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January 22, 2017

Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend, Toronto, ON, Canada, 22 Jan 2017

Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend

Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 11am, 2pm, 5pm
A Yiddishe Mame
1416 Centre St, Vaughan, Ontario L4J 3N1

Tix online

The fear of the other is a primal biological instinct. The other is scary. The other is naturally perceived as a threat. Authors and directors exploit that fear in movies about the extraterrestrial aliens. The chauvinist politicians "divide and conquer" by picturing migrants and refugees in the eyes of their electorate as that scary Other (how topical it is today!). By launching the program GoyFriend -- the Jew in the Eyes of the Other - together with my colleagues - Sasha Lurje and Litvakus we're digging out those ancient fears from the Baltic and Slavic folklore. We want to place them in the bright daylight and examine, and also see attempts to near, understand, reflect and sometimes accept the Other in one's own narrative.

More on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/344732389247328/

The event is co-presented by Ashkenaz and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre, and is sponsored by JCC Association’s Making Music Happen Centennial Grant Initiative, funded by a grant from Marvin J. Pertzik and the Mary Livingston Griggs and Mary Griggs Burke Foundation.

Manny Blanc Project, City Winery Brunch, NYC, 22 Jan 2017

Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on Oct 2, 2016 features the Manny Blanc Project.

city wineryGeneral Admission: $10
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/

Got fun Nekome (God of Vengeance), NYC, 22 Jan 2017

logoGot fun Nekome (God of Vengeance)
by Sholem Asch

Sun, Jan 22, 2017, 3pm
New Yiddish Rep at LaMamam
74A E. 4th St.
NYC

Tix/more info

The most controversial Yiddish play of all time by one of the greatest Yiddish writers has its first New York revival in over 70 years. In Yiddish with English supertitles.

"The depth of this play is one of the reasons Sholem Asch should have gotten the Nobel Prize for literature."—Ari Davidow, KlezmerShack

Heartland Klezmorim, Lansing, MI, 22 Jan 2017

Heartland KlezmorimHeartland Klezmorim

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 PM - 4:30 PM
Lansing City Market
325 City Market Dr,
Lansing, Michigan 48912

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/121886838301648/

Betty Reicher, Paris, France, 22 Jan 2017

Better Reicher / Concert Franco-yiddish

Sunday, Jan 22, 2017, 4 PM
Cercle Bernard Lazare
10 Rue Saint Claude,
75003 Paris, France

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/268511420233361/

January 25, 2017

Alpen Klezmer—Zum Meer, München, Germany, 25 Jan 2017

Alpen KlezmerAlpen Klezmer
Andrea Pancur (singen) mit Christian Dawid (Klarinette), Michel Watzinger (Hackbrett), Alex Haas (Bass)

FraunhoferVolksmusiktage – Theater im Fraunhofer,
Fraunhoferstr. 9
80469 München, Germany

January 27, 2017

Heather Klein, Las Vegas, NV, 22 Jan 2017

Heather Klein

Yiddish Goes to Town!
Concert of Yiddish Theater Songs
pianist: Jason Manlapaz

Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 pm
Whitney Library Concert Series
5175 E. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV

January 28, 2017

Litvakus w/Sasha Lurje, 28 Jan 2017

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Sat, Jan 28, 2017, 6pm
The Community Church of Little Neck,
46-16 Little Neck Pkwy,
Little Neck, NY 11362

Metis Performing Arts Series (3rd Season) present: Litvakus feat. Sasha Lurje (Berlin) with their new program spotlighting the Baltic-Slavic-Jewish cultural crossroads in music. Admittance: $30 general admission, $15 seniors.

Tix: Use code METISCONCERT28

Facebook: www.facebook.com/metisconcertseriesqueens/

Ezekiel's Wheels, Somerville, MA, 28 Jan 2017

Ezekiel's WheelsEzekiel's Wheels

Sat, Jan 28, 2017, 7pm
The Burren
247 Elm St,
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

Tickets available online

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1386739264678631/

Last Yiddish Heroes" Lost & Found WWII songs of Soviet Jews, Chapel Hill, NC, 3 Jan 2017

Last Yiddish Heroes" Lost & Found WWII songs of Soviet Jews
A concert and talk by Dr. Anna Shternshis & Psoy Korolenko

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM
Gerrard Hall, UNC
226-234 E Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Tel: 909-962-1509

More info on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/698830463624691/

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Antwerp, Belgium, 28 Jan 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

January 28, 2017
deSingel, Desguinlei 25
Antwerp, B 2018 Belgium

More info: klezmatics.com/event/klezmatics-30th-anniversary-tour-3/

January 29, 2017

"Yiddish in a day" featuring Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, Walnut Creek, CA, 29 Jan 2017

Yiddish In A Day: Giving Voice To Story, Wisdom & Humor. 2:00pm, Sally
Holzman and Terry Stokes will share stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, the "Elders of Chelm", and honored rabbis. 3:30pm, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, in concert.

