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Alan Bern Lecture, Center for Traditional Music and Dance, New York, NY, 9 May 2011

Monday, May 9: CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, the Center for Jewish History and the American Society for Jewish Music present The Weimar Klezmer Republic: Creating a Center for Yiddish Culture in Germany, a multi-media lecture by composer/musician Alan Bern. Bern's talk will cover the surprising interest in klezmer music in Germany as well as his work in creating Yiddish Summer Weimar - now ten years old and one of the most celebrated institutes for Yiddish culture in the world. In addition to founding and directing Yiddish Summer Weimar, Bern is Music Director of the internationally renowned Brave Old World ensemble, and leads the Other Europeans, an international ensemble of fourteen leading musicians who explore the connections between Jewish and Roma musical traditions. Admission: $15, $10 for CJH/CTMD members. (7:00PM)

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