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October 1, 2003

Yankele, Paris, Oct 1

du groupe Yankele:
Le mercredi 1 octobre à 21h00 à "La vieille grille".
1, rue du puits de l'Ermite 75005 Paris.
Réservations : 01.47.07.22.11

Oi Va Voi album debut, London, UK, Oct 1

Oi Va Voi at Bush Hall -

Wednesday 1st October
Party to celebrate the launch of Oi Va Voiís debut album, Laughter Through Tears.

Prepare for an evening of beautiful songs, deep groves and new Jewish culture from Oi Va Voi with special guests Earl Zinger, KT Tunstall and Quantic (DJ set).

310 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush (tube)
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (subject to booking fee)

Ticketweb (www.ticketweb.co.uk / 0870 903 2665)
Bush Hall (www.bushhallmusic.co.uk / 020 8222 6933)
Outcaste (www.outcaste.com)

Jewish Jazz, NYC, Oct 1

Steve BernsteinWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7 P.M.
JEWISH MUSIC IN JAZZTIME
With Steven Bernsteinís Diaspora Soul, El Septeto Roberto
Rodriguez featuring David Krakauer, and Paul Shapiroís
Midnight Minyan
Co-sponsored by the Young Friends of the Museum

Join us for a triple-bill jazz concert with Tzadik Recordsí
recording artists Steven Bernstein, Roberto Juan Rodriguez,
and Paul Shapiro. This special event showcases some of the
most exciting and accessible Jewish music to emerge from
NYC in recent years. A jam session with performers from
all three bands closes the show.
Steven Bernstein has worked as musical director for Hal
Wilner, John Lurie's Lounge Lizards, and leads several of
his own bands. Bernstein has released two albums with
Tzadik Records, Diaspora Soul and Diaspora Blues.

Roberto Juan Rodriguez plays regularly with Joe Jackson and
Marc Ribotís Postizos. Rodriguezís Tzadik Records debut,
released in 2003, is El Danzon de Moises and features
clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer.

Paul Shapiro was a founding member of Brooklyn Funk
Essentials. Shapiroís Tzadik Records debut in 2003 is
Midnight Minyan.

$15 adults, $12 members/seniors, $10 students, with
advanced reservation
($18, $15, $12 at the door)

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
tel: 212.945.0039
www.mjhnyc.org


For a radio article on the artists performing, check out the audio link for the "All Things Considered" profile discover.npr.org/rundowns/rundown.jhtml?prgDate=09/29/2003&prgId=2
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click to listen on "Jazz Gets a Jewish
Twist"


October 2, 2003

Celebrating Sutzkever, SF, CA, Oct 2

"Celebrating Sutzkever"
to Mark the 90th Birthday of Abraham Sutzkever
"The Poet of the Vilna Ghetto"

7pm in the Morrison Library

Poetry Readings by The UC Berkeley Yiddish Reading Group

Musical Settings of Sutzkever's Poetry performed by
Sylvie Braitman, Daniel Hoffman
and Michael Grossman
Professor Benjamin Harshav:
Reflections on Sutzkever and His Poetry

Free admission

A Dessert Reception provided by Ristorante Raphael

October 3, 2003

Shabbos Shuvah meditation, Chicago, IL, Oct 3

CONTEMPLATIVE SHABBOS SHUVAH -
A Journey Using Torah, Music, and Meditation

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Three-quarters through the Ten Days of Awe, Shabbos
Shuvah is one of the penultimate Friday nights of the year.

This Friday night at Makom Shalom, Michael Meltzer, Michael
Rubin and Steve Lipton will co-facilitate a journey of exploration
in and through the idea of "Teshuvah" using Torah, music,
and meditation.

Come prepared for a journey deep into the heart of the
essence of the High Holydays. Teshuvah can mean "turn back"
or "return" -- prepare to "return again" to your Self.

details...
CONTEMPLATIVE SHABBOS SHUVAH -
A Journey Using Torah, Music, and Meditation

Makom Shalom
637 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL
312.913.9030 or www.makomshalom.com

what to bring...
- An open mind
- An open heart
- Comfortable clothes
- A drum, rhythm instrument or toy
- A meditation pillow or comfortable cushion to sit on

October 4, 2003

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 4

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 4th 2003
Maison de la culture-Mercier
reservations call (514) 872-8755
8PM-free
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

Klez Dispensers, Princeton, NJ, Oct 4

When: Sat Oct 4th, 2:30 PM, free.
Where: Princeton Public Library, 301 North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ.
Who: The Klez Dispensers in concert

Brave Old World, Long Beach, CA, Oct 4

"Night Songs from a Neighboring Village"
Featuring Brave old World and Paris to Kyiv
Saturday, October 4th, 8pm
Presented by the Karen and Richard Carpenter Performing Arts Center
CalState Long Beach
www.carpenterarts.org

Avraham Rosenblum, Queens, NYC, Oct 4

This Saturday Night, Motzei Shabbat Shuva, October 4th
Avraham Rosenblum in an acoustic/kumzitz venue:
Melodies of T'Shuvah
At Congregation Etz Chaim, 147-19 73rd Ave, Kew Garden Hills, Queens
9:00 PM, $10 at the door. for more information: 718-380-9510

Ensemble DRAj, Bremer, Germany, Oct 4

Ensemble DRAj spielt sein Programm "Lieder aus den Ghettos" (in erweiterter Fassung) auf dem 1. Bremer Klezmer-Festival.
Unser Auftritt ist am Samstag um 20.00 Uhr, wir präsentieren unsere neue Sängerin Manuela Weichenrieder.
Da es nur begrenzte Plätze gibt, empfiehlt der Veranstalter Kartenvorbestellung bei Stefan Kühne unter 0421 / 7 83 71, der Eintritt beträgt 10,00 €, erm. 8,00 € oder mit dem Festivalticket für alle 6 Veranstaltungen.

October 5, 2003

Radio show for Yamim Noraim

On Sunday, Oct. 5 at noon, Michael Sherman (who does a weekly Jewish music radio program on KEOS, 89.1FM in Bryan, TX) will host a special one hour radio program featuring music for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur on KAMU, 90.9 in College Station, TX. The variety of musical genres will be wide. You can listen live on line at: kamu.tamu.edu/live.php from anywhere

Klezcentricity, Oct 5, Takoma Park, MD

October 5, 2003 Klezcentricity will bring our klezcentric view of the musical world to the TAKOMA PARK STREET FAIR.

We play at noon under the Gazebo on Carrol Avenue - more or less across the street from the House of Musical Traditions.

We're hoping to see you all there!

October 7, 2003

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 7

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 7th 2003
Maison de la culture-Marie Uguay
reservations call (514) 872-1730
8PM-free
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

The Workmen's Circle announces the Autumn 2003 Klezmer Workshop with Jeff , NYC, Oct 7

Free Open House Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 PM

6 week paid session starts the following Tuesday, October 14 through November 18, 7:00 pm.

