According to its organizers, Klezmer Palooza! is expected to have representatives from Carnegie Mellon (go DZ!), Harvard, Brown, UNC, UVA, SUNY Purchase, New England Conservatory and Boston University, along with Columbia’s bluegrass and klezmer bands. There will also be a handful of other participating students who are klezmer musicians from colleges around the country. Since the concert Sunday night is cabaret style and though the organizers are not sure which bands will choose to perform, it’s expected that most will be playing in small ensembles.
The cabaret starts at 5:00 PM Sunday, January 30, 2011 at the Oval Auditorium, Diana Center, Barnard College in Manhattan.
There will be special performances by KlezmerPalooza! workshop ensembles and other collegiate klezmorim, and internationally renowned performers and teachers Frank London, Margot Leverett, Aaron Alexander, Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer. Dancing in the aisles is highly encouraged!
Open to the public. No tickets needed. Free with student ID, $7 for non-students.
Come join enthusiastic young Klezmer musicians at Klezmer Palooza 2011, hosted by the Columbia Klezmer Band! The festival will take place starting Saturday night January 29th with some casual jamming, Yiddish dancing and gathering of Klezmer musicians, followed by a day of workshops from 10 am- 4 pm lead by world renowned Klezmer musicians in Columbia’s Dodge Hall. Sunday January 30 will wrap up with a cabaret-style concert on Columbia’s campus from 5-7 pm given by participating students and workshop leaders alike in a fun and intimate setting on campus. Attending the workshops is free for students, however there will be a suggested donation fee of 15$ per student to help the Columbia Klezmer Band cover the costs of inviting workshop leaders and reserving the space for the festival. All participants must fund their own travel and meals throughout the weekend. Visiting students who don’t have housing in New York City can ask ahead of time to be hosted by Columbia Klezmer Band students.
Colin Gustafson, a staff writer from the Journal News / LoHud.com, was on hand for the White Plains Library performances this past Sunday, December 19, 2010. Musicians from both the southern and northern Westchester bands joined forces for the two 1-hour shows. Returning from college to make special appearances were Jon Hermann, Dave Zaidins, and Sarah Karger.
Our crack website elves have posted a bunch of new arrangements I’ve written for the upper band and their upcoming library shows.
Leybedik Un Freylakh
Mitzve Tants Mit Der Kale
Baym Rebn in Palestine Hora
Dovid, Shpil Es Nokh a Mol
Freylekhs Nokh Der Khupe
Khanike, Oy Khankike
Klezmer and Yiddish Music returns to the East Village, where it once was king, at a new series curated by Aaron Alexander at the Sixth Street Community Synagogue. The star studded lineup for the fall series includes internationally known luminaries from the klezmer world, including Frank London, Pete Sokolow, Alicia Svigals, Margot Leverett, Alex Kontorovich, Elaine Hoffman Watts, Jeff Warschauer, Deborah Strauss, Michael Winograd, Jim Guttman (KCB) and more.
The series are co-sponsored by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeiter Ring of NY, Living Traditions/Klez Kamp, and Center for Traditional Music and Dance.
All shows start at 8.30 and cover is $15 (drink included) unless otherwise noted.
Sep 28 Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars
Oct 5 Alicia Svigals w/Uli Geissendoerfer
Oct 19 Double Bill: The Klez Dispensers & SUNY Purchase World Music Ensemble, led by Frank London
Oct 26 The Elaine Hoffman Watts Band ft. Susan Watts
Nov 2 Margot Leverett & Klezmer Mountain Boys
Nov 9 Jim Guttmann’s Bessarabian Breakdown
Nov 16 The Michael Alpert Ensemble
Nov 23 The Michael Winograd Trio
Nov 30 Strauss Warschauer Duo
Dec 7 The Tarras Band ft. Pete Sokolow
Dec 14 Pete Rushevsky – Concert Form Klezmer
Dec 21 Klezmerfest! ft. Greg Wall
Questions? Contact 212.473.3665.