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Tantshoyz w/Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arkady Goldenshteyn, NYC, 4 Apr, 2012

DancingTantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party
Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 08:00 PM

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Wednesday, Apr 4 at 08:00 PM

Arkady Goldenshtein was born in Mogilev-Podolsk on the border of Ukraine and Moldova in 1963 and grew up in Moldova. He has lived in Israel since 1990. Goldenshtein has played klezmer on the clarinet since childhood, and performed regularly in affairs of the Jewish community during the Communist era, which was in those days a somewhat risky venture. He has participated in many festivals in Israel and abroad, most recently the KlezKanada Festival and has toured in England and Germany. His ensembles have been awarded prizes at the Safed and Raanana Klezmer Festivals in Israel. He currently conducts the Haifa Klezmer Orchestra, and teaches clarinet in conservatories and in the public school system.

Benjy Fox-Rosen's Quintet presents an arresting synthesis of Yiddis folk songs, art songs, Klezmer music, and original compositions. Band leader Fox-Rosen – singer, composer, and bassist – is joined by some of the most compelling klezmer musicians in New York City. Together, they focus on the poetry of beloved Krakow songwriter Mordechai Gebirtig, presenting his poems as alluring and engaging art songs.

This evening will be the US premiere of an as yet unnamed suite of compositions from the poetry of Gebirtig!

Featuring: Benjy Fox-Rosen: voice, bass, Michael Winograd: clarinet, Patrick Farrell: accordion, Avi Fox-Rosen: guitar, and Tyshawn Sorey: drums

4:30-6:00PM Yiddish Class taught by Dmitri Slepovitch $25

6 - 7:30PM Klezmer Workshop led by Aaron Alexander and various esteemed guests $25
8 – 9:15PM Benjy Fox-Rosen and Arkady Goldenshteyn $15 (includes a drink)
9:30 – 11PM Klezmer Jam Session, led by Aaron Alexander and guests

Full evening pass $35 (includes Workshop or Yiddish Class, Concert, Jam Session & one drink!)

More info: sixthstreetsynagogue.org/special-events

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