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2pm
Congregation B'nai Shalom
74 Eckley Ln,
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: (925) 934-9446

Tickets: $10 storytelling only / $18 storytelling + concert / no charge students 18 and under.

Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, Winchester, MA, 29 Jan 2017

shirimShirim Klezmer Orchestra

Sun, Jan 29, 2017, 3pm (free reception at 2:30pm)
Winchester Community Music School
407 Highland Ave.
Winchester, MA 01890
FREE

From traditional to classical to jazz/rock/fusion, the repertoire of the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra mirrors the diversity of the offerings of WCMS. The concert will feature music from their many studio recordings, plus musical highlights from the thousands of concerts, parties, and events they have played. Hear traditional tunes from the rich tradition of Eastern European Jewish Music; classical/klezmer crossover arrangements of pieces by Tchaikovsky and others; plus original compositions which have been performed and recorded by many other bands. Come help us celebrate the 35th anniversaries of both the Shirim Klezmer Orchestra and Winchester Community Music School. Free admission. Join us for a pre-concert reception at 2:30 pm.

More info: www.winchestermusic.org/events/faculty-concert-glenn-dickson-and-shirim-klezmer-orchestra

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Luxembourg-Grund, Luxembourg, 29 Jan 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

January 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Salle Robert Krieps,
28, rue Münster
Luxembourg-Grund, L-2160 Luxembourg

Centre Culturel de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster

More info: klezmatics.com/event/1655/

January 30, 2017

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Brussels, 30 Jan 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

January 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Salle M,
Rue Ravenstein
BRUXELLES, 23 1000

More info: klezmatics.com/event/klezmatics-30th-anniversary-tour-4/

February 1, 2017

Klezmatics 30th Anniv. Tour/CD release, Groningen, the Netherlands, 1 Feb 2017

imagesThe Klezmatics 30th Anniversary Tour, celebrates release of "אָפיקורסים | Apikorsim | Heretics"

February 1, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
De Oosterpoort,
Kleine Zaal, Trompsingel
Groningen, 27 9724 DA Netherlands

More info: klezmatics.com/event/klezmatics-30th-anniversary-tour-5/

February 4, 2017

Octavia & Hankus Netsky, Somerville, MA, 4 Feb 2017

Join vocalist OCTAVIA and keyboardist HANKUS NETSKY for a delightful evening of Jazz Standards, Gospel, and Blues!

Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 7pm
The Burren
247 Elm St,
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144

OCTAVIA has performed in the Boston area to the delight of many, and she has also been blessed to travel to South Africa, Brazil, and Nicaragua to share her musical talents in spirited performances of Gospel, Blues, and Jazz repertoire.

A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, HANKUS NETSKY is chair of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

Tickets available online

February 9, 2017

Heather Klein, San Francisco, CA, 9 Feb 2017

Heather Klein
Shanghai Angel
Lecture/Preview: Creating a Show About My Immigrant Grandmother
with: Joshua Horowitz

Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 pm
Jewish Community Library
1835 Ellis St
San Francisco, CA

א יידישע וואגנער A Yidishe Wagner, NYC, 9 Feb 2017

א יידישע וואגנער
A Yidishe Wagner

Thurs, Feb 9, 2017, 7:30pm
14th Street Y
344 E 14th St,
New York, New York 10003

Was Richard Wagner the original author of his operas, or did he steal from a forgotten jewish composer? How would the Ring cycle sound in yiddish? How many 4-hour operas can you make out of jewish mythology?

These are all great questions, the basis for a new opera project currently under development at LABA - a laboratory for jewish culture at the 14th Street Y.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1254284627987592/

LJPL Yiddish Love Café, Montreal, QC, Canada, 9 Feb 2017

JPL Yiddish Love Café
As Long as We Can Be Together

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m
Jewish Public Library
5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, QC, Canada

Admission: $7 for members and students, $12 for non-members.
For tickets and information call 514-345-6416 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

Join us for a cabaret-style evening, featuring love songs and poems by some exceptional Montreal talent. Performers include Henri Oppenheim, Janie Respitz, Yoni Kaston and more. Refreshments will be served.

