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Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, NYC, 31 May 2015

From Paris to Peretz: A Musical Tour
Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus (JPPC)
Binyumen Schaechter, Conductor

Featured soloists
Cantor Joel Caplan
Di Shekhter-tekhter (Reyna & Temma)

Sun, May 31, 2015, 4:30pm
Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway (corner 95th Street),
New York City

Tickets: $40, $25; groups of 15 or more: $30, $20
SymphonySpace.org (212) 864-5400

Last year, the JPPC's repertoire was devoted to Yiddish music about America. This year's concert takes you across the ocean, featuring old and new Yiddish songs about Paris, Spain, Poland, Ukraine, Israel and elsewhere, including these songs:

Beltz (in Moldavia)
Rumeynye (Romania)
Varshe (Warsaw)
Vilne (Vilnius)
Ba di taykhn fun Bovl (By the Waters of Babylon)

And musical settings of works by I.L. Peretz, the Father of Yiddish Literature:

The cantata Oyb nisht nokh hekher (If Not Higher Still)

And his poem Ale mentshn zaynen brider (All People Are Brothers) inspired by and set to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"

Oh, and this will be a Beethoven World Premiere - an instrumental section of Beethoven's 9th Symphony newly adapted for chorus!

English translations provided

For info about the JPPC and their concerts, and to get a sample from YouTube videos of their previous concerts, click here: TheJPPC.org

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