  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
  • Develop tools for improvisation
  • Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at at least an intermediate level

Course Fee:
Member: 6 week session $140; per session $25
Non-member: 6 week session $170; per session $30

For more information or registration call: 212 889 6800 x270

October 8, 2003

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 8

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 8th 2003
Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay
reservations call (514) 872-2044
7PM-free
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

Nikitov, NYC, Oct 8

Back for more rare engagements in the US, directly from Holland, Nikitov plays Yiddish songs and Klezmer tunes from Eastern Europe with a Gypsy jazz twist.

Led by vocalist Niki Jacobs and violinist Jelle van Tongeren and joined by NYC E. Euro music regular Adam Good on guitar and upright bass slapper guru Jason Sypher.

Niki's voice and interpretations of beautiful Yiddish songs is not to be missed. Gypsy jazzer Jelle brings a new spirit and energy to these standards.

Niki Jacobs - voice
Jelle van Tongeren- violin
Adam Good - acoustic guitar
Jason Sypher - upright bass

October 8 (Wednesday)
Greenwich Village Bistro
9:00PM
13 Carmine St at the triangle of Bleecker and 6th ave.
212-206-9777

Cracow Klezmer, Boston, MA, Oct 8

band publicity photoThe Cracow Klezmer Band in Boston

CD-Release concert presenting Bereshit, the CKBís third CD on the John Zornís Tzadik label

Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at 8:30 and 10:00 PM

Johnny Dís, Somerville
17 Holland Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA 02144
located across the street from the Davis Square T Station Tickets are $10; Call (617) 776-2004, www.johnnyds.com

Somerville, MA 9/23/03 ĖĖ Johnny Dís, in association with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, presents first Bostonís concerts of The Cracow Klezmer Band, on Wednesday, October 8 at 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm. This innovative ensemble from Cracow, Poland takes the traditions of klezmer music, with all its wild and festive roots, and turns it into thoughtful and virtuostic performance art. In an era in which many bands exaggerate and vulgarize, this group is headed in the other direction, creating original compositions and intricate inprovisations based on particular elements of klezmer. This will be their first time in Boston! "Of all the ensembles that have emerged in recent years to explore the meaning of klezmer in a new era, few have reached as high as the Cracow Klezmer Band, and fewer still have attained comparable results."- Chicago Tribune.

The Cracow Klezmer Band is: Jaroslaw Bester, accordion; Jaroslaw Tyrala, violin; Oleg Dyyak, accordion, clarinet and percussion; and Wojciech Front, double bass.

October 9, 2003

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 9

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 9th 2003
Maison De La Culture- Notre dame-de-Grace
reservations call (514) 872-2157
7PM-free
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

From Both Ends of the Earth, Toronto, CAN, Oct 9

From Both Ends of the Earth Live in Concert
Thursday, October 9-8:30pm at Hugh's Room

Formed by a group of music "all-stars" with an interest in interpreting traditional Yiddish music in a modern light, From Both Ends of the Earth transforms infinitely rich traditional music into music for today - thrilling, rhythmic, vibrant and timeless.

This collaborative project combines the rich and varied musical backgrounds of all these musicians: jazz, folk, R&B and Klezmer. The group's goal is to find personal expression through the music of their forebears, bringing all they know as musicians to this traditional music, to re-discover the spirit of the music and to create, not re-create.

"From Both Ends of the Earth is nothing less than a startling example of what happens when good musicians have fun with serious ideas" - Bartley Kives, Winnipeg Free Press

From Both Ends of the Earth are ARC Music Recording Artists. This concert is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

Thursday October 9 at 8:30pm, Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto
Tickets Prices: --$13 in advance or $15 at the door
BOX OFFICE: 416-531-6604

Cracow Klezmer, NYC, Oct 9

band publicity photoThe Kaufman Center and the Polish Cultural Institute present Cracow Klezmer Band - An Ensemble with a New Approach based on the Klezmer Tradition Evoking an "Alluring Portrait of Eastern European Life and Culture"

CD-Release concert presenting Bereshit, the CKBís third CD on the John Zornís Tzadik label

Merkin Concert Hall on Thursday, October 9, at 8 pm
129 W. 67th St. (between Broadway and Amsterdam)

Thursday, October 9, 2003, at 8 pm

Tickets are $25; Call 212 5013330 or purchase online at www.kaufman-center.org

New York, NY, 9/23/03-- The Kaufman Center presents an evening with the critically acclaimed Polish ensemble, The Cracow Klezmer Band, on Thursday, October 9 at 8 PM in Merkin Concert Hall. One of the most creative and innovative music groups in Poland, The Cracow Klezmer Band, founded in 1997 by arranger and accordionist Jaroslaw Bester, will perform original compositions and improvisations based upon particular elements of klezmer tradition. In a recent concert review, The Chicago Tribune proclaimed, "Of all the ensembles that have emerged in recent years to explore the meaning of klezmer in a new era, few have reached as high as the Cracow Klezmer Band, and fewer still have attained comparable results. Every composition whether exploring ebullient, age-old dance forms or investigating ancient cantorial melody painted an alluring portrait of Eastern European life and culture." The Cracow Klezmer Band is: Jaroslaw Bester, accordion; Jaroslaw Tyrala, violin; Oleg Dyyak, accordion, clarinet and percussion; and Wojciech Front, double bass.

Klezmatics CD release, NYC, Oct 9

The Klezmatics - Rise Up! CD Release Party

interesting picture of the band. trivial typeThursday, Oct 9, 2003 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Purchase Tickets Online
or call Tele-Charge 212-239-6200
Reservations: 212-539-8778

Tickets to events at Joe's Pub, located at 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th Street and Astor Place), can be purchased at The Public Theater box office Tuesday-Saturday from 1:00PM, to 7:30PM, Sunday and Monday from 1:00PM, to 6:00PM, or via Tele-charge, 212-239-6200, or online at www.Telecharge.com, unless otherwise noted. For dinner reservations, please call 212-539-8778, and for further show information please call 212-539-8770.

The Possessed Jews with Horns are Back!

The Klezmatics are known for blurring the lines of tradition with a modern sonic aesthetic. From ecstatic songs of praise to Yiddish carnival songs, from a kick-ass workers' march to slamming klezmer tunes old, new, frantic and mysterious, The Klezmatics rise up once again on their latest outing-Rise up! Shteyt Oyf! (Rounder) - continuing the unlikely combination of ancient shtetl party music with an innovative consciousness that could only arise from the experimental and intellectual East Village.

"The Klezmer revival of the 1980s was still young when the Klezmatics exploded onto the scene, shaking up Eastern European Jewish folk with jazz and world-music influences. Seventeen years later, it's impossible to imagine the genre without them...their music remains as deeply compassionate as it is invigorating, as accessible as it is virtuosic." - Time Out NY

October 10, 2003

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 10

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 10th 2003
Le Upstairs jazz club
(514) 931-6808 $15.00 ?
three sets
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

October 11, 2003

Nikitov, NYC, Oct 11

Back for more rare engagements in the US, directly from Holland, Nikitov plays Yiddish songs and Klezmer tunes from Eastern Europe with a Gypsy jazz twist.

Led by vocalist Niki Jacobs and violinist Jelle van Tongeren and joined by NYC E. Euro music regular Adam Good on guitar and upright bass slapper guru Jason Sypher.

