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March 25, 2017

Svigals' "The Yellow Ticket," E. Lansing, MI, 25 Mar 2017

movie stillAlicia Svigal's original score to the 1918 silent film classic, "the Yellow Ticket," starring Pola Negri, with live score performed live by Marilyn Lerner and Laura DeLuca

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 7:30pm
RCAH Theater, lower level of Snyder-Phillips Hall
James Madison College
E. Lansing, MI

More info: hjmc.msu.edu/events/event.php?id=397

Alicia SvigalsThe Yellow Ticket is a live multimedia concert event featuring the eponymous 1918 Pola Negri silent film with a performance of an original score by Alicia Svigals, one of the world's foremost klezmer fiddlers. The score is the newest commission from the Foundation's New Jewish Culture Network (NJCN) and marks the first feature-length film composition by Svigals who will perform live with virtuoso pianist Marilyn Lerner at each of the screenings of this cinema classic. Set in Poland and Tsarist Russia, the film portrays a woman's struggle to overcome adversity in a story of secret identifies, heroic measures, and triumphant love.

The Yellow Ticket PROMO from Jewish Culture on Vimeo.

Fleytmuzik, "Farewell to the Homeland: Poyln", Fairfield, CT, 25 Mar 2017

Fleytmuzik "Farewell to the Homeland: Poyln",

March 25, 2017, 8:00
Congregation Beth El
1200 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield

Tix/more info: congbethel.net

Adrianne Greenbaum, flutes and piccolo; Michael Alpert, badkhen and fiddle; Pete Rushefsky, cimbalom; Jake Shulman-Ment, fiddle; Brian Glassman, bass

"The Geshikhte/Story: A tiny shtetl in Dubiecko, Poland; three generations of a family klezmer band; post shabbos torchlight parade to Belzer rebbe; 1934 Bar Mitzvah on a boat to Amerca; family members live or die in Holocaust; Jewish music manuscripts found in family violin case. Fast forward to 2009, Adrianne Greenbaum and Sharon Frant Brooks make a miraculous shidduk/shidduch, Greenbaum transcribes the many scribbled pages of music, travels to Poland and performs a few of the tunes at the cemetary, and finally, “FleytMuzik’s” musicians perform these works that were alive in early 19th c. Poland, with the full musical story coming to fruition today."

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Cambridge, UK, 25 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sat, 25 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way,
Cambridge, CB1 7GX, UK

Tix/More info: www.junction.co.uk/sklamberg-the-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

Glenn Dickson, Greek Music, Somerville, MA, 25 Mar 2017

Glenn Dickson is playing traditional Greek music

Saturday night, March 25, 9:30-12:30
212 Holland St.
Somerville, MA

This is very cool music featuring Fabio Pirrozolo, vocals and percussion, Sandy Theodorou on vocals, lauto and accordion; Rohan Gregory on violin, Mal Barsamian, oud and myself on clarinet. And it is Greek Independence Day!