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Joel Rubin and friends in dance+concert, Ithaca, NY, Mar 21

Jewish Studies at Ithaca College to host big-time Klezmer

On Sunday, March 21st at 7:30 pm the Ithaca College Klezmorim, under
the direction of Dr. Peter Rothbart, will perform a concert for
listening and dancing at Emerson Suites on the Ithaca College Campus.
They will be joined and led by world-renowned klezmer clarinetist Joel
and his Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble. Yiddish dance
expert Roey Mendel will teach and lead klezmer dance before and during
the concert.

Contact: Aron Gutman agutman@ithaca.edu or 607-274-7001.

Klezmer music lovers of Ithaca are very fortunate to have a great
resource in town this year. Joel Rubin is a post-doctoral Mellon
fellow in the Music Department at Cornell University. He is teaching
courses on Klezmer music and ethnomusicology, directing the Cornell
Klezmer Ensemble, and consulting and performing with the Cornell Mid
East Ensemble. Joel has been active in the 'Klezmer revival' movement
since it's inception in the late 1970's and early 1980's. He has
performed and written widely while helping to produce a film and
numerous recordings and special broadcasts on Klezmer and other Jewish
musical traditions. Cornell University will host a special residency
with members of the Joel Rubin Jewish Music Ensemble from 3/16-19/04.

The Ithaca College concert will include a performance by Joel Rubin
with visiting Italian accordionist Claudio Jacomucci and Peter
Rushefsky on tsimbl (an Eastern European Jewish hammered dulcimer) as
well as collaborations with the student ensembles from both campuses.
Roey Mendel of Rochester's 12 Corners Klezmer Band will teach a
Yiddish dance workshop preceding the concert at 5:30pm, and will lead
dancing during the performance.

This event, a culmination of this year's series of Yiddishkayt
programs, is sponsored by Jewish Studies with support from Hillel and
the School of Music at Ithaca College. The concert is free and open
to the public. Sunday, March 21st, 2004 in Emerson Suites in Phillips
Hall, Ithaca College. 7:30 concert and 5:30 dance workshop.

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