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Metropolitan Klezmer, NYC, 14 Nov 2016

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer: Music from the Yiddish Cinema

Monday, November 14 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Ave,
New York, New York 10023

FREE, but requires ticket

One of the Metropolitan Klezmer’s specialties is the richly varied music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks. Join us for an evening of original klezmer arrangements performed live by the full octet, interpolated with scenes both from celebrated movie classics and lesser-known cinematic gems onscreen: Hasidic chant and sewing song from The Dybbuk; tenement wedding dance from Uncle Moses; melodies performed for newsreels made by Moscow’s State Yiddish Theater; Second Avenue swing, haunting love songs, and a little-known folkloric grandma’s dance, as heard in the Polish films of Molly Picon. A panoply of footage excerpts will be shared onscreen, interspersed with the band's exhilarating live musical interpretations of music found & inspired by vintage celluloid versions: Archival clips alternating with our live ensemble's re-takes on an astonishing array of movie music.

This multi-media concert event is offered free to the public -- first come, first served; so we recommend arriving early for a seat.

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