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Yiddish Song, Columbia U, NYC, Oct 20

"WAITING FOR THE NIGHTINGALE:" Concert of Yiddish Songs

Monday, October 20, 8:00 pm at Columbia's Deutsches Haus, 420 W 116th St. between Amsterdam Ave. and Morningside Dr.

MICHAEL ALPERT (vocals, accordion, guitar, violin) explores the new world of Yiddish songs -- past, present and future -- with acclaimed klezmer musicians

DEBORAH STRAUSS (violin, accordion, vocals) and JEFF WARSCHAUER (guitar, mandolin, vocals). In addition to rare gems of the older Yiddish folksong repertoire, they will perform and discuss new compositions and text settings by Alpert, Warschauer, Bella Gottesman, and Joshua Waletzky.

Announcing an exciting new series (see below) sponsored by the Yiddish Studies Program at Columbia University. The oldest such program in the country, Columbia's Yiddish Studies Program is affiliated with the Department of Germanic Languages.

The Yiddish Studies Program at Columbia University Presents Three Concerts October 20, November 10 and December 8, 2003, curated by Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo. This series is dedicated to presenting performances and lectures that reflect the finest current research and creativity in the fields of klezmer music and Yiddish song.

The 2003 series begins on October 20 with WAITING FOR THE NIGHTINGALE: A concert of contemporary and traditional Yiddish songs performed in words and music by preeminent musician, composer and scholar Michael Alpert in collaboration with the internationally acclaimed Strauss/Warschauer Duo.

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