנת 2004 בידי עמית דולברג, מנהלו לאורך שנות פעילותו. האנסמבל מתמחה בביצוע מוסיקה ישראלית עכשווית, וככזה הוקדשו לו יצירות רבות בידי מיטב המלחינים בארץ. עוד מתמקד האנסמבל ברפרטואר חברי האגודה למוסיקה יהודית של סנט פטרבורג מתחילת המאה העשרים; מלחינים כגון גנסין, אנגל, וופריק ואחרון, בחלקו בנגינת בכורה ישראלית. האנסמבל מרבה להופיע בפסטיבלים בארץ וברחבי אירופה ונגינתו משודרת דרך קבע בקול המוסיקה, ברדיו פראנס, ברדיו רומניה <ובתחנות ברחבי ארה"ב. "מיתר" אנסמבל הבית של האקדמיה למוסיקה ולמחול בירושלים, של הקונסרבטוריון הישראלי למוסיקה בתל אביב והאנסמבל הייצוגי בישראל של המרכז לתרבות ויצירה יהודית (CJCC), לוס אנג'לס. מלחין הבית של האנסמבל הוא איל אדלר. חברי האנסמבל זוכי מלגות קרן התרבות אמריקה-ישראל ומלגת משפחת ארקין. בשנת 2006 העניק שר התרבות לאנסמבל את פרס בנימיני, על מצוינות בפעילותו הענפה.

Posted by jmwc at 05:39 PM

Pey Dalid "Open Eyes" CD Release Party at Brooklyn Bowl Dec. 24 2009

Pey Dalid Concert PosterThursday, December 24, 2009 at 6:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Bowl
61 WYTHE AVENUE
Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Bowl's First Annual Matzah Bowl
61 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
Call 718-963-3369
Date: Dec 24th
Time: 6PM Doors 8:15 Bands
Pey Dalid - 10PM (At the door tell them your there to see Pey Dalid!)
Tickets 12/Adv 15/D.O.S.
To buy tickets online - http://www.brooklynbowl.com/upcoming-events
Other acts: Six Point Star -- Dov (Rosenblatt of Blue Fringe) -- Days Like Months (From Israel) -- Describe and Diwan
Posted by jmwc at 05:07 PM

Habrera Hativeet at Zappa Herzliya

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time: 8:30pm - 11:50pm
Location: הרצליה, רח' מדינת היהודים 85
Description
הברירה הטבעית - חוגגים 30 שנה בזאפה הרצליה
ממשיכים את הסדרה והפעם אורחת : מירי מסיקה
Habrera Hativeet - Zappa Herzliya with special guest : Miri Mesika
Posted by jmwc at 04:58 PM

November 14, 2009

Krakauer Plays with Detroit Symphony

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin will give the premiere performance of the Clarinet Klezmer Concerto, by Wlad Marhulets. The featured clarinet soloist is David Krakauer, one of the foremost musicians of the vital new wave of klezmer. The concerts will take place at the Orchestra Hall in Detroit on December 10th - 13th, 2009.
http://www.detroitsymphony.com/ShowDetail.aspx?id=2492
Max M. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Box Office Phone: (313) 576-5111
Box Office Fax: (313) 576-5109
Posted by jmwc at 10:07 PM

Marhulet "DYBBUK" String Quartet Premiere

The string quartet Dybbuk by Wlad Marhulet was written for the New York based "J.A.C.K." quartet. The piece is inspired by Jewish folklore, in which a Dybbuk is a malicious possessing spirit, believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. The piece depicts two aspects of Dybbuk - its wild and aggressive nature, as well as its memories from the past life full of suffering and tears.

The premiere is going to take place November 30th at 8:00pm.
in Paul Hall, Julliard School, NYC
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, Broadway (at 65th St)
Upper West Side
212-769-7406
Subway: 1 to 66th St–Lincoln Ctr
Wlad Marhulets is a Polish composer of Jewish descent. Born in Minsk on May 1986, he began to be seriously interested in music at the age of 16. Wlad attended Academy of Music in Gdansk where he studied composition with Krzysztof Olczak, and later transfered to the Juilliard School in New York where he began studying with one of contemporary music's most distinguished composers, --John Corigliano.

Since identity has always been at the center of Wlad's music, he explores his heritage most ardently through his compositions. Acquaintance with Leopold Kozlowsky, known as the last klezmer of Galicia, as well as fascination of David Krakauer's recordings took on great importance for Wlad's development as a composer. Hence, the most important influences that his music is based upon include an amalgamation of klezmer and Jewish tradition.

Primarily interested in a synthesis of musical styles, Wlad is always at work on a variety of genre bending projects. His continuous crossing of borders between genres and styles has resulted in a large number of works. In spite of young age his compositional output numbers more that 50 items of orchestral, chamber, and solo pieces. The key works he composed include Concerto for piano and symphonic orchestra, Concerto Grosso for 3 violins and string orchestra, Symphonic Poem, Concerto for organ and symphonic orchestra, Sonata for violin and piano. Wlad is an exceptionally versatile person, having distinguished himself not only as a composer, but also as a painter, writer, graphic designer, and a clarinetist playing in ensembles spanning contemporary music to klezmer and experimental jazz.

Posted by jmwc at 09:51 PM

MBD -- Live!

MBD

Posted by jmwc at 05:25 PM

November 13, 2009

Tekeeyah Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra World Premiere

Haim Avitsur World Premiere Performances of Meira Warshauer’s Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra on November 15 in Brevard, NC and November 17 in Columbia, SC

Composer Meira Warshauer’s Tekeeyah (a call) - Concerto for Shofar/Trombone and Orchestra, will be given Premiere performances with the Brevard Philharmonic on November 15 –
3 PM at
Porter Center for the Performing Arts of Brevard College,
1 Brevard College Dr. in Brevard, North Carolina

and
with the University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
on November 17 –
7:30 PM at
the Koger Center for the Arts
1051 Greene St. in
Columbia, South Carolina.

Shofar/trombone virtuoso Haim Avitsur will be soloist at both performances. The November 15 Brevard Philharmonic will be led by their Conductor and Artistic Director Donald Portnoy in a program that also includes works by Brahms and Borodin. More about the concert and the Philharmonic at http://www.boamusic.org/bp.htm.

The November 17 University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra will again be led by their Conductor and Artistic Director Donald Portnoy in a program that also includes works by Berlioz, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. More about this concert and the USC Symphony at http://www.music.sc.edu/ea/orchestra/index.html.

Tekeeyah (a call) is the first concerto written for shofar/trombone soloist and orchestra and was commissioned by a consortium of orchestras that includes the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Steven Errante, Conductor, Brevard Philharmonic, University of South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Donald Portnoy, Conductor and Artistic Director, Western Piedmont Symphony (Hickory, NC), John Gordon Ross, Music Director and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, Music Director along with Lilly Stern and Bruce Filler, and Linda and Bill Stern in loving memory of their parents, Jadzia and Ben Stern.

The composer, who began work on Tekeeyah (a call) during a residency at the MacDowell Colony in spring of 2008, has written this about the piece, “I believe this is a time which calls for awakening to our true essence as human beings. Our planet needs us, and we need each other, to care for and heal our suffering world. The shofar (ram’s horn), with its natural power and centuries of service in calling Jews to awaken, can be an important instrument in this collective renewal of purpose.” Read her complete program notes at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/Program_notes/tekeeyah_notes.html. Read an online article about the new work at http://www.readthebeatmagazine.com/Oct09-Warshauer-Classical.htm.

Israeli trombonist Haim Avitsur has premiered over 60 new pieces encompassing a broad range of styles from solo trombone to chamber music and orchestra. Mr. Avitsur is Trombone Professor at West Chester University School of Music (PA) and at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, NY. From 2004-2007 Haim Avitsur was on the faculty of the University of Virginia as well as the Principal Trombonist of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. In 2005 he founded the Summer Trombone Workshop, which has a U.S. residency at Temple University. Much more about him at http://www.haimavitsur.com/.

Meira Warshauer’s music, performed internationally to critical acclaim, reflects her personal spiritual journey and communicates directly to the heart and soul of the listener. She has received many important awards and is the Nancy A. Smith Distinguished Visitor in Residence at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC.

Ms. Warshauer has devoted much of her creative output to Jewish themes and their universal message. Bracha for violin and piano was recorded for the Feminissimo CD on Albany Records, which has also released her acclaimed Streams in the Desert disk of Torah-based choral/orchestral works. Her work also reflects a love and concern for the earth. A profile of her Symphony No.1: Living, Breathing Earth was featured on the nationally broadcast PRI radio show Living on Earth in Spring, 2007, during the symphony’s premiere season with commissioning orchestras Dayton Philharmonic, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Western Piedmont Symphony.

Warshauer's music is published by Oxford University Press, Hildegard, Lauren Keiser Music, World Music Press and Kol Meira Publications. Her website is at http://www.meirawarshauer.com and press photos are available at http://www.meirawarshauer.com/NEW/pages/presskit.html. Her Like Streams in the Desert video is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18OqrQV8z1U&feature=related.

Posted by jmwc at 03:31 PM

In Memory Of... Strom Finds 'Lost Romanian Jewish Music'

Dec. 16th at 7pm the world premiere of Yale Strom's new quartet:
"IN THE MEMORY OF..." as part of a concert of
"Lost Romanian Jewish Music"
Start Time: Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00pm
Where: Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street (off Canal), NYC
Tel: (212)219-0302
Seniors $12.00; Public $15.00

In the summer of 2008, musician Yale Strom traveled to Romania and discovered a musical treasure trove. In the upstairs women's balcony of the 1871 synagogue of Carei he found a box of old books including the cantor's music book with over 250 melodies notated by hand. This Romanian Jewish musical treasure had been lost. In Memory of is a performance based upon the cantorial music he uncovered, and is dedicated to the Jews who perished during the Holocaust. Virtuoso cellist Mike Block and his string quartet will perform the new compositon.

After the quartet Cantor Ari Priven (Cong. Bnai Jeshurun) will sing some of the melodies from the "lost" cantor's book and then Yale Strom and Mike Block will perform melodies from the same work as klezmer pieces.

MIKE BLOCK
Hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century”, Mike Block is a pioneering multi-genre cello player living in New York City. While studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined The Silk Road Ensemble as its youngest member, and upon graduation in 2006, also joined Grammy Award winner Mark O'Connor in his Appalachia Waltz Trio. Since then, Mike has become an in-demand player in many musical genres, and has joined Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, The Knights, The Absolute Ensemble, Sirius String Quartet, yMusic, Bassam Saba's New York Arabic Orchestra, and a duo with Chinese Pipa virtuoso, Yang Wei. As a composer, Mike writes extensively for the Mike Block Band, and has also had his pieces performed at the Tribeca New Music Festival, and the MATA Festival
Posted by jmwc at 03:11 PM

Shem's Disciples with Candido Camero Team Up with David Amram and bobby Sanabria

New York Reggae/Hip-Hop Fusion Band Shem's Disciples is joined by Latin jazz Legend Candido Camero, renowned jazz instrumentalist and composer David Amram, and multi-Grammy nominated percussionist Bobby Sanabria, to perform a special concert for the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) Music Therapy program. The IMNF is a member of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services.

The concert will take place on Wednesday, December 2
from 7-9p.m. at the
Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, SUNY
735 Anderson Hill Rd.
Purchase, NY 10577

Tickets cost $50 and can be purchase by calling 718-519-5840 or e-mailing imnf@bethabe.org
Posted by jmwc at 03:07 PM

Unsung Songs and Song Cycles

Works by Joel Mandelbaum will be performed
at 2 PM on Sunday, November 15th
at the Assembly Hall of the Community Church of New York, which shares
its facilities with the Metropolitan Synagogue, 40 East 35th Street, NYC

The performance will be repeated the following day
Monday, November 16 at 12:15
at Lefrak Concert Hall at Queens College.

With a range of settings written from 1958 to 2009, the concert is truly a major retrospective and will feature, among others, Emily Duncan-Brown and Roz Woll

Over a more than 50-year period of devotion to the art song in fourteen cycles, Mandelbaum has set poems by Millay, Leonie Adams, Karen Ethelsdattar, Bettina Blake, and Benjamin J.R. Stolper, among others.
Posted by jmwc at 02:54 PM

November 10, 2009

Moscow Male Jewish Choir at Town Hall

Moscow Male Jewish Choir,

Moscow Male Jewish Choir
Wednesday December 9 2009
at Town Hall TOWN HALL

They've played the world's stages from Russian synagogues to Carnegie Hall, winning critical raves and fans among Jews and non-Jewish audiences alike.

A Broadway debut of the 20-voice Moscow Male Jewish Choir Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 8 p.m., in Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036. Tenor Joseph Malovany, celebrated cantor of New York s Fifth Avenue Synagogue, joins the choir and its distinguished founder, conductor Alexander Tsaliuk, in a concert that features a mix of liturgical works, Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian folksongs, classics and international favorites.

Tickets, $40 - $80, are available at Ticketmaster, 212-307-4100 www.ticketmaster.com. The Town Hall box office (212) 840-2824 (starting November,10) For more information and group rates call (718)-213-0076

MOSCOW MALE JEWISH CHOIR (www.hasidic-cappella.com)

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Moscow Male Jewish Choir also known as the Hassidic Cappella is a professional choir founded by their distinguished conductor, Alexander Tsaliuk.

One of the choir's earliest supporters was former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. At his direction, many music manuscripts confiscated from synagogues and Jewish ensembles by the KGB, were turned over to the choir. This music has become a cornerstone of its repertoire.

With the help of American cantors Moshe Schulhof (Miami) and Joseph Malovany, the singers, who span three generations, have learned Hebrew, Yiddish, and Jewish liturgy in order to perform this music. Many of their selections from the 19th and 20th centuries are performed in the more traditional Ashkenazic Eastern European Hebrew.

Besides numerous performances in Russia and C.I.S. countries, the choir s tours have taken it on several occasions to eastern and western Europe and the U.S. Many of these concerts have been with Cantor Malovany. It performed at the 60th anniversary commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, at a concert honoring the King of Denmark for the salvation of his country s Jews during the Holocaust, and other celebratory events. It was the laureate at the 1992 Zimriya (choral festival) in Israel.

CANTOR JOSEPH MALOVANY Israeli-born, American tenor Joseph Malovany has been cantor of New York's Fifth Avenue Synagogue since 1973. He is also Distinguished Professor of Liturgical Music at the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, Yeshiva University. In 2004, he became the first Jewish cantor to be named a commander of Poland's Legion of Honor (equivalent of knighthood) for his musical contribution to the international and Polish communities.

More information on Cantor Malovany can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Malovany . His many recordings are available at www.nachumsegal.com/music/listArtist.cfm?viewArtist=3242
Posted by jmwc at 07:03 PM

November 08, 2009

Veretski Pass Concert, Ask Drs. Klez and Dance Party

Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison, CT and THE PHYLLIS SILIDKER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Presents
Veretski Pass
Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz and Stuart Brotman
Friday, Nov 13, Music in the service with Rabbi and Cantor
Saturday, Nov 14th
7:30pm Havdalah Celebration
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm
8:00 pm -- Concert/Lecture including a performance of the "Klezmer Shul" followed by a Dance Party hors d’oeuvres and wine
(Admission Free )

Sunday, Nov 15
12:15, Lunch and learn for adults, Ask Drs. Kez

Temple Beth Tikvah
196 Durham Rd. (Route 79)
Madison, CT 06443
For further information, contact Cantor Goldberg at 203-245-7028, ext. 209.
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London Klezmer Orchestra

Wednesday 11 November
7.30-9.30pm
London Klezmer Orchestra
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practise repertoire and arrange music. For further information call William Millis on 020 8969 7019. Tunes online. Next session: Monday 23 November, 7.30-9.30pm at the same venue.

Entry £5


Saturday 14 November
3pm - 2am
Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

Peace House 50th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit. A riot of entertainment to celebrate 50 years of Houseman's peace activities.

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band (Jess Cohen - oboe; Ilana Cravitz - violin; Sarah Moore and Kath Moore - saxes; Martina Schwarz - accordion) plays at 10pm. Also on the bill: Ian Saville (magician), Leon Rosselson (folk singer).

Tickets £9 or £8.50. To purchase tickets or for more info please call: 020 7837 4473 or visit
www.housmans.com/peacehouse.php
Posted by jmwc at 11:51 AM

DJ Rob and You Shall Know Us

Tuesday November 10
7:30pm
The Foundation Room--House of Blues
15 Landsdowne Street, Boston
New Center for Arts and Culture
Jewish vinyl will come to life in Boston as Roger Bennet, author of "And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl", a book chronicling the story of Jews in America from the 1940s through the recordings on LP. Performance by DJ Rob of the Israeli DJ crew Soulico.
Tickets $12 in advance, $20 at the door.
To Purchase Tickets visit: www.newcenterboston.org
or call: 617-531-4610
E-MAIL: TICKETS@NCACBOSTON.ORG
Posted by jmwc at 11:16 AM

Yosif Feigelson Cello Concert of Mieczyslaw Weinberg in NYC

Weinberg sonatasOn Sunday, November 22nd at 3 p.m. celebrated Russian cellist Yosif Feigelson
will perform at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue (30 West 68th Street, NYC).

The concert will feature four Cello Sonatas of composer Mieczyslaw (Moishe) Weinberg (1919-1996). Tickets and more information are available at the website: www.swfs.org or by phone at: (212) 877-4050.

Called "one of the most prolific, yet largely overlooked composers", Mieczyslaw (Moishe) Weinberg is author to 26 symphonies, 17 string quartets, operas, concerti as well as music to many movies including famous "The Cranes Are Flying". For more facts about composer visit www.mweinberg.info

Praised around the world for his outstanding mastery, dubbed by one of the critics " a Caruso of the Cello", Yosif Feigelson enjoys over three decades of a distinguished solo career. Former student of two great Russian masters: Rostropovich and Gutman, he is as much dedicated to bringing forward new music as his former mentors. His unique recordings of works for solo cello by M. Weinberg will be re-issued by Naxos in 2010. Visit artist's website at: www.yfeigelson.com
Posted by jmwc at 10:13 AM

November 06, 2009

Sam Glaser in Newton, MA

A Family Concert with Sam Glaser A concert of original works and timeless classics Sunday, Nov. 8 1:30pm Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington Street Newton, MA Easy Access to Woodland T/Greenline D For tix call: 617-527-2410 $18; $14 for seniors
Posted by jmwc at 12:05 AM

November 05, 2009

Klezmer en Buenos Aires

Klezmer Buenos Aires
Part of Klez California Fall Festival
Saturday, November 14, 2009
8:00pm
JCC San Francisco, CA
The Lerner Moguilevsky Duo has been wowing audiences around the world for over a decade, playing with an intensity and originality that makes believers of everyone who hears them. This is klezmer mixed with hints of tango and other Latin American rhythms. Fabulous! Public $35, JCC members $32, students $30.
Tickets at www.jccsf.org/arts, 415/292-1233 or in person at the JCCSF box office.
Stop by KlezCalifornia's information table!
Posted by jmwc at 04:36 PM

"Tribute": The Chamber Music of Judith Shatin

Deering Estate, Living Artist Concert Series
Meet Judith Shatin
Venue: Deering Estate at Cutler, Miami, FL
Event Date: November 13, 2009
The concert begins at 7:00 pm; Meet the Artist Reception at 6:30 pm. Single tickets $25 on sale at the Visitor Center Ticket Office, or by calling (305) 235-1668, ext. 233. Directions: http://www.deeringestate.org/pages/Directions.aspx
On November 13 the Living Artist Concert Series at Deering Estate presents "Tribute" a concert featuring composer Judith Shatin with the Deering Estate Chamber Ensemble. They will perform Shatin's chamber works View from Mt. Nebo and Doxa linking historical wartime works by Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Erich Korngold.
http://www.deeringestate.org/articles/Featured-Events-and-Programs/Living-Artist-Concert-Series-Nov-2009-.aspx

The Living Artist Concert Series (LACS) combines ensemble performances with lectures, visual art exhibits, environmental awareness and interpretive programs. It acquaints the public with the best of South Florida's artistic spirit through collaborations with faculty from the University of Miami and Florida International University, principal players of regional, national, and international professional orchestras, top youth performers and national/international guest composers. Concerts are held in the historic Stone House Ballroom - which provides intimate seating for 125 guests, possesses superb natural acoustics for chamber music and offers a perfect environment for the exhibition of visual art.
Posted by jmwc at 11:34 AM

November 04, 2009

GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS

MERKIN CONCERT HALL AT KAUFMAN CENTER AND NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG PRESENT
GREAT AMERICAN SONGWRITING TEAMS
NOVEMBER 17 AND 19 AT MERKIN CONCERT HALL
featured will be:
JASON GRAAE, SYLVIA McNAIR, MARY TESTA, STEVEN BLIER
NOVEMBER 13 AT THE KENNEDY CENTER
featuring:
JASON GRAAE, LIZA FORRESTER, MARY TESTA, STEVEN BLIER

MUSIC OF BOCK & HARNICK, BOLCOM & WEINSTEIN, DIETZ & SCHWARTZ, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, MALTBY & SHIRE, KANDER & EBB, LEIBER & STOLLER, LERNER & LOEWE, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, RODGERS & HART

NYFOS¹s Fats and Fields program caused Talkin¹ Broadway to say "What can make you smile for two hours? New York Festival of Song"

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org ) will present Great American Songwriting Teams, an evening of famous and rarely-heard songs honoring the genius of America¹s classic collaborators, on Tuesday and Thursday November 17 and 19 at 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center. Merkin Concert Hall is at 129 West 67th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues), New York, NY 10023. Tickets, $40 - $55 are available by calling 212-501-3330, or visitingwww.kaufman-center.org . In addition, there are group discounts and special $15 student discounts available by calling New York Festival of Song at 646-230-8380. The artists for Great American Songwriting Teams will be: Jason Graae, deemed ³A master of humorous song² by The New York Times; two-time Grammy Award-winning theater/cabaret star Sylvia McNair, who the New York Observer called ³Thrillingly adept at exploring the subtext of song²; and Broadway¹s popular Mary Testa, the Tony Award-nominee recently called ³Absolutely fab² by Entertainment Weekly. NYFOS co-founder and Artistic Director Steven Blier, ³A national treasure when it comes to the art of song (The New York Times) will serve as pianist, host and arranger.

Great American Songwriting Teams will also be presented November 13 at 7:30pm at the Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center, under the auspices of The Vocal Arts Society of Washington, D.C. For this performance, the exciting young mezzo-soprano Liza Forrester, soon to make her New York City Opera debut in L¹Etoile, will replace Ms. McNair. Please visit the Kennedy Center¹s website, www.kennedy-center.org/calendar for details about tickets.

Posted by jmwc at 06:00 PM

LEV ARONSON MEMORIAL CONCERT

SUNDAY 29 NOVEMBER | 3PM
CONCERT/BOOK PARTY
sponsored by YIVO
at the Center for Jewish History
http://www.cjh.org/programs/calendar.php

The internationally renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum honors the memory of his late teacher Lev Aronson (1912-1988), a Holocaust survivor who played for many years with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with a rare New York recital. Mr. Kirshbaum will perform compositions by Aronson as well as works by some of the artists who influenced him.

The program will also feature a reading by author Frances Brent from her critically acclaimed new book, The Lost Cellos of Lev Aronson (Atlas & Co.).

Admission: $25 General / $18 YIVO members
Box Office: 212.868.4444 | www.smarttix.com
Posted by jmwc at 11:30 AM

October 31, 2009

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia: Sholem Aleichem as you Least Expect Him -- this Wednesday! With wonderful Yiddish vocalist Adrienne Cooper. Join Sid Jacobson JCC, Suffolk Y JCC and The Workmen's Circle for an evening of hilarious, touching and unexpected readings and songs in honor of Sholem Aleichem's 150th birthday. Dessert and coffee served.
Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 pm
Location: Sid Jacobson JCC
Fee $20 / members, Suffolk Y-JCC and Workmen Circle members $15. www.sjjcc.org.
Call for availability -- 516-484-1545 ext. 173

Click here for Sid Jacobson JCC website http://klezmerbyalicia.c.topica.com/maanwNmabT6OxbIFEx6eafpQav/
Posted by jmwc at 11:42 AM

October 27, 2009

An Evening of Baroque Jewish music at the Kennedy Center

Charles and Robyn Krauthammer proudly present:
An Evening of Baroque Jewish music at the Kennedy Center
Apollo Ensemble
An evening of Baroque Jewish music:
The Apollo Ensemble presented by Pro Musica Hebraica

Making its U.S. debut, Amsterdam's Apollo Ensemble performs a concert of Baroque Jewish musical treasures, one night only, at the Kennedy Center. A highlight is the American premiere of Dio, Clemenza e Rigore, an anonymously composed oratorio for an eighteenth-century Italian Jewish holiday synagogue service. Don't miss this rarely performed work. This concert is presented by Pro Musica Hebraica, devoted to presenting Jewish classical music, much of it believed lost, forgotten, or rarely performed, in a concert hall setting.
Apollo Ensemble
Thu., Nov. 5 at 7:30 | Kennedy Center Terrace Theater | Seats $38

Program:
CACERES - Le-el elim, Cantata for two voices and basso continuo (1738)
MARCELLO - Salmo 15/Ma'oz Tzur (1724-1727)
For alto, violincello, bassoon, harpsichord, and baritone
De ROSSI - Trio sonatas for two violins and basso continuo (ca. 1620)
UNKNOWN - Dio, Clemenza e Rigore, Hoshana Rabbah in Casale Monferrato (1733) (U.S. Premiere)

Tickets also available at the Box Office or charge by phone
(202) 467-4600 | Toll-free (800) 444-1324 | TTY (202) 416-8524 | Groups (202) 416-8400
Posted by jmwc at 04:46 PM

October 23, 2009

Dudu Fisher at Symphony Hall in Boston

Special Half Price Tickets to see Dudu Fisher
Live in Concert at Boston Symphony Hall – November 1, 2009

Known for his stirring performance on Broadway as Jean Valjean in LES MISERABLES and as a world famous Israeli cantor, Dudu Fisher brings an exciting and visually stunning show to Boston’s Symphony Hall on Sunday, November 1, at 7:30 PM. Based on his highly successful PBS special, IN CONCERT FROM ISRAEL, Fisher will take the audience on an inspired journey connecting his talent as a Broadway performer, cantor, and contemporary artist with music and stories that celebrate the beauty of Israel's landscape, culture and people.

We are pleased to offer half-price tickets to those who mention this announcement by calling 617-266-1200 or by visiting www.bostonsymphonyhall.org/dudufisher.

Fisher has performed on the stages of Broadway, the West End in London, Israel, and throughout the world, including singing with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, recording an album of show tunes with the London Symphony Orchestra, and performing for Britain's Royal family and Bill and Hillary Clinton. He is the only Broadway performer whose Broadway contract allows him to observe the Jewish Sabbath by not performing on Friday evenings and Saturday matinees, a recognition of his talent and dedication to the role and a constant source of pride and accomplishment in his career.

Fisher’s Fall 2009 North American Tour is a celebration of the PBS television special that capitalizes on his incredible vocal and artistic range and features a repertoire that goes well beyond the television show. It tells the story of a cantor who finds success on the stages of Broadway, but who never forgets his home or the musical landscape of Israel. The tour concludes with shows in Toronto on November 5 and in Baltimore on November 7. For more information about him visit www.dudufisher.com.
Posted by jmwc at 12:00 PM

October 20, 2009

The Jewish Romantics Chamber Concert

THE JEWISH ROMANTICS
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM ON NOVEMBER 5

The Jewish Museum will present The Jewish Romantics, a concert celebrating the 200th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn's birth, at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street on Thursday, November 5 at 7 pm. This performance features a roster of gifted young artists from Mannes College, which continues its yearlong music festival, "The Mendelssohn Salon." Felix Mendelssohn and his musically talented sister, Fanny, were hosts and guests at cultural gatherings known as salons, which included the great composers of their day. This concert explores the music of the Mendelssohns and of other important Jewish composers of the 19th century Romantic period.

The November 5 program is a co-production of Mannes College, The New School for Music, and The Jewish Museum.

Musical selections will include:
Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn - Drei Stücke zu vier Händen
Sophia Munoz and Hyun Jin Lee, piano
Selections from Hebrew Melodies for Viola & Piano, Op. 9
Josef Joachim Christian Atanasiu, viola; Daniel Laor, piano

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Songs
Katharine Dain, soprano; Dina Pruzhansky, piano

Fromental Halévy - Two arias from La Juive
Crissida Tyler, soprano; Laetitia Ruccolo, piano

Felix Mendelssohn - Piano Trio no. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Ari Isaacman-Beck, violin; Elad Kabilio, cello Javor Bracic, piano

Tickets are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337. Program tickets at The Jewish Museum can be purchased online at the Museum's Web site, www.thejewishmuseum.org.

An infrared assistive listening system for the hearing impaired is available for programs in the Museum's S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Auditorium.

Public programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Major annual support is provided by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, A State Agency. The stage lighting system has been funded by the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer. The audio-visual system has been funded by New York State Assembly Member Jonathan M. Bing.

About Mannes College

Since its founding in 1916, Mannes College has become one of the world's leading conservatories, internationally recognized for its musical and pedagogical excellence, and for its commitment to artistic and human ideals. Mannes's distinguished alumni include eminent pianists Richard Goode and Murray Perahia; acclaimed conductors Yves Abel, Semyon Bychkov, Myung Whun Chung, and JoAnn Falletta; the iconic diva Frederica von Stade; and Metropolitan Opera company members Olga Makarina, Patricia Risley, and Danielle de Niese. Its outstanding faculty includes opera legend Regina Resnik, pianists Vladimir Feltsman and Richard Goode, as well as renowned artists-in-residence such as Yefim Bronfman, the Orion String Quartet, and Deborah Voigt. For more information, visit www.newschool.edu/mannes/concerts .

About The Jewish Museum

Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.

General Information (NOTE: NEW MUSEUM HOURS)

Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 5:45pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for children under 12 and Jewish Museum members. Admission is free on Saturdays. For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Posted by jmwc at 12:04 AM

October 19, 2009

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 dates.

http://www.wilmingtonsymphony.org/.

http://www.boamusic.org/bp.htm.

http://www.music.sc.edu/ea/orchestra/index.html.

Tekeeyah (a call) is the first concerto ever written for shofar/trombone soloist and orchestra and was commissioned by a consortium of orchestras that also includes the Western Piedmont Symphony (Hickory, NC), John Gordon Ross, Music Director and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Neal Gittleman, Music Director.

Tekeeyah (a call) during a residency at the MacDowell Colony in Spring of 2008, has written this about the piece, "I believe our time calls for an awakening to our true essence as human beings. The shofar (ram’s horn), with its natural power and centuries of service in calling Jews to awaken, can be an important instrument in this collective renewal of purpose. The trombone's breadth of range and dynamics complements and extends the expressive capacity of the shofar.”

http://www.readthebeatmagazine.com/Oct09-Warshauer-Classical.htm.

Like Streams in the Desert video is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18OqrQV8z1U&feature=related. The piece is featured on her critically acclaimed Albany Records Streams in the Desert disk of Torah-based choral/orchestral works.

http://www.meirawarshauer.com.

Posted by jmwc at 10:22 PM

Oneg Shemesh at Mt. Sinai

Oneg invited you to "Oneg Shemesh Opening for Karduner " on Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00pm. Event: Oneg Shemesh Opening for Karduner Start Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8:00pm End Time: Tuesday, October 27 at 8:30pm Where: Mt. Sinai Jewish Center, 135 Bennett Ave, New York, NY
Posted by jmwc at 10:11 PM

October 15, 2009

"CELEBRATING LIFE,"A CONCERT FOR SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN & CHILDREN

CONGREGATION RODEPH SHOLOM AND THE RIVERSIDE CHURCH PRESENT "CELEBRATING LIFE,"A CONCERT FOR SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN & CHILDREN
Manhattan's Congregation Rodeph Sholom and The Riverside Church are proud to jointly present Celebrating Life!, a concert to raise funds for the Project People Foundation (PPF) and the women and children of South Africa's townships.

PPF is a New York-based non-profit organization founded in 1995 that builds bridges between caring communities in the United States and women and students in South Africa. PPF is helping South Africans as they strive for economic independence and access to education despite the challenges of apartheid's legacy, AIDS and poverty.

The concert will be held on October 29, 2009 at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, Manhattan, starting at 6:30pm. It will feature a number of distinguished musical artists, among them Diana Solomon-Glover, noted soprano soloist at The Riverside Church, and Rebecca Garfein, Senior Cantor at Rodeph Sholom.

Tickets for the October 29 concert are either $36 for reserved seating or $18 for general admission, and are available on the Project People Foundation website at www.projectpeoplefoundation.org.
For more information contact: Cheryl Pollard, PPF Advisory Board Member ---212.870.6702
PPF is proud to welcome Dr. Leon Wessels as the Concert Honorary Patron. Dr. Wessels embodies the ideals and integrity of PPF. In 1999, Mr. Wessels was appointed by Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa as a Commissioner to the South African Human Rights Commission.

PPF launched its cross-country "Celebrating Life Concert Series" in 2007. The concerts bring people together to celebrate the diversity within their local communities, and to build bridges of hope and promise to the people of South Africa. Funds raised from these concerts help PPF to expand educational and job training programs for women and youth in the townships surrounding Johannesburg and Cape Town. Concerts held in Delray Beach, FL, in St. Louis, MO, and at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA have generated over $200,000 for PPF and its work. Past Honorary Chairs and Patrons have included such luminaries as journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault; former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, Stephen Lewis; and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.
Posted by jmwc at 10:38 AM

October 12, 2009

Klezmographers at Kavehoyz

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 1133 Broadway, 2nd floor conference rm, 26th st. NYC
Monthly Kavehoyz of Congress for Jewish Culture in NEW LOCATION corner 26th st. with the KLEZMOGRAPHERS - Eleonore Biezunski , Madeline Solomon and Pete Rushefsky. donation: $9.00

Posted by jmwc at 08:35 PM

October 08, 2009

"DEBBIE & FRIENDS:" CONCERT TO BENEFIT HUC-JIR AND ITS SCHOOL OF SACRED MUSIC

Launching of National Cantorial Scholarship Initiative
On Thursday, November 12, 2009, legendary American Jewish composer, singer, and recording artist, Debbie Friedman, will be the featured performer at a concert to benefit Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and its School of Sacred Music (SSM).

"Debbie & Friends" will also include performances by The Afro-Semitic Experience, HaZamir (the International Jewish High School Choir), The Western Wind, HUC-JIR Alumni, Faculty and Students, as well as surprise guests. All will be performing the music of the woman who the Jerusalem Post has called a "phenomenon" and the New York Times has lauded for creating "a powerful and euphoric body of work."

In 2007, Debbie was appointed to the Faculty of the Hebrew Union College - School of Sacred Music and the fact that the concert is a benefit in support of HUC-JIR and the SSM is something that is of great importance to her. "My love for the students of HUC-JIR is beyond what I can describe," she said, "and I will support them in any way that I can."

The "Debbie & Friends" Concert will also launch the "Cantorial Invest-in-a-Student Campaign." Cantorial alumni are supporting the education of their emerging colleagues and successors through this initiative in which donors sponsor students for their five years of study at HUC-JIR, from the Year-in-Israel through investiture. The public is invited to support this important campaign.

Founded in 1875, HUC-JIR is the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. The School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR in New York is the only Reform Jewish cantorial school in North America and the nation's oldest institution dedicated to training cantors. Since its founding, the SSM has trained 451 cantors who serve communities throughout North America, Israel and around the world.

The November 12th concert will be held at
Central Synagogue in New York City
(Lexington Avenue at 55th Street)
at 6 pm.
To purchase tickets,
contact Maria Vento at 212-838-2660 ext.16 or
mvento@loreleievents.com.

Posted by jmwc at 09:18 PM

October 02, 2009

Carolyn Enger Performance at Puffin

Classical Pianist Carolyn Enger Performs Music of Israeli and Jewish-American Composers
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 8:00 PM
Puffin Cultural Forum
Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ
201-836-3499
www.puffinculturalforum.org
Admission $10
Music of Schubert, Bernstein, Ben-Haim, Starer, Dorman and Navok
Posted by jmwc at 05:19 PM

September 30, 2009

Breslov Bar Band Show

Hoshana Rabah concert @ the Carlebach Shul.

From melancholy midnight meditations to funky/punky affirmations of the One, the Breslov Bar Band explores musical expressions of the Breslov Chassidim from the traditional to the contemporary... Rock, Middle-Eastern, Punk, Jazz... it's all there!

The group's repertoire includes old dveykus melodies and ecstatic nigunim, as well as contemporary Breslov folk and rock music. The band members combine their passion for Jewish music with their strong roots in rock, jazz, and world music.

The band:
Binyomin Ginzberg - keys/vox/vibrandoneon
Mike Cohen - reeds
Allen Watsky - electric guitar
Yoshie Fruchter- bass
Rich Huntley - drums

Website: www.BreslovBarBand.com

$15 cover
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Music at 8 PM
Location:
Carlebach Shul
305 West 79th Street
New York, NY
Phone:
2127217485
Email:
info@carlebachshul.org or info@BreslovBarBand.com
Posted by jmwc at 11:15 PM

September 23, 2009

Metropolitan Klezmer at The Whitehall in Riverdale

Metropolitan Klezmer will appear
Sunday, November 15, 2009
1PM - seating open, snacks provided
2:00pm - 4:00pm
at The Whitehall (downstairs: ballroom)
3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (corner 232nd St), Riverdale
Bronx, NY
For further information, visit
http://metropolitanklezmer.com
Two full concert sets & nosh included with ticket!
($18 /Children 12 & under: $10)
Ample street parking; express busses BxM1 & BxM2 from Manhattan; #1 subway to 232nd St stop, then Bx 10 or Bx 20 bus from 231st & B'way to 232nd & HHP stop.

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER iinstrumental quintet special:
Pam Fleming-trumpet,
Debra Kreisberg- clarinet and sax,
Ismail Butera-accordion,
George Rush-bass,
Eve Sicular-drums
Posted by jmwc at 11:55 PM

Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble in Berkeley

The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a groundbreaking new music ensemble led by classical and film composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky, combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material and structured improvisation. The Ensemble treats analog synth as a rare and unpredictable performance instrument. The Ensemble's contemporary electroacoustic music, abstract, calm, spacious, free form, and transcendental, is performed and recorded live with no overdubs or sequencing.

DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 8:00 pm
VENUE: Trinity Chapel
2320 Dana Street, Berkeley, CA 94704 One Block from UC Berkeley Campus. 15 minute walk from BART.
Telephone: 510 549 3864
TICKETS: $12 general, $8 students/seniors/disabled (suggested donation)
No one turned away for lack of funds.
BOX OFFICE: Tickets are available at the door.
EVENT WEBSITE: www.trinitychamberconcerts.com
About Trinity Chamber Concerts

In its 36th year, Trinity Chamber Concerts mission is to present solo and small ensemble works from ancient to modern by Bay Area performers. Trinity is dedicated to cultivating a diverse program of performances that expands the possibilities of what is considered chamber music, and in doing so have included familiar works from the established Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century repertoire alongside seldom-performed works from the past and works of contemporary composers and improvisers.
Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble Member Bios

Keyboardist and bassist Jack Curtis Dubowsky is an active composer, conductor, writer, educator, and filmmaker. Dubowsky has composed four chamber operas and scored five feature films including That Man Peter Berlin, Rock Haven, and Redwoods. The short film NYC Dilemma about this working composer premiered 2006 at BFI in London. Dubowsky's choral music has been performed internationally by groups including San Francisco Choral Artists, Desert Voices, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and Mount Eden Chorus. His orchestral music has been performed by Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra. His chamber music has been performed by Classical Revolution, Snopea Chamber Ensemble, Organic Sound Experiment, Collaborata, and Paradigm Brass. Dubowsky has received grants from Meet the Composer, Zellerbach Family Fund, Friends of San Francisco Public Library, and American Composers Forum. Dubowsky produced recordings by The Winsome Griffles, Glen Meadmore, and the Virgin Whore Complex. Dubowsky s award winning Mr Jones parody is a highlight of the Momus album Stars Forever. Dubowsky attended the Aspen School, and received his MM in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dubowsky studied composition with David Conte, Conrad Susa, Elinor Armer, and Michael Czajkowski. Dubowsky recently received a 2009 Subito Grant from American Composers Forum for a choral opera, Halloween in the Castro, commissioned by the Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, which will premiere in October 2009. Dubowsky will be resident composer at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in November 2009.

Percussionist Fred Morgan received his BM in percussion performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the study of Jack Van Geem and his MM from the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Will Hudgins. Fred currently studies timpani with San Francisco Timpanist David Herbert. Other teachers have included Andrew Lewis, James Lee Wyatt, and Alan Hall. Fred played William Kraft's first timpani concerto with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2003 as a winner of the orchestra's Young Artist Competition. Fred was a member of the San Francisco Youth Symphony from 1997- 2002. Fred has performed as a timpanist and percussionist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Kansas City Symphony. Fred performs with SF Symphony brass and boys choir at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and has subbed with the Midsummer Mozart Festival. Fred participated in festivals of Spoleto USA, Schleswig-holstein, Music Academy of the West, Jeunnesses Musicales, National Orchestral Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. Contemporary engagements include work with the Sprocket Ensemble and performances and recordings of the music of Erling Wold. Locally Fred subs with the Oakland East bay Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony. Fred has received a percussion chair in the Stockton Symphony.

Trombonist Hall Goff received his BA from Oberlin College and MM from the Yale University School of Music, where his principal teacher was John Swallow. Other teachers include Tom Cramer, Douglas Edelman, Tyrone Breuninger, and Ned Meredith. Hall has been a member of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra since 1977, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 1979, and the Paradigm Brass since 2002. Hall has performed locally with orchestras in Santa Rosa, Monterey, Oakland, Napa, Marin, the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera, nationally with the Eastern Brass Quintet, the Wall Street Brass Quintet, Paul Lavalle s Band Of America, the New York City Ballet, and internationally at the Spoleto Festival and the Macerata Opera of Italy. Raising his bell in the popular realm, Hall has performed with Frank Zappa, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Hope, Nelson Riddle, Diane Carroll, Linda Ronstadt, Vic Damone, John Pizzarelli, and The Manhattan Transfer. Recordings include Prokofiev s Romeo and Juliet, Paul Chihara s The Tempest, Tchaikovsky s Nutcracker with the San Francisco Ballet, music by Earle Brown and Morton Feldman with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and recordings for film and TV.

LINKS
www.destijlmusic.com/jcde.html
www.myspace.com/jcdensemble
www.cdbaby.com/jackcurtisdubowsky
Posted by jmwc at 10:06 PM

Julie Silver will appear at Boston Jewish Spirit 5th

Julie Silver, the lyrical guitar performer of contemporary Jewish and secular music, will be part of the celebrate Boston Jewish Spirit's fifth anniversary. The concert happens Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Emmanuel Church
15 Newbury Street , Boston, MA
David Kates, pianist and producer of Julie's just released CD "Reunion" and New England's own Dov Schiller on percussion will accompany Julie.
For more information contact: juliesilverconcert@bostonjewishspirit.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:01 PM

August 31, 2009

Habrera Hativeet at Zappa Herzliya

Shlomo invited you to " Habrera Hativeet הברירה הטבעית חוגגים 30 שנה בזאפה הרצליה עם : מאיר בנאי" on Thursday, September 3 at 8:30pm. Event: Habrera Hativeet הברירה הטבעית חוגגים 30 שנה בזאפה הרצליה עם : מאיר בנאי "שלמה בר shlomo bar habrera hativeet" What: Concert Host: shlomo bar Start Time: Thursday, September 3 at 8:30pm End Time: Thursday, September 3 at 11:30pm Where: Zappa Herzliya
Posted by jmwc at 11:13 PM

August 16, 2009

Mendelssohn's Elijah SummerSing in Salem MA

You are invited to attended a performance of Felix Mendelsohn's famous oratorio, Elijah on Monday, August 24th at 8:00pm. Colman Reaboi will be singing the title role along with other soloists, chorus and orchestra.

This is part of The Paul Madore Chorale's annual SummerSing, and the audience will be given scores to participate in the chorus, or just to follow along.

The performance will be held in Salem's Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Street in Salem. Tickets are $8, or $6 for senoirs and students. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling (978) 744-4898.

Posted by jmwc at 08:46 AM

Sway Machinery's Musical Extravaganza "Hidden Melodies Revealed: A Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah"

The Night Before Rosh Hashonah.....
September 17th at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple
"The Sway Machinery Makes The Ancient Modern And The Mythological Real"
- Village Voice

On the heels of their successful New York City events in 2007 and 2008, JDub Records Presents America's only indie rock/Jewish cantorial music group, The Sway Machinery www.swaymachinery.com
http://www.myspace.com/theswaymachinery
bringing one of the most unique celebrations of the Jewish new year "Hidden Melodies Revealed - a Secret Celebration of Rosh Hashanah" to Los Angeles for 2009. This multi-media concert event celebrates Rosh Hashanah in a presentation that is part ritual, part rock concert. The performance is scheduled for the night before Rosh Hashanah, on September 17. "Hidden Melodies Revealed" will also include storytelling and compelling animated films.

The event will take place at 9:00pm

at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple
3663 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
and admission is free.
An Open Bar Reception including wines from Wente Vineyards, will be held in the courtyard of the temple prior to the concert at 8:00PM.

The Sway Machinery's unique musical vision re-contextualizes Ashkenazic Jewish spiritual music, the soulful vocal Cantorial style most often heard in American Jewish synagogues, into the broader spectrum of world music. The band finds inspiration for new versions of Cantorial classics in African popular music, Eastern European folk music and American blues. Their ever rotating line-up features an incredible roster of musicians for the Los Angeles event; led by blues guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box, along with John Bollinger of Barbez on drums, noted tenor sax player Matt Bauder, Kelly Pratt of the Beirut and Arcade Fire horn sections (and his own acclaimed project Plan B) on trumpet, and touring member of The Arcade Fire and frequent Tom Waits collaborator Colin Stetson on bass saxophone. Other exciting musical guests are expected and will be announced as they are confirmed.

Hidden Melodies Revealed will also feature a screening of Guggenheim fellow Shawn Atkin's animated short film depicting the dawn of monotheism, The Akeidah.

Rabbi Steve Leder of Wilshire Boulevard Temple is pleased to welcome The Sway Machinery to this historic Temple campus noting, "Along with our ambitious renovation and expansion that symbolize the reversal of the Jewish exodus from the eastern part of Los Angeles, we are pleased to host events like Hidden Melodies Revealed to connect with and welcome the young, indie, Jewish and multicultural audiences from the hip eastside neighborhoods we are expanding to serve such as Hollywood, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park."

The Sway Machinery's sound stems from Lockwood's rich musical relationships with his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigsberg, and with his mentor, the renowned blues player Carolina Slim, who fondly guided Lockwood's musical development. Konigsberg, one of the last great exponents of Cantorial singing, led Lockwood into an understanding and love of the soulful and ancient heritage of Synagogue music. Lockwood's deeply personal relationship to these two musical traditions helped him to forge a unique musical language of his own, as he learned to move from singing in his grandfather's study to playing with Carolina Slim in New York City subway stations. The Sway Machinery was borne out of this dichotomy.

Though The Sway Machinery carefully cultivates Lockwood's deeply felt relationship to his musical roots, his accomplished colleagues bring to the table the sounds of afro-beat horns, unassailable rock beats and an astutely contemporary musical sensibility. Lockwood layers the haunting notes of his Cantorial-influenced vocals over the energetic, celebratory rhythms of afro-pop, hard-hitting drums and the blues. "Hidden Melodies Revealed" showcases pieces based on mystical texts taken directly from the Jewish High Holiday prayers and reconfigures them in a startlingly new musical landscape. Lockwood's ambitious melding of styles results in what The Village Voice has called a most "joyful synthesis."

