Main

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

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

October 30, 2003

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

November 9, 2003

Shirim perform 'Peter and the Pig', Staten Island, NY, Nov 9

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra and Fishel Bressler perform "Pincus and the Pig," a
klezmer version of "Peter and the Wolf" with new narration writen by Maurice
Sendak, music by Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, and projected illustrations by
Maurice Sendak.
Nov. 9, 3:00pm at the College of Staten Island Center for the Arts. Tix are
$15, $12, $10.
The CSI Center for the Arts is located on the campus of the College of
Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, in the Willowbrook section of Staten
Island at the intersection of Victory Boulevard, I-278 / Staten Island
Expressway, and Route 440.

More information and directions are available at:
www.csi.cuny.edu/arts/eventscalendar.html

November 30, 2003

Klezmer Nutcracker, Cambridge, MA, Nov 30

album coverThe Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer Nutcracker

Ellen Kushner and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra

November 30, shows at 3:00pm & 5:30pm

Regattabar, Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

$16 / kids under 12: $10.

Info & Tix: 617-876-7777, www.Concertix.com

Continue reading "Klezmer Nutcracker, Cambridge, MA, Nov 30" »

December 13, 2003

Shirim Klezmer Nutcracker, Atlanta, GA, Dec 13

SHIRIM KLEZMER ORCHESTRA
KLEZMER NUTCRACKER
Rialto Center for the Performing Arts at GA State University
(80 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA)
Saturday, December 13th 8pm
tickets $20, $30 and $45
available at the Rialto Center box office,
by phone at 404-651-4727
and on line at www.rialtocenter.org

Soulful virtuosic and and joy to listen to, Shirim is the ultimate
klezmer concert experience. Thr group's top selling klezmer/classical
recording, Klezmer Nutcracker, is the basis for the annual NPR special
"The Golden Dreydl." Shirim has performed internationally captivating
a diverse audience with it's rocking renditions of classic klezmer
music and ingenious arrangements of klezmerized Tchaikovsky, Brahms and
Mahler. The band evokes the seething fervor and estatic joy of the
Jewish minstrels who kept people dancing, crying and laughing in the
shtetls of Eastern Europe for hundreds of years.

December 21, 2003

Klezmer Nutcracker, Washington, DC, Dec 21

Critically acclaimed Shirim Klezmer Orchestra will give two performances of The Klezmer Nutcracker in the Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center on Sunday, December 21. The first performance will be a 45-minute acoustic kids' show at 12:00pm. The second performance will be a full-length show (approx. 90 minutes) at 3:00pm. Boston-based Shirim Klezmer Orchestra takes familiar musical material for a wild ride, playing melodies taken from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker in the rollicking style of Klezmer music. Billboard Magazine called The Klezmer Nutcracker "utterly natural and totally compelling. Shirim's genre-conception is a delight and its playing a joy." The Klezmer Nutcracker is a musical performance only. There is no dancing or dramatization of the original Nutcracker story. For tickets and parking information, call 202-777-3254 or email rachels@dcjcc.org. Tickets for the noon childrens show are $15 for adults and $12 for children. Tickets for the 3pm full-length show are $25 for DCJCC members and $30 for non-members.

January 25, 2004

Klezmer, Classical, Trad. Amer., Middletown, CT, Jan 18

FIDDLERS 3

A concert of Classical, Klezmer and Traditional American Fiddle Music
Cookie Segelstein, Stacy Phillips and Netta Hadari
with Jim Guttmann

Jan 25, 2004 (rescheduled from Jan 18)
3PM
Congregation Adath Israel
46 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT

Call 860-346-4709 for information

[Note: Cookie Segelstein is in the highly regarded Veretski Pass and Klezical Tradition; Stacy Phillips has been reviewed on the KlezmerShack for his solo work, and for his work with jazz bassist David Chevan, and Jim Guttman, when not teaching, is bass player for the Klezmer Conservatory Band. ari]

February 22, 2004

Hautbois,piano concert, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 22

L'Association des Amis de la Musique Juive est heureuse de vous proposer un nouveau concert:

Béatrice ZAWODNIK: hautbois
Meglena TZANEVA: piano

Dimanche 22 février 2004 à 17h

Centre Musical Robert Dunand
9 rue du Marché, Carouge

Oeuvres originales, espiègles et surprenantes de Darius MILHAUD, György LIGETI, Leone SINIGAGLIA et Pavel HAAS.

Entrée: 25 Frs / Tarif réduit: 15 frs
Réduction complémentaire de 5 Frs aux membres AMJ.

Continue reading "Hautbois,piano concert, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb 22" »

March 14, 2004

Récital-conférence de JASCHA NEMTSOV, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 14

'ACROSS BOUNDARIES'
"AU-DELA DES FRONTIERES"

Récital-conférence de JASCHA NEMTSOV
Salle des Abeilles, 2 rue de l'Athénée, Genève
Dimanche 14 mars à 17h

Sur invitation de l'AMJ, le pianiste et musicologue russe de renommée internationale Jascha Nemtsov présentera un répertoire original de compositeurs juifs russes du début du vingtième siècle.

Chaque oeuvre fera l'objet d'une présentation spécifique. Jascha Nemtsov est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages de référence sur ce thème: http://www.musica-judaica.com/composers.htm
Ce concert sera dédié au professeur Shimon Markish.

Au programme:
Arthur Lourié (1892-1966): Valse
Juliusz Wolfsohn (1880-1944): Deux paraphrases d'après d'anciennes mélodies juives
Alexander Krejn (1883-1951): 3 pièces tirées de la Suite "Jüdische Tänze"
Joseph Achron (1886-1943): Variations symphoniques sur thème juif 'El Yivneh Hagalil'
Alexander Weprik (1899-1958): Sonate n°2
Joachim Stutschewsky (1891-1982): Vier jüdische Tanzstücke
Arthur Lourié (1892-1966): Nocturne, Gigue
Entrée: 28 Frs / AVS, AI, étudiants, chomeurs: 18 Frs
Réduction complémentaie de 5 Frs pour membres AMJ
Réservations: amj@club-association.ch ou tel 022 734 71 93

pour l'AMJ:
Michel Borzykowski
Homepage AMJ: www.amj.ch
Geneva klezmer page: borzykowski.users.ch

March 23, 2004

Classical Music in Geneva, Switzerland, Apr 4

L'association des Amis de la Musique Juive est heureuse d'offrir une sc�ne � deux jeunes musiciens b�lois de talent :

Yoel CANTORI (violoncelle) et Simon PEGUIRON (piano)

Dimanche 4 avril 2004 � 17h
Centre Musical Robert Dunand,
9 rue du March�, Carouge

Programme:

Luigi Boccherini - Sonate n�1 en la mineur
Alfred Schnittke - Sonate n�2
Noam Sheriff - Confession pour violoncelle seul
Dmitri Shostakovitch - Concerto n�1 op.
Johannes Brahms - Sonate op.38 en mi mineur

entr�e libre - chapeau � la sortie
Renseignements et r�servations:
amj@club-association.ch tel: 022/734.71.93

March 28, 2004

20th Century Jewish Masterpieces @ Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, Mar 28

festival logo
19th Annual Jewish Music Festival

March 20 - 27, 2004

a program of the Berkeley Richmond
Jewish Community Center

Box Office tickets & info 925-866-9599 or www.brjcc.org
Call today for a brochure!

Sunday, March 28, 4:00pm

Classical Concert : 20th Century Jewish Masterpieces
Works by Ernest Bloch, Mario Davidovsky, Daniel David Feinsmith, Arnold Schoenberg, Stefan Wolpe, and William Susman. Performed by Grammy-nominated pianist David Holzman.

Old First Church,
1751 Sacramento Street,
San Francisco.

For tickets and info, (415) 474-1608, or www.oldfirstconcerts.org

In association with Old First Concerts.

April 4, 2004

Songs by St. Petersburg Society, Kfar Saba, Israel

You are invited to "Roots", a concert of songs written by composers of the
St. Petersburg Society, for voice, violin or viola and piano. The concert
is Sunday, April 4, at 18:00, at the Migdalei Hayam Hatichon
(Mediterranean Towers), Sireni 58, Kfar Saba.

The Saint Petersburg Society was a group of Jewish musicians who studied
at the St. Petersburg Moscow conservatories at the end of the 19th
century. These composers rediscovered their Jewish musical roots,
documented folk music from the Shtetl, and wrote arrangements and original
art songs in Yiddish. Most of these composers - the most notable of them
Joel Engel - migrated later to the US and Palestine, where they laid the
foundation for modern Israeli folk music.

The concert includes songs by Leo Low, Janot Roskin, A. Shitomirsky, and
Israel Brandmann. We will also perform songs by Chopin and Rachmaninoff.

Admission is free.

April 19, 2004

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, Apr 19-21

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Monday, April 19, 2004 8:00pm
admission free
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
VOCAL CONCERT:
"An Evening of Jewish Song"
with Mimi Lerner and Aron Zelkowicz
(presented in conjunction with Music at Rodef Shalom):

Tickets available from ProArts at (412)394-3353 or proartstickets.org

May 5, 2004

Chamber Music, Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, May 5

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, a new annual concert series devoted to Jewish-themed classical music, will debut this spring. The festival is founded by cellist Aron Zelkowicz and will feature musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guests. This year's theme is "A Vanished World", an exploration of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe at the beginning of the twentieth century

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 8:00pm
tickets $12-15
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT:
"Chamber Music from the Old World"

May 11, 2004

An Evening of Classical Middle Eastern Music, Washington, DC, May 11

Tuesday May 11, 2004
7 to 9 p.m.
McNeir Auditorium
Georgetown University
37th and O Sts NW
Washington, DC 20009

Tickets at door (RSVP to rld22@georgetown.edu)
$15 general public/$10 students

Hicham Chami on qanun, Kim Sopata on flute and Rich Jankowsky on hand drums performing traditional works from the North African, Sephardic, Egyptian, Levantine, Turkish and Armenian repertoire.

Benefiting the Arab Studies Journal, a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary forum in the field of Arab and Middle Eastern studies, published by students affiliated with the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

May 15, 2004

Italian Jewish Musical Journey, NYC, May 15

The American Sephardi Federation with Sephardic House
invites you to join us for
I-TAL-YAH:
SONGS FROM THE 'ISLAND OF THE DIVINE DEW'
AN ITALIAN JEWISH MUSICAL JOURNEY
Curated by Francesco Spagnolo and Directed by Leon Hyman

Saturday, May 15, 2004, at 9:30 PM
Congregation Shearith Israel
70th Street and Central Park West

A concert of Italian Jewish musical pieces from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, inspired by Baroque, operatic, choral and folk musical styles, and representing the richness of Italian Jewish cultural identity throughout the centuries.

The program will include baroque pieces by Salomone Rossi, a Portuguese repertoire of Italian origins, and several holiday songs in Italian- Judeo dialects from different regions.

Light Italian dessert specialties will be served after the concert

Participation: $35 per person

For reservations, please call the American Sephardi Federation at 212-294-8350.

Continue reading "Italian Jewish Musical Journey, NYC, May 15" »

May 16, 2004

Cycle Russe, Geneva, Switzerland, May 16

Dans le cadre des concerts du "Cycle Russe", l'association des Amis de la Musique Juive est heureuse de vous présenter deux musiciens de grand talent:

Julia WEISSMANN (violon) & Boris GUREVICH (piano)

Dimanche 16 mai 2004 à 17h
Centre Musical Robert Dunand,
9 rue du Marché, Carouge

PROGRAMME:

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975) : Concerto pour violon n° 1, op. 77 en la mineur, (1947), révision (1955) op. 99 (transcription pour violon et piano par l'auteur)

Mieczyslaw (Moshe) Vainberg (1919-1996): Sonate n° 1, op. 12 en do mineur pour violon et piano

Renseignements et réservations:
amj@club-association.ch
tel: 022/734.71.93

Continue reading "Cycle Russe, Geneva, Switzerland, May 16" »

June 21, 2004

Clarinet Summit 2004, South Bend, IN, Jun 21-26

Register now for "Clarinet Summit 2004". June 21-26 at Goshen College in Indiana

Don't miss this opportunity to spend six days studying the clarinet in-depth with master teacher Kalmen Opperman, world renowned virtuoso clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, klezmer scholar & artist Joel Rubin, and Dr. John Graulty, professor of clarinet and conducting at Goshen College.

All Summit sessions will be conducted in the brand new state-of-the-art Goshen College Music Center on the College's beautiful campus in northern Indiana, near South Bend.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. John P. Graulty
Goshen College
Music Department
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46256
Phone: (574) 535-7950
jgraulty@goshen.edu

Continue reading "Clarinet Summit 2004, South Bend, IN, Jun 21-26" »

July 17, 2004

Classical, Klezmer, Boston, MA, Jul 17

event graphicThe Loose Canon Chorale strikes again
with Contralto, Garlic and Onions

A musical variety show in three acts:
Featuring Allison Waggener, Contralto, and Elaine Leisinger, Piano,
performing songs of Barber, Faure, Bizet, Massenet;
Featuring the Loose Canon Chorale performing six French songs by
Hindemith; and
Featuring the Garlic and Onions Klezmer Ensemble

Saturday, July 17, 8 PM
St. Ann's University Parish
Corner of Gainsborough and St. Stephen Streets
One block from Symphony Hall
No admission price; Donations gratefully accepted

February 3, 2005

Burning Bush w/BBC, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, Feb 3

Just a brief addendum for those who missed the superb Burning Bush/BBC Concert Orchestra, cond. Robert Ziegler concert, or those who might wish to repeat the experience. The good news is that this concert will be repeated next February in Chichester, West Sussex as follows:

Thursday 3rd February 2005, 7.30pm
Chichester Festival Theatre
Tickets £10, £18, £26 and £30
Box Office 01243 781312

June 7, 2005

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival Orchestra, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 7

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 8:00pm
The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival Orchestra
Conducted by: Lucas Richman
performing the East Coast premier of
Canciones Sefardi
composed by:
Yuval Ron

A symphonic suite based on traditional Sephardic Jewish prayers for symphony orchestra with 4 soloists: oud, flamenco guitar, alto voice and Middle Eastern percussion.

Location: Katz Theatre, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
5738 Darlington Road Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Parking Information: On-Street or in the lots off of Forbes & Murray
Admission: $18, $15 seniors(65+), and $12 students
For tickets and more information: call ProArts Ticket Service (412) 394-3353 or on the web at www.proartstickets.org

September 18, 2005

Celebration Concert: Jack Gottlieb at 75, NYC, Sep 18

Cantor Ida Rae Cahana, Cantor Richard Botton, Cantor Jonathan Comisar. The Professional and Congregational Choirs of Central Synagogue. Jayson Rodovky, organist, Brass Sextet and others September 18, 2005, 5 PM All are welcome. Free admission. Central Synagogue, Lexington Avenue at East 55th Street, New York, New York I.Music of Jack Gottlieb The Voice of the Lord in the Storm (1985,Organ solo based on a Sephardic melody) Quiet Nigun (2004, from Two Nigunim for Two-Part Singing, NYC premiere) Hashkiveinu (1977) It is Evening (1977) Hatsi Kaddish (1976, from Two Affirmations) II. A Sephardic Suite (2005, premiere) Jonathan Comisar III.Music of Jack Gottlieb In the Palace of Time (2004, premiere) Sh’ma Koleinu (2002) Tsur Yisrael (1976, from Two Affirmations) American Nign (2004, from Two Nigunim, words by the composer, NYC premiere) Blessed Be the Name (1975, Hymn) Judge of the World (1975, Organ solo based on an Ashkenazic melody)

Landini, Aeschlimann, Carouge, Switzerland, Sep 18

Dimanche 18 septembre 2005 à 18h
Salle Robert Dunand, 9 rue du Marché, Carouge

CONCERT AVEC

Gilles LANDINI (piano)
Luc AESCHLIMANN (violoncelle)

COMME UNE ROSÉE...
L'AMJ a le plaisir de vous inviter à découvrir des compositeurs juifs talentueux, originaux et rarement interprétés:

Franz-Theodor REIZENSTEIN : Elegy op.7 n°2 (1936), Cantilena op.18 (1941)
Eric ZEISL : Sonate (1951)
Charles-Valentin ALKAN : Sonate de concert op.47 (1857)

Billets: 25 & 15 Frs
Réduction de 5.- aux membres AMJ
Organisation: Association des Amis de la Musique Juive
Location: 022/734.71.93 ou email AMJ.

September 21, 2005

Opera/Cabaret/Klezmer, Washington, DC, Sep 21

Cafe Mozart located at 1331 H Street NW Washington DC, will present an Opera/Cabaret/Klezmer Night on Wednesday Sept 21 2005 at 7 PM. Featured peformers will be Washinghton Opera tenor Michael Blaney and soprano Jennifer Jellings. They will perform musical selections from opera, operetta and musical theater. Pianist Felicia Weiss and clarinetist Steven Rosenthal will also present Klezmer music selections! The Cafe serves German/Austrian cuisine.

No entertainment cover charge if dinner is ordered. For more information please visit the website www.cafemozartgermandeli.com To reserve by phone 202 347-5732 or email Cafe Mozart.

September 25, 2005

NJJMF: Hawthorne String Quartet, W. Orange, NJ, Sep 25

NJ Jewish musicfestival
Hawthorne String QuartetHawthorne String Quartet
Sunday, September 25 • 7:30 pm $28 M/S/S; $32 GP
Maurice Levin Theatre
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC
Ross Family Campus
760 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-736-3200

Produced by the TerezÍn Chamber Music Foundation, the Hawthorne String Quartet concert is a powerful glimpse into life and cultural activity in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. Narrative and slide presentations provide background on the composers, who didn’t survive this so-called “model ghetto.”
Click here to buy tickets online

Continue reading "NJJMF: Hawthorne String Quartet, W. Orange, NJ, Sep 25" »

December 2, 2005

From Rossi to Rossini, lecture, NYC, Dec 2

From Rossi to Rossini:
Shifting Paradigms in Italian Jewish Musical Culture

Francesco Spagnolo (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Respondent: David Ruderman (University of Pennsylvania)
Friday, December 2
10 A.M.
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY

The event is a special joint session of the Jewish Music Forum’s ongoing seminar, “New Perspectives on Music in Jewish Life” and the Centro Culturale Primo Levi’s current symposium, “Humanism and the Rabbinic Tradition in Italy and Beyond.”

Continue reading "From Rossi to Rossini, lecture, NYC, Dec 2" »

December 10, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 10

For the third year in a row the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music will collaborate in presenting excerpts from - but most of - George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Judas Maccabaeus" in observance of the approaching season of Chanukah. The concert will take place Saturday evening, December 10th, 7pm at Congregation B'nai Amoona, featuring the University City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Leon Burke, III. Members of the Circle will sing the solos, and a choir of volunteers from the various congregational choirs will be joined by those members of the audience who have purchased scores. Other music to be performed will include the "Suite Hebraique" by Ernest Bloch featuring viola soloist Anna Lackshewitz, and an arrangement by me for male choir (quartet in this case) of a traditional Dutch melody for "Shenei Zeitim," a piyut for Shabbat of Chanukah.

Orientale, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dec 10

'Orientale' - concert Liberal Synagogue Amsterdam 10 dec ' 05

'ORIENTALE' - uniqe recital with Jewish violin music of Achron, Bloch,
Bruch, Engel, Dobrowen, Feldman, Gnesin, A. Krein, Samson, Scher, Zeitlin,
and Zimbalist - performed by violinist Grigory Sedukh (from St.-Petersburg)
and pianist Sara Crombach (from Amsterdam) on Saturday 10 December 2005,
8:15 PM
at the de Liberal Synagogue Amsterdam, Jacob Soetendorpstraat 8 te
Amsterdam. Entrance fee 10 Euro.

Continue reading "Orientale, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dec 10" »

December 11, 2005

Golden Dreydl, Holyoke, MA, Dec 11

The Golden Dreydl: a Klezmer Nutcracker
Ellen Kushner and Shirim Klezmer Orchestra
December 11, shows at 1:00pm & 3:15pm
The Forum at Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA
$18 / kids under 12: $13.
Info & Tix: 413-532-1462

Continue reading "Golden Dreydl, Holyoke, MA, Dec 11" »

December 16, 2005

Handel's Judas Maccabaeus, Flushing, Queens, NY, Dec 16

The Free Synagogue of Flushing will be presenting
Judas Maccabaeus on Friday, December 16th, 2005.
Shabbat Service at 8:15 pm, concert at 8:45 pm. The
concert will feature Free Synagogue's own Cantor
Steven Pearlston, the Free Synagogue Professional
Choir, Organist Robert Barrows, Live Trumpets!, and a
narration by Rabbi Jo David. Meet the artists at a
festive reception following the concert. Free parking
on premises. Chair lift available. All are invited.

The Free Synagogue of Flushing is located in downtown
Flushing, Queens (New York City), NY at 41-60 Kissena
Boulevard, between Main Street and Sanford Avenue.
Call for information about this and other programs:
718-961-0030 www.freesynagogue.org

January 20, 2006

L’Empereur d’Atlantide (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 20

Vendredi 20 janvier 2006 à 20h30
Espace Maurice Novarina- Thonon

L’Empereur d’Atlantide (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
de Viktor Ullmann
avec L'Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
L'Opéra Théâtre de Lyon
Les Solistes de Lyon & Bernard Tétu
Direction musicale Graziella Contratto
Mise en scène André Fornier
Opéra en 1 acte et 4 tableaux
En allemand, surtitré en français

Continue reading "L’Empereur d’Atlantide (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Geneva, Switzerland, Jan 20" »

March 4, 2006

"Three Yiddish Poems" part of US Composers concert, NYC, Mar 4

New York Composers Circle Concert

On Saturday, March 4th, at 8 PM, a concert of music by American composers being presented under the auspices of the New York Composers Circle will include a performance of 'Three Yiddish Poems,' by Jacob E. Goodman, a song cycle consisting of settings of poems by Leyb Naydus, Rokhl Korn, and Avrom Reyzin. The poems are about three stages of love: infatuation, deep love, and remembrance. The last song can also be taken as a eulogy for a way of life that is now no more.

The concert program, is featured on the website of the NYCC (www.nycomposerscircle.org)

Saturday, March 4, 2006, 8:00 PM
at
St. Peter's Church, Chelsea
346 West 20th St.
New York City

A Concert of Music and Dance
Suggested Contribution: $15.00

Continue reading ""Three Yiddish Poems" part of US Composers concert, NYC, Mar 4" »

April 11, 2006

Efrim Zubritski, NYC, Apr 11

A rare treat from Paris—
The Forward Newspaper presents:

The Fiddler Efim Zubritski and his daughter, the pianist, Alisa
Zubritski, will
present a musical program including Jewish music/composers (folkmusic,
Kreisler)
at the Workmen Circle Building, 45 E. 33rd st.(between Park and
Madison). at 7:15 PM
This event is FREE.

co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture.

April 16, 2006

Cantorial and Classical music benefit for Argentinian Jews, Chestnut Hill, MA, Apr 16

On Sunday April 16, the Argentinean Jewish Relief Committee of Greater Boston (AJRC) will hold its 5th annual concert, "Sounds of Argentina 2006" to benefit the Jewish community in Argentina. The performance will feature Argentinean cantors Dudi Feuer (Temple Emanu-El in Florida), Karen Nisnik (Buenos Aires), and Elias Rosemberg (Temple Emeth in Newton), with the host congregation’s cantor - Aryeh Finklestein- as well as widely praised Argentinean soprano Clara Sandler. The concert will take place at 3:00 pm at Congregation Mishkan Tefila, 300 Hammond Pond Parkway, Chestnut Hill. Cantorial, as well as popular Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew songs will be featured. This concert brings real community entertainment lead by extraordinarily talented and lively voices.

Continue reading "Cantorial and Classical music benefit for Argentinian Jews, Chestnut Hill, MA, Apr 16" »

April 23, 2006

Forbidden Voices, Hayward, CA, Apr 23

posterThe Chabot College Foundation presents the world premiere of "Forbidden Voices," a concert that showcases rarely performed songs written by Jewish composers whose works were banned by the Nazis. This monumental event is slated for Sunday, April 23, 2006, between Passover and Holocaust Remembrance Day, at 3 p.m. at the Chabot College Performing Arts Center, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard, Hayward, California 94545.

