18 | Nov
07:00PM
18 | Nov
07:00PM

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Soundscapes of Modernity: Jews and Music in Polish Cities

This concert presents music of Polish Jews that is little known to American audiences—choral pieces from 19th-century progressive congregations, compositions associated with Jewish music societies, and avant-garde works by Jewish composers.

Ticket Info: Free; reservations at JewishMusicForum.org or 800-838-3006


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03 | Dec
06:30PM
03 | Dec
06:30PM

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Monish: A Musical Tale of Talmud and Temptation

Monish,” by I.L. Peretz, is the story of an irascible Satan, his irresistible wife Lilith, and a young Jew who just wants to be left alone with his books. This hour of music, dance, and rhymes is inspired by Peretz’s classic poem. Created and performed by Big Galut(e) Jewish music ensemble, this production features an original score of klezmer music and tangos, an English text in verse, and a trio of dancers bringing the characters of this humorous and poignant tale to life.

The score was created by Sanford Margolis, Professor Emeritus of Piano and former instructor of Yiddish at Oberlin College. The music is performed by Big Galut(e), winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam. The ensemble, recently featured at the Glimmerglass Festival and New York Klezmer Series, has been described by critics as "soulful and unselfconsciously poignant", "jubilant", and "a real treat for open minds".

Writer/narrator Sasha Margolis is violinist for Big Galut(e) and author of the novel The Tsimbalist. Choreographer Colby Thomas has performed widely throughout Europe and America in productions of Lloyd Webber, Offenbach, Bernstein, Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Other Big Galut(e) members include clarinetist Robin Seletsky, guitarist Michael Leopold, accordion player Mark Rubinstein, and bassist Richard Sosinsky. Dancers Carolina Villaraos, Katherine Henly, and Cole Francum are veterans of the Glimmerglass Festival.

Ticket Info: $10 general; $5 CJH/Partner members, Cornell alumni, seniors, students at monish.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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06 | Dec
07:00PM
06 | Dec
07:00PM

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Sweet is Thy Voice: The Song of Songs in Concert

Shir hashirim, “The Song of Songs,” has inspired generations of Hebrew love poems, and musical settings in many languages, from Jewish and non-Jewish perspectives. This concert features a variety of music which engages with the ancient poem including new works commissioned for the occasion.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/Song-of-Songs


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09 | Dec
11:00AM
09 | Dec
11:00AM

family concert & program

MusicTalks – Hanukkah Concert for Families

11am: Pre-Concert Arts & Crafts plus a Gallery Scavenger Hunt
12pm: MusicTalks Concert and Musical Petting Zoo

Who says the seventh day of Hanukkah is less exciting than the first? Not us! Bring your children, bring your grandchildren and join us for holiday family fun --- and some chocolate gelt, too! At 11 am: kids create Hanukkah gelt pouches and explore our Hey, Wow! art exhibition on a special holiday-themed gallery hunt. At noon: don’t be late for the show! Enjoy Hanukkah music from around the world with Elad Kabilio and the musicians from MusicTalks. Hear Maoz Tzur in a whole new way, along with Hanukkah songs from Israel, Yemen, Spain and Ukraine. Sing along with all the familiar favorites, too. But that’s not all! After the concert, kids meet the musicians and try out their instruments in Elad’s musical petting zoo! This multi-sensory program is suitable for children aged 4 and above, with their adult family and friends, including those who are blind or who have low vision.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 CJH/Partner members, seniors, children, YU students/faculty/staff; free children 5 and under at bpt.me/3671902 or 800-838-3006


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About the Speaker:

Praised by the New York Times for his “vibrant playing, full of texture and nuance”, Israeli Cellist Elad Kabilio is an active soloist, chamber musician and a teaching artist. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of MusicTalks which brings classical music to an intimate and informal settings. His recent performances include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Morgan Library and the Joyce Theater in New York City, Aspen Music Festival, Young Artist Festival in Bayreuth – Germany and a feature on WQXR Radio. Mr. Kabilio collaborates frequently with world renowned dancers such as Misty Copeland, Ashley Bouder, Amar  Ramasar, Michele Wiles and he has served as Music Director of Ballet Next and The Ashley Bouder Project.  Mr. Kabilio is a faculty member of Manhattan School of Music's Pre-College  and Summer programs. He plays on a French cello on generous loan by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Elad will be joined by Avigail Malachi, clarinet: Jake Shulman-Ment, fiddle; Inbar Paz, bass and vocalist; Eran Fink, drums; Daniella Rabbani, vocalist.


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09 | Dec
03:00PM
09 | Dec
03:00PM

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The Annual Hanukkah Concert

Ever a joyous experience, with music, song, plus a special story for the holiday, the Annual Hanukkah Concert always plays to a packed house. Come join us for a fun-filled afternoon that will thrill you with surprises and delight.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 AJHS/ASJM/CJH members; $9 seniors, students at bpt.me/3671934 or 800-838-3006


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13 | Dec
07:30PM
13 | Dec
07:30PM

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Unique Voices: Songs and Piano Trios

Phoenix Chamber Ensemble featuring countertenor Nicolas Tamanga in songs by Purcell/Britten, Chabrier, Hahn and Poulenc; and Piano Trios by Beethoven Op.1, No.2, and Op.1, No.3 with violinist Rebecca Fisher, cellist Raman Ramakrishnan and pianists Vassa Shevel and Inessa Zaretsky.

Made possible by Stravinsky Institute Foundation through the generous support of Blavatnik Family Foundation.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 CJH/partner members, seniors, students at phoenix.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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16 | Dec
02:00PM
16 | Dec
02:00PM

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Ruth Rubin’s Legacy of Yiddish Song

An evening of singing, stories, and reminiscences by renowned vocalist and scholar Ruth Rubin's family, friends, colleagues, and students who continue to be inspired by her work, and a celebration of YIVO’s Ruth Rubin Legacy online exhibition.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/Ruth-Rubin-Concert


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