About the Presenters and Sponsors:
Presenter:
JDub is a non-profit dedicated to innovative Jewish music, community, and cross-cultural dialogue. JDub artists include Sway Machinery, Balkan Beat Box, Soulico, and Michael Showalter. www.jdubrecords.org, http://www.myspace.com/jdubrecordings

Made Possible with Support From:
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles: Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles is the largest manager of charitable assets and the leader in planned giving solutions for Greater Los Angeles Jewish philanthropists. In 2008, The Foundation and its nearly 1,200 donors distributed more than $65 million in grants to hundreds of organizations with programs that span the range of philanthropic giving.

CoSponsors:
Reboot: Reboot is a catalyst to catalysts - a growing network of thought-leaders and tastemakers who work toward a common goal: to "reboot" the culture, rituals, and traditions we've inherited and make them vital and resonant in our own lives. 10Q is the brainchild of two rebooters: filmmaker, Nicola Behrman and New Yorker editor, Ben Greenman, who make Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur meaningful with their online series of questions, one a day for ten days at www.renewyear.com .

Nextbook Inc.: Nextbook Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes the discovery and discussion of Jewish literature, culture, and ideas. Through Nextbook Press, it produces the Jewish Encounters book series with Schocken/Random House, and it also operates Tablet Magazine, a daily online magazine about Jewish life.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles: For nearly a century, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has been fulfilling the sacred mission of tikkun olam, the repair of the world, by supporting and funding organizations which serve the ever-changing needs of the community.

Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists: The Six Points Fellowship supports individual artists developing new projects with a Jewish focus, theme or element, and is a partnership of JDub Records, Avoda Arts, and the Foundation for Jewish Culture, made possible through funding from UJA-Federation of New York. Hidden Melodies Revealed was originally created as a Six Points Fellowship Project.

Wilshire Boulevard Temple: Founded in 1862, Wilshire Boulevard Temple is a Reform Jewish congregation in Los Angeles that values both tradition and innovation. Temple operations span three campuses and include an elementary school, early childhood centers, a religious school and summer camps in addition to worship services. Its landmark sanctuary is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. For more information, visit www.wbtla.org .

MySpace Music: MySpace Music includes a vast catalog of premium and promotional content, a wide selection of user-to-user sharing tools, and e-commerce opportunities for artists. MySpace Music aims to empower artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams by allowing the MySpace community to stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and purchase merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List.

Wente Vineyards: The country's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, Wente Vineyards is led today by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. More than 125 years of committed stewardship to the land has led to the development of Wente Vineyards' Farming for the Future, a system of sustainable viticultural practices designed to produce the best quality wines with the least environmental impact. This philosophy extends to all aspects of winery operations, where energy efficiency, waste reduction, recycling and social responsibility are all integral to the culture. In 2007, Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl Wente spear-headed the launch of "Discover The Wine, Discover The Music," an innovative promotional partnership with breaking artists, providing wine/music fans experiences not possible with conventional sponsorship. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California's premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. For more information, visit www.wentevineyards.com.

Posted by jmwc at 08:15 AM

Yuval Ron Concerts in Northern California

August 23: Berkeley, CA - Towards the Days of Awe Concert, 7:30 pm
August 24: Berkeley Hills, CA - “Turning Heart” - Sufi poetry & music, 7:30 pm
August 25: Santa Cruz, CA - Towards the Days of Awe Concert, 7:30 pm
Continue for more information:
Interview with Yuval Ron in Fez Morocco from CNN

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 pm
Chochmat HaLev Presents:
Towards the Days of Awe:
A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer


with
The Yuval Ron Trio
Dror Sinai - Percussion and voic,e Eliyahu Sills - Ney
and guest dancer Miriam Perez

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe —
join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.
Location: Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St. Berkeley, CA 94705
Admission: $20 general public, $16 members
Please purchase tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
For more information: visit http://www.chochmat.org or call 510-704-9687

Monday, August 24, 2009 at 7:30 pm
An intimate inspirational evening of devotional Sufi music, poetry and teaching stories
Turning Heart
A private home recital with
The Yuval Ron Trio
With an appearance of the
Whirling Dervish of the Mevlevi Order – Aziz
Location: A private home in Berkeley Hills. Please call for directions and address.
Admission: Suggested Donation $20
RSVP and more information: call 510-849-2253 or email dianews@mac.com


Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:30 pm
Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer
with
The Yuval Ron Trio
with
Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney
Special guests:
Rachel Valfer of Qadim and the children-singing group of Temple Beth El led by Oren

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Location: Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd. Aptos, CA 95003
Admission: $15, kids under 12 - free. Tickets may be purchased (cash or Check only) at the door and reserved at the Temple via phone (831)479-3444, or at Rhythm Fusion 1541 c pacific ave. Santa Cruz 95060. Tel: (831)423-2048
For more information: Call (831) 479-3444
Posted by jmwc at 07:28 AM

August 14, 2009

"Words and Music" by Osborne and Lehrman

I you are anywhere near northeastern Pennsylvania or Long Island, you may wish toattend one of two nearly identical concerts celebrating the 60th birthdays of Leonard Lehrman and Cantor Charles Osborne, featuring music by both.

Sunday, Aug. 16 2009, 3pm at Jewish Fellowship of Hemlock Farms, Lords Valley, PA
Admission by donation

and
Thursday Aug. 20 2009, 7:30pm at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY
Admission is free.

Premiering Osborne and Lehrman's settings of a text by William Austin, "Words and Music," along with Leonard Lehrman's duet setting of Mascha Kal=Eko's "Liebeslied." The Metropolitan Philharmonic Chorus will sing two choral pieces of Lehrman and one of Osborne's at the Roslyn concert. Both concerts will open with a "The Ballad of Adam and Eve" by Elie Siegmeister and Langston Hughes, premiered 30 years ago at Siegmeister's 70th birthday concert at Carnegie Recital Hall.
Posted by jmwc at 01:49 PM

July 24, 2009

" Le MANIFESTE " - Mouvement pour une Paix juste et durable

" Le MANIFESTE " - Mouvement pour une Paix juste et durable -
vous informe :

Concert exceptionnel de Daniel Barenboïm et l'orchestre
West-Eastern Divan (120 musiciens venus de tout le Proche-Orient)/>
Plus d'info : http://www.barenboim-said.org

Vendredi 7 août 2009 à 20h30
Victoria Hall de Genève
Ouverture des portes à 19h30
Programme :
Franz Liszt Les Préludes, Poème symphonique
Richard Wagner Prélude et Mort d'Isolde
--- Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
Dans le cadre des concerts de la Ville de Genève
en collaboration avec " le Manifeste "
L'orchestre West-Eastern Divan, fondé par Daniel Barenboïm et Edward Saïd
fête ses 10 ans d'existence cet été.
Vente de billets :
Location au guichet
Alhambra, rue de la Rôtisserie 10, lu-ve 10h-18h, sa 10h-17h Tél : 0800 418 418
Arcade d'information de la Ville de Genève, Pont de la Machine 1 lu-ve 12h-17h30, ma-ve 9h-17h30, sa 10h-16h30
Genève-Tourisme, rue du Mont-Blanc 18 lu 10h-18h, ma-sa 9h-18h, di 10h-16h
Location sur place une heure avant chaque concert

Prix des places : Frs 35.- 45.-
Billets de soutien (nombre de places limitées) à frs. 100.- et 200.- auprès de la Librairie L'Olivier - 5, rue de Fribourg - Genève - Tél. 022 731.84.40
CCP de soutien : 10-150776-1 / mention Barenboïm-Said Renseignements : Tél. 022 731 84 40 - 078 602 13 19
Posted by jmwc at 04:45 PM

July 20, 2009

Up On The Roof: Divahn at JCC in NYC

Thu, Jul 23, 2009
8:00 PM
An all female band led by Galeet Dardashti takes over the JCC's rooftop with their lyric, rhythmic and energetic grooves which redefine Middle Eastern and Sephardic music with a sophisticated 21st century sound, an international flair with music in Hebrew, Persian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ladino, and Turkish.

$8.00 Member
$10.00 Non-Member

Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.) : For tix click here or please call 646-505-5708.
Posted by jmwc at 05:44 PM

July 18, 2009

AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE on the road

July 25 6:00 p.m. the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, GM Theater, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 For more info about the event or to order tickets please visit: https://www.maah-detroit.org/afro-semitic/index.php Or call the museum: 313.494.5800

Sunday, July 26 the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Bicentennial Park in Olympia Fields, Illinois, under a huge tent, 3-6 pm for more information please call 708-799-4364 or send e-mails to info@jazzintheparkforcharity.com. Please visit the web site for more info: http://www.jazzintheparkforcharity.com/

Tuesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m., the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, Massachusetts for more information please call 617-923-0100 or visit http://www.arsenalarts.org
Posted by jmwc at 03:04 PM

July 15, 2009

Ilana Cravitz workshop in Cambridge

Sunday 19 July
2-5pm
Klezmer Workshop
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Ilana Cravitz (fiddle),teaches klezmer tunes and style, including modes, ornamentation and accompaniment, and even few dance steps.
Cost: £13
To register email Marc Jackson on marccj@hotmail.com or call him on 07846 379 370

9-14 August

KlezFest London SOAS, Vernon Square campus, Kings Cross, London

A fantastic week of playing, singing and dancing. Includes workshops, jams, a tribute evening on 10 August for Jim Marcovitch (see http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jim.html) and a concert at the Jazz Cafe (12 August). See www.jmi.org.uk for more details.

Sunday 6 September
1-6pm
Simcha in the Park
Regents Park, London

An opportunity to dance with Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom all afternoon to the UK's foremost klezmer bands. See http://www.jewishculture.org.uk/klezmerinpark2009.html for more details.
Free event
Posted by jmwc at 01:34 PM

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express Thursday

New York--
Free and outdoors, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, 2nd Ave and 10th St. Come see Alicia and her band for free! A presentation of the Third Street Music School Settlement's Music in Abe Lebewohl Park concert series. Featuring Aaron Alexander, drums, Brian Glassman, bass, and Patrick Farrell, accordion.

In front of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery at 10th St. and 2nd Ave. NY Concert held rain or shine -- in case of rain it moves onto the portico of the church.

Click here for more info about the Abe Lebewohl concert series

For more about Alicia, visit her website
www.aliciasvigals.com
Posted by jmwc at 01:29 PM

July 06, 2009

FINAL TWO CONCERTS OF SUMMERNIGHTS SERIES

Be at the JEWISH MUSEUM

The final two concerts of The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights series are on Thursday evenings, July 16 and 23. On July 16, SLAVIC SOUL PARTY! performs virtuosic new brass band music incorporating diverse influences, and on July 23, Ljova and the Kontraband offer a mix of Eastern-European melodies, Latin rhythms and jazz-inspired improvisations. Concerts begin at 7:30 pm. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Tickets for each concert are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337 or visit www.thejewishmuseum.org .

SUMMERNIGHTS CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE
July 16, 7:30 pm
SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!

The musicians of Slavic Soul Party!- featuring Jacob Garchik, John Carlson, Brian Drye, Peter Stan, Ben Holmes, Ron Caswell, Matt Moran and Oscar Noriega - forge virtuosic new brass band music, melding Gypsy, East European, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul.

One of the hardest working bands in New York City, the Brooklyn-based Slavic Soul Party! plays nearly 100 times a year in the US, Europe, and beyond. They have performed at Babylon (Istanbul) with the Karandila Orkestar, at Irving Plaza (New York City) with Gogol Bordello, on the Warped Tour (U.S.), and in virtually every major New York club. The band's third CD, Teknochek Collision is on the Barbes Records label, released in 2007 through Ryko Distribution. The band's fourth CD, Remixed, will be released this year.

July 23, 7:30 pm
LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND

East European melodies, Latin rhythms, jazz-inspired improvisations, and classical forms are given new meanings in original compositions that forge new directions, with a nostalgic nod to the past.

Ljova and the Kontraband - Ljova (viola), Inna Barmash (vocal), -- Patrick Farrell (accordion), Mathias Kunzli (percussion), and Mike Savino (bass) - made its debut in June 2006, and has performed at venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Joe's Pub. Founded by film composer Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, the ensemble also features his close collaborators on vocals, accordion, bass and percussion. The Kontraband's debut CD, Mnemosyne, featuring special guests Frank London, William Schimmel, Uli Geissendoerfer, Alon Yavnai and Marcus Rojas, was released in September 2008.

SummerNights offers live world music in a concert setting on five Thursday evenings from July 2 through July 23. A complete schedule is available from the press office at 212.423.3271, or the Museum's Web site, http://www.thejewishmuseum.org

The 2009 SummerNights concert series has been funded by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The audio-visual system has been funded by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

About The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture.

General Information

For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Posted by jmwc at 10:24 PM

June 30, 2009

PALAVRIKAS DE AMOR

Samedi 4 juillet 2009 à 20h30
"PALAVRIKAS DE AMOR"
chants et musiques judéo-espagnols

Fondation Crêt-Bérard, CH-1070 Puidoux (VD)


Tarif: 20 CHF /10 CHF
Informations: Atelier Romand de Langues Bibliques
tél +4121 946 03 60 fax: +4121 946 03 78 info@cret-berard.ch


Les sefaradim, Juifs expulsés d'Espagne en 1492 se sont réfugiés dans l'Empire ottoman, en Afrique du Nord et dans plusieurs pays d'Europe. Ils y ont emmené leur langue, le judéo-espagnol (ou ladino), leur culture et leurs chants, qui furent ainsi transmis de génération en génération.

Ce répertoire, constamment enrichi et renouvelé, a permis aux Juifs de la diaspora séfarade d'affirmer leur culture particulière: juive et espagnole. Et même si la Shoah a interrompu la transmission orale traditionnelle des chants judéo-espagnols, ce patrimoine suscite désormais un regain d'intérêt dans le monde entier.

Délaissant pour un soir le klezmer, HOTEGEZUGT offre un concert de musiques instrumentales et de chants judéo-espagnols dans une interprétation qui perpétue la tradition sans la figer.

Anne-Claire MONNIER: chants
Michel BORZYKOWSKI : saxophones
Bianca FAVEZ : violon
Pier-Yves "Yoyvl" TETU: accordéon
David MORHAIN : percussions

Posted by jmwc at 11:09 PM

June 16, 2009

SUMMERNIGHTS FOUR-CONCERT SERIES AT THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Margot Leverett kicks off the series, beginning Thursday July 2nd at 7:30pm

NEW YORK, NY - The Jewish Museum's popular SummerNights program returns, presenting live world music in a concert setting on four Thursdays in July. Each concert begins at 7:30 pm. Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, performing their unique mix of bluegrass and klezmer, kick off SummerNights on July 2. This cosmopolitan concert series features critically acclaimed musicians offering innovative interpretations of music from all over the world. Other scheduled performers include Musette Explosion with accordionist Will Holshouser and guitarist Matt Munisteri echoing on French jazz of the 1930s and 40s with fiery improvisations; the virtuosic brass band music of SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!; and Ljova and the Kontraband performing a mix of Eastern-European melodies, Latin rhythms and jazz-inspired improvisations. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.

Tickets for each concert are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337 or visit http://www.thejewishmuseumorg/

SUMMERNIGHTS CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

July 2, 7:30 pm
MARGOT LEVERETT AND THE KLEZMER MOUNTAIN BOYS

This ensemble combines Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes with Eastern European klezmer melodies to create a soulful sound and a foot-stomping good time. Virtuoso clarinetist Margot Leverett adds depth and complexity to the raw and spirited energy of The Klezmer Mountain Boys.

The Klezmer Mountain Boys - bandleader and clarinetist Margot Leverett, bassist Marty Confurius, guitarist Joe Selly, fiddler Kenny Kosek, and mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff - create a danceable and beautiful blend that draws and delights audiences of all ages. Founded by Margot Leverett (an original member of the Klezmatics) and Barry Mitterhoff (Hot Tuna), and the band has been featured at the Chicago World Music Festival and the Louisville Performing Arts Center.

July 9, 7:30 pm
MUSETTE EXPLOSION

Accordionist Will Holshouser and guitarist Matt Munisteri play musette and swing, echoing French jazz with an emphasis on fiery improvisation, drawing on uptempo music from the 1920s-1940s.

Musette Explosion explores the music of the great French accordionists of the 1930s and 40s (including Gus Viseur, Tony Murena, Jo Privat and others) who along with guitarists such as Django Reinhardt borrowed from American jazz to create Gypsy swing and other delightful hybrids, injecting the dance music of their time with excitement and unparalleled musical creativity.

July 16, 7:30 pm
SLAVIC SOUL PARTY!

The musicians of Slavic Soul Party!- featuring Jacob Garchik, John Carlson, Brian Drye, Peter Stan, Ben Holmes, Ron Caswell, Matt Moran and Oscar Noriega - forge virtuosic new brass band music, melding Gypsy, East European, Mexican, and Asian immigrant backgrounds with American jazz and soul.

One of the hardest working bands in New York City, the Brooklyn-based Slavic Soul Party! plays nearly 100 times a year in the US, Europe, and beyond. They have performed at Babylon (Istanbul) with the Karandila Orkestar, at Irving Plaza (New York City) with Gogol Bordello, on the Warped Tour (U.S.), and in virtually every major New York club. The band's third CD, Teknochek Collision is on the Barbes Records label, released in 2007 through Ryko Distribution. The band's fourth CD, Remixed, will be released this year.

July 23, 7:30 pm
LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND

East European melodies, Latin rhythms, jazz-inspired improvisations, and classical forms are given new meanings in original compositions that forge new directions, with a nostalgic nod to the past.

Ljova and the Kontraband - Ljova (viola), Inna Barmash (vocal), -- Patrick Farrell (accordion), Mathias Kunzli (percussion), and Mike Savino (bass) - made its debut in June 2006, and has performed at venues such as The Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Joe's Pub. Founded by film composer Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin, the ensemble also features his close collaborators on vocals, accordion, bass and percussion. The Kontraband's debut CD, Mnemosyne, featuring special guests Frank London, William Schimmel, Uli Geissendoerfer, Alon Yavnai and Marcus Rojas, was released in September 2008.

The 2009 SummerNights concert series has been funded by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.

Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency. The audio-visual system has been funded by The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

About The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum was established on January 20, 1904 when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, The Jewish Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects - paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media. Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture.

General Information For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum's Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.
Posted by jmwc at 02:43 PM

June 14, 2009

Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years!

WHAT: Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years!

WHO: Confirmed performers include: Theodore Bikel, Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, The Klezmatics, Judy Kaye, Susan Werner, David Amram, Beyond the Pale, Artie Butler, Patricia Conolly, David Krakauer, Hankus Netsky, Sarah Horowitz, Serendipity 4 (Theodore Bikel, Tamara Brooks, Merima Ključo and Shura Lipovsky), and Michael Wex.

WHEN: 7:30pm Monday, June 15, 2009

WHERE: Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York City

TICKETS: Tickets range from $30 to $500.
Carnegie Hall Box Office - www.carnegiehall.org or 212.247.7800

THE KLEZMATICS JOIN STAR-STUDDED LINEUP FOR THEODORE BIKEL BIRTHDAY CONCERT
AT CARNEGIE HALL ON JUNE 15TH

Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton Among Special Guests at June 15th concert to benefit Juvenile Law Center
http://www.jlc.org/bikel> http://www.jlc.org/bikel New York (June 11, 2009) - The Klezmatics, the Grammy Award-winning world music superstars, have joined the star-studded lineup for Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years, a special concert celebrating the career of world-renowned actor, singer and activist Theodore Bikel.

"Theodore Bikel: The First 85 Years" will benefit the Juvenile Law Center ( www.jlc.org), the pioneering, non-profit law firm dedicated to protecting the rights and well-being of children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Bikel will be joined by Alan Alda, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, David Amram, Beyond the Pale, Artie Butler, Patricia Conolly, Judy Kaye, David Krakauer, Sarah Horowitz, Hankus Netsky, Serendipity 4 (Theodore Bike, Tamara Brooks, Merima Ključo and Shura Lipovsky), Susan Werner, and Michael Wex.

The Klezmatics, the only klezmer band to win a Grammy Award, emerged out of the vibrant cultural scene of New York City's East Village in 1986 with klezmer steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism and eclectic musical influences

The special concert will salute Bikel, who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1956 and went on to forge an extraordinary career as a musician, actor and activist. His stage and screen credits include such classic films as The African Queen and The Defiant Ones and the 1959 Broadway premiere of The Sound of Music, in which he originated the role of Captain Von Trapp. He has performed the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof more than 2,000 times and is currently starring in a national tour of Sholom Aleichem: Laughter through Tears.

A leading light in the early folk music scene, Bikel co-founded the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and has been a powerful advocate for peace, human rights, and social justice for more than five decades - from the civil rights movements in the United States to apartheid in South Africa to promoting peace and religious pluralism among Israel and its neighbors.

"Throughout my life I have been equally passionate about music and social justice, and have allied myself with others whose use guitars, banjos, fiddles and words to conquer fear and injustice," said Bikel. "I can think of no better way to celebrate that life than a night of music with some of my nearest and dearest friends, and no more deserving cause than protecting the rights of our nation's most vulnerable children."

All proceeds from the concert will go to Juvenile Law Center, which works to protect children's rights and interests in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Juvenile Law Center, which provides legal services at no cost to its clients, is currently heading litigation in the Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges scandal, a court corruption case that has made international news as one of the most egregious violations of children's rights in U.S. legal history. The organization's work on the case was recently covered by 20/20, the <http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/us/28judges.html?_r=1> New York Times, and People magazine.

Honorary committee co-chairs for the event include Barbara Cook, Frank Langella, Pete Seeger, John C. Whitehead, and Elie Wiesel.

"Theodore Bikel was at the forefront of the social justice movement that led to the creation of organizations like Juvenile Law Center, and we're awed and honored that he chose to turn his 85th birthday celebration into an incredible gift for us," said Robert Schwartz, Executive Director of Juvenile Law Center. "Theo is not only helping to promote the rights of people around the world, but also providing a true inspiration the vulnerable children who seek justice and protection."

Tickets range from $30 to $500. A pre concert VIP reception for performers to mingle with sponsors, major donors, and box seat ticket holders will be held in the Rohatyn Room at Carnegie Hall.

Posted by jmwc at 01:27 PM

May 21, 2009

Music in Our Time: 2009

Sunday, June 7th at the Center for Jewish History
Celebrating the Siegmeister Centenary
"Music in Our Time," the annual concert of Jewish music by contemporary composers, presented by the American Society for Jewish Music in association with the American Jewish Historical Society, will be given on Sunday, June 7th at 3 PM at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC).
For tickets $18 ($12 members); $6 for Students and Seniors, call 212-868-4444 or
www.smarttix.com or
contact the Box Office: (917) 606-8200 /
href="mailto:boxoffice@cjh.org">boxoffice@cjh.org.
Elie Siegmeister's String Quartet No.3 "On Hebrew Themes," will be the featured work on the program, highlighting the centenary celebration of Seigmeister's birth. The performance also includes Jewish-themed works by Leonard Bernstein ("Three Wedding Dances" from Bridal Suite, for piano three (!) hands and four songs written for various famous singing friends), Michael Alec Rose ("The Tree of Life"), David Leisner ("Acrobats" based on a short story of Polish Jews called "The Tumblers"), Louis Karchin ("A Way Separate" with poetry by Ruth Whitman and Hannah Senesh) and Israeli-American composer Max Stern ("Quartet from the East"). These composers have shown a continuing interest in writing music with Jewish themes and references, among their other works.

Music in Our Time: 2009 is a collaboration of the American Society for Jewish Music and the Mannes College of the New School of Music, under the leadership of Dean Joel Lester. Students from the College have frequently participated in performances of Jewish contemporary music, in an effort by the Society and the School to introduce Jewish-themed music into to the repertoire generally offered and performed in academic and conservatory settings.

For tickets $18 ($12 members); $6 for Students and Seniors, call 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com or contact the Box Office: (917) 606-8200 / boxoffice@cjh.org.
Posted by jmwc at 10:20 AM

Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos

Today: Thursday, May 21
Trinity Wall Street, NYC - FREE & outdoors!
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Isle of Klezbos (with special guests) plays the historic, beautiful downtown environs of Trinity Wall Street for outdoor festivities, FREE & open to the public: Lower Broadway at Wall Street, NYC.
One fun set of klezmer & more among the trees & gravestones: live music and free lemonade.
http://trinitywallstreet.org or 212-602-0800
"J. EDGAR KLEZMER" - JUNE 4th in NYC, one night only!
plus band shows: Wall Street (today - FREE & outdoors!), Riverdale 5/31 (klezmer brunch), Eldridge Street 6/7 (Egg Rolls & Egg Creams FREE kick-off), City Winery 6/21 (Father's Day brunch - Kids FREE), Usdan Center 6/29 (Opening Day). Full info below...

Thursday, June 4
J. Edgar Klezmer - original musical documentary theater
The JCC in Manhattan, 8PM
Tickets: $15 JCC members, $20 non-members
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St, NYC
Info & reservations: 646-505-5708 (Event #EAYJEK00S9)
http://jccinmanhattan.org/category.aspx?catid=1022#19656
http://metropolitanklezmer.com/JEK.html

“J. Edgar Klezmer: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files” premiered to a sold-out house at Dixon Place last year and became a Time Out New York Critics Pick. A musical documentary theater piece based on declassified documents, the show is set on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, examining the life and Cold War time capsule of Dr. Adele Sicular, grandmother of Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos drummer/bandleader Eve Sicular. Combining myriad archival finds, oral history and family gossip, this piece uses theater, multi-media projections, original music and lyrics to investigate the dealings of government agents and Eve’s pianist/psychiatrist/activist grandma. From klezmer to Kodaly to jazz, baroque to boogie woogie to gospel, from Hazel Scott's cancelled TV show to derelict theories of homosexuality, exploring surveillance files leads in even more directions than the Department of Justice could have foreseen.

"J. EDGAR KLEZMER" features...
Melissa Fogarty - vocals / investigator; Pam Fleming - trumpet & flugelhorn; Debra Kreisberg - clarinet & alto saxophone; Shoko Nagai - piano; Yelena Shmulenson-Rickman - investigator / Dr. Silverberg; Eve Sicular - drums, researcher, granddaughter

Director: Isabel Milenski
Projection designer & conductor: Jennifer Griesbach
Lighting designer: Caridad Rivera
Lyricist, composer, writer: Eve Sicular

“J. Edgar Klezmer” -- now with full staging and more new songs -- has received funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and development support from Third Street Music School Settlement and New York Theatre Workshop. We also gratefully acknowledge permission to perform “Hazel’s Boogie” by Hazel Scott, granted by her son, Adam Clayton Powell III.

Sunday, May 31**
Klezmer Brunch at The Whitehall Club in Riverdale:
**If you're interested in this show, please call ASAP to let them know...
3333 Henry Hudson Parkway (corner 232nd St), Riverdale NY 10463
Info / reservations: 718-884-2996
Metropolitan Klezmer quintet unit, rain or shine -- outdoors if weather permits!
1PM - Brunch begins...
2PM - Two klezmer sets! (til 4PM)
Tickets include Bagel Brunch Buffet! ($18 / Children 12 & under: $10)
Ballroom & pool deck, ground floor of The Whitehall Apartments
All tickets ordered by mail will be held at a will-call desk, either on the pool deck or outside Club ballroom. Ample street parking; express busses BxM1 & BxM2 from Manhattan; #1 subway to 232nd St stop, then Bx 10 or Bx 20 bus from 231st & B'way to 232nd & HHP stop.

Thursday, June 4
J. Edgar Klezmer - original musical documentary theater
The JCC in Manhattan, 8PM... full info above!
Tickets: $15 JCC members, $20 non-members
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St, NYC
Info & reservations: 646-505-5708 (Event #EAYJEK00S9)
http://jccinmanhattan.org/category.aspx?catid=1022#19656
http://metropolitanklezmer.com/JEK.html

Sunday, June 7
Museum at Eldridge Street
12 noon til 12:30PM
"Egg Rolls & Egg Creams" kick-off parade & mini-concert ...
Metropolitan Klezmer marching unit opens the festivities at the beautiful, historic Museum at Eldridge Street: This festival celebrates both Jewish cultural roots and Chinatown community on the Lower East Side, drawing thousands of participants each year!
12 Eldridge St, NYC 10002
http://eldridgestreet.org or 212-219-0888


Sunday, June 21
City Winery: Father's Day klezmer brunch!
music from 11AM - 2PM, with brunch seating from 10AM
Isle of Klezbos returns to beautiful City Winery in West Soho, NYC
Klezmer brunch show tickets just $10, Kids under 13 - FREE
Special menu (no minimum order) includes bagels, lox and other tasty treats.
Sweeping, sunlit interior, large stage, easy Sunday parking, good subway & bus access.
155 Varick St between Spring & Vandam St, NYC 10013
http://citywinery.com or 212-608-0555

Monday, June 29
Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts
Metropolitan Klezmer returns to play for opening day at this beloved and acclaimed performing and visual arts camp in Long Island NY, for ages 6-18.
www.usdan.com

Posted by jmwc at 10:16 AM

Wild Illusions: New Yiddish Sounds

Wild Illusions: New Yiddish Sounds
Adrienne Cooper, Michael Winograd and Friends
Thursday, May 21st , 8 pm @
The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street
$15.00 JCC Member, $20.00 Non-Member
For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.
http://www.jccmanhattan.org/category.aspx?catid=1022&pID=1000

Singer Adrienne Cooper and Michael Winograd, NY music scene audacious talent, team up in a debut project (preview to a new recording) with spectacular players Dan Rosengard (piano), Avi Fox-Rosen (guitar), Benjy Fox-Rosen (bass), Greg Mervine (drums), Jon Singer (marimba), and Sarah Gordon and Niki Jacobs (vocals).

New arrangements to songs by Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Fima Chorny, Josh Waletzky, Polina Shepherd-Ashkenazi, Beyle Shaechter-Gottesman, Hirsh Blohstein, Meir Kharatz, Dovid Edelstadt. Original songs by Adrienne Co oper and Frank London are from Jenny Romaine’s celebrated La Mama theater production of The Memoir o f Gluckl of Hameln.

Adrienne is thrilled to bring together this intergenerational Yiddish music encounter with new band arrangements by Michael Winograd. The project showcases a remarkable phenomenon - the contemporary resurgence of a Yiddish song movement, featuring work by living Yiddish composers and lyricists from the ages of 23-85, living in Brooklyn and the Bronx, in Kishinev, Moldova, Brighton, England, and Hoboken, New Jersey. This artistic convergence connects over a century of Yiddish culture=2 0makers in a “conversation” that spans continents, genres, generations, and the abyss of 20th century Jewish history.

Posted by jmwc at 10:12 AM

May 14, 2009

Jewish Choral Festival Boston

Jewish Choral Festival
Sunday, May 17,
7:30 pm at Northeastern University's Fenway Center,
77 St. Stephen Street at the corner of Gainsborough Street.
Hebrew College and Northeastern University jointly present a festive concert,
featuring the four choirs resident at Hebrew College:
The Zamir Chorale of Boston, Koleinu, Kol Rinah and Shir Tsiyon. The combined forces of more than one hundred singers will present a program of classical and contemporary Jewish choral music.
COST: $20 ($10 students and seniors)
Click here to buy tickets.
Posted by jmwc at 11:39 AM

KlezMITron at MIT

Sunday May 17 2009, 8 -- 11 pm
MIT Student Center, Sala de Puerto Rico (2nd floor)
84 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

KlezMITron, the MIT klezmer band, will play for dancing at the MIT international folk dance! Yaron Shragai will teach and lead some easy klezmer dances, including the hora, freylahks, buglar, and chusidl. Beginners welcome.
Admission is by donation.

For more information, see http://mit.edu/fdc and http://klezmitron.mit.edu
Posted by jmwc at 11:32 AM

April 17, 2009

London Fiddles on Fire

Saturday, 18 April, Ilana Cravitz will be playing some of her favourite klezmer tunes with Francesca Ter-Berg (cello) and John Bone (accordion) in a concert at Kings Place, the great new venue near Kings Cross station. It's a 45-minute programme starting at 12.45. You can find more details and book tickets online at:
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/weekly-themes/ilana-cravitz-klezmer-fiddle

The concert is part of the Folkworks: Fiddles on Fire festival, where Ilana will be teaching a workshop as well. More about this amazing fiddle-fest at:
http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/music/weekly-themes?theme=49

http://www.ilanacravitz.com/
Posted by jmwc at 12:06 AM

April 03, 2009

Shlomo Bar & Habrera Hativeet

Shlomo Bar & Habrera Hativeet will present a Concert
Sunday, April 12, 2009
9:30pm - 11:30pm
in Givatayim
תיאטרון גבעתיים
For info:
037325340
Posted by jmwc at 11:26 AM

April 02, 2009

Eyal Maoz's Edom

Eyal Maoz's Edom (Tzadik Records) in a concert.
New Middle eastern experimental jazz-rock.
Check it out at www.eyalmaozmusic.com
With:
Eyal Maoz-guitar and compositions
Brian Marsella - organ
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Yuval Lion - drums
at
BAM Café.
30 Lafayette Avenue (between St. Felix Street and Ashland Place) Brooklyn
Tel: 718- 636-4100
Saturday, April 4th 9PM. Free concert !

AND
Brooklyn Library
Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn
718-230-2100
Thursday, May 7th 7PM.
Free concert !

Eyalmaozmusic.com
Tzadik.com
Posted by jmwc at 12:18 AM

April 01, 2009

Music of Theresienstadt in Hartford

Music of Theresienstadt
Anne Sofie von Otter Anne Sofie von Otter at Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford
Sunday, April 26, 2009
7:30pm

On Sunday, April 26, 2009 at 7:30pm, the Woodland Concert Series will be presenting an important musical and cultural offering to the Hartford area. Featured will be mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in a program of music composed by Jewish composers during their imprisonment at Theresienstadt, a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. She is being assisted in this concert by the noted violinist Daniel Hope, and by her regular accompanist, Bengt Forsberg.

Tickets are $30 general admission, $20 for seniors or students and $40 for preferred seating. While tickets may be available at the door, we strongly suggest they be purchased in advance by contacting the Woodland Concert Series at 860-527-8121 or by going to their website: woodlandconcertseries.org. Immanuel Congregational Church is handicapped accessible. The Church is located at the corner of Farmington Avenue and Woodland Street in Hartford, and there is plenty of free parking close by.

Theresienstadt was the notorious “model” concentration camp that was located north of Prague. There, the Nazis allowed musicians, artists and intellectuals to “flourish,” which indeed they did, despite malnutrition and appalling conditions, and despite the daily dispatch of many of their numbers to their deaths at Auschwitz and other concentration camps.

Anne Sofie von Otter is considered one of the finest singers of her generation and is sought after by many of the major conductors, orchestras, opera and recording companies of the world. Born in Sweden, her international career has now spanned more than two decades. She has scored many successes on the great operatic stages of Europe and the United States. An equally busy concert career has taken Anne Sofie von Otter regularly to the major halls of Europe and North America. This concert is presenting artists who usually perform in large halls. In fact, a week after this concert, Ms. von Otter will be singing this program at Carnegie Hall. A significant feature of this concert in Hartford is that the audience will hear and see these acclaimed musicians in a room (Immanuel Congregational Church) with wonderful acoustics and an intimacy lacking in larger halls.

860-527-8121 • www.woodlandconcertseries.org

Posted by jmwc at 08:22 PM

March 22, 2009

Me La Amargates Tu

Ensemble Me La Amargates Tu will perform Ladino and Spanish music of the 16th and 17th centuries on authentic instruments around Israel next week. For a complete listing of performances and location, please view the . flyer
Posted by jmwc at 12:49 PM

The Other Seder Songs

The Other Seder Songs
Thursday 26th March, 7:30pm
Oi Va Voi,Yiddish Twist Orchestra and Los Desterrados will rock out the JCC London's Other Seder. For the third consecutive year, we present our unique take on the Seder, as each band performs a song inspired by the after-dinner songs as the launching point for their set.

London's superfly klezmer / punk / gypsy outfit Oi Va Voigive us a sneak preview of their forthcoming third album, Traveling the Face of the Globe. The JCC's own creation, the fabulous Yiddish Twist Orchestra, will set the dance floor swinging with their hard-dancing, pulp fiction style 50s and 60s Yiddish surf twist!

Six-piece Los Desterrados, who released their third album, Miradores at the end of 2008, bring their mix of ladino, flamenco, Moorish and Gypsy flavours to the Seder.
Hosted
by Judy Batalion and accompanied by the tunes of DJ Max Reinhardtand visuals by imagician Miki Shaw, The Other Seder Songs returns to the beautiful Wilton's Music Hall for a night of music and dance.
Wiltons Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
£12 in advance, £15 on the door
Book online at JCC for London

Posted by jmwc at 12:44 PM

Lori Duo Peysakh Concert at the Cleveland Workmen's Circle

Lori Cahan-SimonLori & the Cleveland Workmen's Circle
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Workmen's Circle
1980 South Green Road
South Euclid, OH
Phone: 2163814515
Email: kristenmcl@sbcglobal.net
or Lorele55@yahoo.com




Posted by jmwc at 09:56 AM

Pharaoh's Daughter at Skirball CC

Pharoah's Daughter Pharoah's Daughter will perform at the
Skirball Cultural Center
Thursday, March 26, 2009
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
For details:
https://tickets.skirball.org/public/auto_choose_ga
Posted by jmwc at 09:48 AM

Radical Amazment: Heschel's Poetry to Music

Spring in Tribeca Concert Series
Radical Amazment: Heschel's Poetry to Music
Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter
The Synagogue For the Arts
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Synagogue for the Arts/Tribeca
49 White Street
New York, NY

RADICAL AMAZEMENT: A MUSICAL EXPLORATION OF THE POETRY OF ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL

$20/$15 seniors and students

Basya Schechter of Pharaoh's Daughter brings to the Synagogue For The Arts this unique program of songs from the early Yiddish poetry of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. These beautiful poems written while he was a University student in Berlin, after leaving his Chasidic family in Warsaw, grapple with mans' relationship to G-d, to love, to nature to existence, social responsinbility, and reflect his deep concern for life, and are the seeds for the impact he eventually had on Judaism. (performed in Yiddish, with programs with English translation)

Musical Direction - Uri Sharlin -piano, accordion; Frank London - trumpet; Megan Weeder - violin; Yoed Nir- cello; Rich Stein - percussion; Basya Schechter - oud, guitar, voice
Posted by jmwc at 09:35 AM

The Colors of Water -- Today in Boston!

Julie Silver plays Hancock Hall in Boston, March 22nd, 4PM...with the tremendously talented Yavilah McCoy and Josh Nelson.
Program: The Colors of Water - An original Mayyim Hayyim production telling the unique musical family history of four generations who found a home in Judaism through spirit and song. Written by Anita Diamant, Janet Buchwald and Yavilah McCoy
Performers: Yavilah McCoy, Julie Silver, Josh Nelson and more!
Hancock Hall
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Tickets:
$54 General Admission (Reception and Performance) --Dessert Reception starts at 3pm
$36 Performance Only
$18 Students (performance only, please arrive at 3:45)
http://www.mayyimhayyim.org/Water2009/
Posted by jmwc at 09:23 AM

March 18, 2009

Klezmer All-Star Bash at Carnegie Hall

Thursday, April 2, 8 pm, Klezmer at Carnegie Hall, with Alicia Svigal’s all-gal supergroup Mikveh. Also on bill: David Krakauer, So-Called, the Klezmatics, Brave Old World, Michael Wex, and more. Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Super cool. Check it out athttp://www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_11251.html?selecteddate=04022009

Program Details
David Krakauer, Artistic Director
David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness!
The Klezmatics
Brave Old World
Mikveh
Frank London & Lorin Sklamberg Nigunim Trio with Rob Schwimmer
Socalled, Sampler, Piano and Vocals
Katie Moore, Vocals
Michael Wex, Emcee
World renowned clarinetist David Krakauer has put together an evening of some of the most important and influential talents of the klezmer world today. Together they will present a retrospective of the creativity and artistry in klezmer music over the last twenty years.
Posted by jmwc at 10:35 PM

March 09, 2009

Women in Music Festival at Eastman

The Women in Music Festival being held at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester has several concerts of interest to our readers. On Monday, March 23 will be a concert that includes the new composition of Eva Wasserman-Margolis, "The Generation of Hope". On Wednesday, March 25 will be an all Judith L. Zaimont concert, featuring her "Four Seasons". Ms. Zaimont will be present at the concert. For further information, visit: http://www.esm.rochester.edu/wmf/schedule.php.
Posted by jmwc at 11:03 AM

March 07, 2009

Hazamir International Jewish High School Choir Gala Concert in NY

Join hundreds of HaZamir teens
from across North America and Israel
for the
16th Annual
HaZamir Gala Concert
March 22, 2009
6:00 PM
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, New York City
Tickets: $30- in advance through HaZamir by March 5th
$36 -at the door on the day of the Gala Concert
Click Here to Download Ticket Order Form and information about becoming a Sponsor
http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102435453773&e=001uhdXdN_57mQbLrWQMSwhMOmKs2Bb_ogCTUp_w8TGOlDG3nHUFpngaekH81OWb5up_CWpoFGPgUjD37tZnoRPccPgveBc9RO67bi4wZEo_G6j94R1RMkqwQDnq1IAp6FWo9XleVF9LX88clHGUHiICkYK6C4gdSjGHZ1dDTiRTOw63gvyEvqG4AMv8QVWZh_S2ar9zcdIzU13XTPoBlTxR5KEMEivh_Bg or call us at (212) 870-3339 HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir
is a project of the
Zamir Choral Foundation
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 825
New York, New York 10115
www.ZamirFdn.org
HaZamir Phone: 212-870-3339
Posted by jmwc at 07:11 PM

Chansons yiddish de Bessarabie, Podolie, Moldavie, Ukraine

Efim Chorny et Susan Ghergus
MARDI 10 MARS
Chansons yiddish de Bessarabie, Podolie, Moldavie, Ukraine…
Mairie du XXème arrondissement
Place Gambetta
75020 Paris
PAF adhérents 18 € non adhérents 23€
19 h 30 petite restauration spécialités yiddish (en supplément)
20 h 30 Spectacle
réservation 01 47 00 14 00
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February 20, 2009

Zamir Chorale with Newton Choral Society March 8

Come to Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, MA
Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m.
to be inspired by great music performed by two acclaimed choral ensembles.
March will be abloom this year with beautiful music, as Zamir performs its spring concert two months earlier than usual. This year we have partnered with the Newton Choral Society to produce a program of musical masterworks, featuring a combined force of 120 voices.

There are four wonderful works on this concertincluding Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein; choral cycle Mo’adim (Festivals) by Mordecai Seter, and more. Tickets can be ordered through the Zamir websitewww.zamir.org
or by calling 617-244-6333.

There are four wonderful works on this concert. Leonard Bernstein composed his Chichester Psalms in 1965. Dean Hussey, who commissioned the work, wrote “I think many of us would be very delighted if there was a hint of ‘West Side Story’ about the music.” He was not disappointed. In fact Bernstein included in the Psalms a chorus that was originally intended for West Side Story. Today Chichester Psalms is one of the most frequently performed twentieth-century choral works.

Mordecai Seter served for many years as professor of composition at the Rubin Academy of Tel Aviv University. His choral cycle Mo’adim (Festivals) was composed in 1946 and dedicated to the Tel Aviv Chamber Choir. Each of the movements is based on a melody traditionally sung by Babylonian Jews. Seter’s style as revealed in this work will remind our listeners of other neo-primitive works, such Orff’s Carmina Burana

Randall Thompson composed his Peaceable Kingdom in 1936, inspired by the words of the prophet Isaiah and a painting by the American artist Edwards Hicks. In a series of magnificent double choruses, Thompson interprets the words of the Hebrew prophet from warnings to destruction to promises of ultimate redemption.

An accomplished young composer, conductor and lecturer, Eric Whitacre has quickly become one of the most popular and most widely performed composers of his generation. In the spring of 1996 the Israeli soprano Hila Plitmann (now Whitacre’s wife) gave her boyfriend five short poems in Hebrew to be set to music. The result was Five Hebrew Love Songs, a luscious romantic musical ode.

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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. It will be performed on Saturday evening. There are still hundreds of Mendelssohn manuscript scores yet to be found and resurrected. Read the entire story from Austin 360.com at:
http://www.austin360.com/news/content/arts/stories/2009/02/0216mendelssohn.html
Concert: 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 21
Alma Thomas Theatre, Southwestern Univ.
1001 E. University Ave., Georgetown.
$15. purchase tickets at www.austincivicorchestra.org

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February 15, 2009

Like a Rushing Spring

Nomi Teplow launches her CD "Like a Rushing Spring" . This is the premier show for Nomi's new concert series featuring songs from the new CD "Like A Rushing Spring" as well as some of her popular hits. After the show -- A pull-out-the-stops dance!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 8:30pm
Location:
Matnas Karnei Shomron מתנ"ס קרני שומרון
Street: Rechav'am Zeevi St., Karnei Shomron רח' רחבעם זאבי, קרני שומרון

Keyboards: Odeliya Berlin
Drums: Michal Rahat
Guitars: Daniella Boss
Flute: Keren Golan,
Violin: Avital Nir
Featuring the Shir E-l and Or Y-a Choirs
**This show is by women for women only**
Tickets: 30 shekels
girls: 15 shekels
Advance ticket sales: 09-7920201/3 (recommended!)
NOMI TEPLOW'S CD LAUNCH/"THANKSGIVING" BASH What People Are Saying About Nomi: "Nomi is very polished…The energy on stage at the Duhal Amphitheatre…[southern Tel Aviv] can light up the entire Ramat Gan [city north of Tel Aviv]." -Shai Lahav, Maariv, Weekend Magazine "The energy in the hall was electric, the colors spinning around everyone but above all stood out the mighty voice of Teplow...with masive vitamins of smile, with a storm-wind spirit and lots of faith, she sings from the heart, and vibrates hidden veins." -Dikla D. Gal-Ed, Nashim Magazine, Makor Rishon "Do yourselves a favor and listen ... In her music there is delicacy, tenderness, and attention to the inner voice, the one that always knows before we do." Einat Barzelai, Maariv NRG "I was very impressed with her voice, her musicianship and her captivating personality. " -Yoni Rechter, Kaveret Band (Poogy) Nomi Teplow is a unique phenomenon on the Jewish music scene... When this soul singer gets up on stage and begins to sing, the audience is riveted with wonder for she sets a different standard, higher than anything else known to date." -Roni Maimon, Besheva
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Mendelssohn's Oratorio Elijah FREE concert

Free Synagogue of FlushingFree Synagogue of Flushing will present a special performance of Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah
on Friday, February 27, 8:15 PM.
The concert is FREE and open to the public.
It will feature celebrated cantor Steven Pearlston and the distinguished Free Synagogue choir. Robert Mobsby will perform in the role of Elijah and Robert Barrows will play the synagogue s magnificent historic pipe organ, which dates back to 1927. It is the only pipe organ at a synagogue in Queens.

Free Synagogue is located at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Sanford and Main Street), Flushing. Free on-site parking available. Please call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org for more information. About Free Synagogue of Flushing
Founded in 1917, Free Synagogue stands proudly in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the United States. As the oldest Reform Synagogue in Queens, it was built through the efforts of the Hebrew Woman's Aid Society of Flushing. The Free Synagogue movement is based on four principals: freedom of the pulpit for the rabbi; freedom of the pew - no reserved seating in the sanctuary; direct, full participation of the community; and dedication to the ideals of liberal democracy and commitment to the Jewish faith. The founders belief in commitment, freedom and equality of the sexes remain guiding principals today.