Niki's voice and interpretations of beautiful Yiddish songs is not to be missed. Gypsy jazzer Jelle brings a new spirit and energy to these standards.

Niki Jacobs - voice
Jelle van Tongeren- violin
Adam Good - acoustic guitar
Jason Sypher - upright bass

October 11 (Saturday)
Barbes (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
9:00-11:00pm
located at 376 9th St between 6th & 7th ave. (F train to 7th ave. + 9th street)
718 965 9177
www.barbesbrooklyn.com

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 11

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 11th 2003
Le Upstairs jazz club
(514) 931-6808 $15.00 ?
three sets
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

Casco Bay Tummelers, Bar Mills, ME, Oct 11

The Casco Bay Tummlers will be performing a concert of emotionally charged klezmer music, danceable folk melodies of Eastern Europe, Yiddish "favorites" and original tunes at The Saco River Grange Hall on Saturday, October 11th. Back by popular demand - this is their third annual appearance at the Saco Grange. For those who haven't been there, the Grange is a wonderful, friendly room with great acoustics, right on the Saco River and just a 20 minute drive from Portland.

Over the last year the Tummlers have been working with a new clarinetist, Steve Gruverman. Steve has an extensive background in international folk dance music. As a result, the Tummlers have been broadening their repertoire, learning music which is closely related to klezmer and comes from countries such as Macedonia and Bulgaria. They've also added some beautiful Ladino songs from the Jewish community of Salonika in Greece which feature Julie Goell on vocals. The concert will include original music by bandmembers Carl Dimow and Hayes Porterfield, lots of joyful klezmer standards and the classic Yiddish theater showstopper, "Roumainia, Roumainia," sung by the delightful Nancy 3. Hoffman.

The concert is at 7:30 pm, $10 for adults, $8 for children and seniors. Call the Grange at 929-6472 for reservations and directions, or get tickets at the door.

Saco River Grange Hall
Salmon Falls Road
Bar Mills, Maine

October 12, 2003

Klezmer Jam, Brookline, MA, Oct 12

The October jam at the Workmen's Circle is Sunday October 12, 6-8 PM. We hope you will come and enjoy a great jam led by clarinetist Michael Winograd.

We have been playing mainly from printed music, which we will have available in C and B-flat. All levels of players are welcome.

The WC is at 1762 Beacon St in Brookline, about 5 blocks west of Washington Square, which is about 12 blocks west of Coolidge Corner. The Green Line Beacon Street route goes right to the WC (just tell the conductor, "Ich gay in Arbeter Ring," and they'll know where to let you off).

We recommend a contribution of $5-$10, but no one should be kept away on account of money.

Nikitov, NYC, Oct 12

Back for more rare engagements in the US, directly from Holland, Nikitov plays Yiddish songs and Klezmer tunes from Eastern Europe with a Gypsy jazz twist. Led by vocalist Niki Jacobs and violinist Jelle van Tongeren and joined by NYC E. Euro music regular Adam Good on guitar and upright bass slapper guru Jason Sypher. Niki's voice and interpretations of beautiful Yiddish songs is not to be missed. Gypsy jazzer Jelle brings a new spirit and energy to these standards. Niki Jacobs - voice Jelle van Tongeren- violin Adam Good - acoustic guitar Jason Sypher - upright bass October 12 (Sunday) TONIC (Manhattan) Klezmer Brunch sets at 1:30 and 3:00PM $10 each, $15 for both located at 107 Norfolk St., 1/2 block north of Delancey (F train to Delancey, J/M/Z to Essex) www.tonicnyc.com

Divan, the film, in Hungary

Divan opens in its nascent (co-production) country at Hungary's

TITANIC FILM FESTIVAL

Please join us... if you can... or forward the info to the Magyars in your life...

Screening Times:
Sunday, October 12, 18:00
Örökmozgó Theater

More info on Titanic: www.titanicfilmfest.hu

And check out our newly launched website designed by the ever-talented Pink Candy Productions:
www.palinkapictures.com

David Glukh Ensemble, NYC, Oct 12

I would like to invite you to the opening concert of the season of David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble.

The concert will take place in Klavierhaus, 211 West 58 Street in New York City, (near Carnegie Hall) at 7PM on October 12, 2003.

Ronn Yedidia- Accordion, Dan Auerbach- Violin, David Glukh- Piccolo Trumpet

October 13, 2003

Daniel Pearl Music Day, NYC, Oct 13

Feast of the Leviathan: From Chassidic Reggae to Avant-Garde Psalms. Celebration of Jewish Art organized by the Mima'amakim Journal, featuring published poets and writers, as well as Mattissyahu (King of Chassidic Reggae) and The Seth Nadel Band (Jewish Folk Rockers), drum circle and open mic. October 13th, 7 pm at Makor, 35 W 67th Street, $12 (complimentary copy of the journal included). This event is part of the Second Annual Daniel Pearl Music Day network. For more info email feast@mimaamakim.org.

Source: www.jewschool.com

October 14, 2003

Teresa Tova, Ottawa, Canada, Oct 14

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 14th 2003
Bibliothèque nationale du Canada,
National Library of Canada
www.ticketmaster.ca
(613) 567-7040
7:30pm $15.00? student prices too
Ottawa

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

October 16, 2003

Divan, the film, Hungary, screen party 10/16

Divan opens in its nascent (co-production) country at Hungary's TITANIC FILM FESTIVAL Please join us... if you can... or forward the info to the Magyars in your life... Thursday, October 16, 17:15 Toldi Theater Screening followed by a Palinka Party in the heart of its creation... Hungary! 19:00 - 22:00 - join us at the Csiga Cafe, which is at Vasar utca 2, on the corner of Rakoczi ter... with live music by featured artists in Divan such as Ando Drom (+ more guests) More info on Titanic: www.titanicfilmfest.hu And check out our newly launched website designed by the ever-talented Pink Candy Productions: www.palinkapictures.com

Teresa Tova, Montreal, Canada, Oct 16

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 16th 2003
Maison de la culture-Ahuntsic/Cartierville
(514) 872-8749
8PM-free
Montréal

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

Nussbaum Trio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct 16

Koncert i København : "Trio Klezmer" optræder LIVE Tid : Torsdag d. 16. oktober kl. 21:00

Sted : Medborgerhuset, Kapelvej 44, 2200 N
Entré : kr. 30,-

Oplev musikken i et nyt lys : Channe Nussbaum og Øyvind Ougaard optræder sammen med klarinettisten Bjarke Kolerus, som på denne aften er afløser for Mette Smidl.

Bjarke Kolerus tilhører det første kuld af musikere, der afsluttede uddannelsen på Det Danske Folkemusikkonservatorium i 2002. Han har studeret klezmer i USA og indgår herhjemme i mange konstellationer, -bl.a. med sit eget band "The Premium Klezmer Kentucky Boys" og i "Copenhagen Klezmer". Og han er ikke bange for bolden, når den kommer ! På denne aften stiller han frygtløst op som det tredie hjul i Trio Klezmer, -som afløser for Mette Smidl og ved siden af Nussbaum & Ougaard. Der er hermed lagt op til en eksplosiv aften, hvor gnisterne nemt vil kunne komme til at fyge om ørerne på de tilstedeværende tilhørere.