Tickets may be purchased at cityboxoffice.com or by calling 415-392-4400. The event is a benefit for the Chabot College Foundation. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the Holocaust Center of Northern California. Donors who give $250 or more will receive complimentary VIP tickets, the CD and the opportunity to meet the performers at a back stage event following the program. Contact the Foundation for more information at (510) 723-6802.

June 26, 2006

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony w/Yuval Ron, Woodland Hills, CA, Jun 26

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony
3rd Annual Post Golf Tournament Concert and Dinner Reception
Silent Auction and Raffle Drawing
Los Angeles Jewish Symphony, Dr. Noreen Green, Artistic Director/Conductor
Guest Artist -- Yuval Ron, oud player, specializing in the exotic sounds of the Middle East.

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Rd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Monday, June 26, 2006
5:00 PM Silent Auction
6:00 PM Dinner Reception
7:00 PM Concert
7:45 PM Grand Raffle Prize Drawing

$50 per person (inclusive)
For reservations call (818) 728-1923
www.lajewishsymphony.com

July 9, 2006

LA Jewish Symphony w/Chen Zimbalista, Los Angeles, CA, Jul 9

The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony presents
Ahava, From Israel With Love
Featuring Chen Zimbalista

Sunday July 9, 7:30pm

Ford Amphitheatre
just off the 101 (Hollywood) freeway across from the Hollywood Bowl and south of Universal Studios.
For tickets call (323) 461-3673
www.FordAmphitheater.org

Tickets: $36, $25
Full-time students and children 12 & under $12

Experience Israel's dynamic musical culture: classical and pop selections influenced by folk sounds of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The "totally charismatic" (Jerusalem Post) Chen Zimbalista guest stars on marimba. Alon Reuven solos on french horn.

September 15, 2006

New Jewish Music Forum, NYC, Sep 15

THE JEWISH MUSIC FORUM 2006-2007
MUSIC, MEDIA AND MEMORY IN JEWISH LIFE

Friday, September 15, 2006
10:30AM - Noon

Professor Michael BeckermanProfessor Michael Beckerman, Chair
Department of Music
New York University

How Do You Play the Musical Scream in Gideon Klein's Terezin Requiem?

All seminars take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC

Event is free and open to the public.
www.jewishmusicforum.org

November 4, 2006

Jewish Musicians at the Tudor Court, NYC, Nov 4

Miller Theatre at Columbia University commences the Early Music series with
JEWISH MUSICIANS AT THE TUDOR COURT
England's famed viol ensemble FRETWORK comes to Miller to perform this fascinating program

Saturday, November 4, 8:00PM
with a 7:00PM pre-conceert lecture by Alan G. Stewart, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University

Single Tickets: $35
Students $21 with valid ID
Columbia University's Miller Theatre is located north of the Main Campus Gate at 116th St & Broadway on the ground floor of Dodge Hall.

Continue reading "Jewish Musicians at the Tudor Court, NYC, Nov 4" »

December 3, 2006

Hommage à George Gershwin, Geneva, Switzerland, Dec 3

Dimanche 3.12. 2006, 17h / Conservatoire de Musique (Place Neuve):

" Hommage à George Gershwin "
par le Brass–Ensemble de Neuchâtel

Programme:
- Strike up the Band, ouverture
- 6 Préludes pour piano solo
- Porgy and Bess, 5 extraits
- Rapshodie in blue
et
"Shabes Blues… Bribes de mémoire…"
Hommage à Léon Muller, hazzan

Création originale de Yves Cerf (en première mondiale)
par le Brass–Ensemble de Neuchâtel
Direction: Vincent Baroni - 10 cuivres & 2 percussionnistes -
avec Gilles Landini: piano, Yves Cerf & Michel Borzykowski: saxophones

Billets en vente:
à l'entrée
aux guichets ResaPlus (liste sur www.resaplus.ch)
par téléphone: 0900 552 333 (1 fr/minute)

Tarifs et autres infos sur www.amj.ch
Le comité de l'AMJ se réjouit de vous retrouver pour le point d'orgue du Festival NIGUNIM !

Continue reading "Hommage à George Gershwin, Geneva, Switzerland, Dec 3" »

January 11, 2007

Trios from Terezin, San Francisco, CA, Jan 11, 2007

Trios from Terezin
Performed by The Bridge Players
Thursday, January 11, 2007, 7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.

BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-567-3327 ext. 703
www.bjesf.org

January 18, 2007

A lid un a tfile: an evening of Jewish Music, Toronto, Canada, Jan 18

A Lid Un A Tfile: An Evening of Jewish Music

A Lid Un A Tfile: A celebration of the diversity of Jewish music, with traditional doinas and Yiddish Songs as well as original music such as Osvaldo Golijov' Tenebrae, John Zorn's Kol Nidre and Sergei Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, plus more original Yiddish songs by David Wall and Marilyn Lerner.

Performed by: David Wall & Monica Whicher (singers), David Buchbinder (trumpet), Martin van de Ven & Lori Freedman (clarinet), Marilyn Lerner & Andrew Burashko (piano), Erika Raum & Ben Bowman (violin), Steven Dann (viola), Thomas Wiebe (cello) and Jarek Obsadny (film maker).

8pm
January 18 - 19
Harbourfront, Toronto
Venue: Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $36 ($25 seniors/students) Purchase Tickets

Continue reading "A lid un a tfile: an evening of Jewish Music, Toronto, Canada, Jan 18" »

January 19, 2007

A lid un a tfile: an evening of Jewish Music, Toronto, Canada, Jan 19

A Lid Un A Tfile: An Evening of Jewish Music

A Lid Un A Tfile: A celebration of the diversity of Jewish music, with traditional doinas and Yiddish Songs as well as original music such as Osvaldo Golijov' Tenebrae, John Zorn's Kol Nidre and Sergei Prokofiev's Overture on Hebrew Themes, plus more original Yiddish songs by David Wall and Marilyn Lerner.

Performed by: David Wall & Monica Whicher (singers), David Buchbinder (trumpet), Martin van de Ven & Lori Freedman (clarinet), Marilyn Lerner & Andrew Burashko (piano), Erika Raum & Ben Bowman (violin), Steven Dann (viola), Thomas Wiebe (cello) and Jarek Obsadny (film maker).

8pm
January 18 - 19
Harbourfront, Toronto
Venue: Enwave Theatre
Tickets: $36 ($25 seniors/students) Purchase Tickets

Continue reading "A lid un a tfile: an evening of Jewish Music, Toronto, Canada, Jan 19" »

March 3, 2007

Ensemble Lucidarium "La ISTORIA de PURIM", Batavia, IL, Mar 17

C.A.I.F. - Cultural Association of Italians at Fermilab
I.I.C. - Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago
Present

Ensemble Lucidarium "La ISTORIA de PURIM"
Jewish Music and Poetry in Renaissance Italy
Saturday, March 17, 8 pm
FERMILAB (Batavia, IL)
Ramsey Auditorium
Tickets: $ 10.00 ($ 5.00 under 18)
(630) 840 2787 (ARTS)
CAIF c/o K. Akhobadze
(630) 840 2986

www.iichicago.esteri.it
----
EXTENDED BODY:
The Ensemble Lucidarium, a famous international group of scholar musicians specialized in the works of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, will perform: "La Istoria de Purim," Jewish music and poetry from the Italian Renaissance, which was awarded first prize in 2004 by the European Association for Jewish Culture.

In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, northern Italy was a meeting place for three separate Jewish communities: Ashkenazi, Jews coming from northeastern Europe, Sephardic Jews from the Iberian peninsula, and Italikim who had been in Italy since the days of the Roman Empire. The music from this period is characterized by a fertile exchange of ideas and culture between Jews and gentiles. The texts transcribed into the Hebrew alphabet in four-verse stanzas are written in the colorful Jewish vernacular spoken in the Po valley during the sixteenth century. The rhymes were typical of the songs performed to celebrate the festival of Purim by recounting the story of Queen Esther. Ensemble Lucidarium has reconstructed the music through painstaking research into sixteenth-century music and oral traditions still alive in certain areas of the Tuscan and Emilian Apennines.

This concert has been organized with the support of Congregation Beth Shalom
of Naperville and E.A.J.C. (European Association for Jewish Culture).

March 10, 2007

Krakauer plays Golijov's "Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind", Brooklyn, NYC, Mar 10, 2007

Bridge to the Beyond

Join the Brooklyn Philharmonic at BAM for the exciting New York premiere of the newly-orchestrated "Dreams & Prayers of Isaac the Blind" by internationally-acclaimed composer (and Grammy-winner) Osvaldo Golijov. Medieval soundscapes frame a musical portrait riddled with mysticism and spiritual ecstasy in a concert also including Golijov's "Last Round" and Mahler's "Symphony No. 1 in D Major"—a celebration of Mahler's symphonic hero with hints of klezmer, military tunes, and springtime vitality.

TICKETS: $20/40/55/60
BrooklynPhilharmonic.org
718-488-5913

March 24, 2007

Premiere: "Arguing with God," w/Brave Old World, Nashville, TN, Mar 24

World premiere of Michael Alec Rose's klezmer concerto "Arguing with God,"
written for and performed by Brave Old World and the Nashville Chamber
Orchestra. The highlight of Nashville's first-ever Jewish American Music Festival.
Saturday, March 24, 8 pm at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville. For
other events in the festival, see: www.nco.org/season/jewishfestival.htm.

April 15, 2007

The Music of Ronn Yedidia

THE MUSIC OF RONN YEDIDIA
SUNDAY, APRIL 15th, 2007 @ 7:30 PM
MERKIN CONCERT HALL
at KAUFMAN CENTER, GOODMAN HOUSE
129 WEST 67th STREET
NEW YORK CITY


TICKETS: $25 ? STUDENTS & SENIORS: $15
BOX OFFICE: 212-501-3330 ? ONLINE: www.kaufman-center.org
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 201-585-0647

Continue reading "The Music of Ronn Yedidia" »

June 10, 2007

Music in our time, NYC, Jun 10, 2007

Please join us for
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

July 29, 2007

Ernest Bloch Conference, London, UK, Jul 29

Ernest Bloch
Sunday 29 July - Wednesday 1 August 2007
Ernest Bloch: The Man and his Music for the 21st Century
International Conference
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Key Bloch scholars will present papers on all aspects.
Includes: recital, banquet, and visit to the famous archive of the Cairo
Geniza housed at Cambridge University Library as well as punting on the
River Cam.
Registration: J Audrey Ellison (Bloch Conference Administrator
135 Stevenage Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6PB United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7381 9751
Fax:+44 (0)20 7381 2406
Find more information and download Registration Form from the Jewish Music
Institute Website www.jmi.org.uk

July 30, 2007

Ernest Bloch Conference, London, UK, Jul 30

Ernest Bloch
Sunday 29 July - Wednesday 1 August 2007
Ernest Bloch: The Man and his Music for the 21st Century
International Conference
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Key Bloch scholars will present papers on all aspects.
Includes: recital, banquet, and visit to the famous archive of the Cairo
Geniza housed at Cambridge University Library as well as punting on the
River Cam.
Registration: J Audrey Ellison (Bloch Conference Administrator
135 Stevenage Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6PB United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7381 9751
Fax:+44 (0)20 7381 2406
Find more information and download Registration Form from the Jewish Music
Institute Website www.jmi.org.uk

July 31, 2007

Ernest Bloch Conference, London, UK, Jul 31

Ernest Bloch
Sunday 29 July - Wednesday 1 August 2007
Ernest Bloch: The Man and his Music for the 21st Century
International Conference
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Key Bloch scholars will present papers on all aspects.
Includes: recital, banquet, and visit to the famous archive of the Cairo
Geniza housed at Cambridge University Library as well as punting on the
River Cam.
Registration: J Audrey Ellison (Bloch Conference Administrator
135 Stevenage Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6PB United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7381 9751
Fax:+44 (0)20 7381 2406
Find more information and download Registration Form from the Jewish Music
Institute Website www.jmi.org.uk

August 1, 2007

Ernest Bloch Conference, London, UK, Aug 1

Ernest Bloch
Sunday 29 July - Wednesday 1 August 2007
Ernest Bloch: The Man and his Music for the 21st Century
International Conference
Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Key Bloch scholars will present papers on all aspects.
Includes: recital, banquet, and visit to the famous archive of the Cairo
Geniza housed at Cambridge University Library as well as punting on the
River Cam.
Registration: J Audrey Ellison (Bloch Conference Administrator
135 Stevenage Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6PB United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7381 9751
Fax:+44 (0)20 7381 2406
Find more information and download Registration Form from the Jewish Music
Institute Website www.jmi.org.uk

August 12, 2007

55th Anniversary of the Soviet Yiddish Writers murdered, NYC, Aug 12, 2007

55th Anniversary of the Soviet Yiddish Writers murdered on August 12, 1952

A solemn memorial
Sunday, August 12, 2007
4:30 PM
UJA-Federation
130 East 59th Street (between Park and Lexington)
Manhattan

FREE ADMISSION

Chair: Boris Sandler, Editor of the Yiddish Forward
Program: A trio will play the music of Dimitry Shostakovich, including his trio in memory of Sollertinsky and his setting of Five songs from the Jewish folk repertoire. Shane Baker and Hy Wolfe will read from Shmuel Gordon's Yiddish novel "Yizkor" as well as poetry from the murdered writers.

NB: readings in Yiddish.

September 30, 2007

Le Trio Eleonore, Geneva, Switzerland, Sep 30, 2007

'association des Amis de la Musique Juive a la joie de vous annoncer un heureux événement:

Le Trio ELEONORE :
Anat KOLODNY: clarinette - Mi-Kyung KIM: violoncelle - Ivani VENTURIERI: piano

vient de faire paraître un CD, produit par VDE-Gallo avec le soutien de l' AMJ Vous êtes cordialement invités au vernissage qui aura lieu Dimanche 30 septembre 2007 à 17h au Conservatoire de Musique, Place Neuve, Genève Présentation du CD et interprétation d'extraits musicaux.

ENTREE LIBRE

Contenu du CD:
Max BRUCH (1838-1920): 8 pièces op.83
Paul JUON (1872-1940): Trio Miniaturen op.18
Joachim STUTSCHEWSKY (1891-1982): Hassidic Fantasy

Cette dernière ouvre a été présentée à Genève en 2001 lors d'un concert organisé par l'association des Amis de la Musique Juive. Son enregistrement est une première mondiale.

October 10, 2007

Concert Franco-Polonais w/Alison Kamm, Paris, France, Oct 10, 2007

CONCERT FRANCO-POLONAIS

Hommage à Simon Laks, compositeur et auteur du livre "Mélodies d'Auschwitz"

Simon Laks (Chants Populaires Juifs ; Funérailles ; Hommage à Chopin)
Karol Szymanowski (Mélodies)
Francis Poulenc (Chants Populaires Polonais)

Alison Kamm, soprano
Nicole Schnitzer-Toulouse, mezzo
Chloé Ghisalberti, piano
Julio Laks, piano

MERCREDI 10 OCTOBRE 2007 A 19 H
BIBLIOTHEQUE POLONAISE DE PARIS
6, Quai d’Orléans, 75004 Paris Places 18 € et 14 € Réservation au 06 83 86 57 23

October 18, 2007

La Fanfare du loup, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 18, 2007

LA FANFARE DU LOUP vous propose son prochain concert:

DU GANGE AU MISSISSIPPI de Ian Gordon-Lennox
Musique du ciel, musique pour la terre, un voyage autour du mode au cour des cultures et
SHABES BLUES - BRIBES DE MEMOIRE

JEUDI 18 OCTOBRE 2007 - 20h
Théâtre de l'Alhambra, 10 rue de la Rôtisserie, 1204 Genève
Réservations : 0041 79 467 22 21 ou www.fanfareduloup.ch

Continue reading "La Fanfare du loup, Geneva, Switzerland, Oct 18, 2007" »

October 22, 2007

Tribute to Milton Barnes, Toronto, CA, Oct 22, 2007

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.

November 4, 2007

Jerusalem Musical Trio, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov 4, 2007

J'ai 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)

Continue reading "Jerusalem Musical Trio, Geneva, Switzerland, Nov 4, 2007" »

December 13, 2007

Albany Symphony premieres klezmer fantasy, Saratoga, NY, Dec 13, 2007

Albany Symphony Orchestra
December 13, 14, 15

Premiere of "Out Of Endless Yearnings - A Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra"
Soloist: cellist Matt Haimovitz

Dec. 13 - Saratoga NY
Dec. 14 - Troy Music Hall, NY
Dec. 15 - Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Website: www.albanysymphony.com - look under December's listing of concerts
Tel: (518) 465-4755

Albany Symphony Orch w/Matt Haimovitz: 'Klezmer Fantasy for Cello & Orchestra', Saratoga Springs, NY, Dec 13, 2007

Relive the joy of family celebrations with this "Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra," written by Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner for the brilliant Israeli-American virtuoso, Matt Haimovitz. This is Haimovit's first appearance with the ASO. He has toured the world and gained particular attention for his multi-year solo recital tour in unconventional venues, bringing concert music to new listeners (in roadhouses, bars, pizza parlors, etc...). For this work, Dankner imagines the orchestra as a giant Klezmer Band, and pays homage to his own and Haimovitz's Jewish ancestry.

Thurs., Dec.13,
7:30 pm,
Canfield Casino,
Saratoga Springs, NY
Tickets $27

December 14, 2007

Albany Symphony premieres klezmer fantasy, Troy, NY, Dec 14, 2007

Albany Symphony Orchestra
December 13, 14, 15

Premiere of "Out Of Endless Yearnings - A Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra"
Soloist: cellist Matt Haimovitz

Dec. 13 - Saratoga NY
Dec. 14 - Troy Music Hall, NY
Dec. 15 - Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Website: www.albanysymphony.com - look under December's listing of concerts
Tel: (518) 465-4755

Albany Symphony Orch w/Matt Haimovitz: 'Klezmer Fantasy for Cello & Orchestra', Troy, NY, Dec 14, 2007

Relive the joy of family celebrations with this "Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra," written by Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner for the brilliant Israeli-American virtuoso, Matt Haimovitz. This is Haimovit's first appearance with the ASO. He has toured the world and gained particular attention for his multi-year solo recital tour in unconventional venues, bringing concert music to new listeners (in roadhouses, bars, pizza parlors, etc...). For this work, Dankner imagines the orchestra as a giant Klezmer Band, and pays homage to his own and Haimovitz's Jewish ancestry.

Fri., Dec. 14, 8:00 pm,
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall,
Troy, NY
Tickets: $23, $37.50, $46 -
518-273-0038

December 15, 2007

Albany Symphony premieres klezmer fantasy, Pittsfield, MA, Dec 15, 2007

Albany Symphony Orchestra
December 13, 14, 15

Premiere of "Out Of Endless Yearnings - A Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra"
Soloist: cellist Matt Haimovitz

Dec. 13 - Saratoga NY
Dec. 14 - Troy Music Hall, NY
Dec. 15 - Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA

Website: www.albanysymphony.com - look under December's listing of concerts
Tel: (518) 465-4755

Albany Symphony Orch w/Matt Haimovitz: 'Klezmer Fantasy for Cello & Orchestra', Pittsfield, MA, Dec 15, 2007

Relive the joy of family celebrations with this "Klezmer Fantasy for Cello and Orchestra," written by Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner for the brilliant Israeli-American virtuoso, Matt Haimovitz. This is Haimovit's first appearance with the ASO. He has toured the world and gained particular attention for his multi-year solo recital tour in unconventional venues, bringing concert music to new listeners (in roadhouses, bars, pizza parlors, etc...). For this work, Dankner imagines the orchestra as a giant Klezmer Band, and pays homage to his own and Haimovitz's Jewish ancestry.

Saturday, December 15, 7:30 pm,
Colonial Theatre,
Pittsfield, MA
$27 Box Office: 413-997-4444
--------

January 18, 2008

World Premiere: Lior Navok's 'And the Trains Kept Coming, Boston, MA, Jan 18, 2008

Cantata Singers & Ensemble
David Hoose, Music Director

World Premiere: Lior Navok's 'And the Trains Kept Coming…'
Cantata Singers Commission: Kurt Weill: The Prophets from The Eternal Road
First Boston performance

Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 3 p.m.
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St., Boston

TICKETS: $54, $34, & $20; $5 discount for WGBH members. $15 for students and seniors (section C tickets only).
Limited student rush tickets available 30 min. before concert time with $10 cash and student ID.

617-868-5885
www.cantatasingers.org

Continue reading "World Premiere: Lior Navok's 'And the Trains Kept Coming, Boston, MA, Jan 18, 2008" »

January 19, 2008

Feinsmith Quartet, NYC, Jan 19, 2008

On January 19 at 8pm, the Francisco based Feinsmith Quartet, 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.

tel: 510-290-0990
www.feinsmithquartet.com

January 20, 2008

World Premiere: Lior Navok's 'And the Trains Kept Coming, Boston, MA, Jan 20, 2008

Cantata Singers & Ensemble
David Hoose, Music Director

World Premiere: Lior Navok's 'And the Trains Kept Coming…'
Cantata Singers Commission: Kurt Weill: The Prophets from The Eternal Road
First Boston performance

Friday, January 18, 2008 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 3 p.m.
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St., Boston

TICKETS: $54, $34, & $20; $5 discount for WGBH members. $15 for students and seniors (section C tickets only).
Limited student rush tickets available 30 min. before concert time with $10 cash and student ID.

617-868-5885
www.cantatasingers.org

Continue reading "World Premiere: Lior Navok's 'And the Trains Kept Coming, Boston, MA, Jan 20, 2008" »

January 24, 2008

Cantelli Orchestra, Milan, Italy, Jan 24, 2008

HOMAGE TO THE MEMORY
On behalf of Associazione Avv. Luciano Elmo. Onlus
THURSDAY 24TH OF JANUARY 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 No 5 IN SI BEMOLLE D.485
ALFONSO REGA: SYMPHONY No 4 The HOLOCAUST IN DO MINOR
Still Awarded at New York
A great return of romantic music

Free entrance
Donations welcome

For info: www.orchestracantelli.it
Tel. 3491369462---328850319

Continue reading "Cantelli Orchestra, Milan, Italy, Jan 24, 2008" »

The Dybbuk Project - Between Two Worlds, Montreal, Canada, Jan 24, 2008

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-Ménard, Clarinet
Rabbi: Jeremy Wilhelm, Baritone
Music: Ensemble Qat—
Xavier Brossard-Ménard, Clarinet;
Chantal Bergeron, Violin;
Sheila Hannigan, Cello;
Sonia Wheaton Dudley, Piano

January 24th & 26th 2008 at 7:30pm
Segal Centre For Performing Arts
5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal, Quebec, H3W 1M7
Tel. 514-739-2301 Fax 514-739-9340

In Collaboration with The Maison De La Culture Côte-Des-Neiges

15$

Continue reading "The Dybbuk Project - Between Two Worlds, Montreal, Canada, Jan 24, 2008" »

January 26, 2008

The Dybbuk Project - Between Two Worlds, Montreal, Canada, Jan 26, 2008

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-Ménard, Clarinet
Rabbi: Jeremy Wilhelm, Baritone
Music: Ensemble Qat—
Xavier Brossard-Ménard, Clarinet;
Chantal Bergeron, Violin;
Sheila Hannigan, Cello;
Sonia Wheaton Dudley, Piano

January 24th & 26th 2008 at 7:30pm
Segal Centre For Performing Arts
5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine
Montréal, Quebec, H3W 1M7
Tel. 514-739-2301 Fax 514-739-9340

In Collaboration with The Maison De La Culture Côte-Des-Neiges

15$

Continue reading "The Dybbuk Project - Between Two Worlds, Montreal, Canada, Jan 26, 2008" »

February 2, 2008

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom Presents Sephardic Melody, NYC, Feb 2, 2008

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom Presents Sephardic Melody

On February 2 at 1pm, in Schnurmacher Chapel, Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Sephardic Melody, a rich cultural heritage expressed both in contemporary music and traditional, which blends influences from the Iberian Peninsula, North Africa, Turkey, Greece, and the Mediterranean. Guest artists, Paul Woodiel, on fiddle, and guitarist Steve Gibb join cellist Eliot Bailen and flutist Susan Rotholz in a program of Sephardic instrumental and vocal interpretations both ancient and new, including music from the 19th century collections of Emanuel Aguilar, the pianist composer, and brother of the remarkable author and Jewish historian Grace Aguilar. Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom, under the artistic direction of Eliot Bailen, highlights both the best of the chamber music repertory and our Jewish heritage in music in a series of free community concerts. Admission is free and a light lunch is served preconcert . Please rsvp by phone to 646 454 3039.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, can be reached by subway or bus to 86th Street and Central Park West. Walk three blocks south to 83rd Street.