JPL LogoThe Jewish Public Library, founded in Montreal in 1914, is committed to encouraging and promoting the Yiddish language, culture and literature, by collecting and preserving Yiddish materials, and by presenting a variety of cultural events. Sponsored by the Augenfeld Family Endowment of the JPL.

February 12, 2017

"Russians and Jews", Seattle, WA, 12 Feb 2017

Russians & Jews

Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 7pm
Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall
200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101
Tel: 206.215.4747

Event website

Sean Osborn, clarinet
Steven Greenman & Liza Zurlinden, violins
Jason Fisher, viola
Nathan Whittaker, cello
Byron Schenkman, piano

Music of Glinka (Sonata for viola and piano), Prokofiev ("Overture on Hebrew Themes"), and composers associated with the Russian Society for Jewish Folk Music, featuring "the extraordinary klezmer violinist Steven Greenman" (Pittsburgh Post-Tribune).

February 19, 2017

Klezperanto, Greenfield, MA, 19 Feb 2017

Klezperanto!

Saturday, Feb 19, 2017, 6:30pm
The Arts Block
289 Main St,
Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/127531977754228/

The sound of Klezmer Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 19 Feb 2017

The Chestnut Hill Community Concert Series presents:
The Sound of Klezmer Philadelphia
Featuring the Philadelphia Klezmer Heritage Ensemble, Directed by Hankus Netsky
with Diane Monroe, Bob Butryn, Susan Watts, Bobby Block, Dan Blacksburg, Barry Wahrhaftig, Steve Beskrone, and Elaine Hoffman Watts.

Sunday, February 19, 8PM
Temple Beth Shalom
8231 Old York Road,
Elkins Park, PA 19027

All ages show. Venue is wheelchair accessible.

General Admission: $25, Students, Seniors (over 65) and Weavers Way Co-op members $18
Plenty of room for dancing!

Tix/info online
Important note: please do not contact the synagogue for info or tickets, Please use the ticket link above

For additional info Contact Barry Wahrhaftig at 215-380-2588
Made possible in part by Eric Bruskin to honor his father Sidney, who loves this music

February 22, 2017

"Odessa a city of rogues and schnorrers", London, UK, 22 Feb 2017

Revolution17 Dash Cafe: Odessa a city of rogues and schnorrers

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 | Doors 7pm for 7.30pm starts | FREE
Rich Mix,
35-47 Bethnal Green Road,
London, E1 6LA

In February’s Café, we’ll delve into the world of Isaac Babel's Odessa. We’ll explore his tales of the dark underbelly of the city, filled with gangsters, prostitutes, beggars and smugglers and everyday Jewish life.
Our Café will include the first part of Michale Boganim’s documentary Odessa Odessa (2005) which captures the former yiddish stars of Odessa living out their last days in deep poverty in the crumbling city, readings from the Boris Dralyuk’s new translation of Babel’s Odessa stories published this year by Pushkin Press and songs from Russian / Yiddish maestro Polina Shepherd and London Yiddish Choir.

More info: www.dasharts.org.uk/events/dashcafes.html

March 3, 2017

Sephardic Kabbalat Shabbat, Boston, MA, 3 Mar 2017

Sephardic Kabbalat Shabbat w/Dr. Samuel Thomas

Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 6pm
Temple Israel
471 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA

Ethnomusicologist and professional musician/singer Dr. Samuel Thomas will lead Kabbalat Shabbat favorites to Sephardic melodies. After services, there will be an Oneg Shabbat reception and an opportunity to explore Sephardic culture. Dr. Thomas is the leader of the band Asefa and artistic director of the New York Andalus Ensemble.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

March 4, 2017

Asefa, Somerville, MA, 4 Mar 2017

Asefa

Sat, Mar 4, 2017, 6pm
ONCE Ballroom
156 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Dinner and concert: $65 or $118 for two (6pm)
Concert only: $25 (8pm)

Spanish and Ladino poetry combine with North African rhythms and jazz to create the distinct sound of Asefa. Led by ethnomusicologist Dr. Samuel Thomas, Asefa features some of NYC’s finest Jewish, jazz and world musicians. We’ll discuss Asefa’s Ladino roots over a Sephardic-inspired meal created Somerville’s award-winning Cuisine en Locale. With an after-dinner concert, of course.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Preßburger Klezmer Band, Bratislava, Slovakia, 4 Mar 2017

Preßburger Klezmer Band

Saturday, March 4 at 7 PM - 10 PM UTC+01
Véčko
Námestie SNP 12,
81234 Bratislava, Slovakia

Tickets available

Prvý bratislavský koncert PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND v roku 2017 s tým najlepším z viac ako 20-ročného repertoáru. Hudba, ktorá vás dvihne k tancu, ale aj dojme k slzám.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/752694931548044/