Diaspora, Queens, NY, Oct 16

"The Festival 2003" - Thursday of Chol Hamoed Succos, October 16th 2003.
FREE CONCERT in Cunningham Park, Queens. (193rd St & Union Turnpike)
3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 to help support the One Israel Fund.
Avraham Rosenblum & Diaspora are headlining. (playing a little after 5:00 PM)
Also featuring Blue Fringe, Pey Dalid, Nochie Krohn and more.
For more information visit www.Thefestival2003.com or email Thefestival2003@aol.com

October 17, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, Beachwood, OH, Oct 17

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Fri. Oct. 17,
Fairmount Temple,
Beachwood, OH
7:30 p.m. Simchat Torah. free.
216-464-1330.

October 18, 2003

Yiddishe Cup, Oct 18, Cleveland Hts, OH

Yiddishe Cup Klezmer Band
Sat. Oct. 18,
Park Synagogue,
Cleveland Heights, OH
7:15 p.m. Simchat Torah. free.
216-371-2244.

Teresa Tova, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Oct 18

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 18th 2003
Vivace Festival
(248) 788-9338
7 PM
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

October 19, 2003

Teresa Tova, Toronto, Canada, Oct 19

Teresa Tova in concert

Oct 19th 2003
Top o' the Senator Jazz club
$15.00
two sets 8:30 & 10:30
Toronto, Canada

I'll be performing a mixed program in three languages Yiddish, English and French. Have even translated a Quebecois Separatist anthem into Yiddish. The refrain being ...

ven mentsh volt nor gelebt far libe
volt nit geven kayn troyer lider
bloyz bloye teg, gebentshte tribe
nor mir, mir veln shoyn toyt zayn mayn brider.

Klezmeritis, Moorabbin, Australia, Oct 19

October Sunday 19th
Klezmeritis,
Kingston Arts Centre,
Moorabbin,
2pm
Corner Nepean Hwy and South Rd
$18/$16
Bookings 9556 4440

Red Hot Chachkas, SF, CA, Oct 19

The Red-Hot Chachkas are featured on the American Roots Music Show

4-6pm, $5
The Music Store
66 West Portal Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 664-2044

The Music Store hosts The American Roots Music Show every Sunday afternoon. The ARMS is a live music show spotliting a forms of traditional music. "Klezmer-Jewish Music Series is every 3rd Sunday of the month, 4-6pm, $5. We also showcase bluegrass, cajun and a New Orleans "Dixieland In The City". Check-out our calendar at www.AmericanRootsMusicShow.com. E-mail: info@americanrootsmusicshow.com.

Pharaoh's Daughter, Chicago, IL, Oct 19

Who: Pharaohís Daughter
What: Eclectic Jewish Middle Eastern Fusion
Where: HotHouse, 31 E. Balbo (South Loop)
When: 8:30 pm* Sunday, October 19, 2003 *1 hour after end of Simchat Torah
Admission: $10 in advance or for Spertus Institute members, $12 at the door

Advance tickets available at www.ticketweb.com, or at retail outlets: HotHouse, Rosenblumís Judaica, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.

KFAR Jewish Arts Center stimulates, promotes and produces the next generation of Jewish expression. Hebrew for village, KFAR builds community by igniting a symbiotic relationship between audiences and artists to give voice to new perspectives on our heritage and create an alternative conduit to Jewish culture. Visit www.kfarcenter.com or call 773.550.1543.

October 20, 2003

Yiddish Song, Columbia U, NYC, Oct 20

"WAITING FOR THE NIGHTINGALE:" Concert of Yiddish Songs

Monday, October 20, 8:00 pm at Columbia's Deutsches Haus, 420 W 116th St. between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.

MICHAEL ALPERT (vocals, accordion, guitar, violin) explores the new world of Yiddish songs -- past, present and future -- with acclaimed klezmer musicians

DEBORAH STRAUSS (violin, accordion, vocals) and JEFF WARSCHAUER (guitar, mandolin, vocals). In addition to rare gems of the older Yiddish folksong repertoire, they will perform and discuss new compositions and text settings by Alpert, Warschauer, Bella Gottesman, and Joshua Waletzky.

Announcing an exciting new series (see below) sponsored by the Yiddish Studies Program at Columbia University. The oldest such program in the country, Columbia's Yiddish Studies Program is affiliated with the Department of Germanic Languages.

The Yiddish Studies Program at Columbia University Presents Three Concerts October 20, November 10 and December 8, 2003, curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo. This series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and Yiddish song.

The 2003 series begins on October 20 with WAITING FOR THE NIGHTINGALE: A concert of contemporary and traditional Yiddish songs performed in words and music by preeminent musician, composer and scholar Michael Alpert in collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Strauss/Warschauer Duo.

October 23, 2003

Shirim's Glenn Dickson, Medford, MA, Oct 23

I have another Clarinetrics performance at the Congregational Church, 400 High St., West Medford, MA this coming Thursday, October 23, 7:30pm. Admission by donation. I will play until about 9:30, if you can't make it at 7:30. Hope to see you there. Detailed description below.

In his solo clarinet performance, Glenn creates a powerful meditative and mesmerizing soundscape of orchestral dimensions using electronic sound processing techniques pioneered by composers Brian Eno and Robert Fripp. His Clarinetrics improvisations incorporate a cornucopia of musical ideas and influences from his extensive experience playing Klezmer, jazz, and classical music.

Glenn Dickson, a mainstay in the Boston music scene for 20 years, has performed internationally and recorded extensively with his two bands, Naftuleís Dream and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra to great critical acclaim. His performances range from the Berlin Jazz festival to the Philly Pops, from rock clubs across North America to taverns in Greece. As a composer he has won the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant and has had his music used on the soundtrack of Woody Allenís movie "Deconstructing Harry."

The labyrinth, open for walking during the performance, is a spiritual work of art, based on the 11 circuit labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France - a labyrinth which has been in use now as a meditative discipline for over 800 years. This labyrinth has a single path to the center, and walking it is a basis for meditation. In the last few years thousands of labyrinths have been built in the US in churches, hospitals, parks, schools and memorial gardens, providing a time and space for inspiration, peace, insight and spiritual growth for people of all faiths.

"Glenn Dickson compares favorably with [Naftule] Brandwein, or, for that matter, any current improviser on his instrument. His solos are dramatic, demonstrative and thoroughly commanding." James Isaacs, boston.citysearch.com

Channe Nussbaum Trio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct 23

"Trio Klezmer" optræder LIVE

Torsdag d. 23. okt. kl. 21:00 :

Café Bartof, Nrd. Fasanvej 46, 2000 F

Klezmer Opera, Geneva, Switzerland

Les 23, 24, 28 & 30 octobre à 20h30: La Lune, le Maître Horloger et sa Femme: Opéra klezmer de Tadeusz Kassatti, mis en scène par Florian Schmocker.