March 15, 2008

Musiques d'Abraham, Paris, France, Mar 15

concert posterci-joint infos sur notre prochain concert, ce samedi 15 mars:
programme "oecuménique":
Bach: Psaume 51 d'après le Stabat Mater de Pergolesi
Caceres, Lidarti: Cantates "judéo-baroques" de la communauté portugaise d'Amsterdam
Ravel: Kaddish, Félicien David: Chant du Muezzin
oeuvres pour orgue

Temple du Luxembourg
58 rue Madame, 75006 Paris - métro St Placide ou Notre-Dame des Champs
Samedi 15 mars, 20h30
libre participation aux frais

au plaisir de vous revoir
Alison Kamm
Nicole Schnitzer-Toulouse
Nicole Palmieri

March 16, 2008

Hommage a Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 16, 2008

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)

billets: 30.-, tarif réduit 20.- CHF.
réduction supplémentaire de 10.- CHF aux membres AMJ !
informations et réservations: 022.344.64.09 amj@amj.ch ou www.amj.ch/WPR080316.htm

Continue reading "Hommage a Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 16, 2008" »

March 18, 2008

Coleman, Kagel, Kurtág, NYC, Mar 18

Tue | 3.18 | 2008 | 8:00PM
counter)induction
Coleman, Kagel, Kurtág
Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th St.
New York, NY

The dynamic composer-driven ensemble counter)induction is committed to demonstrating musical parallels in what might otherwise seem to be opposing forms; immersing audiences in the world of contemporary music through high energy performance and a razor-sharp aesthetic. counter)induction will premiere a new work by featured composer Anthony Coleman alongside the music of absurdist auteur Mauricio Kagel and Hungary's greatest living composer György Kurtág.

"An uncommon combination of precision, suppleness and an almost choreographed interpretive approach." —New York Times

This is a joint concert with composer/performer Anthony Coleman; c)i will premiere a new work, as well works by Boyce, Kurtág and Kagel. The first half of the concert will feature Coleman and friends performing Kagel's rarely heard Der Schall, quite possibly a once in a life time opportunity.

March 23, 2008

Jewish Music Festival: "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind", San Francisco, CA, Mar 23, 2008

Osvaldo GolijovJewish Music FestivalThe Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 4:00 PM
Congregation Sha'ar Zahav, San Francisco

Osvaldo Golijov, composer, performed by The Bridge Players.

"… a musical expression … of a mystical Jewish belief in a constant state of communion in which human consciousness nurtures and renews itself through meditation. The piece deftly blends prayer and dance and leaves the listener in a state of grace that is all-too-rare in modern music." —Gregg Cahill, Strings Magazine

read on »»

March 27, 2008

new Zorn concerto, others, premiere, NYC, Mar 27, 2008

Miller Theatre at Columbia University
presents the final installment of the 3-year project
to commission 12 composers to write 12 concertos

POCKET CONCERTOS: YEAR THREE
Thursday, March 27, 8:00PM

This year's world premieres:

Laura Elise Schwendinger's Chiaroscuro Azzurro (for violin and chamber orchestra)
Performed by Jennifer Koh

Ichizo Okashiro's The Starry Night (for piano and chamber orchestra)
Performed by Christopher Taylor

John Zorn's The Prophetic Mysteries of Angels, Witches, and Demons
Performed by flutist Tara Helen O'Connor

Single Tickets: $25
Students $15 w/ valid ID

Continue reading "new Zorn concerto, others, premiere, NYC, Mar 27, 2008" »

April 3, 2008

Ensemble Salomone Rossi, Montclair, NJ, Apr 3, 2008

Montclair State University, in Montclair New Jersey, will host a semester-long Italian Festival of the Arts and Humanities, which will include a few events that might interest your readers.

April 3, 7:30pm
Concert: The Splendor of Italian Music under the Star of David
featuring the Ensemble Salomone Rossi and guests

Alexander Kasser Theater
RSVP: 973-655-5112

For further information, see www.montclair.edu/italianfestival or call 973-655-4185

April 10, 2008

Pro Musica Hebraica Inaugural w/Itzhak Perlman

Pro Musica Hebraica Inaugural Concert
The Musicians of The Juilliard School featuring Itzhak Perlman

The Terrace Theater
The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 PM

This concert will feature some of classical music’s premier young voices from the Juilliard School of Music along with a special appearance by the legendary Itzhak Perlman, accompanied by his long-time collaborator, pianist Rohan De Silva. The performers include Juilliard’s Graduate Resident Quartet Biava String Quartet (Austin Hartman and Hyunsu Ko, violins, Mary Persin, viola, and Jason Calloway, cello) together with guest artists clarinetist Tibi Cziger, bassist Andrew Roitstein and percussionists Alexander Lipowski and Michael Caterisano and the N-E-W Trio (Andrew Wan, violin, Gal Nyska, cello, and Julio Elizalde, piano).

Works to be performed will include several rare masterworks from the early twentieth-century Russian Jewish school of composers. These include Alexander Krein’s 1910 Jewish Sketches, #2, Joel Engel’s Dybbuk Suite (1922), Leo Zeitlin’s Eli Zion (1914), Solomon Rosowsky’s Fantastic Dance, and Mikhail Gnesin’s Requiem Trio (1943). Complementing these older pieces will be a performance of composer Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary classic, The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind (1994). For further information on these pieces, please see The Musical Tradition.

For information on purchasing tickets, please follow this link.

July 17, 2008

"Degenerate Music," Mendocino, CA, Jul 17, 2008

"Degenerate Music": Jewish Music of Weimar Germany
The Mendocino Music Festival
Thursday, July 17, 8:00 pm
Susan Waterfall & The Mendocino Music Festival Chamber Players
Erin Neff, vocalist

After World War I, Weimar Berlin was a cauldron of artistic ferment as avant-garde artists and intellectuals, most of them Jewish, struggled to create a modern German culture. Exuberant freedom and hectic experimentation masked a sense of impending doom. After 1933, Hitler denounced them all as "degenerate" and their forced exile carried Weimar modernity to the rest of the world. A re-creation of this fascinating and pivotal era with cabaret and chamber music of Weill, Schoenberg, and Eisler, photographs and film.

Presented by The Mendocino Music Festival in association with the Jewish Music Festival

August 17, 2008

Shatin: Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi, Miami Beach, FL, Aug 17, 2008

Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi, for solo piano, will be
performed by noted pianist Jose Lopez at the Bass Museum in
Miami on 8/17/08 at 3:00 p.m. The address is 2121 Park Ave.,
Miami Beach. For more information, visit www.bassmuseum.org.

And for more information on the composer, who frequently
composes on Jewish topics, visit www.judithshatin.com.
-----
--------

September 23, 2008

Bernstein/Bolcom Celebration, NYC, Sep 23, 2008

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

Continue reading "Bernstein/Bolcom Celebration, NYC, Sep 23, 2008" »

September 25, 2008

Bernstein/Bolcom Celebration, NYC, Sep 25, 2008

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

Continue reading "Bernstein/Bolcom Celebration, NYC, Sep 25, 2008" »

October 2, 2008

Premiere: Shatin/Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi, NYC, Oct 2, 2008

A new version of Chai Variations on Eliahu HaNavi, for string
quartet, has been commissioned by the Cassatt Quartet. It will
be premiered by them on 10/2/08 at 8:00 p.m. at the Thalia
Theatre of Symphony Space (Broadway and 9th St), in New York
City. For more information visit www.cassattquartet.com.

And for more information on the composer, who frequently
composes on Jewish topics, visit www.judithshatin.com.
-----
--------

October 15, 2008

Daniel Abrams' "Opera for Piano", NYC, 15 Oct 2008

DANIEL ABRAMS' Opera For Piano concert on Oct. 15, at the Mannes College of Music, will include the American premier of his Musical Portraits from Wagner's 'Ring' (each"Portrait" is based on the musical motif of that character, a particular scene of importance, and/or a verbal statement of consequence).

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.

Concert information:
Mannes College of Music,
150 West 85 St (bet. Columbus & Amsterdam)
Wednesday, October 15 8 pm
No charge: seating begins at 7:30 pm

More information: www.Daniel-Abrams.com/Opera-For-Piano

Continue reading "Daniel Abrams' "Opera for Piano", NYC, 15 Oct 2008" »

October 19, 2008

1st Annual Sonoma Jewish Music & Art Fest, 19 Oct 2008

festival posterTHE FIRST ANNUAL SONOMA JEWISH MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Congregation Shir Shalom,
252 W. Spain St.,
Sonoma, CA

Outdoor Art Festival: 1 - 6 PM (No admission charge)

Jewish-themed artists and musicians in a celebration of the Jewish creative cultural tradition. Music by the Klezmer band Red Hot Chachkas and others.

Evening Concert: 6 - 9:30 PM Featuring the Stephanie Ozer Ensemble, Rabbi Jack Gabriel and Friends, Vocolot. Tickets $25 advance; $30 at door; children under 13, half-price.

www.shir-shalom.org/festival, 707/935-3636

October 23, 2008

Heather Buck in Bernstein's "Glitter and be Gay", NYC, 23 Oct, 2008

On Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:30 PM coloratura soprano Heather Buck will sing my Yiddish version of Leonard Bernstein's "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide at the Jewish Museum - 1109 Fifth Ave. Tickets: $15 (general public); $12 (students and seniors over 65); $10 (Museum members). For information call 212-423-3337. The Jack Gottlieb/Jewish Museum event is part of a city-wide 3-month Bernstein Festival which runs from Sept. 24th through Dec. 13, 2008.

www.carnegiehall.org/article/box_office/events/evt_12245_pf.html

November 5, 2008

Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

Lecture: Francesco Spagnolo, 5 Nov 2008

The Jewish Theory of Everything: Negotiating Jewish Identity in Italy
A Talk with Slides and Musical Examples by Francesco Spagnolo

Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 pm
FREE
BJE Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco

Italy is home to one of the oldest communities in the Jewish diaspora. It is also a place where Jews settled from the four corners of the world to meet at the heart of Christianity. Ashkenazi, Sephardic, and Italian Jews lived together, clashing and blending cultural identities, negotiating their status with the changing ruling powers, and keeping a line of communication with the global Jewish diaspora. Francesco Spagnolo will talk about daily and synagogue life, literature, music, and visual culture inside and outside the Italian ghettos.
For more information please call 415.567.3327 x703.

"There is just about nobody more worth listening to, and more fun to listen to, than Francesco Spagnolo" —Ari Davidow

November 18, 2008

ARC Ensemble, Washington, DC, 18 Nov, 2008

ARC EnsemblePro Musica Hebraica
Fall Concert
November 18, 2008,

The Terrace Theater
The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
7:30 PM
The ARC Ensemble of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music presents works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Szymon Laks, and Sergei Prokofiev all composed in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars.

For further information, see the website

New York Festival of song: "Fugitives", NYC, Nov 18, 2008

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

Continue reading "New York Festival of song: "Fugitives", NYC, Nov 18, 2008" »

November 20, 2008

New York Festival of song: "Fugitives", NYC, Nov 20, 2008

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

Continue reading "New York Festival of song: "Fugitives", NYC, Nov 20, 2008" »

January 14, 2009

NY Festival of Song: Latin Lovers, NYC, Jan 14, 2009

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.

Continue reading "NY Festival of Song: Latin Lovers, NYC, Jan 14, 2009" »

January 17, 2009

"A Jew Among the Indians", Boston, MA, 17 Jan 2009

A JEW AMONG THE INDIANS
for orchestra and narrator
based on COKBOY by Jerome Rothenberg

Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose - conductor Matti Kovler - narrator

Jordan Hall, Boston January 17th 2009 08:00 PM

details: www.bmop.org/season/concert_detail.aspx?cid=91

Continue reading ""A Jew Among the Indians", Boston, MA, 17 Jan 2009" »

January 27, 2009

Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, 27 Jan 2009

Emanuele Segre The Guitar Music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
A Performance with Commentary by Emanuele Segre
Tuesday, January 27
Reception at 6:30 pm, Concert at 7:30 pm
BJE Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco
Free

Esteemed Italian classical guitarist Emanuele Segre performs the work of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a prolific composer who fled Italy in 1939 and wrote more than one hundred film scores as a staff composer for MGM. He composed operas, chamber, orchestral, choral, and vocal music, finding inspiration in Jewish liturgical music and in the Bible, and combining the sacred and the secular in his work.

Reception provided by the Italian Cultural Institute.
Co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, the Museo ItaloAmericano, the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and the 24th Annual Jewish Music Festival.

January 28, 2009

LA Jewish Symphony & Bodytraffic, Los Angeles, 28 Jan 2009

Los Angeles Jewish Symphony & BODYTRAFFIC
World Premiere of "Transfigured Night"
Wednesday, January 28th at 8PM
Sinai Temple, 10400 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free Parking Available: Enter on Ashton Avenue

Price: $100 Patron of Dance (includes dessert reception with performers)
$36 Reserved Seating
$25 General Admission
$18 Students & DRC Members
$15 Preview (Tuesday, January 27th at 8PM)
Tickets: www.bodytraffic.org
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/51001
(424) 204 - 9097

Continue reading "LA Jewish Symphony & Bodytraffic, Los Angeles, 28 Jan 2009" »

January 31, 2009

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom, NYC, 31 Jan 2009

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom

Saturday, Jan 31, 1pm
Schnurmacher Chapel
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
7 West 83rd Street, NYC

The group 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. 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. The concerts are free. Please rsvp to enjoy a light lunch before the concert. Phone 646 454-3039.

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.

New Harvey Pekar Opera, "Leave Me Alone", 31 Jan 2009

Harvey Pekar drawingLeave Me Alone!: A New Jazz Opera by 2009 JMF Artist Dan Plonsey & Harvey Pekar

Composer and saxophonist Dan Plonsey, one of our festival artists this season, priemeres Leave Me Alone!, a new jazz opera with a libretto by Harvey Pekar (American Splendor), to be performed on January 31 at Oberlin College, OH, and streamed live to an international online audience.

The story of the opera revolves around conversations between the composer and librettist held from their respective living rooms in the Bay Area and Cleveland. Dan and Harvey, the two primary interlocutors, played by themselves, engage in discussions about music, the life of the artist as householder, finding time to work, the current state of the avant garde, and the opera itself.

Please help realize this vision by watching the opera here for free at 8 PM on January 31, 2009. More information available online.

February 5, 2009

Klezmerata Fiorentina, Los Angeles, CA, 5 Feb 2009

band photoKLEZMERATA FIORENTINA

Thursday, February 5, 8:00 p.m.
$25 General; $15 Full-Time Students
at the Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles (map)

* SPECIAL OFFER FOR YIDBITS SUBSCRIBERS:
Enjoy $5 off General and Student-priced tickets to the U.S. premiere of acclaimed ensemble Klezmerata Fiorentina at the Skirball Cultural Center. Limit 4 discounted tickets per transaction. Code: 99558

Advance tickets: Available online (skirball.org), onsite, or by phone at (877) SCC-4TIX or (877) 722-4849

U.S. premiere! Hear acclaimed klezmer chamber music ensemble Klezmerata Fiorentina perform Zai Gezunt, Kalinindorf. Based on the reinterpretation of music from the southern frontier of Ukraine, the program is named for the shtetl Kalinindorf, a Jewish community destroyed by the Nazis. The work pays musical tribute, both joyful and sorrowful, to those lost lives. Varied and exciting, it is influenced by Balkan, gypsy, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish traditions, which coexisted over the centuries in vast territories along the shores of the Black Sea. The melodies are also derived from the family heritage of Klezmerata Fiorentina's founder, Igor Polesitsky.

February 10, 2009

NY Festival of Song: Voices of the Jewish Diaspora, NYC, Feb 10, 2009

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

Continue reading "NY Festival of Song: Voices of the Jewish Diaspora, NYC, Feb 10, 2009" »

February 12, 2009

NY Festival of Song: Voices of the Jewish Diaspora, NYC, Feb 12, 2009

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

Continue reading "NY Festival of Song: Voices of the Jewish Diaspora, NYC, Feb 12, 2009" »

February 27, 2009

Kultur Festival 2009: Bernstein & Blitzstein, 27 Feb 2009

festival logoFAU Libraries & Klezmer Company Orchestra Present
Kultur Festival 2009
A Celebration of Jewish Music & Arts
February 25-March 1, 2009 @ Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Bernstein & Blitzstein&performance and lecture
Friday February 27, 2009 @ 11 a.m.
Wimberly Library (fifth floor)
Tickets $8

Distinguished musician and scholar Dr. Leonard Lehrman and vocalist Helene Williams present a song recital and lecture about the close musical and personal relationship between Jewish-American composers Leonard Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein. Music will be sung in English and Yiddish with translations provided.

For tickets, call 800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com/kulturfest.html. For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com. A limited number of festival passes are available and must be purchased by phone or in person at the FAU Box Office

Continue reading "Kultur Festival 2009: Bernstein & Blitzstein, 27 Feb 2009" »

March 19, 2009

Biava Quartet, Washington, DC, 19 Mar, 2009

Biava QuartetSpring 2009 Concert - Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pro Musica Hebraica Presents
The Biava Quartet and Special Guests

The Terrace Theater
The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
7:30 PM
The ARC Ensemble of Canada's Royal Conservatory of Music presents works by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Szymon Laks, and Sergei Prokofiev all composed in the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars.

For further information, see the website

March 29, 2009

Steven Greenman's Fiddle Madness, Akron, OH, 29 Mar 2009

Steven GreenmanThe Akron Symphony's Odyssey Series comes to a close with Fiddle Madness on Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. The concert will explore the history of the violin from the fiddle to the Stradivarius. Noted klezmer violinist Steven Greenman and 14-year old phenom Chad Hoopes will perform with the orchestra alongside the Western Reserve Suzuki School under director Marlene Moses. Akron Symphony Associate conductor Christopher James Lees will conduct the concert. Steven will be performing his own arrangement for violin and chamber orchestra of the Hutsul Fantasy (by V. Popadiuk), a suite of folk melodies from western Ukraine in addition to leading the Western Reserve Suzuki School with his klezmer string arrangements.

Fiddle Madness will be preceded by activities for kids in the E.J. Thomas Hall lobbies as well as a special silent auction of violins that have been painted and decorated by local student artists transforming them into one of a kind works of art. A preview photo gallery of the violins can be viewed here. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Akron Youth Orchestras.

To purchase tickets, or for more information, please call the Akron Symphony ticket office at (330) 535-8131 or purchase online at Ticketmaster.com. Single tickets for Fiddle Madness are $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.

Continue reading "Steven Greenman's Fiddle Madness, Akron, OH, 29 Mar 2009" »

Laszló Fekete, Emil Tóth, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 Mar, 2009

Dimanche 29 mars à 17h: Laszló Fekete, Emil Tóth (Budapest): rite ashkénaze hongrois et compositions originales. Avec Zoltán Neumark (piano) et le chour Goldmark de Budapest (direction Mária Ádám).
Conservatoire de Musique (Place Neuve, Genève)
www.amj.ch/WPR090329.htm

Informations: www.amj.ch/WPR090300.htm
Réservations: tél & rép: 00 4122 344 64 09, fax: 004122 344 64 04 ou email AMJ

László Fekete et Emil Tóth, Geneva, Switzerland, 29 Mar 2009

László Fekete et Emil Tóth
de Budapest
seront les khazanim du

Festival de Musiques Liturgiques Juives
"Le temps de chanter..."

dimanche 29 mars à 17h
Conservatoire de Musique, Place Neuve, Genève
ils seront accompagnés par
le pianiste Zoltán Neumark et le chœur Goldmark de Budapest
sous la direction de Mária Ádám

Le dernier concert de notre série présente les traditions musicales de la communauté hongroise, interprétées par les deux khazanim attitrés de la Grande Synagogue et le Chœur du 'Séminaire rabbinique-Université Juive' de Budapest.

Le répertoire comprendra des prières quotidiennes et celles des fêtes, des chants liturgiques traditionnels, des chansons populaires yiddish et hassidiques, des chants folkloriques hongrois incorporés au rituel et des œuvres de compositeurs hongrois, dont Emil Ádám (1905-1987), compositeur, professeur, chef de chœur, ethno-musicologue et fondateur du Chœur Goldmark.


Billets : 30.-
tarif réduit (chômeurs, AVS, AI, étudiants etc...): 20.-
Réduction supplémentaire de 10.- aux membres AMJ.

un conseil, pour éviter la file, achetez vos billets à l'avance chez:
"SI LE ROI SAVAIT CA" au 6, Rond-Point de Plainpalais - Genève
du mardi au vendredi de 10h à 18h30 & samedi de 10h à 17h

March 30, 2009

Bloch's "Avodath Hakodesh", Montreal, Canada, Mar 30, 2009

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano, will perform Ernest Bloch's magnificent oratorio, Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service), on March 30th and 31st at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts in Montreal.

This rarely performed work of soaring beauty and subdued lyricism brings together world-famous baritone Dwayne Croft, narrator Sherill Milnes and the OSM Chorus for an exceptional celebration of Jewish liturgy.Brahms Second Piano Concerto is also on the program, with Yefim Bronfman a soloist.

Don't miss this extraordinary event - call 514-842-9951 or visit www.osm.ca for tickets and information.

Monday march 30, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday march 31, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

March 31, 2009

Bloch's "Avodath Hakodesh", Montreal, Canada, Mar 31, 2009

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano, will perform Ernest Bloch's magnificent oratorio, Avodath Hakodesh (Sacred Service), on March 30th and 31st at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier of Place des Arts in Montreal.

This rarely performed work of soaring beauty and subdued lyricism brings together world-famous baritone Dwayne Croft, narrator Sherill Milnes and the OSM Chorus for an exceptional celebration of Jewish liturgy.Brahms Second Piano Concerto is also on the program, with Yefim Bronfman a soloist.

Don't miss this extraordinary event - call 514-842-9951 or visit www.osm.ca for tickets and information.

Monday march 30, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday march 31, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

April 1, 2009

"The Development of Jewish Art Music," Boca Raton, FL, 1 Apr 2009

The Judaica Sound Archives (JSA) at Florida Atlantic University Libraries on FAU's Boca Raton campus is hosting Paul Green for a lecture and demonstration titled "The Development of Jewish Art Music," on Wednesday, April 1, at 3:30 p.m., at the Wimberly Library, fifth floor east.

Green teaches clarinet and chamber music at Florida Atlantic and Florida International universities, and is principal clarinetist of the Florida Grand Opera, the Concert Association of Florida and the Boca Raton Symphonia. He studied with the noted clarinetist Leon Russianoff and performed Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" in a Young People's Concert with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Green received a Bachelor of Art degree in music theory and composition from Yale University and a Master of Science degree in performance from The Juilliard School in 1972. The JSA has been collecting, preserving and digitizing Judaica sound recordings since 2002. For more information, visit www.fau.edu/jsa.

For more info: 561-297-0080
The Event is Free.

April 20, 2009

Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos tour, Ankara, Turkey, 20 Apr 2009

"DUO BRIKCIUS - 2 CELLOS TOUR" concert in Ankara

Two Czech cellists, sister and brother Anna Brikciusova & Frantisek Brikcius will appear as part of the "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" project at the concert in Ankara, which is held at the State Art and Sculpture Museum in Ankara (Opera Meydan?-Ulus, Ankara, Turkey) on Monday April 20th 2009 at 8pm.