The synagogue itself is an architectural marvel. The neo-classical building, designed by Maurice Courland, features a massive portico supported by four ionic pillars topped by a pediment inscribed with the words of Isaiah, For mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people. In the magnificent sanctuary, dark green pilasters are graced with intricate gold-leaf filigree. Stained glass windows, crafted in Czechoslovakia, surround the sanctuary in rich radiant colors. A stained-glass dome designed around a Star of David is centered in the domed ceiling that covers the entire sanctuary.
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February 06, 2009

Cantor Unplugged II

Saturday, February 21, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street (corner of 16th and Dolores)
San Francisco, CA
Phone: 415-861-6932
Email: cantorconcert@shaarzahav.org
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Shirei Teva: Jewish Choirs Celebrate Nature through Music

Sunday, February 22, 2009 2:30 PM
Choral Festival
Shirei Teva: Jewish Choirs Celebrate Nature through Music

With Shir Chadash and Shirei Chesed Choirs conducted by Cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn; Congregation Beth Simchat Torah Choir with Joyce Rosenzweig and Cantor David Berger; Kolot Halev Choir from Chevy Chase, Maryland conducted by Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat; and guest artists

Stirring images of nature infuse Jewish choral music with singular magic. Richly fanciful depictions of the natural world – expressed in psalms, folk songs, and contemporary poetry – inspire this program, which will be presented in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English.
$10 adults, $7 students/seniors, $5 members
Edmund J. Safra Hall
Museum of Jewish Heritage
Edmond J. Safra Plaza
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
General Information
1-646-437-4200
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February 03, 2009

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

and
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
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Shabbat Live and Annual North Shore Choral Festival

Come See Craig in Chicago!
Two Shows:
Shabbat Live on Feb 6 @ 6:30pm
and
Annual North Shore Choral Festival on Feb 8 @ 10:30am

For more Info:
Phone: 847- 835-4800
www.amshalom.com
www.craignco.com
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February 02, 2009

Neshama Carlebach Concerts

February 8
7:30 PM
Beth Tikvah Synagogue
3080 Bayview Avenue
Willowdale, Ontario M2N 5L3 Canada

For further information please call 416-221-3433 or visit
www.bethtikvah.on.ca

March 5
7PM
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
2401 Woodbourne Avenue
Louisville, KY 40205

For further information and reservations, please visit www.adathjeshurun.com or call 502-458-5359
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February 01, 2009

THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Blitzstein in NY

The THE CRADLE WILL ROCK by Marc Blitzstein, initially premiered in 1937,
will be presented in a semi staged presentation by Downtown Music Productions
on its Sunday afternoon EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES
at St. Marks in the Bowery
131 East Tenth Street and Second Avenue.

Mimi Stern-Wolfe, founder and music director of Downtown Music Productions will be joinned by Lisa Brailoff, Stage Director and Jahneen Otis, Special Consultant, along with 22 cast members.
Suggested donation is $12 with Special Recession Rates available.
For further information, email dmpmimi@verizon.net
or call 212 477 1594.
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Hungry for Music? Metropolitan Klezmer TODAY

Sunday, February 1, 2009
11:00am - 2:00pm
City Winery
155 Varick Street at Vandam
New York, NY
Contact Info Phone: 212-608-0555
Email: info@citywinery.com

City Winery is a great new all-ages space for music, sweeping sight-lines with a raised stage and excellent acoustics. The klezmer brunch tradition is reborn in West Soho, with tasty treats including bagels, lox and much more... kosher too! And yes of course they do have the wine list. Wooden floors if you feel like dancing even.
Tickets just $10; kids under 13 are free! No minimum food or drink order, come on down.
Online tickets here:
http://www.citywinery.com/klezmer-brunch-020109
featuring Metropolitan Klezmer ::: special brunch quintet formation ::: PAM FLEMING: trumpet, DAVE HOFSTRA: bass, DEBRA KREISBERG: clarinet/sax, EVE SICULAR: drums, & special guest SHOKO NAGAI: piano/accordion
http://metropolitanklezmer.com
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Jeff and Deborah play Manhattan Live Today

Miss the pre-game hype ...And you can still watch the Superbowl later....go to a fun concert instead this afternoon.
Sunday, February 1 at 3 PM
Town and Village Synagogue
334 East 14th Street
near First Avenue, Manhattan
Sponsored by the Jewish War Veterans Post 1

This annual, multigenerational concert extravaganza features the internationally renowned Strauss/Warschauer Duo along with three wonderful groups comprised of friends and students of the Duo: The Columbia University Klezmer Band, the Port Washington Temple Beth Israel Intergenerational Klezmer Band and the Workmen's Circle Klezmer Workshop.

$1 donation requested. Doors open at 2:45 PM.
(The Duo will perform one short set and present the three other klezmer groups.)
For more information, contact Jerry Alperstein at 212 477-3131 or alperstein300@aol.com Check out the Duo's website: www.klezmerduo.com Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer are two of the most astonishing and popular performers and teachers in the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene. They were both long-time members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and have performed with violinist Itzhak Perlman on film and in concert. As the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, they have performed to overwhelming acclaim in such diverse venues as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater in New York City, and the Art of Yiddish in Los Angeles with Theodore Bikel. They lead workshops and classes throughout North America and Europe, and are on the faculty of KlezKamp, KlezKanada and KlezFest at the University of London.
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January 28, 2009

Another Realm Trio at the Fireside Restaurant

Wednesday, February 4 at 9:30pm.
Event: Another Realm Trio at the Fireside Restaurant "Featuring Hankus Netsky and Linda Chase".
What: Concert.
Host: Another Realm.
Start Time: Wednesday, February 4 at 9:30pm.
End Time: Thursday, February 5 at 12:00am.
Where: The Fireplace Restaurant
1634 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA

If you're on facebook, you can see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=52155756716 Another Realm Trio, a World Music/Improvisation ensemble based in the Boston area, consists of three of the area’s most adventurous and creative musicians, flutist Linda Chase, pianist and reed player Hankus Netsky, and bassist Chris Rathbun. Together they explore a repertoire that includes pieces inspired by South American, Eastern European, Asian, and Jewish traditions, jazz standards, music of romantic and impressionst European composers, poetry-based improvisations, and original compositions. Hankus Netsky, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethomusicologist, is chair of contemporary impro visation, at the New England Conservatory in Boston. He is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. Hankus has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and collaborated with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel. He has produced numerous CDs on the Rounder and Vanguard labels.

Linda Chase, flutist/ composer/Berklee faculty member, teaches composition, arranging, improvisation and interdisciplinary arts at Berklee College of Music. She was recently awarded the composer's prize for the Kaki Aso composition competition, has composed for the American Repertory Theatre Institute in Cambridge, and also has been a featured composer/performer in concerts throughout the Boston area. One of her her recent works includes a musical journey of poetry by Jelaluddin Balkhi (Rumi) and music. She received her Masters degree in Music in contemporary improvisation from New England Conservatory where she studied with Ran Blake, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Expressive Arts from Evergreen State College in Washington.
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200th Anniversary All-Mendelssohn Recital

Thursday, Feb 5, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in Manhattan (30 West 68th street), pianist Peep Lassmann and cellist Yosif Feigelson will be offering an all-Mendelssohn recital. The concert will celebrate Mendelssohn just two days after his actual birthday, exactly 200 years ago!
Tickets are $20/$10 students and members. Children under 12 free.
For more information: www.swfs.org
or www.yfeigelson.com
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January 16, 2009

Charitable Concert for Deaf Children in Israel

Charitable Concert for AV Israel. All proceeds to benefit Deaf Children at AV Israel.
A beautiful evening by women for women featuring:
Author Naomi Ragen, Singer/Songwriter Nomi Teplow and The Leora Damelin: Women's Dance Company.
MC: Oshra Koren – Head of MATAN Ra'anana
Monday, January 26, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: Yad L'Banim Concert Hall היכל התרבות רעננה
Street: 147 Achuza Street רח' אחוזה 147
Doors open at 7.30PM – Evening starts at 8.00PM
Tickets: 55₪ and 75₪
To order tickets please contact:
Doors open at 7.30PM – Evening starts at 8.00PM
Tickets: 55₪ and 75₪
To order tickets please contact:
Jozie Eisner – mobile – 054-5505576
Cecile Rechtman – mobile - 050-7593713
Millie Wolf – mobile - 054-6777048.
Light refreshments will be served.
Light refreshments will be served.
Naomi Ragen is an American-born novelist and playwright who has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She has published seven internationally best-selling novels, and is the author of a hit play.

Naomi Ragen has been a sought-after speaker all over the world, speaking to enthusiastic audiences from South Africa to New Zealand to North America and Canada about her books, her passion for Israel’s well-being, and the feminist and human rights issues to which she has made a tireless commitment. At this evening, she will be speaking on "Stories of the stories."

To learn more about Naomi Ragen, visit: http://www.naomiragen.com/
Highly acclaimed soul singer Nomi Teplow began her musical career singing opera and show tunes. A coloratura soprano, she gave recitals and concerts throughout Israel and performed as a soloist with many of Israel's symphony and chamber orchestras. Nomi participated in several Israel Festival productions, has worked with leading Israeli artists such as Yoni Rechter and Shlomo Gronich, and her performances have been aired on Israeli radio and television.

Today, Nomi writes and sings soul, pop and rock music with a contemporary Israeli/Jewish flavor. Several of Nomi's songs have been included in American Jewish compilation CDs and her music has been published in “Mizmor Shir,” a publication of Israel’s Ministry of Education. Nomi’s music is heard on Israeli and international radio stations and she performs her music throughout Israel, bringing uplifting messages of faith and hope during these difficult times

Nomi is about to release her third CD, Kamaayan Hamitgaber/Like a Rushing Spring. The recording, produced by Moshe Wohl and Nomi Teplow, presents a variety of musical styles and utilizes the musical talent of some of Israel’s leading instrumentalists as well as the vocals of “The Black Hebrew Gospel Singers”.

Nomi, accompanied by pianist Liat Perlov Meiri, will present a beautiful and uplifting program of prayer and hope including meaningful showtunes such as "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables, in Hebrew (for our soldiers), Barbara Streisand's "Avinu Malkenu", beloved Israeli songs such as "Latet", "Shir Lamaalot" and "Lu Yehi," as well as her own original music.

To learn more about Nomi Teplow, visit: www.myspace.com/nomiteplow.

A.V. Israel was established in 1994 by parents of children who are deaf, and professionals committed to the auditory-verbal approach to their rehabilitation. Since its inception, A.V. Israel has been involved in raising the awareness of parents and professionals to the auditory-verbal approach through publications, films, presentations and meetings with professionals and parents. A.V.Israel has also been providing learning opportunities for parents and professionals with world-renowned leaders, whom A.V. Israel has brought to Israel for this purpose. In addition, A.V. Israel has assisted professionals to train abroad, and provides a support and information network to over 200 families. AVIsrael is a non-partisan, non-denominational, voluntary based organization, helping children of all sectors in society.

Doors open at 7.30PM – Evening starts at 8.00PM

Tickets: 55₪ and 75₪
To order tickets please contact:

Jozie Eisner – mobile – 054-5505576
Cecile Rechtman – mobile - 050-7593713
Millie Wolf – mobile - 054-6777048.

Light refreshments will be served.
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The Other Seder Songs

Thursday 26th March, 7:30pm
Los Desterrados, Oi Va Voi and the Yiddish Twist Orchestrawill rock out the JCC's Other Seder. For the third consecutive year, we present our unique take on the Seder, as each band performs a song inspired by the after-dinner songs as the launching point for their set.
Cualos son los uno Six-piece Los Desterrados,
who released their third album, Miradores at the end of 2008, bring their mix of ladino, flamenco, Moorish and Gypsy flavours to the Seder. "Los Destake the Medieval music of the Sephardic Jews, with its strong Latin influences, and drag it effortlessly into the 21st Century with lashings of Spanish folk and Balkan Soul to deliver a series of rousing, melancholic songs that pulse with rhythm and feeling" (London Metro) Adir Hu
London's superfly klezmer / punk / gypsy outfit Oi Va Voi give us a sneak preview of their forthcoming third album, Traveling the Face of the Globe. "Kudos, culture, vision.Oi Va Voi. Remember the name"
(Evening Standard)
Chad Gadya
The JCC's own creation, the fabulous Yiddish Twist Orchestra, will set the dance floor swinging with their hard-dancing, pulp fiction style 50s and 60s Yiddish surf twist!
Hosted
by Judy Batalion and accompanied by the tunes of DJ Max Reinhardt and
visuals by imagician Miki Shaw, The Other Seder Songs returns to
the beautiful Wilton's Music Hall for a night of music and dance.
Wiltons Music Hall, 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
£12 in advance, £15 on the door

Book online at JCC for London
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January 15, 2009

Liyana and David Broza at Rodeph Sholom

David Broza, the famous Israeli rock star, joins with a Zimbabwe sextet in a free concert at the Rodeph Sholom,
Monday, January 26, 2009
7pm
FREE
and Cantor Rebecca Garfein
with friends Diane Solomon-Glover from the Riverside Church of New York and Marvin Hadley, Minister of Music at the Baptist Church For More Information, Please Call the Cantors’ Study at (646)454-3039
Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 W 83rd Street off of Central Park West For more information click here
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Zalmen Mlotek with Adrienne Cooper in Ghetto Tango

Friday in Encino, CA

Ghetto Tango

Friday, January 16, 2008

www.vbs.org

8:00 p.m. in Lopaty Chapel

Led by Cantor Herschel Fox

Kabbalat Shabbat & Festive Oneg

Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek
In the Jewish ghettos of Poland and Lithuania during World War II, a world of
dislocation, terror and death, cabaret music thrived. Jewish audiences gathered
in makeshift clubs and theaters to hear newly-created Yiddish songs, rooted in
Jewish folk and liturgical music as well as European operetta, American ragtime
and Argentine tango. .Jewish performers tuned these cosmopolitan songs in a
local key: satirical and elegiac, political and personal, angry and heartsick.
Together they created something rare, scarcely conceivable: art at the edge
of the abyss.


Adrienne Cooper, one of the world’s most acclaimed singers of Yiddish vocal
music, and Zalmen Mlotek, a leading figure in Yiddish musical theater, here
present ghetto songs collected during and after the war.

Posted by jmwc at 11:27 PM

January 08, 2009

VOICES OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA

Songs Celebrating Jewish Communities Worldwide: Gershwin, Ravel, Sephardic Melodies, many more
Featuring Dina Kuznetsova, Rinat Shaham, Steven Goldstein, Steven Blier and Michael Barrett
FEBRUARY 18 AND 20 2009
AT MERKIN CONCERT HALL, Kaufman Center
at 8 PM



Kaufman Center and New York Festival of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org), will present Voices of the Jewish Diaspora on Tuesday and Thursday, February 18 and 20, 2009 at 8 PM at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center. It is the third subscription concert of the New York Festival of Song, whose CD, Spanish Love Songs, (Bridge Records, 2008) featuring Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Joseph Kaiser, Steven Blier and Michael Barrett was named one of the “Best of the year” by Opera News.

The program features songs in many languages celebrating the culturally diverse Jewish communities that flourished as the tribes of Israel spread out across the globe: Sephardic melodies arranged by Roberto Sierra; Second Avenue specialties by Irving Berlin and Abraham Ellstein; art songs by Ravel and Mahler; plus music by Gershwin, Bernstein, and Harold Rome.

The cast of Voices of the Jewish Diaspora features soprano Dina Kuznetsova, of the San Francisco Opera, Glyndebourne Festival and Lyric Opera of Chicago, and featured in NYFOS’s Obsession à la Russe last season; mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, an internationally acclaimed Carmen and guest star with the New York City Opera, the Berlin State Opera and such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim; tenor and Broadway actor Steven Goldstein, a frequent performer at the New York City Opera and other major companies, a Founding Member of New York’s Atlantic Theater Company, and a regular guest artist on several television series; a string quartet, TBA; and NYFOS Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Steven Blier and Michael Barrett as pianist/hosts (bios below).

Tickets for Voices of the Jewish Diaspora are $40-55, and are available at (212) 501-3330 or www.kaufman-center.org

Merkin Concert Hall is at 129 West 67th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenues, New York, NY 10023. There are also half-priced student tickets, as available, one half-hour before curtain, and a limited number of $15 student tickets are available in advance from New York Festival of Song at (646) 230-8380.

Upcoming NYFOS concerts at Merkin Concert Hall include Songs of the Irish Poets on March 17 and The Welcome Shore (songs of rivers and oceans) on May 19 and 21. Carried Away (with the lyrics of Comden and Green), the NYFOS Annual Gala will be presented at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on April 14.

PROGRAM FOR VOICES OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA
Piccola
Serenata

Leonard Bernstein

Des Antonius von Padua
Fischpredigt

Gustav Mahler

Gelb rollt mir zu Füssen, from Twelve Persian Songs

Anton Rubenstein

From Songs from the Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79
Dmitri Shostakovich
1. Lament over the death of a small child
2. The Thoughtful Mother and Aunt
6. The Forsaken Father
7. Lullaby in Time of Need
11. I Linked Arms with my Husband
From Four Children’s Songs, Op. 35
Ha Geshem (The Rain)

Paul Ben-Chaim
Ruach (Wind)
Meyerke mayn Suhn, from Sept chants populaires

Maurice Ravel

Kaddisch, from Deux mélodies hébraïques

Papir Iz Doch Vays
Traditional

Volt Majn Tate Rajch Geven
Lazar Weiner
Zog Nit Keyn Mol

Hirsch Glick

Ulai laze yihie li ometz

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
From Songs from the Diaspora
Roberto Sierra
1. De las mares altas
2. Échate a la mar y alcançalo
4. Mi suegra la negra
5. Caminí por altas torres
7. La Serena

Sadie Salome (Go Home)
Irving Berlin and Edgar Leslie

Meydele
Abraham Ellstein
Mene, Mene,Tekel, from Pins and Needles
Harold Rome

(Program subject to change)

NYFOS Artistic Director Steven Blier, called by The New York Times “A national treasure when it comes to the art of song,” also enjoys an eminent career as an accompanist and vocal coach. Among the many artists he has partnered in recital are Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Susan Graham, Frederica von Stade, Jessye Norman and Samuel Ramey. He has performed throughout North America and Europe, including recitals at Carnegie Hall, La Scala, Milan, and a Live From Lincoln Center telecast. Mr. Blier co-founded the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) in 1988 with Michael Barrett. Since the Festival’s inception he has programmed, performed, translated and annotated over one hundred vocal recitals with repertoire spanning the entire range of song. His discography includes the premiere recording of Leonard Bernsteins Arias and Barcarolles (Koch International), which won a Grammy Award; the NYFOS discs of Blitzstein, Gershwin, and German Lieder (Unquiet Peace); Gershwin’s Lady Be Good! (Nonesuch Records); four albums of songs by Charles Ives in partnership with baritone William Sharp (Albany Records); first recordings of music by Busoni and Borodin with cellist Dorothy Lawson (Koch International); and Spanish Love Songs with Joseph Kaiser and the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (Bridge Records). This season, Bridge will release the original cast recording of Bastianello / Lucrezia, the acclaimed John Musto and William Bolcom operas with libretti by Mark Campbell, commissioned and premiered by NYFOS.

Associate Artistic Director Michael Barrett is also the CEO of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and General Director of the Caramoor International Music Festival. In 1992 Mr. Barrett and his wife Leslie Tomkins founded The Moab Music Festival in Utah, for which he serves as music director. He has conducted major orchestras here and abroad in the symphonic, operatic, and dance repertoire, and is the former director of the Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y. Mr. Barrett has conducted and played premieres by Bernstein, Blitzstein, Bolcom, Kernis, Sellars, Harrison, Takemitsu, Del Tredici and John Corigliano.

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) was founded in 1988 by Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. NYFOS is dedicated to creating intimate song concerts of great beauty, humor and originality, combining music, poetry, and history to entertain, educate and create community among audiences and performers. With a far-ranging repertoire of art songs, concert works and theater pieces, its thematic recitals have included programs from Brahms to the Beatles, from the nineteenth-century salons of Paris to Tin Pan Alley, from Russian art song to Argentine tangos, from sixteenth-century lute songs to new music. NYFOS particularly celebrates American song literature and culture, and specializes in premiering and commissioning new American works
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December 30, 2008

Michael WInograd's Infection @ GSW Spaghetti Dinner!!

Event: Michael WInograd's Infection @ GSW Spaghetti Dinner
What: Dinner Party
Host: The Organization For Unfunded Culture
Start Time: Tuesday, December 30 at 7:30pm
End Time: Tuesday, December 30 at 11:05pm
Where: Judson Church
55 Washington Square South, NYC
GREAT SMALL WORKS
end-of-the-year
SPAGHETTI DINNER bash!
Tuesday, December 30th, 7:30pm
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South, NYC
including...
MICHAEL WINOGRAD'S INFECTION - skeleton mambo with a twist!
Michael Winograd, Jessica Lurie, Petr Cancura, Jeremy Udden - reeds
Joe Moffet, Frank London - trumpets
Dan Blacksberg - trombone
Patrick Farrell - accordion
Avi Fox-Rosen - guitar
Jorge Roeder - bass
Jon Singer - xylophone, percussion
Jason Nazary, Kenny Wollesen - percussion
Kristin Slipp - vox

FLIGHT - a shadow theater piece depicting the journey of a person displaced - shadows created & performed by Erik Ruin, with assistance from Leslie Rogers & live violin score by Katt Hernandez

a GREAT SMALL WORKS Festival of Lights Shadow Show

special new year sonic massages performed by WOLLESONIC

and, excerpts from Bread & Puppet Theater's
DIRT CHEAP OPERA, after Bertolt Brecht
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Spiro Ark's TZAVTA Hosts Steve Homes & Monica Acosta

Event: Steve Homes & Monica Acosta
"Sephardic Love Songs"
What: Concert
Host: Spiro Ark's TZAVTA
Start Time: Sunday, January 25 at 7:30pm
End Time: Sunday, January 25 at 9:30pm
Where: The Spiro Ark Centre

Flamenco guitarist Steve Homes, percussionist Ulises Diaz and singer Monica Acosta will be performing some beautiful Sephardic Love Songs.
This concert is the third in a series of four over the coming months (to March 2009). Each concert will focus on a specific theme.
3. Sephardic Love songs
Sunday 25th January 2009 7:30 p.m.
4. Sephardic Wedding songs
Songs about Weddings and Mothers in law
Sunday 8th March 2009 7:30 p.m.
All concerts will take place at The Spiro Ark Centre
Tube: Marylebone
Tickets £12/£10 conc-members
More info:
www.spiroark.org
www.monicaacosta.com
Posted by jmwc at 09:12 AM

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom Classical Jazz Concert

NY Premier of “Excursions and Impressions for flute, clarinet, cello and Jazz Trio” by Ted Rosenthal
Saturday, January 31st, at 1PM
The concerts are free.
Please rsvp to enjoy a light lunch before the concert.
Phone 646 -454-3039 or email chambermusic@crsnyc.org.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, NYC can be reached by bus or subway. Take the B or C train, or the M86 bus to 86th Street and Central Park West and walk three blocks south.
Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom reprises their classical/Jazz crossover ensemble with the New York Premiere of pianist/composer Ted Rosenthal’s new chamber jazz composition, Excursions and Impressions for flute, clarinet, cello and Jazz Trio, on Saturday, January 31st, at 1pm in Schnurmacher Chapel. The guest ensemble, Ted Rosenthal, piano, Susan Rotholz, flute, Alan Kay, clarinet, Eliot Bailen, cello and Artistic Director, Thomson Kneeland, bass, and Eric Halvorson, drums, will play nueva tango works by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1922) and Pablo Ziegler (1944-), a song selection by George Gershwin (1898-1937), and Ted Rosenthal (1959-) “jazzing up the classics.” Rosenthal, the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and 1st-prize winner of the 2nd Thelonius Monk Piano Competition, regularly performs and records new treatments and “derangements” of great American standards, jazz tunes and classical themes, as well as his own original compositions. He is the pianist of choice for such top jazz vocalists as Anne Hampton Callaway, Helen Merrill, and Mark Murphey. Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom is presented to bring both the best of the chamber music repertory to the community and to explore the Jewish heritage in music.
Posted by jmwc at 09:00 AM

December 14, 2008

Zamir Chorale of New York in Concert at Merkin Hall

Zamir Chorale in Concert
Matthew LazarMatthew Lazar, Conductor

A joyous program of music celebrating the holiday, including the premiere of a new work by David Burger

Wednesday December 24, 7:30 pm
(the 4th night of Hanukkah)
Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th St
New York City
Tickets: $36 & $25
Call Box Office at 212-501-3330
or
Order Tickets Online

Open Sing
Join the chorus for an OPEN SING
with Matthew Lazar conductor
Special Guest Conductors
Natasha Hirschhorn
and Zalmen Mlotek
with Cantor Faith Steinsnyder
and Beth Robin at the piano
Thursday December 25
1 - 3 pm
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
(at 76th St)
Music Rental:
$18 / Members $12
For Tickets
Call the JCC
at 646-505-5708
Posted by jmwc at 10:49 AM

December 12, 2008

Free Synagogue of Flushing presents Judas Maccabaeus

Free Synagogue Cantor with Choir

As its Chanukkah gift to the community, the Free Synagogue of Flushing will present a special performance of Handel's Judas Maccabaeus on Friday, December 19, 8:15 PM.

The Bible-based musical masterwork, which tells the story of Chanukkah, is FREE and open to the public.

It will feature celebrated Cantor Steven Pearlston and the distinguished Free Synagogue choir. Robert Barrows will play the synagogue s historic pipe organ, which dates back to 1927, the only pipe organ at a synagogue in Queens. Jason Covey and Charles Grauman will be featured on trumpet. The program will be narrated by Rabbi Michael Weisser in the synagogue s magnificent sanctuary.

Handel s oratorio tells the story of Judas Maccabaeus, better known as Judah Maccabee, a fearless leader acclaimed as one of the greatest warriors in Jewish history. He led the Israelites in a string of victories during the Judean revolt against the Greco-Syrian empire. This is the fifth year Free Synagogue is presenting the concert.

Free Synagogue is located at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Sanford and Main Street), Flushing, NY
Some free on-site parking available. Please call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org for more information.
Pictured above (left to right) are the synagogue's choir and cantor: Robert Mobsy, Karen Grahn, Cantor Steven Pearlston, Jann Degnan, Carson Baker. (photo credit: Ellen Lengel)
While Handel's Messiah is a tradition around the Christmas holiday, it is not easy to find a performance of the composer's version of the story of Chanukkah. Until five years ago, there was little hope of catching a performance of Judas Maccabaeus during Chanukkah, Cantor Pearlston notes. Most synagogues do not have the resources to revive this great work. Five years ago, we changed that. We are hoping the practice of performing Handel s version of the story of Chanukkah catches on all over the country. In the meantime, the public is invited to hear the concert free of charge at Free Synagogue of Flushing. It is now part of our holiday tradition.

Free Synagogue is located at 41-60 Kissena Boulevard (between Sanford and Main Street), Flushing. Some free on-site parking available. Please call 718-961-0030 or visit www.freesynagogue.org for more information.

About Cantor Steven Pearlston
Steven Pearlston has been cantor of Free Synagogue of Flushing since 1973. In addition, he has spent eight summers affiliated with Opera Fort Collins as, variously, principal tenor, chorus master, or conductor. His other operatic venues include The Aspen Music Festival, Central City Opera, Opera Omaha, The Washington Civic Opera, and the Khan Theater in Jerusalem. He has been a solo performer at Alice Tully Hall in the works of J.S. Bach, and with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, where he also served for ten seasons as chorister. He has appeared as vocalist with the American Ballet Theater, the Alvin Ailey Dance Company, and the Joffrey Ballet. To his credit are several world premiere performances of compositions on Jewish themes at Merkin Concert Hall in New York, and at the 92nd Street YMHA Jewish Opera series.

He has toured the United States and Canada with the New York Vocal Arts Ensemble, and has appeared in operetta at the Coachlight Dinner Theater and the Darien Dinner Theater in Connecticut. For four seasons he was sent by the Lincoln Center Arts Program to high schools throughout New York City, in concerts designed to introduce classical music to teenagers. He has served on the music faculties of the State University of New York at New Paltz and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Manhattan, and has given master classes at Queensboro Community College.

He is the composer of a complete Shabbat Evening Service and arrangements of traditional liturgical melodies. His CD, The Synagogue Music of Frederick Piket, is distributed by the Union for Reform Judaism.

About Free Synagogue of Flushing
Founded in 1917, Free Synagogue stands proudly in one of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the United States. As the oldest Reform Synagogue in Queens, it was built through the efforts of the Hebrew Woman s Aid Society of Flushing. The Free Synagogue movement is based on four principals: freedom of the pulpit for the rabbi; freedom of the pew - no reserved seating in the sanctuary; direct, full participation of the community; and dedication to the ideals of liberal democracy and commitment to the Jewish faith. The founders belief in commitment, freedom and equality of the sexes remain guiding principals today.

The synagogue itself is an architectural marvel. The neo-classical building, designed by Maurice Courland, features a massive portico supported by four ionic pillars topped by a pediment inscribed with the words of Isaiah, For mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people.

In the magnificent sanctuary, dark green pilasters are graced with intricate gold-leaf filigree. Stained glass windows, crafted in Czechoslovakia, surround the sanctuary in rich radiant colors. A stained-glass dome designed around a Star of David is centered in the domed ceiling that covers the entire sanctuary.

Posted by jmwc at 05:43 PM

Art of Jewish Music, à la Russe

Event: The Art of Jewish Music, à la Russe: A Centennial Celebration of the Society for Jewish Folk Music
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: General Admission, $15; Students, $10
Location: Hebrew College, Berenson Hall, 160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA

Klára Móricz, Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Amherst College, explores the Russian origins of Jewish music as a serious art form and the relationship of this body of work to emerging 20th century Jewish nationalism and modernism. Musical illustrations performed by pianist Edwin Swanborn, tenor Elias Rosemberg and soprano Lynn Torgrove.

Details and online registration at hebrewcollege.edu/events. On December 18, 7:30 p.m., at Hebrew College, 160 Herrick Road, Klára Móricz will explore the Russian origins of Jewish music as a serious art form and the relationship of this body of work to emerging 20th century Jewish nationalism and modernism.

The Art of Jewish Music, à la Russe: A Centennial Celebration of the Society for Jewish Folk Music will be illustrated with live musical performances by pianist Edwin Swanborn, tenor Elias Rosemberg and soprano Lynn Torgove.

Tickets are $!5 for general admission; $10 for students.

How does music define a people? And how does a people define an art form—music—that embodies the essence of national, ethnic or religious identity?

This lecture-performance marks the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1908. The Society, which thrived in various forms, first in Russia and then in Vienna until the rise of Hitler, brought together the talents of Joseph Achron, Michail Gnesin, Alexander Krejn and others who—unlike their Western European counterparts—maintained a connection to the Jewish community while creating serious works of Jewish music for the concert stage.

Klára Móricz is the Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Amherst College and author of Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music (University of California Press, 2008).

For additional information and to register online, please visit hebrewcollege.edu/events.

Posted by jmwc at 11:40 AM

December 06, 2008

Tsedaka Live Bands in Paris

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Dimanche 7 décembre à 19h.
Concert organisé par le Département jeunesse du Fsju.
Espace Rachi – 39, rue Broca Paris Vème.
Participation aux frais 15€ en pré-réservation et 20 € sur place.
Réservations au 01 43 31 82 50.




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Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Ensemble

Fischel Bresler Klezmer Trio Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Ensemble will perform their 18th annual concert on Wednesday December 24th - 7:30 PM at
Congregation Ohawe Shalom Coffee House
Pawtucket RI
671 East Ave in Pawtucket (corner of Glenwood, nr where Blackstone meets Hope St)
Doors open 7:00PM $10 adults, $7 children (under B-Mitzvah).
Special sponsor seating in the front rows $18 per seat
Funded in part by a grant from the RI State Council on the Arts

In honor of Chanukah, Latkes will be on sale, along with other snacks & beverages.
For questions 401 273-9814


photo credit Irving Schild ABOUT THE MUSICIANS

Fishel (Michael) Bresler (clarinet, flute, mandolin, harmonica) has studied Klezmer clarinet and mandolin with the contemporary master, Andy Statman, over the course of more than a decade. This study was partially supported by grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Besides the recent Folk Arts Fellowship, Mr. Bresler has also served as a Master Artist in three Klezmer apprenticeships, from RISCA & NEFA. In 1997 he replaced an ailing Andy Statman on the first half of a national tour with noted mandolinist David Grisman. In addition to performing, he currently does therapeutic music with multiply-handicapped children, and teaches music to both children & adults.

Shelley Katsh, MSW, (keyboard, accordion) is a Certified Music Therapist and social worker, currently on the staff of Jewish Family Service. She has played and sung with the famed Zamir Chorale, coauthored the book, The Music Within You, and has been the musical director of the Jewish Theater Ensemble, as well as Temple Emanuel's theater productions.

Bob Rakalam Moses (drums, percussion) has been described by jazz critic Nat Hentoff as " one of the grander imaginations in America's true classical music." Percussionist Bob Moses has played with Charles Mingus, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Erik Dolphy, Gary Burton & Larry Coryell, among others, in the course of a colorful 35-year career. He is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music.

This year Bresler's music is funded in part by a *grant from the RI State Council on the Arts*; he was awarded their Folk Arts Fellowship Grant for 2008-2009. RISCA describes their fellowships as "highly competitive grants that encourage the creative development of artists by enabling them to set aside time to pursue their work and achieve specific career goals."

Fishel & his wife, who is his partner in the managing of his music, hope to use these funds to complete a CD.

For years Bresler has been collecting Jewish tunes passed down through families for generations, which are shared with him on visits to Brooklyn's religious communities. Now he hopes to be able to share them by CD & Mp3, as well as in concert.

One thing that makes Bresler's music unusual in the world of the klezmer revival, is his daily involvement in traditional Judaism as a spiritual path, which is the the original source of the music. He seeks to bring out the mystical depths in the melodies in each of his performances.

Posted by jmwc at 07:56 PM

December 04, 2008

Concert-Lecture at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

"He's Jewish? A musical exploration of Johann Strauss Jr., Anton Rubinstein, Louis Moreau Gottschalk and other 19th century composers."
Sunday, December 7, 1:30pm
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St.
A Concert / Lecture with renowned pianist Joseph Smith.
Come hear eloquent pianist Joseph Smith present an engaging and thought-provoking program of all Jewish composers.
For more information, contact us at 212-877-4050 or visit us at:
www.swfs.org The Synagogue is at 30 West 68th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Directions:

By car from the north: Henry Hudson Parkway (South) to 79th Street. Take 79th Street to Broadway, 3 blocks. Turn right onto Broadway, go south to West 68th Street. Turn left for 2 blocks.

By car from the south: West Side Highway (North) to 72nd Street. Take 72nd Street to Columbus Avenue, 4 Blocks. Turn right onto Columbus for 4 blocks and turn left onto West 68th Street.

By subway, take the 1 or 9 train to 66th Street, the 2 or 3 train to 72nd Street, or the C or A train to 72nd Street.

By bus, take the M104 to West 68th Street and Broadway, the M7 or M11 to West 69th Street and Columbus Avenue, or the M10 to West 68th Street and Central Park West.
Posted by jmwc at 10:28 AM

Jootsy Szaba & Simply Tsfat in Brooklyn Cafe

THE JEWISH MUSIC CAFE
401 9TH STREET
PARK SLOPE BROOKLYN
DIRECTIONS AT http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com

SATURDAY NIGHT December 6, 2008
EDEN A great pop Rock band that has a knack for writing and performing great melodic tunes that you're sure to be humming all week!

JOOTSY SZABA Ephraim Schwab a.k.a. the '7ft bass player' has put together a band of NY's top Musicians, you're sure to recognize some of them from weddings you've attended all over town. They'll be performing wonderful songs composed by Ephraim.
DOORS 8:30PM $12

SUNDAY December 7, 2008

The amazing SIMPLY TSFAT are on tour in the U.S.and will be at the cafe on Sunday. It'll be a real treat. Not to be missed!
DOORS 7PM $15

The Jewish Music Cafe serves fresh Pizza, Burekas, Chees plates, Real Cappuccino, Beer, Wine and more. Visit us at http://www.jewishmusiccafe.com
Posted by jmwc at 10:13 AM

Metropolitan Klezmer in Dutchess County

Metropolitan Klezmer in concert at Poughkeepsie's JCC of Dutchess County,
this Saturday night, December 6th! 7:30pm, two sets.
110 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Pre-registration for $15 tickets, details below: 845-471-0430 (after Fri. noon, $20@ door)
http://www.jccdc.org
ISMAIL BUTERA - accordion; MELISSA FOGARTY - vocals; MICHAEL HESS - violin & ney flutes; DEBRA KREISBERG - clarinet & sax; EVE SICULAR - drums; and special guest GEORGE RUSH - bass & tuba.

Pre-registration ticket discount if you phone by noon Friday:? $15 p/person if pre-registered or $20 p/person at the door. Call the JCCDC at 845-471-0430. Tickets at the door are $20 p/person.
Posted by jmwc at 10:07 AM

December 02, 2008

Hearing the Sacred

Hearing the Sacred: From the Middle Ages to the 21st Century
December 6, 2008 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Soprano Dominque Boucard and pianist Bernadette Hoke examine Chagall's artistic sphere of influence in Paris during the early 20th century, including Hebraic compositions of Ravel and Milhaud and vocal settings of Old Testament texts. For more Info: www.mobia.org 3:00PM to 4:00PM Museum of Biblical Art 1865 Broadway Manhattan, NY 10023 $8.00
Posted by jmwc at 01:34 AM

November 24, 2008

Yiddish Princess at Pete's Candy Store

Yiddish Princess at Pete's Candy Store!
"Because Yiddish was born to rock!"
Host: People for the Advancement of Yiddish Power Ballads
Start Time: Sunday, November 30 at 9:30pm
Where: Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY

Cyndi Lauper meets Aaron Lebedeff in 1983. Boy George shares a L'khayim with Sholem Sekunda in 1981. Molly Picon and Phil Collins have a wild affair in Kishenev around 1984 or 1985. Yiddish Chestnuts through a faux 80's filter.

Looking to reconcile your love of 80s power rock with your love of traditional Yiddish music? Your search is over. Behold, Yiddish Princess in all its Yiddish belting, guitar wailing, synthed out glory. Come on over and give thanks with us at Pete's Candy Store on the 30th. You won't be sorry.

Yiddish Princess is: Sarah Mina Gordon, vocals; Michael Winograd, synths; Avi Fox-Rosen, guitar; Jon Singer, drums.

Posted by jmwc at 02:41 PM

From Italy to Broadway in SF

Sharon Bernstein and pianist Jonathan Schwartz will perform a concert
"From Italy to Broadway" on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm.
Jewish Community Library, San Francisco
Start Time: Thursday, December 11 at 7:30pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA

A program by Jewish composers of art songs and standards, with pianist Jonathan Schwartz: sonnets from Dante's "La Vita Nova" set by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Emily Dickenson poems set by Aaron Copland, Ladino folk songs set by Alberto Hemsi, and Broadway tunes by Kurt Weill, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, and, of course, Leonard Bernstein.

Posted by jmwc at 02:36 PM

November 19, 2008

Micha Haran in the Concert Meister Series at Baruch Performing Arts Center

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents
The Concert Meister Series
Micha Haran
Solo Cellist & Principal Cellist of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for 30 years

Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM

Performing Bach Suite No.1 & Kodaly Cello Sonata Op. 8
at
Engelman Recital Hall
On the South Side of East 25th Street Between Lexington & 3rd avenues
Manhattan, New York

Tickets: $30 -Call +1212.352.3101 or +1866.811.4111 or online
http://www.theatermania.com/content/show.cfm/show/149057

Details

Micha Haran, Principal Cellist of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, returns to New York, for a Solo performance at Baruch Performing Arts Center, after 33 years
"The Israeli Cellist is an assertive player with fine technical control and musicianship that runs deep. Both in appearance and sound, he projects an intense concentration that adds greatly to his communicative strength as an artist" The New York Times, Haran's Last Solo Performance in New York

Micha Haran, Formally known as Michael Haran, (http://www.michaharan.com), is known in the Classical Music circles as the Principal Cellist of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta, a position he has maintained for over 30 years. He has also had a notable solo career around the world while under the management of the famous impresario, Sol Hurok, who managed the world's greatest artists, such as Arthur Rubinstein, Isaac Stern and Yitzhak Perlman. In earlier performances in New York, The New York Times praised Maestro Haran for having an "exceptional zest and a sense of color" and for "his tone sounding rich". On Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM, 33 years after his last solo performance in New York City, Haran will perform the Bach Suite No. 1 for Cello Solo and the Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata Op. 8, at the Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in Manhattan, New York. The Baruch Performing Arts Center is located on the south side of East 25th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues.

When discussing the pieces he chose for his New York concert, he says: "Bach suites are the ultimate test of being a mature performer". He has played Bach since the beginning of his career and received praises from the 1967 Geneva International Cello Competition winning the Antonio Janigro Prize for the best interpretation of Bach. Haran continues to explain that early in his career "I was not completely satisfied with my Bach conception and decided to review it from scratch." Furthermore, "I stopped performing this music for a number of years and kept studying it with different masters, especially Baroque players who had a significant influence on the way I perform these pieces. My interpretation of it is much closer to the Baroque style. I would not call it authentic. I believe that even in the Baroque period, tastes changed from one player to another and music playing was not a mere reproduction of effects but a live, vibrant and expressive interpretation of every day life". He also chose the Kodaly Sonata because it is monumental piece that uses every aspect of cello playing. "It sings, speaks and works on the imagination of the performer as well as the listener with the help of a wide range of sound colors. It should sound as if it is improvised although every note is written out. Just being able to play all the notes is an amazing technical achievement. I think that having Hungarian roots helps me to feel it in a strong instinctive way."

When Haran is not performing with the orchestra, he is touring the world as a soloist and a conductor. As a soloist he appeared with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras such as the Israel Philharmonic, Academia of Santa Cecilia, Milano R.A.I, Genova Opera, Bergen Philharmonic and has collaborated with conductors such as Paul Paray, Leonard Bernstein, Zubin Mehta, Christoff Echenbach, Charles Dutoit, Genadi Rozdestvensky, Raphael Frubeck de Burgos, Mendi Rodan, Daniel Oren and Aldo Ceccato. He also performed as a soloist without a conductor in concertos by classical composers with I.P.O, Orquesta Sinfonica de Chile, Cordoba Chamber Orchestra and Rishon Symphony Orchestra. As a conductor he appeared with the I.P.O, Jerusalem Symphony, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Cordoba Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte- Brazil and ensembles Philocamera and Kaprizma. Haran principal teachers were Andre Navarra and Bernard Greenhouse, he also studied chamber music with violinist Joseph Calvet and conducting with Aldo Ceccato.

Posted by jmwc at 08:14 AM

Live at YIVO: Andy Statman Trio

"Live at YIVO: Andy Statman Trio" on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm.

A Concert with the "Legendary Clarinet and Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Statman fuses Klezmer, Bluegrass & Jazz " at YIVO:
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY
Start Time: Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm
Posted by jmwc at 07:49 AM

November 18, 2008

Beyond Boundaries: Klezmer Music in the 21st Century 2008

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Beyond Boundaries: Klezmer Music in the 21st Century Looks at the State of the Art of Klezmer through Discussion and Performance

On December 16, the Center for Jewish Studies and the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center of the CUNY Graduate Center will present Beyond Boundaries: Klezmer Music in the 21st Century. Featuring distinguished klezmer performers, scholars, cultural commentators, and composers, the program includes an afternoon symposium with music (at 3:00 p.m.) and an evening concert (at 7:00 p.m.). This event is part of the Beyond Boundaries Series in Jewish Music, launched by the Center for Jewish Studies in Spring 2008. The series explores aspects of Jewish music from multiple perspectives—geographical, cultural, and musical. The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets.

The afternoon symposium at 3:00 p.m. will consider the current state of klezmer music and its implications for the 21st century. Moderated by Dr. Marsha Dubrow, resident scholar in Jewish music at the Center for Jewish Studies, the symposium features noted klezmer experts Alicia Svigals, Hankus Netsky, Yale Strom, Joel Rubin, Eve Sicular, Seth Rogovoy, and composer Stephen Dankner. A series of presentations will be followed by eclectic conversations about klezmer as a world-music genre with a long history and an evolving future.



The evening concert at 7:00 p.m. will feature renowned klezmer ethnographer and performing artist Yale Strom and his band Hot Pstromi, joined by illustrious performers from the afternoon symposium. In addition, internationally-acclaimed cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform Stephen Dankner’s Klezmer Fantasy, a boundary-crossing, contemporary classical work that incorporates various klezmer elements, as well as a work by Strom (The Ram’s Daughter, arranged for cello and piano). Accompanying Haimovitz will be Geoffrey Burlson, a faculty member at Hunter College, CUNY and Princeton University.

Further information on the Graduate Center and its programs can be found at www.gc.cuny.edu Klezmer has a history of many centuries, but its revival in the late 20th century has inspired countless musicians to combine klezmer with various types of music including classical, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, and other pop genres. The panelists will explore the current klezmer scene, not only in America, but in Europe, Israel, and beyond, as they consider the prospects of klezmer for future generations of musicians and audiences.



Strom will also present brief film clips from his forthcoming documentary, A Great Day on Eldridge Street, about the gathering in 2007 of more than 100 klezmer musicians at the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue in Lower Manhattan to celebrate klezmer music-making and its rich history.

Bios of Symposium Participants:


Alicia Svigals -- one of the world’s leading klezmer fiddlers and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. She has played with and written for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, the late poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, Hasidic superstars Avraham Fried, and many others. She has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, Good Morning America, PBS’s Great Performances, and on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion, Weekend Edition and New Sounds.

Dr. Hankus Netsky -- multi-instrumentalist, composer, and scholar, vice president for education at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, and chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Netsky is a founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble, and serves as research director of the Klezmer Conservatory Foundation, dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Yiddish and klezmer music traditions. He collaborated with violinist Itzhak Perlman on In the Fiddler’s House, a video, recording, and touring project which culminated in a PBS documentary and two EMI CD releases.

Yale Strom -- violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer, and playwright. Strom is a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities. He is the author of The Book of Klezmer: The History, the Music, the Folklore (2002), The Absolutely Complete Klezmer Songbook (2006), and, most recently, his first children’s book, The Wedding that Saved a Town (2008), based upon a true klezmer story. His award-winning documentary films include The Last Klezmer, L’Chaim Comrade Stalin!, and Klezmer on Fish Street. Currently, Strom is artist-in-residence in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University.

Dr. Joel Rubin -- internationally acclaimed performer of Jewish instrumental klezmer and Hasidic music. In addition to performances with traditional musicians such as the Epstein Brothers (USA) and Moshe Berlin (Israel), he founded and played clarinet with some of the most internationally respected klezmer ensembles, including the Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble and Brave Old World. Rubin’s fifth solo album, Midnight Prayer, came out in 2007 on Traditional Crossroads. He has concertized throughout Europe, North America, and Asia and taught master classes and workshops at many universities including Yale and Syracuse, and for the Israeli and Berlin Ministries of Education. Rubin wrote the first full-length doctoral thesis on Jewish instrumental klezmer music (City University of London, 2001), as well as numerous books and articles on klezmer and Jewish music traditions.

