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Free Yiddishfest, Chicago, IL, Jul 13

Classic And Contemporary Yiddish Divas at Workmen’s Circle’s Yiddishfest 2006 Free Concert on Thursday July 13

Damrosch Park free concert to feature rare appearance by legendary Yiddish diva Claire Barry and newly-formed Yiddish group Three Yiddish Divas also starring Mitch Smolkin and Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Join fellow music lovers and Yiddish enthusiasts on Thursday July 13 @ 7:00 PM for Yiddishfest 2006: With Heart and Soul (Mit harts un neshame), a joyous free concert of music in mamaloshn at Damrosch Park in Lincoln Center at 62nd St. near Amsterdam Avenue. The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring has hosted free public Yiddish concerts since 1969 featuring legendary and international cultural icons including Molly Picon, Itzhak Perlman, Mandy Patinkin and numerous other giants.

VIP Seating available, for more information, please contact 212-889-6800 x 271.

Artist Roster

  • Claire Barry—of the legendary Barry Sisters has charmed audiences across the globe, singing in Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew and English. One of the first American Jewish artists to perform Yiddish in the former Soviet Union, Barry has also sung for Israeli troops during the Yom Kippur War (at the request of the Israeli government).
  • The Three Yiddish Divas—Three of the most prominent names in contemporary Yiddish performance—Joanne Borts, Adrienne Cooper, and Theresa Tova, blend their multilingual repertoire and phenomenal talents.
  • Mitch Smolkin- This 27-year-old Klezmer impresario brings his boundless energy to classic Yiddish songs.
  • Maxwell Street Klezmer Band—founded in 1983, this Chicago band brings an old-fashioned spirit of fun to their performances of dance music, folk songs, theatre medleys and jazzy Yiddish pop music from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Musical Director: Zalmen Mlotek
Concert Producer: Moishe Rosenfeld
CONTACT: Rachel Zuckerman, Communications Associate
212-889-6800 ext. 319
or email Workmen's Circle

Today’s Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring, the welcoming and nurturing home for a new generation of Jews, is dedicated to the vitality of Jewish Community, Yiddish Culture and Social Justice.

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