Duo Brikcius will perform less know works of famous composers such as Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1863), Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), Gideon Klein (1919-1945) and Irena Kosikova (2008). In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova, this is featuring the premiere of Duo for Violin and Cello (1939 40) by Terezin composer Gideon Klein, as arranged for two cellos.

"Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" is prepared in the cooperation with the City of Prague, Czech and international festivals, concert halls, synagogues, town halls, Czech centres and KPH to be presented in Czech republic (Praha, Brno, Chotebor, Lidice, Tocnik, Velke Brezno, Veseli nad Moravou, Jicin, Telc, Boskovice, Praha - Seberov, Klatovy, Praha - Chodov, Praha - Vysocany, Praha - Slivenec, Radnice, Louny, Turnov, Frydlant, Praha - Petrovice, Polesovice, ...), and abroad (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA) under the auspices of the Councillor of the City of Prague Milan Richter and the Italian Culture Institute.

More details on websites www.Brikcius.com.

May 1, 2009

Chamber music, NYC, 1 May 2009

Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom celebrates Israel Independence Day with a new program that highlights classical and Klezmer clarinetist Pavel Vinnitsky and the spectacular pianist Daniel Epstein on Friday evening, May 1st, at 8pm in Schnurmacher Chapel at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, New York City. In May 2008, Mr. Vinnitsky was featured as the klezmer clarinet and bass clarinet soloist with the Bachanalia String Orchestra of New York in a concert dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel at Merkin Hall, NYC. The May 1st Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom concert features guest artists Daniel Epstein, piano, Eliot Bailen, cello and Artistic Director, Susan Rotholz, flute, and Pavel Vinnitsky, clarinet, in a "talk-back with the artists" after the concert. The ensemble will play works by Brahms (1833-1897), Haydn (1732-1809), and contemporary composer Paul Schoenfield (1947-), whose works are inspired by his love of Hebrew, as well as a selection of Klezmer pieces. Regulars to the chamber music concerts should note in their calendars the change from Saturday afternoon to Friday evening for this end of season performance. The free concert is open to the public. Please remember to RSVP so that we can provide seating and refreshments for the comfort of everyone. For more information and to RSVP, call the Cantor's Study 646.454.3039.

tel: 646 454 3039

May 29, 2009

Nussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 May 2009

Nussbaum-Smidl-OurgaardNussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard
Fredag d. 29. maj kl. 21:00
Café Blågårds Apotek, Blågårds Plads 2, 2200 N
(Entré kr. 20,-)

Lang tid er gået, siden trioen sidst gæstede det legendariske spillested på Blågårds Plads. Men nu skal det være!

Og det betyder, at "Kroteket" igen vil komme til at syde og koge af
klezmer, som vor mor lavede den, når der skulle sættes lidt ekstra fyr under kedlerne.

På basis af Mette Smidl´s virtuositet, kompetence og troværdighed kan Øyvind Ougaard tillade sig at tage chancer og pludselige ryk, mens Diva Channe Nussbaum kun kan betegnes som værende "udenfor kategori". Måske lyder det indviklet. Men det bliver bestemt ikke er kedeligt ... Et lille tip før kampen: Kom i god tid, hvis du vil have en siddeplads.

May 30, 2009

Jewish Chamber Music, Ottawa, Canada, 30 May 2009

Ottawa pianist Dina Namer will be joined by violinist Nurit Pacht and cellist Aron Zelkowicz for a concert of chamber music by 20th century Jewish composers May 30 at Temple Israel.

The concert will include music by three generations of Israeli composers and selections from American composer Ernest Bloch's Jewish Cycle, in honour of the 50th anniversary of Bloch's death.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. at Temple Israel, 1301 Prince of Wales Dr.
Tickets are $15 and $10 in advance or $18 and $13 at the door. Information:
613-233-3099 or templeisraelottawa.ca

June 9, 2009

Feinsmith Quartet, WJMF, Washington, DC, 9 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

Feinsmith Quartet
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 9, 7:30 pm

Composer Daniel David Feinsmith constructs his original classical compositions using the gematria (numerology) of Jewish holy texts, including the Tanakh and ancient Kabbalistic writings, turning the written word into beautiful and astonishing arrangements. The music crosses the boundaries of tradition, evoking the exhilaration of mystical Judaism and interpreting the words of Torah anew. Each member of Feinsmith Quartet—cellist Jennifer Culp, bassist Michael Manring, classical guitarist Gyan Riley and pianist Christopher Taylor—has received critical acclaim for their unique talents.

This evening is sponsored by the United Jewish Endowment Fund
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Study Center
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

June 15, 2009

Duo Brikcius Frydlant, Czech Republic, 15 Jun 2009

15th June 2009, 5pm, Town Hall (T. G. Masaryka 37, Frydlant)

June's "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" concerts of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius will take a place in Frydlant (54th Dvorak's Festival), in Turnov (newly reopen Synagogue Turnov) and in Prague (Jewish Museum).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova, Duo Brikcius will feature Duo for Violin and Cello (1939 40) by the Jewish - Terezin composer Gideon Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Held under the auspices of the Prague City councillor for culture and heritage and the Italian Culture Institute in Prague. Concerts will feature music by L. Boccherini, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, P. Hindemitha, G. Klein and I. Kosikova as well.

In the cooperation with City of Turno, CDH Em-Art and Jewish Museum in Prague. For more information please www.Brikcius.co

June 16, 2009

Duo Brikcius Turnov, Czech Republic, 16 Jun 2009

16th June 2009, 6pm, Synagogue Turnov (Krajirova 374, Turnov)

June's "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" concerts of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius will take a place in Frydlant (54th Dvorak's Festival), in Turnov (newly reopen Synagogue Turnov) and in Prague (Jewish Museum).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova, Duo Brikcius will feature Duo for Violin and Cello (1939 40) by the Jewish - Terezin composer Gideon Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Held under the auspices of the Prague City councillor for culture and heritage and the Italian Culture Institute in Prague. Concerts will feature music by L. Boccherini, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, P. Hindemitha, G. Klein and I. Kosikova as well.

In the cooperation with City of Turno, CDH Em-Art and Jewish Museum in Prague. For more information please www.Turnov.cz

June 17, 2009

Israeli String Orchestra of Arad, Newton, MA, 17 Jun 2009

The Israeli String Orchestra of Arad comes to Newton for one performance

In an unusual visit outside of Israel, the 13-member string orchestra of Arad arrives at Temple Reyim, Newton, for one concert, Wed. evening, June 17. 7:30 pm. Long considered by many to be one of the best in Israel, the orchestra is performing its first concert outside of Israel since 2006, when it toured Canada.

Consisting of young talented musicians, the orchestra plays classical and modern pieces, including pieces by Israeli composers. Some pieces feature vocals in Hebrew, Yiddish, or English. Much of its repertoire is played by the finest orchestras all over the world.

The orchestra comes from Arad, Israel, a small town that lies at the border of the Negev and Judean deserts, between Beersheva and the Dead Sea. The modern town sits near the site of Tel Arad, an ancient city of the same name. While visiting Newton, the orchestra will be hosted for two nights in the homes of Temple Reyim members.

The only performance by the orchestra in Newton will be Wed., June 17, at 7:30pm at Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St. The cost is $10 for adults; free for students and children. Temple Reyim is handicapped accessible with plenty of free adjacent parking and easy access from the Woodlawn MBTA stop (Green line, D train). For more information contact the Temple Reyim office, 617-527-2410

Michael Winograd Hot 7 / City Winery Brunch, NYC, 31 May 2009

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm.

City Winery's brunch on May 31, 2009 features the Michael Wingrad "Hot 7" Klezmer Ensemble, woohoo!

Michael Winograd - clarinets
Judith Berkson - voices
Joey Weisenberg - mandolins
Patrick Farrell - accordions
Dan Blacksberg - trombones
Nick Cudahy - basses
Richie Barshay - drums

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10 / Children Under 13 - Free
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com

June 18, 2009

Duo Brikcius, Prague, Czech Republic, 18 Jun 2009

18th June 2009, 6pm, VKC Jewish Museum in Prague (Maiselova 15, Prague 1, 3rd floor)

June's "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" concerts of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius will take a place in Frydlant (54th Dvorak's Festival), in Turnov (newly reopen Synagogue Turnov) and in Prague (Jewish Museum).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova, Duo Brikcius will feature Duo for Violin and Cello (1939 40) by the Jewish - Terezin composer Gideon Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Held under the auspices of the Prague City councillor for culture and heritage and the Italian Culture Institute in Prague. Concerts will feature music by L. Boccherini, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, P. Hindemitha, G. Klein and I. Kosikova as well.

In the cooperation with City of Turno, CDH Em-Art and Jewish Museum in Prague. For more information please www.JewishMuseum.cz

September 6, 2009

The Sovali Consort, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 Sep 2009

We proudly announce the release of three new CDs:

  • Sun and Rain—Jewish Songs and Chamber Music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Veniamin Basner and Dmitri Shostakovich (JMP CD 001)
  • Curtain Call for the St. Petersburg Jewish Music Society (1908), 100th anniversary. Songs and Piano Music by J. Achron, M. Gnesin, A. Krein, M. Milner and A.Veprik (JMP CD 002)
  • Tribute to Mikhail Gnesin. Songs and Chamber Music (JMP CD 003)

For those who are in the neighborhood, the CD presentation will be held Sunday 6 September, 11:00 AM at the Bethaniënklooster, Amsterdam

The program includes: Jewish songs and chamber music by Achron, Gnesin, Krein, Milner, Veprik, Weinberg, Basner and Shostakovich, performed by

Location: Bethaniënklooster, Barndesteeg 6 B, Amsterdam,
Tel: +31-20 - 625 0078
Admission: free
Information: Jewish Music Projects Foundation, Tel: +31 -20 - 662 3675
www.joodsemuziekprojecten.nl

Continue reading "The Sovali Consort, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 6 Sep 2009" »

September 14, 2009

Duo Brikcius, Tabor, Czech Republic, 14 Sep 2009

As a part of the European Days of Jewish Culture you are invited to another "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" concert of two Czech cellists (and siblings) Anna Brikciusova and Frantisek Brikcius. Concert will be on Monday 14th September 2009, 7pm, at the Divadlo Oskara Nedbala Tabor (Divadelni 218, Tabor, Czech Republic).

In addition to Fantasie IV (2008) by the Czech composer and organist Irena Kosikova, Duo Brikcius will feature Duo for Violin and Cello (1939-40) by the Jewish - Terezin composer Gideon Klein, as arranged for two cellos. Held under the auspices of the Prague City councillor for culture and heritage and the Italian Culture Institute in Prague. 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 Divadlo Oskara Nedbala Tabor. "Duo Brikcius - 2 Cellos Tour" concerts are participating at the "Daniel Pearl World Music Days" festival. For more information please visit www.Brikcius.com

October 24, 2009

Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters, Saint Paul, MN, October 24, 2009

On October 24, Joseph Vass is premiering eight compositions based on the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Artist Robyn Awend has created visual art to work along with the music. Joe has scripted a narration intended to explain, enlighten and entertain.

The Alef Bet Ensemble unites ten of Minnesota’s finest and most versatile musicians:

Bass - Chris Bates

Violin - Carolyn Boulay

Drums - Jay Epstein

Trumpet - Dave Jensen

Cello - Michelle Kinney

Woodwinds - Dale Mendenhall

Viola - Michael Rieff

Violin - Gary Schulte

Woodwinds - Bruce Thornton

Piano - Joseph Vass

Judging by contemporary audience reaction and subsequent history, those who came to previous Vass premieres at the St. Paul JCC, including Gershwin The Klezmer and Klezmerica, were delighted they came. We’re aiming for the same with Alef-Bet: Music Of The Hebrew Letters.

The world premiere of Alef-Bet: Music of the Hebrew Letters is scheduled for Saturday night, October 24, 7:30 PM, at the Jewish Community Center of St. Paul, 1375 St Paul Avenue in Saint Paul. More information is available at (651) 698-0751 or at www.stpauljcc.org/jewish/arts_events.lasso

October 28, 2009

Malasartes Musique at the Sala Rossa, Montreal, Quebec, October 28, 2009

Malasartes Musique is happy to announce the launch of three new CDs on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:30pm at the Sala Rossa (4848 St. Laurent) in Montreal. Tickets: $10 at the door.

Amy Horvey, well known as a contemporary music and klezmer trumpeter, will present her debut solo CD "Interview". The product of several years of research and live performance, "Interview" represents a collaboration featuring composers Cecilia Arditto, Anna Hostman, Ryan Purchase (renowned as the trombonist of the Lithuanian Empire) and Jeff Morton.

"Migration", by the string trio Cordame, combines musical explorations of sonic images with an unusual sensuality and sensitivity. Featuring Jean Falix Mailloux (double bass), Marie-Neige Lavigne (violin), and Julie Odile Gauthier-Morin (cello), accompanied by Rami Giguare (guitar) as well as Pierre Tanguay and Ziya Tabassian (percussion).

In the new CD by Nozen, a quartet of "ultraspace surfers" ride a wave of Jewish music and contemporary jazz, formed by Damian Nisenson (sax/composition), Bernard Falaise (guitar), Jean Falix Mailloux (bass), and Pierre Tanguay (drums).

Selections from the CDs to be launched will be performed on October 28th. Performances by other artists from the Malasartes Musique label will also take place, including Ironiko Orchestra, Bomata, and the Jean-Marc Habert Quartet.

November 5, 2009

The Apollo Ensemble/ Pro Musica Hebraica, The Kennedy Center, DC, November 5, 2009

Apollo EnsCharles 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
more info Buy Now

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

November 15, 2009

Khagiga Yehudit (a concert by the Association of Friends of Jewish Music), Salle de la Cite Bleue, Geneva, Switzerland, November 15, 2009

Dimanche 15 novembre 2009 à 17h: ''Khagiga Yehudit''
Le Tendre Amour (Barcelone): Musique des fêtes des communautés juives d'Italie et des Pays-Bas aux 17ème et 18ème siècles.
Le Tendre Amour (Barcelona): Party music of the Jewish communities of Italy and the Netherlands in the 17th and 18th centuries.
http://www.amj.ch/WPR091115.htm

November 22, 2009

"Ayn naye lid" (a concert by the Association of Friends of Jewish Music), Salle de la Cite Bleue, Geneva, Switzerland, November 22, 2009

''Ayn naye lid''
Lucidarium (Genève, Milan): Prières et chansons profanes ashkénazes inédites de l'aube de la culture yiddish - en première suisse!
Lucidarium (Geneva, Milan): Prayers and secular songs from the dawn of Yiddish culture-a Swiss premier!
Ces 3 concerts auront lieu à la Cité Bleue, 46 avenue de Miremont, 1206
Genève, Suisse.

Billets : 30.-
tarif réduit : 20.- pour chômeurs, AVS, AI, chômeurs, étudiants,
20ans-20Frs.
réduction supplémentaire de 10.- pour membres AMJ

Abonnement 3 concerts: 80.-
tarif réduit : 50.-
réduction supplémentaire de 30.- pour membres AMJ

Informations et réservations: www.amj.ch
tél et répondeur: 0041 22 344 64 09 fax: 0041 22 344 64 04

http://www.amj.ch/WPR091122.htm

November 29, 2009

"Me la amargates tu" (a concert by the Association of Friends of Jewish Music), Salle de la Cite Bleue, Geneva, Switzerland, November 29, 2009

Me la amargates tú (Hollande, Israël): chants judéo-espagnols, joués sur des instruments du Baroque et de la Renaissance, comme cela aurait pu se faire du 15ème au 17ème siècles.
Me la amargates tu (Holland, Israel): Judeo-Spanish songs, played on period instruments, as they were heard in the 15th through 17th centuries.

A la Cité Bleue, 46 avenue de Miremont, 1206 Genève, Suisse.
Billets : 30.-
tarif réduit : 20.- pour chômeurs, AVS, AI, chômeurs, étudiants,
20ans-20Frs.
réduction supplémentaire de 10.- pour membres AMJ

Abonnement 3 concerts: 80.-
tarif réduit : 50.-
réduction supplémentaire de 30.- pour membres AMJ

Informations et réservations: www.amj.ch
tél et répondeur: 0041 22 344 64 09 fax: 0041 22 344 64 04


http://www.amj.ch/WPR091129.htm

March 28, 2010

Jewish Arts Ensemble of New York, 28 Mar 2010

March 28th at 7pm
LIVE IN CONCERT: The Jewish Arts Ensemble of New York.
(Classical Klezmer and Chamber Music)
Congregation Da'at Elohim
1010 Park Ave at 85th Street
Manhattan
tickets: $18/$36/$72
SmartTix.com
212 868-4444 or at the door

tel: 888-590-2791
web: daat-el.org

April 14, 2010

"de musiques juives baroques," Paris, France, 14 Apr, 2010

Concert exceptionnel de musiques juives baroques – Venise, Mantoue, Amsterdam (1623 – 1774) Hommage au musicologue Israel Adler (1925 – 2009) Le mercredi 14 avril 2010, 20h00, En l’Eglise Evangélique Allemande 25 rue Blanche - 75009 Paris

April 22, 2010

Musicians of Lenox Hill, Temple Israel, New York, NY, 22 April 2010

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 Pieces for 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 acclaim performing 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. 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.

April 28, 2010

Echoes of the Holocaust, Durham, NH, 28 April 2010

Students, faculty members, and guests of the Department of Music present a lecture and four concerts that reflect upon the Holocaust of European Jews in the 20th century.

The music events of the Echoes of the Holocaust series feature pieces written by composers who died in Hitler's concentration camps, works written in the camps and performed by prisoners themselves, and
contemporary compositions inspired by these tragic events.

This concert will be free and open to the public.


www.unh.edu/

May 1, 2010

"Perhaps a butterfly" premiere, NYC, 1 May 2010

On May 1st at 1 pm, Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom will premiere "Perhaps
a Butterfly," A Song Selection for Mezzo Soprano, Child Soprano, Flute, Piccolo, and String Trio, based on the poems by the children at Terezin Concentration Camp 1942-1944, a new work by composer/cellist Eliot Bailen commissioned by Cantor Rebecca Garfein and Congregation Rodeph Sholom (NYC) in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht. The performing artists, Rebecca Garfein, mezzo soprano, Julia Bailen, child soprano, Susan Rotholz, flute/piccolo, Harumi Rhodes, violin, Toby Appel, viola, and Eliot Bailen, cello/composer, will also play Mozart's Flute Quartet in A Major (1786) and Erno Dohnanyi's Serenade in C (1902). The free concert is open to the public at Schnurmacher Chapel, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street, New York.

tel: 646 454 3039

May 10, 2010

"Remembbrance and Renewal", NYC, 10 May 2010

The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary invites you to:

"Remembrance and Renewal: Chamber Music by German Jewish Composers"
A concert of rare musical treasures from the collection of The Library

The program, based largely upon manuscripts of compositions by Herbert Fromm, Heinrich Schalit, Hugo Chaim Adler, and Herman Berlinski, presents the chamber music repertoire of Jewish composers in a larger historical context. The works represent the parallel secular and musical identities of synagogue musicians in German-speaking lands. The majority of the works are U.S. premieres.

Monday, May 10, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Ceremonial Hall
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street at Central Park West
New York, NY

The artists
Sebastian Forster, piano
Tijana Grujic, mezzo-soprano
Yoed Nir, cello
Jonathan Levin, accompanist

To purchase a ticket, go to www.jtsa.edu/libraryconcert.

The concept and program have been developed by Dr. Tina Frühauf, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

For additional information, please contact Hector Guzman at (212) 678-8075

June 7, 2010

"Hidden Yiddish Treasures: the Art Songs of Leo Zeitlin," Pittsburgh, PA, 7 June 2010

"Hidden Yiddish Treasures: the Art Songs of Leo Zeitlin" with Rachel Calloway, Guenko Guechev, Daniella Rabbani,and the AGAM Ensemble
Monday, June 7 7:30pm
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213

The Yiddish art songs of Leo Zeitlin (1884-1930) bring to life the spirituality,humor, and hardships of Old World Europe. Only in recent years has his music been discovered and performed. Accompanied by the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival's resident AGAM Ensemble, mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway, baritone Guenko Guechev, and singer/actress Daniella Rabbani interpret these long-forgotten gems. Also included is a world premiere of a new Yiddish song setting by Pittsburgh composer David Stock.

See www.pjmf.net for more information.

June 27, 2010

Klezmer Company Orchestra, Boca Raton, FL, 27 June 2010

WHAT: €œSpirit of America: "Bernstein Song Book & Music from Fantasia"€ is a concert of classic American music from the Bernstein Song Book and orchestral excerpts from Disney'€™s Fantasia.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27, at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, University Center, Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
COST: Tickets are $17 - $38
CONTACT: For tickets, call toll free 1-800-564-9539 or visit www.fauevents.com.
For more information on KCO, visit www.klezmercompany.com.

July 1, 2010

Orchestra of the City, London, UK, 1 Jul 2010

Thursday 1 July, 7.30pm

Orchestra of the City
St Augustine's Church, Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London N1 0AX

A classical and Romantic programme on modern instruments directed by Chris Hopkins.

Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Schumann - Symphony No. 4, Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2, Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet

July 13, 2010

NYBC Paper Bridge Fest: The Firebird, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2010

NYBC Paper Bridge Festival logoOne of the most special New England events occurs not during the Fall leaf-gawking season, but in mid-July—starting today, in fact—when the National Yiddish Book Center opens its annual "Paper Bridge" festival, a week-long celebration of Yiddishkeit with lectures, workshops, film screenings, and of course, Jewish music new and old.

This year features two special exhibits, Mayer Kirshenblatt's paintings in a traveling exhibit titled: "They Call Me Mayer July" (so what more appropriate month!??). I am a major fan of the exhibit, and of his pictures, which capture life in pre-Holocaust Poland in a way that is both sweet and yet eschews the shmalzification of the period. Kirshenblatt's exhibit is balanced by a look at "Esn! Jews and Food in America. It's a hard combo to beat. [Off-topic, I note that the Jewish Women's Archive, where I work, has recently begun featuring regular guest blogs—is that an oxymoron?—on food and new kosher recipes. Yummy!

Tuesday night is a re-interpretation "The Firebird." Double Edge Theatre's interpretation of the classic Russian tale draws from the work of Mark Chagall and uses both the indoor and outdoor spaces of the Book Center to transport the audience into the imagination of the famous painter.

National Yiddish Book Center logoNational Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA
www.yiddishbookcenter.org

October 10, 2010

Ensemble Blumina 'In memoriam: musique "dégénérée"', Genève, Switzerland, 10 Oct 2010

In memoriam: musique "dégénérée"
Ensemble Blumina:
Elizaveta Blumina (piano), Gregor Witt (hautbois) et Mathias Baier (basson)

Dimanche 10 octobre 2010 à 17h
Salle de la Bourse, rue Petitot 8, Genève.
Billets: 30 CHF, tarif réduit: 20 CHF,
Réduction complémentaire de 10 CHF aux membres AMJ.

Programme:
Alexandre Tansman (Lódz 1897 - Paris 1986): Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano (1952)
Compositeur juif franco-polonais, Tansman se réfugie aux Etats-Unis en 1941 et ne revient en France qu’après la guerre. Il est l'auteur de l’oratorio Isaïe le Prophète, des Chants hébraïques, de l’opéra Sabbatai Zevi…

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (Varsovie,1919 - Moscou, 1996): Sonata for bassoon solo (1981)
En 1939, Weinberg fuit sa Pologne natale où toute sa famille sera exterminée pendant la guerre. Auteur de 20 symphonies, d’un grand répertoire de musique de chambre, de musique vocale et de musique de films, il est l’un de plus grands compositeurs du 20ème siècle.

Erwin Schulhoff (Prague 1894 - Wülzburg 1942): Suzy
Schulhoff est né à Prague en 1894. Pianiste prodige, il joue à 12 ans sous la baguette d'Otto Klemperer et, influencé par Poulenc, Debussy Ravel et le jazz, il compose dans un style moderne et original. Juif et communiste, il est emprisonné à Wülsburg où il mourra en 1942.