Seth Rogovoy -- writer, award-winning critic, author, lecturer, teacher and radio commentator. Rogovoy is the author of The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover’s Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music (2000) and editor-in-chief of Berkshire Living, an award-winning regional lifestyle and culture magazine. As a cultural journalist, Rogovoy served for nearly 20 years as a rock and jazz critic for the Berkshire Eagle and writes frequently for Jewish publications including the Forward, Hadassah Magazine and the Berkshire Jewish Voice. His cultural commentary can be heard on WAMC Northeast Public Radio Network.

Eve Sicular – drummer, bandleader and film scholar. Sicular founded Metropolitan Klezmer Octet in 1994 and the all-female Isle of Klezbos sextet in 1998. Her groups have appeared on CNN’s Worldbeat, PBS, NPR, and on multiple tours in Europe and North America. She has produced five internationally acclaimed CDs for both her bands. As a film scholar, she worked on MoMA’s series Bridge of Light: Yiddish Film Between Two Worlds, and subsequently curated the film and photo archive department at the Yivo Institute at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Her writings have been published widely, including in the anthologies When Joseph Met Molly and Queer Jews and in the magazines Lilith, Mix and Davka.

Dr. Stephen Dankner -- composer and music commentator. Dankner received his D.M.A. from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Vincent Persichetti and Roger Sessions. He has composed nine symphonies, ten string quartets, and much more vocal, choral, choral chamber, and orchestral music. From 2004-2008, he was composer-in-residence with the Louisiana Philharmonic. With his Ninth Symphony premiere in March 2010, the orchestra will have premiered six of Dankner’s symphonies. He has had residences at Yaddo, the Millay Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Dankner has received five commissions from the Albany Symphony including The Klezmer Fantasy, which he composed for cellist Matt Haimovitz in 2007.

Bios of Evening Concert Performers:
Cellist Matt Haimovitz made his debut in 1984 at the age of 13 as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic. At 17, he made his first recording with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon. Haimovitz has since gone on to perform with such orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic with James Levine, the New York Philharmonic with Zubin Mehta, the English Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Barneboim, the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, and the Cleveland Orchestra with Charles Dutoit. Born in Israel, Haimovitz has been honored with numerous awards and is the first cellist ever to receive the prestigious Premio Internazionale “Accademia Musicale Chigiana” (1999). He has recorded extensively for ten years as an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophone, and, since 2000, on Oxingale Records, the label he co-founded. Haimovitz has been featured in publications including Newsweek and the New Yorker, and has been the subject of full-length televised features on CBS’s Sunday Morning, PBS’s Salute to the Arts and Nova.

Pianist Geoffrey Burlson has performed to wide acclaim throughout Europe and North America. He is equally active as a recitalist, concerto soloist, chamber musician and jazz performer. The New York Times has hailed Burleson’s solo performances as “vibrant and compelling,” praising his “rhythmic brio, projection of rhapsodic qualities, appropriate sense of spontaneity, and rich colorings.” Burlson made his New York City solo recital debut at Merkin Hall in 2000, sponsored by the League of Composers/ISCM. He has recorded the complete piano sonatas of Vincent Persichetti. Upcoming releases include Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, Roy Harris’s Complete Piano Works for Naxos, and Odd Couple, a program of American cello and piano works with cellist Matt Haimovitz, featuring the Barber and Carter sonatas, as well as pieces by David Sanford and Augusta Reed Thomas. Burlson teaches piano at Princeton University, and is assistant professor of music and director of piano studies at Hunter College, CUNY. (See bio for performer Yale Strom under symposium participants.)

The Graduate Center is devoted primarily to doctoral studies and awards most of the City University of New York’s Ph.D.s. An internationally recognized center for advanced studies and a national model for public doctoral education, the school offers more than thirty doctoral programs as well as a number of master’s programs. Many of its faculty members are among the world’s leading scholars in their respective fields, and its alumni hold major positions in industry and government, as well as in academia. The Graduate Center is also home to more than thirty interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific concerns. Located in a landmark Fifth Avenue building, the Graduate Center has become a vital part of New York City’s intellectual and cultural life with its extensive array of public lectures, exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical events. Further information on the Graduate Center and its programs can be found at www.gc.cuny.edu

Posted by jmwc at 03:56 PM

Cool Jew Artist Showcase at Manhattan JCC

Thu, Nov 20, 2008
7:30 PM
Cool Jew

This "extreme book signing" will celebrate the launch of Cool Jew with an unprecedented concert of New York talent. Lisa will perform spoken word from her book, followed by an artists' showcase. Special guests include Dov Rosenblatt of Blue Fringe, Y Love and Diwon, Rav Shmuel, Chana Rothman, Basya Schecter of Pharoah's Daughter, the Goddess Pearlman of Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, Naomi Less of Jewish Chicks Rock, Sarah Aroeste and her Ladino rock band, Michelle Citrin aka Rosh Hashanah Girl, Yoshie Fruchter, and spoken word performance by poet/novelist/memoirist Matthue Roth. Artists will be available to autograph CDs and books for sale, fun kosher foods will be available, a marketplace will feature Heebster swag, and a charity raffle will raise money for the One Family Fund for Israeli victims of terror.

Free Member
Free Non-Member
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Location: The JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St. (Program room assignments will be available at the JCC Customer Service Desk, in the lobby of the Samuel Priest Rose Building.)
Posted by jmwc at 03:43 PM

November 10, 2008

Pro Musica Hebraica at Kennedy Center in Washington

Pro Musica Hebraica is devoted to presenting Jewish classical music — much of it lost, forgotten, or rarely performed — in a concert-hall setting. On November 18, 2008, the ARC Ensemble of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music presents works by Mieczysław Weinberg, Szymon Laks, and Sergei Prokofiev all composed in the aftermath of world war.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Terrace Theater
The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
7:30 PM
http://promusicahebraica.org/index.html
ARC Ensemble

ARC is the ensemble-in-residence of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music; its members are all soloists and chamber musicians and senior faculty members of the Glenn Gould School, the Conservatory's professional training division. Since its creation in 2002, ARC has presented a number of highly successful concert series and symposia in Toronto, including explorations of music of the Holocaust - Music Reborn; programmes of British chamber music from the early 20th century, and a series devoted to chamber music by film composers - Reel Music. These projects have all been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and by National Public Radio, throughout North America.

Posted by jmwc at 01:49 AM

MAGEVET CONCERT

Temple Beth Sholom of Stratford and Congregation Sinai of Milford take pleasure in announcing a joint venture – The Magevet Concert.

For those who are asking “Ma Zeh”, or what is Magevet? Magevet is a cappella group that originated at Yale University in the spring of 1993 and has weathered the test of time. Their repertoire spans the Jewish Universe from Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino ballards to Ugandan Jewish tunes.

Sunday, November 16th at 2:00 PM
Temple Beth Sholom 275 Huntington Road, Stratford, Connecticut
Advance Tickets: Adults $12 – Children (ages 4-13) $10 – ages 3 and under (on lap) Free
Advance Order of 10 Tickets - $100 Tickets at Door (ages 4 and above) $15
Contact for reservations: 203-378-6175 or 203-301-0558
Email: info@bethsholomstratford.org or congsinai@aol.com

Please gather your friends and family to join us for an inexpensive and enjoyable afternoon to listen to some of your old favorites, some of what are to become your new favorites and some of them sung like you have never heard before.
Posted by jmwc at 01:24 AM

November 09, 2008

New Yiddish Rep

New Yiddish Rep presents:
Straight from the former Soviet Union
Psoy Oy Oy!!!
At home in the global diaspora, four fun filled evenings of stories, songs and mishigass, with poet-singer-songwriter- performance artist and fellow traveler Psoy Korolenko. To Psoy the Jewish experience is not only a personal story, but also a metaphor of transcultural identity and ultimate otherness. He sings and tumults in English, Russian, French, and Yiddish.
Saturday, November 15th at 10 PM
Saturday, December 13th at 8 PM
Saturday, January 3rd, at 8 PM
Saturday, January 10th at 8 PM

Community Synagogue
325 E. 6th Street
Between 1st and 2nd Avenues
NYC
Trains: F to 2nd Ave., 6 to Astor Place, L to 1st Ave., Q to 8th St.
Admission: Donate as you exit.
Reservations: 917 670-1631 on line: newyiddishrep.org Psoy Korolenko, charismatic Russian/Jewish multilingual poet- singer, performance artist, and fellow traveler in the global diaspora, brings his talents to the New Yiddish Rep s stage in a series of four appearances. His unique one-man show balances folk, klezmer, rap, sound poetry and intellectual cabaret/comedy. As a writer and scholar he is known for his interest in otherness, diaspora, territory, minorities, and borderlines. The Jewish experience is to him not only a personal story, but also a metaphor of transcultural identity and ultimate otherness. He sings in English, Russian, French, and Yiddish. Two of his eight CDs recontextualise klezmer - 'Un Vo Iz Der Onheyb Fun Foterland' ("Where is the beginning of the Fatherland"-Soviet Pop Classics in Yiddish translation and Klezmer arrangements, with the All Stars Klezmer Band, Russia - Urkaine - Germany, 2006) and 'The Unternationale' (with Daniel Kahn, US/Germany and Oy Division, Israel, 2008). Recently, he has been working with Alena Arenkova and Yana Ovrutskaya on a new CD of Yiddish songs set to Kadia Molodovsky's poems. A Phd. in Slavic literature, he has been a participant, and guest and lecturer at many Klezfests in Russia and took part in the program 'East Meets West' at Klezkanada-2006. He participated in the Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakov (2005) presenting a show together with Kharkov Klezmer Band. He often performs all over Russia, as well as in Israel and the USA.

Saturday, November 15, at 10 PM
TUMID ZOL ZAYN DER ZUN HOYKH:
An Evening of Soviet Pop Hits in Yiddish, translated by Ayzik Bargteyl and Arn Vergelis, original Soviet Yiddish songs, Jewish songs by Psoy, Ayzik Bargteyl and other contemporary authors in English, Yiddish and Russian. In memory of Ayzik Bargteyl, z''l, the Yiddish poet and translator from Perm, Russia.

Saturday, December 13, at 8 PM
SPELL-ART. Foreign Element in Songs.
The focus is the use of foreign languages in Yiddish songs, as well as the use of Yiddish references in a non-Yiddish performance. The influence of musically 'foreign' elements is represented as well.

Saturday, January 3, at 8 PM
TSU VOS YIDDISH, AZ MIR ZAYNEN SAY-VI YIDN?
Yiddish, Russian, English and Gibberish songs by Psoy Korolenko and his new remakes of Tumbalalaika, Hava Nagila, Abi Gezunt, Ba Mir Bistu Sheyn and other Yiddish 'Default' Hits... And more!

Saturday January 10th at 8 PM
DI VELT DURKH YIDISHE OYGN (The World through Jewish Eyes).
International Hits in Jewish/Yiddish Culture. Music & Video.

New Yiddish Rep gladly accepts donations after the show. There is no admission charge.
Posted by jmwc at 12:57 PM

BORSCHT AND GRITS in MD

BORSCHT AND GRITS COMBINE when Margot leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys perform at Temple Emanuel in Reisterstown, MD, November 23rd.

“Borscht and grits never tasted so good.” That’s a critic’s comment about the magical combination of traditional Yiddish klezmer music with the foot-stompin’ rhythms of bluegrass, as performed by Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys. The internationally acclaimed quintet will present a benefit concert Sunday, Nov. 23rd, at 4 pm, at Temple Emanuel, 909 Berrymans Lane, in Reisterstown.

Playing with the band will be Steve Mandell (who lives in Pikesville), one of the two musicians who did the soundtrack for the Dueling Banjos segment in the film Deliverance. And Mike Munford, a local banjo master is also expected to attend.

Members of the audience will be able to jam with the artists toward the end of the concert, and enjoy a free wine and cheese reception afterwards.

All tickets will be available at Temple Emanuel before the performance. For more information call Linda at 410-521-7461 (or TEconcerttix@gmail.com) Advance general admission: $36; Seniors (60+) $25; Students $15. Day of concert: $5 surcharge. Special group rates are available. To charge tickets on Visa or MasterCard call Linda at 410-521-7461. Checks should be made out to Temple Emanuel (memo line: Klezmer Meets Bluegrass) and mailed or brought to the synagogue, 909 Berrymans Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136.

Ms. Leverett also will autograph and celebrate the release of her new CD, "2nd Avenue Square Dance", on the Traditional Crossroads label, which will be available for sale.

Although klezmer and bluegrass are worlds apart, according to Ms. Leverett, she explores their shared musical spirit, combining Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by Bill Monroe, with klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some of them newly discovered. “The resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, soulful and foot-stomping,” according to Ms. Leverett’s website, where samples of the group’s playing can also be heard: www.KlezmerMountainBoys.com.

Advance general admission: $36; Seniors (60+) $25; Students $15. Day of concert: $5 surcharge. Special group rates are available. To charge tickets on Visa or MasterCard call Linda at 410-521-7461. Checks should be made out to Temple Emanuel (memo line: Klezmer Meets Bluegrass) and mailed or brought to the synagogue, 909 Berrymans Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136. All tickets will be available at Temple Emanuel before the performance. For more information call Linda at 410-521-7461 (or TEconcerttix@gmail.com)

Posted by jmwc at 12:35 PM

Poykler's Shloft Lied new CD from Matt Temkin

Matt Temkin's Yiddishe Jam Band CD Release Show and Party Wednesday, November 12, 7pm

Join drummer Matt Temkin as he celebrates the release of his band's debut CD, Poykler's Shloft Lied, in which they explore the intersection of large combo Jazz and Yiddish dance music.

The event will take place at:
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
New York, NY 10023.

For information, please call 212-877-4050 or visit us at:
www.swfs.org.
Posted by jmwc at 12:30 PM

'MUSIJEUNES' in Switzerland

'MUSIJEUNES' organise prochainement un grand week-end KLEZMER:

Vendredi 21 novembre à 20h:
Concert avec: HOTEGEZUGT et la chanteuse Hélène ENGEL
Salle Paroissiale St-François, 16 av. Petit-Senn à Chêne-Bourg
Entrée libre, chapeau la sortie

et

Samedi 22 et dimanche 23 novembre:
ATELIER KLEZMER
ouvert aux musiciens de tous niveaux, animé par Michel Borzykowski (instr. à vent et danse), Pier-Yves Têtu (accordéon), Bianca Favez (violon) et Hélène Engel (chant, danse).

Enseignement par petits groupes samedi de 13h30 à 18h et dimanche de 9h à 15h. Audition des élèves (publique, entrée libre) dimanche à 16h.
Coût: 130.- Frs (110.- pour élèves de l'Accademis d'Archi), 2 repas inclus.
Renseignements:
Michel Borzykowski
Tél. 022 755 41 23
borzy@freesurf.ch
site klezmer: http://borzykowski.users.ch
Posted by jmwc at 10:44 AM

November 04, 2008

Bernstein: A Jewish Legacy

The Center for Jewish History, the American Society for Jewish Music
and the American Jewish Historical Society present:


Thursday, November 6 at 8:00p.m.

Bernstein: A Jewish Legacy

An encore performance of the recently sold-out program at The Jewish Museum and
part of the city-wide festival Bernstein: The Best of all Possible Worlds.
The concert of mostly unknown Bernstein works on Jewish themes, narrated by Jack
Gottlieb
, Bernstein's longtime editor, sheds new light on some of the composer's
more celebrated pieces. A number cut from West Side Story, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,
combined with another piece from an abandoned project with lyrics by Betty Comden
and Adolph Green, reveals a surprising transformation as a choral setting in Hebrew.
Among the other works are world premieres of "A Choral Quilt" (arranged by Gottlieb)
and a song Bernstein wrote in reaction to anti-Semitism. Photographs and video
from the maestro's personal and professional life are also featured.

Artists include vocalists Janice Meyerson, Robert Abelson, Heather Buck, Andres
Felipe Aristizabal
, the piano duo of Eric Birk and Bernadette Hoke, and the Amor
Artis Chamber Choir and soloists conducted by Johannes Somary.
This performance made possible by a generous gift from Rosalind Devon and Sandy
Batkin.

Thursday,

November 6

at 8:00p.m.

Bernstein:
A Jewish Legacy

Admission:

$25, including champagne toast immediately following the performance
* * *

For all reservations and inquiries, please call SmartTix

at 212-868-4444

or visit

www.smarttix.com
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October 13, 2008

Mark Ben in Paris Concert

LE CENTRE D'ART ET DE CULTURE
HBGPROD- DAVID COHEN & HAIM BERDAH
(Lubavitch Rabbis) Présente avant sa tournée en France
L'évenement Musical de la rentrée

MARK BEN en Concert SHOW CASE

CENTRE RACHI LE 4 NOV 2008
39 RUE BROCA 75005 PARIS
Réservation infoline Pré-Vente Tel:01 42 17 10 38
TARIF 20 € TARIF REDUIT 15 €
en partenariat avec le FSJU jeunesse et les Radio de la Fréquence juive 94.8 FM
RESERVATION PLAN http://www.centre-rachi-art-et-culture.com/page/reservation
MARK BEN ON RADIO&CLIP SiteWeb:WWW.MARKBEN.FR
Posted by jmwc at 01:30 PM

October 10, 2008

Friends of Danny Concert tour kickoff

Concert
FOD is an acronym for Friends of Danny and the concert tour features many of the musicians who played in bands or jammed with Danny while he was alive, as well as many who never knew him but connect with his story. FODfest is a unique performance format: part song-swap, part jam session, part concert. Most of the participating musicians are meeting for the first time on stage.
Time and PlaceDate:
Friday, October 10, 2008
Time: 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Location: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Street: 14 Castle Street
City/Town: Great Barrington, MA

Since Daniel Pearl’s death, there have been many attempts to honor his memory and legacy, many of which revolve around music, because Daniel was a terrific musician always found other musicians to jam with no matter where he wound up.

Several years ago, a Berkshire based effort called FODFest, which stands for Friends of Daniel, was begun, and from its casual roots as a backyard barbecue it has now grown to a cross-country concert tour, featuring nationally known artists as well as local musicians in each town it performs.

This year’s tour kicks off in Great Barrington on Friday night at the Mahaiwe at 7:30, in a free concert featuring such well known names as the Hunger Mountain Boys, JoAnne Spies, SONiA of Disappear fear, Todd Mack, Chris Merenda, Eliot Osborn, Willie Watkins, and Seth Rogovoy, who worked with Pearl at the Berkshire Eagle for a few short years in the early 1990s. This community-based event is sure to be a musical highlight as well as a spiritual, transcendent experience for audience and musician alike. While admission is free, contributions at the door are welcome.

Contact InfoPhone: 4135280100 Email: info@mahaiwe.org This Friday, October 10, 2008, would have been Daniel Pearl’s 45th birthday. The Wall Street Journal reporter, who was kidnapped and brutally murdered by Muslim terrorists in Pakistan six years ago this coming February, got his start in journalism in the Berkshires, first at the North Adams Transcript, and then at the Berkshire Eagle.

FODfest is an annual concert tour honoring the life & ideals of the late Wall St. Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who lost his life to terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. In addition to being a journalist, Danny was a talented musician who played a variety of instruments including fiddle & mandolin, and was a classically trained violinist. Wherever he lived, Danny was actively involved in the local music scene, and wherever he traveled, he sought out local jam sessions.

FOD is an acronym for Friends of Danny and the concert tour features many of the musicians who played in bands or jammed with Danny while he was alive, as well as many who never knew him but connect with his story. FODfest is a unique performance format: part song-swap, part jam session, part concert. Most of the participating musicians are meeting for the first time on stage.

Danny was a firm believer in the power of music to bring people together regardless of ethnic, religious, cultural, or economic differences. FODfest celebrates that ideal and takes place every October as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days which is organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation.

FODfest is in its fourth year and is organized by musician, songwriter, and producer Todd Mack, a former band mate and close friend of Pearl’s. The concerts are free and open to the public, and in lieu of an admission charge, donations are collected at each performance to help offset tour & production costs.

Posted by jmwc at 02:50 PM

October 09, 2008

Zamir to Perform with Jerusalem Choir in Boston

DATE & TIME:Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. LOCATION:The Fenway Center at Northeastern University (corner St. Stephen and Gainsborough Streets), Boston, MA COST:NU Students with ID free; Adults: $20. To buy tickets: www.gonu.com/tickets/

Northeastern University will present the only Boston appearance by the renowned Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir, under the direction of Prof. Stanley Sperber. The Academy Choir, now in its 40th season, iis considered one of Israel's finest vocal ensembles, performing frequently with the Israel Philharmonic and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. This will be the first concert on the choir's American tour. Also on the program will be the Northeastern University Chamber Chorus and the Zamir Chorale of Boston, conducted by Prof. Joshua Jacobson. The program includes Daniel Pinkham's Wedding Cantata, Yehezkel Braun's Song of Songs, and other works by American and Israeli composers.

In a grand finale the three choirs will join forces, over one hundred voices strong.

For more information, call (617) 373-2671.
Posted by jmwc at 10:17 PM

October 06, 2008

The 18th Interfaith Concert of Remembrance in NYC

The 18th Interfaith Concert of Remembrance will be held at
the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
112th Street and Amsterdan Ave.

Saturday, October 25, 2008, 8 p.m.

Celebrating 60 years of Israel’s Birth &
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Kristallnacht
Admission is Free
Program... P R O G R A M

BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ARKADY LEYTUSH, Conductor
Canticum Novum Singers/University at Buffalo Choirs,
Members of the Westchester Chorale, Harold Rosenbaum, Director
MAURICE EDWARDS, Master of Ceremonies

PRELUDE & FUGUE IN C MINOR J.S. BACH/LEYTUSH

“GABRIEL” (US Premiere) BENJAMIN YUSUPOV

SERENADE & ALLEGRO GIOJOSO FELIX MENDELSSOHN
for Piano & Orchestra
George Li, Piano
Celebrating Israel’s 60th Anniversary, selections by KLEZSHOP
Gilad Harel, Clarinets - Jonathan Keren, Violin/Viola - Gilad Cohen, Bass/Vocals

“YIZKOR” (US Premiere) JOSEF MALKIN
Cantata for Soprano, Choir & Orchestra
Channa Malkin, Soprano

“VA PENSIERO” from NABUCCO GIUSEPPE VERDI

We are honored to feature poems by award winning Dutch Holocaust survivor Ida Vos in our U.S. premiere of “Yizkor.” As a child survivor, I feel that the Holocaust was the darkest event of the last century. The lives lost must not have been sacrificed in vain. That is why the Interfaith Committee of Remembrance (ICOR) continues through music and art to go beyond language to the soul of man to mark this horrific event, so that it will never be forgotten.

As always, the Concert is free – all the more reason why advance contributions are needed. Contact:
Tel: 212-629-6060
Fax: 212-967-2216
Email: icor@holocaust-concerts.org
Posted by jmwc at 09:52 PM

September 27, 2008

The Lost Soul of Spain. Music and Dance of the Sephardic Jews

The Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring two stunning guest performers: Israeli-Tunisian singer Smadar Levi and Israeli-Moroccan dancer Maya Karasso. With Jamie Papish- Percussion, David Martinelli- Percussion, Norik Manoukian – Woodwinds, Vergine Alumyan – Kanoun, Carolyne Aycaguer – Harmonium.

Where: Brentwood Presbyterian Church.
12000 San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

When: Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 7 PM
Tix: $20 at the door.
Info: info@yuvalronmusic.com or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com
tel: (818) 505-1355

Oscar winning composer. World music producer and artist Yuval Ron (Oud and Saz) presents a preview concert of the music, his international ensemble will perform for the King of Morocco, at the International Sacred Music of Fez in June 2009. The program will feature Hebrew and Ladino songs from Morocco, Andalusia, Bosnia, and Israel. Woven in between the songs are travel stories, kabalistic interpretations, and personal anecdotes of the life and culture, out of which grew the fruit of the Sephardic music.

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church into an unusual musical celebration. Bringing together artists from Arabic, Jewish and Christian ancestry the Yuval Ron Ensemble is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and religions

In April of 2008, the Ensemble was invited to headline the benefit concert for "Seeds of Compassion" - the Dalai Lama's conference - in Seattle, WA. In 2002 and 2005, the ensemble was featured at the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and was honored to be the first American-based Middle Eastern Ensemble to perform at an International Peace Festival ’05 in South Korea. In addition, the Ensemble was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts to represent the United States and its cultural diversity at the International Folk Music Festival in Lublin, Poland in 2005. In 2006 the Ensemble was the first to introduce the music of the Middle East to Chihuahua, Mexico at the International Chihuahua Festival, and in 2007 it was featured in the International Oud Festival in Jerusalem, Israel.

Composer and Oud master Yuval Ron works across different media and styles, actively seeking new forms of interchange and collaboration between musicians and other artists. His compositions have served as soundtracks for television programs and films such as Oliver Twist (UPN Network) and To Life (a CBS special), to dance works with the innovative dancer/choreographer Oguri (with music from these collaborations recorded on two CDs, In Between the Heartbeat and In The Shadows), to concert works for chorus, orchestra, and cello. He has also served as an impresario, helping to organize concerts at the UCLA Hammer Museum highlighting the diversity of musical styles to be found in the Los Angeles area.

But for many, Yuval is known for his deeply moving pan-Middle Eastern music. This group at once unites the music and peoples of the Middle East, incorporating elements of Armenian, Levantine, Arabic, Bedouin, Sephardic, and other stylings to create a fusion that is at once deeply traditional and still boldly innovative. His recordings include One and One Truth (with renowned Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek), Under the Olive Tree: Sacred Music of the Middle East, featuring the spectacular young Arabic singer, Najwa Gibran and most recently Tree of Life also featuring Najwa Gibran.

www.yuvalronmusic.com www.myspace.com/yuvalronensemble www.myspace.com/yuvalron
Posted by jmwc at 07:19 PM

September 23, 2008

Me La Amargates Tú Presents 3 concerts of "Sephardic Music"

Me La Amargates Tú
Presents “Sephardic Music” in the following concerts:

October 5, 2008. “Oud Woelwijck”, Essenlaan 5,Voorschoten 15:30 hs. (Fully booked)

October 9, 2008. “Instituto Cervantes”, Domplein 3, Utrecht 19:00 hs.

October 12, 2008. “Delft's Synagogue”, Koornmarkt 12, Delft 15:00 hs

Esteban Manzano-tenor
Doret Florentin- recorders
Tulio Rondón- viola da gamba
Sarah Ridy- baroque harp
Cristian Gutiérrez- baroque guitar
Juan Martinez- percussion

Concert Program

First Half

Nani nani- Lullaby, Lullaby
Quando el rey Nimrod- When the king Nimrod

Νo vo comer ni vo bever- I am not going to eat or drink
Avre tu puerta cerrada- Open your closed door
La rosa enflorece- The rose blooms
Povereta muchachica- Poor young girl

D. Ortiz- Recercada Ottava (from the second book) for viola da gamba and basso continuo
Two Villancicos (Spanish dances) from “Cancionero Musical de Palacio” (Spain 15ος-16ος c.)
Alonso- La tricotea San Μartín la vea (St. Martin was looking at her) for three voices
Francisco de la Torre- Dime triste coraçón (Tell me sad heart)

Yo m’enamorí d’un aire- I fell in love with s breeze
La vida do por el raquí- My life I give for a raki

Second half

La Serena- The Mermaid
Mi Suegra la Negra- My mother-in-law, the black
El Rey de Francia- The king of France
Morena me llaman – They call me Brunette

Luys de Narváez
- La Canción del Emperador (The song of the emperor), based on the Madrigal "Mille Regretz" (A thousand sorry) by Josquin des Prez
- Passeávase el Rey Moro (As the Moorish king was walking) - Spanish romance for voice and vihuela Anonymous- Tarambote for three voices

Durme durme hermozo hijico- Sleep, sleep, my beautiful son
Una matica de ruda- A spring of rue
Adío Querida- Goodbye my beloved
A la una nací yo- At one (o'clock) I was born

www.melaamargatestu.com
Contact person: Doret Florentin, melaamargatestu@gmail.com
Tel: 00972-544-744901, 0031-64-1176656
Posted by jmwc at 12:27 PM

Shining Through Broken Glass

Shining Through Broken Glass
An Ecumenical Concert of Memory and Hope, 70 Years after Kristallnacht

Noted actor and director Leonard Nimoy will narrate a concert to commemorate Kristallnacht in a one-night only performance called SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS, to be held on Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island.
Tickets: $25, $50, $75, $100 (discounts for seniors and students)


SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS, a historic concert of memory and hope exactly 70 years to the day after Kristallnacht, that infamous night in 1938 when the Nazi regime unleashed terror of epic proportions throughout Germany and Austria. SHINING THROUGH BROKEN GLASS is a dramatic and choral concert that will expand appreciation of the achievements of 1000 years of Jewish music, culture and art, and give meaning to the lessons learned from the Holocaust. This concert will feature an ecumenical adult and youth choir of over 200 voices from synagogues, churches, schools and colleges in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, four cantorial soloists and a 40-piece professional orchestra. The beautifully restored, historic Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Rhode Island will be the venue for this very special performance.

Produced by Temple Emanu-El of Providence, Rhode Island, in partnership with the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of RI, “This concert has been in the making for 10 years,” says Cantor Dr. Brian Mayer of Temple Emanu-El. “I knew we needed some spectacular way of paying tribute to the millions of Jews, gays and lesbians, gypsies and anyone not considered to be ‘Aryan enough,’ who perished in the Holocaust.” With more than 30 historical musical selections, including the music of renowned Viennese cantor, Salomon Sulzer and Berlin composer, Louis Lewandowski, the concert will take the audience from the time of the Middle Ages up to the 1930’s. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s “Survivor of Warsaw” which demonstrates the horrors of the Holocaust will be performed by Mr. Nimoy, the orchestra and an all-male choir. The final section of the performance will use music to celebrate contemporary life, and to exemplify the message of Psalm 133: "How good it is for brothers and sisters to dwell together in harmony"

The premier and only performance of Shining Through Broken Glass is definitely not to be missed. Tickets are available from the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Box Office (401-421-ARTS) or on line at www.vmari.org

Date and Time: Sunday, November 9, 2008. 7:00 p.m.

Place: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, Rhode Island

Tickets: $25, $50, $75, $100 (discounts for seniors and students)
Posted by jmwc at 12:20 PM

September 21, 2008

The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble at Ohio State University

The Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble at Ohio State University
Monday, September 22nd, 2:00pm
at On the oval in front of Hagerty Hall
at Ohio State University
Building 037 1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH
Posted by jmwc at 12:38 PM

David Buchbinder with special guests Daddo and Marilyn Lerner

David Buchbinder's with special guests Daddo and Marilyn Lerner
Sunday, September 21st, 8:00pm
at Al Green Theatre Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON
Posted by jmwc at 12:36 PM

Daniel Abrams at Mannes College in NYC

A concert by acclaimed pianist/composer Daniel Abrams will take place on
Wed. Oct 15 at 8 pm
at the MannesCollege of Music,
150 West 85 St, NYC
No charge: seating begins at 7:30 pm
The program includes the American premier of Abrams' "Musical Portraits from Wagner's 'ing' (from Abrams' "Opera For Piano" series)
More information: www.Daniel-Abrams.com/Opera-For-Piano The program also includes ABRAMS' Chaconne on "Dido's Lament" from Dido And Aeneas , Variations on "Voi Che Sapete" from The Marriage of Figaro, and Variations on "Ein Engel Leonora" from Fidelio. Opera For Piano retains each pieces original style, preserving its complex moods and subtle powers -- as if the composers themselves had written the operas as piano music. They are not transcriptions, but music that Abrams' deeply loves and wished to be able to play on the piano. Abrams considers this series his most important legacy to music and feels that Opera For Piano is adding some glorious music to the performing pianist's repertoire.

DANIEL ABRAMS has been internationally acclaimed as both a pianist and as a composer. He had a double Fulbright in piano & composition (which was renewed for a second year) to the Royal Academy of Music, and performed extensively throughout Europe as an American Cultural Ambassador. His highly heralded New York debut at Town Hall in 1957 brought him major management and years of concertizing. Also, appearances on many TV and radio shows (including The Today Show, the Mike Wallace show, Joe Franklin, Pegeen Fitzgerald, etc.) In 1962, shortly after surviving a plane crash while on a concert tour in S. America, Abrams accepted a teaching position at Goucher College and The Johns Hopkins University. While in Baltimore, he founded and, for sixteen years, conducted The Goucher/Hopkins Community Symphony. He has continued to perform as soloist with orchestras and in recitals, but has restricted his appearances to the area in which he lives. Recently, Martha Argerich heard some of Abrams' music and included it in her Lugano Piano Festival.

Following is an excerpt from The New York Herald Tribune review for the first concert (of his four concert cycle) of the Mozart piano sonatas at the Kaufman Y : Mr. Abrams, as has been noted before, is born to the piano; he cannot help but make beautiful sounds and he brings to whatever he tackles not only musicianship, technique and interpretative prowess, but a very special kind of intellectual radiance that quite sets him apart. In short, the five sonatas heard contained a veritable galaxy of refinements--indeed, the sort of refinements that seem slowly to be creeping out of contemporary piano playing. We urge you to attend."

More information: www.Daniel-Abrams.com/Opera-For-Piano

www.Daniel-Abrams.com
Posted by jmwc at 12:02 PM

FDT Klezmorim at 'Across the Street, Around the World', Kensington

Wednesday 1 October 2008
1 - 1.30 pm
FDT Klezmorim at 'Across the Street, Around the World', Kensington
Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX
A lunchtime set with the band playing trad klezmer – old and new.
Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Jim Marcovitch (accordion), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass), Matt Bacon (guitar).
Free open-air event.
More events....
Thursday 2 October 2008
1 - 2 pm FDT Klezmorim at Queen Mary, University of London
The Curve, Queen Mary, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
If you missed them in west London on Wednesday, catch them in the east!
Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Jim Marcovitch (accordion), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass), Matt Bacon (guitar).
Free open-air event.

Tuesday 7 October 2008
7 - 9 pm
Klezmer class at SOAS, University of London
Room G3, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street London, WC1H 0XG
Weekly class begins. Come and learn about a the klezmer tradition, including tunes, dances, accompaniment styles, and history. A weekly course (half-term break on 4 November). For details contact the Jewish :info@jmi.org.uk?subject=Klezmer%20classes%20at%20SOAS> Music Institute.

Sunday 12 October 2008
Klezmer Workshop
11.45am - 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 - 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1
London klezmer session every second Sunday of the month. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. Info and tunes . Next date: Sunday 9 October.
Public launch of Ilana’s new book ‘Klezmer Fiddle – a how-to guide’, and an opportunity to purchase (signed?!) copies.
Workshop £5; Jam £1.

Monday 13 October 2008
7.30 - 9.30pm
NEW London Klezmer Orchestra
Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL
If you`re interested in joining a Klezmer Orchestra rehearsing in Central London... Next dates: 3, 24 November, 15 December.
Info: William Millis: williamillis@hotmail.com; 020 8969 7019
Sessions £4 each, or £15 for all 4.
From Ladbroke Grove tube: cross over & walk under the motorway to your left-then turn right into Thorpe Close. Look for a balcony & come upstairs. Buses: 7, 15, 23, 52, 295 & 452.

Saturday 18 October 2008
8.30-9.45pm
Klezmer Klub play Cork Festival of Jewish Culture
7.15-8.15 Klezmer dance & Yiddish song workshop
8.30-9.45pm Concert
Main Restaurant and Boole Lecture Theatre 1 at University College Cork
A two-day event celebrating Jewish culture and the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue in Cork. Also includes: Performances by The Fireflies, North Strand Klezmer Band Yurodny; lectures; films.
Concert tickets €10 for one night or both nights for €15.
For more information contact corkjewishfestival@gmail.com

Posted by jmwc at 11:54 AM

September 19, 2008

New Center for Arts and Culture features Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana and Brian Bender & Little Shop of Horas

New Center for Arts and Culture
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Inaugural Celebration
October 4, 2008 (rain date, the 5th)
New Center is Coming Together 12-4pm

On October 4th, 2008 the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy will celebrate the official inauguration of the Greenway parks in Boston with free live concerts, classes, rides, and food from all around the world. Once a highway and now a series of parklands throughout the downtown core, the Greenway will host this once-in-a-lifetime opening featuring local and international artists, highlighting Boston's rich cultural heritage and celebrating a vision of city life & sustainability completed. The New Center for Arts and Culture will present New Center is Coming Together-an exciting program with performances by David Buchbinder's Odessa/Havana and Brian Bender & Little Shop of Horas. To be held on a stage across from the Boston Harbor Hotel, these diverse and dynamic performers will entertain with a range of musical styles - appealing to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. This will be a lively and fun program that will entertain, delight, and educate. For more information, please visit the New Center for Arts and Culture website at www.ncacboston.org.
Posted by jmwc at 12:29 PM

August 24, 2008

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG 2008-2009, 21st SEASON

Leonard Bernstein, Voices of the Jewish Diaspora and Fugitives (composers who left Germany during the 1930's), will all be themes of the acclaimed New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org)presentations for 2008-9. A guest artist will be the rising Israeli mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, already an acclaimed Carmen in Europe.

Opens September 23, 2008 in NYC with a Bernstein/Bolcom Celebration

Also: Fugitives on NOVEMBER 18 AND 20, 2008 and Voices of the Jewish Diaspora on February 10 and 12, 2009.

Below is a description of the season: NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG 2008-2009, 21st SEASON

OPENS SEPTEMBER 23 IN NYC WITH A BERNSTEIN / BOLCOM CELEBRATION

ALSO: VOICES OF THE JEWISH DIASPORA (FEBRUARY 10 AND 12) FUGITIVES (NOVEMBER 18 AND 20)

GUEST ARTISTS INCLUDE ISRAELI MEZZO-SOPRANO RINAT SHAHAM

NEW YORK CONCERTS AT MERKIN CONCERT HALL, WEILL RECITAL HALL, THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL

New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org), co-founded and directed by pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, who “reinvented the song recital during the 1990’s with daring and dramatic programming” (The New Yorker), announces its 21st season (2008-2009).

The company’s New York City concerts begin on September 23 at the newly renovated Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, with A Bernstein / Bolcom Celebration. The concert pays tribute to two of NYFOS’s guiding lights, Leonard Bernstein and William Bolcom; Bolcom and his wife, mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, will cap the evening with a selection of songs from their vast repertoire. The program also celebrates the ninetieth birthday of NYFOS’s Founding Advisor, Leonard Bernstein, who bestowed the American premiere of his last work, Arias and Barcarolles, to the newly-formed company. Their subsequent recording of the work in 1989, with Judy Kaye and William Sharp, earned the composer a posthumous Grammy Award for Best New Composition.

Other concert programs this year include Fugitives (Nov. 18 and 20), works by composers who fled Europe during Hitler’s rise to power; Voices of the Jewish Diaspora (Feb. 10 and 12), songs in many languages from the worldwide Jewish community; Songs of the Irish Poets, scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day, featuring the lyricism of the Emerald Isle’s greatest writers set to music by Beethoven, Britten and others; and The Welcome Shore (May 19 and 21), songs of rivers and oceans, by composers ranging from Brahms to Noël Coward. Special events include Latin Lovers (January 14), the fourth annual NYFOS@Juilliard concert. The collaboration between NYFOS and The Juilliard School’s Vocal Arts Department celebrates the students’ creative energy and superior vocal talent; alumni of the program have begun to participate in NYFOS’s regular season concerts. NYFOS will also have a Gala Concert on April 17 at Weill Recital Hall, program to be announced.

Guest artists at NYFOS for 2008-2009 include: mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham, who will be featured in opera and concert at Paris’ Theatre de la Champs-Élysées and the Lucerne Festival; mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, the Lucrezia in Bastianello / Lucrezia last spring, and soon to sing Kitty Oppenheimer in the Metropolitan Opera’s New York Premiere of Doctor Atomic; mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey, who will be seen as Cherubino and in many other roles at the Metropolitan this season; tenor Joseph Kaiser, the Tamino of the Kenneth Branagh film version of The Magic Flute, and Narraboth in the Met’s Salome this year as well as at Covent Garden; and soprano Dina Kuznetsova, featured in NYFOS’s Obsession à la Russe, who will star as Alice Ford in a new production of Falstaff at Glyndebourne, and will appear with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

On its touring schedule, NYFOS brings Bastianello / Lucrezia, the acclaimed double-bill of one-act comic operas by William Bolcom and John Musto with librettos by Mark Campbell, to the Moab Music Festival in Utah on September 5; The Last Time I Saw Paris, French song from The Jazz Age to post-World War II, to the Robbie Colomore Concert Series in Chester, Connecticut (October 26) and the Andover Chamber Music Series in Massachusetts (November 9); Fugitives to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., presented by the Vocal Arts Society (November 14); Voices of the Jewish Diaspora to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland at College Park (February 15); and Songs of the Irish Poets to the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, NY (March 14), which culminates a week-long professional training residency, Caramoor Vocal Rising Stars, sponsored by and presented at Caramoor. Leading the week's events will be NYFOS artistic directors and pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett who will be working with a select group of young singers from around the country invited to participate in this auspicious project. The program will be repeated as part of NYFOS’s New York City 2008-2009 concert season at Merkin Concert Hall on March 17, 2009.

The initial season of the Caramoor Vocal Rising Stars Program will be underwritten, in part, by The Terrance W. Schwab Fund for Young Vocal Artists.

NEW YORK SEASON SCHEDULE
Tuesday and Thursday, SEPTEMBER 23 & 25, 2008
Merkin Concert Hall
“A Bernstein / Bolcom Celebration”

A tribute to two of New York Festival of Song’s guiding lights, Leonard Bernstein and William Bolcom, quintessential American composers and great spirits who have long provided wisdom, guidance, and music to NYFOS. Songs from Bernstein's Peter Pan, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Songfest, Wonderful Town, On the Town, Arias and Barcarolles; Bolcom's Cabaret Songs, I Will Breathe a Mountain, Briefly It Enters, McTeague; and a special appearance by Joan Morris and William Bolcom, who will share signature songs from their repertoire.

Artists: Sari Gruber, soprano; Rebecca Jo Loeb, mezzo-soprano; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano; Renée Tatum, mezzo-soprano; Alex Mansoori, tenor; William Sharp, baritone; Marc Webster, bass; William Bolcom, Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano


Tuesday and Thursday, NOVEMBER 18 & 20, 2008
Merkin Concert Hall
“Fugitives”

An evening of songs from the concert stage, the movies, Broadway, and Berlin's cabarets that trace the varied fortunes of the gifted composers who fled destruction during Hitler’s rise to power--some to begin new lives and brilliant careers abroad, others to meet with darker fates. Music by Kurt Weill, Franz Schreker, Arnold Zemlinsky, Kurt Tucholsky, Erich Korngold, Hanns Eisler, Friedrich Hollaender, Emmerich Kálmán, and many others.

Artists: Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Kaiser, tenor; Steven Blier, piano


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009
Peter Jay Sharp Auditorium at The Juilliard School

“Latin Lovers: An Evening of Cuban and South American Song,” the fourth annual NYFOS@Juilliard concert.

Songs by Guastavino, Astor Piazzolla, Carlos López-Buchardo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Lecuona, and many others.


Tuesday and Thursday, FEBRUARY 10 & 12, 2009
Merkin Concert Hall
“Voices of the Jewish Diaspora”

Songs in many languages celebrate the culturally diverse Jewish communities that flourished as the tribes of Israel spread out across the globe. Sephardic melodies arranged by Alberto Hemsi and Roberto Sierra; Second Avenue specialties by Irving Berlin and Joseph Rumshinsky; art songs by Ravel, Milhaud, and Rubinstein; plus music by Gershwin and Bernstein.

Artists: Dina Kuznetsova, soprano; Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano; Steven Goldstein, tenor; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano


Tuesday, MARCH 17, 2009
Merkin Hall
“Songs of the Irish Poets”

The lyricism of the Emerald Isle’s greatest writers, including Thomas Moore, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Paul Muldoon, as set to music by Beethoven, Britten, Balfe, Barber and others; with a group of traditional Irish songs featuring the fiddle playing of Paul Woodiel.

Artists: Paul Appleby, tenor; other members of Caramoor’s Terrence W. Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Program; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano


TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Spring Gala

Program TBA


Tuesday and Thursday, MAY 19 & 21, 2009
Merkin Concert Hall
“The Welcome Shore”

A hymn to rivers and oceans stirs the heart and the imagination as the summer season draws near. Music by Elgar (the magnificent Sea Pictures), Fauré, Guastavino, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Noël Coward, Pauline Viardot, and many others.

Artists: Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Philip Cutlip, baritone; Steven Blier and Michael Barrett, piano

New York Festival of Song was founded in 1988 by Steven Blier and Michael Barrett. NYFOS is dedicated to creating intimate song concerts of great beauty, humor and originality, combining music, poetry, and history to entertain, educate and create community among audiences and performers. With a far-ranging repertoire of art songs, concert works and theater pieces, its thematic recitals have included programs from Brahms to the Beatles, from the nineteenth-century salons of Paris to Tin Pan Alley, from Russian art song to Argentine tangos, from sixteenth-century lute songs to new music. NYFOS particularly celebrates American song literature and culture, and specializes in premiering and commissioning new American works. They have produced five recordings on the Koch label, including a Grammy Award-winning disc of Bernstein’s Arias and Barcarolles, as well as the Grammy-nominated recording of Ned Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen on New World Records, and the Bridge Records release of the NYFOS program Spanish Love Songs. NYFOS’s concert series, touring programs, radio broadcasts, recordings, and educational activities have inspired a new interest in the creative possibilities of the song program, and have inspired the creation of thematic vocal series around the world.

Artistic Director Steven Blier has programmed, performed, translated and annotated over 100 song programs with repertoire spanning the entire range of American song, art song from Schubert to Szymanowski, and popular song from early vaudeville to Lennon-McCartney. In addition, Mr. Blier enjoys an eminent career as an accompanist and vocal coach. Among the many artists he has partnered in recital are Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Samuel Ramey, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Susan Graham and Frederica von Stade. Associate Artistic Director Michael Barrett is also the CEO of Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and General Director of the Caramoor International Music Festival. In 1992 Mr. Barrett and his wife Leslie Tomkins founded The Moab Music Festival in Utah, for which he serves as music director. He has conducted major orchestras here and abroad in the symphonic, operatic, and dance repertoire, and is the former director of the Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y. Mr. Barrett has conducted and played premieres by Bernstein, Blitzstein, Bolcom, Kernis, Sellars, Harrison, Takemitsu, Del Tredici and John Corigliano.

Funding for the Bastianello / Lucrezia CD release on Bridge Records was provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. Commission and first performance of Bastianello by John Musto and Mark Cambell and Lucrezia by William Bolcom and Mark Campbell by New York Festival of Song, Inc. were supported by the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

NYFOS’s New York City concert series is funded, in part, by the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.
Posted by jmwc at 03:56 PM

August 04, 2008

Afro-Semitic Experience in Fall Village, CT

The Afro-Semitic Experience will be performing a twilight concert next Saturday evening, August 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Music Mountain in Falls Village Connecticut.

Music Mountain is a beautiful facility with an air-conditioned auditorium making it comfortable no matter what the weather-no worries about rain or high humidity! Falls Village is in the Berkshires and is about 10-15 minutes from the Massachusetts border. The address is 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Church, Connecticut, but the best way to get there is to check out the directions on the Music Mountain web page:

http://www.musicmountain.org/about/directions.html
Posted by jmwc at 08:46 AM

July 11, 2008

Alicia live at Battery Park

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express at River to River Festival
Alicia's band, with pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Brian Glassman and drummer Grant Smith, closes out the Emma Lazarus Birthday Celebration, a Yiddish/klezmer concert presented by the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter-Ring as part of Yiddishfest 2008. Also on the bill: Pharaoh's Daughter and the Three Yiddish Divas.

