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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

j. edgar klezmer

J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files — musical documentary theater adventure, by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular.
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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
Wednesday,
December 3
Montclair Public Library Metropolitan Klezmer in Montclair NJ
FREE: NJ World Beat concert!
Time: 7:00pm.
Admission: Free.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 973-272-7154.
Address: 50 South Fullerton Ave.
Sponsored by the Wae Center! Featuring Metropolitan Klezmer quintet special: Ismail Butera (accordion), Debra Kreisberg (clarinet/sax), Reut Regev (trombone), Dave Hofstra (double bass & tuba), Eve Sicular (drums|bandleader). The Global Beat Project is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Buy tickets
Thursday,
December 4
Zeiterion Theatre Metropolitan Klezmer in New Bedford MA
New Bedford MA: Stage Door Live!
Time: 7:30pm.
Admission: $25..
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 508-994-2900.
Address: 684 Purchase St, New Bedford MA 02741.
Venue phone: 508-994-2900.
Metropolitan Klezmer plays The Zeiterion Theatre’s “Stage Door Live” series in historic New Bedford MA! Premiere New England venue, intimate concert, fabulous special lineup. 7:30pm, $25. 508-994-2900. Tickets here: https://ticketing.zeiterion.org/public/default.asp?cgCode=8&cgName=StageDoorLive Buy tickets
Monday,
December 15
Museum at Eldridge Street Metropolitan Klezmer in New York City
CD Release Show!
Time: 4:00pm.
Admission: $20 /$15 student & senior.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 212.219.0302.
Address: 12 Eldridge Street.
Venue phone: 212.219.0302.
Metropolitan Klezmer returns to the beautiful Museum at Eldridge Street, a restored 19th c. synagogue on New York’s Lower East Side, performing in celebration of our CD release AND the band’s twentieth anniversary. (Oh & it’s the night before Hanukah starts!) Come celebrate and get your copy of “Mazel Means Good Luck” just in time for the holidays. Buy tickets
Thursday,
December 25
Cornelia Street Cafe Metropolitan Klezmer in NYC
Santa Klez!
Time: 3:00pm.
Admission: $20. + feast upstairs or $10 min.
Box office: 212-989-9319.
Address: 29 Cornelia St.
Venue phone: 212-989-9319.
Metropolitan Klezmer plays Santa Klez sets at NYC’s Cornelia Street Cafe (West Village culinary & cultural landmark). Quintet shows at 3PM & 5PM. Featuring MK special edition: Debra Kreisberg, clarinet & alto sax Karen Waltuch, viola Rachelle Garniez, accordion & piano (plus cameo vocals!) Dave Hofstra, double bass & tuba Eve Sicular, drums | bandleader Charming downstairs stage! Tickets $20. Food/drink minimum $10. AND: special package deal – make holiday feast reservations, then skip minimum charge downstairs. Buy tickets
Wednesday,
December 31
New Year’s Eve Millbrook Metropolitan Klezmer in Millbrook NY
Four sets, 4PM-8PM FREE!
Time: 4:00pm.
Admission: FREE.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Metropolitan Klezmer returns to annual New Year’s Eve family-friendly celebration in Millbrook NY. Sets at 4PM, 5PM, 6PM, 7PM. FREE & open to the public. More info soon via http://millbrookrotary.org/ Buy tickets
Sunday,
January 11
City Winery NYC: Klezmer Brunch! Metropolitan Klezmer in New York City
Co-bill with Isle of Klezbos: APAP!
Time: 11:00am.
Admission: $10 (kids under 13 & APAP badge-.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 212-608-0555.
Address: 155 Varick Street.
Venue phone: 212-608-0555.
METROPOLITAN KLEZMER plays a double bill with sister sextet Isle of Klezbos at City Winery NYC (11AM-2PM). Open to the public, kids under 13 enter free! Great food and drink from 10AM on, no minimum order. This is also the conference weekend for the Association for Performing Arts Presenters (APAP members also enter free with badge). 155 Varick St at Vandam, fully accessible $10 cover [APAP with id & kids under 13 enter free] Great stage, sightlines, fine wines: One of our favorite venues! Buy tickets
Thursday,
April 9
- April 12
Musical Bridges Around the World Metropolitan Klezmer in San Antonio TX
Sat & Sun evening concerts
Time: 10:00am.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Two days of schools residencies (Thursday/Friday) followed by two sextet evening concerts in San Antonio TX! Buy tickets
Saturday,
April 25
JCC in Sherman Metropolitan Klezmer in Sherman CT
Bucolic Connecticut!
Time: 8:00pm.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: (860) 355-8050.
Address: 9 Connecticut 39, Sherman, CT 06784.
Venue phone: (860) 355-8050.
Metropolitan Klezmer travels to beautiful Sherman CT for a long-awaited concert at this Jewish Community Center in the Litchfield Hills. Buy tickets

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