Metropolitan Klezmer


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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.

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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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Upcoming Metropolitan Klezmer Shows

Date Venue
Thursday, April 25 — May 11, 2019 Baruch Performance Arts Center

Refuge presented by Blessed Unrest Theater and Teatri Oda of Kosovo

NYC-based Blessed Unrest teams up with Teatri Oda from Kosovo and Metropolitan Klezmer members Debra Kreisberg, Ismail Butera and Eve Sicular perform as the band for this world-premiere play based on real events.

Location: Rose Nagelberg Theatre
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

Show: 7:30PM

Use code RefugeMK for $5 off ticket price April 25 thru May 6 only
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Blessed Unrest Theater Co's Kickstarter video is here & you can contribute to support the "REFUGE" show.

Sunday, May 12, 2019 City Winery NYC

Eleventh Annual Mother's Day Klezmer Brunch
Address: 155 Varick Street, NYC

DEBRA KREISBERG: clarinet & sax
PAM FLEMING: trumpet
ISMAIL BUTERA: accordion
DAVE HOFSTRA: double bass & tuba
EVE SICULAR: drums | bandleader

All-inclusive ticket includes Brunch Buffet & Live Music 11am–2pm
Seatings from 10am, reservations strongly encouraged.
Discount for kids!

General admission $28 (includes unlimited buffet) » GET TICKETS

Kids' ticket just $18 including unlimited brunch buffet! » GET TICKETS

Thursday, May 23, 2019 JxJ 2019 Festival

Music in Yiddish Cinema with Isle of Klezbos & Metropolitan Klezmer

We're honored to be part of the 2019 JxJ – a new multicultural arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival.

Location: AFI Silver Theatre, Washington, DC

Show: 7:30 PM

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Concert Happenings in Ridgefield Parks (CHiRP)

Full octet onstage!

Location: Ridgefield Parks, Ridgefield, CT

Show: 7PM

Free! outdoors (backup indoor venue TBA)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 JCC of Atlantic County

Location: JCC of Atlantic County, Margate City, NJ

Show: 6 — 8:15PM

SAVE THE DATE! Online Box Office link coming soon.

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Past Shows

Date Venue
Sunday, April 7, 2019 Temple Emanu-El of Bayonne

Metropolitan Klezmer concert

Location: Temple Emanu-El, 735 JFK Boulevard, Bayonne, NJ 07002

Show: 2PM

Tickets: $18.00
Reservations (201)436-4499

Sunday January 6, 2019 CITY WINERY NYC

Design: Lisa Kelsey

Klezmer Brunch Double Bill: Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos (APAP Edition)

Deluxe concert featuring sets by both METROPOLITAN KLEZMER and the all-gal ISLE of KLEZBOS sextet: Come celebrate Metropolitan Klezmer's first show of our 25th anniversary year! Support the bands at this public show during the annual APAP conference bringing Association for Performing Arts Professionals to NYC. Full brunch menu & bar available from 10AM on; no minimum order.

Location: at The Loft at City Winery 155 Varick St, NYC 10013

11AM-1PM (doors open 10AM)

General admission $10; kids under 13 & APAP badgeholders enter free

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Cornelia Street Cafe

7th Annual Santa Klez!

Featuring the classic Santa Klez quintet: Debra Kreisberg clarinet/sax; Rachelle Garniez accordion/piano & vocal; Dave Hofstra upright bass; Karen Waltuch viola; Eve Sicular drums/bandleader.

Come for dinner (Christmas Menu), or just for drinks and a chance to bid adieu to beloved Cornelia Street Cafe, which has graced NYC's West Village since 1977.

Location: 29 Cornelia Street, NYC

Two Shows: 3PM and 5PM

Reservations: 212-989-9319

Saturday, December 8, 2018 Palo Alto JCC

A Family Hanukkah Concert

Location: Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, Palo Alto, CA

Show: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 Jewish LearningWorks

The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film

Location: Jewish Community Library, 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115

Show: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free admission with free garage parking on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy streets.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 Museum of Making Music

Sextet special lineup!

Location: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA

Showtime 7PM (two sets)
Tickets $30 premium; $25 general
Museum members get 10% discount

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Sunday, October 7, 2018 Two Bridges benefit concert

Two Bridges Music Benefit Concert

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council present: KLEZMER! a benefit concert for Two Bridges Music. And enjoy a culinary pairing with tasty treats from the famous Katz's Delicatessen!

Location: Goldie Chu Community Room, 82 Rutgers Slip, NYC

Showtime 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Tickets $35 — Kids can attend the concert for free!

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Monday, October 1, 2018 Temple Emanuel Congregation

Metropolitan Klezmer plays Simchat Torah celebration at Temple Emanuel Congregation event, trio special!

Location: Bayonne, NJ

Showtime 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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Sunday, May 13, 2018 City Winery NYC

Tenth Annual Mother's Day Klezmer Brunch
Address: 155 Varick Street, NYC

Sunday, May 6, 2018 Long Beach Arts Council

Long Beach Public Library
Address: 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561

Free Event Tkts & info
Band plays from 2PM til 3:30PM

Saturday, February 3, 2018 Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Time: 8pm
Address: 7380 East 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
All ages welcome.

Tickets & info
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office: (480) 499-TKTS (8587)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Temple Beth O'r/Beth Torah

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Sextet Special, featuring Debra Kreisberg (clarinet & sax); Reut Regev (trombone); Melissa Fogarty (vocals); Ismail Butera (accordion); Dave Hofstra (double bass & tuba); Eve Sicular (drums | bandleader)
Time: 3pm
Address: 111 Valley Road, Clark, NJ 07066
All ages welcome.

Tickets & info
Sol Sern Memorial Program. Free & open to the public.

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