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Zalmen Mlotek, Winnipeg Mameloshen Fest, 22 May, 2012

The Festival opens on May 22 with a The Magical World of Yiddish Song featuring acclaimed singer Zalmen Mlotek. Mlotek is an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theatre music and is a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds. He was raised in a prominent Yiddish-speaking family renowned for its Jewish songbook collections. Zalmen’s deep roots in Yiddish culture and elite musical education have merged with his talent and passion into a career that has revitalized the world of Yiddish music and theatre. He brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway and off-Broadway stages as a co-creator, music director, and conductor of Those Were the Days, the first bilingual music honored with a Drama Desk Award and nominated for two Tony Awards. He is the Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theater – Folksbiene, America’s only Yiddish theater. Joining Zalmen on stage will be Yiddish musical theatre performer Lisa Fishman.

Winnipeg Art Gallery
330 Memorial Blvd
Winnipeg, Canada

Ticket Information:
Zalmen Mlotek: The Magical World of Yiddish Song, $25

More info: www.radyjcc.com or call 477-7510.

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