Jewish/World Music Showcase at APAP 2004
Sunday January 11, 2004
Beginning at 4:00pm
NY Hilton Hotel Concourse F (one level below the lobby)
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"PINCUS AND THE PIG" - A Klezmer Tale for Children 4:00 pm
Story by Maurice Sendak. Musical arrangements by The Shirim Klezmer
Orchestra, based on Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Shirim's remarkable re-working of
the score captures the humor of Sendak's playful script.
The Strauss-Warschauer Duo 5:00pm / 7:00pm
The dynamic Strauss/ Warschauer Klezmer Duo offers a panoramic experience of
Eastern European Jewish music, song and culture through virtuoso, accessible,
interactive concert performances and grass roots educational programs. "Pied
pipers who weave magic!" - Ellie Shapiro, co-director, Berkeley Jewish Music
Golem 5:20pm / 7:20pm
Named after the legendary Jewish Frankenstein of Prague, Golem
blurs generational and cultural lines to present a unique blend of Eastern
European tunes for the 21st century. The band's explosive onstage attitude
gets klezmer rocking by injecting Old World melodies with ferocious energy,
sexiness and humor.
Mikveh 5:40pm / 7:40pm
Mikveh is a supergroup of the top women in klezmer, including singer Adrienne
Cooper, Klezmatics founder Alicia Svigals on fiddle, and charismatic
trumpeter Susan Watts of the Hoffman klezmer dynasty. Together, they rock out with
sizzling dance music and riveting Yiddish/English songs, both ancestral and
Joanne Borts 6:00pm / 8:20pm
Inspired by Fanny Brice, Molly Picon and Bette Midler, this multi-talented
Broadway Dynamo delivers a sexy, humor-filled evening of song and dance that
bridges American musical theatre with her yiddish roots.
Pharaoh's Daughter 6:20 / 8:00
With a background steeped in both Orthodox Ashkenaz and Sephardic culture,
and drawing upon musical lessons learned on her extensive travels throughout
Africa and the Middle East, singer/guitarist, Basya Schechter and her world-beat
ensemble reinterpret classic Biblical and liturgical texts in pulsating,
percussive, global-fusion arrangements that feature her sinuous vocals. Pharaoh's
Daughter crafts music that comforts with its meditative qualities and energizes
with exploding eclectic grooves.
Margot Leverett and The Klezmer Mountain Boys 6:40pm / 8:40pm
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. The resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny,
melancholic and foot-stomping.
C' & Noah 8:00pm
Performing in NYC's Lincoln Center, Town Hall to music festivals all over the
world, from Israel to Berlin, their sound is a unique melting pot of Hebrew,
Folk, and Celtic music; an exquisite blend of rock, pop, country, and World
Beat music topped with sweet-as-honey melodies and harmonies.
VOICETheatre's LEGACY 9:15pm
VOICETheatre's award wining play LEGACY, toured to rave reviews in Europe.
The rescue of a Jewish family is enhanced by live Klezmer music, archival
footage and revolutionary voicework. Workshops included. "This beautifully
mounted show is fresh, different and totally absorbing." Irene Backalenick,
Backstage, New York.