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Michael Alpert, Hankus Netsky, KCB, "The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song," Waltham, MA, 16 Nov 2011

posterWednesday, November 16: The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song

A Concert, Lecture and Dance, Featuring Hankus Netsky, Michael Alpert, members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and students from the New England Conservatory

Slosberg Hall, Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 8:15PM (pre-concert lecture at 7:30PM)

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the program in Yiddish and Eastern European Studies and the department of music at Brandeis University will present "The Art of Klezmer and Yiddish Song." The evening will feature internationally renowned Yiddish singer, fiddler, and dance leader Michael Alpert along with local klezmer revival pioneer, Dr. Hankus Netsky, virtuoso klezmer clarinetist Zoe Christiansen, and members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

The program will begin at 7:30 with an introductory lecture entitled "Eastern European Jewish Musical Roots - Still a Vital Wellspring." A concert will follow at 8:15 PM followed by a dance and refreshments for all. People of all ages are welcome to come and celebrate the renewal of traditional Eastern European Jewish culture!

Michael Alpert is a founding member of the klezmer super-group, Brave Old World and a former member of Kapelye. Hankus Netsky is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Music Director for Itzhak Perlman's "In the Fiddler's House" and "Soul of Jewish Music" projects. He directs the Discovery Project at the National Yiddish Book Center and is chair of the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory. Zoe Christiansen is a student in the Contemporary Improvisation Department at the New England Conservatory.

Our Co-Sponsors:
The Department of Music at Brandeis University
The Tauber Institut for the Study of European Jewry
The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University
The National Center for Jewish Film
The Goethe Institut Boston
The Yiddish Committee of Boston Workmen's Circle
The German Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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