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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

December 3, 2006

Brave Old World, NYC, Dec 3

Brave Old World "Song of the Lodz Ghetto"
In Yiddish, with English Supertitles
Sunday, Dec 3, 2:30pm
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Tickets: (646) 437 4202
www.mjhnyc.org

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December 7, 2006

Brave Old World, Miami, FL, Dec 7

Brave Old World "Song of the Lodz Ghetto"
Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8pm

"Song of the Lodz Ghetto" is a musical and spiritual journey of resistance, love
and reconciliation to be performed by the renowned Klezmer band Brave Old
World, on Thursday, December 7 at 8pm in the Alper JCC's Robert Russell
Theater. The musicians' rich and soulful performance brings together the
past and present through original arrangements of the rare Jewish street and
cabaret songs from the ghetto of Lodz, Poland 1940&82111;1944. Their music
weaves together Eastern Europe traditions and post-modern music with all
the dazzling improvisation of jazz, and the sophistication of classical
compositions.

For more info: 305-271-9000 ext. 268
< href="http://www.alperjcc.org">www.alperjcc.org

March 9, 2007

Orange County Klezmers, Orange, CA, Mar 9, 2007

The Orange County Klezmers will be playing a concert for Chapman University's 8th Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest on Friday March 9th at 10 AM. This is the 4th year in a row that they have been asked to perform for this event. They will be playing music from their CD "Echoes of Vilna" to an audience of over 800 faculty, staff, students and Holocaust survivors in the beginning of the event and conclude with joyous frailachy music at the end. The event will be held in the Memorial Auditorium and the cost is free.

For further information: 714-628-7377
www.chapman.edu/holocaustEducation
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA

March 17, 2007

Cancelled: Brave Old World, Newton, MA, Mar 17

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

Cancelled

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March 18, 2007

Cancelled: Brave Old World, Newton, MA, Mar 18

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

cancelled

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Concert to Honor Holocaust Victims and Survivors, Brookline, MA, Mar 18

I'm proud to invite you to our March 18th concert entitled "Musik Macht Frei" (music makes you free) that explores the role of music in the survival of the human spirit under the crushing barbarity of the Nazi concentration camps. This concert includes stories of historic performances, archival images and survivor accounts presented to the accompaniment of music performed and/or composed by prisoners. From small choirs to fully
staged operas, this music—making took place against the unlikely backdrop of the camps, both in secret or with the consent of the Nazi officials. I have found this music to be hauntingly beautiful and inspiring and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Please join me, Hinda Goodstein, and the Brookline Chorus in celebration of the human spirit and in remembrance of these terrifying events.

Sunday March 18th, 2007 7:00 pm
Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA

You can purchase tickets online at www.brooklinechorus.org or at these retail locations:
Brookline Booksmith - 279 Harvard St.
Kolbo - 437 Harvard Street.

Prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

April 1, 2007

Brave Old World, Beachwood, OH, Apr 1, 2007

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

Sunday, April 1, 2007, 2pm
The Temple-Tifereth Israel
26000 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio

Tickets: $26 general public, $23 JCC members, $24 seniors, $13 full-time students 22 & under (www.tickets.com, 800-766-6048, and Mandel JCC in Beachwood). Groups of 10 or more $18 (call 216-593-6258).
Jewish Community Center of Cleveland
tel: 216-831-0700
www.clevejcc.org

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April 14, 2007

Brave Old World, Amherst, MA, Apr 14

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

National Yiddish Book Center
Join us for the Lazarus Family Concert Weekend:
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
with Alan Bern, Michael Alpert, Kurt Bjorling, and Stuart Brotman

The National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building キ 1021 West Street キ Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-256-4900 キ Fax: 413-256-4700

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April 15, 2007

Brave Old World, Amherst, MA, Apr 15

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

National Yiddish Book Center
Join us for the Lazarus Family Concert Weekend:
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
and Sunday, April 15 at 2 p.m.
with Alan Bern, Michael Alpert, Kurt Bjorling, and Stuart Brotman

The National Yiddish Book Center
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building キ 1021 West Street キ Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-256-4900 キ Fax: 413-256-4700

Also:
"The Story of the Song of the Lodz Ghetto"
Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
A special lecture by music director, Alan Bern.

