BEYLE100: Celebrating a Century of the Yiddish Songs, Poetry & Artistic Vision of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman – Live on Zoom
Join us for a special online concert celebrating the 100th Birthday of Yiddish songwriter/poet/singer Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman (1920-2013). The program, conceived by Binyumen Schaechter, and organized by Schaechter with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, will feature a number of the Yiddish world’s leading contemporary performers including Michael Alpert, Sharon Bernstein, Dovid Braun, Patrick Farrell, Itzik Gottesman, Svetlana Kundish, Janet Leuchter, Sasha Lurje, Sarah Myerson, Binyumen Schaechter, Reyna Schaechter, Temma Schaechter, Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, Asya Vaisman Schulman, Alicia Svigals, Perl Teitelbaum, Theresa Tova, Lucette van den Berg, Josh Waletzky, and Hy Wolfe. Yiddish actor Shane Baker will serve as emcee.
Born in Vienna and raised in Chernovitz (then Romania, now Ukraine), Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman came to New York in 1951, and created an oeuvre of vivid songs and poetry covering a wide range of subjects from subway musicians, to personal reminiscences, to descriptions of street life near her home in the Bronx. Writing in Yiddish, Schaechter-Gottesman’s work uniquely captures universal themes from intimate snapshots, while humanizing the bustle of modern life. Schaechter-Gottesman was named a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2005, and her songs continue to be performed and enjoyed across the globe.
Shane Baker, Dovid Braun, Itzik Gottesman, Ethel Raim, Pete Rushefsky, Binyumen Schaechter, Josh Waletzky, Alex Weiser