Time: 7:00pm
Date: July 16, 2008
Location: Battery Park
Price: Free
Phone: 212.683.7816

Click here for more info http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maal3o9abIMZzbIFEx6eafpQav/
Posted by jmwc at 04:03 PM

July 04, 2008

Pharoah's Daughter at JCC Manhatan in June

June 16, 2008
Pharaoh's Daughter
New York, NY 7:30pm at JCC 334 Amsterdam Avenue

$5 - Drisha Artist Fellows: dancers, filmmakers, poets, musicians, visual artist who have been the recipient of an Arts Fellowship in the last year are presenting their new works. For more info: info@jccmanhattan.org and www.drisha.org

Posted by jmwc at 12:55 PM

July 03, 2008

Klezperanto in Boston

Klezperanto's back in Boston in an exciting double bill with The Wiyos

SUNDAY JULY 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the STUART STREET PLAYHOUSE, corner of Charles and Stuart Streets in the heart of Boston's theater district, www.stuartstreetplayhouse.com with very special guests, THE WIYOS, "Vaudevillian Ragtime-Blues and Hillbilly Swing"

You can read all about them at truthfacerecordings.com/wiyos where you can see pictures, check out their tour schedule and press stuff, and hear samples, but it's even BETTER to see this amazing ensemble LIVE!

Price: $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of concert

To purchase tickets online visit Tele-Charge Online
To purchase tickets by phone call 800-447-7400*
*Service fees may apply
To purchase tickets in person visit the Stuart Street Playhouse Box Office 200 Stuart Street (in the Radisson Hotel Boston).
Box Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: Closed (except on performance days)


"What's Klezperanto?" Check out www.klezperanto.com
Posted by jmwc at 02:54 PM

Neshama Carlibach and Nomi Teplow together in Jerusalem

1. Maabada (The Lab) in Jerusalem. Thursday night July 3. Doors open at 9pm
Tickets: 02-6292000 or 1-700-700-920

2. Matnas Karnei Shomron. Sunday night July 6. Tickets available at the door. Doors open at 8:30pm
For info: 052-6162430

www.myspace.com/nomiteplow
Posted by jmwc at 02:51 PM

Concert klezmer pour les 10 ans de l'Atelier Romand de Langues Bibliques

HOTEGEZUGT

Concert klezmer pour les 10 ans de l'Atelier Romand de Langues Bibliques

Samedi 5 juillet 2008 - 20h30 Cret-Berard (Puidoux, VD, CH)
Un large repertoire de musique klezmer, yiddish et sefarades, avec des chants dont certains peuvent etre repris en chour.

Le groupe HOTEGEZUGT (''cause toujours'' en yiddish) se forme et se deforme depuis 1996 grace -- des musiciens qui se passionnent pour les diverses musiques juives. Il perpetue la tradition sans la figer et metisse le klezmer avec les musiques d'aujourd'hui.

Entre : 20.- (etudiants, chomeurs, AVS : 10.-) Informations et reservations: tl. 0041 21 946 03 60 ou info@cret-berard.ch Acces en voiture: par Puidoux-Village (sortie d'autoroute no 13: Chexbres) En train: Gare de Puidoux-Chexbres. Cret-Berard vient vous chercher sur demande !
Posted by jmwc at 02:47 PM

July 02, 2008

Klezmer Klimax Concert

Jewish Music Institute
Time and PlaceDate:
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Time: 7:30pm - 10:45pm
Location: West London Synagogue
Street: 33 Seymour Place
City/Town: London, United Kingdom

Phone: 02078984307
Email: info@jmi.org.uk
A chance to see a spectacular lineup of the top Klezmer musicians, singers and dancers from USA, Europe and Israel in the gorgeous surroundings of West London Synagogue.

Featuring: Grammy award winner Frank London (US), Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (US), Josh Horowitz (US), Cookie Segelstein (US), Shura Lipovsky (Netherlands), Joanne Borts (US), Jeff Warschauer (US), Deborah Strauss (US), Merlin Shepherd (UK), Polina Shepherd (UK), Mark Rubin (US) and Andreas Schmitges (Germany), with guest Klezmer Fusion band “Andralamoussia” from Israel.

Klezmer Klimax is the only major event during KlezFest this year as KlezFest in the Park could not take place due to Tisha B'av. It will be back next year though.

Posted by jmwc at 11:04 AM

June 24, 2008

Andy Statman Live in Chicago

Coming on June 30th, 2008
"Andy Statman is the real thing - a musician's musician." -The New Yorker
"It's the music of Jewish mystics" - The New York Times
"A fascinating & moving mixture" - Jazz Times

WHAT: Andy Statman will be performing live at “The Song & The Spirit”
WHEN: Monday, June 30, 2008 7:30 PM
WHERE: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts,
9501 Skokie Blvd. Skokie, IL
TICKET PRICES (in advance) $25, $36, $60
Purchase tickets online at:
http://www.lubavitchchabad.org/songspirit
For more information call Megan Ensign at 773-262-2770
ABOUT ANDY STATMAN
"Statman's virtuosity has labeled him a genius by his peers." -- The Village Voice

A formidable and consummate musician, Andy Statman is known for his musical wizardry on the mandolin as well as his innovative interpretations of Jewish music on the clarinet. This program covers the genius of Statman from his distinctive improvisational renditions of Klezmer, music of the Chassidic masters, and American roots (bluegrass and blues) to original works drawing upon jazz and other traditions.

Statman, one of his generation's premier mandolinists and clarinetists, thinks of his compositions as "a spontaneous, American-roots form of very personal, prayerful Chasidic music, by way of avant-garde jazz." This small, modest man takes for granted that a performer might embody several worlds in his art, and seems not to recognize that his music, like his story, is extraordinary.

For more information on Andy Statman log on to www.AndyStatman.org

"Andy Statman is a master of two idioms linked only by their demand for virtuosity and their down-home origins." - The New York Times
Posted by jmwc at 10:17 PM

CHALLAHPALOOZA Music Festival in the Berkshires

SUNDAY JULY 13, 2008
7:00PM
Lenox, MA

CHALLAHPALOOZA, the third annual Klezmer music festival in the Berkshires (Western Massachusettes, USA), offers an evening of music and inspiration with the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Sruli and Lisa.

THE YIDDISHKEIT KLEZMER ENSEMBLE
Brian Bender - trombone, melodica, vocals, bandleader
Christina Crowder - accordion, vocals
Miamon Miller - fiddle
Jim Guttmann - double bass
Grant Smith - drums
www.yiddishkeitklezmer.com

- SRULI & LISA -
Sruli Dresdner - clarinet, drums, vocals
Lisa Mayer - fiddle
www.sruliandlisa.com

Call to order tickets: $22/$36/$100(sponsor)
7:00 PM
Duffin Theater
Lenox High School
197 East Street
Lenox, MA
(413) 499-9899
www.jewishberkshires.com/
Posted by jmwc at 07:10 PM

Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble at NYB

Sunday, August 10, 2008
2PM Concert
National Yiddish Bookcenter
Amherst, MA, USA
Admission $10

THE YIDDISHKEIT KLEZMER ENSEMBLE
Brian Bender - trombone, melodica, vocals, bandleader
Christina Crowder - accordion, vocals
Miamon Miller - fiddle
Jim Guttmann - double bass
Grant Smith - drums
www.yiddishkeitklezmer.com

Seth Rogovoy calls Yiddishkeit "one of the top Klezmer bands on the East Coast."

The National Yiddish Bookcenter
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building
1021 West Street
Amherst MA 01002
Phone 413-256-4900
Fax 413-256-4700
www.bikher.org
yiddish@bikher.org

Posted by jmwc at 07:05 PM

June 18, 2008

Strauss/Warschauer Duo in Prague and Amsterdam

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will be performing Strauss/Warschauer Duo in Prague June 18 at 7 PM as part of the Nine Gates Festival. Information: www.9bran.cz http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zQW-I11CelMEEPYiPcHk1Fu6UrMY-HAXGaxRkZ8f634Lzakk1L7fGB8NdYQn2WPa-G9mcFlV7FrBD3CwRrP4AJcXDOCG4YNmxfnnw5YrK4c= (Czech only). Jeff and Deborah will be in Amsterdam next Sunday afternoon, June 22 at 2 PM, at de Burcht. Information: www.mokumalef.nl http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zQW-I11CelO4IN_s9CRH_tz-YsZlyxmGcZ7VWycHpUvbxPjOfA7UMDAjRX57ZraqXs4S-onsrIk1flB43qTXU9JURxkGMlSX9E4OLu7_AYYroeRf2-bLjg== or www.deburcht.org http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001zQW-I11CelPeFsgWxfUqWR9r22wQcvKPKV2bUpiW0ktQ4TtwwQT1RZu4ruapEaDkaxb1phKc7hkI3nZ0U_c8EytNV_nLGpXFG9-Q3XkhzVnnOODzBn1IYg== or telephone 020-6241166.
Posted by jmwc at 07:09 PM

May 28, 2008

Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel's 60th

Wild Peace: A Gala Concert for Israel's 60th
Honoring Joyce Bohnen, Zamir alumna and former board chair
Sunday, June 1, 2008
8:00 pm
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge
Join Maestro Joshua Jacobson and the Zamir Chorale of Boston for a celebration of well-known works and hidden gems by Israel's greatest composers, including Yehezkel Braun's dramatic "Magash Ha-kesef," Naomi Shemer's mystical "Shirat Ha-asavim," Gil Aldema's joyous "Ashira Liydiyday," Moshe Wilensky's exuberant "Uri Tsiyon," and a rollicking arrangement of Marc Lavry's "Shir Ha-Emek." The evening culminates with the world premiere of Cantor Charles D. Osborne's stunning oratorio for chorus and orchestra, Like Wildflowers, Suddenly, based on the poem "Wild Peace," by Israeli poet Yehudah Amichai.
Tickets from $18; students, $10
Visit www.zamir.org
[http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001akelOBI-lzxlFM96wF4rRTlRdfDZu_54wnTFMxfzOMgF57OwGRGBelHxWL7dDzWflwypC9sWi8PSN-WKiLOkQug0Os27yaH-5xBGnqgizRk=] or call 617-244-6333.
Posted by jmwc at 08:05 AM

May 12, 2008

Music in Our Time 2008 at CJH

On Sunday, June 1 at 3 PM, at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th Street, NYC), the American Society for Jewish Music, in association with the American Jewish Historical Society and the Mannes College of Music of the New School, presents "Music in Our Time 2008," our annual concert of contemporary music.

As those of you who have attended the Society's previous concerts of contemporary music know, not only are these concerts an important part of the Society's mission, but they are filled with vital, committed performances of Jewish music by wonderful artists.

The program for "Music in Our Time 2008" consists of works by Paul Richards, Arkadie Kougell, Ofer Ben-Amots, Lionel Semiatin and Paul Schonfield.

For tickets, please contact the CJH Theater Box Office, phone: (917) 606-8200
email: boxoffice@cjh.org .
Posted by jmwc at 10:54 PM

Toronto Jewish Folk Choir Celebrates Yiddish and Israel's 60th

TORONTO JEWISH FOLK CHOIR CELEBRATES YIDDISH MUSIC & ISRAEL’S 60TH ANNIVERSARY IN ITS 82nd SPRING CONCERT JUNE 1

A Yiddish work celebrating the joy of playing the fiddle, and a salute in song to the State of Israel on its 60th anniversary highlight the 82nd annual spring concert of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. Canada’s oldest continuing choral body performs Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2 p.m. at the Leah Posluns Theatre, 4588 Bathurst St., Toronto.Alexander Veprinsky conducts the 30-voice Choir.

Tickets are $23; seniors and students, $19; children 12 and under, free. For information and ticket reservations, e-mail tjfolkchoir@sympatico.ca or call 416-636-0936 (evenings, weekends) or (416) 593-0750. Information is also available at www.winchevskycentre.org/institutions/choir.html.

Pianist is Lina Zemelman, with soloists Miriam Eskin, soprano; Artour Razgoev, tenor; David Weiss, baritone; and Herman Rombouts, bass. An instrumental ensemble is also featured.

The choir marks the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in a mélange of evocative tunes, mostly in Hebrew, along with the beloved Sephardic song Adio Querida, sung in Judeo-Spanish. Included is the heartfelt appeal Hand in Hand – A Song For Peace (Shir L’Shalom), a copy of which was found on Yitzchak Rabin the day he was assassinated.

Centrepiece is Oifn Fidl (On the Fiddle), by Russian-born, American-Jewish composer Vladimir Heifetz (1893-1970). The lively work is based on an autobiographical short story by the great Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916), about a boy’s passion for the violin, despite his father’s misgivings. In addition to David Weiss as baritone soloist, the performance features four teenaged musicians – violinists Lyrit Milgram and Eitan Postavsky, cellist Hannah Belvedere, and flutist Chris James – along with clarinetist Alexander Fedorovsky.

The orchestration is by Maestro Veprinsky, who has also arranged a Yiddish tango and some Yiddish favourites for the choir. An operatic chorus and French folksong complete the program.

The June 1 concert is presented with the assistance of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ben and Hilda Katz Charitable Foundation.

More information on the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir may be found at www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0003439
Posted by jmwc at 10:29 PM

May 02, 2008

CELEBRATING THE EARTH, MAY 3 - 4 AT ST. LUKE IN THE FIELDS

Force of Nature: Celebrating the Earth performed by Melodia Women's Choir

Melodia Women s Choir/Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, now celebrating their fifth season and acclaimed by WNYC for their elegance and ringing tones, has scheduled several spring performances: on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, 2008, they will present Force of Nature: Celebrating the Earth, music about the natural world, at St. Luke in the Fields Church in New York City.
487 Hudson Street
New York, NY
212-924-0562
Saturday May 3 at 8 PM
Sunday May 4 at 4 PM.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, discounts for students and seniors: $20 in advance, $15 at the door.
Call 212-252-4135, or visit www.melodiawomenschoir.org.

The program will feature Samuel Barber's Sure On This Shining Night; Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály s Mountain Nights Songs Without Words For Women s Voices; Ronald Perera's Earthsongs; Zhou Long's Four Seasons, a setting of ancient Chinese poetry; A Goodly Heritage by British composer Gordon Jacob; Spring Song by Israeli composer Yehezkel Braun; Hotaru Koi (Firefly) by Japanese composer Ro Ogura; and Wellsprings (New York Premiere) and Contemplations (U.S. Premiere) by Welsh-born composer Hilary Tann.

For these concerts, Melodia is partnering with Water is Life Kenya, a project that brings water to drought-affected regions of Southern Kenya. Water is Life Kenya was founded by Joyce Tannian, a former member of Melodia, who moved to Southern Kenya to dedicate her life and energy to drilling wells so people have easier access to clean and safe water. The project is funded by money raised by Joyce Tannian and her family and friends in the U.S. $1 of each ticket sold will be donated to Water is Life - Kenya. Tax deductible donations may also be made by visiting www.kenyawaterislife.com.

Working with the Maasai community, the project has just completed its first well in Imisigyio, already visited by more than 800 women daily and sustaining the lives of their families and livestock. The drilling of the new well means that the 10-12 hours a woman used to spend fetching water every day are now reduced to 2 or 3. Water is Life Kenya helps people improve their lives, and preserve their culture and customs by giving them a chance to survive in an environment catastrophically affected by global warming.

Following the May 3-4 concerts, Melodia Women s Choir will be featured at the Symphony Space Wall to Wall Bach May 17, performing excerpts from Bach Cantatas 4 and 78. They then return to Symphony Space June 5 as guest artists with the New Amsterdam Symphony in Gustav Holst s The Planets, and in selections from the Melodia repertoire. Melodia is also currently sponsoring its first Women Composers Commissioning Competition, and the deadline for submissions is April 1, 2008. Details on all these events are available at www.melodiawomenschoir.org.

Melodia Women s Choir creates, discovers and performs works for women s voices, and the repertory of the ensemble includes an eclectic mix of rarely performed classical and contemporary works. Their recent concert, Sweet Interlude, presented the World Premiere of Becca Schack s In My End Is My Beginning, and Vivaldi s Gloria in D in the all-female setting for which it was probably intended. Previous concerts have celebrated female composers and ensembles from 12th to 21 centuries, and premiered Allison Sniffin s Hear Me With Your Eyes, based on love poems of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Melodia has rediscovered numerous neglected works. The group was founded in 2003 by Jennifer Clarke, an arts consultant who has worked with London s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Court Theatre, and companies in New York including the American Music Center, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Dancing in the Streets. The ensemble appeared last year in the Symphony Space Wall to Wall Stravinsky marathon.

Cynthia Powell, Melodia s Artistic Director and conductor since its inception, also serves as Artistic Director of Stonewall Chorale, has directed the choral program of Sarah Lawrence College and was a guest conductor at the Festival Internacional de Coros in Havana, Cuba. Equally at home as a pianist and organist, she has toured with Meredith Monk's opera, Atlas and Celebration Service in Europe, at the Spoleto USA Festival, the Walker Arts Center and Lincoln Center 2000 Festival.
Posted by jmwc at 11:38 AM

April 22, 2008

Philadelphia Folklore Project Presents Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan Watts

The Philadelphia Folklore Project Presents: Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan Watts PLAY KLEZMER!

Sunday May 11, 2008, doors open at 6 pm
World Cafe Live (www.worldcafelive), 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $20, or special price of $16 for PFP members through PFP
www.folkloreproject.org; 215-726-1106.

This special concert promises an unforgettable Mother’s Day celebration, featuring the outstanding Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan Watts mother-daughter team, and their band of klezmer stars from the east coast and Canada. The concert will feature never before heard songs from a book compiled in 1927 by Susan’s great-grandfather, Joseph Hoffman, including his compositions, songs by his son Jake Hoffman, and other rarely performed Philly tunes in brand-new arrangements by Susan Watts. The concert will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the artists.

PFP will be filming for its documentary on Elaine Watts at this event; come be a part of the project. Elaine was the first woman percussionist to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music, and is a recent winner of a prestigious National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts (one of just a handful of Pennsylvania artists to be so honored).

This project occurs with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Philadelphia Music Project (funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by the University of the Arts), the PA Humanities Council, the PA Historical & Museum Commission, and Philadelphia Folklore Project Members.

For more info: Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S. 50th St., Phila., PA 19143. 215-726-1106. info@folkloreproject.org, www.folkloreproject.org. PFP is a 21-year-old independent public interest folklife agency committed to cultural equity: we work to sustain diverse Philadelphia vernacular traditions as real resources for vital local communities. Give a listen!

Posted by jmwc at 10:01 AM

Holocaust Remembrance Day at Museum of Jewish Heritage

WHAT: "Different Trains" Featuring the Israeli Contemporary String Quartet
WHERE: Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan
WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 2008, 7 p.m.
COST: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, $10 for members

Join the internationally acclaimed Israeli Contemporary String Quartet (ICSQ) for a moving performance of "Different Trains," distinguished American composer Steve Reich's commemorative Holocaust work, in honor of Yom HaShoah, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. "Different Trains," which The New York Times calls a "work of such astonishing originality that breakthrough seems the only possible description," will take place in Edmond J. Safra Hall at the Museum on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. This Grammy Award-winning work consists of a live string quartet and collage of pre-recorded sounds. Josef Bardanashvili's String Quartet No. 1 and Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 3 in F (Op. 73) will complete the program.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors, and $10 for members and are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum box office at (646) 437-4202. This concert is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel.

The Israeli Contemporary String Quartet, one of Israel's most influential ensembles, is made up of Hadas Fabrikant, violin; Tali Goldberg, violin; Katya Polin, viola; and Hilla Epstein, cello. The ICSQ has performed in concerts and festivals across the United States, Europe, Asia, and Israel, including the Israeli premiere of "Different Trains" at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2002. The Quartet counts many artists among its collaborators, including choreographers, dancers, video artists, theater directors, composers, and performers. The ICSQ has received such honors as Grand Prix at the Eighth International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition, the Israel's Minister of Culture and Education's award, and the Alfred Ensor award.

The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century-before, during, and after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust; Sosúa: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic; and "To Return to the Land..." Paul Goldman's Photographs of the Birth of Israel. The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones, as well as James Carpenter's Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.

Posted by jmwc at 09:42 AM

Alicia at Riverdale Y

Thursday April 24, 2008

Klezmer Reimagined: Alicia Svigals with bassist Nicki Parrott and pianist Uli Geissendorfer
A forward-looking collaboration between the world’s greatest klezmer violinist and two top jazz players. Nicki and Uli’s imaginative responses to Alicia’s klezmer fiddling will offer a fresh perspective on this ancient and beautiful tradition.

Date: Thursday, April 24
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Riverdale Y, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY 10471,
(718) 548-8200
www.riverdaley.org
Tickets: $18 ($9 for children)
Pre-show kosher-for-Passover dinner available at the Unleavened Cafe.
Posted by jmwc at 09:26 AM

Musicians of Lenox Hill to Perform Chamber Music of Jewish Composers

On Monday, April 28 at 8 PM, the Musicians of Lenox Hill, under the artistic direction of Soo-Kyung Park, will perform Chamber Music of Jewish Composers at Temple Israel of the City of New York, 112 East 75th Street, New York City. The concert will feature six extraordinary musicians presenting familiar as well as new or rarely heard music by composers of Jewish faith or heritage. The program includes Three Nocturnes for Violin, Cello and Piano by Ernest Bloch, Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland, Gershwin s Preludes for Piano, Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano, No. 1, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn, Window for Viola and Piano by David Ludwig, Sonata for Cello and Harp, Op. 208 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Arrowhead for Flute, Viola and Harp by Eric Zeizl. The audience is invited to attend a dessert reception with the artists following the concert.

TICKET INFORMATION Tickets are $15 or $10 for seniors and students and will be available at the door. Members of Temple Israel and their accompanying guests are admitted free. To reserve tickets or for more information, call 917-834-5399, or send an email to musiciansoflenoxhill@gmail.com. Temple Israel of the City of New York is located at 112 East 75th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, and can be easily reached on the 6 train (77th Street station). Parking is available in nearby garages. Featured performers include Jae-Kyuck Cho, piano, Judy Kang, violin, Andy Lin, viola, Alberto Parrini, cello, Soo-Kyung Park, flute and Jessica Zhou, harp. Each of these musicians, who met as students at The Juilliard School, are young rising stars who perform with major orchestras and ensembles around the world and have won many of the most prestigious music competitions. The concert, which is an annual event now in its 10th year, is a living tribute to the memory of Dr.Hyman Levy and his son, Jerrold Levy, made possible by a gift to Temple Israel by Mrs. Muriel Levy.

In endowing the annual concert, Mrs. Levy sought to promote the outstanding talents of the Musicians of Lenox Hill and to feature the work of a living Jewish composer. This year s featured composer is David Ludwig, whose arrangement of his work Window for Viola and Piano will be premiered at this event. Mr. Ludwig serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute. His Concertino was one of the top ten most frequently performed orchestral works by a living composer in 2007. The Philadelphia Inquirer has called his music "entrancing...promising to speak for the sorrows of this generation , and The New York Times praised his work for its expressive directness . Says Artistic Director Soo-Kyung Park I fell in love with every piece on this program. The number of great musicians and composers of Jewish faith or heritage is amazing, and I hope that adults as well as children of all faiths will attend to enjoy the wonderful artistic gifts these composers have given us. *****
Posted by jmwc at 09:16 AM

April 15, 2008

60 at 60

60 locations are participating in special celebrations for Israel's 60th anniversary. Most of the concerts are in May, and some in June. For full details, see the website. There's a lot of great activity and big celebrations throughout the country. If you haven't seen some of these top performers, this may be your chance. There are performers appealing to different generations, so the whole family can enjoy the music and celebrate Israel's founding 60 years ago.

http://www.60at60.org/

Posted by jmwc at 11:54 AM

60th Anniversary of Israel in New York at Radio City

The official observation of the 60th Anniversary of the State of Israel's 60th Anniversary in New York will take place at 8PM on Wednesday May 7th with a major musical gala at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The event will feature Reggae superstar Matisyahu, Paul Shaffer of the David Letterman Show, composer/performer and MacArthur Genius award winner John Zorn and top Israeli music artists Idan Raichel, Rami Kleinstein, David Broza and Habanot Nechama, with additional performers to be announced.

The historic cultural gathering will be the largest such celebration of its kind, and is supported by over 100 Jewish organizations including the UJA Federation of New York, Consulate General of Israel, Jewish Community Relations Council, Dor Chadash and other key groups representing a majority of the organized American Jewish community. The evening will begin with a brief memorial program with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Israeli Ambassadors Dan Gillerman and Asaf Sharif and other dignitaries.

General admission tickets are $36, $60, $120 and $180. VIP tickets are $360 for center orchestra or $1000 for front orchestra seats with program listing. VIP tickets include a private pre-concert dinner reception with the artists and post-concert party at Tavern on the Green. All net proceeds of the event will benefit three leading Israeli organizations helping children in need Ahava orphanage in the North, Gvanim in Sderot, and Beit Issie Shapiro in the center of Israel.

For tickets: http://www.60at60.org ; info@60at60.org or call 212-608-0555.
Posted by jmwc at 11:49 AM

Music as a Bridge to Oneness

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3pm
Seeds of Compassion Presents
MUSIC AS A BRIDGE TO ONENESS
A Talk and Demonstration by Yuval Ron

How music connects us to the divine to Oneness and to the spiritual and mystical side of life. A discussion of ways to teach unity and tolerance using music as a platform for meeting your opponent, your neighbor and the other. With live demonstration on the Oud.

Location: Center House Stage, Seattle Center,
305 Harrison Street,
Seattle, WA 98109
Admission: FREE and open to the public
For More Information: http://seedsofcompassion.net/event/concert/concert2.asp

Posted by jmwc at 11:33 AM

Yavneh Ensemble Concert 'America, Amerike'

America, Amerike: Jewish Music throughout America's History

Monday, May 12, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Tiferet Bet Israel
1920 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Monday, May 19, 2008
7:30 p.m.
The Ethical Society Building
19 South Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA

The Yavneh Ensemble , conducted by Robert A.M. Ross, and with a special guest appearance by Hazzan Howard K. Glantz, will present music of the Jewish experience in America, including:
• Sephardic chants from colonial synagogues
• The 1897 Union Hymnal and its role in the formation of Jewish Americans
• The great wave of Eastern European immigration in its varied musical manifestations: Yiddish theater, Yiddish radio and the clash of the old country with the new in a special choral presentation of Sholom Secunda's Chazonim Oyf Probe.
• The American synagogue finds its distinctive voice in the 20th century and beyond.

Tickets are $36, 18, and $9 for students, and may be ordered online at http://www.yavnehensemble.org, or reserved at 215-849-4129.
Posted by jmwc at 10:10 AM

March 31, 2008

"Metropolitan Klezmer @The Museum at Eldridge Street"

Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00pm.
Eve says, "It's a wonderful venue, this is their re-opening season. Some rare movie excerpts plus our eight-piece musical adaptations...".

Event: Metropolitan Klezmer @The Museum at Eldridge Street
"Music of Yiddish Celluloid: Live band & film clips!"
What: Concert
Host: Eve Sicular
When: Wednesday, April 9 at 7:00pm
Where: Museum at Eldridge Street (landmark restored synagogue!)
12 Eldridge Street, New York City
Posted by jmwc at 02:47 PM

March 25, 2008

Judith Shatin Premiere in Minnesota

Judith Shatin's upcoming premiere of the orchestrated version of Songs of War and Peace, will take place on Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m.
at St. Mary's Cathedral
25 8th Ave. So,
St. Cloud, MN.
Songs of War and Peace is a setting of four powerful Israeli poems on the topic, in outstanding translations by American and Israeli poets. The new version was commissioned by the Minnesota Center Chorale. The premiere performance will be conducted by J. Michele Edwards.

Another performance of the composer's work, the Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi
with pianist Jose Lopez, will take place
on May 4, at 3:00 p.m.
Bass Museum
2121 Park Ave.
Miami Beach, FL.
Posted by jmwc at 10:53 PM

Seminaries Join in Choral Concert in NY

The student cantorial choirs of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Sacred music and the Jewish Theological Seminary's H.L. MIller Cantorial School will perform lush, rich Jewish choral music, cantorial solos, ensemble pieces, and much more. Under the baton of Joyce Rosensweig and Hazzan JoAnn Rice.

8pm
Tuesday April 1, 2008.
Suggested donation $18.
The program will be held at the
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St. New York City
Posted by jmwc at 10:02 PM

CHASANUT CONCERT in Basel, Switzerland

CHASANUT CONCERT and presentation of the new CD EJTZ CHAIJM, Sunday April 6, Basel, Switzerland. Performing: the Choir of The Great Synagoge Basel with chasanim Issachar Helman, Basel, Jaakov Motzen,Toronto and Gedalya Alexander, London. Concert on April 6, 2008 at 5pm in the concert hall Stadt-Casino, Basel, Switzerland (where Herzl had his meetings). Admission Swiss Francs 40 and Swiss Francs 30 (2 categories). Promotion sale of the new CD at Swiss Francs 20 See also www.synagogenchorbasel.ch
Posted by jmwc at 09:59 PM

March 13, 2008

HOMMAGE A MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996)

HOMMAGE A MIECZYSLAW WEINBERG (1919-1996)
5e concert du 'Cycle russe' de l'AMJ
par
Elisaveta BLUMINA (piano) & Emil ROVNER (chant & violoncelle)

dimanche 16 mars à 17h
Centre musical Robert Dunand, 9 rue du Marché, Carouge (Genève, Suisse)

Deux virtuoses d'origine russe rendent hommage à ce compositeur méconnu, compagnon de route et ami de Dimitri Shostakovitch.

PROGRAMME:

Mieczyslaw Weinberg: De la poésie de Vasili Zhukovski op. 116 (1976) pour basse et piano
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Sonate pour violoncelle solo N° 1 op. 72 (1960, première suisse)
Maurice Ravel: Chanson juive : "Meyerke mayn sun" (1910) pour voix et piano
Ernest Bloch: Prière "De la vie juive" n° 2 (1925) pour violoncelle et piano
Mieczyslaw Weinberg: Children's notebook , book 1, op. 16 (1944) pour piano
Ernest Bloch: Méditation hébraïque (1925) pour violoncelle et piano
Chants hébraïques et chants séfarades arr. pour voix et violoncelle par Emil Rovner


Elisaveta BLUMINA (piano)

Née à St-Petersbourg, Elisaveta Blumina est reconnue comme l'une des plus remarquables pianistes de sa génération. Après le Conservatoire de St.-Petersbourg, elle poursuit ses études à la Musikhochschule de Hambourg et au Conservatoire de Berne. Parmi ses maîtres, on compte András Schiff et Bruno Canino.
Très appréciée dans un grand nombre de pays, elle a remporté plusieurs compétitions internationales, notamment en Russie, en Allemagne, en Belgique, en Italie et en Espagne, ainsi que le prix de la meilleure pianiste accompagnatrice au Concours International Pfitzner de chant et au Concours International Sarasate de violon.
Hôte de prestigieux festivals, tels que le Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, le Festival de Colmar, le Verbier Festival & Academy, etc., ses récitals à Anvers, Hambourg, Milan, Berlin, New York ont remporté un grand succès auprès du public et de la critique. Elle a été invitée en tant que soliste par plusieurs orchestres, dont l'Orchestre symphonique de St.-Petersbourg, le Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hambourg, la Dresdner Philharmonie, la Sinfonia Varsovia, les Virtuoses de Moscou, sous la direction -entre autres- de Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Spivakov et Gerd Albrecht. De nombreux récitals ou concerts transmis par la télévision et la radio ont élargi sa réputation. En outre, Elisaveta Blumina a fondé le trio «Eremitage» et parmi ses partenaires réguliers, on compte Pierre Amoyal, le quatuor Artemis, Martin Ostertag, Eduard Brunner et des solistes du théâtre Bolchoï de Moscou. Elisaveta Blumina a enregistré huit disques compacts.

Emil ROVNER (violoncelle et chant)
Né en 1975 à Nizhny Novgorod (Russie), Emil Rovner est probablement le seul artiste du moment qui poursuit parallèlement deux carrières internationales: Il donne des concerts comme soliste, chambriste et également en tant que chanteur de concert et d'opéra.
Il débute son activité de concertiste à l'âge de dix ans avec le Glinka Philharmonic Orchestra et se perfectionne jusqu'en 2001 auprès de Boris Pergamenschikov à la Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler à Berlin. Afin de compléter sa formation musicale, il suit des cours de chant à la Schola Cantorum Basiliensis avec Ulrich Meissthaler. Invité en tant que soliste par l'Orchestre Philharmonique de St.-Petersbourg, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de la République Tchèque, le Berliner Symphoniker, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Moscou, il a ainsi eu l'occasion de jouer dans les plus grandes salles. Emil Rovner a obtenu de nombreux prix à divers concours internationaux pour violoncelle, entre autres un 1er prix au Concours J. Brahms, en Autriche (1996), un 1er prix au Concours Jost, à Lausanne (1997), ainsi que le 1er prix et deux prix spéciaux au Concours J. S. Bach, à Leipzig (1998).
Emil Rovner est co-fondateur et directeur artistique du Resonanzen-Festival de Saint-Moritz.

Posted by jmwc at 06:23 PM

March 05, 2008

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Trio

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer & Hassidic Trio will be performing concert # 3, (out of 4) in the multi-site JCC Jewish Music Festival at Temple Shalom 223 Valley Rd, Middletown Sunday, March 23rd, 4 PM $8 ($5 for members of the JCC or Temple Shalom
Posted by jmwc at 11:30 PM

Nashirah in Philly

Nashirah Concert Poster 2008 Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Philadelphia is having a concert March 30 at 3:00 P.M. at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. The name of the concert is "Im Tir'zu: If You Will It". Further information, a contact telephone number and directions are available at Nashira website: www.nashirah.org.
Posted by jmwc at 11:21 PM

ISLE OF KLEZBOS at Drom NYC

www.metropolitanklezmer.com

Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies together at Drom NYC
Wednesday, March 12th
Dynamic double bill of women's bands, back by popular demand!

8:00pm - ISLE OF KLEZBOS klezmer sextet
http://myspace.com/klezbos

9:30pm - The LASCIVIOUS BIDDIES cocktail pop quartet
http://biddiesmusic.com http://myspace.com/biddies

$12 for both sets + club minimum
Drom: World Music/jazz nightclub & restaurant
85 Avenue A (near 6th St), East Village
212-777-1157
http://dromnyc.com
Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies join forces once again, premiering at Drom after their exciting musical pairing at Comix last fall. Tag-team girl-band rematch, guest Klezbian vocals by Mira Stroika!

::: Newsflash ::: Isle of Klezbos are 2008 NYSCA/LMCC Grant Award recipients from the Fund for Creative Communities! Supporting our June 9th KlezBiGay Pride show in El Sol Brilliante community garden, East Village NYC. (Please scroll down for full schedule and more info.)

Formed in 1998, Isle of Klezbos has toured North America & Europe, playing concerts from Vienna to Vancouver with many festival reprises. Their music has enjoyed world-wide airplay, OutMusic awards, critical acclaim, and appearances on Showtime's "The L Word," PBS' "In The Life," CNN "Worldbeat," and live radio from WFMU to NPR.

Among Klezbos bandmates are graduates of Juilliard, Eastman, and Manhattan Schools of Music as well as Harvard and Yale. Their individual performance resumes include onstage appearances and/or recording sessions with artists such as Rufus Wainwright, David Krakauer, Indigo Girls, Arrow, Natalie Merchant, Natalie Cole, and Bonnie Raitt, as well as experience in styles from samba to Balkan to funk, and reggae to classical to Latin jazz.

In the thrilling November 2007 double bill debut by Isle of Klezbos with The Lascivious Biddies at Comix, creative collaborations included Klezbos players sitting in on prog-rock original "Celestial Delight" by Biddies pianist/vocalist Diedre Rodman; and Biddies onstage to join in on Klezbos' grooving Latinesque Yinglish version of "Comes Love."

"Comes Love" is also the Klezbonus track on Metropolitan Klezmer's new live concert album TRAVELING SHOW, named Best of 2007 by Jewish Week and papers from coast to coast, and praised for "originality, expert musicianship and a keen world music sensibility" by All About Jazz. Isle of Klezbos' own hit CD, the OutMusic Award-nominated GREETINGS FROM THE ISLE OF KLEZBOS, prompted the UK's Phat Planet to call the sextet "one of the finest young klezmer bands ever to appear on the block." All Isle of Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer CDs are distributed internationally by Stern's Music (New York & London), released by Rhythm Media Records.

Isle of Klezbos "tests the elasticity of the genre" (The New Yorker), and offers "talent is as strong as its name is provocative" (Courier News). The group recently played their triumpant return engagement for Vienna's KlezMORE Festival (2007 & 2004), as well as Seattle's Bumbershoot, St Louis' Edison Theatre with Cowboy Envy, NYC's Merkin Hall with the Stonewall Chorale, Joe's Pub, BAM Cafe, Brooklyn Museum's First Saturdays, Jewsapalooza with Pharaoh's Daughter, Southpaw with Golem and Metropolitan Klezmer, The Knitting Factory with Marga Gomez' Groundhog Spectacular, and with guest star Bitch (aka Capital B) for downtown Purim shows. They are perennial favorites at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival and the National Yiddish Book Center.

ISLE OF KLEZBOS at Drom NYC, Wednesday March 12th

Pam Fleming (Hazmat Modine, Burning Spear, RadioDread) - trumpet & flugelhorn Debra Kreisberg (Los Mas Valientes, D'Tripp) - clarinet & alto saxophone Saskia Lane (The Lascivious Biddies, Dan Zanes) - upright bass Eve Sicular (Voodoobillies, Mazeltones) - drummer & bandleader with special guest Klezbians... Patrick Farrell (Panorama Jazz Band, Staggerback Brass, Veveritse) - accordion & Klezbos guest debut by singer Mira Stroika! http://myspace.com/mirastroika

Wednesday, March 12: dynamic double bill of womens bands... Isle of Klezbos & The Lascivious Biddies, rematch by popular demand! Drom NYC - Klezbos (vocalist Mira Stroika), 8pm; Biddies cocktail pop quartet, 9:30pm http://dromnyc.com

Looking ahead, METROPOLITAN KLEZMER & ISLE OF KLEZBOS Spring '08:
• Wednesday, April 9: live octet & original arrangements, plus archival sound film clips! Metropolitan Klezmer's "Music of Yiddish Celluloid" Michael Farkas (Wiyos) vocals The Museum at Eldridge Street, NYC 7pm http://eldridgestreet.org

• Sunday, April 13: Parents Weekend show Isle of Klezbos with vocalist Judith Berkson Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY, 3pm til 5pm

• Thursday, April 24: Special Pesakh show, followed by NY Gypsy All-Stars Seventh night of Passover! Drom NYC, 7:30pm Metropolitan Klezmer with vocalists Melissa Fogarty & Judith Berkson http://dromnyc.com

• Tuesday, June 3: Rain or shine, outdoors if weather permits - our 13th year here... Metropolitan Klezmer at Museum Mile Festival Free at The Jewish Museum on Fifth Avenue 6pm - 9pm http://thejewishmuseum.org

• Monday, June 9: Tenth Annual show, and NYC Pride Month tradition! Isle of Klezbos - KlezBiGay Pride, supported by The Fund for Creative Communities: funding from New York State Council on the Arts & Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Free & open to the public, El Sol Brilliante garden: E. 12th St, Ave's A/B, East Village

• Thursday, June 19: Lunchtime set Metropolitan Klezmer at Abe Lebewohl Park NYC rain or shine! Free & outdoors, front of St Mark's Church, East Village 12:30pm - 1:30pm http://thirdstreetmusicschool.org

Also coming up... • Sunday, March 23: Eve Sicular, Yiddish Celluloid Closet film clips/lecture National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst MA 2pm http://bikher.org

• Eve Sicular is an award recipient of NYC's Department of Cultural Affairs & LMCC for "J. Edgar Klezmer & Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files" at Dixon Place, late '08

International CD reviews. Metropolitan Klezmer's TRAVELING SHOW... • "A fun-filled live recording with lots of great klezmer tunes and wonderful Yiddish songs. Guys & Dolls and Bagels is an interesting attempt to make klezmer accessible to a non-klezmer literate audience." - fROOTS Magazine, UK ('thumbs up' rating)

• Traveling Show CD: "Best of 2007!" LISTS: Jewish Week NYC, Jewish Journal LA, Detroit Jewis News, Boston Jewish Chronicle

Posted by jmwc at 11:57 AM

WOMEN AT WORK

Downtown Music Productions
mimi stern-wolfe, artistic director

EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES
St Marks in the Bowery 10th street 2nd avenue
Presents

WOMEN AT WORK

SUNDAY MARCH 16 @ 3PM

Downtown Chamber & Opera Players:
PAULA KIMPER, Restless Yearning (premiere) (Perry Brass, poet); (String Quartet and Counter Tenor); Marshall Coid, counter-tenor and Quartet;
MADELEINE DRING (Trio for oboe, flute & piano); Andrew Bolotowsky, flute; Jeffrey Hale, oboe;
MARY CAROL WARWICK (premiere) (Viola Sonata); (Song: (Imagination) (Ilsa Gilbert ) Dan Strba (vla); & Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano
MEIRA WARSHAUER (Aecha) with Downtown Chamber Trio (Rieko Kawabata, vl; Daniel Barrett, cel;)
LAURA WOLFE , vocals and guitar with DAVE EGGAR:, cello; (Original songs);
MIRA SPEKTOR, (Turn Around);Songs: Maeve Hoglund, soprano;
suggested donation: $10, 15;
information: dmpmimi@msn.com;
www.downtownmusicproductions.org
212 477 1594
Posted by jmwc at 11:52 AM

February 27, 2008

"Common Chords II": A Celebration of Muslim and Jewish Music

"Common Chords II": A Celebration of Muslim and Jewish Music is a concert occuring at Temple Beth Sholom (401 Roslyn Rd, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577) on Saturday night, 3/1/2008 at 7:30 pm (5:30 pm for Mincha/Ma'ariv, followed by a 6:30 pm Lite Bite Middle Eastern Cafe). If you haven't heard the music of Salman Ahmad of the musical group Junoon & world leading klezmer artist Yale Strom, then you're missing something... You can get an idea about their styles by going to their respective web sites: http://www.junoon.com/ and http://www.yalestrom.com/

If your kids and teens were not planning on attending this concert, have them listen to the music on-line, I bet they'll want to go!!! These performers are more often at college campuses, central park, the UN General Assembly, and together they combine sufi-rock with klezmer, jazz, and Sephardic motifs.
$10 adults, $5 students Salman Ahmad worked with Madonna and Bono from U2 in 2007 and has been touring actively, and has primarily focused on performing and addressing at Universities the U.S. such as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Purdue, Stanford, MIT, UT-Austin etc. Salman has been teaching a class on music titled "Islamic Music and Culture of South Asia", as a guest faculty at the Queens College of NY. Salman recently worked with Annie Lennox, Sarah McLachlan and Dave Stewart in a song for 'Green Peace'. In short, he rocks!

Yale Strom is a violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer, playwright that is a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities. Strom has become the world's leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music and history. He has been composing his own New Jewish music, which combines klezmer with Hasidic nigunim , Rom, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs and has performed with many world renown musicians. Strom has lectured extensively throughout the Untied States and Europe and taught at NYU for the 4 years, where he created the course Artist-Ethnographer Expeditions . He is on the advisory board of the Center for Jewish Creativity, based in Los Angeles and an Artist-in-Residence in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University. This is not your zadye's klezmer music!
Posted by jmwc at 02:50 PM

February 24, 2008

HOT, HIP AND HEYMISH with the Queen of Yiddish Soul

Congregation Sinai presents
ELEANOR REISSA SINGS YIDDISH SOUL
Piano Accompaniment byGRANT STURIALE
DIRECT FROM A SOLD OUT RUN AT THE HOUSEMAN THEATRE IN NY!
Sunday, February 24th
at 2:00 PM
at Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Avenue in San Jose, California

Join Tony Award Nominee Eleanor Reissa for a celebration of the vitality of Yiddish music and humor. You don't need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joy and warmth of this unique soulful language. The show seamlessly blends passionate folk songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theater, and stirring expressions of love, piousness, and protest.

Tickets are only $36.00 $25.00 for Seniors 65 and over $18.00 for Kids 18.00 and under $75.00 for Supporters (includes a CD and preferred seating) $500.00 for Patrons (includes a CD, preferred seating, and a party at the home of Maureen Ellenberg with a performance by Miss Reissa in a warm, intimate setting)
For reservations please call
(408) 264-8542

"A JOYOUS EXPERIENCE!"
- Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of Fiddler on The Roof

"ELEANOR REISSA LIGHTS UP THE STAGE"
- 1010 WINS Radio

"A SMILE THAT RADIATES, AN EXPERT COMEDIENNE"
-The New York Daily News
"Eleanor Reissa To Perform at Congregation Sinai
San Jose, Calif., January 10, 2008?Congregation Sinai, a Jewish synagogue located in the Willow Glen neighborhood, announced that Eleanor Reissa will bring her highly-praised Off-Broadway show, Hot, Hip, and Heymish directly from a sold-out run at the Houseman Theater in New York to Congregation Sinai on Sunday, February 24th at 2:00PM. Eleanor Reissa is one of the world s most renowned interpreters of Yiddish music, as well as a Tony-nominated director, and award winning theatre artist. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Eleanor is a proud product of the New York City public school system. Eleanor s parents were Holocaust survivors, which accounts for Eleanor s fluency in Yiddish and love of Yiddishkeit.

Join Eleanor and her piano accompanist, Grant Sturiale, for a delightful afternoon celebrating gems of Yiddish music and humor. You don't need to understand Yiddish to appreciate the joys and warmth of this unique, soulful language. The program seamlessly blends passionate folk songs, classics of the Second Avenue Theatre, and touching expressions of love, piousness and protest. You'll laugh, cry and realize you understand more than you thought. Those who attended her previous concert here raved about her singing and comedy.

Steven Dick, current president of Congregation Sinai, who does not speak or understand Yiddish, said, "I had a wonderful time. The concert was filled with great music and a lot of funny moments. I highly recommend this concert to anyone regardless of their Yiddish background."

For concert admission fees, reservations and more information, please contact the Sinai office (1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose or 408-264-8542). CDs will be available for purchase at the concert as well. Reservations required by February 22nd.

Posted by jmwc at 06:26 PM

February 18, 2008

Leib Levin features Bloch in New York Concert

Violinist Leib (Leonid) Levin
New York Recital
"Violin Favorites," featuring "Nigun" by E. Bloch
from Baal Shem Tov-Suite for Violin & and Piano.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
5:30pm, Bechstein Piano Centre
207 West 58th Street (betw.Broadway&7 Ave)
Free Admission
Posted by jmwc at 09:08 AM

February 14, 2008

Pete Rushfesky Traditional Klezmer in Flushing, NY

Traditional Jewish Klezmer Music
Mr. Pete Rushefsky
Queens Library - International Resource Center
Concert
Sunday, March 16, 2008
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:Flushing Library - Auditorium (Lower Level)
41-17 Main St.
Flushing, NY
Posted by jmwc at 10:23 PM

Klezmer Kaos en concert á Olympic café

21 fevrier
Klezmer Kaos Concert
Thursday, February 21, 2008
8:30am - 11:30am
Location:Olympic Café
Street: 20 rue Léon, Métro Château Rouge/Marcadet poissonniers
City/Town: Paris, France
des concerts de Klezmer Kaos
www.myspace.com/klezmerkaos
on jouera à Olympic café, le 21 février
20 rue Léon, 18éme, Métro Château Rouge/Marcadet poissonniers
C'est une entrée gratuite
20h30
Posted by jmwc at 10:16 PM

February 09, 2008

TANGELE : La pulsation du tango yiddish

Lloïca Czakis: chant, Juan Lucas Aisemberg: violon, Ivo De Greef: piano.
Dimanche 24 février 2008 à la Cité Bleue, Genève
à 11h : Conférence - entrée libre
à 17h : Concert
tarifs: 30.- ; Tarif réduit (AVS; étudiants, etc): 20.-
Réduction supplémentaire de 10.- aux membres AMJ
Réservation: 022/344.64.09 ou amj@amj.ch
informations: www.amj.ch et http://www.tangele.com

'Tangele' est un néologisme qui signifie 'cher petit tango' et fait état de la rencontre de deux cultures: la chanson yiddish et le tango. Ce spectacle présente un répertoire original, crée dans les théâtres yiddish de Buenos Aires et de New York vers 1930, et relate son voyage jusque dans les ghettos et les camps de concentration.