La Lune, tombée en panne, descend sur Terre afin de se faire réparer par un maître horloger réputé. La femme de l’horloger tombe amoureuse de l’astre mais il repousse ses avances, lui reprochant son manque de connaissances en physique et en astronomie…

Avec l'Orchestre de l'Opéra du Rhône, Audrey Michael (Soprano), Gilles Bersier (Ténor) et Claude Darbellay (Baryton-basse). Direction: Pascal Emonet. Ballets: Compagnie Avant-Scène. Théâtre de l’Alhambra, Genève. Réservations: Manor • Balexert Info • Très Classic 022 781 57 60

Giora Feidman, London, UK, Oct 23

Thursday 23 October 2003, 8.00pm
TangoKlezmer : Giora Feidman Quartet (Argentina/USA)
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, Islington N1 Nr Highbury Corner

The Legendary Giora Feidman, who launched the klezmer revival around the world with his Jewish soul music, returns to London at last. His mesmerising musicianship moves an audience regardless of colour, religion or language. 'Maestro Feidman has the almost magical ability to transform his clarinet into an eloquent human voice' New York Times

Presented by the Jewish Music Institute supported by Warner Music UK, The Spiro Ark, The Swiss Embassy, the Hungarian Cultural Centre and the Jewish Chronicle.

Doors open 7.30, bands on at 8.00
Tickets £17.50
Concessions £14.00
Pass for 4 concerts £50
Concessions for seniors, students, children, unwaged, groups of 10 or more or if coming to more than 1 concert)
www.wayahead.com 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk T. 08700 600 100

For details of more JMI events, Tel 020 8909 2445 or visit see Website www.jmi.org.uk

October 24, 2003

Papasov, Yunakov, NYC, Oct 24

Yuri Yunakov and Ivo PapasovIt is a Balkan Wedding Band Celebration!

You have no idea how good these guys are:
Ivo Papasov, the Bulgarian wedding music/jazz genius, back in the States for the first time in years, along with Yuri Yunakov and some astounding friends. I've just been at the Boston concert and I am blown away. I've been a fan of the CDs for years, but live? LIVE? Man. These cats wail. These cats change meter, and they play so that people can dance. The singer is first-rate, as well.

Friday, Oct 24
8pm
Peter Norton Symphony Space
Broadway at 95th St.,
NYC
Info/Charges (212) 545-7536
worldmusicinstitute.org

Tell them that the KlezmerShack sent ya'.

Giora Feidman, Geneva, SW, Oct 24

Vendredi 24 octobre à 20h: Klezmer-Piazzolla par le quartet de Giora Feidman, Temple de la Fusterie, Genève. Location: www.resaplus.ch tel: 0900 552 333

Klezmer Opera, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 24

Les 23, 24, 28 & 30 octobre à 20h30: La Lune, le Maître Horloger et sa Femme: Opéra klezmer de Tadeusz Kassatti, mis en scène par Florian Schmocker.
La Lune, tombée en panne, descend sur Terre afin de se faire réparer par un maître horloger réputé. La femme de l’horloger tombe amoureuse de l’astre mais il repousse ses avances, lui reprochant son manque de connaissances en physique et en astronomie…
Avec l'Orchestre de l'Opéra du Rhône, Audrey Michael (Soprano), Gilles Bersier (Ténor) et Claude Darbellay (Baryton-basse). Direction: Pascal Emonet. Ballets: Compagnie Avant-Scène. Théâtre de l’Alhambra, Genève. Réservations: Manor • Balexert Info • Très Classic 022 781 57 60

Klezmeritis at Wellington Folk Fest, New Zealand, Oct 24-27

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

24 - 27 October, concerts and workshops at Wellington Folk Festival, information Sue Ikin 04 4784160 www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz

October 25, 2003

Metropolitan Klezmer, Brooklyn, NY, Oct 25

Metropolitan Klezmer's full 8-piece band!

Saturday, October 25
Bay Ridge - Roy H. Mann JHS
8pm concert
1420 East 68th St @ Veterans Ave, Brooklyn NY
sponsored by Temple Sholom
Info: 718-251-0370

Khevre in NEC performance, Boston, MA, Oct 25

Come hear Khevre and others
Satuday October 25'th: 2:30 pm

Performance: East Is East and West Is West, and Here the Twain Do Meet: Performances by NEC students and faculty of music from Indian, Turkish, and Eastern European Jewish musical traditions. Williams Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston

Klezmeritis at Wellington Folk Fest, New Zealand, Oct 25

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

24 - 27 October, concerts and workshops at Wellington Folk Festival, information Sue Ikin 04 4784160 www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz

Channe Nussbaum Trio, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct 25

"Trio Klezmer" optræder LIVE
Lørdag d. 25. okt. kl. 16:00 :
Værløse Bio, Bymidten 44, 3500 Værløse


David Krakauer at Helsinki Klezmer Fest, Oct 25

Helsinki Klezmer Festival, the festival of traditional instrumental music of the Yiddish-speaking people is organized for the third time already in Finland. Savoy Theatre as its venue, the event aims to make klezmer music better known in general and to give people a possibility to get to know one of the Europeís most interesting cultural traditions. Klezmer music has its roots in the medieval Europe, where the Jewish people of the Eastern Europe traveled from town to town in order to play in weddings and other events. By the end of the 18th century klezmer music had become a well-developed music style, gathering influences from the Jewish culture and from outside of it.

Nowadays klezmer music is played almost all around the world, but mostly in the United States and in Europe. Klezmer music is constantly evolving and mixing with other music styles such as jazz and pop music. In order for the style to survive it is still important that there are also bands trying to find out the origins of klezmer music and ways to maintain it as authentic as possible. The authenticity of the music will not bring back the culturally rich community that once lived in the Eastern Europe but will give the listeners a possibility to get a bit closer look at the life of the society that lived at that time.

Sat 25 October 2003 at 7 p.m.
David Krakauer ďKlezmer Madness!Ē (United States)

Virtuoso clarinet player David Krakauer from New York is one of the most influential names in the new Klezmer music scene, blending contemporary jazz into his music.

The concerts will be performed at the Savoy Theatre (Kasarmikatu 46-48). In addition to concerts the program of Helsinki Klezmer Festival will include evening clubs that are held at Kunsthalle Helsinki (Nervanderinkatu 3) right after the music performances.

Freilach mit Kneidlach will be the house band in the evening clubs.

More information at: www.popzoo.fi/klezmer

October 26, 2003

Metropolitan Klezmer, Scarsdale, NY, Oct 26

Metropolitan Klezmer's full eight-piece band

Sunday, October 26
Scarsdale NY - The Bendheim Performing Arts Center
1:30pm concert
at the MidWestchester JCC
999 Wilmot Road
Box Office/directions: 914.472.3300 Ticket Sales ext. 403
www.mwjcc.org/Bendheim/thebendheim.htm
tickets $20 general public /$18 members

NEC Jewish Music Ensemble, Boston, MA, Oct 26

Sunday October 26'th: 5:00 pm,
New England Conservatory
Jordan Hall
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Closing Concert: Glorious Multitudes

Two musical traditions with strong roots at NEC join for a glorious conclusion to the weekend. Celebrating 23 years of Jewish music at NEC-the birthplace of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and many other current practitioners of traditional Eastern European music-alumni join students of the NEC Jewish Music Ensemble onstage in a reunion performance. And as gospel music finds renewed life in the new millennium, NECís Millennium Gospel Choir-which debuted at NECís Thomas A. Dorsey Gospel Jubilee in 2000-lifts its mighty voice.

di bostoner klezmer, Arlington, MA, Oct 26

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Sunday, Oct. 26
3PM $12 adults, $9 kids & seniors

This trio performs a range of klezmer music, from poignant melodies to rollicking dance tunes.