André Previn (Berlin 1929 - ): Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano (1985)
Pianiste, chef d’orchestre et compositeur, Previn est né à Berlin dans une famille juive russe. Avec elle, il émigre en 1938 aux Etats-Unis où il devient compositeur de musique de films et pianiste de jazz, puis chef d’orchestre et compositeur classique.

Francis Poulenc: Trio pour hautbois, basson et piano.

Organisation:
Les Amis de la Musique Juive, 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.

October 21, 2010

Mouvements du Cœur, Paris, France 21 Oct 2010

« Mouvements du Cœur »
autour de Chopin en souvenir de Doda Conrad
Le Jeudi 21 Octobre à 19h à la
BIBLIOTHEQUE POLONAISE DE PARIS
6, Quai d’Orléans, 75004 Paris

avec
Alison Kamm, soprano
Nicole Schnitzer-Toulouse, mezzo
Jean Dubé, piano

Places : 18 €/14€
Réservations au 06 83 86 57 23

November 14, 2010

Echoes of the Holocaust, Durham, NH, 14 November 2010

Students, faculty members, and guests of the Department of Music present a lecture and four concerts that reflect upon the Holocaust of European Jews in the 20th century.

The music events of the Echoes of the Holocaust series feature pieces written by composers who died in Hitler's concentration camps, works written in the camps and performed by prisoners themselves, and
contemporary compositions inspired by these tragic events.

www.unh.edu/

November 18, 2010

"War and Exile: The Music of Berman, Branfels and Ben-Haim," Washington, DC, 18 Nov 2010

Pro Musica Hebraica presents:
"War and Exile: The Music of Berman, Braunfels and Ben-Haim"
performed by
The ARC Ensemble (Canada) with Special Guest Robert Pomakov

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 7:30pm
The Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Featuring a free, pre-concert lecture event:
James Loeffler, Pro Musica Hebraica Research Director and author of The Most Musical Nation, in conversation with Simon Wynberg, Artistic Director of the ARC Ensemble. This event begins at 6pm.
Click here for more details.

November 28, 2010

Jewish Love Songs with Wine & Chocolate, Brooklyn, NY, 28 Nov 2010

Please join us this Sunday afternoon, November 28th at 3pm for a performance of Jewish Love Songs with Wine & Chocolate. There is no charge and you are welcome to bring friends.

Jewish Love Songs with Wine & Chocolate
Kane Street Synagogue, Sunday at 3pm, FREE
236 Kane Street, Brooklyn, NY (Kane Street, between Court & Clinton Sts.)

"From the Bibilical "Solomon's Song of Songs", the most enchanting collection of love poems ever created..."

We think that this event would be a nice way to end the Thanksgiving weekend. The wine and chocolate are just what you need, yet another dessert.

Further info: kbyonline.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/JewishLoveSongsInvite.pdf

December 5, 2010

Diptyque: Hommages croisés, Paris, France, 5 Dec 2010

Diptyque: Hommages croisés 2010

Premier volet
le dimanche 5 décembre 2010 à 15h00

Une Europe début et fin de siècle, 1810-1910

autour du Liederkreis Op. 39 de Schumann
oeuvres de Chopin, Schumann, Wolf, Mahler, Albeniz

avec
Alison Kamm - soprano
Liudmila Rozum-Ancel - piano

Théâtre de la Vieille Grille
1, rue du Puits de l'Ermite
75005 Paris
M° Place Monge
Places 18 et 11 euros
Réservations: 01 47 07 22 11

Continue reading "Diptyque: Hommages croisés, Paris, France, 5 Dec 2010" »

Klezmer Nutcracker, Cambridge, MA, 5 Dec 2010

logoShirim Klezmer Orchestra
Klezmer Nutcracker

Sun, Dec 5, 2010, 4:30pm
Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA

Early Booking for Members available. Tickets go on Sale for Members on 10/27/2010 at 12:00 pm EST and for Non-Members on 11/3/2010 at 12:00 pm EST

For more info: Club Passim

December 12, 2010

Diptyque: Hommages croisés, Paris, France, 12 Dec 2010

Diptyque: Hommages croisés 2010

Deuxième volet
le dimanche 12 décembre 2010 à 17h30

La possibilité d'une Europe centrale

Autour des Rückert Lieder de Mahler
autres mélodies et oeuvres pour piano de J.L. Dussek, Schumann, Chopin, Mahler, Wolf

avec
Alison Kamm - soprano
Jean Dubé - piano

Théâtre de la Vieille Grille
1, rue du Puits de l'Ermite
75005 Paris
M° Place Monge
Places 18 et 11 euros
Réservations: 01 47 07 22 11

Continue reading "Diptyque: Hommages croisés, Paris, France, 12 Dec 2010" »

January 27, 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”, Maidenhead, UK, 27 Jan 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2011
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts/a>, Maidenhead, UK

This highly acclaimed sequence of songs from the Yiddish repertoire recreates the original, Schubertian journey in a Holocaust context. The singer reflects on the life and world he has just seen destroyed as he flees the Vilna ghetto. "Half of them are arranged by the superb pianist Alexander Knapp, an expert on Jewish music... Glanville was masterly in sustaining its technical and emotional demands" - Opera Now

Mark Glanville - bass-baritone
Alexander Knapp - piano


A live performance of 'Vilne' from 'A Yiddish Winterreise'

For more info: www.yiddishwinterreise.com

February 6, 2011

Haim, Geneva, Switzerland, 6 February 2011

The Association of Friends of Jewish Music is pleased to present:
Chaim - in the light of a violin
A show based on the life of Chaim Lipsky, a violinist born in Lodz, Auschwitz survivor, rescued from the hell of the concentration camp through music
An idea of his daughter Shifra Sluchin. Production: C Co. (h) aractères and Cross-Media Entertainment

Blue City Theatre, 42 Av Miremont, Geneva Sunday, February 6, 2011 at 17h
Gerald Garutti: staging and narration
Naaman Sluchin violin - Dana Ciocarlie: piano
The Mentsh: Alexis Kune accordion - Samuel Maquin clarinet

Tickets: 30, Reduced: 20.10- additional reduction for WAN members.
Information & reservation: Tel. 0041 22 344 64 09 Fax. 0041 22 344 64 04


For this series of shows "In Memoriam", WAN wishes to pay tribute to all musicians, accused of "degenerate" behavior, who were banished, imprisoned, killed or uprooted by the Nazi regime.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Information transmise par un organisateurL’Association des Amis de la Musique Juive est heureuse de vous présenter :
Haïm - à la lumière d'un violon
Spectacle d’après la vie de Haïm Lipsky, violoniste né à Lodz, rescapé d’Auschwitz, sauvé de l’enfer concentrationnaire grâce à la musique...
Sur une idée de sa fille Shifra Sluchin. Production : Cie C(h)aractères et Cross-Media Culture

Théâtre Cité Bleue, 42 Av. de Miremont, Genève dimanche 6 février 2011 à 17h
Gérald Garutti : mise en scène et narration
Naaman Sluchin : violon - Dana Ciocarlie : piano
Les Mentsh : Alexis Kune accordéon - Samuel Maquin clarinette

Billets: 30.- ; tarif réduit: 20.- ; réduction complémentaire de 10.- aux membres AMJ.
Informations & réservation: Tél. 0041 22 344 64 09 Fax. 0041 22 344 64 04


Par cette série de spectacles “In Memoriam”, l’AMJ tient à rendre hommage à tous les musiciens qui, taxés de "dégénérés" ont été bannis, emprisonnés, déracinés ou tués par le régime nazi.

February 10, 2011

Pro Musica Hebraica - Glanville, Knapp, Washington, DC, 10 Feb 2011

Tickets are on sale now for the American premiere of an extraordinary song cycle:

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 7:30 PM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

Don't miss out on the chance to hear acclaimed musicians Mark Glanville (bass-baritone) and Alexander Knapp (piano) present what music critic Raymond Fischer called “a performance to remember for a lifetime.”

Join us as well for a free pre-concert lecture by Pro Musica Hebraica scholar James Loeffler:

“Not your grandfather's Yiddish: the sublime art of the Yiddish song.”
(6:00 PM, North Atrium Foyer - Roof Terrace Level)

In his talk, Dr. Loeffler will explain the enigmatic origins and distinctive artistry of Yiddish folk songs. Using examples from the evening concert’s repertoire, he’ll answer such questions as whether all Yiddish songs are actually in minor key and why the great Russian composers all used Jewish melodies in their works.

Click here to purchase tickets for the concert
Or charge by phone: (202) 467-4600

February 16, 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”, NYC, 16 Feb 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Wed, Feb 16 at 7:30 pm
Symphony Space, NYC
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
$25; Members, Students, Seniors $20; Day of Show $30 | Buy tickets

This highly acclaimed sequence of songs from the Yiddish repertoire recreates the original, Schubertian journey in a Holocaust context. The singer reflects on the life and world he has just seen destroyed as he flees the Vilna ghetto. "Half of them are arranged by the superb pianist Alexander Knapp, an expert on Jewish music... Glanville was masterly in sustaining its technical and emotional demands" - Opera Now

Mark Glanville - bass-baritone
Alexander Knapp - piano


A live performance of 'Vilne' from 'A Yiddish Winterreise'

For more info: www.yiddishwinterreise.com

February 20, 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”, Chicago, IL, 20 Feb 2011

“A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World”
Wed, Feb 20
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

This highly acclaimed sequence of songs from the Yiddish repertoire recreates the original, Schubertian journey in a Holocaust context. The singer reflects on the life and world he has just seen destroyed as he flees the Vilna ghetto. "Half of them are arranged by the superb pianist Alexander Knapp, an expert on Jewish music... Glanville was masterly in sustaining its technical and emotional demands" - Opera Now

Mark Glanville - bass-baritone
Alexander Knapp - piano


A live performance of 'Vilne' from 'A Yiddish Winterreise'

For more info: www.yiddishwinterreise.com

March 8, 2011

Noah Bendix-Bagley, Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 8 Mar 2011

Noah Bendix-BagleyNoah Bendix-Bagley, Violin

Tuesday, March 8, 7:30pm The Crowden School, $15 advance / $20 door
Matinee: Thursday, March 10, 2:00 pm JCC of the East Bay, $12 advance / 15 door
2011 BJMF logoAn international award-winning violinist takes on rarely heard works from the St. Petersburg Society for Jewish Folk Music, a turn-of-the-century movement that brought Jewish folk music into European classical form. Accompanied by Arkady Serper, Piano.

For further info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/blog/noah-bendix-bagley-violin
510.848.0237
1414 Walnut St, Berkeley, 94709

March 16, 2011

A Showcase of Russian Talent, Boston Jewish Music Festival, 16 Mar 2011

BJMF logoBoston Jewish Music Festival
Wednesday, March 16, 7:30pm
A Showcase of Russian Talent
Makor Center/Temple B’nai Moshe, Brighton
1845 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02135-5497
(617) 254-3620

Experience the diverse musical talents of our Russian Jewish neighbors. Featuring the Niggun Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Yelena Neplok; Jazzmates; singer Alex Prokhorov; Classica Chamber Ensemble; Ellena Prizant and Serge Khanukayev, piano duo; and Maya Korsunskaya and Boris Fogel, vocals/piano.

Tickets: $15 General Admission. $20 at the door. To purchase tickets click HERE.
Cosponsored by Center Makor.

March 18, 2011

Ofer Ben-Amots Klezmer Concerto, Symphony Space, New York, NY, 18 March 2011

Ofer Ben-Amots' Klezmer Concerto will be performed at the Symphony Space by the Orchestra Celebrate! and the legendary David Krakauer. This will only be one part of a fascinating and culturally diverse evening.

Friday, March 18, 2011 8:00 PM

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York

Celebrating Jewish, Arab and Christian culture through music, World Concertos features Lebanese master ‘ud (lute) player/composer Marcel Khalife in the US premiere of his Concerto Al Andalus for ‘ud and orchestra; Armenia's most renowned kanun (zither) virtuoso, Karine Hovhannisyan, performing the concerto for kanun and orchestra by Khachatur Avetisyan; and the brilliant clarinetist David Krakauer presenting the NY premiere of the Klezmer Concerto by Ofer Ben-Amots, for strings, harp, percussion and clarinet. The Orchestra Celebrate!, which was founded in 1995 to present works honoring New York’s cultural diversity, is conducted by Maestro Laurine Celeste Fox.

www.wminyc.org
http://www.oferbenamots.com
http://www.thedybbuk.com

March 19, 2011

Ofer Ben-Amots Klezmer Concerto, Symphony Space, New York, NY, 19 March 2011

Ofer Ben-Amots' Klezmer Concerto will be performed at the Symphony Space by the Orchestra Celebrate! and the legendary David Krakauer. This will only be one part of a fascinating and culturally diverse evening.

Saturday, March 19, 2011 9:00 PM

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York

Celebrating Jewish, Arab and Christian culture through music, World Concertos features Lebanese master ‘ud (lute) player/composer Marcel Khalife in the US premiere of his Concerto Al Andalus for ‘ud and orchestra; Armenia's most renowned kanun (zither) virtuoso, Karine Hovhannisyan, performing the concerto for kanun and orchestra by Khachatur Avetisyan; and the brilliant clarinetist David Krakauer presenting the NY premiere of the Klezmer Concerto by Ofer Ben-Amots, for strings, harp, percussion and clarinet. The Orchestra Celebrate!, which was founded in 1995 to present works honoring New York’s cultural diversity, is conducted by Maestro Laurine Celeste Fox.

www.wminyc.org
http://www.oferbenamots.com
http://www.thedybbuk.com

April 10, 2011

Four Stories Quartet, NYC, 10 Apr 2011

6th Street Sundays - April 10 at 3:00 PM

At 3PM:
Four Stories, the resident quartet of Con Vivo Music based in Jersey City, will perform quartets by Edvard Grieg and Philip Glass, as well as originals by quartet members.

This is Four Stories' inaugural season as an ensemble. The name is taken from the players' diverse musical and personal backgrounds. They bring a unique energy and virtuosity to a wide range of music.

Four Stories String Quartet:
Yon Joo Lee and Mazz Swift, violins
Amelia Hollander Ames, viola
Yoed Nir, cello

At 2PM:
Our pre-concert workshop will focus on the adventures, joys and challenges of running a musical non-profit, with Con Vivo artistic director Amelia Ames and Managing Director Janet Hollander, as well as Sixth Street Sundays curator Jessie Reagen Mann.

3pm concert & 2pm workshop + beverage for only $15!

April 28, 2011

Musicians of Lenox Hill, NYC, 28 Apr 2011


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. 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 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. 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.

Temple Israel of the City of New York is located at 112 East 75th Street, NY, NY between Lexington and Park Avenues, and can be easily reached on the 6 train (77th Street station). Free, suggested donation $20. Reserve seats at www.MOLH2011.eventbrite.com
More info: call 646-292-9469, visit LenoxHillMusic.com

April 29, 2011

Premiere of Frank London's "1001 Voices" symphony, NYC, 29 Apr 2012

WORLD PREMIERE
“1001 Voices: A Symphony for Queens” is a three-movement symphony that reflects the ideas of transformation, migration and finding home.

Music composed by Frank London. Libretto by Judith Sloan
Visuals by Warren Lehrer with Brandon Campbell

Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos, Queens Symphony Orchestra music director
Performed by full orchestra and a 190-voice chorus comprised of the Queens College Choral Society and Queens College Choir, James John, Music Director

Featured Tabla Soloist Deep Singh
Spoken word performed by Judith Sloan in English with additional translations performed live in Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic by Dailyn Despradel, Krussia, Haojie Huang, and Catherine Hanna.

Sunday April 29, 2012
3 pm, FREE!
Colden Auditorium, Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts Commissioned by the Queens Symphony Orchestra
directions!
kupferbergcenter.org/directions.htm

Continue reading "Premiere of Frank London's "1001 Voices" symphony, NYC, 29 Apr 2012" »

May 20, 2011

David Krakauer, Pittsburgh, PA, 20 May, 2012

David Krakauer
Temple Emanuel of South Hills
1250 Bower Hill Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Sunday, May 20th at 7:30PM

Ticket Details
$20 General, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
Purchase tickets

David Krakauer performs "AYRE" on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival with Lara Bruckmann, soprano; members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Mollov, accordion; Oren Fader, guitar; Laura Gilbert, flute; Aron Zelkowicz, cello; Nuiko Wadden, harp; and David Stock, conductor.

May 21, 2011

David Krakauer, Pittsburgh, PA, 21 May, 2012

David Krakauer
Monday, May 21, 7:30pm
Levy Hall, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tickets: $20 General, $15 Seniors, $10 Students
Purchase tickets

David Krakauer performs "AYRE" on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival with Lara Bruckmann, soprano; members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Mollov, accordion; Oren Fader, guitar; Laura Gilbert, flute; Aron Zelkowicz, cello; Nuiko Wadden, harp; and David Stock, conductor.

June 5, 2011

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, New York, NY, 5 June 2011

Ir zent ale hartsik farbetn af dem spetsyeln yidish-kontsert in shtot nyu-york, zuntik, dem 5tn yuni 2011.

Love, Loss, Laughter: Favorite Yiddish Folk Songs

Presented by the Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus
with Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Sunday, June 5, 2011, 4:30PM

Symphony Space (a.k.a. Peter Norton Symphony Space)
2537 Broadway (at 95th St.), New York, NY 10025

English translations provided.

Back at Symphony Space after sold-out concerts each of the last 3 years,this year's JPPC concert will focus on Yiddish folk songs, both well-known and unknown. Songs to be performed include Afn pripetshik, Der Rebe Elimeylekh, Rozhinkes mit mandlen, Tum balalaika and a great bouquet of lesser-known Yiddish folksongs. The songs will draw a picture of what life was like for our Eastern European ancestors 100-200 years ago. This concert also includes works by Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Avrom Sutzkever and Josh Waletzky. Also featuring Soloist Temma Schaechter of Di Shekhter-tekhter and Pianist Shinae Kim.

Tickets: $30 (closer to stage) and $20 (further) symphonyspace.org
Groups of 10 or more: $25, $18.
For more information on the JPPC: thejppc.org

June 12, 2011

Meshugene Divas, Cambridge, MA, 12 June 2011

Meshugene Divas blends contemporary classical music, modern Jewish culture and innovative theater in a laid-back cabaret setting. The concert includes new music by Boston-based composers Derek David and Osnat Netzer and features two singers and a 20-piece chamber orchestra with singers Kimberly Soby (soprano) and Seth Gilman (baritone), Andres Lopera, conductor

Scenes from the operas Ophelia [East-coast premiere] and The Wondrous Woman Within [world premiere]
Israeli-Jewish inspired chamber music

General admission: $15
Students and seniors: $10
Club Oberon | 2 Arrow Street | Cambridge, MA
Sunday, June 12th, 2011 at 8:00pm
Doors open for drinks at 7:00pm
Tickets available at:
http://www.cluboberon.com

June 21, 2011

David Krakauer, Lyon, France, 21 Jun, 2012

David Krakauer
Auditorium de Lyon
149, rue Garibaldi
Lyon, FR
Thursday, June 21st at 20:00
Tickets: 16€ / 33€ / 46€

David Krakauer joins the Orchestre National de Lyon with conductor Leonard Slatkin for Wlad Marhulets' Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Orchestra.

Purchase Tickets

June 23, 2011

David Krakauer, Lyon, France, 23 Jun, 2012

David Krakauer
Auditorium de Lyon
149, rue Garibaldi
Lyon, FR
Saturdayday, June 23rd at 18:00
Tickets: 16€ / 33€ / 46€

David Krakauer joins the Orchestre National de Lyon with conductor Leonard Slatkin for Wlad Marhulets' Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Orchestra.

Purchase Tickets

June 24, 2011

David Krakauer, Lyon, France, 24 Jun, 2012

David Krakauer
Auditorium de Lyon
149, rue Garibaldi
Lyon, FR
Sunday, June 24th at 11:00am
Tickets: 16€ / 33€ / 46€
Purchase Tickets

David Krakauer joins the Orchestre National de Lyon with conductor Leonard Slatkin for Wlad Marhulets' Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Orchestra.

October 15, 2011

Sovali and David Holzman, Hempstead, NY, 15 October 2011

Jewish Songs and Piano Music by 20th Century Russian Composers:
Achron, Gnesin, Krein, Milner, Veprik, Weinberg, Basner, Shostakovich

Sofie van Lier (Sovali), soprano and David Holzman, piano

Saturday, October 15th at 8 PM at Hofstra Cultural Center, Joseph J. Astman
International Concert Series
Location: The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, California
Avenue, South Campus, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1180

Tickets: $15, $12 senior citizen (65 or older)

For further information please call HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER: 516-463-5669 Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.hofstra.edu/culture

November 12, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

November 13, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

November 14, 2011

Yale Strom in residence, Michigan Fest of Sacred Music, 12-14 Nov, 2011

Yale StromNovember 12-14: Yale Strom in residence at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. His string quartet "In The Memory Of..." will be performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Burdick-Thorne String Quartet at Cong. Moses at 7pm on Nov. 13th. In the morning of Nov. 13th Yale will give a lecture about how he came to compose the string quartet. He will also play some klezmer violin melodies from Hungary and Romania. This lecture/performance will be at Congregation Moses. Lastly Yale will give a workshop at one of the local high schools on Monday morning Nov. 14th.

For more info. Website: www.mfsm.us. For further information: (269) 382-2910

IN THE MEMORY OF… is based upon melodies from a 1931 cantor's book Strom found in the abandoned Mare synagogue during his invitation to participate in the world music festival in Satu Mare in 2008. This composition is dedicated to the Jews of Romania and Hungary that perished in the Holocaust.

December 9, 2011

Lukas Ligeti and Kaleidoscope + Molly Thompson, Brooklyn Heights, NY, 9 December 2011

Lukas Ligeti, composer, and his ensemble Kaleidoscope + Molly Thompson, - at Music At First Series

Date: Friday, December 9, 2011
Time: 7:30
Venue: First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights Venues
address: 124 Henry St, Brooklyn Heights NY 11201
2/3 to Clark St; A/C to High St; R/4/5 to Court St/Borough Hall

Event URL: http://musicatfirstsite.com

Cover price: $10 suggested donation
Music genre: Modern classical
Artist website: http://eyalmaozmusic.com www.lukasligeti.com

Event description

Music At First is an exciting new concert series that takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights. It features a diverse mix of some of New York City's best new music ensembles, performers, and composers, accessible to a wide audience of both community members and seasoned new music listeners.
Featuring Lukas Ligeti, composer , and his ensemble Kaleidoscope, and Molly Thompson, composer
Concerts take place monthly at First Presbyterian Church and
begin at 7:30 with a $10 admission (at the door).

February 4, 2012

Heather Klein's Inextinguishable Trio CD release, San Francisco, CA, 4 Feb 2012

CD release party and concert for Heather Klein's Inextinguishable Trio CD release,
"Shifreles Portret: A Yiddish Art Song Project."

Saturday, Feb. 4th at 5 p.m.
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street

The group will perform numerous tracks from the album, including Yiddish classical songs that were written as far back as the 1920s. You will also hear the world-premiere of a newly composed piece by internationally known violinist and composer Steven Greenman. In addition, our trio will be joined at the concert by Bay Area musical group "The Lark" to perform Russian instrumental music, as well as Yiddish theater and folk songs with special guests, and some songs in memory of mentor Adrienne Cooper.

$10 at the door
Tel: 415.292.1200
www.jccsf.org

Shifreles Portret is funded by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music's Musical GrantProgram (www.sffcm.org), as well as the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (www.actaonline.org).

February 12, 2012

East of the River, NYC, 12 Feb 2012

East of the RiverEast of the River presents “Levantera”

Created and Curated by cellist Jessie Reagen Mann, “6th Street Sundays” is a salon-style world and classical music series currently in its 3rd season.