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April 22, 2007

Annual Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Boston, MA, Apr 22

Annual Commemoration of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Sunday, April 22nd
2 pm
The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House of Boston University, 213 Bay State Road, Boston

The Workmen’s Circle, in cooperation with Boston University Hillel, is proud to present its annual Warsaw Ghetto Uprising commemoration. Our guest Joshua Rubinstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA will speak about his new book on resistance movements followed by a program of stories, music, and history featuring: A Besere Velt, Yiddish Community Chorus of Boston Workmen’s Circle, and students from local universities. Join us as we honor this important historical example of resistance to oppression and recommit ourselves to building a better world. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Workmen’s Circle office at 617.566.6281 or E-mail Workmen’s Circle Boston.

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration, Boston, MA, Apr 22

A COMMEMORATION OF THE
WARSAW GHETTO UPRISING
Presented by Boston Workmen痴 Circle
In cooperation with Boston University Hillel

A program of stories, music and history featuring A Besere Velt, Yiddish
Community Chorus of Boston Workmen痴 Circle and students from local universities

Guest Speaker: Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director of Amnesty International USA

Sunday, April 22, 2007 at 2:00 P.M.
The Florence & Chafetz Hillel House
BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 213 Bay State Road, Boston

For more information call: 617 566-6281

Millie and the Mentshn, Bellingham, WA, Apr 22, 2007

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Concert: Songs Never Silenced*

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 3-5pm
Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Ticket prices are $5 (General) and $3 (Students/Seniors)
Tickets can be purchased at WWU Box Office in person, via phone (360-650-6146), or via the WWU Box Office website and they will also be available at Coop and Village Books.

For more information: www.millieandthementshn.com

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April 29, 2007

The Fate of Rabbis and Rebbes in the Holocaust, NYC, Apr 29

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center Events

Ts. Ben-Dovid
"The Fate of Rabbis and Rebbes in the Holocaust"

Phyllis Berk
will sing Yiddish songs from the Holocaust

Sunday, April 29, 2007
1:30 pm
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, corner 208th St.
(near Montefiore Hospital), Bronx, NY

Take the #4 train to Mosholu Parkway or the D train to 205th St. Walk to 208th Street & Bainbridge Avenue.

$ 3.50 Refreshments served.
Tel: +19179300295

May 13, 2007

Freilachmakers, Davis, CA, May 13

FreilachmakersSunday May 13, 7:00pm
"Survival and Triumph: Music of the Holocaust Era" at the Mondavi Center at UC Davis
The Freilachmakers will join the orchestra of the Sacramento Youth Symphony under
the direction of Michael Neumann in a multi-media concert. For tickets and information
click here.

May 29, 2007

Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival w/Brave Old World, Pittsburgh, PA, May 29, 2007

Pittsburgh Jewish Music FestivalPittsburgh Jewish Music Festival presents
Klezfest '07

"Song of the Lodz Ghetto"
featuring Brave Old World
Tuesday, May 29 7:30pm
Katz Theatre, JCC of Greater Pittsburgh 5738 Forbes Ave.

Song of the Lodz Ghetto is a song cycle in which memory and imagination freely interact to create a journey between present and past. Brave Old World's new Yiddish songs and compositions are interwoven with arrangements of the rare music created between 1940-44 in the Nazi ghetto of Lodz, Poland. This is music on the cutting edge of tradition performed by the celebrated quartet of the klezmer scene. Michael Alpert is renowned for his soulful renderings in the Yiddish language. Music director Alan Bern is acclaimed for his prize-winning compositions. Clarinetist Kurt Bjorling is internationally recognized as one of the most inventive interpreters of Klezmer music. And Stuart Brotman provides multi-instrumental virtuosity. You don't have to be Jewish to love this world-class band.