The Regent Theatre
7 Medford St., just off Mass. Ave.
Arlington Center
Info: www.fireflyatnight.com
Box office: 781.646.4849
Purchase tix online: www.regenttheatre.com/events

Yidish:

Farbrengt tzuhern tzu a "nisie" fun ukraine kayn mayrev masatshusets un tsveyte avenu ven di bostoner klezmer shtelt for a konsert fun 150 yorn fun yidisher muzik af

zuntik dem 26tn oktober, 3 ovent

in arlington's premierendik kulturaler teater - der "Regent" teater. er gefint zikh af "Medford" gas rog masatshusets avenu.

biletn: $12, $9 far eltere un kinder

bavunder az di musiker shpiln azoy fil instrumentn - barukh bender af trombon, melodike, un piane, yankl traub af harmonie un fidl, un dobe resler af klarnet mit a zeltne sphiln af der piane...

Directions:
Arlington Center is on Mass. Ave. about 2 miles from the Cambridge line (Alewife Brook Parkway/Route 16). Free parking on the street or in the municipal lot 1/2 a block from the theater entered when taking a right off Mass. Ave. onto Mystic Ave./Route 60 and right into the lot) It is on the T's #77 bus line from Harvard Square, the # 350 from Alewife Station, and the #80 & 87 from Lechmere.

Eating:
Arlington Center is now a hot spot for tasty food (Argentinian, Indian, Thai, Chinese, sushi, etc. - and also has a new J.P. Licks ice cream store.

More info: 781-643-1957

Klezmer in CT, Oct 26

Adrianne Greenbaum, of Klezical Tradition reports: "... just a little performance on October 26 at 4:00 in Bridgeport, CT at the JCCS, 4000 Park Ave. with Cookie Segelstein on fiddle and Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl. It's going to be a family-style-indoor Woodstock ... we're representing the klezmer folks with a 25 minute set. $5 admission plus food donation."

Yankele, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct 26

Yankele
Sunday, 26 Oct. at 4 PM, Pittsburgh PA
Shadyside Presbyterian Church 5121 Westminster Place
Dr. John Walker tel. 412-682-4551

Judeo-Spanish, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 26

Dimanche 26 octobre 2003 à 17h: "Cannelle et Cumin": chants judéo-espagnols, yiddish et français par Hélène Engel (CAN) et Jacques Grober (F) avec Pierre Bénichou (guitare) et Micha Nisimov (accordéon): Théâtre Pitoëff, 52 rue de Carouge, Genève. Organisation Amis de la Musique Juive amj@club-association.ch

Klezmeritis at Wellington Folk Fest, New Zealand, Oct 26

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

24 - 27 October, concerts and workshops at Wellington Folk Festival, information Sue Ikin 04 4784160 www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz

Gerard Edery Ensemble, Queens, NY, Oct 26

The Gerard Edery Ensemble with guest dancers, Cris Herrera and Barbara Martinez, will be presenting "Flamenco Sepharad" at Queens College this Sunday at 2 PM. This performance is part of the Jewish Music/Theatre Performances Series at the College and will be held at LeFrak Concert Hall. The cost is $10. For more information or to order tickets please call 718-793-8080.

Join master singer/guitarist Gerard Edery, oud virtuoso, George Mgrdichian, percussionist extraordinaire, Rex Benincasa, acclaimed soprano, Nell Snaidas, renowned Flamenco guitarist, Arturo Martinez, Bass/Cajon player, Sean Kupisz with the erotic Flamenco dancing of, Cristobal N. Herrera & Barbara Martinez as they present a passionate evening of music, song and dance from the Sephardic, Andalousian and Arabic worlds. The voltage is turned up in these new Flamenco arrangements of traditional repertoire and new compositions by Gerard Edery and George Mgrdichian. You wonít want to miss this vibrant musical and visual evening of atmospheric vocals, flamenco guitars, world beat percussion, Spanish dance and the oriental timbres of the oud!

Soviet and Kosher, Toronto, Canada, Oct 26-27

Soviet & Kosher: A Century of Jewish Culture in Russia

Chancellor Jackman Program for the Arts Symposium
Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk Centre for International Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, South House

This looks like an exciting symposium with talks and workshops ranging from klezmer to theatre to religion. For a full schedule (sadly, PDF only), go to www.utoronto.ca/crees/sk/program.pdf

Kleztraphobix, Tonic NYC, Oct 26

Kleztraphobix
TONIC on the Lower East Side
1:30pm and 3pm
107 Norfolk St. (1/2 block North of Delancey)
F train to Delancey
J train to Essex
www.tonicnyc.com
$10 for one set, $15 for both

Di Naye Kapelye headline Helsinki Klez Fest, Oct 26

Helsinki Klezmer Festival, the festival of traditional instrumental music of the Yiddish-speaking people is organized for the third time already in Finland. Savoy Theatre as its venue, the event aims to make klezmer music better known in general and to give people a possibility to get to know one of the Europe's most interesting cultural traditions. Klezmer music has its roots in the medieval Europe, where the Jewish people of the Eastern Europe traveled from town to town in order to play in weddings and other events. By the end of the 18th century klezmer music had become a well-developed music style, gathering influences from the Jewish culture and from outside of it.

Nowadays klezmer music is played almost all around the world, but mostly in the United States and in Europe. Klezmer music is constantly evolving and mixing with other music styles such as jazz and pop music. In order for the style to survive it is still important that there are also bands trying to find out the origins of klezmer music and ways to maintain it as authentic as possible. The authenticity of the music will not bring back the culturally rich community that once lived in the Eastern Europe but will give the listeners a possibility to get a bit closer look at the life of the society that lived at that time.

Sun 26 October 2003 at 7 p.m.
Di Naye Kapelye and Yankl Falk (Hungary)

Di Naye Kapelye, "The New Band" plays energetic klezmer music without forgetting traditions. Yankl Falk (vocals, clarinet) tours together with Di Naye Kapelye.

The concerts will be performed at the Savoy Theatre (Kasarmikatu 46-48). In addition to concerts the program of Helsinki Klezmer Festival will include evening clubs that are held at Kunsthalle Helsinki (Nervanderinkatu 3) right after the music performances.

Freilach mit Kneidlach will be the house band in the evening clubs.

