Join YIVO Sound Archivist and the Klezmatics’ lead singer Lorin Sklamberg for his first-ever concert of the ballads of the beloved legendary Yiddish bard of Krakow, Mordkhe Gebirtig (1877-1842). The program will focus on the lyrics contained in the precious set of Gebirtig’s hand-written notebooks acquired by the YIVO Archives in 1976. Sklamberg will accompany himself on accordion, piano and guitar in a repertoire including original, contemporary and new musical settings created for this performance. The songs will be presented as written in Gebirtig’s Krakow Yiddish dialect with projected English supertitles.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
Ticket Info: $15 YIVO members & students: $10; Live stream: free - registration is required