Tangele est un hommage à l'art de survivre et de se réinventer. Conçu par Lloïca Czackis après son coup de foudre pour la culture yiddish, le projet a été récompensé par le JMI Millennium Award (Londres 2002), et a été suivi de publications, de conférences et de nombreux concerts à Londres, Brighton, Nottingham, Paris, Bruxelles, Vienne, Berlin, Francfort, Boston, New York et Los Angeles.

Posted by jmwc at 06:40 PM

February 07, 2008

New Live Music -- Silent Film

http://www.yadarts.com/

Sunday 17th February 2008 at 4pm
SCORE: East and West with live music from Lemez Lovas, Rohan Kriwaczek and Moshikop
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
£8.50/£6 conc/£4.50 under 15s from the Barbican ticket office: 0845 120 7527 or
http://www.barbican.org.uk/film

Part of the Barbican’s silent film / live music series, Lemez Lovas, formerly of Oi Va Voi, directs guest musicians Moshikop and Rohan Kriwaczek in an irreverent live performance of a score for East and West – especially prepared for the JCC – that played to sell-out audiences in 2005 and 2006.

In Sidney M. Goldin and Ivan Abramson’s silent movie (1923), streetwise New Yorker Mollie (Molly Picon) travels to her demure cousin’s wedding in a traditional Polish shtetl. Lovas, Moshikop and Kriwaczek’s cheeky new score takes us from traditional klezmer to contemporary electronica, from liturgical melancholy to party pop kitsch and from vaudeville to breakbeat. As love blossoms between East and West, and the musical narrative unfolds, traditional and modern worlds are brought into collision.

http://www.jewishcommunitycentre.org.uk/Arts_Score.html Produced by Yad Arts for the JCC http://www.jcclondon.org.uk/ for London and the Barbican Sunday 16th March 2008 Radio Gagarin: Experiments in Sunday Socialism Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, London W12 6pm – 1a.m. £5 on the door.

London’s only Balkan/Russian/Baltic/Gypsy/Klez/Mash/Thrash/Trash/KULTURKlash!!!

‘The Arts Club's most adventurous and anarchic night (and that's saying something)’ Time Out

The Commissar continues to pledge:

Live: ROHAN KRIWACZEK and Angelina and her Gypsy Soul Punk and more to be confirmed….

PLUS performance from Friends of Gagarin, poetry from Tim Cumming, Marxist-Leninist alienation from art/animation/video installations for the Proletariat from state artists Adrian Philpott & Cathy Gale; frozen vodka & rakiya galore and resident DKs (Dancefloor Komissars) Max Reinhardt & Misha Maltsev sweating it out in the Gypsy Diskoteka til’ the road of excess has led us to the place of wisdom. Early evening come to feed your soul with wintery home-cookin in the Kitschen and take a rest from your fight for Revolutionary Determinism for a few moments in the Kinodrom with new and classic shorts from Eastern Europe.

Radio Gagarins’ bi-monthly Experiments in Sunday Socialism sessions fill Notting Hill Arts Club to overflowing with a tundra melting mix of live music, digital DJ prowess, performance art, east European cinema, poetry, puppetry, poverty, latkes, blinis and vodka. Live acts have included Gogol Bordello's Eugene Hutz, Oi Va Voi, DJ Shantel, Sophie Solomon, Nayekovichi, Mukka, London Sevdah, Martin Green & Joe Townsend, London Bulgarian Choir, Graham Lewis (Wire) with Scifi Kane, Luminescent Orchestrii, Geoff Berner, The Destroyers, Mammatrix, Emunah & Ghetto Plotz. Co-Produced by YaD Arts / Adrian Philpott/ Oi Va Voi / The Shrine

Sunday 30th March 2008 at 8.30pm
SPIEL: Holocaust on film with John Hurt, Tracy Ann Oberman, Joanna Newman and Jason Solomons.
ICA, The Mall, London SW1
£12 http://www.jcclondon.org.uk/Arts_Spiel.html online or 0207 431 9866

Actress and co-writer of Three Sisters on Hope Street, Tracy Ann Oberman, BAFTA award-winning John Hurt, star of countless films including Alien and Shooting Dogs, and Dr Joanna Newman, co-author of Holocaust and the Moving Image, join host and Observer film critic Jason Solomons to look at the shifting portrayal of the Holocaust in film.

Over the evening, we’ll be considering the change in representation from 80s award-winning films Europa Europa and Au Revoir Les Enfants, through Schindler’s List to 2007’s European films Black Book and The Counterfeiters and recent portrayals of other genocides, including Shooting Dogs and Hotel Rwanda.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London

Sunday 6th April 2008 from 2pm
The Great East End Treasure Hunt: A quest for a long lost past Meet at the Cable Street Mural, painted on the side of St. George’s Hall, Cable Street, E1
Group charge £40/ Individuals £9. "http://www.jcclondon.org.uk/Arts_The_Great_East_End.html Book in a group of up to five people. If your group needs to be a different size, call 0207 431 9866.

Stumble around the East End and watch the Jewish history of this area unfurl with musicians, treasure clues, actors and bagels. Sign up in groups to discover some stories, fall upon soup kitchens, bump into klezmer players and search for disappearing synagogues.

We’ll scatter signposts, clues, artists including comedian Judy Battalion, live musicians and hidden items along the roads of the East End, taking you on a two hour tour around a Jewish world that has all but vanished. The afternoon will finish at Corbett Place for tea, drinks and live music from She’koyach.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London

Thursday 10th April 2008, from 7:30pm The Other Seder with Hofesh Shechter, Joshua Sofaer and The Destroyers Wiltons Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, London E1 £12 in advance online or
0207 431 9866. £15 on the door.

A night of contemporary dance, performance and live music with Hofesh Shechter, Joshua Sofaer and The Destroyers

Contemporary Dance choreographer Hofesh Shechter, who wowed audiences with Uprising and In Your Rooms in 2007 at the Place, South Bank and Sadlers Wells and whose work on C4’s Skins credits can currently be seen all over your televisions, will create a specially commissioned new piece of work around the theme of the Plagues.

Performance artist Joshua Sofaer will also present a new commission, turning the obligation to ask Questions at Passover into a Seder Chatshow.

And to finish off the evening, the 15-piece anarchic gypsy punk orchestra The Destroyers and djs will set a party vibe to bring down Wiltons’ crumbling roof. Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London

Posted by jmwc at 11:11 PM

Im Tirtzu: Israel Celebrates 60 in Philly

Nashirah: The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia will present

Im Tirtzu: Israel Celebrates 60
Sunday, March 30, at 3 PM
Congregation Rodeph Shalom

615 North Broad Street, Philadelphia General Admission $25
For tickets or information, call
888-901-6274
or visit www.nashirah.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:53 PM

February 03, 2008

Israeli Extravaganza in San Francisco

Saturday, February 9th 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel-Judea
625 Brotherhood Way,
near Highway 280 and Lake Merced,
San Francisco 94132-2992
***FREE ADMISSION***FREE PARKING***ALL AGES WELCOME***

Enjoy live Israeli folk music with Achi Ben Shalom, leader of the band Adama, who is also musical director of the Nigunim choral ensemble and the East Bay Jewish Folk Chorus. Guided Israeli folk dance instruction will be provided by Bruce Bierman, artistic director of the Jewish Dance Theatre. Lyrics to the songs in the first set will be projected onto a screen so non-dancers can sing along if they like.

In the second music set, experience the new sound of young Israeli music as performed by the popular Israeli Band Kol Creation, with Lior Ben-Hur and Yaniv Assouline. You can have a natural henna tattoo applied by Darcy, of the Henna Lounge, and there will be refreshments, informational tables, Israeli-made items for sale, and a big raffle drawing at the end of the evening.

This event in honor of Israel @ 60 is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel, San Francisco Hillel, the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation, TZAVTA, the Jewish Community Relations Council, JIMENA, B nai B rith and BBYO. Everyone - young and old, dancers or not -- is encouraged to attend. Schmooze, tap your feet to the music, eat, dance, drink and have a great time at the biggest community bash we ve had in a long time!

For more information, contact Sonya Hicks, Chair of Adult Education at Congregation Beth Israel-Judea (415)678-0327 or go to www.bij.org

Posted by jmwc at 01:27 PM

Fifth Annual Klezmer Concert at Town and Village Synagogue

There'll be dancing in the aisles at the Fifth Annual Klezmer Concert at Town and Village Synagogue with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, Columbia Klezmer Band, the Temple Beth Israel Intergenerational Klezmer Band, and the Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble!
Sunday February 3, 2008 at 3 PM

Manhattan-Cooper Post 1 Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. presents its Fifth-Annual Klezmer Concert featuring the internationally acclaimed Strauss/Warschauer Duo, the Columbia University Klezmer Band, the Temple Beth Israel Intergenerational Klezmer Band and the Workmen's Circle Klezmer Workshop!
3 p.m. Sunday, February 3
Doors open at 2:45 p.m.
One dollar per person donation requested
Town & Village Synagogue 334 East 14th Street (near First Avenue)
For more information please contact: (212) 477-3131
Posted by jmwc at 12:25 PM

A Time for Peace in LA

What: A Time for Peace - An Inspirational evening of sacred Sufi music from the Turkish and Pakistani traditions and devotional music from the Moroccan-Jewish and Yemenite-Jewish music heritages.

Who: The Yuval Ron Ensemble, featuring Najwa Gibran, vocal soloist, with appearance by Whirling Dervish of the Melevi Order- Aziz.

Where: Islamic Center of Southern California 434 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90021. The Location of the Concert is a sacred space! The public is asked to attend dressed in a manner, which is respectful and appropriate for a place of worship.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:30pm

Money: tickets are $20 at the door, no advanced sales.

Info: Tel: 310-415-6747 info@yuvalronmusic.com or Calendar page at www.yuvalronmusic.com

The Yuval Ron Ensemble unites the sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism (Islamic mystical tradition) and the Christian Armenian Church into an unusual musical celebration. Bringing together artists from Arabic, Jewish and Christian ancestry the Yuval Ron Ensemble is dedicated to fostering an understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and religions

In 2002 and 2005, the ensemble was featured at the World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles and was honored to be the first American-based Middle Eastern Ensemble to perform at an International Peace Festival 05 in South Korea. In addition, the Ensemble was chosen by the Mid-Atlantic Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts to represent the United States and its cultural diversity at the International Folk Music Festival in Lublin, Poland in 2005. In 2006 the Ensemble was the first to introduce the music of the Middle East to Chihuahua, Mexico at the International Chihuahua Festival.

Composer and Oud master Yuval Ron works across different media and styles, actively seeking new forms of interchange and collaboration between musicians and other artists. His compositions have served as soundtracks for television programs and films such as Oliver Twist (UPN Network) and To Life (a CBS special), to dance works with the innovative dancer/choreographer Oguri (with music from these collaborations recorded on two CDs, In Between the Heartbeat and In The Shadows), to concert works for chorus, orchestra, and cello. He has also served as an impresario, helping to organize concerts at the UCLA Hammer Museum highlighting the diversity of musical styles to be found in the Los Angeles area.

But for many, Yuval is known for his deeply moving pan-Middle Eastern music. This group at once unites the music and peoples of the Middle East, incorporating elements of Armenian, Levantine, Arabic, Bedouin, Sephardic, and other stylings to create a fusion that is at once deeply traditional and still boldly innovative. His recordings include One and One Truth (with renowned Turkish Sufi musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek), Under the Olive Tree: Sacred Music of the Middle East, featuring the spectacular young Arabic singer, Najwa Gibran and Tree of Life also featuring Najwa Gibran.

Aziz is a authentic Sufi Dervish. and a member of the Mevlana Sufi Order both in Turkey and the US. He was born in the Us for parents who were Sufis and he followed the Sufi path since his childhood. He has studied with the leaders of the Mevlavi order in Kunia and Istanbul in Turkey and with the head of the US Sufi Mevlana order in Northern California. He is a master whirler who performed with The Yuval Ron Ensemble in the World Festival of Sacred Music in LA in 2002 and in many other concerts in the US, most recently in the concert Sacred Soul in LA For Aziz, Sufi Whirling and Whirling as a way of life, are a way of worship and a way of Prayer.

Posted by jmwc at 12:22 PM

KLEZKANADA BRINGS KLEZMER TO MONTREAL'S 'ULTRA-HIP' NEIGHBOURHOOD

Montreal, QC - KlezKanada presents a World-Class Klezmer Concert and Dance Party. The event takes place Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 9pm at Kola Note (5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal).
KlezKanada, Canada's largest organization dedicated to Yiddish/Jewish culture and the arts, brings an evening of music and dance to Montreal's historic Jewish neighbourhood. KlezKanada is known for exciting events that appeal to all ages and interests. The event is part of KlezKanada's Winter-Session, a weekend of workshops, cabarets, jam sessions and performances. This exciting evening features a line-up of internationally acclaimed klezmer musicians.

Doors will open at 8:30 pm, the show will commence at 9 pm. General admission tickets $20, student tickets $10. Available at the door. For sponsorship tickets, please call 514.993.2842. A partial tax receipt will be issued. For more information, contact Avia Moore by email at avia.moore@gmail.com or by phone 514.993.2842.

From Montreal to New York, from concert halls to nightclubs, these performers create a buzz wherever they appear. Grammy award-winning trumpeter Frank London is famous for his work with klezmer supergroups The Klezmatics and The Klezmer Brass Allstars. Renowned Yiddish singer Michael Alpert has been a pioneering figure in the renaissance of Klezmer and Yiddish music for the past 30 years. Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz are founding members of Veretski Pass and loved for their virtuosic traditional style. The dynamic Strauss/Warschauer Duo features two of the most astonishing and popular performers and teachers in the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene. Special guests for the evening include cello visionary Matt Haimovitz, the first classical musician to play at NY's notorious CBGB club. Also Montreal's Shtreiml, New York's fastest rising young clarinet star Michael Winograd and more! Dancing will be led by Avia Moore and Michael Alpert. One show only, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Kola Note, 5240 Avenue du Parc, Montreal.

Posted by jmwc at 11:37 AM

January 17, 2008

Klezmer & Hassidic Music in Providence

KlezEnsembleMlgs Fishel Bresler & Shelley Katsh
Klezmer & Hassidic Music at the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House in Providence
Three more shows, the last Saturdays of the Months
Jan. 26, 2008, & Feb. 23, 2008 -- 8:00pm - 10 PM
Mar. 29, 2008 show starts at 8:30-10:30
Admission $9

Very easy to get to, the Brooklyn Coffee & Tea House is at 209 Douglas Ave, 5 minutes from the Providence Marriot: Right on Orms, across the bridge over 95 , first right onto Douglas Ave. We're one half mile down on the right, just past the 95S entrance. For more specific directions go to www.BrooklynCoffeeTeaHouse.com
or call 575-2284 weekday mornings.
Posted by jmwc at 05:42 PM

Three Hip Performers and One Timeless Culture


On Saturday, January 19, 2008, 8 PM, at Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, three
internationally
acclaimed klezmer musicians in a rare West Coast appearance, Michael Alpert (Brave
Old World) and the Strauss/Warschauer Duo will entertain with great music and
share their experiences of rekindling Yiddish creativity in the Old Country and
beyond.

Sharing the spotlight will be Sinai's own Cantor Arianne Brown and a special guest
from Warsaw, Daniel Strehlau, award-winning filmmaker and founding director of the
Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (which recently had its 5th Edition).
Enjoy this unique evening of beautiful music and stimulating
conversation.

General Admission: $18; CIYCL Members: $15; Students: $8

Seating Limited. Reservations recommended at 310-745-1190 or

Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org
Venue Address: Sinai Temple, Kohn Chapel, 10400 Wilshire Blvd. (at Beverly Glen),
Los Angeles. Free Parking in the Sinai Temple garage.

Brought to you by The California Institute for Yiddish Culture & Language (CIYCL)

www.yiddishinstitute.org in association with Sinai Temple

Posted by jmwc at 05:35 PM

January 16, 2008

Koleinu Winter Concert in Brookline, MA

Koleinu, Boston's Jewish Community Chorus, will present a concert at Temple Beth Zion on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 27, at 4 pm. The concert is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.
Featuring repertoire from the Turkish, Spanish and Yemenite selections. Also performances of works by Aaron Copeland and Yehezkel Braun.

Temple Beth Zion
1566 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA

Temple Beth Zion is accessible by "T", the MBTA Green Line C Train. Use the Fairbanks stop Walk up the stairs to the outbound (west) side of Beacon Street. TBZ is on the right.
Posted by jmwc at 11:20 AM

January 15, 2008

Concert Exceptionnel de Musique Juive

Le Président Gérard UZAN
& les membres de la Communauté Administrative
De Nogent, le Perreux, Bry,
Ont l'Immense Plaisir de Vous Convier
Le 19 janvier 2008 a 20h15 (Samedi soir - Motsé Chabbat Paracha BECHALA'H)
Au Concert Exceptionnel de Musique Juive
Au profit du projet de la Maison de la Culture Juive de Nogent

Récital Présenté par M Daniel SANDLER
En partenariat avec l'A.P.A.C
En présence de Son Excellence, David KORNBLUTH
Ambassadeur d'Israël auprès de l'Unesco

David MESSAS
Grand Rabbin de Paris,

Joël MERGUY
Président du Consistoire de Paris,

Des Autorités Civiles De Nogent, le Perreux, Bry,

Avec les Artistes,
PAITAN - HAZAN - CANTOR - TENOR

Raphaël COHEN
Cantor de la SYNAGOGUE Education Sinaï


Le célèbre Hazan Raphaël Cohen s'est passionné de musique juive dès son enfance. Il développa sa technique vocale et son style artiste avec Maestro Schuyler Hamilton à l'institut vocal de Paris. Il a donné de nombreux concerts en Europe, en Israël et aux Etats Unis. Doté d'une belle voix de ténor, il officie en la Grande Synagogue de la Cité de l'Education Sinaï à Paris.

Samuel SHAPIRO
Cantor de la Synagogue Montévideo

Samuel Shapiro Cantor de la belle synagogue de Montevideo a Paris. Hazan du style des grands cantors du 19eme et 20eme siècle. Israélien il a travaille avec Elie Yaffe de la grande synagogue de Jérusalem. Il fit ses débuts avec le fameux Itzhak Meir Helfgot

David LABOUZ
Paitan Grande Synagogue de Nice

David Labouz est un artiste complet chanteur et pianiste. Né en France originaire du MAROC se sont toutes ces profondeur nostalgique d'airs Judéo-Arabo Andalou qu'il refait vivre. Il excelle dans la musique et le chant andalou avec sa voix de Ténor léger qui lui permet de chanter tous les grands airs de nos grands ¨Paytanims tels que Rabbi David BOUZAGLO, SALIM ALALI. Spécialiste du Moual, cette facilité de colorer la voix en la faisant vibrer Sur des prières sacrées puisées du fameux Chir yédidout.

Gabriel ELFASSI
Ténor Synagogue Hekhal David,

Le Ténor Gabriel Elfassi a suivi une formation musicale auprès de grands maîtres tels qu'albert Lance1er ténor à l'Opéra de Paris, Enrico Kraus, Stuwart Paterson, du Conservatoire National Supérieur et avec le célèbre ténor Guy Flecher de Radio France. Cantor surdoué, le Rabbin Gabriel Elfassi, dont la voix peut aussi bien se déployer dans une prière profonde que dans l'interprétation d'un air d'opéra,

La CJF (Chorale Juive de France) dirigée par M Hector SABO

Accompagnés par le Formation Musicale d'Alex JOURAVSKKI

Paf : 18 €, Accueil du public : 19h30 Récital : 20h15
Cocktail en présence des Artistes et des Personnalités
Merci de réserver vos places....
Infoline, réservation :
Lisou 06.04.56.1. 90 - Marjorie 06.62.47.25.86
Sylvia 06.13.08.15.95 -Yaël 06.09.09.10.28 - Annie 06.12.12.06.95

Un Mélavé Malka exceptionnel
Au Centre communautaire HEKHAL DAVID
173 Avenue du Général de Gaulle 94170 le Perreux-sur-Marne

Cordial Chalom
Comité d'organisation HEKHAL DAVID
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January 13, 2008

The Dybbuk Project Opens in Montreal

January 24 and 26. workshops. Montreal
JANUARY 24TH AND 26TH 2008 AT 7:30 P.M.
SEGAL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
5170 CeTE-STE-CATHERINE
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, H3W 1M7
TEL. 514-739-2301 FAX 514-739-9340
The Dybbuk Project, opera by Ofer Ben Amots. Sheri Wills, scenery.

Based on the classic Jewish play by S. Ansky, this new 3-Act opera features renowned international artists, and combines music, drama, dance, realtime video projections, and more. The world premiere of this production will be held in Montreal at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts. The Dybbuk has been often described as Romeo & Juliet meets The Exorcist. Indeed, the play?s subtitle, Between Two Worlds, indicates the duality, which is both the center and source of the haunting drama of life vs. death, demonic vs. angelic, the natural vs. the unnatural, the ancient customs vs. modernity. Channan and Leah are betrothed to each other by their fathers even before their birth. But the two are denied their fate when Leah?s father breaks the marriage contract and offers his daughter to a richer man. Chanan attempts through mysticism and magic to regain Leah, but weakened from prolonged prayer and fasting, he dies and enters the spirit world. In this chamber opera, Ofer Ben-Amots characterizes the separate realms of the two central characters by having Leah carry the vocal role - singing, reciting, and acting - while the role of the other main character, Channan, is performed wordlessly entirely on the carinet. In Hebrew and English.

THE DYBBUK PROJECT - BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
A CHAMBER OPERA BY OFER BEN-AMOTS
DIRECTOR - THOMAS LINDBLADE
VIDEO ART & DESIGN - SHERI WILLS
COSTUME DESIGNER - GYPSY AMES

LEAH - YAHLI TOREN, SOPRANO
CHANNAN - XAVIER BROSSARD-MeNARD, CLARINET
RABBI - JEREMY WILHELM, BARITONE
MUSIC - ENSEMBLE QAT
XAVIER BROSSARD-M?NARD, CLARINET
CHANTAL BERGERON, VIOLIN
SHEILA HANNIGAN, CELLO
SONIA WHEATON DUDLEY, PIANO

JANUARY 24TH AND 26TH 2008 AT 7:30 P.M.
SEGAL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
5170 CeTE-STE-CATHERINE
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, H3W 1M7
TEL. 514-739-2301 FAX 514-739-9340

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MAISON DE LA CULTURE C?TE-DES-NEIGES
15$
Posted by jmwc at 10:34 PM

Women's Music at the Jerusalem Folk Club

Following the huge success of the last performances, professional female performers requested to present their new CDs in front of the Ladies only Jerusalem Folk Club. It will take place on Motsaei Shabbat Yitro, Saturday 26.1, 8PM, at the Noam school, 32 Rabbi Chaim Vital, Kiryat Moshe.

8.00- 8.30 MC Rachael Orbach (clarinet, sax, flute ) duo with Sarah Cordish (bassoon ) with Klezmer and the CD Batsheva. You can hear some of it on www.cdbaby.com/davidorbach

8.30- 9.00 Devora Gila from Bat Ayin with her CD, Hodu Lashem: A rich tapestry of melodies, meditative and danceable rhythms, and inspiring themes. http://cdbaby.com/cd/devoragila

9:00- 9:30 Tsiporah Dagan, from Tekoa, Soul Blues, Shirei Kodesh .

9:30-10.00 Melave Malka, refreshments, food and Divrei Torah Rabbanit Aliza Levanon

10:00 Talia Applebaum, from Beitar, with her CD, Flashes in the Darkness, folk, jazz, blues, ragtime and ethnic funk ! You can listen to her beautiful music on http://cdbaby.com/cd/talia

Entrance fee: 20NIS. Only for ladies and girls!

Learn clarinet, flute, guitar or saxophone call:0545-999-228, 0548-444-228
בס"ד המועדון הירושלמי למוזיקה יהודית
מזמין אתכן למופע


בבית הספר נועם
רבי חיים ויטל 32 קרית משה י-ם
במוצאי שבת פרשת יתרו י"ט שבט (26.1)
בשעה 20:00
בתוכנית: רחל אורבך (י-ם) קלרינט ,שרה קורדש בסון (י-ם) מוזיקה כליזמר www.cdbaby.com/davidorbach http://cdbaby.com/cd/talia טליה אפלבוים(ביתר)
ציפורה דגן (תקוע) דבורה גילה(בת עין) http://cdbaby.com/cd/devoragila
דברי תורה מהרבנית
עליזה לבנון לפרטים:0545-999-228 כבוד קל דמי כניסה 20 ₪ בלבד
הכניסה לנשים ובנות בלבד שיעורי גיטרה,קלרינט,סקסופון וחליל צד: 0545-999-228 0548-444-228
Posted by jmwc at 02:14 PM

January 06, 2008

Symphony No. 4 Homage in memory of the Holocaust

The 24th. of January 2008, at 9, PM , there will be a premiere performance of Alfono Rega,'s Symphony n°4 in 6 movements written as a homage in memory of the Holocaust. This event will take place at the Conservatory of Milan contemporaneously with the inauguration of the Holocaust Museum situated in the railway station. of Milan, Italy.

The concert is free. It will be on behalf of the Associazione Luciano Elmo Onlus in memory of Luciano Elmo, who was a Lawyer, sent in concentration camp and the only survivor of his group. He is recalled for having save a great number of Jews, and received military decorations several times.

The Symphony
The Holocaust brings back to present days tonal and romantic music, has been recorded some weeks ago in Milan and will be performed by the Cantelli Orchestra, one of the most famous Orchestra of Milan, together with the Costanzo Porta Choir of Cremona. HOMAGE TO THE MEMORY
On behalf of Associazione Avv. Luciano Elmo. Onlus
THURSDAY 24TH OFJANUARY 2008 at 9, PM
SALA VERDI OF THE CONSERVATORY OF MILANO
(Via del Consevatorio-MM:1-San Babila)
CANTELLI ORCHESTRA
COSTANZO PORTA CHOIRE
CONDUCTOR: HEINRICH UNTERHOFER

PROGRAMME
FRANZ SCHUBERT:SYMPHONY N°5 IN SI BEMOLLE D.485
ALFONSO REGA: SYMPHONY n° 4 The HOLOCAUST IN DO MINOR
Still Awarded at New York A great return of romantic music

Free entrance
For yourself as well as for all your friends and relatives Donations welcome

For informations: www:orchestracantelli.it E-mail: info@orchestracantelli.it E-mail: semafoccor@katamail.com Tel. 3491369462---328850319- SYMPHONY N° 4 in DO minor : The HOLOCAUST

This concert is the first performance of the symphony n° 4 in do minor The Holocaust composed by ALFONSO REGA .
The composer, Alfonso Rega, has been awarded the IBLA Prize several times at New York for his music; for the Symphony The Holocaust as well as for other Symphonies he composed.

The composer also wants his music to congtribute to an intense waring for future generations so that these types of atrocities will never happen again.

The Symphony is divided in 6 movements which explain this tragedy:
1° The forced gatheringb 2° The travel 3° O! What a pain (The prison in camps)-
4° The Holocaust 5° Dream of spring 6° Liberation.


Alfonso Rega is a 66 year old Italian living in Milano. He studied the piano during 8 years and composition from 1995. He composed 8 Symphonic Poems: 1° Birth of Davide 2° Birth of Myriam. 3° The Millennium- 4° The Holocaust 5° The Birth of the Universe - 6° The Divine Comedy-7° The 11 September. 8° Romeo and Juliet. Plus about 400 short pieces. He also entered music competitions and won at Bologna with the 4th.Movement of the Symphonic 11 September The Pietas for violin and in 2006 in New York with the Symphony The Holocaust

Posted by jmwc at 06:40 PM

Merkin Hall features Feinsmith NY Premieres

On January 19, 2008 at 8pm, the Francisco based Feinsmith Quartet (www.feinsmithquartet.com), founded by New Yorker Daniel David Feinsmith makes it New York Debut at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall (129 West 67th Street). Known for its powerful new sound with an ecstatic spiritual bent, the Feinsmith Quartet will appear in this one-night-only concert with special guest Scott Amendola. A super-group in the most complete sense of the term, the Feinsmith Quartet features Jennifer Culp on cello, Michael Manring on bass, Gyan Riley on guitar, and Christopher Taylor on piano. The group will perform original compositions by founder and artistic director Feinsmith, guitarist Riley and bassist Manring. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Student and senior advance tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Ticket may be obtained by calling the Merkin Center Box Office at (212) 501-3330 or online at www.kaufman-center.org. The January 19 concert program presents Feinsmith Quartet performing Elokim (2006) and the East Coast premiere of Feinsmith’s Havaya (2007). Both Elokim and Havaya, composed for the Feinsmith Quartet, are spiritual works, their titles reflecting names of God in Hebrew in the Jewish tradition. Elokim is a work that exalts in the creative power of the Divine, and Havaya is a work of longing for a closeness to God. Joined by special guest, drummer Amendola, the Quartet performs the East Coast premieres of new arrangements for Melismantra (2006) and The Changes Stay The Same (2006) by guitarist Riley, both improvisatory works with links to Hindustani Raga music. Rounding out the program is Greetings, Earthlings! by Manring
Posted by jmwc at 02:14 PM

December 26, 2007

Israel at 60

Save the Date...Zamir Choral Foundation presents performances by The Zamir Chorale and HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir on March 30, 2008 at 2pm at Carnegie Hall, New York City. Contact ZamirFdn@aol.com or see the website at http://www.zamirfdn.org/ for more information.
Posted by jmwc at 03:47 PM

December 21, 2007

Hanukkah Happens XVIII

The Brotherhood of Temple Emanuel, Newton, is proud to present
Cantorial and Choral Masterpieces
Cantor Elias Rosemberg
with the Zamir Chorale of Boston and the Zamir Festival Orchestra
Dr. Joshua Jacobson, Conductor
Monday, December 24, 2007, 7:30 PM
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St., Newton, MA.
Concert admission (open seating): Adults $25; Children under 13 $15
Proceeds to benefit American Friends of Magen David Adom.
For information and tickets visit templeemanuel.com
HHConcert2007@aol.com; or call: 617-965-2468

Posted by jmwc at 12:10 PM

December 16, 2007

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble

Fishel Bresler's Klezmer Hassidic Ensemble will perform again this year on
December 24th - Monday, 7:30 PM
at Congregation Ohawe Shalom Coffee
House, Pawtucket RI.
671 East Ave in Pawtucket (corner of Glenwood, nr where Blackstone meets Hope St)
Doors open 7:00PM $10 adults, $7 children (under B-Mitzvah).
You can be a Sponsor & get Tickets for Front Rows Seating - available only in advance- email Breslersmusic@gmail.com or call 273-9814 for information Kosher hot dogs, snacks & beverages will be on sale. questions? 401 273-9814
Posted by jmwc at 03:52 PM

Gustav Mahler Recital in Washington Jan 7

Gustav Mahler Recital, Hermine Haselböck, mezzosoprano Washington January 7 and New York City January 9 and 13, 2008

The young Austrian Mezzosopran, whose International recital and concert performances have led her to Carnegie Hall - New York, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Frauenkirche Dresden and the Teatro San Carlo Naples as well as to festivals such as the Styriarte, KlangBogen Vienna, Wiener Festwochen, Kunstfest Weimar, MDR Musiksommer Leipzig, Easterfestival of sacred Music in Brno and the Haydnfestival Eisenstadt, will perform Recitals with G. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Kindertotenlieder und Rückertlieder (Russell Ryan, piano) on 7. January 2008 in the Austrian Cultural Forum - Washington DC and on 9th and 13th January 2008 in the Austrian Cultural Forum - New York City. Tickets available:
Austrian Cultural Forum,
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
phone: 212 319 5300, fax: 212 644 8660,
mkarning@acfny.org and

Austrian Cultural Forum,
Embassy of Austria,
3524 International Court,
N.W.Washington, D.C. 20008-3027,
e mail culture@austria.orgf,
Tel: 202-895- 6714, Fax: 202-895-6750.

Mezzo-soprano Hermine Haselböck, born in Melk Austria, studied at the University of performing Arts in Vienna under Rita Streich as well as the Hochschule für Musik Detmold in Germany under Ingeborg Ruß, qualifying both with performers and vocal education diploma. Master classes with Sena Jurinac, Marjana Lipovek and Christa Ludwig provided her with the vital impetus to pursue an artistic career. Hermine Haselböck has collaborated with conductors such as Gustav Kuhn, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Fabio Luisi, Bertrand de Billy, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Manfred Honeck and orchestras such as the MDR Sinfonieorchester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Wiener Symphoniker, RSO Wien, Camerata Salzburg and Dresdner Philharmonie. Her comprehensive repertoire includes Bach (Magnificat, Matthew Passion, Christmas-, Easter-Oratorio), Beethoven (Missa Solemnis, Mass in C major, Symphony No. 9), Mozart (Requiem) and Mendelssohn (Elijah), as well as Mahler (Kindertoten-, Rückert-, Songs of a Wayfayrer), Wolf (Italian Songbook, Goethe-Songs), Berg, Schönberg, Zemlinsky and Schreker. Her opera roles include Fiorilla (Il Turco in Italia / Rossini), Mrs. P. (The man who mistook his wife for a hat / M. Nyman), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Amore (Dafne in Lauro / Fux), 2. Dame (Magic flute), Mercedes (Carmen), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) and Frauenschatten (Die Flammen / Erwin Schulhoff). She has performed at opera houses such as the Wiener Volksoper, Theater an der Wien and the Grand Theatre de la Ville Luxemburg.

Hermine Haselböck, acclaimed by music critics as " ... a mezzo of rare, amber glow in her lower register" (Matthew Gurewitsch in OPERA NOW ), was awarded the Radio Österreich1 Pasticcio Prize for the CD "Songs by Zemlinsky" in 2004 and the International Alexander Zemlinsky Prize in 2005, presented to her at a concert in the Musikverein, Vienna. Additional CD recordings: G. Donizetti: Adelia (Sony-BMG / 2007), F. Schreker: Lieder (Bridge Records / 2008), F. Schubert: As Dur Messe (ORF / 2008), L. v. Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (Sony-BMG / 2008). Next projects are: J.S.Bach: Passion St Matthew/Konzerthaus Vienna,Auditorium Bolzano with conductor Gustav Kuhn ; Zemlinsky Maeterlinck Songs with conductor Martin Sieghart and the Arnheim Philharmonic orchestre/Netherland, G. Verdi Requiem/ Haydn festival Eisenstadt; LvBeethoven: Missa Solemnis, cond Gustav Kuhn, Tyrolian Festival; G. Mahler/Lied von der Erde, Toblach, M.Vorzellner piano, H. Pecoraro, tenor/CD Recording; W.A. Mozart: Magic flute, 2. Lady/Thater ander wien, cond J.C.Spinosi with, D. Damrau, J.Lemalu, Shawn Mathey; H, Wolf. Italienisches Liederbuch with A. Kaimbacher; J. HAydn Nelson Mass, MDR Leipzig.
Posted by jmwc at 03:42 PM

Chicken Soup for the Ears in London

Chicken Soup for the Ears –
Sunday 9 December, Sunday 13 January, Sunday 10 February, 1- 4pm
Come and join the London Klezmer Collective’s second-Sunday jam at the Cross Kings, between 1 and 4pm.
The capital’s regular klezmer session has found a home at the Cross Kings pub. While you’re playing or listening, eat lunch, have a coffee, booze, shmooze or just relax in the deep sofas and convivial atmosphere of this great central London pub. There might even be a bit of dancing and singing… Out-of-towners particularly welcome!

Klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of the Jews of eastern Europe, is the flavour of the month. Anyone interested in playing or listening to klezmer is welcome to come along; no experience is necessary. Join skilled professionals, keen amateurs, home-grown talent and perhaps even some international visitors. For more klezmer information and sheet music for some of the tunes we might play visit http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html

The Cross Kings is at 126 York Way, London N1 0AX, a 10-minute walk from Kings Cross station with local parking. Visit HYPERLINK http://www.thecrosskings.co.uk/ for details.

Posted by jmwc at 03:11 PM

November 21, 2007

Statman Chanukicks- It -Off

This December, celebrate this season with festive holiday music for the whole family. On Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Celebrate Hanukkah with the Andy Statman Trio. Playing a unique blend of klezmer, rock, folk, and jazz. Statman has worked with musical legends Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan, and was a lead musician on Itzhak Perlman's klezmer sensation, In the Fiddler's House. Unable to categorize his music, Statman offers this description to listeners: "It's deeply Jewish because I am, and it's honest because I am." Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students/members.

On December 25th join Joshua Nelson and his Kosher Gospel Choir for Challah-lujah with performances at 1 PM & 3:30 PM. Performing to sold-out crowds at the Museum for two years in a row, Joshua Nelson is back for another spectacular set of shows. Melding Hebrew tunes with Joshua's Nelson's unique spirit, the Kosher Gospel Choir has sparked a revolution in Jewish music. Tickets are $35 adults, $25 seniors, $20 members/students. All tickets are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum box office at 646.437.4202

Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280
Posted by jmwc at 05:48 PM

November 20, 2007

THE KLEZMATICS: UP CLOSE

YIVO Institute presents:
THE KLEZMATICS: UP CLOSE
Tuesday, November 27th at 7pm
Venue: YIVO (at the Center for Jewish History), 15 West 16th Street, NYC
TKTS: $20/$10 students with I.D./
Box Office:
917-606-8200/ www.ticketweb.com
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelection Data&eventId=214519

In their only New York concert this winter, The Klezmatics will perform music drawn from their 2007 Grammy award-winning CD Wonder Wheel - Lyrics by Woody Guthrie, YIVO's Max and Frieda Weinstein Sound Archives and their vast repertoire. Whether in English or Yiddish, their music is irresistible, eclectic, provocative and danceable, embracing klezmer and blending multi-cultural sounds.

Free Pre-Concert Program
A conversation with members of The Klezmatics about their creative process
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (For Ticket Holders Only)


Posted by jmwc at 09:41 PM

MUSIQUE KLEZMER et CHANTS JUIFS

VENDREDI 23 novembre à 20 h 00 Centre paroissial de Chêne - 77, rte de Genève MUSIQUE KLEZMER et CHANTS JUIFS Concert avec HOTEGEZUGT Bianca Favez, violon Pier-Yves Têtu, accordéon Michel Borzykowski, saxophones David Morhain, percussions et la chanteuse Hélène ENGEL Entrée libre - collecte Organisation : Accademia d'Archi - école de musique 022 751 26 76
Posted by jmwc at 09:33 PM

October 21, 2007

Di Fidl-Kapelye at ZONDAGMIDDAG CONCERT

UITNODIGING VOOR HET 70e ZONDAGMIDDAG CONCERT
in
Kasteel Tongelaar, Mill

zondag 28 oktober 2007

Di Fidl-Kapelye

Voor het programma en meer informatie zie ommezijde.
Vanaf 14.00 uur kunt u de reservering afhalen in Boerderij “De Benedenhof”. Hier staat de koffie, thee en Tongelaarkoek voor u klaar.
Om 15.00 uur begint het concert en zal, met een pauze, tot circa 16.30 uur duren.
In de pauze kunt u tegen inlevering van een Tongelaarpenning een drankje verkrijgen in de Herenkamer van Kasteel Tongelaar. Tevens kunt u dan de expositie bezoeken van
Tineke Winters-Teijen-schilderijen
Tanya Simons-schilderijen
Bob de Winter-schilderijen
Raymund Bervoets-beelden
Evenals de andere zondagmiddagconcerten wordt ook dit concert met een verrassingsdiner afgesloten.

De prijs per persoon voor dit concert is € 20,00 inclusief koffie/thee en Tongelaarkoek bij de ontvangst. Wilt u na afloop aan het 3-gangen verrassings-dinerbuffet deelnemen kunt u zich bij de reservering voor het concert vooraf aanmelden à € 25,00 per persoon.
Voor reservering kunt u bellen, faxen of e-mailen met Marijke & Paul Speller.
Telefoon 0486-477140
Fax 0486-477141
e-mail info@kasteeltongelaar.nl
internet www.kasteeltongelaar.nl
Posted by jmwc at 08:26 PM

Light to Light: Music for Shabbat

On November 17 and 18, 2007
The Yavneh Ensemble will present
From Light to Light: Music for Shabbat,
conducted by Robert A.M. Ross.
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2007
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: The Ethical Society Building, 1906 South Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2007
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Lancaster Avenue and Remington Road, Wynnewood, PA

Tickets: Preferred seating $36.00
General Admission $18.00
Student with ID $9.00

Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.yavnehensemble.org Or call 215-849-4129

Through a wide variety of choral music, with narration, Shabbat will be experienced from the light of Friday night candles until the light of the Havdalah candle.

The original choral versions of well-known synagogue tunes by 19th century composers Solomon Sulzer, (Torah service music) Louis Lewandowski (Tov L'Hodot/Tzadik Katamar) and Eliezer Gerovitsch (Adon Olam). Some surprises will be in store.

Contemporary settings of the liturgy and z'mirot by Robert Applebaum, Yehezkel Braun, Meir Finkelstein, Ben Steinberg, Tzipora Jochsberger, and others.

Imaginative settings of Yiddish songs for Mincha and Havdalah by Artistic Director Robert A.M. Ross.

The spectacular Zavel Zilberts Havdalah.

The Yavneh Ensemble, founded in 2006, is a choral ensemble of professional and experienced amateur singers. Through repertoire selected for both music and text, and accompanying narration, we endeavor to present a high quality musical and educational experience. Our previous concerts of this type have been:

June 2006: Bareikh et Medinat Yisrael: Voices of Israel Today (Congregation Adath Jeshurun) June 2007: The 49 Days: Music of the Omer Period (Congregation Adath Jeshurun)

In November 2006, Yavneh appeared with Hazzan Stephen Freedman and Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro at Temple Sinai in Dresher, Pa, in a program commemorating Hazzan Freedman's 25th year in the cantorate.

Artistic Director Robert A.M. Ross (b. 1955) is a graduate of Temple University, with degrees in music education, conducting and composition. He is Artistic and Music Director of Voces Novae et Antiquae (a professional choral ensemble in Philadelphia), and choirmaster, professional chorister and assistant to the cantor at Congregation Adath Jeshurun in Elkins Park, PA. For ten years was Music Director of the Mak’helat Beth Sholom (Singers of Beth Sholom) at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, NJ. Two years ago, he was appointed to the full-time music faculty of Community College of Philadelphia where he teaches Music Theory and History and directs the CCP Vocal Ensemble.

Posted by jmwc at 06:36 PM

New York Yiddish Singalong

The Second Annual All-Star New York Yiddish Singalong

Starring:

Robert Abelson, Michael Alpert, Phyllis Berk, Joanne Borts, Caroline Chanin, Adrienne Cooper, Ron Eliran, Michael Fox, Rebecca Garfein, Sarah Gordon, The Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, The New Yiddish Chorale, Binyumen Schaechter, Reyna & Temma Schaechter ("Di Shekhter-tekhter"), Basya Schechter, Elizabeth Schwartz, Lorin Sklamberg, Jeff Warschauer

Accompanied by an all-star Klezmer ensemble, including Margot Leverett, Joey Weisenberg and Jake Shulman
Musical Director - Zalmen Mlotek
Emcee - Corey Breier
Producer - Moishe Rosenfeld

Thursday, October 25, 2007, 7:30 PM
at Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, New York City

Come sing your heart out - in Mame-loshn!

General admission:
$18 Advance Purchase; $20 Day of the Event.
VIP seating (with a post-concert reception):
$50 Advance Purchase; $60 Day of the Event.
Group discounts - (10 or more purchased in advance) - 15%

For tickets and information:
www.oyhoo.com
212-608-0555 or 212-683-7816
Posted by jmwc at 06:17 PM

Of Daniel Pearl on Armistice Day-- DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA PLAYERS

EAST VILLAGE CONCERT SERIES DOWNTOWN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS MIMI STERN-WOLFE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
St. Marks in the Bowery (10th St & Second Av)
ARMISITICE DAY
PREMIERES & COMMISSIONS-- WAR & PIECES
SUNDAY* NOVEMBER 11 @ 3PM

DOWNTOWN CHAMBER & OPERA PLAYERS
MIMI STERN-WOLFE, CONDUCTOR, PIANIST
:
CAROLYN STEINBERG: Secular Requiem: 1. "Chorale," 2. "Of Daniel Pearl." 3. "Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep." 4. "Chorale", String Quartet & Vocal Quartet; SIMA WOLF (commission): Ashbah (Ghosts) (Brian Turner) for Violin, Cello, Piano, Narrator; DAVID THOMAS: War Song for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano & Piano; EDDIE VENEGAS: Encounters for String Quartet; DAVID HOLLISTER: Listen Here, Joe; Performers: Eileen Clarke, Soprano; Megan Friar, Mezzo-Soprano; Kurt Alakulppi, Tenor; Ivan Thomas, Narrator, Bass; Matt Fieldes, double bass; Sweet Plantain String Quartet; Downtown Piano Trio
Information : dmpmimi@msn.com; Suggested donation: $10-$15;
Reservations: 212 477-1594; www.downtownmusicproductions.org
Posted by jmwc at 05:50 PM

Sisters of Sheynville CD launch

In association with the Ashkenaz Foundation,
Sisters of Sheynville, 6-piece all-female Toronto swing-klez group, will
launch their debut CD at a concert on
Thursday, November 1, 8pm,
at the Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West.
Toronto, CA
Cover $10, for tickets call 416-531-4635.
For more information, please contact info@sistersofsheynville.ca or lenka at 416-562-2947
Posted by jmwc at 05:44 PM

Milton Barnes Tribute in Toronto

Hosted by his sons Micah and Daniel Barnes, a concert tribute to the important Canadian Jewish composer Milton Barnes will take place tomorrow, Monday, October 22, at the Al Green Theatre - MNJcc - 750 Spadina Avenue, Toronto. Featuring: trio Lyra - Erica Goodman, Mark Childs, Suzanne Schulman; David Wall, Marilyn Lerner, Artie Roth, Martin van de Ven, Renee Bouthot, Lenka Lichtenberg, Brian Katz. 8pm. Tickets $20, 416-924-6211, ext 0.
Posted by jmwc at 05:15 PM

SHIDDUCHIM AND SURVIVAL TONIGHT October 21st in Monsey

SHIDDUCHIM AND SURVIVAL-A BA'ALAS TESHUVA'S TALE-REPEAT PERFORMANCE!

Partners in Torah will present once again SHIDDUCHIM AND SURVIVAL (A BA'ALAS TESHUVA'S TALE) a One-Person Musical Play featuring Chana Rochel Eller (nee Sommerstein) on
Sunday Evening, October 21st, 8:30 P.M.,
at the Rockland County Community College Theatre,
145 College Rd.,
Suffern (Monsey), New York.
Exclusive performance for ladies and mature girls. Tickets $18.00. Proceeds for Partners In Torah, a division of Torah Umesorah. Purchase tickets at the door, or for reservations call 973-473-3575
More Upcoming Events:
Sunday, November 4
Ten Yad Fundraiser in Crown Heights! See Caroline Cohen, Marion Hermes and others - the London performers who are blowing away audiences worldwide! $36, plus a Chinese Auction beginning at 3 pm to raise money for Ten Yad, helping KALLAHS!

