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
Sunday, January 14, 2018 City Winery NYC

Double Bill Klezmer Brunch w/ ISLE OF KLEZBOS
Address: 155 Varick Street, NYC

Tickets & info
APAP/CMA Badgeholders & Kids under 13 enter free
Bands play 11AM til 2PM:
Isle of Klezbos opens, followed by Metropolitan Klezmer
Doors open 10AM with full menu & bar (no minimum order)

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.

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)

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