TICKETS $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 students

TICKETS available at www.proartstickets.org
(412) 394-3353

The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is co-sponsored by the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and Rodef Shalom Congregation The Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival is made possible in part by Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the A.W. Mellon Fund and the Heinz Endowments Small Arts Arts Intiative

For more info on the Pittsburgh Jewish Music Festival, visit www.pjmf.net.

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

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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

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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

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January 27, 2008

A Yiddish Winterreise at Westminster Synagogue - Holocaust Memorial Day, London, UK, 27 Jan 2008

A Yiddish Winterreise at Westminster Synagogue - Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2008

Don't miss this performance of A Yiddish Winterreise, a powerful cycle of songs forged from the Yiddish repertoire, devised and performed by Bass-Baritone, Mark Glanville with pianist Alexander Knapp, in the presence of the Czech and German ambassadors, as well as representatives from the Israeli Embassy and the Muslim community prior to a major commercial recording to be made several days later.

*Mark Glanville* studied at the RNCM and the National Opera Studio before making his debut as the Doctor in Macbeth for Opera North. Since then he has sung numerous roles as principal bass for the company and subsequently with Lisbon Opera, Scottish Opera, English National Opera, Israeli Opera, Opera Zuid and Opera Omaha among others. On the concert platform he has performed as Bass soloist with Yehudi Menuhin, Daniele Gatti, Pascal Tortelier, David Willcocks and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski. He is cantor on High Holy Days for Westminster Synagogue. His memoir, The Goldberg Variations, was shortlisted for the Wingate Prize for Jewish Literature and the National Sporting Club Award.

*Alexander Knapp* is one of the world's foremost authorities, performers and arrangers of Jewish Music. He has published and lectured throughout Europe and in Israel, the USA, Russia and China. He was until recently Joe Loss lecturer in Jewish Music at the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University, and has also held lectureships at Wolfson College, Cambridge, the Royal College of Music an Goldsmith's College.

Tickets in advance: £15 to include light refreshments after the performance
available from the Synagogue Office on 020 7584 3953. Concession tickets (seniors) £10 in advance.

March 7, 2008

Orange County Klezmers, Orange, CA, Mar 7, 2008

Orange County KlezmersThe Orange County Klezmers will be playing a concert for Chapman University's 9th Annual Holocaust Arts and Writing Contest on Friday March 7th at 10 AM. They will be playing music from their CD "Echoes of Vilna" in the beginning of the event and conclude with joyous frailachy music at the end.

For further information: www.chapman.edu/holocausteducation/events/contest2008.asp.

This event is FREE.

Chapman University
One University Drive, Orange, CA
Phone: 714-997-6815

March 8, 2008

Brave Old World, Newton, MA, Mar 8, 2008

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

World-renowned music quartet Brave Old World, the super group of the Klezmer revival, brings forth a breathtakingly original program combining the soulfulness of Yiddish tradition, the finesse of classical music and the vitality of jazz.

Performances are Saturday, March 8 at 8pm and Sunday, March 9 at 2pm and will take place at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street in Newton. Tickets are $28 general; $26 student/senior and can be purchased by calling the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226 or online at www.lsjcc.org/home/cultural_jewish.html.

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March 9, 2008

Brave Old World, Newton, MA, Mar 9, 2008

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Song of the Lodz Ghetto

World-renowned music quartet Brave Old World, the super group of the Klezmer revival, brings forth a breathtakingly original program combining the soulfulness of Yiddish tradition, the finesse of classical music and the vitality of jazz.

Performances are Saturday, March 8 at 8pm and Sunday, March 9 at 2pm and will take place at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton Street in Newton. Tickets are $28 general; $26 student/senior and can be purchased by calling the JCC Box Office at 617-965-5226 or online at www.lsjcc.org/home/cultural_jewish.html.