Some Misc AMAZING Resources....

A NEW BLOG FOR JEWISH WOMEN's MUSIC!
Made by J-Indie Artist Talia Applebaum!
Check it out and post your event or new CD release!
www.jewishwomensmusic.blogspot.com

Another Cool Place to Post Your Music Event...
http://www.jmwc.org/announcements/

A WOMEN'S ONLY....RADIO SHOW!!!!
Send your Demo or give a call to THE ROCKIN' REBBETZIN Michelle Garner, broadcasting LIVE on "The Kol Isha" Show.. EVERY SUNDAY... http://www.wsia.fm/schedule/Kol_Isha.shtml

J-Indie CDs Available @ CD Baby*
Flashes in the Darkness by Talia Applebaum
My Sister by Leah Sigal

* - Anyone else have a women's only CD to sell? Please let me know your album and where it is sold... Thanks!
CDs to look out for.... *Aliza Dubin on her SECOND ALBUM!!
*Miriam Sandler! Former vocalist with Gloria Estefan!!
And Last But Not Least...
THE WOMEN'S ONLY EVENT OF THE SEASON!!!
ATARA's Torah & Arts FIRST CONFERENCE!
November 10-12, 2007
Sign up for anything & EVERYTHING!

Main Features of the Conference

*Motzi Shabbat, November 10 8:30 pm FILM SNEAK PREVIEW Hollywood's first orthodox Jewish woman film director ROBIN GARBOSE brings to NY her sneak preview of A LIGHT FOR GREYTOWERS, a musical feature-length MOVIE for women and girls only! Q & A with Garbose and starring actress Judy Winegard after the debut. http://ataraconference.eventbrite.com See more of Robin's work at Kolneshama.org

*Sunday, November 11, 9-5 pm CONFERENCE DAY
Workshops and Master Classes in drama, music, writing, dance, and the technical side of being a performing artist! Presenters from mutiple cities and have professional training in their fields. http://ataraconference.eventbrite.com

*Sunday, November 11, 5:15 pm NETWORKING DINNER
Meet other creative women, music, drama and film directors from cities throughout North America, as well as music managers, recording artists and distributors. Buy, sell and promote women's only CDs.

*Sunday, November 11, 6:15 pm FREE - JEWISH INDIE HOUR!!!!
See the up and coming original Jewish women singer-songwriters!!! From NY, Boston, Toronto and elsewhere! Cheer for all of their amazing and different works....

*Sunday, November 11, 8 pm
TOP PERFORMERS IN THE JEWISH WOMEN'S PERFORMING WORLD - ALL ON STAGE TOGETHER!!!!
Chanale Fellig! Miriam Sandler! Judy Winegard! Aliza Dubin! Chana Rochel Eller! The Scwadron Sisters! Yachad Dance! And others. http://ataraperformance.eventbrite.com

Posted by jmwc at 05:02 PM

SHIRA BETZIBUR in New Rochelle for Israel's 60th

SHIRA BETZIBUR in Concert

Celebrating Israel's 60th birthday! Israeli Music Sing-A-Long
featuring the greatest Israeli hits from all times!
Led by a 5 piece band of top Israeli musicians (Shira NYC)!

Beth El Synagogue Center
New Rochelle, NY
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Doors open at 8:15 PM, Singing starts at 9 PM

Tickets ($18 in advance, $25 at the door): RSVP to 914-235-2700 ext. 223 or 226
Tkt. price includes drinks, desserts & entertainment.
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event.
Song lyrics are displayed on a large screen!

Presented by the Israeli Culture Club at the Beth El Synagogue Center Sponsored by the Beth El Synagogue Center Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, Westchester Jewish Conference: The Jewish Community Relations Council of Westchester, est. 1975, Israel Vacation Homes and the Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York
Posted by jmwc at 03:55 PM

Save a Seat at Museum of Jewish Heritage Dec 5 and 25 in NYC

This December, celebrate this season with festive holiday music for the whole family. On Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. Celebrate Hanukkah with the Andy Statman Trio. Playing a unique blend of klezmer, rock, folk, and jazz. Statman has worked with musical legends Jerry Garcia and Bob Dylan, and was a lead musician on Itzhak Perlman's klezmer sensation, In the Fiddler's House. Unable to categorize his music, Statman offers this description to listeners: "It's deeply Jewish because I am, and it's honest because I am." Tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students/members. On December 25th join Joshua Nelson and his Kosher Gospel Choir for Challah-lujah with performances at 1 PM & 3:30 PM. Performing to sold-out crowds at the Museum for two years in a row, Joshua Nelson is back for another spectacular set of shows. Melding Hebrew tunes with Joshua's Nelson's unique spirit, the Kosher Gospel Choir has sparked a revolution in Jewish music. Tickets are $35 adults, $25 seniors, $20 members/students. All tickets are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum box office at 646.437.4202.
See the website for directions.

Posted by jmwc at 03:49 PM

Jerusalem Musical Trio in Geneva

AMJ avait le plaisir de vous annoncer un nouveau concert original à Genève:
' KLEZMER '
JERUSALEM MUSICAL TRIO
dimanche 4 novembre à 17h
Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Place Neuve)

Roman Kekhman (clarinettes et saxophones)
Yakov Entin (violon et guitare)
Bella Kresin ( piano)
...................................................... "La musique folklorique est celle où la force vitale de l'âme juive est la plus aisément perceptible."

Le "Jerusalem Musical Trio" présente des interprétations brillantes, originales et créatives du folklore juif en mélangeant le klezmer à la musique classique, au jazz et au folklore d'Europe de l'Est. Chacun de ses concerts est acclamé avec enthousiasme partout dans le monde juif et non juif et le public en ressort toujours rempli de joie et d'amour! Mais au delà de la musique et inspirés par l'esprit universel de "la ville d'or et de lumière", les musiciens du "Jerusalem Musical Trio" se veulent messagers de la paix.

Organisation: les Amis de la Musique Juive www.amj.ch Informations: http://www.amj.ch/WPR071104.htm
Réservations: amj@amj.ch ou tel: 0(041)22 320 86 28
entrée: 28.- / AVS, chômeurs, étudiants, etc: 18.-
Réduction supplémentaire de 5.- aux membres AMJ A bientôt!

Michel Borzykowski
borzy@freesurf.ch
Homepage AMJ: http://www.amj.ch
Geneva klezmer page: http://borzykowski.users.ch
Posted by jmwc at 03:38 PM

Yuval Ron Music Coming up in California

Yuval Ron Ensemble writes about some upcoming shows:

Saturday, October 27 2007 two shows: 1:45 – 2:30PM 4:00 – 4:45 PM
The Getty Villa
presents
Yuval Ron
Oud Prayers - Sacred and Folk Music of the Middle East
with percussionist Jamie Papish
Location: Inner Peristyle at the Getty Villa in Malibu 17985 Pacific
Coast Highway Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Reservations and information: Call (310) 440-7300
E-mail: visitorservices@getty.edu

Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Wechsberg Educational Foundation of Congregation Ner Tamid
presents
A Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Concert " A Musical Odyssey"
featuring
The Yuval Ron Ensemble
Admission: For tickets contact Ticket Alternatives at
www.ticketalternative.com or call (877) 725-8849
Posted by jmwc at 03:34 PM

October 05, 2007

Eyal Maoz's Edom upcoming in NY

Eyal Maoz's Edom
Jewish - Rock- Jazz music from Tzadik Records.
Check it out at www.eyalmaozmusic.com Eyal Maoz- guitar
Brian Marsella - organ
Shanir Blumenkranz - bass
Yuval Lion - drum

IN NY:
oct 9 - 8 pm
At Spike Hill
http://spikehill.com/
Phone: (718) 218-9737
$5
184 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
MORE Edom:
Oct 21 Sunday at 11 pm at Zebulon.
258 Wythe Ave. Between N3 and Metropolitan.
Williamsburg, NY 11211.
$5 suggested.
Posted by jmwc at 02:02 PM

Musique et poésie des Juifs d'Italie à la Renaissance

LA ISTORIA DE PURIM

Musique et poésie des Juifs d'Italie à la Renaissance

Salle de la Paroisse de St-Gervais, 11 rue Dassier, Genève
7 octobre 2007 à 17h

ENSEMBLE LUCIDARIUM :
Gloria Moretti : chant
Viva Biancaluna Biffi : chant, viola d'arco
Enrico Fink : chant, récitation
Avery Gosfield : flûte à bec, flûte et tambour
Marco Ferrari : flûte à bec, douçaine, chalemie, flûte double
Francis Biggi : viola da mano, viola da penna, cetra, colascione
Elisabetta Benfenati : guitare renaissance
Massimiliano Dragoni : dulcimelo, percussion
Federico Marincola : luth basse, chitarra battente
Chaque communauté juive d'Italie, grande ou petite, a gardé jusqu'à nos jours sa propre tradition musicale. Ces mélodies, la plupart transmises oralement, portent les traces du mélange continu des trois courants les plus répandus en Italie : séfarade, ashkénaze et italien.

Prix: 28.- ; Tarif réduit: 18.-
Réseration et renseignements: +41.22.734.71.93
En plus, le XVIIIème siècle a marqué un tournant dans l'histoire des Juifs d'Italie : la suppression des ghettos, la participation au mouvement d'indépendance nationale (le Risorgimento) et l'"émancipation" fut une période d'euphorie : on bâtissait de très grandes synagogues et on se consacrait avec ardeur à "moderniser" la musique liturgique, demandant à des compositeurs plus ou moins célèbres d'écrire de nouvelles mélodies avec des arrangements pour orgue et chour, cherchant souvent l'inspiration dans l'opéra lyrique, très à la mode et qui faisait très "italien".

La musique sacrée des Juifs d'Italie est avant tout une histoire de mélanges, d'interactions. Même les compositeurs du XIXème siècle qui ont encore rénové ce répertoire ne l'ont pas oublié. Il est facile de s'en convaincre en écoutant les chants "modernes" qui, aujourd'hui encore, résonnent malgré la Shoah dans les synagogues italiennes et ont gardé l'écho des musiques des siècles passés, depuis la Renaissance.

C'est cet échange, cet enchevêtrement que LUCIDARIUM essaie de raconter.
Posted by jmwc at 01:21 PM

Sunday October 7 Alicia Svigals at 92nd St Y

With accordionist Patrick Farrell and vocalist Inna Barmash
Lost and Found: Musical Treasures of the Jewish Ukraine
On Sunday, October 7, Alicia Svigals, the world's leading klezmer fiddler and founder of the Grammy-winning ensemble The Klezmatics, presents lost musical treasures of the Jewish Ukraine. Drawing on the fieldwork of Moshe Beregovsky, a Soviet-Jewish ethnomusicologist, Svigals brings to life, through music and conversation, tunes recorded on wax cylinders before World War II. This incredible collection disappeared when Beregovsky was exiled to Siberia but was recently rediscovered in a dusty archive. Come help resurrect this beautiful old culture -- singing and dancing welcome!

Sun, Oct 7, 2007, 4:00pm
3:30 Russian Tea Reception

Tickets $30
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NYC
Buttenwieser Hall

Posted by jmwc at 01:17 PM

September 20, 2007

KLEZSHOP at Stephen Wise

September 29th, 7:30pm
AT: Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
30 W. 68th St.
New York, NY 10023
(Between Columbus and Central Park West)
info@swfs.org; 212-877-4050; www.swfs.org

KLEZSHOP - A unique New York based trio, playing their original compositions, all with a special Jewish-Klezmer flavor. Its members, natives of Israel, graduates of the Juilliard School, the Paris Conservatory and the Jerusalem Academy, combine their classical education with a rich experience of performing Jewish music,
Rock, Jazz and Irish music all over the world.

Gilad Harel - clarinet
Jonathan Keren - violin
Gilad Cohen bass guitar, voice

Visit Myspace for some music samples:
www.myspace.com/klezshop

FREE Donations are encouraged!
FOLLOWED BY LIGHT REFRESHMENTS
Posted by jmwc at 10:47 PM

September 16, 2007

Asefa Visits Bloomington

Indiana University, Bloomington
October 1, 2007, 7:30pm
1011 E. Third Street, Goodbody Hall 326, Bloomington, IN 47405
A special concert for the opening of the Sephardic Initiative at Indiana University, Bloomington.
For more information visit:
www.indiana.edu/~jsp/calendar.htm
Posted by jmwc at 11:24 PM

September 05, 2007

Melodia Women's Choir in Manhattan with Becca Schack World Premier

The Melodia Women's Choir will present an all female performance of Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major and contemporary works, including the world premiere of Becca Schack's new commissioned piece "In My end is My Beginning" based on a text by T. S. Eliot. The concert is being held
Saturday November 17 at 8 PM, and
Sunday, November 18 at 3 PM at
St. Peter's Church,
346 West 20th Street, New York City, New York.
Melodia will be joined by an all-women instrumental chamber ensemble.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
For information, call (212) 252-4134, or visit
www.melodiawomenschoir.org.

Melodia Women s Choir, the 32-voice ensemble praised by Margaret Juntwait for their ringing tones, will perform baroque and contemporary works, plus the world premiere of Becca Shack s new commissioned work In My End Is My Beginning. The centerpiece of the program, conducted by Cynthia Powell, will be Antonio Vivaldi s Gloria in D Major, RV589. Many scholars believe that Vivaldi originally composed his Gloria for the women and girls of the 18th century Ospedale della Pietà (hospital/orphanage), where he was working at the time as composer and music teacher. Melodia will be giving a rare performance of the Gloria as it would have been performed in Vivaldi s time.

Becca Schack s In My End Is My Beginning is a piece in four movements based on excerpts from T.S. Eliot s Four Quartets, and contemplates the fragility of life. The composer has written numerous classically-driven pieces for full orchestra and chamber groups. She was a finalist in the 2004 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Electronic Category) and she received honorable mention in two ASCAP Young Composers competitions, the first one at age eleven. Her compositions have been played by members of the New York Philharmonic and she has performed at the Apollo Theater and Lincoln Center in New York, as well as in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London.

The balance of the program will include:
Wir Eilen Mit Schwachen from Cantata 78, by J.S. Bach; Five Hebrew Love Songs, by Eric Whitacre (poem by Hila Plitmann) She Weeps Over Rahoon, by Eric Whitacre (poem by James Joyce) Lift Thine Eyes from Elijah by Felix Mendelssohn

Melodia Women s Choir creates, discovers and performs works for women s voices, and the repertory of the ensemble includes an eclectic mix of rarely performed classical and contemporary works. It has rediscovered numerous neglected works, presenting U.S. and New York premiere performances of pieces by Peter Warlock, E.J. Moeran, and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel in celebration of her 200th birthday. Their Spring 2007 concert, Shout Sister Shout! celebrated female composers and ensembles from 12th to 21st centuries, and their November 2006 concert featured the World Premiere of Allison Sniffin s new commissioned work: Hear Me With Your Eyes, based on love poems of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The group was founded in 2003 by Jennifer Clarke, an arts consultant who has worked with London s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Court Theatre, and companies in New York including Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana and Dancing in the Streets. The ensemble appeared last year in the Symphony Space Wall to Wall Stravinsky marathon.

Cynthia Powell, Melodia s Artistic Director and conductor since its inception, also serves as Artistic Director of Stonewall Chorale, has directed the choral program of Sarah Lawrence College and was a guest conductor at the Festival Internacional de Coros in Havana, Cuba. Equally at home as a pianist and organist, she has toured with Meredith Monk's opera, Atlas and Celebration Service in Europe, at the Spoleto USA Festival, the Walker Arts Center and Lincoln Center 2000 Festival and performed at the Spoleto, USA Festival in a revival of Monk's opera, Quarry.

An accomplished composer, conductor and lecturer, Eric Whitacre s works have entered the standard choral and symphonic repertories. Most recently, Whitacre has received acclaim for Paradise Lost, a cutting edge musical combining trance, ambient and techno electronica with choral, cinematic and operatic traditions. Winner of the ASCAP Harold Arlen award, this musical also won Whitacre the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award for most promising musical theater composer. He has received composition awards from the Barlow International Composition Competition, the American Choral Directors Association and the American Composers Forum. The first recording of his music was hailed by The American Record Guide as one of the top ten classical albums of 1997. In 2001, he became the youngest recipient ever awarded the coveted Raymond C. Brock commission by the American Choral Directors Association

Posted by jmwc at 10:40 AM

August 20, 2007

Jewish Artists Line Up This Fall atThe Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is pleased to announce its concert line up for October and November of this year. All events will take place at the Museum of Jewish Hertiage, 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan.
www.mjhnyc.org

Monday, October 8, 7 P.M
Tuesday, October 9, 7 P.M.
Wednesday, October 10, 7 P.M.

Idan Raichel
Songs for Peace: The Acoustic Series
Featuring Idan Raichel; with Marta Gomez, Somi, Cabra Casay, and Itamar Doari
Join dynamic Isaraeli artist Idan Raichel for his very first series of intimate acoustic concerts in New York. Idan blends the unique sounds of Israel's cultural tradition with styles frm around the world for a sound that Billboard Magazine calls a "multi-ethnic tour de force." Showcasing new and old musical partnerships, Idan and artists will celebrate the universal language of music.

Tickets $30-$45 and are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum Box Office at 646.437.4202. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $75 and include admission to a wine-reception with Idan and guests after the October 10th show.

*** Wednesday, October 17, 7 P.M.
Vladimir Feltsman
Virtuoso Pianist: Music from Poland and Russia
This fall, dynamic artist Vladimir Feltsman will perform music from Poland's keyboard master, Chopin, and one of Russia's most dramatic piano pieces: Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Feltman's celebrated version of the epic work has been called "electrifying" and the "best live performance" by top critics from The New York Times to the Seattle Times. Mr Feltsman will be interviewed in a post-concert conversation.

Tickets are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum Box Office at 646.347.4202 and are $35 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for members.
***
Wednesday, November 7, 7 P.M.
Misha and Cipa Dichter: Two- and Four-Hand Piano Masterworks

World-famous pianists Misha and cipa Dichter are back for another evening of superlative piano performances. The New York Times called their last sold-out appearance at the Museum-Babi Yar Remembered: Yuvtushenko and Shostakovich in Word and Song-"illuminating."

Equally at ease in the solo piano repetoire or playing together, the program will feature the Dichters performing music by two beloved Jewish-American icons, Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland, in Copland's El Salon Mexico, arranged by Bernstein. Misha Dichter will also be performing solo favorites by Brahms, Schumann, and Liszt. The Dichters will be interviewed in a post-concert conversation.

Tickets are available online at www.mjhnyc.org or by calling the Museum Box Office at 646.347.4202 and are $35 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for members.

Posted by jmwc at 10:39 PM

August 13, 2007

Women's Music Festival in Jerusalem

The Women's Music Festival, featuring various styles of music from western (American influenced) to middle-eastern music will be held Monday August 13, Rosh Chodesh Elul
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Pargod, 2 Nissim Bachar St. corner of 94 Betzelel St. Jerusalem
Admission: 30 NIS

*Artists CDs will be sold
*Hot drinks provided

Posted by jmwc at 01:18 AM

August 08, 2007

Jewish Songs at an Exhibition

Yiddish singer Sharon Bernstein (voice & piano) and klezmer pioneer Stu Brotman (bass, tsimbl, & percussion) join forces in a unique performance set to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt . Kirshenblatt’s vibrant portraits of his home town Apt, Poland before the Holocaust inspire a rich blend of traditional song and contemporary sound . Projected images of the paintings connected with the songs complete this experience that recreates the sights and sounds of a Jewish Polish town. Presented in conjunction with the book They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, forthcoming September 2007) and exhibition with the same title at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, September 10, 2007 - January 13, 2008, 2911 Russell Street • Berkeley • 510-549-6950 • info@magnes.org

Date, Time and Cost:
Saturday, September 8, 8:30 pm
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley CA
$15 general / $12 Seniors, Students and JCC East Bay and Magnes Museum members

Posted by jmwc at 09:34 AM

July 22, 2007

Yiddish Cup Brims Over

The folks of the Yiddishe Cup Band send their SCHEDULE:

July 29 Little Mountain Folk Festival, Kirtland, Ohio. 12
p.m. www.lakehistory.org

Aug. 2 Orange Village, Orange Village, Ohio. 7:30
p.m. www.orangevillage.com

Aug. 3 International Ass'n of Yiddish Clubs conference, Cleveland. 8:30
p.m. www.derbay.org

Aug. 16 Wiley Middle School, University Hts., Ohio. 7:30 p.m.
www.universityheights.com

Sept. 8 Congregation Bethanyu, Pepper Pike, Ohio. 7:30
p.m. www.bethanyu.org

Oct 3 Fairmount Temple, Beachwood, Ohio. 8:15 p.m. www.fairmounttemple.org

Oct 4 Park Synagogue. Cleveland Hts., Ohio. 7:30 p.m. www.parksyn.org

Oct. 14 Cincinnati Art Museum, 2:30 p.m. 513-792-5661 www.jcc-cinci.com

Posted by jmwc at 10:05 PM

July 11, 2007

5 If By Sea-- the Dave Grisman Quintet on a Hudson Cruis

NYC ROCKIN' THE RIVER CRUISES
THURSDAY JULY 19
NYC, NY 212-630-8888
42nd St. & the Hudson River at Circle Line Pier 83
7.00PM & 9.30PM
www.rtrcruises.com

David Grisman Quintet featuring guitarist Frank Vignola, will perform his unique variety of bluegrass and gypsy music referred to as "dawg music" as part of the NYC Rockin' the River Cruises (www.rtrcruises.com) and will be the first East Coast performance with the new line-up.

NYC RTR Cruise is a scenic tour and live music event in an intimate and friendly concert setting. Sail past the Statute of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and the world's greatest skyline - with Grisman and VIgnola.

Also, a chance to see them in VT...
SATURDAY JULY 21
THE GREEN AT SHELBURNE MUSEUM
SHELBURNE, VT 802-652-0777
4.30PM
highergroundmusic.com
Posted by jmwc at 08:21 PM

Laura Wetzler – "A World of Jewish Music plus Great Classics of American Song"

Sunday, July 22nd - Concert
Laura Wetzler – "A World of Jewish Music plus Great Classics of American Song"

Singer, songwriter and folklorist Laura Wetzler performs with Robin Burdulis on percussion and Wes Brown on bass. Take a musical journey to Jewish communities in Uganda, Morocco, Tunisia, Poland, Ethiopia, Spain, Yemen, Greece, and Italy in a high-energy celebration of Jewish culture. “Laura is one of the very best,” says Pete Seeger.

at the National Yiddish Book Center
on the campus of Hampshire College, Route 116, Amherst, Massachusetts.
Reservations suggested.
2 P.M. Cost: $10
For additional information, an application or reservations, please phone us at 413-256-4900.
Posted by jmwc at 12:30 AM

Veretski Pass in the Paper Bridge Arts Festival

Monday, July 16: Veretski Pass: Traditional klezmer trio featuring Cookie Segelstein, Joshua Horowitz & Stuart Brotman: Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass. at the National Yiddish Book Center. http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
Part of the Paper Bridge Arts Festival.
For more about Veretski Pass: http://www.veretskipass.com/
Posted by jmwc at 12:22 AM

Rahel at Lincoln, MA Public LIbrary

A native of Massachusetts, Rahel is known for her spirituality and restful music.
Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Lincoln Public Library
Rock 'n Roll with Rootes - 11:00am
3 Bedford St.
Lincoln MA 01773
(781) 259-8465
Interactive Performance for children.
http://www.rahelmusic.com/ From her website about Rahel: "Singer/songwriter, guitarist, sound healing and sleep facilitator, Rahel, writes from the heart using her life's experiences as the source and her spirituality as a guide. Rahel brilliantly fuses folk, jazz, Middle East rhythms, and further East mantras to produce award-winning songs that are very moving in their energy and emotion. Her multicultural approach integrates ancient language, wisdom, and tradition with appropriate contemporary stylings. She weaves musical magic with beautiful and compelling melodies sung in a 'free verse' style; her strong and expressive vocals supported by her masterful guitar performance. Rahel's music will calm and relax you, rock you to the depth of your soul and raise you to a higher consciousness. Rahel's music has been widely accepted with numerous concert appearances earning rave reviews."

Rahel will be in New Hampshire on:
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
Jaffrey Town Gazebo
with Mashke - 7:00pm
Gazebo
Jaffrey NH
Price: Free
Rahel joins the MASHKE band for an evening of Jewish music.
Posted by jmwc at 12:00 AM

July 10, 2007

Yuval Ron with LA Jewish Symphony

See the Yuval Ron Ensemble performing with a FULL SYMPHONY and dancers in a spectacular production under the stars!
East meets West: A Special Concert of The Yuval Ron Ensemble with the LA Jewish Symphony

Conductor: Dr. Noreen Green

The Ensemble will perform (in the second half of the program only!) traditional songs of the Middle East and Andalusia with new symphonic arrangements by Yuval Ron plus Canciones Sefardi - a symphonic work by Yuval Ron based on Andalusi songs of Morocco and...... the first public performance of a symphonic medley from the Oscar winner film "West Bank Story".
featuring:

singers Maya Haddi and Barak Marshall, guitarist Kenton Youngstrom and dancers Maya Karasso and Melanie Kareem
Please note: the concert at the Ford will be taped for future broadcast on TV channel 36!
Location: Ford Ampitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Los Angeles, CA 90068
Admission: $36, $25; Students and Children $12,
Buy Tickets To purchase tickets please call the Ford Box Office at 323-461-3673 or visit www.FordTheatres.org . Call Bunny Getz at 888-780-9345 for %15 discount for groups for 8 or more. Or, you can purchase tickets online at http://www.fordamphitheater.org On site parking is available for $5.
Please see the Ford Amphitheater website for more information on additional parking needs and other accommodations. More upcoming events of Yuval Ron:
Saturday, July 28, 2007, 7:30pm
Farmlab presents
World Premier of Yuval Ron's New Composition
MAYA - Variations for Earth Harp, woodwinds and electronics
featuring:
William Close on Earth Harp (a stunning hugh harp which will be wired down from the Spring Street bridge in Downtown LA)
Yeghish Manukyan on Woodwinds
with Images by David Lebrun from his new film "Breaking the Maya Code"
Event produced by Roxanne Steinberg
Location: Farmlab - 1745 N. Spring Street #4, Los Angeles, CA
90012 .
Admission: FREE - Reservations required to: info@farmlab.org
For more information: Phone: 323 226 1158 email: info@farmlab.org web: www.farmlab.org
Posted by jmwc at 09:32 PM

June 21, 2007

Boom Pam at the MFA in Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents Boom Pam "The hottest ethnic beat group in Zion .

Boom Pam come to the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday 27th June as part of their popular summer outdoor music series, held in the beautiful Calderwood Courtyard.

Boom Pam first hit the music scene in Tel Aviv in 2004 with their cover of Aris San s 1969 hit Boom Pam . Since then, the hype surrounding these musicians has boomed. They are an intriguing yet simple mix of electric guitars, drums and tuba. Boom Pam s original music and arrangements of Balkan, Jewish, Greek and Mediterranean songs, seasoned with dueling guitars and a rock attitude. With this uplifting combination of music, Boom Pam is a band that shouldn t be missed. You won t be able to resist getting up for a dance.

Crazy Balkan time signatures and minimalist percussion make [Boom Pam s] self titled album irresistible to the musically curious, whether your usual fare is rock or world music Spin the Globe world music

The music brewed up by the Boom Pam four is the acoustic equivalent of a high energy drink Soul Seduction

Ticketing Information

Members, seniors, students $20; nonmembers, general admission $25.

For more information, and to book tickets, call the Remis Auditorium Box Office (voice) 617-369-3306, (TTY) 617-369-3393 or visit www.mfa.org/concerts.

Concerts in the Courtyard
Calderwood Courtyard
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Avenue

Boom Pam
7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Posted by jmwc at 12:21 AM

Eisenberg's Mary Christ Performed by Svigals

Premiere of a unique collaboration -- Evan Eisenberg's new novel, Mary Christ, set to Alicia Svigals' music and performed live Monday, June 25 at 8 pm, at Ansche Chesed, 251 W. 100th St. (at West End Ave). On the roof if weather allows, indoors otherwise. Suggested contribution: $5.

A presentation of the Scribblers on the Roof series at Ansche Chesed.

Evan Eisenberg (The Recording Angel, The Ecology of Eden) will read selections from Mary Christ, a recently completed anti-historical novel, accompanied by klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals. He may also read a couple of his humor pieces from Time, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Slate, or the New York Times. Also reading will be Elizabeth Frank, author of the novel Cheat and Charmer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her biography of the poet Louise Bogan.

Alicia Svigals is the world's leading klezmer fiddler and a co-founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, with whom she performed for seventeen years. She has played with and written for violinist Itzhak Perlman, the Kronos Quartet, playwrights Tony Kushner and Eve Ensler, the late poet Allen Ginsburg, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, singer/songwriter Debbie Friedman, Hasidic superstars Avraham Fried and Lipa Shmelzer, and many others. She has appeared on David Letterman, MTV, Good Morning America, PBS' Great Performances, on NPR's Prairie Home Companion, Weekend Edition and New Sounds, and on the soundtrack for the L-Word. She also has a busy party band, sought after for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.

Click here for more info
http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maagNQCabzj5lbIFEx6eafpQav/
Posted by jmwc at 12:18 AM

June 15, 2007

NEW YORK'S BEST EMERGING JEWISH ARTISTS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 AT 7 P.M.

SECOND ANNUAL NEW YORK'S BEST EMERGING JEWISH ARTISTS TO BE HOSTED BY COMEDIAN SETH HERZOG
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

.WHAT: Second Annual New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists

WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25 at 7p.m.

COST: $25 members, $30 non-members

NEW YORK, NY - After last year's sold-out show which the Downtown Express called "authentic, funny - and yes, subversive...," the Museum welcomes a new line-up of the best local Jewish talent. Established performers will introduce emerging Jewish artists for a dynamic evening of cutting-edge comedy, music, and film at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on July 25 at 7 p.m. Following the program the festivities will continue with an after party and open bar on the Museum's third floor terrace overlooking New York Harbor.

New York City has always been a hot bed for up-and-coming talent, and it is no coincidence that this city is also home to one of the largest Jewish populations. From the Yiddish theaters of the Lower East Side and rock clubs on the Bowery, to Greenwich Village's beat poets and abstract expressionists, the contributions of Jews have left an indelible mark on downtown culture. Come hear the next generation of Jewish voices and be able to say "I saw them when."

Comedian Seth Herzog will host. Presenters include: producer Alyssa Abrahamson; pianist Misha Dichter; filmmaker Pearl Gluck; and producer DJ Handler. Participating artists include: comedian Brett Gellman; filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum; "human beatbox" Yuri Lane; musician Rachel Sage; quizmaster Noah Tarnow; pianist Simon Tedeschi; and poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. Visit www.mjhnyc.org for the most up-to-date list of performers.

Tickets to this event are $25 members, $30 non-members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mjhnyc.org http://www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.

New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists has been made possible, in part, by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with the generous support of The September 11th Fund. Additional sponsors include the Young Friends of the Museum, Zyr Russian Vodka, and Abarbanel Kosher Wine. The Village Voice is the media sponsor.

The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century--before, during, and after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include From the Heart: The Photojournalism of Ruth Gruber, Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust, and The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity, and the Jewish-American Dream. The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones, as well as James Carpenter's Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.

Posted by jmwc at 12:00 AM

June 14, 2007

NEW YORK'S BEST EMERGING JEWISH ARTISTS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 AT 7 P.M.

SECOND ANNUAL NEW YORK'S BEST EMERGING JEWISH ARTISTS TO BE HOSTED BY COMEDIAN SETH HERZOG
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

.WHAT: Second Annual New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists

WHERE: Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280

WHEN: Wednesday, July 25 at 7p.m.

COST: $25 members, $30 non-members

NEW YORK, NY - After last year's sold-out show which the Downtown Express called "authentic, funny - and yes, subversive...," the Museum welcomes a new line-up of the best local Jewish talent. Established performers will introduce emerging Jewish artists for a dynamic evening of cutting-edge comedy, music, and film at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on July 25 at 7 p.m. Following the program the festivities will continue with an after party and open bar on the Museum's third floor terrace overlooking New York Harbor.

New York City has always been a hot bed for up-and-coming talent, and it is no coincidence that this city is also home to one of the largest Jewish populations. From the Yiddish theaters of the Lower East Side and rock clubs on the Bowery, to Greenwich Village's beat poets and abstract expressionists, the contributions of Jews have left an indelible mark on downtown culture. Come hear the next generation of Jewish voices and be able to say "I saw them when."

Comedian Seth Herzog will host. Presenters include: producer Alyssa Abrahamson; pianist Misha Dichter; filmmaker Pearl Gluck; and producer DJ Handler. Participating artists include: comedian Brett Gellman; filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum; "human beatbox" Yuri Lane; musician Rachel Sage; quizmaster Noah Tarnow; pianist Simon Tedeschi; and poet Yermiyahu Ahron Taub. Visit www.mjhnyc.org for the most up-to-date list of performers.

Tickets to this event are $25 members, $30 non-members. Tickets may be purchased online at www.mjhnyc.org http://www.mjhnyc.org or by calling 646-437-4202.

New York's Best Emerging Jewish Artists has been made possible, in part, by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with the generous support of The September 11th Fund. Additional sponsors include the Young Friends of the Museum, Zyr Russian Vodka, and Abarbanel Kosher Wine. The Village Voice is the media sponsor.

The Museum's three-floor Core Exhibition educates people of all ages and backgrounds about the rich tapestry of Jewish life over the past century--before, during, and after the Holocaust. Current special exhibitions include From the Heart: The Photojournalism of Ruth Gruber, Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust, and The Other Promised Land: Vacationing, Identity, and the Jewish-American Dream. The Museum offers visitors a vibrant public program schedule in its Edmond J. Safra Hall. It is also home to Andy Goldsworthy's memorial Garden of Stones, as well as James Carpenter's Reflection Passage, Gift of The Gruss Lipper Foundation. The Museum receives general operating support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a founding member of the Museums of Lower Manhattan.

Posted by jmwc at 11:52 PM

JEWISH ORTHODOX RABBI DUO, MUSIC AND JOY, TO PERFORM LIVE IN SALE,

Music and Joy concert at The Waterside Arts Centre on Sunday 17 June 2007 Music and Joy http://www.artboo.com/musicandjoy/music , the Jewish duo comprising Rabbi Danny Bergson and Rabbi Mitch Goodman, is performing at The Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, UK on June 17th. This is the third concert by the two orthodox Rabbis, who have already had such an effect on the Jewish music world. Music and Joy plays a sophisticated mix of rock, jazz, fusion, world and Jewish sounds.

Music and Joy's concert starts at 19.30 at The Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester, M33 7ZF, on Sunday June 17th 2007. Tickets are available from the box office, 0161 912 5616, priced at £12.50 for adults, and £8 for under 12s, students, and senior citizens.

Rabbi Danny Bergson is a professional singer and performs regularly at weddings, seminars, and musical evenings across the UK. He studied singing with Danny Hendrickson, the main tenor of the Jerusalem Choir in the Great Synagogue, before undertaking his classical training with the Royal Northern College of Music.

Rabbi Mitchell Goodman, who plays both electric and acoustic guitar, has been a professional musician for 15 years. He is an experienced session musician, guitar tutor and technician. Rabbi Mitch studied with Dave Kilminster, who now plays with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd. He is well known in the Jewish music industry in Israel, where he was based for many years.

The pair met through their work in the Manchester community. Rabbi Mitch is director of the Hale Trust, which runs educational and social events. Rabbi Danny directs 'Ignite the Soul', which organises events for young adults in Greater Manchester.

Music and Joy's original arrangements are both soulful and spiritual. As educators, the two have drawn on their experience to infuse their music with meaning. They take metaphysical concepts and present them in a structured aural framework, complemented visually by a light show.

Music and Joy's first event was a concert in a private home in front of 60 people. Its second concert, which was held in Hale Synagogue, attracted an audience of more than 200. They have become part of the wave of new musicians who are invigorating the Jewish music scene. After the concert on 17th June 2007, Music and Joy plan to record their debut album. Rabbi Mitch comments: "It is no coincidence we've been brought together. We use our music to communicate our deep felt emotion, and to bring joy to people of all backgrounds."

Jonathan Steinberg, Music and Joy's event organiser says: "These guys are breaking down the perceptions people have of Jewish music. You might come along expecting to hear two Rabbis playing guitar together, but instead you'll see two highly accomplished professional musicians. Music and Joy is bringing Jewish music to a new, wider audience and has to be heard."

Posted by jmwc at 10:07 PM

June 05, 2007

A Tribute to John Rauch

This Sunday June 10th 2007 at 3:00pm
Yuval Ron Music and the Center for Jewish Creativity present
In Memoriam:
A Tribute to John Rauch
The late President of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity

with the artists:
Russel Steinberg, Vanessa Paloma, Sam Glaser, Yuval Ron Ensemble, Nabil Azzam, Stephen Macht, Sha-Rone Kushnir, Yehuda Hyman, Ofer Ben-Amots, Yale Storm, Elizabeth Schwartz, Stacie Chaiken and Bryna Weiss
Artistic Director: Yuval Ron

Script: Yehuda Hyman
Art exhibition curator: Peter Handwerker
Event Producer: Kerry Cobuccio
Sound: Sean Faye-Cullen
Produced by Yuval Ron Music (www.yuvalronmusic.com)

Where: Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
Admission: A suggested minimum donation of $15.00 - All proceeds benefit the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Keep art alive.
Info and advance tickets: by phone at.: (323) 658-5824 Or email at: mtarbut@jewishcreativity.org ____________________________________________________________________ Up Coming events: July 15 - Ford Amphitheater in Hollywood: The Yuval Ron Ensemble with a symphony orchestra: . ____________________________________________________________________ Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 3pm Magdalene Cultural Arts Center presents: Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy A Workshop on the subject of Divine Ecstasy in Sufi and Hassidic Music facilitated by Yuval Ron Location: Magdalene Cultural Arts Center - 4822 Vineland Avenue North Hollywood, CA 91601 Admission: $25 For more information: Please call 818-760-0531

Posted by jmwc at 01:22 AM

Music in Our Time: A Concert of Music by Contemporary Jewish Composers

The American Society for Jewish Music presents:
June 10, 2007, 5:30 pm
Music in Our Time: A Concert of Music by Contemporary Jewish Composers

Composers include Leo Kraft, Joel Mandelbaum, and Yehudi Wyner.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Admission: $12/$6 ASJM/AJHS/CJH members, seniors
Please contact the CJH Theater Box Office
phone: (917) 606-8200
email: boxoffice@cjh.org

Posted by jmwc at 12:57 AM

May 18, 2007

Ramon Tasat in Concert in NY

Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat in Concert
Sunday, May 20th 2007
7:00 pm
Congregation Ansche Chesed
251 West 100 street (corner West End Avenue)
New York, NY 10025
212-865-0600
Tickets $20. in advance $25. At the door Children under 13 Free
Tickets on line www.ramontasat.eventbrite.com

Hear the echoes of faraway lands that hosted Sephardic Jews for centuries and enjoy a kaleidoscopic array of musical styles in a thoughtful exploration of the age-old liturgical texts as well as joyous and moving Ladino folk songs exploring eternal themes of love and life.

The Washington Post calls "Argentine guitarist-cantor Ramon Tasat and Russian pianist-cantor Natasha J. Hirschhorn international leaders in the field of Jewish religious music". Don't miss their rare joined New York appearance accompanied by the harmonious sounds of Community Chorus Shirei Chesed and virtuoso instrumental ensemble Fiesta Sefarad.

Born in Buenos Aires, Cantor Dr. Ram?n Tasat learned Ladino, the language of the Sephardic people, at his grandmother's knee; his style reflects the rich history and drama of this extraordinary culture. Trained in five different countries, he received a doctorate in voice performance from the University of Texas at Austin. His doctoral dissertation is entitled The Cantillations and Religious Poems of the Jews of Tangier, Morocco.

Cantor Tasat has toured Europe with world-renowned Dr. Robert Shaw and has participated in international festivals on both sides of the Atlantic. He has appeared in numerous opera productions including "Le Nozze di Figaro", "AIl Impressario", and "La Traviata" and has drawn worldwide critical as well as audience acclaim.

His most notable appearances include the Kennedy Center Concert Hall; the Israeli Embassy; the Jewish Music Festival of Berkeley, California; Saint Cre, France; Siena, Italy; Helsinki, Finland; Barcelona, Spain; and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival.

Dr. Tasat has been the recipient of numerous awards including First Place at the Montpelier Cultural Arts Centers Recital Competition and a National Endowment of the Arts Grant. Dr. Tasat's lectures, workshops, and programs range from "The Music of Modern Israel" to "Echoes of Sepharad."

Ramon's numerous recordings include Fiesta Sefarad, Trees cry for rain, Teshuva, Kantikas di amor i vida. He has published several music books on Jewish subjects.

Posted by jmwc at 12:58 PM

May 17, 2007

Klezmer, Music with Soul in Santa Rosa

"Klezmer, Music with Soul" -- Concert and Dance Party, May 27th

Absolute Music
Co-sponsored by KlezCalifornia, The Red Hot Chachkas and Bruce Bierman (Yiddish dance teacher) will be presenting their program, "Klezmer, Music with Soul" in Santa Rosa.
Led by Julie Egger and comprised of multi-talented performers on violin, clarinet, mandolin, accordion, bass, and drums, the group plays traditional Eastern European dance tunes, ranging from frenzied to tranquil tantsn (dances), plus original compositions and improvisions building on the klezmer tradition.

Absolute Music
the Friedman Center brings master musicians and presents classical, jazz, folk and klezmer music to the Jewish Community Center of Sonoma County.
The Friedman Center
4676 Mayette, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
May 27th, 2:00 - 4:00pm ~ Tickets: $15
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Songs of Mark Warshawsky and Mordecai Gebirtig for Choir

The JEWISH PEOPLE'S PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
conducted by BINYUMEN SCHAECHTER
will perform choral arrangements
of famous and lesser-known songs by the great Yiddish songwriters
MARK WARSHAWSKY
and
MORDECAI GEBIRTIG
Sung in Yiddish, with English translations.
Due to recent sold-out performances, the JPPC will hold two identical concerts:
When: Sunday, June 10th, at 2:00 and at 4:30
Where: Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th St. (betw. Broadway & Mercer St.), New York, NY
Admission: Adults: $15; Seniors (65 and up) and students, with ID: $10
PHOTO ID required, all adults age 18 & up

BY BUS:
M5, M6 buses downtown to West 4th St./Broadway stop.
BY SUBWAY: 1) N / R train to 8th St. Walk 3 blocks S. on B’way to W. 4th St. Turn right.
2) 6 train to Astor Pl. Walk 1 block W. to B’way, then 3 blocks S. to W. 4th St. Turn right.
3) A, C, D, E or F train to W. 4th Street. Walk east along W. 4th St. seven short blocks.

For more information: www.thejppc.org Jo Abrams (646) 602-2007; JPPC@nyc.rr.com
Posted by jmwc at 03:38 PM

Sydenham Choir at Queens College in June

The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College Is proud to announce their 6th Annual Benefit Concert

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Starring the world famous Sydenham Choir from Johannesburg South Africa
The return of Cantor Oshy Tugendhaft & the Sydenham Shul Choir marks their 6th North American tour performing their hit musical CELEBRATION! Both Oshy Tugendhaft, and the Choir are internationally acclaimed having sung with many leading Cantors, most recently with Yitzchak Meir Helfgot.

All seats are reserved. General admission: $50 $32 & $20
25 % discount for orders by May 28, 2007 $40 $24 & $15
Priority seating $100 $75. No discount, includes after show party with choir.

Order tickets on line at www.boxofficetickets.com/sydenhamchoir. or call 800-494-8497.

Their CELEBRATION musical depicts many aspects of traditional and contemporary Jewish life and liturgy and takes place to live music, provided by a jazzy orchestra. Their performance is staged in front of a constantly changing video screen that matches spectacular images to live music on stage. Read more...

Tugendhaft is a born performer! His amazing voice lends itself to many different styles. He sounds like both your classical heart wrenching cantor and a modern opera tenor. All the while crisscrossing the stage with amazing vibrancy, singing every song with heart- felt emotion. The Choristers not only pour their hearts into every number but are also perfectly choreographed. Tugendhaft, the choir, and the orchestra create an unbelievably unique atmosphere for traditional Jewish songs. Take a moment to view video clips from their past performances:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4479ytuIDzM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=mATJS70-ldA The show is absolutely unique and is sure to be enjoyed by all ages and walks of life. Their audiences have been made up of American, South African, British, Israeli and Persian Jews. There have been teenagers, grandparents and everyone in between present......all of whom end up dancing in the aisles!! We expect this performance to be sold out.

For sponsorship, donations Journal ads or becoming a Friend of the Center, click on attachments for ad blank.

For further information call the Center office at 718-997-5730.

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Metropolitan Klezmer plays Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

Metropolitan Klezmer plays Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Sunday afternoon, May 20th at 2PM:
"Klezmerized!" double bill
starts with violinist Alicia Svigals' Vodkazak ensemble,
followed by Metropolitan Klezmer's full octet.

Don't miss Metropolitan Klezmer's return to the Walt Whitman Theatre for this exciting program also featuring the Klezmatics' founding fiddler, located on the campus of Brooklyn College, @Nostrand & Flatbush.
Tickets $25
Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday – Saturday, 1PM – 6PM
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 22
Directions - driving & mass transit:
http://brooklyncenteronline.org/maps.asp
(#2 train to the Brooklyn College/Flatbush Avenue stop)

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER at Brooklyn Center season finale:
Ismail Butera ~ accordion
Brian Drye ~ trombone
Pam Fleming ~ trumpet & flugelhorn
Michael Hess ~ violin and ney flutes
Dave Hofstra ~ upright bass & tuba
Deborah Karpel ~ vocals
Debra Kreisberg ~ clarinet & alto sax
Eve Sicular ~ drums / bandleader

Posted by jmwc at 03:07 PM

May 14, 2007

Honoring John Rauch in LA

What: An Afternoon of Joyous Musical Celebration honoring the life and creative vision of John H. Rauch

Who: Ofer Ben-Amots, Nabil Azzam, Stacie Chaiken, Sam Glaser, Yehuda Hyman Sha-Rone Kushner, Stephen Macht, Vanessa Paloma, Yuval Ron Ensemble, Russell Steinberg, Yael Strom, Bryna Weiss.
Where: Temple Isaiah, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
When: Sunday, June 10th, 2007, 3:00 PM

Admission: A suggested minimum donation of $15.00.
All proceeds benefit the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Keep art alive.

Info: contact C.J.C.C by phone at.: (323) 658-5824
Or email us at: mtarbut@jewishcreativity.org

The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity presents a special concert celebrating the life and legacy of the Center’s president and co-founder John Rauch. The event is a tribute to John Rauch in the way he would have loved best: an exciting and eclectic gathering of award-winning Center-affiliated artists performing contemporary classical, Jazz, Sacred and World Music from the various Jewish traditions. Additionally, an inspiring exhibition of art and video will be presented in the lobby.

