« Burton Greene Trio, Cambridge, MA, Oct 23, 2007 | Main | Burton Greene Trio, Cambridge, MA, Oct 23, 2007 »

Oyhoo: Ghetto Cabaret Diaries, Oct 23, 2007

7th Annual Oyhoo Festival LogoOyhoo Festival

Ghetto Cabaret Diaries
October 23, 2007 08:00PM

The Concert Hall at New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street at Central Park West
Buy Tickets Now

posterOy Vey from Italy premieres “Diary of a Partisan”, Resistance songs from the ghetto of Vilna/Vilius. The extraordinary diary of a Jewish partisan, found within the confines of ghetto and moving to the woodlands of Lithuania during the Nazi occupation. Songs and Music with projection of historical photographs. Amerigo Fontaini, narrator, Gabriela Soltz, Vocals, Daniele Poli, guitar, mandolin, bass, Ugo Galasso, clarinet, Alessandro Moretti, accordion.

World Premier of Basya Schechter of Pharaoh’s Daughter musical interpretation of selected poems from Abraham Joshua Heschel’s diary——one of modern Judaism'’s greatest spiritual authors——written between 1927 and 1933 which appeared in Warsaw when Heschel was only 26 years old. The show is a powerful song cycle; mixing elements of Leonard Cohen meets Kurt Weill with the themes reflecting the foundations of Heschel’s beliefs—struggles with radical spiritual striving to cure the world’s ills.

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)