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April 9, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 9, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 10, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 10, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 11, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 11, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 12, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 12, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 13, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 13, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

June 14, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, San Francisco, CA, Jun 14, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

SAN FRANCISCO:
Saturday, June 14, 2008; 8 PM,
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro Street

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 21, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, Palo Alto, CA, Jun 21, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

PALO ALTO:
Saturday, June 21, 2008; 8 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Avenue

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

June 22, 2008

Songs of Survival: Music of the Holocaust, Oakland, CA, Jun 22, 2008

SONGS OF SURVIVAL: MUSIC OF THE HOLOCAUST

San Francisco Choral Artists invite you to join us in celebrating the power of music to sustain hope in times of despair. We remember those who perished in the Holocaust as well as those who survived, and how music kept many alive. With songs from the period and new works to celebrate light in times of darkness. Magen Solomon, Artistic Director.

OAKLAND:
Sunday, June 22, 2008; 4 PM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Avenue

Tickets: $9-28
San Francisco Choral Artists
www.sfca.org
415-979-5779

April 12, 2009

Holocaust Memorial lecture & Michael Alpert, Bronx, NY, 12 Apr 2009

Please join us for our annual Yiddish lecture in memory of the Holocaust at the Sholem Aleichem-Cultural Center, 3301 Bainbridge avenue , corner 208th st., in the Bronx, one block from Montefiore Hospital, Sunday, April 12 1:30 PM

Feygl Infeld-Glaser, from Lodz, will speak on the topic - "A Child Survivor in the Holocaust".
After the talk, Michael Alpert of "Brave Old World" and "The Singing Table" will present a musical program. information: 917-930-0295

April 19, 2009

"Dances & Songs of Remembrance, Resistance, and Hope", Berkeley, CA, 19 Apr 2009

Levontin 7"DANCES & SONGS OF REMEMBRANCE, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE"
Featuring The Ruth Botchan Dance Company with singer Betty Albert-Schreck in excerpts from "Mothersongs," and klezmer artist/ethnographer Yale Strom and klezmer vocalist Elizabeth Schwartz of Hot Pstromi, celebrating the 66th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Sunday, April 19th, 2009 at 5:00 p.m.
Western Sky Studio,
2525 Eighth St. #13A, at Dwight, Berkeley

Tickets: $15-25 (sliding scale). Reception follows.
Information/Reservations: (510) 848-4878. Limited seating; reservations strongly recommended.

Sponsored by: The Workmen's Circle of No.CA, KlezCalifornia., and Tri-Valley Cultural Jews
www.berkeleymovingarts.com

April 21, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience and Cantor Erik Contzius in Holocaust memorial, New Haven, CT, 21 Apr 2009

band photoHolocaust Memorial Event. The Afro-Semitic Experience and Cantor Erik Contzius join the Southern Connecticut State University in Charles Garner Recital Hall on Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. (the Charles Garner Recital is located in Engleman Hall, room 112-C, at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut) in an event to commemorate the Holocaust. Cantor Contzius will be singing memorial music and songs from the Holocaust accompanied by the Afro-Semitic Experience. There will also be readings by SCSU Faculty members. This event is sponsored by the SCSU Judaic Studies Program in conjunction with other SCSU organizations and is part of a week long series of activities to mark the Holocaust. For more info on this event please visit the Southern Connecticut State University web site, www.southernct.edu.

"Moments of Hope," Cambridge, MA, 21 Apr 2009

Moments of Hope: Yiddish Folk and Theatre Music of the Holocaust

April 21, 2009 7:30p-8:30p
MIT campus, room 4-145
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
tel: 617-253-2982
Cambridge, MA
mit.edu/hillel

For a thousand years, the Jews of Europe poured out their deepest feelings and chronicled the events of their times through Yiddish folksong. In this program, we will explore how Jewish poets and musicians continued to tell their story through song, even as the almost incomprehensible events of the Holocaust period unfolded around them, A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethomusicologist and scholar, Hankus Netsky is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory, Vice President for Education at the National Yiddish Book Center, and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble. He has composed extensively for film, theater, and television, and has collaborated extensively with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel. Hankus has produced numerous CDs on the Rounder and Vanguard labels and co-produced two CD's with Itzhak Perlman on EMI.

