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music in yiddish cinema

One of Metropolitan Klezmer’s specialties is the fascinating range of music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks, from tango to tragic lullaby to tenement wedding dance. The band performs both little-known folkloric gems and tunes which show interchange between Yiddish and mainstream popular cultures. read more

yiddish celluloid closet

An exploration of lesbian and gay subtext in Yiddish cinema during its heyday, from the 1920’s to the outbreak of World War II, reveals distinctly Jewish concerns of the time intertwined with a striking array of allusions to this highly-charged subject.
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Metropolitan Klezmer

Metropolitan Klezmer shows

Metropolitan Klezmer  

Date Venue City
Dec 25
Cornelia Street Cafe Metropolitan Klezmer in New York City
Santa Klez returns to Cornelia Street Cafe
Time: sets at 3pm & 5pm
Address: Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
All ages welcome.
Our 5th annual Santa Klez celebration, special this year for Hanukah-Meets-Christmas! Eat, drink and enjoy a very Merry Klezmer. Music cover $20 (plus food/drink $10 minimum downstairs), or enjoy the feast upstairs with a banquet package deal including band performance on the cabaret stage.
Reservations and details: 212-989-9319

Dec 31
New Year's Eve Millbrook Metropolitan Klezmer
Time: 4pm til 8pm
Address: Millbrook, NY 12545
All ages welcome.
Metropolitan Klezmer quintet special plays our fifth annual performance in this lovely Dutchess County village-wide end-of-year celebration, playing three FREE “joyful and jubilant” .sets at Grace Chapel. FREE and open to the public!
Jan 8 '17
City Winery NYC Metropolitan Klezmer & Ilse of Klezbos
Time: 11am-2pm til 8pm
Address: 155 Varick Street (at Vandam) New York, NY 10013
All ages welcome.
Fabulous double-bill City Winery Brunch: Metropolitan Klezmer teams up with sister band Isle of Klezbos for music sets 11am-2pm during Association for Performing Arts Presenters conference weekend. Full menu & bar from 10am on; great food and drink, no minimum order.
Tickets & info: general admission, $10; free for APAP badgeholders & kids under 13. Fully accessible, wonderful venue. Two great bands!
Apr 22 '17
The Emelin Theatre Metropolitan Klezmer

Metropolitan Klezmer – full octet in concert
Time: 8pm
Address: 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 – walking distance of Mamaroneck MetroNorth train station and many restaurants nearby on Mamaroneck Avenue.
Metropolitan Klezmer returns with our eight-piece band to The Emelin, a charming theater in Lower Westchester. (This is the same stage where the band recorded our album "Mazel Means Good Luck.")
All ages welcome.
Tickets are $35/$27; discount $15 tickets available with student ID.

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