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Metropolitan Klezmer has been awarded a Creative Engagement grant for our “Music from Yiddish Cinema” project to be presented by the full octet at Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on November 14. (Thanks to Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and our fiscal sponsor Jews for Racial & Economic Justice.)
Metropolitan Klezmer’s second residency at The 92nd Street Y’s Musical Introduction series (February 2016), with all eight bandmates, enjoyed a live-streaming from one of our six concerts for online audiences globally. Watch a video of our performance here!
Metropolitan Klezmer made our debut at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – the first time in the beloved festival's 28 years that Yiddish music has been featured! We performed on both the MainStage and (with dance leader Avia Moore) on DanceStage on Sunday afternoon, August 7.
We enjoyed a full, enthusiastic house for our “J. Edgar Klezmer” performance December 5, 2015 at The Emelin Theatre in Westchester County NY, for which we received a production grant from the Arch & Bruce Brown. Read our June 2015 New York Times review for “J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files” at HERE Arts, Off-Off Broadway.
Virtuoso Paquito D’Rivera delighted Metropolitan Klezmer twice in December, sitting in with the band first at our UBS Atrium concert in NJ, and then for our third annual Santa Klez show at Cornelia Street Café in NYC’s West Village. His clarinet solos graced both the klezmer cumbia hit “Cartagena Chosidl” and some of our favorite Yiddish swing repertoire.