April 26, 2009

Daniel Lev, San Francisco, CA, 26 Apr 2009

Sunday, April 26, 5:00pm,
Partisans Armed With Music: Songs of Holocaust.
Musician/singer/guitarist/storyteller Daniel Lev sings spiritual and military resistance songs of Jews and non-Jews, those who survived and those who didn't, partisans and their inspired children, in Yiddish, Polish, German, and English. English translations will be provided along with stories and a brief history of that time.

Congregation Ner Tamid,
San Francisco.
Suggested donation $10.
For more information, click HERE.

May 6, 2010

Budzyn, Cambridge, MA, 6 May 2010

Budzyn, the Play

A tribute to Holocaust victims
Celebrating the World Day of prayer 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010, 8:00 P.M.
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University
45, Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Tickets: $12; students: $8

Ticket Reservations: 617-496-2222

http://www.budzyntheplay.com

This first-ever performance is being produced as a tribute to Holocaust victims and to mark the World Day of Prayer 2010, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. The production will feature survivors, performers, musicians and dancers featuring music composer Edwin Geist performed by The Irving Fine Society Singers & Ensemble.

“Budzyn” awakens our consciences to the question of theatrical representation dealing with religious identity. The story takes place at the Nazi controlled Budzyn labor camp in Poland, where the commander was well known for subjecting the prisoners to particularly cruel tortures and told as seen through the eyes of one of its survivors, Henry S. Newman,

The commander, knowing that the young Mr. Newman had studied dramatic arts in order to become a director, asks him to organize a small performance with the prisoners in order to entertain him. The catch, however, was that if the Commander didn't laugh, he would humilate Henry in front of the other prisoners before cutting his throat and assuring that he die in slow agony.

Visionary director Guila Clara Kessous uses all forms of art to transmit the testimony of this survivor while overcoming the simple reference to the Shoah by attacking the crucial question of theatrical representation.

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.

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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.

April 6, 2013

Yom Hashoah Commemoration w/Shir Madness, 6 Apr, 2013

A Musical World Recaptured: Klezmer and Yiddish Music Before the Holocaust
A Concert and Commemoration to Benefit the Vilna Shul,
Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture

Featuring Shir Madness Klezmer Band.

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:30 pm
Vilna Shul
18 Phillips Street,
Boston, MA

Tix: $18, $12 for students and seniors.

The rich and vibrant world of Yiddish music, like European Jewry itself, seemed nearly destroyed in the Holocaust, but the legacy of Yiddish music has not been lost. As we commemorate Yom HaShoah this year, we will also celebrate the living heritage of the music that has survived and now thrives again.

From the folk dances that became klezmer wedding staples, to Yiddish theatre tunes, to songs of resistance and of the Jewish labor movement, we will sing and play Jewish music—in remembrance of those we lost, and in celebration of a living tradition that we are passing to future generations.

For more info visit
vilnashul.com/events/event/yom_hashoah_commemoration_concert

April 24, 2014

Concert in honor of Yom Ha-Sho'ah, Berkeley, CA, 24 Apr, 2014

publicity photoHeather Klein Presents
YIDDISH SPRING
Concert in honor of Yom HaShoah

April 24th at 6:30 p.m.
April 27th at 2:00 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 1:30 p.m.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco

Miriam and SarahBay Area soprano Heather Klein performs “Mame Loshn,” an art song cycle in Yiddish by the composer Miriam Miller, with text by Miller’s grandmother, Sarah Traister Moskovitz, from her book of poetry, “Come to the Table.”

The program also features chamber ensemble performances of Yiddish songs written by other living composers from around the world. Klein is joined in performance by members of her Bay Area ensemble, The Inextinguishable Trio, the internationally renowned Bay Area trio Veretski Pass, and guest violinist Steven Greenman of Cleveland.