March 5, 2017

The Art in Heaven project, Dedham, MA, 5 Mar 2017

The Art in Heaven Project

Sun, Mar 5, 2017, 2pm
NewBridge on the Charles
7000 Great Meadow Road
Dedham, MA 02026

Art in Heaven is a film by photographer Z.S. Rosenfeld who traveled across Europe capturing sacred architectural icons of lost Jewish communities. Asefa’s Gibraltar-born guitarist and singer, Elie Massias creates an improvised soundtrack to the film with guitar, voice, saxophone, keyboard, and looping recorder, bringing these disappearing, sacred structures back to life. Reception to follow.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$18

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

March 11, 2017

Malkah Lerner w/Ugly Beauties—CD launch, Toronto, ON, Canada, 11 Mar 2017

Ugly Beauties CD launch Strange Attractors
Marilyn Lerner, piano; Matt Brubeck, cello; Nick Fraser, drums

Sat, Mar 11, 2017, 7pm
Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8

In celebration! Ugly Beauties 2nd CD, Strange Attractors CD launch and concert.
And Malkah's 60th Birthday which she wants to celebrate making music!
Dinner at 7, show at 9 p.m. 2 sets, 9:00 p.m./10:30 p.m.
Cover $25/20 students

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1363702073679935/

March 16, 2017

Big Galut(e)/NY Klezmer Series, Brooklyn, NY, 16 Mar 2017

Big Galut(e)

Thursday, Mar 16, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

March 18, 2017

Big Galut(e), Oneonta, NY, 18 Mar 2017

Big Galut(e)

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Star Theater
Hartwick College Foreman Series
Anderson Center Theater
Hartwick College
Oneonta NY 13820

March 22, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, York, UK, 22 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
National Centre for Early Music
York, UK

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner, Boston, MA, 22 Mar 2017

A Celebration of Composer Yehudi Wyner
The First Annual Michael B. Rukin Memorial Concert

Wed, Mar 22, 2017—6 PM reception, 7:30 PM concert
Jordan Hall,
30 Gainsborough St.,
Boston, MA

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Award among countless honors,
Yehudi Wyner is a treasure of Boston classical music. "A musical mensch-in-residence," the Boston Globe describes him as "a composer with a fiercely independent spirit, a modernist who believes that serious music can and should bring sensual pleasure."

The concert will capture the eclectic diversity of his work, performed by outstanding artists, including: clarinetist Richard Stolzman, violinist Daniel Stepner, double bassist Susan Hagen, Susan Davenny-Wyner conducting, Yehudi on the piano and many more--plus a few surprises. Following the performance, Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Lloyd Schwartz engages Yehudi in a conversation.

TICKETS/more info available online:
Preferred seating & pre-concert reception: $125
Reserved seating: $20 & $40

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Idan Raichel, NYC, 22 Mar 2017

Idan Raichel (of the Idan Raichel Project)

Wed, Mar 22, 2017
City Winery
155 Varick St.,
NYC
212 608 0555

Tix/More info

March 23, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Gateshead, UK, 23 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Thu, 23 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Sage Two
St Mary's Square,
Gateshead Quays,
Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Tix/More info: sagegateshead.com/event/sklanberg-and-the-sheperds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

Idan Raichel, NYC, 23 Mar 2017

Idan Raichel (of the Idan Raichel Project)

Wed, Mar 23, 2017
City Winery
155 Varick St.,
NYC
212 608 0555

Tix/More info

March 24, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Birmingham, UK, 24 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Fri, 24 Mar, 2017, 8pm
Theatre
Mac Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

Tix/More info: macbirmingham.co.uk/event/sklamberg-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 25, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Cambridge, UK, 25 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sat, 25 Mar, 2017, 8pm
J2
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way,
Cambridge, CB1 7GX, UK

Price:£11.50
Tix/More info: www.junction.co.uk/sklamberg-the-shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 26, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Milton Keyes, UK, 26 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 26 Mar, 2017, 8pm
jim Marshall Auditorium
The Stables
Wavendon
Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU, UK

Price:£12.50 / £9.50 students/children
Tix/More info: www.stables.org/Whats_on/Event/Sklamberg_and_the_Shepherds

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu, NYC, 26 Dec 2016

Extra evening added due to demand
Festival of Light: An Evening with Matisyahu

Mon, Dec 26, 2016, 8pm (doors open 6pm)
City Winery/New York
155 Varick St.
NYC

More info/tix: www.citywinery.com

March 28, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bristol, UK, 28 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Tue, 28 Mar, 2017, 8pm
The Lantern
Colston St,
Bristol BS1 5AR, United Kingdom

