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Cantor Janet Leuchter & the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, NYC, Mar 10


Cantor Janet Leuchter and the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, in "Provisions for the Journey: Recovering the Spiritual Songs of Yiddish Culture"

Thursday, March 10, 7:45 pm
Congregation Beth Elohim
271 Garfield Place (corner 8th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

by subway: #2 or #3 to Grand Army Plaza, or #F to 7th Avenue or Q to 7th Av.

Admission $7; Refreshments served (Refreshments are kosher, as always)

Cantor Janet Leuchter of Congregation Beth Elohim, together with the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, present rarely heard traditional religious vocal music, featuring songs exclusively in Yiddish, and others reflecting the multi-lingual culture of East European Jewry. Transmitted orally or found exclusively in archival recordings, some of these songs have never before been written down or performed.

Cantor Leuchter has performed and taught Yiddish songs throughout North America. She was vocalist with the first all-women klezmer band "Klez-meydlekh" and can be heard on a number of recordings and soundtracks.

Guitarist, mandolinist and singer Jeff Warschauer and violinst, accordionist and singer Deborah Strauss are among the most active klezmer/Yiddish performers on the international scene, and are also in demand as teachers. They have appeared and recorded with Itzhak Perlman, the Klezmer Conservatory Band (as longtime members) and many others. When not touring, they can be found at home in Park Slope.

The Kavehoyz series is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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