Sunday, Feb 12 at 02:00 PM
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003
212.473.3665

3 PM Concert with East of the River
2 PM Workshop/Masterclass

In the spirit of the program’s title “Levantera*”, East of the River explores Medieval music of the Mediterranean and travels eastward through the Balkans to Armenia and the Middle East, exploring the earliest songs of those extrao...rdinary cultures, together with their traditional dances - the origins of which go back centuries.

*a strong easterly wind of the Mediterranean

Nina Stern and Daphna Mor, Recorders
Uri Sharlin, Accordion and Percussion
Shane Shanahan, Percussion

$15 includes admission to both and a free drink

The workshop is open to players of all instruments and those who just want to listen and learn. Some extra percussion instruments will be available.

East of the River was founded by internationally renowned recorder players Nina Stern and Daphna Mor. The project explores haunting and virtuosic melodies from the traditional repertories of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, as well as gems of the Medieval European classical repertory. The music is arranged and interpreted by musicians whose musical backgrounds include Classical, Jazz and World Music. Together they create the unique blend that is East of the River. Stern and Mor early music specialists and “recorder virtuosos”, according to the New York Times, have appeared as a duo with groups as varied as The New York Philharmonic and world music ensemble Pharaoh’s Daughter, in venues including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In East of the River they collaborate with acclaimed composer/ accordionist Uri Sharlin, and Yo Yo Ma’s “Silk Road Ensemble” percussionist Shane Shanahan. The group has performed at venues as various as Bargemusic, Joe’s Pub, Zebulon, Le Poisson Rouge, and universities. Their first album “East of the River” was released in 2009.

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 12 Feb 2012

February 12th - 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills - www.Betham.org

Shabbos Zingt - A Bay Area Yiddish ensemble has created a new kind of Shabbos service, with Yiddish melodies and a Klezmer feel. You will learn newly composed and old Yiddish tunes and bring in Shabbos with a sense of Yiddishkayt. Led by songstress: Heather Klein, Be'eri Moalem; viola, Ken Mowrey; percussion, and Karen Hutchinson; piano/accordion.

February 24, 2012

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 24 Feb 2012

February 24th, Friday at Peninsula Temple Beth El
www.ptbe.org

Shabbos Zingt - A Bay Area Yiddish ensemble has created a new kind of Shabbos service, with Yiddish melodies and a Klezmer feel. You will learn newly composed and old Yiddish tunes and bring in Shabbos with a sense of Yiddishkayt. Led by songstress: Heather Klein, Be'eri Moalem; viola, Ken Mowrey; percussion, and Karen Hutchinson; piano/accordion.

March 30, 2012

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 30 Mar 2012

March 30th, Friday at Shir Hadash
www.shirhadash.org

Shabbos Zingt - A Bay Area Yiddish ensemble has created a new kind of Shabbos service, with Yiddish melodies and a Klezmer feel. You will learn newly composed and old Yiddish tunes and bring in Shabbos with a sense of Yiddishkayt. Led by songstress: Heather Klein, Be'eri Moalem; viola, Ken Mowrey; percussion, and Karen Hutchinson; piano/accordion.

April 5, 2012

Timofeyev Ensemble, Brooklyn, NY, 5 Apr, 2012

Timofeyev Ensemble is proud to present the NYC premiere of
"Shloyme: a Musical Biography of an Imaginary Hero."
Natalia Timofeyeva, cello
Oleg Timofeyev, Russian 7-string guitar
Anat Pick, voice

April 5, at 7:00 pm
New Yiddish Rep @ Temple Beth Emeth, 83 Marlborough Rd.
(Corner Marlborough and Church Q train to Church Ave.),
Brooklyn, NY 11226

Continue reading "Timofeyev Ensemble, Brooklyn, NY, 5 Apr, 2012" »

May 2, 2012

Jeremiah Lockwood Chamber Music, Brooklyn, NY, 2 May, 2012

Friday, May 18 7PM
The Flea Theater
Tribeca at 41 White Street (between Broadway & Church Streets)

THE NIGHTMARES OF CHILDREN--Excerptes from one of Jeremiah Lockwoods's never before heard song cycles (circa 2004) is being dusted off in a new arrangement for voice, piano and cello--performed by Anneke Schaul-Yoder (cello) and Derin Öge (piano), of Piano Music Trio.

Part of The Music With a View series at The Flea Theater, curated by Kathleen Supove, aka The Exploding Piano.

Music With A View was developed to complement The Flea’s successful Dance Conversations @ The Flea. Both programs present works-in-progress by artists experimenting with new ideas and new forms. Each Music With A View event features the works of 2-3 emerging and/or mid-career composers and each performance will be followed by an open discussion between the artists and the audience, moderated by musician Kathleen Supové and other leaders in the field of music.

Music With A View was created to respond to a need for a lab-like space in which working artists can engage in a meaningful dialogue with the audience. It is dedicated to nurturing new works and to the free exchange of ideas, thoughts and opinions between artists and audience. Expect the works presented to be in various stages of development—raw, half-baked or fully developed. Admission is free.

May 6, 2012

“HARTS UN GEFIL”, Geneva, Switzerland, 6 May, 2012

Chers amis,
J’ai le plaisir de vous inviter à un concert de chants yiddish:
“HARTS UN GEFIL”
Anne Schlik & Pierre Meltz (chant), François Dreno (violon et concertina), Serge Liesenfeld (guitare) et Walter Brinkmann (contrebasse).


Dimanche 6 mai 2012 à 17h
Théâtre de l'Espérance, 8 rue de la Chapelle, 1207 Genève (près de l'Hôtel Century)

ENTREE GRATUITE !

May 13, 2012

Klezmer and Bartok, Sheffield, UK, 13 May, 2012

Klezmer and Bartok concert in Sheffield: 13 May 2012, 3pm Ray Kohn & Ralph Dawson (violin) and Dave Westbrook (accordion) present 'The Folk Music of Bartok and Klezmer'. The Lantern Theatre, Sheffield. Box office: 0114 255 1776

June 6, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music, 6 June, 2012

3rd Berkshire Summer Celebration of Jewish Music

Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.
Chamber music concert showcasing works by Jewish composers. Tickets, $12, available for purchase at the door.

On Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington, the Celebration will present a concert of chamber music showcasing important chamber music by Jewish composers. The concert will include the exciting Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano by Paul Schoenfield; the lush, romantic Trio by 19th century Russian-Jewish composer Alexander Zemlinsky; the Suite Hebraique for Violin and Piano by Ernst Bloch; and a special work, "Assimilations" by Robert Sirota, which explores the composer's Jewish roots in the face of his conversion to Christianity. Cantor Robert Scherr will be featured in the New England premier of "Yishakeni" by Meira Warshaw, for tenor flute and piano, based on The Song of Songs. Performers are Paul Green, clarinetist; Robert Scherr, cantor and Jewish Chaplain for Williams College; Doris Stevenson, pianist and Williams College faculty member; Joel Pitchon, violinist and Smith College faculty member; Ronald Feldman, cellist and Williams College faculty member. Tickets are $12 and will be available for purchase at the door.

These events are co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Knesset Israel, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, Temple Anshe Amunim and The Berkshire Music School. Supported in part by grants from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Pittsfield Cultural Council. The Summer Celebration of Music is also presented in cooperation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Berkshire Education and Community Program.

September 22, 2012

Zina Schiff, Boston, MA, 22 September 2012

Music for the Days of Awe

Violinist Zina Schiff and pianist/organist Heinrich Christensen will perform in recital at St. Johns Seminary on Saturday evening, September 22, at 7:30 p.m.

The Chapel is at 127 Lake Street in Brighton - the second driveway North from Commonwealth Avenue.

Programmed are works by Handel, Copland, Bloch, and others, including Jewish works appropriate for the Days of Awe…

Robert Dauber (1922 – 1945 Dachau) - Serenata for violin and piano
Handel - Violin Sonata in D Major
Aaron Copland - Sonata
Bloch - Avodah
Foster/Heifetz - Jenni with the Light Brown Hair
David Hush - Sinphonia
Eric Zeis - Andante Religioso

http://www.jamesarts.com/zinabio.htm

November 11, 2012

The Fifth Annual Dr. Herman Blumenthal Concert, St. Louis, MO, 11 Nov, 2012

The Fifth Annual Dr. Herman Blumenthal Memorial Concert
Sunday, November 11th, 2:00 pm
Rubenstein Auditorium, Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel
1107 Linden Avenue,
Richmond Heights, St. Louis, MO

Fred Blumenthal and Friends
A suggested donation of $18 to the Social Action Committee at BSKI may be made at the door

This series of annual Memorial Concerts was conceived to reflect a passage in the funereal prayer "Eil Male Rachamim" that calls on the mourner to do acts of charity in memory of the departed. In these years they have consisted of a mix of classical, Jewish and other music, and this year will include songs from Victorian St. Louis with Linda Blumenthal, clarinet music with Stanley Topfer, Irish dance with the Simmons family, choir of Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel, and the Meshorerim quartet.

For further information contact BSKI at 725-6230, or Fred Blumenthal at 772-2171

January 17, 2013

David Krakauer masterclass, NYC, 17 Jan 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer

January 17th @ 5:00PM
Klavierhaus
New York, NY

David Krakauer gives a Masterclass at Klavierhaus in New York.

More info and tix

January 28, 2013

David Krakauer, NYC, 28 Jan 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer

January 28th @ 7:30PM
Concert Hall,
LaGuardia High School,
65th Street &am;; Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023

David Krakauer performs on a program that includes some of the greatest names in jazz , as they come together for one incredible night of music in a benefit concert for Alumni & Friends of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

More info and tix

February 7, 2013

David Krakauer, Bilbau, Spain, 7 Feb 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer

February 7 @ 20:00h
Palacio Euskalduna
Bilbao, Spain

David Krakauer performs "The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind" (Golijov) with the Bilbao Orkesyra Sinfonikoa. PROGRAM: O. Golijov: Last round; O. Golijov: Sueños y plegarias de Isaac el Ciego (The dreams and prayers of Isaac the Blind), para clarinete y orquesta; A. Dvorák: Sinfonía nº 9 en Mi menor, op. 95 “del nuevo mundo."

More info and tix

March 3, 2013

Itzhak Perlman, Yitzchak Helfgot, Boston, MA, 3 March 2013

Itzhak Perlman and Yitzhak Meir Helfgot: Eternal Echoes

Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 7:00pm
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA

Boston Jewish Music FestivalCombining the exceptional gifts of violinist Itzhak Perlman with pre-eminent Israeli cantor, Yitzchak Meir Helfgot and the heartfelt musical direction of Boston's own Hankus Netsky, this is sure to be one of the most powerful Jewish music concerts of our time. Eternal Echoes weaves an broad tapestry of music, both sacred and secular, classical and popular. The Boston Jewish Music Festival is proud to be a marketing partner for this exceptional concert of Jewish music presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston.

Further, we invite you to join us at a special reception following the concert for dessert and a sparkling toast to honor Mr. Perlman, Cantor Helfgot, and Hankus Netsky as well as to celebrate the fourth annual Boston Jewish Music Festival. Reception tickets are limited.

For complete ticket info, click here.

For further info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events

March 9, 2013

BJMF: Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial Concert: Vilna Poems & Akoka, Berkeley, CA, 9 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

image from brochureVilna Poems and Akoka: The End of Time
Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising


Saturday, March 9, 8:00 PM
Thrust Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theater,
2025 Addison St.,
Berkeley, CA

$26 General, $24 Seniors, Students, and JCCEB Members
Discounts for advance purchases available online or over the phone.
Brown Paper Tickets phone support is available 24/7: 1-800-838-3006
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/david-krakauer-matt-haimovitz

World premiere of Vilna Poems, a song cycle set to works by the great Yiddish poet Avrom Sutskever, composed by David Garner in memory of Sylvie Braitman. With Akoka, a project inspired by Olivier Messaien's Quartet for the End of Time and developed by world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz and klezmer/jazz/classical clarinetist David Krakauer. With soprano Lisa Delan, pianists Kristin Pankonin and Kathleen Tagg, and violinist Kay Stern.

Co-sponsored by the Judaica Collection of the Doe-Moffitt Libraries, UC-Berkeley.

April 26, 2013

"The Legacy of Lazar Weiner", Los Angeles, CA, 26 Apr, 2013

The Legacy Of Lazar Weiner
Friday, April 26, 2:00 - 5:30 pm
Popper Theater
UCLA

As Jewish music confronted modernity in the 20th century, European composers created musical settings of exquisite Yiddish poetry, guided by the spirit of their nineteenth century German and French musical ancestors. Composer Lazar Weiner (1897-1982) is remembered as a giant of the Yiddish art song genre and is also remembered as the collaborator (and brother-in-law of LA-based Yiddish poet and playwright Peretz Hirshbein). Weiner's son, Yehudi Wyner, is the greatest living authority of his repertoire, which covers a 60-year span of creative work.

A composer in his own right, Wyner chaired the composition faculty at Yale University for 15 years and was the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Assisting Prof. Wyner is Roslyn Barak, a recognized interpreter of Lazar Weiner's Yidishe lider. Ms. Barak is also the cantor at Temple Emanu-El, San Francisco's oldest synagogue.

Admission to this event is free, but please E-mail RSVP to the UCLA Music Department if you plan to attend.

Friday, April 26, 8:15 pm
Adat Ari El
12020 Burbank Blvd.,
Valley Village

Roslyn Barak and Cantor Ira Bigeleisen will be joined by pianist Yehudi Wyner in a performance of Lazar Weiner's songs. The concert and conversation with Mr. Wyner will follow the service and dinner.

Admission: No admission charge for the service and concert;
$20 for Dinner at 7:15 pm.
For more on this program, please visit Adat Ari El.

April 30, 2013

Inna Barmash, "Songs of Bert Meyers", San Diego, 30 Apr, 2013

Inna Barmash
"Songs of Bert Meyers" premiere in San Diego

Art of Elan, the fresh, inventive chamber music series in San Diego run by Kate Hatmaker and Demarre McGill, has invited me back to sing a new song cycle composed by Ljova and commissioned by the series. It is a cycle of four songs, set to texts by the late American poet Bert Meyers. It's been pure joy to learn the songs in the past weeks (by now even our kids know some of the catchier moments!), and I'm looking forward to rehearsing and singing with the ensemble this weekend at the San Diego Museum of Art. A few years ago, I had the great pleasure of performing Berio's Folk Songs in the Art of Elan series, and I am supremely grateful to Kate & Demarre for challenging me to conquer amazing and difficult music. Info about the concert below - pass along the info to your San Diego friends -

*TUESDAY, APRIL 30 - 7 PM
SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART
More info at www.artofelan.org

May 3, 2013

David Krakauer w/Kronos Quartet, NYC, 3 May, 2013

David KrakauerDavid Krakauer with the Kronos Quartet

Friday, May 3 at 9:00 pm
Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall
57th Street and 7th Avenue
Tickets: $54 - $64 at
www.carnegiehall.org

David joins the Kronos Quartet at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall as part of Late Nights at Zankel Hall. He'll be featured on the New York premiere of Aleksandra Vrebalov's Babylon, Our Own. Also included on the program will be the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli's You Know Me From Here, Laurie Anderson's Flow (arr. Jacob Garchik), and the New York premiere of Valentin Silvestrov's String Quartet No. 3.

Vrebalov said, "Babylon, Our Own is written for the Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer, and is inspired by their passionate and masterful playing of diverse styles of music. I wrote the piece having in mind their individual characteristics as performers: Krakauer's ecstatic high register, David Harrington's uncanny responsiveness in dialogue-like sections, John Sherba's rare ability to carve the shortest phrase into a precise musical statement, Hank Dutt's most soulful solos, and Jeffrey Zeigler's powerful triple-stops and superhuman rhythmic precision. The result is a piece in which times, places, and cultures intersect to celebrate music as the language I feel most comfortable with, a language that has brought all of us together."

May 6, 2013

Defiant Requiem, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 6 May, 2013

Defiant Requiem

Monday, May 6, 7:30 pm
DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
$11
Emmy winner Bebe Neuwirth narrates the little-known story of a group of Theresienstadt prisoners who bravely organize a powerful form of musical resistance.

More info, video, tix: thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/973846288?view=Detail&id=138722

May 11, 2013

Shai Wosner, Washington Jewish Music Fest, Washington, DC, 11 May, 2013

Shai Wosner

Saturday, May 11, 2:00 pm
Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F Street NW
$38

Israeli-born pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight.

More info, video, tix: www.wpas.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=2008&m=9&y=2011

May 13, 2013

The Apollo Ensemble, Washington, DC, 13 May, 2013

Pro Musica Hebraica SPRING 2013 CONCERT

The Apollo Ensemble:
Jewish Baroque Treasures from Italy and Amsterdam

Terrace Theater
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.
Monday, May 13th, 2013, 7:30 PM

Purchase tickets online or call (202) 467-4600.
Tickets are $38 each. Your purchased ticket(s) will be available at The Kennedy Center Box Office Will Call.

More info: www.kennedy-center.org/events/?event=RNPMC

July 20, 2013

Anthony Russell, San Francisco, CA, 20 Jul 2013

Anthony Russell presents The Sidor Belarsky Songbook

Saturday, July 20, 4:00pm
Part of JCC San Francisco's Oneg Shabbat, 2:00-5:00pm.
3200 California St
San Francisco, CA

Similar events are taking place every Saturday, through August 24.

Many activities for all ages. No charge.

More info: 415.292.1286
jccsf.org/onegshabbat

September 22, 2013

Ebonies in Harmony, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 22 Sep 2013

Ebonies in Harmony is a two clarinet - one piano trio featuring Sylvie Duchesneau (clarinet-bass clarinet) and Roxanne Léveillé (clarinet) and Pierre-Richard Aubin (piano). We invite you to experience a wonderful repertoire which blends the virtuosity and ''velouté'' of these instruments.
Debussy, Mendelssohn, Ponchielli, Baermann, Kalliwoda, klezmer

Sunday, 22 Sep, 2013, 7:30pm
St. Lukes
760 Somerset W,
Ottawa, ON

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/160457394144040/

The Stars of Kalarachi - Southeast Brooklyn meets Southeast Asia, Brooklyn, NY, 22 Sep 2013

The Stars of Kalarachi - Southeast Brooklyn meets Southeast Asia
Frank London's Klezmer Brass All-Stars' Klezmer-Bhangra Extravaganza ft. Deep Singh; Zeb Bangash and Michael Winograd project; Bombay Rickey

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013, 8pm
littlefield
622 Degraw St,
Brooklyn, New York

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/192975810874763/

December 1, 2013

Alexander Fiterstein, Washington, DC, 1 Dec 2013

promo picture, Alexander Fitt=ersteinPro Musica Hebraica presents:
Alexander Fiterstein and Friends
The Voice of the Clarinet in Jewish Classical Music

Sunday, December 1st, 2013, 7:30 PM
Terrace Theater
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

More info: promusicahebraica.org

December 4, 2013

Yiddish Cultural Festival, Haverford, PA, 4 Dec 2013

Yiddish Culture Festival

Wednesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm
Stokes Hall Auditorium, Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue,
Haverford, PA 19041

Admission free

A live Yiddish concert featuring a variety of seldom-heard songs by Vilna-born composer David Botwinik. With Cantor Alan Rosenbaum, baritone, and a special appearance by a children's chorus directed by Alexander Botwinik. (Note: This concert will meet in the Stokes Hall Auditorium, which is in the building right next to Chase Hall).

December 28, 2013

Heather Klein and the Opus Project Orch, San Francisco, CA, 28 Dec 2013

Heather KleinTHE OPUS PROJECT presents OPUS 12
A Multi-Media Event, with Heather Klein and The Opus Project Orchestra

Sat., Dec. 28, 2013, 8pm
Community Music Center,
544 Capp Street,
San Francisco, CA.

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) Jane Grey, Op. 12, No. 1 (1907)
Bartok, Prokofiev, Webern, Hindemith, Barber, Hovhaness, Alburger, Barber and more.

Tickets -- $10 - $20 -- available at the door.

January 17, 2014

3 Leg Torso w/Beaverton Symphony, Beaverton, OR, 17 Jan 2014

3 Leg Torso and Beaverton Symphony

Friday, January 17th, 7:30 PM
Village Baptist Church
330 S.W. Murray Blvd,
Beaverton, OR

Tickets: Adult/$10.00 Seniors & Students/$5.00 Family / $20
Online: bso3legtorso.brownpapertickets.com

3 Leg Torso and the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Travis Hatton combine forces for an evening of Hungarian and Eastern European themed music.

The Beaverton Symphony will open with:
Brahms Hungarian Dance #6,
Bartók, Hungarian Sketches
Kachaturian, Masquerade Suite

The members of 3 Leg Torso reunite with Maestro Travis Hatton to perform original and traditional pieces arranged for full symphony orchestra. The ensemble worked with Mr. Hatton in 2008 while the conductor was working with the musicians of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

"We really enjoyed collaborating with Maestro Hatton and the MYS", says accordionist and co-leader/founder of 3LT, Courtney Von Drehle. "Travis's acute attention to detail makes for a spirited marriage of the World Music that 3 Leg Torso is known for with the orchestral lushness and depth of sonic possibilities offered by a full symphonic orchestra."

To further expand the quintet's history of performing and collaborating with large symphonic ensembles, Béla R. Balogh, violinist and co-leader of 3LT, had been searching for conductors and orchestras in the region to collaborate with and reuniting with Maestro Hatton was a great idea and welcomed opportunity.
Says Balogh: "Travis was a natural fit for 3 Leg Torso. We had successfully worked with him in the past, and his understanding of the music was elemental in creating a show that was thrilling for both performers and listeners"

Pieces to be performed WITH the BSO and 3LT

Astor in Paris ………………………………………………. 3LT
Baym Rebyn in Palestina……………………………………Traditional
Counterpoint…………………………………………………. 3LT
Frog….. Secret Agent………………………………………. 3LT
The Life and Times and Good Deeds of St. Penguin…… 3LT
Sinfonia Misterioso……………………………………………3LT
Frailach Fun Der Chupa………………………………………Traditional

January 19, 2014

3 Leg Torso w/Beaverton Symphony, Beaverton, OR, 19 Jan 2014

3 Leg Torso and Beaverton Symphony

Sunday, January 19th, 3:00 PM
Village Baptist Church
330 S.W. Murray Blvd,
Beaverton, OR

Tickets: Adult/$10.00 Seniors & Students/$5.00 Family / $20
Online: bso3legtorso.brownpapertickets.com

3 Leg Torso and the Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Travis Hatton combine forces for an evening of Hungarian and Eastern European themed music.

The Beaverton Symphony will open with:
Brahms Hungarian Dance #6,
Bartók, Hungarian Sketches
Kachaturian, Masquerade Suite

The members of 3 Leg Torso reunite with Maestro Travis Hatton to perform original and traditional pieces arranged for full symphony orchestra. The ensemble worked with Mr. Hatton in 2008 while the conductor was working with the musicians of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

"We really enjoyed collaborating with Maestro Hatton and the MYS", says accordionist and co-leader/founder of 3LT, Courtney Von Drehle. "Travis's acute attention to detail makes for a spirited marriage of the World Music that 3 Leg Torso is known for with the orchestral lushness and depth of sonic possibilities offered by a full symphonic orchestra."

To further expand the quintet's history of performing and collaborating with large symphonic ensembles, Béla R. Balogh, violinist and co-leader of 3LT, had been searching for conductors and orchestras in the region to collaborate with and reuniting with Maestro Hatton was a great idea and welcomed opportunity.
Says Balogh: "Travis was a natural fit for 3 Leg Torso. We had successfully worked with him in the past, and his understanding of the music was elemental in creating a show that was thrilling for both performers and listeners"

Pieces to be performed WITH the BSO and 3LT

Astor in Paris ………………………………………………. 3LT
Baym Rebyn in Palestina……………………………………Traditional
Counterpoint…………………………………………………. 3LT
Frog….. Secret Agent………………………………………. 3LT
The Life and Times and Good Deeds of St. Penguin…… 3LT
Sinfonia Misterioso……………………………………………3LT
Frailach Fun Der Chupa………………………………………Traditional

February 9, 2014

3 Leg Torso, Portland, OR, 9 Feb 2014

3 Leg Torso

1st Presbyterian Church
Celebration Works Concert Series

Sunday, February 9th, 2 PM

1200 SW Alder Street, Portland OR
$15 General / $10 Students
Tickets are available at the door

February 24, 2014

Evgeny Kissin, Washington, DC, 24 Feb 2014

promo picture, Alexander Fitt=ersteinPro Musica Hebraica presents:
Evgeny Kissin
An Evening of Jewish Classical Music and Yiddish Poetry

Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall
Washington, D.C.

More info: promusicahebraica.org

February 27, 2014

Jim Guttman Klezmer Quartet, Symphony by the Sea, Marblehead, MA, 27 Feb 2014

"COMMEMORATE: RELIGIOUS AND FOLK TRADITIONS IN THE CONCERT HALL"
Symphony by the Sea
Bassist Jim Guttman of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Bessarabian Breakdown has put together a klezmer quartet with Mimi Rabson on violin, Michael McLaughlin on accordion, and Grant Smith on percussion.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
Abbot Hall,
188 Washington St
Marblehead, MA

(781) 631-0528
tickets $35.00, students K-12 $5.

Featured Soloist: Donald Palma, double bass
Max Bruch: Kol Nidre
John Williams: Three pieces from Schindler's List
Ernst Bloch: From Jewish Life
Klezmer selections with the Klezmer Quartet

More info: www.symphonybythesea.org/concerts.html

March 2, 2014

Plaid, Baroque and Klezmer, NYC, 2 Mar, 2014

Plaid, Baroque and Klezmer: A Jewish Musical Odyssey


SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014 • 3 PM
Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge St.
NYC

A pre-concert reception will serve up ginger biscuits, highlanders and other shortbread treats donated by Walkers Shortbread. Then, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, our magnificent National Historic Landmark, will be filled with the baroque gypsy sounds that trace the musical influences of the East European Jewish community as they traveled from Slovakia to Scotland and everywhere in between. Featuring Adrianne Greenbaum (flute), Michael Alpert (percussion and voice), Christopher Norman (flute and pipe), David Greenberg (violin and viola) and Uri Sharlin (accordion)…

$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
Tickets online

This event is sponsored by Walkers Shortbread, a family-owned and managed company founded in Scotland in 1898, with a wide range of shortbread and other baked products which are certified OUD.

Jim Guttman Klezmer Quartet, Symphony by the Sea, Newburyport, MA, 2 Mar 2014

"COMMEMORATE: RELIGIOUS AND FOLK TRADITIONS IN THE CONCERT HALL"
Symphony by the Sea
Bassist Jim Guttman of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Bessarabian Breakdown has put together a klezmer quartet with Mimi Rabson on violin, Michael McLaughlin on accordion, and Grant Smith on percussion.

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
The Firehouse Center for the Performing Arts
1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA

(978) 462-7336
tickets $35.00, students K-12 $5.

Featured Soloist: Donald Palma, double bass
Max Bruch: Kol Nidre
John Williams: Three pieces from Schindler's List
Ernst Bloch: From Jewish Life
Klezmer selections with the Klezmer Quartet

More info: www.symphonybythesea.org/concerts.html

March 19, 2014

Israel Philharmonic, Newton, MA, 19 Mar 2014

The Israel Philharmonic

Wed, Mar 19, 8pm
Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA

BJMF is once again a marketing partner of The Celebrity Series of Boston this year for their presentation of Conductor Zubin Mehta and the world-renowned Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performing Anton’s Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8. We have arranged for friends of BJMF to receive a $10 discount on their tickets.

Tickets: $105, $95, $85, $75, $55. To receive a $10 discount on your tickets and to support the Boston Jewish Music Festival, enter the special discount code BJMF when you purchase your tickets by clicking here or by calling 617.482.6661.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/the-israel-philharmonic/.

March 30, 2014

Jewish Chamber Music, Watertown, MA, 30 Mar, 2014

Jewish Chamber Music for Violin and Piano

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014, 4pm
Yuri's Piano Shop
339 Watertown St. (Rte 16)
Newton, MA

Tix: $20 (advance) / $25 (door)

The Adams Street Shul will present Daniel Broniatowski and Sergey Khanukaev in a benefit concert of Jewish chamber music for violin and piano, on Sunday March 30th.

The concert will showcase classical works with Jewish themes, written by six composers, including composers in Europe, Israel, and America.

The program includes Ernst Bloch's Baal Shem: Three Pictures of Hassidic Life; Max Bruch's Kol Nidre; Paul Ben-Haim's Three Songs Without Words; Aaron Zeitlin's Eli Zion; Joseph Horovitz's Dybbuk Melody; Joseph Achron's Hebrew Melody; and more.

The concert begins at 4:00 PM. The doors will open for a pre-concert wine and cheese reception at 3:15 PM.

The location is Yuri's Piano Shop, on Watertown Street (Route 16) in Newton.

This is a rare opportunity to hear two great musicians playing great music in an intimate setting. Tickets are $25 at the door; but may be purchased in advance for $20.

Use the online form at AdamsStreet.org/event/Concert to make your reservation for a delightful evening of Jewish classical music for violin and piano.

3 Leg Torso, Cannon Beach, OR, 30 Mar, 2014

3 Leg Torso

Sunday, March 30th 3 PM
Coaster Theatre
Cannon Beach, Oregon
108 N. Hemlock St.

Tickets: $15 adv $20 at the door
For tickets and more info, call 503-436-1242 or visit www.coastertheatre.com

Come join 3 Leg Torso for a performance in one of the most charming theaters on the Oregon Coast. Just a block from the beach and steps away from local restaurants, art galleries and shopping, the Coaster Theatre has been a performance hall for close to half a century.

April 5, 2014

David Krakauer, "Akoka" CD release, Davis, CA, 5 Apr, 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Cocalled, and friends present:
"Akoka—the End of Time" CD release tour

Sat, Apr 5, 2014, 8:00pm
Mondavi Center
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA

Tix: $12.50-$49. Purchase tickets online

April 13, 2014

David Krakauer, "Akoka" CD release, Bologna, Italy, 13 Apr, 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer, Matt Haimovitz, Cocalled, and friends present:
"Akoka—the End of Time" CD release tour

Sun, Apr 13, 2014, 8:30pm
Teatro Comunale
Auditorium Teatro Manzoni
Bologna, Italy

Purchase tickets online

May 18, 2014

More Mendelssohn, Freehold, NJ, 1 Jun 2014

More Mendelssohn
A Classical Music Chamber Concert

Sunday, May 18, 2pm
Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County
Freehold, New Jersey

featuring Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel 's Piano Trio in D Minor
Performed by the Bravura Piano Trio
Chui-Ling Lin, piano
Kevin Tsai, violin
Mira Kang, cello

also featuring
Felix Mendelssohn's Variations Sérieuses Op. 54
performed by Angela Zhao, piano

Tickets: Members: $18 / Non-Members: $20 / Students: $12
More info and tix

June 26, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Southfield, MI, 26 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Thu, Jun 26, 2014, 8pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI
(248) 357-5544

More info: www.shaareyzedek.org/events/

June 27, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Ypsilanti, MI, 27 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Fri, Jun 27, 2014, 8pm
Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Tix: www.emutix.com

June 28, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Ypsilanti, MI, 28 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Fri, Jun 28, 2014, 8pm
Pease Auditorium
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI

Tix: www.emutix.com

June 29, 2014

David Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony, Beverly Hills, , MI, 29 Jun 2014

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Detroit Symphony

Sat, Jun 29, 2014, 8pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center
Beverly Hills, MI

More info: http://www.dcds.edu/page.cfm?p=8135

July 4, 2014

"Birds on Fire"—Jewish music for viols, Cambridge, UK, 4 Jul, 2014

Fretworks

Friday 4 July, 2014, 7:30pm
Howard Theatre,
Downing College,
Cambridge, UK

Tickets: £20.00, £15.00
Student standby tickets on the door just prior to performance: £5.00
Early Summer Season tickets: £32.00, £25.00
Tix online

More info: www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/Concert-2014-EarlySummer-Fretwork.php

August 18, 2014

Itzhak Perlman & Yitzchak Meir Helfgot @ Ravinia Fest, Highland Park, IL, 18 Aug 2014

Itzhak PerlmanItzhak Perlman & Yitzchak Meir Helfgot
Eternal Echoes

Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, Cantor (Chief Cantor of Park East Synagogue, New York City)
Chicago Philharmonic
Klezmer Conservatory Band (Hankus Netsky, Music Director)
Russell Ger, Conductor

Monday, August 18, 2014
5:00 PM Gates Open
8:00 PM Concert Start
Pavilion
200 Ravinia Park Rd,
Highland Park, IL 60035

Reserved seats - BUY NOW Lawn Tickets - BUY NOW
Tickets: $95/80
Lawn: $20

More info/tix: www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/?show=790

September 13, 2014

CD Release: Fire Flashing Up: Klezmer Dancing for Strings, Atlanta, GA, 13 Sep 2014

The CD release concert for "Fire Flashing Up: Klezmer Dances for Strings," a new
recording from the Congregation Bet Haverim String Ensemble, will take place
Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m. at Central Congregational United Church, 2676
Clairmont Road NE, Atlanta. Both the album and the concert feature original
arrangements performed by members of Atlanta's Reconstructionist synagogue.
No tickets; donation requested.


More info: 404-315-6446
congregationbethaverim.org

September 30, 2014

Itzhak Perlman/LA Phil Gala, Los Angeles, CA, 30 Sep 2014

LA Philharmonic 2014 GALA
A Celebration of John Williams
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Featuring Itzhak Perlman

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA
6pm Cocktails, 7pm Concert

Gala packages include cocktail reception, concert, dinner and dancing to follow. Gala package tickets start at $1,000. Please contact Special Events at 213.972.3051.

October 30, 2014

"Rediscovering Ernest Bloch," London, UK, 2 Nov 2014

Out of the Wilderness: Rediscovering Ernest Bloch Natalie Clein, Rivka Golani and Raphael Wallfisch Talk about and perform the music of Ernest Bloch Sunday 2nd November 2014 6.30-9.00pm Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS Natalie Clein will perform the 'Song' from 'Scenes from Jewish Life'. Rivka Golani will perform the Suite for Viola and Piano of 1919 with pianist Michael Hampton Raphael Wallfisch will perform Bloch's early (unpublished) Sonata for Cello and Piano with pianist John York. The event is a fundraiser in aid of workshops and masterclasses, on the music of Ernest Bloch To attend: ring 07971 818 262 This event is supported by the Jewish Music Institute More info: www.ernestblochsociety.org

February 27, 2015

Songs of Shabbat across the region: The Salomone Rossi Kabbalat Shabbat @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Needham, MA, 27 Feb 2015

festival logoSongs of Shabbat across the region:
Salomone Rossi Kabbalat Shabbat

Fri, Feb 27, 2015, 6:15pm
Temple Beth Shalom
670 Highland Ave
Needham MA

These services are free, but you are requested to make a reservation so as to enable better planning: FREE Shabbat Service reservation. If you are unable to make a reservation, please come, anyway, and have a great Shabbat.

The Salomone Rossi Kabbalat Shabbat: Italian Jew Salomone Rossi was one of the most noted Baroque composers of his era; he is credited with creating the first choral-sung service, setting Psalms to music for a variety of voices. Join some outstanding local musicians in this perennial BJMF favorite.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/songs-of-shabbat-across-the-region/

February 28, 2015

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture", Lewisburg, PA, 28 Feb 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer presents The Big Picture,
“a multimedia show exploring the relationship between music and movies, while reminding us of the contributions they’ve made to our lives.”

Saturday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

More info: www.bucknell.edu/x94412.xml

March 15, 2015

Classical and Operatic music from Jewish Composers @ Boston Jewish Music Fest, Newton, MA, 15 Mar 2015

festival logoClassical and Operatic music from Jewish Composers

Sun, Mar 15, 2015, 7pm
Temple Emanuel
365 Ward St.
Newton, MA

Tickets: $25/advance; $30/door; $20/student: You can purchase advance tickets online.

Cantor Elias Rosemberg and the Boston Chamber Symphony, conducted by Avlana Eisenberg, present works by renowned Jewish composers including Aaron Copland, Gustav Mahler, Darius Milhaud, Jacques Offenbach, Leo Weiner, and Jacques Halevy.

More info: bostonjewishmusicfestival.org/events/classical-and-operatic-music-from-jewish-composers/

March 26, 2015

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture", Austin, TX, 26 Mar 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer presents The Big Picture,
“a multimedia show exploring the relationship between music and movies, while reminding us of the contributions they’ve made to our lives.”

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 pm
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
McCullough Theatre
University of Texas at Austin

$34.00
More info & tix: texasperformingarts.org/season/the-big-picture-david-krakauer-austin

Post-Performance Talkback
Immediately following the performance

March 27, 2015

David Krakauer's "The Big Picture", Austin, TX, 27 Mar 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer presents The Big Picture,
“a multimedia show exploring the relationship between music and movies, while reminding us of the contributions they’ve made to our lives.”

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
McCullough Theatre
University of Texas at Austin

$34.00
More info & tix: texasperformingarts.org/season/the-big-picture-david-krakauer-austin

April 11, 2015

Steven Greenman w/Firelands Symphony, Sandusky, OH, 11 Apr 2015

Firelands Symphony Orchestra - Sandusky State Theatre
Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto

Saturday, April 11th, 2015, 7:30pm
107 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
United States
(419) 621-4800

"Steven Greenman will perform Chen Gang and He Zhanhoa's 'Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto' one of the most famous works of modern Chinese music. Based on an enduring Chinese love story about a pair of ill-fated lovers, this work embodies the same romantic and social impact for the Chinese as Romeo and Juliet does for western culture."
The concert will take place at the Sandusky State Theatre.

For more information:
www.sanduskystate.com/events/firelands-symphony-butterfly-lovers-concerto"

For tickets:
sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=835248&presenter=SST&venue&event

April 17, 2015

3 Leg Torso, Ashland, OR, 17 Apr 2015

3 Leg Torso Performs with the Rogue Valley Symphony

Friday, April 17th, 7:30 PM
Southern Oregon University Music Hall
Ashland, OR

Join 3 Leg Torso for this long awaited collaboration with the Rogue Valley Symphony!
This has been a partnership that has been in the works for the last two years, and we are delighted that we get to perform ALL of our original and traditional compositions with a full symphony orchestra!

April 18, 2015

3 Leg Torso, Medford, OR, 18 Apr 2015

3 Leg Torso Performs with the Rogue Valley Symphony

Saturday, April 18th, 7:30 PM
Craterian Theatre at the Collier Center for the Performing Arts
Medford, OR

Join 3 Leg Torso for this long awaited collaboration with the Rogue Valley Symphony!
This has been a partnership that has been in the works for the last two years, and we are delighted that we get to perform ALL of our original and traditional compositions with a full symphony orchestra!

April 19, 2015

Jewish Music & Poetry Project, San Francisco, CA, 19 Apr 2015

Sunday, April 19, 3:00 p.m.
Jewish Music & Poetry Project
Center for New Music,
55 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA

Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Dale Tsang, piano, and Adaiha MacAdam-Somer (the Jewish Music & Poetry Project) return from their Hungarian tour to perform the world premiere of newly commissioned works by Guggenheim Fellow Laura Schwendinger (Kay Ryan Songs), Bay Area rising composer Kurt Erickson (The Beautiful Wonders: Songs to Poems by Gertrud Kolmar) and David Garner’s Capriccio, along with music by Guggenheim Fellows Elena Ruehr and James Primosch, plus Sandor Vandor and Dallapiccola.

Facebook

3 Leg Torso, Grants Pass, OR, 19 Apr 2015

3 Leg Torso Performs with the Rogue Valley Symphony

Sunday, April 19th, 3 PM
Performing Arts Center, Grants Pass High
Grants Pass, OR

Join 3 Leg Torso for this long awaited collaboration with the Rogue Valley Symphony!
This has been a partnership that has been in the works for the last two years, and we are delighted that we get to perform ALL of our original and traditional compositions with a full symphony orchestra!

April 29, 2015

Jewish Music & Poetry Project, Berkeley, CA, 29 Apr 2015

Jewish Music & Poetry Project:
Focus on the Cello

Weds., April 29, 6:00 p.m.
Berkeley Public Library, Claremont Branch,
2940 Benvenue, Berkeley; Free

Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Adaiha MacAdam-Somer, cello, and Dale Tsang, piano
Concert includes the world premiere of Berkeley composer William Ludtke’s Op. 155, Three Songs for soprano and cello with poems by Berkeley poet Marcia Falk and the U.S. premiere of Hungarian Lajos Delej’s Scherzo, recently rediscovered in the BBC archives. The poet, Marcia Falk, will read her poems.

For more information about this event call 510-981-6280.
Jewish Music and Poetry Project

May 7, 2015

The ARC Ensemble, Washington, DC, 7 May 2015

Pro Musica Hebraica and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts present
The ARC Ensemble
Before The Night: Jewish Classical Masterpieces of Pre-1933 Europe

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 PM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Washington, D.C.

Purchase tickets online or call (202) 467-4600.
Tickets are $44 each. Your purchased ticket(s) will be available at the Kennedy Center Box Office Will Call.

The Nazi rise to power in 1933 cut short the careers of a generation of Jewish composers just entering their prime. Those who survived found their music branded as racially impure and banned from the concert hall. Even after the war, the shadows of Nazism continued to engulf these composers, obscuring some of their greatest masterpieces. In this concert, Pro Musica Hebraica presents a listening tour of the moment just before 1933 through three unique works all composed between 1928 and 1931. Perennial favorites The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory of Canada) return with stunning pieces by three titans of the post-World War I generation of European Jewish composers–Viennese romantic Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Polish modernist Jerzy Fitelberg, and Italian neoclassicist Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco.

Concert Program

FITELBERG: String Quartet No. 2 (1928)
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Piano Quintet No. 1 (1931–32)
KORNGOLD: Suite for 2 violins, cello, and piano left hand (1930)
Musicians

The ARC Ensemble
Erika Raum, violin
Marie Berard, violin
Steven Dann, viola
Winona Zelenka, cello
David Louie, piano
Dianne Werner, piano

May 10, 2015

"Shostakovich and Weinberg: A Musical Friendship", NYC, 10 May 2015

Dmitri Shostakovich and Mieczyslav Weinberg: A Musical Friendship
SIDNEY KRUM YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES

Sun, May 10, 2015, 4:30pm
YIVO Institute at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
NYC

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), a famous Soviet composer and Mieczyslav Weinberg (1919-1996), a Jewish composer who was persecuted by the Soviet State, had an unusual and long-term personal and professional relationship. While Weinberg was almost entirely ignored by the Soviet musical establishment, Shostakovich considered Weinberg to be one of the foremost Soviet composers and helped him in numerous ways including, protecting his family after Weinberg was arrested in 1953 on charges of "Jewish bourgeois nationalism." The two composers shared new compositions, and Shostakovich was influenced by the Jewish elements in Weinberg's music.

Join us as we explore the history, relationship and music of these two extraordinary composers. The program will begin with a short talk by the Sidney Krum Series Artistic Director, Yuval Waldman, on the lives and musical contributions of Weinberg and Shostakovich. This presentation will be followed by the concert program, which will include selections from the film Winnie the Pooh (composed by Weinberg), as well as performances by the brilliant young artists of the Krum Concert Series of excerpts from Shostakovich's "From Yiddish Folk Poetry," piano trios by Weinberg and Shotakovich, and solo sonatas for violin and cello by Weinberg.

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

Reservations Required: yivo.org/reservations
More info: yivo.org/events/index.php?tid=205&aid=1383

May 18, 2015

3 Leg Torso, Oswego, OR, 18 May 2015

3 Leg Torso

Monday, May 18th, 7 PM
(Doors open at 6 PM)
Lake Theatre & Cafe
106 N. State St.
Lake Oswego, OR

$15.00 / All Ages!

The Lake Theatre holds a special place in the heart of 3 Leg Torso’s violinist and native of Lake Oswego, Béla R. Balogh. As a child, Béla saw his first ever movie at The Lake Theatre, and later in 5th grade, he had his first “date", going to see the film "You Light Up My Life" with a girl who was in the 6th grade. Unfortunately, the next morning, his date broke up with him because he wouldn't kiss her in the theater in front of all her friends.

When 3 Leg Torso performs at the Lake Theatre on Monday, May 18th, it will be another first for Béla and the band: the first time they have ever performed in this inviting and intimate space. It will be good to be back to this place of many formative experiences.

3 Leg Torso is coming “home” to the Lake Theatre on the heels of a regional tour with the Rogue Valley Symphony, who performed symphonic arrangements of the ensemble's repertoire. The shows generated record attendance and opened the ears and eyes of many new fans with unique and inspiring music.

We Look forward to seeing you at the Lake Theatre & Cafe!

June 14, 2015

Nigun Chamber Ensemble CD release, Brighton, MA, 14 June 2015

Nigun Chamber Ensemble's concert-presentation of new CD "The Art of Jewish Music"
Yelena Neplok, Artistic Director

June 14,2015,7pm
Center Makor
1845 Commonwealth Avenue,
Brighton, MA

Admission: $25, $15 for seniors & students
Available at www.centermakor.org
Box Office 617-903-4463

A unique blend of Jewish folk songs in Yiddish and Hebrew, popular Jewish traditional instrumental music, and masterpieces by great Jewish composers.

June 21, 2015

Alicia Svigals and dozens more, NYC, 21 Jun 2015

Alicia SvigalsJoin together with dozens of fellow violinists in a unique expression of the beauty of klezmer. Alicia Svigals, widely regarded as one of klezmer’s greatest exponents, will lead a group of violinists of all ages and of varied experience levels in a free, outdoor event on the summer solstice.

Sunday, June 21, 2015. 3:00 pm
Joe's Pub
The Public Outdoor Stage
425 Lafayette St Astor Place and Lafayette
New York, NY 10003
FREE EVENT

Co-Presented with Make Music New York and the Museum of Jewish Heritage – Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Svigals has written a suite of tunes that will take players and listeners on a tour of the basic klezmer forms: horas, bulgars, freylekhs, and more. Playing the piece will start you on the path to the secrets of an authentic Yiddish playing style – the timbres and rhythmic feel, the modes and dance beats, slides, trills and krekhzn that make a violinist sound like a bonafide klezmer.

For more information or to sign up to perform in the event, please fill out the form here.

June 25, 2015

David Krakauer@Festival der Jüdischen Kultur Wien, Vienna, Austria, 25 Jun 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/members of the Wiener Symphoniker
«Dreams and Prayers. Festival der Jüdischen Kultur Wien»

Thu, Jun 25, 2015, 19:30
Schubert-Saal
Wiener Konzerthaus
Lothringerstrasse 20
A-1030 Wien, Austria

More info: konzerthaus.at/concert/eventid/53081

June 28, 2015

American Symphonic JazzWorks, Boca Raton, FL, 28 Jun 2015

Spirit of America Concert 2015
American Symphonic JazzWorks

Sunday, June 28 at 3pm
Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

More info: 800-564-9539, www.fauevents.com

Maestro Aaron Kula’s 55-member KCO with guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons will perform great American Symphonic JazzWorks including music by legendary composers Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland. A rousing performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture will close the concert.

2015 marks the tenth annual Spirit of America concert to showcase FAU Libraries’ Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection.

July 2, 2015

Par Chants et par Mots, Paris, France, 2 Jul 2015

Inspirations Juive et Tzigane
avec l'ensemble "Par Chants et par Mots"
Allison Kamm, soprano
Nicole Schnitzer-Toulouse, mezzo
Sylvain combaluzier, pianiste

Jeudi, 2 juillet, 2015, 20h45
Centre d'Art et de Culture Juive
39 rue Broca
75005 Paris
01 42 17 10 36

July 3, 2015

3 Leg Torso w/Newport Symphony Orchestra, Newport, OR, 3 Jul 2015

3 Leg Torso with the Newport Symphony Orchestra

Friday, July 3rd, 7:30 PM
Newport Performing Arts Center
777 W. Olive St.
Newport, Oregon

Tickets: www.coastarts.org/events/2015/07/3-leg-torso/

If you haven't seen 3LT perform original and traditional works with FULL symphony orchestra, this will be an exciting collaboration for everyone involved.
Compositions such as "Astor in Paris" and "The Life and Times and Good Deeds of St. Penguin" explode with energy as 3 Leg Torso is supported by entire sections of strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion.

We will perform a solo set, followed by a set with the symphony.

Bring the entire family and enjoy a day at the Oregon Coast followed by an exciting performance at the Newport Performing Arts Center!

For more info: newportsymphony.org/

David Krakauer, Krakow, Poland, 3 Jul 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Sinfonietta Cracovia

July 3, 2015
Tempel Synagogue
Krakow, Poland

July 4, 2015

David Krakauer, Krakow, Poland, 4 Jul 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer w/Sinfonietta Cracovia

July 4, 2015
Shalom on Szeroka St.
Krakow, Poland

July 18, 2015

David Krakauer, Siena, Italy, 18 Jul 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer
Orchestra Della Toscana
Jonathan Stockhammer direttore

July 18, 2015, 21.30
Teatro dei Rozzi
Via di Città 89,
Siena, Italy

More info: www.chigiana.it/2015-07-18-krakauer/

July 25, 2015

David Krakauer, Hunter, NY, 25 Jul 2015

cd coverDavid Krakauer
Orchestra Della Toscana
Jonathan Stockhammer direttore

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts
7971 Main Street,
Hunter, NY

More info: townofhuntergov.com/community-events/manhattan-in-the-mountains/

August 7, 2015

Friday night services w/Steven Greenman, Seattle, WA, 7 Aug 2015

Russian Jewish Music Performance w/violinist Steven Greenman and pianist Byron Schenkman

Friday, August 7 / 7:15 PM
Temple Beth Am
2632 NE 80th Street
Seattle, WA 98115
206-525-0915

This August, Temple Beth Am will present Cleveland-based violinist Steven Greenman with pianist Byron Schenkman in a free 30 minute performance of Russian Jewish violin music, circa 1900, including works by Joseph Achron, Joel Engel, and Leon Schwartz.

Greenman and Schenkman will also perform an additional short piece during the 8:00 PM service.

More info: www.templebetham.org/worship/shabbat/friday-night

November 14, 2015

Rachel Barton, w/Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi, 14 Nov 2015

Hot Pstromi"L'Dor Va Dor" virtuoso violinist Rachel Barton Pine presents Jewish classical music of the 19th to 21st Centuries, with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Saturday November 14, 8pm
Congregation of Moses
Kalamazoo MI

Her program will include classical music ranging from Bloch's "Baal Shem Suite" to Achron's "Hebrew Melody". She will also present Yale Strom's "Bessarabia" suite for solo violin, which she premiered with the Israeli Philharmonic. The program will also feature Ms. Barton Pine joining festival favorites Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in presenting klezmer with scintillating improvisation and virtuosic technique. Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Kalamazoo, MI.

More info: www.mfsm.us

January 14, 2016

Gao Hong & Steven Greenman, St. Paul, MN, 14 Jan 2016

The Braided Candle—Jewish Violin Meets Chinese Pipa
Steven Greenman and Gao Hong

In this captivating collaboration, internationally acclaimed musicians Steven Greenman (violin) and Gao Hong (pipa) weave a braided tapestry of musical impulses through improvisation, the use of ancient musical modes and contrasting rhythms inspired by both traditions.

Thurs, Jan 14, 2016

11:00am
Kang Le Adult Day Care Center
5593 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439

2:00pm
Sholom East Campus Auditorium
740 Kay Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55102

6:30pm-9pm Central
McNally Smith College of Music – Auditorium
19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

Pre-concert Discussion/Demonstration at 6:30 p.m.
Concert begins at 7 p.m.

tel: 2162806033

More info: www.stevengreenman.com

January 15, 2016

Gao Hong & Steven Greenman, Northfield, MN, 15 Jan 2016

Carleton College Faculty & Guest Artist Concert:
Gao Hong and Steven Greenman
An enticing concert blending traditional klezmer and Chinese folk music

Friday January 15th, 2016 from 8pm-9:30pm
Carleton College – Concert Hall
One North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
(507)222-4350

The Braided Candle: Jewish Violin Meets Chinese Pipa

In this captivating collaboration, internationally acclaimed musicians Steven Greenman (violin) and Gao Hong (pipa) weave a braided tapestry of musical impulses through improvisation, the use of ancient musical modes and contrasting rhythms inspired by both traditions.As a special addition to this concert, Greenman and Gao Hong will be joined by members of the Carleton World Music Chamber Ensemble performing repertoire learned during Greenman’s master class.

More info: www.stevengreenman.com

March 6, 2016

Kultur Festival 2016: Bernstein's Jeremiah Symphony, Boca Raton, FL, 6 Mar 2016

KULTUR FESTIVAL 2016
Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony + KlezmerJAZZ

March 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Carole and Barry Kaye
Performing Arts Auditorium
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

TICKETS: $20, $29, $39, $45
More info/tickets
tel: 800-564-9539

Aaron Kula will lead two different KCO ensembles in a truly unique and innovative “crossover concert” that features a 60 member symphony orchestra and a 14 member Klezmer Jazz band. Kula will conduct a full performance of Bernstein’s rarely heard “Jeremiah Symphony” with soprano Jovanca Jean-Baptiste singing the Hebrew text. KCO’s Klezmer jazz ensemble will also perform selections from their newly released CD JubanoJazz and works by the winners of the 2016 Composition Competition. This year mark’s KCO’s 19th season at FAU under the direction of conductor/accordionist Aaron Kula with works selected from FAU Libraries’ Jewish Print Music Collection.

March 10, 2016

Kultur Festival 2016: Anthony Russell, Boca Raton, FL, 10 Mar 2016

KULTUR FESTIVAL 2016
Yiddish Opera and Chazzanut with Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Thu, March 10, 2016 at 19:30 PM
Wimberly Library, 5th Fl
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

TICKETS: $15
More info/tickets
tel: 800-564-9539

San Francisco opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell specializes in the music of Sidor Belarsky, a prolific twentieth century performer of Chazzanut, Chassidic Nigunim and Yiddish song. Russell has performed extensively throughout the US and Canada. This program features “soulful” music that remembers tradition and hopes for a redemptive future.

"The new voice of Yiddish music"—Huffington Post

May 7, 2016

Heather Klein & "Stars of David," Las Vegas, NV, 7 May 2016

Heather KleinOpera Las Vegas Presents:
Stars of David
* Arias, duets and ensemble pieces by Jewish opera stars

Saturday, May 7th @ 7:30 pm
Temple Sinai Las Vegas
9001 Hillpointe Road,
Las Vegas, NV 89134
Tickets: $25, available online

June 10, 2016

3 Leg Torso, Cannon Beach, OR, 10 Jun 2016

The Coaster Theatre presents:
3 Leg Torso with special guest vocalist, Minntah Haefker

Fri, Jun 10, 2016, 7:30pm
108 N Hemlock St,
Cannon Beach, OR

Tix/Info: coastertheatre.com

June 22, 2016

3 Leg Torso, Astoria, OR, 22 Jun 2016

The Astoria Music Festival presents:
3 Leg Torso with special guest vocalist, Minntah Haefker

Wed, Jun 22, 2016, 7:30pm
Liberty Theater
1203 Commercial Street
Astoria, OR

Tix/Info: astoriamusicfestival.org/concerts-programs/2016-festival-schedule/3-leg-torso/158

August 5, 2016

3 Leg Torso, Portland, OR, 5 Aug 2016

Portland Saturday Market Presents: Unwind Friday
3 Leg Torso

Friday, August 5th 7:30 PM
Join us at the historic Skidmore Fountain in downtown Portland for some music, food, and lots of fun!
Portland, OR

For more info: www.portlandsaturdaymarket.com

August 7, 2016

Steven Greenman/The Braided Candle, Harbin, China 7 Aug 2016

The Braided Candle: Jewish Violin Meets Chinese Pipa
Steven Greenman (Violin) and Gao Hong (Pipa)

August 7 & 8, 2016
venues: Chamber Music Hall of Harbin (New Music Hall) and the Harbin Old Synagogue Music Hall

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BraidedCandleinChina

August 8, 2016

Steven Greenman/The Braided Candle, Harbin, China 8 Aug 2016

The Braided Candle: Jewish Violin Meets Chinese Pipa
Steven Greenman (Violin) and Gao Hong (Pipa)

August 7 & 8, 2016
venues: Chamber Music Hall of Harbin (New Music Hall) and the Harbin Old Synagogue Music Hall

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BraidedCandleinChina

August 12, 2016

3 Leg Torso, Marylhurst, OR, 12 Aug 2016

Marylhust University Presents: Summer on the Green
3 Leg Torso

Friday, August 12th, 7 PM
Marylhurst University
Balogh Performance Shell
17600 Pacific Hwy
Marylhurst, OR

Bring a picnic basket, soak in the beauty of Marylhurst's gorgeous campus and enjoy the sounds of 3 Leg Torso at the Balogh Performance Shell!

FREE!
ALL AGES!

Just 15 minutes South of Portland

August 20, 2016

Lecture: "Musik in Auschwitz", Vöhl, Germany, 20 Aug 2016

Simon Láks - Musik in Auschwitz Saturday, August 20, 8 PM - 11 PM Alte Synagoge, Vöhl, Germany Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1578118605824435/ Im Rahmen der Veranstaltungreihe "Auschwitz" lädt das Team der Vöhler Synagoge zu Lesung und Musik am 20. August ein. Dann sind Markus Hottgenroth, Annette Maye und Verena Guido zu Gast. „Die Geige, die ich halte, ist mein Schutzschild geworden", schreibt Simon Láks in seinen Erinnerungen. Er leitete das Männerorchester im Vernichtungslager Auschwitz. Am Samstag, 20. August, liest Schauspieler Markus Hottgenroth aus dem Buch des polnisch-jüdischen Musikers, der den NS-Terror überlebte. Musikalisch umrahmt wird die Lesung von Annette Maye (Klarinette) und Verena Guido (Stimme, Geige, Akkordeon). Karten zu 16/12/14 € unter tel. 05635-1022

August 28, 2016

3 Leg Torso, Portland, OR, 28 Aug 2016

3 Leg Torso and Molly's Revenge

Sunday, August 28th 6 PM
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR

$15/This event is 21 and over
Tix/info: www.secretsociety.net

September 8, 2016

Celebrating Menuhin, 8 Sep 2016

JMI’s Festival of Jewish Arts and Music
Opening night of the September JAM: JMI Festival of Jewish Arts and Music – September 2016
Celebrating Menuhin

Thu, 8th September, 2016, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Kings Place
Hall One
London, UK

Cost: £24.50
Book Now

The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra
Enescu Intermezzi, Op. 12
Malcolm Singer Chagall’s Violin (commissioned by the Trustees of The Yehudi Menuhin School to commemorate the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birth)
Vivaldi Winter and Summer from The Four Seasons

A special evening of music in Yehudi Menuhin’s centenary year featuring an all-star line up to celebrate the glorious diversity of Lord Menuhin’s extraordinary legacy. From his inspirational collaborations with Ravi Shankar and Stephane Grappelli to his pedagogical philosophy, Menuhin was not just one of finest classical violinists of all time, he was one of a kind.

More info: www.jmi.org.uk/event/celebrating-menuhin/

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the JMI’s www.jmi.org.uk/jam/JAM Festival—the UK’s unique festival dedicated to Jewish Arts and Music. Details and booking links for all of our events are listed below.

For a week in September, we’ll bring London to life with some of the world’s most stellar exponents of Jewish music and culture – from an all-star line-up at Klezmer in the Park to Celebrating Menuhin at Kings Place, an exclusive launch event for Sophie Solomon’s new album at the Jazz Café and Jewkbox Live, an intimate audience with Lorin Sklamberg (Klezmatics) and Merlin & Polina Shepherd at the Jewish Museum.

September 24, 2016

The Dybbuk: A Multi-Media Chamber Opera, Palo Alto, CA, 24 Sep 2016

The Dybbuk: A Multi-Media Chamber Opera
Composed by Ofer Ben-Amots and inspired by S. An-ski's timeless Yiddish play.

Saturday, September 24, 8:00pm
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

In English and Hebrew with supertitles. Pre-show talk with composer and Colorado University Composition Professor Ofer Ben Amots.

Tickets: $40-$55.
More info: 650.223.8699
Web: paloaltojcc.org/Events/evr/1/The-Dybbuk-A-Multimedia-Chamber-Opera

September 25, 2016

The Dybbuk: A Multi-Media Chamber Opera, Palo Alto, CA, 25 Sep 2016

The Dybbuk: A Multi-Media Chamber Opera
Composed by Ofer Ben-Amots and inspired by S. An-ski's timeless Yiddish play.

Sunday, September 25, 5:00pm
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303

In English and Hebrew with supertitles. Sunday pre-show lecture and talk with three world experts on the Dybbuk: Rabbi David Booth, Stanford Professor and renowned An-ski scholar Gabriella Safran, and composer Ofer Ben Amots.

Tickets: $40-$55.
More info: 650.223.8699
Web: paloaltojcc.org/Events/evr/1/The-Dybbuk-A-Multimedia-Chamber-Opera

October 30, 2016

"Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia, Amherst, MA, 30 Oct 2016

TALK | "Breath in a Ram's Horn: The Jewish Spirit in Classical Music," with Daniel Asia

Sunday, October 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Composer, conductor, professor, and activist Daniel Asia talks about the origins of Yiddish song in Eastern European culture, its continuation on the American scene in the music of Yiddish composer Lazar Weiner, and its influence on Asia’s own award-winning music. This event is free and open to the public.

More info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7457&view=Detail

Community Open House, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, 30 Oct 2016

Community Open House at the Yiddish Book Center

Sunday, October 23, 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Join us for a day of events for the whole family. Watch two short films brought to you by the Wexler Oral History Project, take a tour through the world's first Yiddish museum, see a demonstration in the Center's reproduction Yiddish print shop, hear founder and president Aaron Lansky speak on the latest the Center has to offer, and listen to The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert: Di Shekhtertekhter: The Schaechter Sisters and Binyumen. All events are free and open to the public.

More info: support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7455&view=Detail

November 4, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

November 5, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

November 6, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

November 7, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

November 8, 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 Nov 2016

20th International Jewish Music Festival

4–8 Nov, 2016
DeLaMar Theater
Wim Sonneveld Hall
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

More info/locations/registration: ijmf.wordpress.com

December 4, 2016

David Krakauer w/Bakken Trio, Minneapolis, MN, 4 Dec 2016

cd coverDavid Krakauer with The Bakken Trio

Sunday, December 4 at 4 PM
Temple Israel
2324 Emerson Ave. South,
Minneapolis, MN. 55405

Tickets/more info online
$15 student, $25 senior, $30 single admission
$5 for a child 5-17 accompanied by an adult

December 11, 2016

Kutik, Schwarz, Bournaki, Newton, MA, 11 Dec 2016

Please join us for an afternoon of violin, cello and piano music performed by Yevgeny Kutik, violin, Julian Schwarz, cello and Marika Bournaki, piano. The program will feature works of Mozart, Shostakovich

Sunday afternoon, December 11 at 3 PM
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward Street,
Newton, MA.

Admission is free and there are no reserved seats.
The concert is sponsored by the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation.

December 21, 2016

Yuval Waldman 70th B'Day, NYC, 21 Dec 2016

February 4, 2017

3 Leg Torso, Gleneden Beach, OR, 4 Feb 2017

3 Leg Torso

Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 5pm
Siletz Bay Music Festival
Winterfest
Salishan Lodge Longhouse
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Tickets: www.siletzbaymusic.org 541-992-1131

February 9, 2017

א יידישע וואגנער A Yidishe Wagner, NYC, 9 Feb 2017

א יידישע וואגנער
A Yidishe Wagner

Thurs, Feb 9, 2017, 7:30pm
14th Street Y
344 E 14th St,
New York, New York 10003

Was Richard Wagner the original author of his operas, or did he steal from a forgotten jewish composer? How would the Ring cycle sound in yiddish? How many 4-hour operas can you make out of jewish mythology?

These are all great questions, the basis for a new opera project currently under development at LABA - a laboratory for jewish culture at the 14th Street Y.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1254284627987592/

A Yiddisher Wagner, NYC, 9 Feb 2017

A Yiddishe Wagner: A work-in-progress

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30 PM
14 St. Y
344 E. 14th St. , NYC

Tickets: $20
Visit: 14streety.secure.force.com

Was Richard Wagner the original author of his operas, or did he steal from a forgotten jewish composer? How would the Ring cycle sound in yiddish? How many 4-hour operas can you make out of jewish mythology?

These are all great questions, the basis for a new opera project currently under development at LABA - a laboratory for jewish culture at the 14th Street Y.

On February 9th we will have a work-in-progress showing during LABALIVE at the theater at the 14th Street Y.
More info: www.labajournal.com/2016/10/meet-fellow-gil-sperling

A Yiddishe Wagner
Created and directed by Gil Sperling
Libretto by Gil Sperling, Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel and Jonathan Breit
Musical Direction by Jonathan Breit
Language coaching by Amanda Miryem-Khaye Seigel
Performed by Jessica Schneiderman, Daniel Pincus and Joe Chappel
Lighting Design by Kryssy Wright
LABALIVE producer: David Stallings
LABA artistic director: Ronit Muszkatblit

Featuring the work of Gil Sperling, Keren Moscovitch and Michael Gac Levin. Exploration of jewish texts moderated by Ruby Namdar.

February 12, 2017

"Russians and Jews", Seattle, WA, 12 Feb 2017

Russians & Jews

Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 7pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206.215.4747

Event website

Sean Osborn, clarinet
Steven Greenman & Liza Zurlinden, violins
Jason Fisher, viola
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, piano

Music of Glinka (Sonata for viola and piano), Prokofiev ("Overture on Hebrew Themes"), and composers associated with the Russian Society for Jewish Folk Music, featuring "the extraordinary klezmer violinist Steven Greenman" (Pittsburgh Post-Tribune).

February 18, 2017

3 Leg Torso, Forest Grove, OR, 18 Feb 2017

3 Leg Torso

Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 5pm
Siletz Bay Music Festival
Winterfest
Salishan Lodge Longhouse
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Tickets: www.valleyart.org 541-992-1131

February 23, 2017

The Father of Opera and His Jewish Coeval, NYC, 23 Feb 2017


The Father of Opera and His Jewish Coeval.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Phone: 212-570-3949

Tickets, $50, include Museum admission during Museum hours.
Save $25 on tickets! Use code Profeti25
Buy now online

They were two giants of Italian music: One Catholic and hugely famous, one Jewish and utterly forgotten. Claudio Monteverdi "invented" opera; Salomone Rossi—Monteverdi's contemporary in age, education, and stature—revolutionized Jewish concert music with compositions for Hebrew prayers, yet today, few know his name. Enter Profeti della Quinta, a young, male vocal quintet from Galilee, on a mission to change that. Hear the works of
these two great Italian composers side by side.

March 22, 2017

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner, Boston, MA, 22 Mar 2017

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner
The First Annual Michael B. Rukin Memorial Concert

Wed, Mar 22, 2017—6 PM reception, 7:30 PM concert
Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St.,
Boston, MA

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award among countless honors,
Yehudi Wyner is a treasure of Boston classical music. "A musical mensch-in-residence," the Boston Globe describes him as "a composer with a fiercely independent spirit, a modernist who believes that serious music can and should bring sensual pleasure."

The concert will capture the eclectic diversity of his work, performed by outstanding artists, including: clarinetist Richard Stolzman, violinist Daniel Stepner, double bassist Susan Hagen, Susan Davenny-Wyner conducting, Yehudi on the piano and many more--plus a few surprises. Following the performance, Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Lloyd Schwartz engages Yehudi in a conversation.

TICKETS/more info available online:
Preferred seating & pre-concert reception: $125
Reserved seating: $20 & $40

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

March 30, 2017

Beth Bahia Cohen, Mimi Rabson, et al, "The Art of the Bow," Boston, MA, 30 Mar 2017

The Art of the Bow

Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 7pm
Berklee College of Music
Steve Heck room
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/173333736510638/

April 2, 2017

Arabella String Quartet, Newton, MA, 2 Apr 2017

Arabella String Quartet

Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 3:00pm
Temple Emanuel,
385 Ward St,
Newton MA

FREE

tel: 617-558-8100

The very popular quartet is comprised of violinists Sarita Kwok and Julie Eskar, cellist Alexandre Lecarme and violist Ettore Causa. They will perform works of Mozart, Shostakovich and Greig. Admission is free and there are no reserved seats. The concert is generously sponsored by the Saul B. and Naomi R. Cohen Foundation.

May 1, 2017

3 Leg Torso and Pepe Raphael, Lake Oswego, OR, 1 May 2017

3 Leg Torso and Pepe Raphael

Monday, May 1st, 7 PM
The Lake Theatre and Cafe
106 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR
Tickets:(503-482-2135

May 4, 2017

Annie Gosfield portrait concert, NYC, 4 May 2017

Annie Gosfield portrait concert

Thu, May 4, 2017, 7:00pm
YIVO
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080

Admission: $15 / Seniors & students: $10
More info/tix
Or call 212.868.4444

This concert will explore music of composer Annie Gosfield that takes its inspiration from Jewish culture, history, and the New York immigrant experience. A longtime resident of New York City’s East Village, Gosfield has been hailed “a star of the downtown scene,” (The New Yorker), and her music has been described as “imaginative” and “exuberant” (The New York Times).

A discussion with Gosfield on Jewish identity, her family history in the Lower East Side and the influence of Jewish history and culture on her work will bring the evening to a close.

May 27, 2017

3 Leg Torso, The Dalles, OR, 27 May 2017

3 Leg Torso

SATURDAY MAY 27th, 7 PM
Old St. Peter's Landmark
405 Lincoln St.
The Dalles, Oregon

Come join us for a concert in this beautiful 115 year old former Catholic Church saved from demolition, now being used for performances and special events!
Tickets: call Klindt Books (541) 296-3355

June 15, 2017

3 Leg Torso @ Astoria Music Fest, Astoria, OR, 15 Jun 2017

3 Leg Torso
Astoria Music Festival

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th, 7:30 PM
Liberty Theatre
1203 Commercial st.
Astoria, Oregon

Join 3LT and special guest vocalist, Minntah Haefker Astoria's Historic Liberty Theatre
Tickets: (503) 325-5922 Ext. 55

June 21, 2017

Jewish songs and dances: Music from the archive of Lazare Saminsky, NYC, 21 Jun 2017

Jewish songs and dances: Music from the archive of Lazare Saminsky

Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 7:00pm
YIVO
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080

Admission: $15 / Seniors & students: $10
More info/tix
Or call 212.868.4444

This concert explores the legacy of composer Lazare Saminsky. Born in Vale-Gotzulovo, Ukraine in 1882, Saminsky was one of the earliest members of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg – a group of composers committed to forging a new national style of Jewish classical music infused with Jewish folk melodies and liturgical music. Saminsky immigrated to the United States in 1920 where he co-founded the League of Composers in 1923, and was the music director of Temple Emanu-El from 1924-1958. Saminsky’s oeuvre represents a broad cross section of Jewish music ranging from sacred to secular. His songs set texts in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and more, and his music takes its inspiration from all around the Jewish world. This concert features some of Saminsky’s greatest compositions alongside composers of his new- and old-world coteries including Joel Engel, Joseph Achron, and Lyubov Streicher. Performances by Emanu-El’s Cantor Mo Glazman as well as Eliza Bagg, Brigid Coleridge, Julian Schwartz, and Marika Bournaki will feature a variety of songs and chamber music with violin, cello, and piano.

June 24, 2017

3 Leg Torso @ Lake Oswego Fest, Lake Oswego, OR, 24 Jun 2017

3 Leg Torso and Pepe Raphael
Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 4:30-5:30pm
George Rogers Park
Lake Oswego, OR
FREE