Price: £10.75 to £12.90 incl. booking fee
Tix/More info: www.colstonhall.org/shows/sklamberg-the-shepherds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 29, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Sheffield, UK, 29 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Tix/More info: concerts.sheffield.ac.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

March 30, 2017

Aveva, Somerville, MA, 30 Mar 2017

Ethiopian-Israeli funk w/Aveva

Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 8pm
Somerville Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
617.718.2191

Dinner and concert: $65 or $118 for two (6pm)
Concert only: $25 (8pm)

Spanish and Ladino poetry combine with North African rhythms and jazz to create the distinct sound of Asefa. Led by ethnomusicologist Dr. Samuel Thomas, Asefa features some of NYC’s finest Jewish, jazz and world musicians. We’ll discuss Asefa’s Ladino roots over a Sephardic-inspired meal created Somerville’s award-winning Cuisine en Locale. With an after-dinner concert, of course.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$20 – $25

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

March 31, 2017

Ethiopian-Israeli Shabbat Dinner with Aveva, Boston, MA, 31 Mar 2017

Ethiopian-Israeli Shabbat Dinner with Aveva

Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 6:30pm
Fenway Community Center, Boston
1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

A rising star in the Israeli music scene, Aveva will share her story – from her family’s journey from Ethiopia, to her musical adventures across Israel and Europe, including performing with Idan Raichel and competing on Israel’s The Voice. All while we enjoy that magic that happens when Ethiopian and Israeli chefs cook together to create an African-inspired Shabbat dinner.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bangor, UK, 31 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Fri, 31 Mar, 2017
Pontio,
Bangor University,
Deiniol Road,
Bangor, LL57 2TQ, UK

Tix/More info: www.pontio.co.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 2, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, St. Edmundsbury, UK, 2 Apr 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 2 Apr, 2017
The Apex,
Arc shopping center
St. Andrews St. North
St Edmundsbury, UK

Tix/More info: www.theapex.co.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 4, 2017

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, London, UK, 4 Apr 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Sun, 4 Apr, 2017
Rich Mix,
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road
London, E1 6LA, UK

Tix/More info: www.richmix.org.uk/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.

April 20, 2017

Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret, Natick, MA, 20 Apr 2017

Seth Rudetsky and Judy Kuhn: A Broadway Cabaret

Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 7:30pm
Center for the Arts in Natick
14 Summer Street
Natick, MA 01760
508.647.0097

An evening of song and conversation with two of Broadway’s brightest lights. Seth is a pianist, actor, Playbill columnist, and host on Sirius/XM’s On Broadway. He has played for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Ragtime, Les Misérables, and Phantom of the Opera. Singing the lead in Disney’s Pocahontas and currently starring on Broadway as Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Judy Kuhn is a four-time Tony award nominee. Expect a wonderful evening of songs and stories.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$40

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

May 25, 2017

Nikitov, Canton, MA, 25 May 2017

Nikitov

Thu, May 25, 2017, noon
Orchard Cove
1 Del Pond Road
Canton, MA 02021

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$25 (includes lunch)

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Nikitov, Somerville, MA, 25 May 2017

Nikitov

Thu, May 25, 2017, 7:30pm
The Burren
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$20 advance / 25 door

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

May 29, 2017

A Day of Remembrance, Boston, MA, 29 May 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Mon, May 29, 2017, Exhibit: 10am–5pm / Concert: 3pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Please join us for a free concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Memorial Day Open House in honor of the special exhibition; Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross*. These stunning photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. The exhibit both documents the Holocaust and stands as a tribute to perseverance and memory. JArts is proud to continue our collaboration with the MFA as, together, we present a special Memorial Day concert featuring Frank London. For more information about the exhibition, visit mfa.org or click the “reservations” button.

*Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

June 15, 2017

Martha Graham Cracker, Cambridge, MA, 15 Jun 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Thu, June 15, 2017, 7:30pm
Oberon
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Martha Graham Cracker is considered to be Philadelphia’s best cabaret performer. Created by Dito van Reigersberg, Martha is a powerful 6 foot+ cabaret singer, comedian, and entertainer. In obvious need of manscaping, Martha and her band will provide a marvelous and moving evening of song. Martha was a year-long artist-in-residence at the National Jewish Museum and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub in NYC, L’Etage, and elsewhere. After the show, enjoy an audience talkback with Martha and Abe Rybeck, founder of Boston’s Theater Offensive.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$25

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

August 21, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 22, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 23, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 24, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 25, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 26, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 27, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org