“...He built and supported, cell by cell, a wonderful beehive of Jewish creators....John’s tireless and loving work is what gives Jewish artists of our time the possibility to reach their full potential. We are all blessed by him.”
Osvaldo Golijov, composer

“Dear Mr. Rauch, The program of the Center seems to me to be wide and deep and eminently worthwhile, with the potential for making a significant contribution to the culture of the world. How may I be of help to you?
Sincerely,
Chaim Potok”

About the Jewish Culture and Creativity: The Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity was founded in Tel Aviv in 1990 by leading Israeli and North American artists, scholars and entrepreneurs who recognized that creative talent is a major resource of the Jewish people and that persons gifted with these attributes should be identified, mobilized and bonded by the Center into an activist movement devoted to sustaining Jewish identity.

A non-profit educational institution in both the United States and Israel, the Center functions as a global fellowship of creative and performing artists, scholars and benefactors committed to evolving the dynamic national Jewish culture envisioned by Zionist philosopher Ahad Ha'am. To preclude the fossilization of Jewish culture, the Center stimulates and facilitates the creation of serious new cultural works from a Jewish perspective and the dissemination of the resulting artistic expression in respected public venues, thereby broadening the horizons of Jewish culture and ensuring an ongoing Jewish contribution to universal civilization.

The Center is neither a building nor primarily a funder but the vibrant hub of an international league of successful affiliated artists and scholars, who receive nurturing, comradeship and collaborative opportunities. While maintaining strategic relations with many institutions, The Center is totally independent and embraces the spirit of K'lal Israel.

Posted by jmwc at 08:04 PM

May 10, 2007

Yavneh Ensemble Concert

Yavneh Ensemble Concert
The 49 Days: Music of the Omer Season
Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
Tickets: $36 preferred seating, $12 general admission, $8 student
Order tickets online at http://www.yavnehensemble.org
or e-mail tickets@yavnehensemble.org
or call 215-849-4129

The Yavneh Ensemble, conducted by Robert A.M. Ross, will present music associated with the holy days and observances before, during, and after counting of the Omer, including music for Passover, Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAzma-ut, Lag ba'Omer, Yom Yerushalayim, and Shavuot, plus May Day. Featured composers include Charles Davidson, Yehezkel Braun, Gerald Cohen, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. Soloists will include Hazzan Howard Glantz of Adath Jeshurun and soprano Ilana Davidson. Of special interest is Naomi and Ruth, a lovely cantata for women’s voices, by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The work will be performed in Italian. The Yavneh Ensemble, founded in 2006, is a chorus of professional and experienced amateur singers. Its mission is to present historic works of Jewish choral music and showcase newer works as well.
Posted by jmwc at 12:31 AM

May 06, 2007

"Weinberger Tour"

"WEINBERGER TOUR" in Czech republic Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius will appear with pianist Tomas Visek as part of the project "Weinberger Tour" with composition written by Jewish composers on the opening concert on Monday 23rd April 2007 in Spanish Synagogue in Prague and continuing on tour until 29 October 2007, 7.30 pm, Pálffy palace - final concert Černovice 3 November 2007, 7pm. The concert tour "Weinberger Tour" of the Czech cellist Frantisek Brikcius and Czech pianist Tomas Visek is in remembrance of Jewish composer, Jaromir Weinberger (1896 - 1967), who was born in Prague (40 years since his tragic death) and introducing to the audience lesser known works of Jewish "Terezín" composers. On the program are compositions written by Erwin Shulhoff (Sonata), James Simon (Lamento 1938 - Czech premiere), Irena Kosikova (d-Fence - premiere) and Jaromir Weinberger (Une cantilene jalouse & Colloque sentimental - arr. by F. Brikcius for cello and piano - premiere). The project is under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech republic and the Mayor of the City of Brno, Roman Onderka.

The project concerts are prepared in the cooperation with the Jewish Museum in Prague and they will be released in Prague (opening concert on Monday 23rd April 2007), Brno, Decin, Terezin, Teplice, Lidice, Nelahozeves, Boskovice, Breclav, ... and in Prague (closing concert 29th October) in 2007. The final concert in Prague will be documented for music magazine Terra Musica broadcasted by the Czech television (CT) in November. To read a complete listing of the concerts, and about the musicians, keep reading... The main goals of the projects are:
- Reminding the memory of Jewish composers, whose work has been in Auschwitz cut out with no mercy. They are "lost composer" James Simon (1880 - 1944) and Erwin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942).
- Jaromír Weinberger's (1896 - 1967) memory, in 2007 is 40 years since his tragically death.
- Presenting new compositions that are continuing in the tradition of above-mentioned composers. In this case represented by Czech composer and organist Irena Kosíková ("7Candles").
- To make this kind of music accessible to the larger audience. There is no entry fee (Prague, Brno).
- Documentation of this project by Czech television, as with "7 Candles" project.

http://www.Brikcius.com/Doc/PressKit/Brikcius.jpg
http://www.Brikcius.com/Doc/PressKit/WeinbergerTour.uk.doc
http://www.Brikcius.com/Doc/PressKit/23.IV.2007.WeinbergerTour.pdf

Project "Weinberger Tour"
Jaromír Weinberger (1896 - 1967)
Une Cantilène jalouse (1920)
Arr. for Cello and Piano by F. Brikcius - premiere

Erwin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942)
Sonata for Cello and Piano (1914)

Jaromír Weinberger (1896 - 1967)
Colloque sentimental - Prélude d'après le poème de Paul Verlaine (1920)
Arr. for Cello and Piano by F. Brikcius - premiere

James Simon (1880 - 1944)
Lamento für Cello (in jemenitischer Weise),
Meinem Lieber Martin! (17/18. XII. 1938) - Czech premiere

Irena Kosíková
d-Fence for Cello and Piano (2007) - premiere

František Brikcius - Cello
Tomáš Víšek - Piano

Prague 23 April 2007, 7.30 pm, Spanish Synagogue - opening concert
Nelahozeves, 4 May 2007, 7pm - 14. Dvořákova hudební Nelahozeves Mikulov 2007
Praha 2 October 2007, Atrium
Teplice 4 October 2007
Boskovice 7 October 2007, Synagogue
Brno 8 October 2007
Lidice 11 October 2007, 6pm
Terezín 16 October 2007
Děčín 18 October 2007, 7pm, Synagogue
Prague 19 October 2007, 6pm, Weinbergerova vila
Prague 23 October 2007, 6pm, VKC Jewish Museum
Prague 29 October 2007, 7.30 pm, Pálffy palace - final concert
Černovice 3 November 2007, 7pm


About the Artists:
TOMÁŠ VÍŠEK - Piano:
Czech pianist Tomáš Víšek (1957) started to play the piano at eight years of age at the musical school under professor Pavel Svoboda. During the years of 1972-1976 studied at the Prague Conservatory under professor Valentina Kamenikova and then later under professor Zdeněk Kozina. During the years of 1976-1984 studied at AMU (Academy of Arts) in Prague at first under professor Josef Páleníček and then under professor Zdeněk Jílek with whom he continued post-graduate studies in the years of 1990-1993.

During his studies he became a many-time laureate in domestic competitions (Ústi nad Labem, Hradec Králové, Mariánské Lázně). In international events he acquired awards in Chopin competition in Warsaw, 1975 (Janina Nawrocka special prize), Smetana competition in Hradec Kralove, 1978 (IInd prize plus an award for Smetana interpretation). During the nineties this success was followed by the Second Prize that he won in international competitions in Vienna (1992) and in Sicilian Ragusa (1994), and in 1995 he won the Fifth Prize in the Concours Milosz Magin in Paris.

He performed in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Egypt, Japan, Hungary, Russia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Germany, France, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and Austria (he repeatedly gave performances in the Vienna Musikverein, as soloist in the Grieg's Piano Concerto). Radio France arranged a separate recital for him. Visek recorded also for Czech and Polish Radio, Czech television (the cycle "Top of Classics") and on CD records. His piano recital in international festival Prague Spring in May 1997 was highly responded, as well as his performances there in 2002, 2003 and 2005); other successes - the unique festival "Music of extended duration" on Prague Castle (work of J. Cage) and the festival "Musica Iudaica" with the work of Jewish composers (Gershwin, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, E.|W. Korngold, etc.) in 1997, several times performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with orch. in the Dvorak Hall of Prague Rudolfinum in 1998, St. Wenceslas Festival in 2003 etc.

Interview with Tomáš Víšek - Czech Music 2/98: "Víšek is an explosive type of an artist who is always fully absorbed in the play. It is almost with an obsession and devilish attitude he is enjoying every twist turn in the plot of the play with the unique touch he moves it into convincing levels with deep absorption. He is unveiling various secret of the manuscript and he has proved to keep the audience in suspense for a long duration." Hudební rozhledy (music magazine)

More details can be found on http://www.musica.cz/visek

FRANTIŠEK BRIKCIUS - Cello:

Czech cellist František Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. From early childhood he began to play the cello and quickly developed into a competent student. He was accepted into the Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU) in Brno after completing his study of the absolutory at the Prague Conservatoire, under Professor Jaroslav Kulhan. As a student at JAMU, František studied in Bedřich Havlík’s cello class. He furthered his study at The Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan, and continues his studies today with master classes under the guidance of Professor Anna Shuttleworth in United Kingdom. He graduated from JAMU with an MgA degree, under the tutelage of Professor Evžen Rattay.

He has actively participated in many international cello master classes in Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Great Britain and Israel. French Academy 1999, 2000, 2001 (Prof. J.Bárta), Terezín Composers International Master classes 1999 (Prof. D.Sella), Cello Master classes 2001 (Prof. L.Meze), Jihlava Master classes 2000, 2001, 2002 (Prof. D.Sella, Prof. E.Rattay), International Cello Interpretation Master classes 2002 (Prof. S.Apolín), Summer Academy in Semmering 2000, 2001, 2003 (Prof. C.Onsczay, Prof. T.Kühne), Cello Master classes 2003 (Prof. L.Uynterlinde), Eton Cello Master classes 2002, 2004 (Prof. J.Goritzki, Prof. Melissa Phelps, Prof. Anna Shuttleworth), Jerusalem Academy Master classes in Jezreel Valley 2004 (Prof. Z.Plesser, Prof. S.Magen), Terezín Composers Master classes in Israel 2004 (Prof. D.Sella).

He has performed at many festivals including "Lotherton Hall Young Artists Platform 2002" (UK), Festival Czech and Slovak Music in London 1999, 2000, 2002 (UK), Festival History, Music & Memory 2004 (Israel), Festival Music in the Valley 2004 (Israel), Violoncello 2005 in Brussels (Belgium), Spring in Russia 2006 (Moscow). He also enthusiastically visits cello festivals where he is able to mix with other young artists. These include the RNCM Manchester International Cello Festival 2004, Cello Meisterkurse & Konzerte Kronberg Academy 2004.

František Brikcius was the winner of the Anglo-Czech Competition in London (1999). He was awarded 2nd prize at The International String Competition London (2000), and 2nd prize at The International String Competition Jihlava (2003). He was a fellow of The Czech Music Foundation (ČHF) in the 2001 and 2002 for the interpretation of contemporary Czech composers.

František Brikcius has been supported by Foundation Nadání Josefa, Marie a Zdeňky Hlávkových (1999), Österreichisches Kulturinstitut Prag (1999), Johannes Brahms Wettbewerb (1999), Czech Music Foundation (ČHF), Foundation Gideon Klein for the propagation of works written by Gideon Klein (2004), Foundation Pro talent (2005), Foundation OSA (2005), Foundation Charta 77 (2005), Summer Academy in Semmering Scholarship (2000, 2001, 2003), Socrates-Erasmus Scholarship (2001, 2002), Japanese Toho Gakuen Fellowship (2002), Kronberg Cello Academy Scholarship (2004), Israeli government scholarship (2004).

He chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century, with special consideration given to the compositions for cello solo. He also allows himself time to concentrate on works by Czech, Terezín and contemporary composers.

František Brikcius plays a "George Kriwalski" cello made in the 1904. He is together with his sister Anna Brikcius, founding member of the "Duo Brikcius". In 2007 he will appear as part of the "Brikcius Cello Tour 2007" in Austria, Czech republic, France, Italy and United Kingdom. More information about František Brikcius and his projects ("Prague - Brno 2005: 6 Contemporary composers for cello solo in the interpretation of František Brikcius", "Tartini's L'Arte dell'Arco in the interpretation of František Brikcius". "7 Candles" & "Weinberger Tour") is available on websites http://www.Brikcius.com .

COMPOSERS

Jaromír Weinberger
The Czech, later American composer Jaromír Weinberger (January 8th, 1896 – August 8th, 1967) was born in Jewish family in Prague, where he lived until 1937. He was one of the first Czech film music composers (Na růžích ustláno - 1934). He studied at the Conservatories in Prague (K. Hoffmeister) and in Leipzig. He studied with M. Reger and assumed into his own technique. In 1939, after extensive travels to the United States, Bratislava, Vienna and Paris, he fled his native country to escape the Nazis (he was of Jewish origin) and settled in N. Y. State, teaching there and in Ohio. He became an American citizen in 1948. During the 1950s, Weinberger moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. In later life, he developed cancer of the brain, and this, together with money worries and the neglect of his music, prompted him to take a lethal drug overdose. Weinberger composed over 100 works; the best known is the opera Švanda dudák (Švanda Bagpiper), a world-wide success after its première in 1927 (Vienna - 1930, Metropolitan Opera New York - 1931, Covent Garden London - 1934, State Opera Berlin, …). This year we are reminding 40 years since his tragically death.

Irena Kosíková
Czech organist and composer Irena Kosíková was born in Prague into the intellectual family of the forbidden philosopher Karel Kosík and literature scientist Růžena Grebeníčková, the Herder prize laureate. She started her studies of organ playing with prof. J. Hora, together with piano lessons given by prof. E. Kleinová and prof. A. Grünfeldová. She studied organ performance (prof. J. Potměšilová) and conducting (prof. K. Fiala) at Ježek's Conservatory. She wasn't allowed for further studies because of political reasons. Private compositions lessons with prof. M. Raichl. Finally after the Velvet Revolution she was accepted at the Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU) in Brno into the organ class of prof. A. Veselá and prof. K. Klugarová. She graduated at the Academy of Music (HAMU) in Prague, under the guidance of prof. J. Popelka. She is giving organ concerts and teaching organ performance at the Music School of Charlotta Masaryk in Prague. She is now intensively composing too. Her works have been performed in Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Russia and UK. As the Organist she is specialised on the interpretation of organ works written by J. S. Bach: complete performance of Organ Toccatas, Voluntaries, Leipzig Chorals, The Art of Fugue, Organ Messes etc. More on http://www.iKosik.com .

James Simon
German composer, pianist and musicologist James Simon (September 29th, 1880 - August 12th 1944, the date of his deportation from Theriesienstadt to Auschwitz) was born into the Jewish family in Berlin and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944 after the Theriesienstadt experience (1941-1944). He studied at the Musikhochschule in Berlin piano (C. Ansorge) and composition (Max Bruch). In 1934 he was forced to leave Germany to Zurich, later Amsterdam where he was arrested and deported to Theriesienstadt. While some of Simon's piano pieces, songs and his opera "Frau im Stein" (1918) were published, lot of his great compositions are still remaining unperformed. He is called "Lost Composer".

Erwin Schulhoff
Erwin Schulhoff (June 8th 1894 - August l8th 1942) came from Prague Jewish-German family. He started his musical studies at the Prague Conservatory of Music, continued them in Vienna and Leipzig (where his composition teacher was M. Reger) and completed them successfully in Cologne. The promising start of his career as a composer and pianist was interrupted by the outbreak of the 1WW, a time that he spent as a soldier on the eastern front. This experience completely changed his vision of the world and of the art. As the great pianist, he performed contemporary compositions in many prestigious music festivals in Europe. As the composer he produced many works written for piano, chamber music and for orchestra (at the time his death he was sketching his 7th and 8th Symphony). Following the tragic events of the 1938-39 period he was considering the possibility of settling down in the Soviet Union (he even obtained Soviet citizenship), but he could not make it. After the attack of Germans on the Soviet Union, he was arrested and imprisoned first in Prague and later in the Wulzburg camp, where he died of tuberculosis after about a one-year of imprisonment.
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Pharaoh's Daughter Record Release

Pharaoh's Daughter is releasing their newest album on May 14, 2007 at the Highline Ballroom located at:
431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
between 9th and 10th Ave
(212) 414-5994

Website: www.pharaohsdaughter.com Time: 8pm
Doors: 6 PM
Tickets: $25.00 (Free CD with ticket purchase)

All Ages

Pharaoh's Daughter

Blending a psychedelic sensibility and a pan-Mediterranean sensuality, Basya Schechter leads her band, Pharaoh's Daughter, through swirling Hasidic chants, Mizrachi and Sephardi folk-rock, and spiritual stylings filtered through percussion, flute, strings and electronica.Her sound has been cultivated by her Hasidic music background and a series of trips to the Middle East, Africa, Israel, Egypt, Central Africa, Turkey, Kurdistan and Greece.
Posted by jmwc at 11:10 AM

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 Albuquerque.
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.
http://www.isound.com/mp3s/rebbes_orkestra_klezmer_and_judaic_band

To learn all about the concert and the musicians, keep reading here...
Join the southwest's favorite klezmer band - THE REBBE'S ORKESTRA - for a concert of Sephardic, Mediterranean, Eastern European and Middle Eastern music, on Saturday, June 16th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. The evening will begin with the concert which will also include folk songs in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Arabic, Greek and Romany. Then push back the chairs for a Klezmer dance party! Simple line and circle dances (no partner needed) will be quick-taught and led by Michele Diel, who is a member of Rikud Yiddish dance troupe. The concert and dance party will take place at 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.

The Rebbe's Orkestra is an Albuquerque-based ensemble that has been performing throughout the Southwest since 1996. The ensemble plays an eclectic variety of Jewish music: Klezmer (Jewish instrumental dance music of Eastern Europe), Middle-Eastern and Israeli pieces, Yiddish theater and folk songs, Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish), Spanish New Mexican, Mediterranean, Balkan, Roma (Gypsy), even Jewish Jazz & Chamber-style Jewish music. Over the years, the group has explored the ways in which Jewish people over the centuries have interacted with surrounding musical traditions to produce music which is unique and uplifting. From Spain to Iraq, Poland to the Mediterranean: The Rebbe's Orkestra plays tunes and songs as widely divergent as the geography and yet with surprisingly similar themes. The band's set for June 16th will include lots of Klezmer dance music (the group's specialty), several songs in Ladino--the ancient language of the Spanish Jews, an Andalusian mushwasha -- an ancient Arabic poem set to music, an Iraqi-Jewish instrumental piece, an Arabic classical instrumental piece, as well as songs in Yiddish, Romany and Greek. Traditional improvisational techniques called doina, taxim, and vorshpiel will be used freely in many of the band's arrangements.

The Rebbe's Orkestra's (pronounced to rhyme with "the Debbie's Orchestra") musicians are: Beth Cohen-violin, mandolin/tenor banjo/vocals; Debo Orlofsky-accordion/vocals; Randy Edmunds-guitar/ Macedonian tambura/vocals; Barbara Friedman-bass/Macedonian tambura/vocals with special guest percussionist Mary Masuk-doumbek and riq.

Beth Cohen is a well known vocalist, string musician and music teacher in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas. She has been running her own music studio in Albuquerque since 1983, teaching voice, guitar, violin/fiddle and piano to students of all ages. In 1991, Beth received her Bachelor's of Music degree in voice performance from the University of New Mexico. Since 1995, she has been the musical director and Cantorial soloist at ABQ's Congregation Nahalat Shalom where she also teaches and directs the 20-piece Community Klezmer Band, teaches Bar/Bat Mitzvah prep classes, and organizes the annual renowned Klezmer music and dance festival "Klezmerquerque". Ms. Cohen is the violin/fiddle, piano & voice teacher at Santa Fe School for the Arts and she is an experienced band and orchestra teacher. Beth began singing and accompanying her voice with the guitar when she was 7, studied jazz piano from ages 9-17, and was the recipient of many music awards and apprenticeships throughout her childhood. Growing up in a home where both parents spoke Yiddish, Beth learned to sing in Yiddish--although she has (regrettably!) never learned to speak this expressive language. Since 1996, Beth has performed with bassist Barbara Friedman in Goddess of Arno-Balkan band & from 1984-1999 she was a member of the popular Svirka-women's Balkan chorus. Beth also performs with the vocal trio Earth Angels, the folk trio Village Idioms and she has played in all kinds of ensembles from Celtic to classical & reggae to blues.

Debo Orlofsky is The Rebbe's Orkestra's newest member: 'Debo' (a.k.a. Debra Orlofsky) has been singing in and around ABQ since the late 1980's. Following a few stints in hippie-punk and goth-rock bands, Debo performed as the lead singer of Splinter Fish, a seminal alternative band on the ABQ music scene. Well-known for her powerhouse vocals and presentation, inventive lyrics and percussion, and heart-grabbing harmonizing, Debo was invited to sing with Animal Opera, a local group of "all-stars" that rocked the NM desert with African dance music. She was also part of the world beat rock band, Manna from Nowhere. Debo sings and plays accordion and piano in the rockin' country blues band, Alpha Blue, showcasing her original songs. In her own Big Rock Studio, she engineered and mixed Alpha Blue's debut CD, "Agave Summer" - a spaghetti-western/middle-eastern folk-rock opera - which was released in the summer of 2004. Debo studied classical piano as a child, picking up the accordion by accident. Knowing how little respect the accordion has had in American pop music since the guitar assumed preeminence, she tried to put it down but found it was much too tightly strapped on. After a few close encounters of the Klezmer kind, she found her way to The Rebbe's Orkestra and decided it was destiny.

Randy Edmunds is one of the original members of The Rebbe's Orkestra. He is an experienced rhythm guitarist and provides a unique texture and fullness to the band's harmonic layer. Randy's use of the guitar as a melody instrument lends an unusual flavor to klezmer music, which is often associated with reed and brass instruments. He also plays the Macedonian tambura on several of the group's Sephardic pieces, and his lyric baritone voice adds another thread to the tapestry of sound woven by the band. He studied violin as a child in his home state of Louisiana and later picked up the guitar when he attended college in Texas. Randy's musical roots lie in the American genres of old-timey, gospel, bluegrass and country-western. After discovering and learning some Yiddish folk songs from a song book, he eventually expanded his repertoire to include Israeli, Greek, Rom (Gypsy), and Balkan folk songs. Randy performs in a duo with Beth Cohen, as a guest artist with Svirka and Goddess of Arno, and was a member of Sandanski men's Balkan Chorus. He is the guitarist in the folk trio Village Idioms and he's a special guest artist in The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer band. Randy also works part-time as a personal care attendant for disabled people.

Barbara Friedman provides the solid foundation for the band's rhythmic drive. For over 25 years she has been singing and playing music professionally as a member of Svirka women's Balkan Chorus, Goddess of Arno, Erenler, Wired for Sound and other Middle Eastern and Balkan groups in New Mexico. An avid collector, student and performer of Eastern European music, Barbara regularly attends workshops and studies with the top musicians and ethnomusicologists from Europe and the USA. In addition to adding rhythmic solidity to the band, her bass playing adds a melodic layer to their sound: often lending a trombone-like quality to the melody line. Barbara is also skilled on the Macedonian tambura, which she plays on some of the band's Sephardic pieces and her powerful voice adds another layer to the band's dynamic sound. At Congregation Nahalat Shalom, Barbara performs in Alavados-Holy Days band and she is a special guest member of the Community klezmer band. She also works part time as a public health nurse in Albuquerque, NM.

For more information about the band contact:
Beth A. Cohen at (505)243-6276, cohenedmunds@netzero.net
Web: http://www.isound.com/mp3s/rebbes_orkestra_klezmer_and_judaic_band
and
http://arnoproductionsnm.com/indexhtm
For information about Winning Coffee (venue) call: (505)266-0000
Posted by jmwc at 10:59 AM

Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale in Merkin Hall

On Sunday, May 20, at 8:00 pm, Nashir! The Rottenberg Chorale will present its annual concert at
Merkin Concert Hall,
129 West 67th Street,
New York.
The eclectic program features works by composers from the Renaissance to the present day, including Salomone Rossi, Aharon Harlap, Max Wohlberg, David Burger, Robert Applebaum, Robert Solomon, and Joshua Jacobson.

Tickets are $23 (preferred seating), $19 (general admission) and $16 (seniors/students). For further information, contact Benjamin Gruder, Choral Director, at beninabox@juno.com or Merkin Concert Hall (212-501-3330).

Posted by jmwc at 10:55 AM

Zamir Chorale Honors Cantor Jeff Klepper in Cambridge, MA

The Spring concert of the Zamir Chorale is honoring Cantor Jeff Klepper.
Sunday, June 3, 2007, 8:00 p.m., Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA

On June 3 the Zamir Chorale of Boston will celebrate its 38th year of performing inspirational Jewish music by honoring Cantor Jeff Klepper at its annual spring concert at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge at 8:00 p.m. For information about tickets:
http://www.zamir.org/ShalomRav

Zamir will share the stage with Cantor Klepper and Rabbi Daniel Freelander of Kol B’Seder for both a rousing and reflective concert featuring the beloved “Shalom Rav” (Abundant Peace.)

Cantor Klepper has strong Boston roots and even sang with Zamir in 1973. He has very fond memories of that time:
"I sang with Zamir for one precious year; it brought great joy into my life. By the time I left Boston to begin my cantorial studies, Zamir's music had seeped into my heart and soul. I know that Zamir's music made me a better song-leader, a better Jewish composer, and ultimately, a better cantor. "

Zamir invites the public to participate in honoring Jeff. His enthusiasm for and commitment to Jewish music have inspired many young people and enthralled audiences world wide.

Posted by jmwc at 10:39 AM

April 29, 2007

TEREZÍN MEMORIAL Concerts

TEREZÍN MEMORIAL

presents

7 CANDLES

Gideon Klein (1919 - 1945)
Partita for string orchestra (Arr. Vojtech Saudek)

Pavel Haas (1899 - 1944)
Studie for string orchestra

Irena Kosikova
7 Candles for cello and string orchestra (2006) - Premiere

Talich chamber orchestra
Frantisek Brikcius - cello
Jan Talich - conductor

Thursday 10th May 2007, 2pm,
Terezin - Magdeburska kasarna (Tyrsova ulice, Terezín, 411 55, Czech republic).

http://www.Pamatnik-Terezin.cz
http://www.Talich.com
http://www.iKosik.com
http://www.Brikcius.com
Posted by jmwc at 05:31 PM

March 22, 2007

Rodeph Sholom Chamber Music Features Music of Schulhoff, Mendelssohn and Ginastera

New York City’s Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Presents Free Chamber Music Concerts for the Community
in Schnurmacher Chapel

On March 24th at 1 pm, Congregation Rodeph Sholom Chamber Music Series will present its second concert featuring world class musicians in the congenial and intimate setting of the Schnurmacher Chapel. Guest artists Susan Rotholz, flute, Mayuki Fukuhara and Andrea Schultz, violins, Sarah Adams, viola, and Eliot Bailen, cello and Artistic Director, will perform works by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Ervin Schulhoff (1894-1942), and Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983). The free concert is open to the public at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, New York. For more information, call 212 362-8800, x1337 or email eleder@rodephsholom.org. The March 24th program features flute and string quartets in works ranging from the 19th century Classic-Romantic tradition of Mendelssohn to the Schoenberg influenced 20th century Expressionistic music. Czech composer and pianist Ervin Schulhoff, who perished in the Holocaust at the Wurzberg camp, wrote music influenced by the art and politics of 1930’s Europe, embracing Dada and Jazz while continuing to express his heritage in the Czech folk music tradition. Internationally acclaimed composer pianist, Alberto Ginastera, became renown for modern Neo-Expressionist masterworks and commissions while, similarly, tapping the rich resources in the rhythms, melodies, and spirit of the musica criolla of his native Argentina. Impresiones de la Puna (1934), Ginastera’s popular early composition, follows the plaintive opening quena, named for the Incan flute, and poignant second movement, with a vibrant dance in the closing movement. Five Pieces for String Quartet (1923) by Schulhoff renders a lively jazz interpretation of a classic Baroque dance suite. Felix Mendelssohn’s intellectual and artistic passion for chamber music reached its maturity and personal clarity in String Quartet no. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, no. 1 (1838) composed in Liepzig at the height of his career. His talents as composer, pianist, and violinist, prodigious output for the chamber musician, and international influence as orchestra conductor and festival organizer propelled chamber music to the forefront of mid-19th century music and and helped secure the future of the genre in the repertory. The RODEPH SHOLOM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES is presented to bring both the best of the chamber music repertory to the community and to explore the Jewish heritage in music. The concerts are free. Please rsvp to enjoy a light lunch before the concert. The third and final concert of the season will be May 19th and will feature Jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal, bass player Thomson Kneeland, and vocal selections by mezzo-soprano Cantor Rebecca Garfein. For more information, call 212 362-8800, x1337 or email eleder@rodephsholom.org.

Posted by jmwc at 11:44 PM

March 19, 2007

Mikveh Music and More in Boston

Sunday March 25, 2007. Boston, MA 3pm.
3:00 PM - Mayyim Hayyim's Signature Chocolate and Champagne Reception in the Back Bay Grand Ballroom
4:00 PM - Performance: Mikveh, Music and More in the John Hancock Hall
"Mikveh, Music and More" will be held at the John Hancock Hall in Boston's Back Bay. Every seat is a great seat - reserve early! John Hancock Hall is located at 180 Berkeley Street in Boston. There will be parking available at nearby lot for $6 or free street parking.
Debbie Friedman, Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Peri Smilow, The Allards, Jeff Klepper and Josh Nelson will be performing. With NEW music by all of the above-and by Danny Maseng, Craig Taubman, and Julie Silver (who unfortunately, won't be attending). Kudos to Josh Nelson who conceived of and directs the event (and produced a CD of the music). The event will support the Mayyim Hayyim Community Mikveh and Education Center which is breaking new ground in the Jewish community in Boston by providing a new model for an ancient ritual. A CD of the new music will be available after the concert (sale proceeds benefit the mikveh). More information available at: http://www.mayyimhayyim.org/

Posted by jmwc at 02:55 PM

March 18, 2007

“A Night In The Old Marketplace”

A Night in the Old Marketplace PosterFRANK LONDON'S " A NIGHT IN THE OLD MARKETPLACE"
Featuring
Ron Caswell, tuba, bass
Brandon Seabrook guitar, banjo, mandolin
Art Bailey keyboards, accordion
Aaron Alexander, drums
And vocalists... La Tanya Hall, Manu Narayan (star of Broadway's Bombay Dreams), Craig Wedren (from Shudder to Think), The Klezmatic's Lorin Sklamberg and many others featured on the recording,

“A Night In The Old Marketplace”
http://www.soundbrush.com
CD Release Party:

Monday, March 26th 8pm
Barrow Street Theater
27 Barrow Street
New York

Tickets via Telecharge 212-239-6200 or 800-432-7250
For more information read this POSTER with INFO
Running Time:
75 minutes, with no intermission

Audience:
May be inappropriate for 10 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Important Notice
Performance begin promptly. Latecomers will not be seated!

Soundbrush Records presents A Night in the Old Marketplace by Jewish music giant Frank London with lyrics by acclaimed playwright Glen Berger. Created for Alexandra Aron's theatrical adaptation of the legendary 1907 Yiddish play by I.L. Peretz, this extraordinary score mixes Jewish, jazz, classical, rock and world beats with a dose of Kurt Weill and Tom Waits. This collection of 21songs is performed by an array of stars including Manu Narayan (lead of Broadway's Bombay Dreams), the Klezmatics' Lorin Sklamberg, pop legends They Might be Giants, Celtic singer Susan McKeown, and Craig Wedren, leader of the cult rock group Shudder to Think.
Posted by jmwc at 12:30 PM

VIKLARBO Chamber Ensemble

DATE: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Valley Beth Shalom
ADDRESS: 15739 Ventura Boulevard, Encino 91436
WEBSITE: www.jmcla.org
www.jmcla.org DESCRIPTION:
The Jewish Music Commission of LA presents the elite Los Angeles-based VIKLARBO Chamber Ensemble in a program that includes new American Jewish music by David Lefkowitz and Maria Newman. Both of these young Los Angeles-based musicians are in great demand as composers, performers and educators. Also on the evening program are works by Leonard Bernstein and Robert Schumann.

The ensemble features Maria Newman, Violin; Scott Hosfeld, Viola; Sebastian Toettcher, cello; Wendy Prober, piano; and Amanda Walker, clarinet.

Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door. For reservations and information, call Valley Beth Shalom (818) 788-6000 or E-mail jmcla@socal.rr.com

Posted by jmwc at 12:17 PM

March 11, 2007

SOCALLED SEDER and more

Thursday 22nd March

SOCALLED SEDER: Socalled, Sophie Solomon, Bukky Leo, Max Reinhardt, Boujemaa Bouboul
The Grand Hall, The Cobden Club, 170 Kensal Road, London W10 5BN (nearest tube: Westbourne Grove)
Doors Open: 8pm Tickets: £8
Book online at www.jcclondon.org.uk or email us to reserve your ticket. Door Policy at the Cobden Club requires your names in advance.
The Slave Trade was made illegal in Britain in 1707. To mark these 200 years of equality in the UK the JCC invites you to a blistering Passover affair of live funk and hiphop, visual artistry and performance you will never forget:
Featuring:
SO CALLED: conducting a symphony of hip hop beats and old Jewish record samples
SOPHIE SOLOMON: Europe’s most charismatic fiddler.
BUKKY LEO: Fela Kuti and Tony Allen’s afro-pioneering horns player.
MAX REINHARDT - legendary Austrian theatre wizard cum world music DJ
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS: Gnawan multi-instrumentalist BOUJEMAA BOUBOUL, WILL FARQUARSON on bass and digital imagician MIKI SHAW
Produced by YaD Arts for the Jewish Community Centre

Posted by jmwc at 02:39 PM

Alicia Svigal: It Would have Been Enough, But it Wasn't. Now there's More in April at John Zorn's Stone place

At the Stone in NYC, 2nd St. and Ave C, www.thestonenyc.com Violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics and the world's best-known klezmer fiddler, is the curator for the month of April at the Stone, John Zorn's performance space on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

John Zorn, the composer who was recently awarded a MacArthur genius grant, opened the Stone to provide a venue for the most creative new music in New York. Each month he selects a different musician to curate the series, and for April he asked Svigals to put together a lineup that would tap into her eclectic and offbeat musical worlds.

The fifty acts Svigals booked revolve around three themes: Jewish music, virtuoso female instrumentalist/improvisers/composers, and all kinds of string music, traditional and contemporary. From an electronic violist turning Bartok on his head to the lightning speed of traditional Bulgarian fiddling; from a master of the traditional klezmer clarinet to spontaneous 21st century keyboard explorations of those ancient melodies, the month is a feast of the most interesting music coming out of New York and beyond.

Svigals' own shows are Saturday night April 7 and Friday night April 27; she'll also be sitting in with a number of the artists throughout the month. The week of the 9th spotlights klezmer and a dozen great women artists take the stage from the 21st on.

For more information, see www.thestonenyc.com or contact Svigals at 1 212 222 2746 or www.aliciasvigals.com

P.S. For more about Alicia, visit her website www.aliciasvigals.com http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2OBbIFEx6eafpQav/ April 2007 at the Stone -- curated by Alicia Svigals

4/1 Sunday
8 pm
The Carmen Staaf Quintet
Carmen Staaf (piano) Dana Sandler (voice) Dan Blake (tenor sax, soprano sax) Kendall Eddy (bass) Austin McMahon (drums)
The NYC debut of the Carmen Staaf Quintet will feature Latin-jazz-influenced originals, new takes on swing and bebop tunes, free conversations and other explorations.

10 pm
Ben Goldberg: New Music for Quintet
Carla Kihlstedt (violin) Rob Sudduth (tenor saxophone) Devin Hoff (bass) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Ben Goldberg (clarinet, composition) angle and particle.

4/3
Tuesday 8 pm
Olivier Manchon's Orchestre de Chambre Miniature Olivier Manchon (violin) John Ellis (clarinet, sax) Alan Hampton (bass) Beth Meyers (viola) Christopher Hoffman (cello)

10 pm
Teletextile
Pamela Martinez (violin, vocals, piano) Brian Hamilton (piano, keyboards) John Somers (guitar, electronics) Textural Instrumentals and Visceral songs, www.teletextile.com

4/4 Wednesday
8 pm
Mawwal
Jim Matus (vocals, laouto, saz) Jill O’Brien (vocals) Joe O’Brien (bass, vocals) Mike Keys (drums) Bill Buchen (tabla, percussion) Record release party for MAWWAL’S new CD “Black Flies” on Ancient Record. MAWWAL (formerly PARANOISE) performs original World Fusion and arrangements of traditional Middle Eastern music in what has been called “a new genre” by Progression Magazine.

10 pm
Violin-Clarinet Multi-Night
Mari Kimura (violin) Kinan Azmeh (clarinet) multi-cultural, multi-media duos and solos

4/5 Thursday
8 pm
KJ Denhert—Lucky 7, The New CD Concert
KJ Denhert (guitar, vocals, songwriter) Mamdou Ba (bass) Ray Levier (drums) ATN (keys) plus special guests from the CD! Urban folk and jazz artist KJ Denhert makes her first NY appearance in 2007 with a brand new CD called Lucky 7. All CDs one night only to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of KJ’s label and her seventh release

10 pm
Steve Sandberg and friends
Steve Sandberg (voice)
Spoken word, raga-influenced vocals, breath-controlled keyboard, loops plus friends tba - "music from a country I've never been to but always wanted to visit."
http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LgbIFEx6eafpQav/

4/6 Friday
8 pm
Noriko Ueda Jazz Orchestra
Noriko Ueda (composition, bass) 16 piece band


10 pm
Ivan Milev Band
Ivan Milev (accordion) Entcho Todorov (violin) Maria Koleva (vocals) Panagiotis Andreou (bass) Vasko Angelov (guitar) Seido Salifovski (drums) Monster accordionist Ivan Milev and his band perform
Bulgarian-Balkan folk music. Check out:
http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LhbIFEx6eafpQav/

4/7 Saturday
8 pm
John Zorn Improv Night—a Stone Benefit
John Zorn (sax) and many surprise guests Come out and support The Stone! Twenty Dollars

10 pm
Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendorfer, with special guest Iliya Magalnyk—a Stone Benefit
Alicia Svigals (violin) Uli Geissendorfer (piano) Iliya Magannyk (accordion) Musicians from three points on the globe take a sidelong look at klezmer. A Benefit for the Stone!

4/8 Sunday
8 pm
Songs Your Grandmother Might Know, If Your Grandmother is Hip: The Matt Glaser Quintet.
Matt Glaser (violin) Matt Munisteri (guitar) Sonny Barbato (accordion) Heather Masse (vocal) Jim Whitney (bass)

10 pm
Pablo Aslan's "Anda Cantale
Pablo Aslan (bass)and his ensemble
The Argentine bassist explores the repertoire of the great tango singer Carlos Gardel.

4/10 Tuesday
8 pm
Alex Kontorovich's Deep Minor
Aaron Alexander (drums) Brandon Seabrook (guitar/banjo) Reuben Radding (bass) Alex Kontorovich (clarinet, sax, compositions) All original music from Kontorovich (sideman to Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars and Aaron Alexander's Midrash Mish Mosh) mixes downtown klezmer, jazz, and other influences.

10 pm
Michael Winograd's Infection
Michael Winograd, Jessica Lurie, Petr Cancura, Jeremy Udden (reeds) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Jon Singer (xylophone) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Jorge Roeder (bass) Jason Nazary (drums) Patrick Farrell (accordion) Frank London (trumpet)

4/11 Wednesday
8 pm
Michael Winograd's Klezmer Ensemble
Michael Winograd (clarinet, alto clarinet) Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Carmen Staaf (piano, accordion) Joey Weisenberg (mandolin) Nick Cudahy (bass) Richie Barshay (percussion)

10 pm Susan Watts (of Hoffman Klezmer Dynasty) and Rob Schwimmer (of Polygraph Lounge) Rob Schwimmer (piano) Susan Hoffman Watts (voice, trumpet) Erotic Jewish Night Dreams:Inspirational Explorations.

4/12 Thursday
8 pm
Ghetto Tango
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Zalmen Mlotek (piano) Adrienne Cooper and Zalmen Mlotek bring electrifying theatricality to the unknown satiric, down and dirty, and heartbroken repertoire of World War II European Jewish cabarets—from Yiddish to Weill & Eisler.

10 pm
Socalled and guests
Socalled (accordion, mpc, melodica, piano, vocals) Susan Hoffman-Watts (trumpet) Allen Watsky (guitar, bass) Micheael Winograd (clarinet) and Special Guests. Josh Dolgin aka Socalled and his rag tag group of friends, will raise the Stone's roof with a klez-funk party unlike anything else. www.socalledmusic.com ww.myspace.com/socalled

4/13 Friday
8 pm
Lily White and Follicle
Lily White (saxes) Rob Garcia (drums) Greg Jones (bass) Crazy music from the mind of saxophonist Lily White in her most compact group yet. www.lilywhitemusic.com

10 pm
Cynthia Hilts & Lyric Fury
Cynthia Hilts (composer, piano, voice) Jack Walrath (trumpet) Lily White (tenor and alto sax) Lisa Parrott (baritone and soprano sax) Debra Weisz (trombone) Martha Colby (cello) Ratzo Harris (bass) Gene Jackson (drums) New jazz that nods at the traditions,swings like hell and searches the deepest harmonic zones. Howls and lullabies, ice and predators are all in there, the perfect answer to a listener's natural raving desire for organic and furious lyricism.

4/14 Saturday
8 pm
Beth Bahia Cohen: Traditional Arabic Music
Beth Bahia Cohen (violin and other bowed string instruments) and friends

10 pm
Midnight Prayer
Joel Rubin (clarinet) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) World renowned klezmer clarinetist Joel Rubin gives a rare NY performance of duets with leading tsimbl revivalist Pete Rushefsky from their new CD Midnight Prayer (Traditional Crossroads).

4/15 Sunday
8 pm
Mimi Rabson and Bruno Raberg
Mimi Rabson (violin) Bruno Raberg (bass) Compositional Improvisation and Improvised Compositons

10 pm
The Ingrid Jensen Quartet
Ingrid Jensen (trumpet and electronics) and band

4/17 Tuesday
8 pm
Greg Wall's Later Prophets
Greg Wall (saxophones) Shai Bachar (keyboards) David Richards (bass) Aaron Alexander (drums) Simultaneously Straddling the Gates of the Ancient and the Avant-garde.....

10 pm
Quartetto Cui Bono
Art Bailey (accordion, piano) Peter Van Huffel (sax) Ernesto Cervini (drums) Michael Bates (bass) special guest Alicia Svigals (violin) An evening of new music.

4/18 Wednesday
8 pm
Mark Sganga and Friends
Mark Sganga (guitar) and friends Acoustic improvisations with a Brazilian accent. www.marksganga.com

10 pm
Stephane Wrembel Acoustic
Stephane Wrembel (guitar) Jared Engel (bass) David Langlois (washboard) Monster Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his band perform the music of Django Reinhardt in their own special way, blended with compositions and colors from India and Africa; each show is a different trip! http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LibIFEx6eafpQav/

4/19 Thursday
8 pm
Michael Winograd Quintet
Michael Winograd (clarinet, alto clarinet) Kristin Slipp (voice) David Bryant (casio keyboards) Michael Bates (bass) Michael Evans (drums)

10 pm
Bangalore Breakdown
Uli Geissendoerfer (piano, keys, percussion) Premik Russel Tubbs (sax, flute, windsynth) Gino Sitson (vocals) Beat Kaestli (vocals) Steve Sandberg (leadsynth, vocals) Naren Budhakar (tabla) Gilad Dobrecky (percussion) Nathan Peck (bass) Lev Zhurbin (viola)

4/20 Friday
8 pm
Juanito Pascual and Friends
Jonathan "Juanito" Pascual (flamenco guitar) Rohan Gregory (violin) Stan Strickland (flute, soprano sax, vocals) Jerry Leake (world percussion). Flamenco guitar virtuoso Jonathan "Juanito" Pascual presents an evening of original flamenco music and beyond, with his quartet featuring 3 of the East Coast's finest improvisational and world-music players. "One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years" -National Public Radio http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LjbIFEx6eafpQav/

10 pm
Stephane Wrembel Electric
Stephane Wrembel (guitar) Jared Engel (bass) Mathias Bublath (organ) Julien Augier (drums) Monster Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and his new electric band presents the music of Django Reinhardt and his compositions in a totally new way, blending their unique Gypsy jazz touch with a psychedelic world rock sound. http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LibIFEx6eafpQav/

4/21 Saturday
8 pm
Jessica Lurie Ensemble
Jessica Lurie (sax, accordion, vocals) Erik Deutsch (piano, electric keyboard) Brandon Seabrook (banjo, guitar) Todd Sickafoose (bass) Marc Dalio (drums)

10 pm
AARON ALEXANDER'S MIDRASH MISH MOSH
Aaron Alexander (drums) David Licht (drums) Fima Ephron (bass) Jay Vilnai (guitar) Alex Kontorovich (clarinet) Greg Wall (tenor sax, clarinet) Rob Henke (trumpet) Curtis Hasselbring (trombone)

4/22 Sunday
8 pm
Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil
Susan Pereira (vocals, piano, percussion), Vanderlei Pereira (drums), Rodrigo Ursaia (sax, flute), Cliff Korman (piano), Itaiguara (bass)

10 pm
Edison Woods
“Truly beautiful, slowly meandering soundscapes... A beautiful voice and a talent for melodies.” -- Rolling Stone Strange, haunting, and romantic, Edison Woods revels in luscious, sad songs. Singer Julia Frodahl’s heavenly vocals layered on the bands’ moody chamber pop create “a beautiful cross between the sounds of Elysian Fields and the sentiments of David Lynch” (Flavorpill NYC). Live, their musical passages, spoken word, and discreet gestures sweep the audience into their dreamlike world.
http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LkbIFEx6eafpQav/
http://klezmerbyaliciasvigalsllc.c.topica.com/maafZmLabw2LlbIFEx6eafpQav/

4/24 Tuesday
8 pm
Martha Mooke's VIOLA X-TREME
Martha Mooke (electric violas/violins) Randolph A. Hudson, III (electric guitars) Jim Mussen (electronic drums) Music for Strings, Percussion and .... Rollover Bartok! Support the future of music at The Stone!

10 pm
The Lisa Parrott Trio
Lisa Parrott (saxophones) Chris Lightcap (double bass) Gerald Cleaver (drums)
Lisa & Chris have been performing in NY together for over 10 years, playing harmolodic inspired original improvised music. Their Stone debut! www.parrottmusic.com

4/25 Wednesday
8 pm
The Sheryl Bailey 3
Sheryl Bailey (guitar/pen) Brian Charette (organ) Shingo Okudairu (drums)
The Sheryl Bailey 3 carries on the tradition of the Hammond B3/Guitar trio into modernity with a contemporary harmonic approach and a captivating pulse.

10 pm
Adrienne Cooper, Friends and Relations
Adrienne Cooper (voice) Michael Winograd (clarinet, piano) Dan Blacksberg (trombone)
Vocalist Adrienne Cooper is joined by clarinetist Michael Winograd, trombonist Dan Blacksberg, Yiddish Princess Sarah Gordon and others for an intergenerational Yiddish intervention.

4/26 Thursday
8 pm
Lerner/Alexander Quartet
Marilyn Lerner (piano) Aaron Alexander (drums) Greg Wall (sax) Jim Guttman (bass)
Premiere performance of this all-star jazz/jewish ensemble…

10 pm
Percussia
Ingrid Gordon (xylophone, marimba, percussion) Ljova (viola) Demetrius Spaneas (reeds) and others
This unlikely instrument combination cooks up a set of xylo-powered, wi