Part of the 29th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/yiddish-spring-concert-in-honor-of-yom-hashoah

April 27, 2014

Concert in honor of Yom Ha-Sho'ah, Berkeley, CA, 27 Apr, 2014

publicity photoHeather Klein Presents
YIDDISH SPRING
Concert in honor of Yom HaShoah

April 24th at 6:30 p.m.
April 27th at 2:00 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 1:30 p.m.
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St.
San Francisco

Miriam and SarahBay Area soprano Heather Klein performs “Mame Loshn,” an art song cycle in Yiddish by the composer Miriam Miller, with text by Miller’s grandmother, Sarah Traister Moskovitz, from her book of poetry, “Come to the Table.”

The program also features chamber ensemble performances of Yiddish songs written by other living composers from around the world. Klein is joined in performance by members of her Bay Area ensemble, The Inextinguishable Trio, the internationally renowned Bay Area trio Veretski Pass, and guest violinist Steven Greenman of Cleveland.

Part of the 29th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/yiddish-spring-concert-in-honor-of-yom-hashoah

Yes, We Sang!, France, 27 Apr, 2014

Yes, We Sang!
Songs of Communities that Disappeared
A Musical Tribute to the Victims of the Holocaust

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00 PM
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

Join us as we celebrate the music of communities lost in the Holocaust. Our three choirs will sing for you and with you as we remember their songs in Yiddish, Ladino, and Hebrew. Lyrics will be provided for the community sing-along.

Participating Choirs:

• Nigunim Community Chorus
• The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco
• Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/472274482895644/

May 3, 2014

"Lilith, the Night Demon, in One Lewd Act", Berkeley, CA, 3 May, 2014

publicity photo"Lilith, the Night Demon, in One Lewd Act"

Veretski Pass and San Francisco Choral Artists
Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
JCC East Bay
1414 Walnut St.
Berkeley, CA

Tickets TBD

World premiere of a composition by Joshua Horowitz of the internationally renowned Bay Area ensemble Veretski Pass. The trio plays in this performance with San Francisco Choral Artists, a 24-voice chamber ensemble specializing in innovative programming and performance excellence. SFCA has premiered more than 190 works and won the 2012 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming.

The work is a choral mystery drama based on Jewish superstitions that makes wild use of multilingual texts, and ancient sources, and combines homemade instruments with poly-choral avant-garde gestures to create a fantastic, hysterical, bizarre and often moving musical extravaganza, complete with the trio's improvisations.

Lilith, the adult, alternate Jewish story of creation is transformed into a magical folk opera by Veretski Pass in collaboration with the San Francisco Choral Artists. A group of virtuosic multi-instrumentalists, Veretski Pass brings together Jewish and non-Jewish sounds from across Europe.

The extraordinary and often bizarre score to Lilith, composed by award-winning composer, Josh Horowitz, features both choral and instrumental ensembles as well as Heather Klein (Lilith), Anthony Russell (Adam), and Michael Wex (narrator).

The edgy and humorous libretto draws on texts gleaned from Jewish superstitions, omens, dreams, and curses. San Francisco Choral Artists, a chamber ensemble of 24 singers, is widely recognized as one of the finest choral ensembles on the West Coast. The production is directed by Magen Solomon, artistic director of the Choral Artists.

Part of the 29th Jewish Music Festival
More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/lilith-the-night-demon

March 23, 2015

"Violins of Hope," Montreal, Canada, 23 Mar 2015

Violins of Hope
A Book Launch and Musical Performance

Mon, Mar 23, 7:30pm
Segal Centre for Performing Arts
5170 Côte Ste-Catherine
Montreal, QC, Canada

Join Dr. James A. Grymes for the only Canadian stop on his tour to launch his new book, Violins of Hope, with a unique multimedia presentation on Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. James A. Grymes, interim chair of the UNC Charlotte Department of Music, will read from his critically acclaimed new book, Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour, with performances of related music and video clips throughout the evening. A book signing will follow. Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust then recovered and restored by Israeli violin-maker Amnon Weinstein.

