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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
May 8 City Winery Mother’s Day Brunch! Metropolitan Klezmer in New York City
Time: 11:00am.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 212-608-0555.
Address: 155 Varick Street @ Vandam.
Venue phone: 212-608-0555.
Our band is thrilled to return for Mother’s Day Klezmer Brunch at City Winery NYC! Reservations encouraged. Menu & drink specials, new repertoire plus many classic favorites in fresh settings. We love to play in honor of all Moms. Buy tickets
May 12 Russell Library Metropolitan Klezmer in Middletown CT
Time: 7:00pm.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 123 Broad Street.
Metropolitan Klezmer plays New England: Quartet special concert at Middletown CT’s Russell Library. Ismail Butera – accordion Debra Kreisberg – clarinet & sax Dave Hofstra – upright bass & tuba Eve Sicular – drums /leader
May 13 Puffin Cultural Forum Metropolitan Klezmer in Teaneck NJ
Time: 7:00pm
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: 20 Puffin Way, Teaneck NJ.
Metropolitan Klezmer sextet instrumental special!
Bergen County concert on lucky Friday the 13th of May.
$10 Suggested Donation Reservations Recommended: or 201-836-3499
Featuring: Debra Kreisberg -clarinet & sax; Pam Fleming -trumpet; Reut Regev -trombone; Karen Waltuch -viola; Ismail Butera -accordion; Eve Sicular -drums/bandleader
July 7 Abe Lebewohl Park Metropolitan Klezmer in New York City
Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Free outdoor concert series on the plaza at historic St Mark's Church in the heart of NYC's East Village (rain or shine). Free & open to the public! Septet special.
Sponsored by the Third Street Music School Settlement
August 7 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Metropolitan Klezmer in Hillsdale NY
Time: 1:00pm
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Address: Dodds Farm, 44 County Road 7D Hillsdale NY
Metropolitan Klezmer debuts at Falcon Ridge, fabulous outdoor festival in upstate NY!
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, now in its 28th year presenting folk music & dance at the foot of the Berkshires
Full Metropolitan Klezmer octet set at 1PM
October 29 Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Ghouls and Gourds Festival
Metropolitan Klezmer in New York City
Time: 12:30 to 1:15pm
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Metropolitan Klezmer plays a full octet show on the Hayloft Stage at BBG's pre-Halloween extravaganza! We'll also be part of the festival finale parade. Buy tickets

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