More information at: www.popzoo.fi/klezmer

October 27, 2003

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, Oct 27

Monday 27 October 2003 8.00pm
JMI Klezmer Jam at Lauderdale House
Led by acclaimed Shekoyokh Klezmer Ensemble clarinettist, Susi Evans

Bring your instruments and your favourite Klezmer tunes and join North London’s first Klezmer Jam. Led by experienced players and KlezFest graduates all levels will be made welcome or just hang out and listen.

Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG 020 8348 8716
£5 (concessions £4 if you bring an instrument) on the door - Bar open from 7.30pm.

Klezmeritis at Wellington Folk Fest, New Zealand, Oct 27

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

24 - 27 October, concerts and workshops at Wellington Folk Festival, information Sue Ikin 04 4784160 www.wellingtonfolkfestival.org.nz

Soviet & Kosher, Toronto, Canada, 10/27

Soviet & Kosher: A Century of Jewish Culture in Russia

Chancellor Jackman Program for the Arts Symposium
Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk Centre for International Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, South House

This looks like an exciting symposium with talks and workshops ranging from klezmer to theatre to religion. For a full schedule (sadly, PDF only), go to www.utoronto.ca/crees/sk/program.pdf

Fajerlech at Helsinki Klez Fest, Oct 27

Helsinki Klezmer Festival, the festival of traditional instrumental music of the Yiddish-speaking people is organized for the third time already in Finland. Savoy Theatre as its venue, the event aims to make klezmer music better known in general and to give people a possibility to get to know one of the Europeís most interesting cultural traditions. Klezmer music has its roots in the medieval Europe, where the Jewish people of the Eastern Europe traveled from town to town in order to play in weddings and other events. By the end of the 18th century klezmer music had become a well-developed music style, gathering influences from the Jewish culture and from outside of it.

Nowadays klezmer music is played almost all around the world, but mostly in the United States and in Europe. Klezmer music is constantly evolving and mixing with other music styles such as jazz and pop music. In order for the style to survive it is still important that there are also bands trying to find out the origins of klezmer music and ways to maintain it as authentic as possible. The authenticity of the music will not bring back the culturally rich community that once lived in the Eastern Europe but will give the listeners a possibility to get a bit closer look at the life of the society that lived at that time.

Mon 27 October 2003 at 7 p.m.

Fajerlech (Lithuania)

Di Naye Kapelye, "The New Band" plays energetic klezmer music without forgetting traditions. Yankl Falk (vocals, clarinet) tours together with Di Naye Kapelye.

The group established in 1971 consists of 18 dancers and singers. Fajerlech depicts many-sided in its performances the past culture and life of Lithuanian - Jewish small villages. Fajerlech has been on numerous tours in best estrades in Europe for example in England,Germany, Belgium and Holland and also in Israel.

Freilach mit Kneidlach will be the house band in the evening clubs.

More information at: www.popzoo.fi/klezmer

October 28, 2003

Terezin Music, London, UK, Oct 28

Tuesday 28 October 7.30pm

Under the Umbrella of Terezin – Music Against the Odds

Miriam Brickman Piano, Lloica Czackis, mezzo soprano, Rabbi Albert Friedlander and Evelyn Friedlander, Narrators, in conversation with Ronald Senator

That music and poetry of such stature was written and performed in concentration camps like Terezin is beyond comprehension. Rabbi Albert Friedlander, who wrote the Libretto, which uses liturgical texts and children’s poems from Terezin, and Evelyn Friedlander talk with Ronald Senator about Ronald’s Kaddish for Terezin, first performed in Canterbury Cathedral (1986). They play extracts from the CD of this performance. Miriam Brickman performs piano music by incarcerated composers, Krasa, Ullmann and Schulhoff. Lloica Czackis sings cabaret songs from the camp in the most fitting venue in the City which was bombed by the IRA and has opened its gates as a centre for reconciliation and peace.

Presented by the Jewish Music Institute, the Spiro Ark, the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and CCJ.

St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2

£12, concessions £10 (advance booking essential)

The Spiro Ark 020 7723 9991 email spiroark@aol.com

Zalmen Mlotek, Buffalo, NY, Oct 28

The Buffalo Jewish Community Book Fair presents a free concert featuring:

Zalmen Mlotek - 100 Years of Jewish Theater Music: From the Yiddish Stage to the Klezmer Revival

Sponsored by the Shuman Family Foundation

Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 PM

Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo
2640 North Forest Road
Amherst, NY

Klezmer Opera, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 28

Les 23, 24, 28 & 30 octobre à 20h30: La Lune, le Maître Horloger et sa Femme: Opéra klezmer de Tadeusz Kassatti, mis en scène par Florian Schmocker.
La Lune, tombée en panne, descend sur Terre afin de se faire réparer par un maître horloger réputé. La femme de l’horloger tombe amoureuse de l’astre mais il repousse ses avances, lui reprochant son manque de connaissances en physique et en astronomie…
Avec l'Orchestre de l'Opéra du Rhône, Audrey Michael (Soprano), Gilles Bersier (Ténor) et Claude Darbellay (Baryton-basse). Direction: Pascal Emonet. Ballets: Compagnie Avant-Scène. Théâtre de l’Alhambra, Genève. Réservations: Manor • Balexert Info • Très Classic 022 781 57 60

October 29, 2003

Music by Schul, Ullman, London, UK, Oct 29

Wednesday 29 October 7.30pm

Piano works by Zikmund Schul and Viktor Ullmann

Jacqueline Cole, Piano

A graduate of the Menuhin School, Jacqueline has performed music by Victor Ullman in Cieszyn, the place of his birth and the church of his baptism and will perform the same programme in Terezin on 16 October 2003. Zikmund Schul: Fugue (Prague 1941) UK premiere, Viktor Ullmann Sonata No 7 (Terezin 1944) Also JS Bach, John Ireland and Frederick Chopin

Concert presented by the Viktor Ullmann Foundation, supported by the Anglo Austrian Society and JMI IFSM.

£18, £15, £12, £10

Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1

020 7935 2141

Yankele, Worcester, MA, Oct 29

Yankele
Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 PM, WORCESTER MA
Assumption College, in the Chapel
500 Salisbury St. RES.
Dr. Franck Corbin 508-767-750

Yiddish Swing, NYC, Oct 29

Henry SapoznikWEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 7 P.M.
YIDDISH MELODIES IN SWING
With Henry Sapoznik, Pete Sokolow and the Buena Mitzvah
Social Club
Featuring guest vocalists Joanne Borts and Lorin Sklamberg

Revisit the golden age of Yiddish Radio with the Buena
Mitzvah Social Club, New Yorkís Yiddish swing and radio
veterans, as they, along with special guests, pay tribute
to the long-running WHN radio series Yiddish Melodies in
Swing. The performance focuses on the great Yiddish duos,
trios, and instrumental numbers from the Yiddish Melodies
programs of the WWII era. The program features
emcee/producer Henry Sapoznik, the Buena Mitzvah Social
Club, under the direction of Pete Sokolow, and special
guest vocalists Joanne Borts and Lorin Sklamberg of the
Klezmatics.

Henry Sapoznik is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated record
producer and performer who, with David Isay, produced the
Peabody award winning Yiddish Radio Project for National
Public Radio.