Academy Award-winning composer John Williams writes, “Violins of Hope is a work of research and scholarship that forms one of the most moving chronicles in the history of Western music.”

TICKETS
General admission $25, prestige tickets $100 (includes reserved front seating and a private VIP cocktail prior to the performance). For tickets call the Segal Centre Box Office (514) 739-7944 or buy online at segalcentre.org. Prestige tickets available by phone only.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events.

www.jewishpubliclibrary.org

April 18, 2015

"Tales of the Holocaust" Memorial Concert, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 18 Apr 2015

Tales of the Holocaust Memorial Concert
Jane Enkin: songs; Rabbi Karen Soria: readings; Janet Pelletier-Goetze: piano

Saturday April 18 2015, 7:30 pm
Temple Shalom
1077 Grant Street
Winnipeg, MB

Free admission

Songs of hope, songs of love, songs of defiance. Stories of courage, stories of strength, stories of survival. Come to honour and remember through these hauntingly beautiful creative works.

April 19, 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, NYC, 19 Apr 2015

Alicia Jo Rabins, reading AND playing new songs
also appearing: NYC poet/filmmaker Daniel Wolff

Wednesday April 29, 2015, 7:30pm
Mountain Writers Series
TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont,
Portland, OR

$5 suggested donation

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Commemoration, NYC, 19 Apr 2015

דער אויפֿשטאַנד אין וואַרשעווער געטאָ: צום 72סטן יאָרטאָג
72nd anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising

Sunday, April 19th at 12 noon
Warsaw Ghetto Memorial Plaza in Riverside Park,
west side of Riverside Drive between 83rd and 84th Street
NYC

This year as every year, we invite you to join us in remembering the victims of and fighters against the Nazi destruction of European Jewry as we gather in honor of the 72nd anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising. This event is co-sponsored by the Congress for Jewish Culture, the Workmen's Circle/Arbeter-ring, the Jewish Labor Committee.

Chair: Marcel Kshensky, Ed.D

Artistic program:
Paula Teitelbaum will singYiddish songs and lead us in the Partizaner Himen and the Bundishe Shvue.

Irena Klepfisz, Annette Harchik, David Mandelbaum and Shane Baker, Recitations

We hope you will attend and bring friends and family as well.

The Congress for Jewish Culture gratefully acknowledges the Atran Foundation, the Bertha Foundation, and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of New York as well as private donors for their support of this and other programming.

Yes, We Sang!, Berkeley, CA, 19 Apr 2015

Yes, We Sang!
Three Choirs’ Musical Tribute to the victims of the Holocaust: Concert and sing-along

Featuring:
Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay
Nigunim Community Folk Chorus
The Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:00 pm
JCC East Bay 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley
General Admission $10, Seniors and Children FREE

We remember the music of communities lost in the Holocaust. Our three choirs will sing for you and with you, as we recall their songs in Yiddish, Ladino and Hebrew. Lyrics will be provided for the community sing-along.

More info: www.jcceastbay.org/events/2015/04/19/artsculture/yes-we-sang/

April 21, 2015

Yom HaZikaron Remembrances, NYC, 21 Apr 2015

"Sharim VeZochrim"
An evening of Songs and Remembrance for Yom Hazikaron with Moshe Bonen.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 8pm
JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St
NYC 10023

Free Admission. Advance Registration Required!

To reserve you seat Click here!

Moshe Bonen is a multi-faceted musician and experienced Israeli radio broadcaster (Galatz, Galgalatz). With his deep knowledge of Israeli music, Moshe will present and perform well-known songs dedicated to remembering the fallen soldiers and civilians of Israel.

Also featuring Yotam Silberstein on Guitar, Lior Koren on Bass, and Special Guest Shira Averbuch.

The audience is invited to join and sing along during this memorable event.

The event will be conducted in Hebrew.

April 24, 2015

Book of J, Kugelplex in memorial to Armenian genocide, San Francisco, CA, 24 Apr 2015

Songs for the Ancestors

Friday, April 24, 7:30pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA

$15 General, $10 CFNM members

Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg and Jeremiah Lockwood) will play songs from Armenia, Bosnia, Poland, and America. Kugelplex will collaborate with poet James Baloian on a piece about the Armenian genocide and the perseverance of the Armenian people.

