THE PURIM SHOW!
A Musical Celebration
Sunday, February 24, 3pm
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard Street,
Waltham, MA 02453
Tickets: $15 TBI Members/$18 Non-Members/$5 Children
Tickets may be purchased at www.tbiwaltham.org and at the door.
Directed by Hankus Netsky
Featuring Henry Carrey and Amanda Miriam-Khaye Siegel
and The New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble
Featuring a 1932 Purimshpil (in Yiddish and English) written by Serena Hollender, sister of TBI member and local musical treasure Morris Hollender. Hollender’s Purim Shpil was last performed in the 1930s by family members going door to door on the holiday (as was the Eastern-European tradition) in rural Carpato-Ruthenia.
Selections from Itzik Mangers "Megilah Lider.”
Purim songs from the repertoires of legendary Boston Jewish radio celebrities, Leyke Post and Ben Gailing.
And actual Persian music!
Dr. Hankus Netsky, chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and musical director, producer and arranger for “Eternal Echoes,” Itzhak Perlman's acclaimed Jewish music project, featuring cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and has also collaborated on projects with such artists as Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel.
Henry Carrey is the son of Leah Carrey, longtime Boston Jewish radio celebrity and a veteran Yiddish actor and singer. Amanda Miriam-Khaye Siegel is a member of New York's "Folksbiene" international Yiddish theatre troupe.