$15 adults, $12 members/seniors, $10 students, with
advanced reservation
($18, $15, $12 at the door)

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
tel: 212.945.0039
www.mjhnyc.org

October 30, 2003

Noa, NYC, Oct 30

Noa, Israel's leading international pop star, will appear in concert at the prestigious Kaufman Auditorium of the 92nd Street Y on Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 8pm. The concert will feature her virtuoso artistic partners Gil Dor (guitar, vocals) and Zohar Fresco (percussion).

Noa, known in Israel as Achinoam Nini, is among Israel's most beloved and charismatic concert artists, appearing frequently with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and at many festivals and concert venues. In Europe, she has built an enormous following of fans who attend her concerts in the hundreds of thousands each year. She has performed in the major venues of the world, and has appeared as Israel's musical representative at many gatherings of world leaders, and at the Vatican.

Noa, who's family is from Yemen, was raised in New York, and returned to her native Israel at age 17 where she has become a central figure of that countries contemporary culture. Please visit Noa's website at www.noasmusic.com.

For information about Noa's concert at the 92nd Street Y, please visit www.makor.org.

Concert for Peace, London, UK, Oct 30

Thursday 30 October 7.30pm

Concert for Peace The Israel String Ensemble Wissam Boustany, Flute Raphael Wallfisch, Cello Ada Pelleg, Musical Director and Conductor

The event aims to highlight the vision of the people of the village of Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam that people of the great monotheistic religions should live together in peace in the land that gave birth to those faiths. The Israel string ensemble visiting the UK for the first time, and the Lebanese and British soloists share this vision. There is now a flourishing and democratic community of Jews and Arabs, who choose to live together and have established and enviable internal and outreach educational programme.

Concert includes works by Elgar and Tchaikovsky with UK premières of beautiful works by Levi and Kopytman To learn more about the Village and its aims contact Gillian Gruder, British friends of Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam

Tel/Fax: 020 8952 471 Email: british.friends@nswas.com

Presented in association with JMI

St John’s, Smith Square London SW1

£18, £15, £12, £8 (£50 with private reception tel 020 8952 4717)

020 7222 1061

JMI Website www.jmi.org.uk for more concerts

Klezmer Opera, Geneva, Oct 30

Les 23, 24, 28 & 30 octobre à 20h30: La Lune, le Maître Horloger et sa Femme: Opéra klezmer de Tadeusz Kassatti, mis en scène par Florian Schmocker.
La Lune, tombée en panne, descend sur Terre afin de se faire réparer par un maître horloger réputé. La femme de l’horloger tombe amoureuse de l’astre mais il repousse ses avances, lui reprochant son manque de connaissances en physique et en astronomie…
Avec l'Orchestre de l'Opéra du Rhône, Audrey Michael (Soprano), Gilles Bersier (Ténor) et Claude Darbellay (Baryton-basse). Direction: Pascal Emonet. Ballets: Compagnie Avant-Scène. Théâtre de l’Alhambra, Genève. Réservations: Manor • Balexert Info • Très Classic 022 781 57 60

Klezmeritis, Thames, New Zealand, Oct 30

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

Thursday 30 October Concert, Sola Cafe Thames. Ticket for dinner and show phone 07 868 8781

Warschauer/Straus, NYC, Oct 30

The monthly Kavehoyz sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture, the League for Yiddish, and Yugntruf - Youth for Yiddish, is proud to present an evening of Yiddish song and music with

Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, aka:
the Strauss/Warschauer Duo
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003 7:00 PM
at the Congress for Jewish Culture
25 E. 21 street in Manhattan
admission $5, includes kosher pastry and coffee.

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo brings together two internationally renowned musicians who are deeply committed to klezmer music and Yiddish song. Their performances are an integrated and intimate blend of songs, translations and instrumental music - grounded in tradition, yet thoroughly contemporary. They draw from klezmer, Yiddish, Hasidic and liturgical music and culture, adding their own original compositions and song settings. As they sing and play in shifting combinations of violin, guitar, mandolin and accordion, they create a dynamic atmosphere with an exceptional range of feeling - from delicate and refined to exuberant and foot-stomping.

For more information, please contact the Congress for Jewish Culture at (212) 505-8040.

October 31, 2003

Balkan sounds for Halloween, NYC, Oct 31

Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar and Zlatne Uste

Live Eastern European music and line dancing
Costumes and Characters Encouraged
Light Snacks Served
Bring Your Own Spirits

Friday, October 31st, 8 pm
Hungarian House
213 East 82nd St at 3rd Ave
Manhattan
$15 donation requested no one turned away
Nearest Subway: 4, 5, 6 - 86th Street Manhattan

www.zagnutcirkus.com/ balkan_halloween.pdf

Drive off the demons with a Balkan Halloween celebration at Hungarian House, featuring the golden lips of ZLATNE USTE brass band & the brazen lungs of the ZAGNUT CIRKUS ORKESTAR! This benefit for the Hungarian House, a cultural center on the Upper East Side, will take place on Friday, October 31st from 8pm until the wee hours of the morning at 213 East 82nd St at 3rd Ave, Manhattan. The requested donation is $15, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Evil spirits of repression run the other way when they hear the hypnotic rhythms, haunting hornlines & brilliant freestyle improvisations of Balkan brass band music from the Macedonian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek & Romany (Gypsy) traditions. Masked dancers spiral around the band, lovers meet & part, children run through the crowd, elders lead the line, & mysterious strangers confer without fear of being overheard. Wear a costume, bring your own bottle, & be ready to dance! This is a benefit for Hungarian House, which hosts multicultural musical events throughout the year. Refreshments will be served.

ZLATNE USTE (Golden Lips) http://www.zagnutcirkus.com is a two-accordioned, many-brassed, rhyhmically driven, multiply-talented ensemble from Brooklyn & beyond. Their Halloween conjurations will feature the bewitching voice of Jodi Hewat and conjure up special guest apparitions of trumpeters Frank London & Ben Holmes, along with Matthew Fass (accordion), Jeanette Lewicki (accordion), Timothy Quigley (drums), Greg Squared (reeds), and George Rush (tuba).

Yankele, Suffield, CT, Oct 31

Yankele
Friday, 31 October at 7:30 PM, Suffield, CT
First Congregational Church
81 High St.
James Rogers 413- 734 -1296

Klezmeritis, Christ Church, NZ, Oct 31

2/3 of Australian band Klezmeritis will be touring New Zealand for the second year in a row, soon under the duo guise of Gypsy Nights - Klezmer with gypsy, russian, continental, jazz, middle-eastern and tango music.

Ernie Gruner on violin, stories. Phil Carroll on accordion, ney, singing.

Friday 31 October, Christ Church, Pukehou, Hawkes Bay. Information ph Mathilda 06 874 9756

Adonai and I, Cambridge, MA, Oct 31

Adonai and I
Fri. October 31st-HALLOWEEN-"Superheros and Villains"
Lizard Lounge- 1667 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA phone-547-0759
Show starts at 9pm, 21+
tickets in advance- $8
at door- $10
$2 off if you arrive as a superhero or villain

opeing the show will be the funk and groove machine:
The Board of Ed