James Baloian is a poet who for over fifty years has been writing and publishing poetry that explores the beauty, cruelty, dreams, fears, turbulence, and serenity of human existence and the natural world around us. A selection of his works has been set to original and traditional music that pays homage to the far-reaching tragedy and trauma of the Genocide as well as the love and perseverance of the Armenian people.

April 26, 2015

קאָנצערט מיט עלעאַנאָר ריסאַ Concert with Eleanor Reissa, Bronx, NY, 26 Apr 2015

Our Annual Holocaust Program
A concert by the well known Yiddish singer, actress and director Eleanor Reissa

Sunday, April 26th 2015 1:30 PM
Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Corner 208th street, nr. Montefiore Hospital
4 train to Moshulu Parkway
Bronx, NY

D train to 205th St.

Contribution: $3.50 Members free

917-930-0295

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/974388562585859/

July 18, 2016

Dr. Miriam Isaacs, NYC, 18 Jul 2016

Dr. Miriam Isaacs
"Songs from a Lost World: Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948"

Monday, July 18, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan Library, New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue and 40th Street,
New York, NY

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Sponsored by the Dorot Jewish Division

In 1948, only three years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. In this presentation, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs will explore the meaning of that archive and discuss what these songs tell us about the inner world of refugees and survivors. Many of these songs are rare, some written in the camps or by partisans. Among the most important of the singers was Shmerke Kaczerginski, a partisan and poet and the collector and an actress, Diana Blumenfeld.

Miriam Isaacs received her MA and Ph.D. at Cornell in linguistics. She has specialized in Yiddish language and literature. She was born in a German DP camp and grew up in Yiddish speaking enclaves of Montreal and Brooklyn, New York, graduating from Brooklyn's Erasmus High School and Brooklyn College. She has been working on creating a new website which makes available the lyrics to many of these songs. She will play cuts of the original songs, sung by men, women and children, mainly in Yiddish, but also Russian and Hebrew. Collectively, this body of song constitutes a haunting testimony to survivors’ resilience, courage and humor.

The program is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit:
www.nypl.org/events/programs/2016/07/18/songs-lost-world-singing-resistance-and-renewal-new-york-1948

April 23, 2017

"Yes we sang!," Berkeley, CA, 23 Apr 2017

"Yes, We Sang!," with Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Nigunim Community Folk Chorus, Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, guest singers, and song leader and music director Achi Ben Shalom. Honoring the victims of the Holocaust by singing the songs they loved.

Sunday, April 23, 4:00pm,
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut St
BERKELEY, CA

Tickets: $10 general / no charge seniors, children.
More info: 510.848.0237 X 142, JCC East Bay
www.jcceastbay.org

"Yes we sang!," Berkeley, CA, 23 Apr 2017

"Yes, We Sang!," with Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay, Nigunim Community Folk Chorus, Jewish Folk Chorus of San Francisco, guest singers, and song leader and music director Achi Ben Shalom. Honoring the victims of the Holocaust by singing the songs they loved.

Sunday, April 23, 4:00pm,
JCC East Bay,
1414 Walnut St
BERKELEY, CA

Tickets: $10 general / no charge seniors, children.
More info: 510.848.0237 X 142, JCC East Bay
www.jcceastbay.org

May 29, 2017

A Day of Remembrance, Boston, MA, 29 May 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Mon, May 29, 2017, Exhibit: 10am–5pm / Concert: 3pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Please join us for a free concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Memorial Day Open House in honor of the special exhibition; Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross*. These stunning photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. The exhibit both documents the Holocaust and stands as a tribute to perseverance and memory. JArts is proud to continue our collaboration with the MFA as, together, we present a special Memorial Day concert featuring Frank London. For more information about the exhibition, visit mfa.org or click the “reservations” button.

*Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative