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
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 JCC Rockland

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Hanukah Quartet Special
Time: 2–3pm
Address: 450 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY 10994
All ages welcome.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 One Liberty Plaza Lobby

Time: 12:30–1:30pm
Address: 165 Broadway, New York, NY
FREE "Holidays Sounds" Lunch Series presented by Arts Brookfield

Monday, December 25, 2017 Cornelia Street Cafe

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER Debra Kreisberg (clarinet & sax); Karen Waltuch (viola); Dave Hofstra (double bass & tuba); Eve Sicular (drums | bandleader); & special Isle of Klezbos alumna guest Rachelle Garniez (accordion, piano & choice Yinglish vocals!)
Time: 3pm & 5pm sets
Address: 29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
All ages welcome.

Tickets & info
Metropolitan Klezmer quintet special returns to this West Village cultural & culinary landmark to play our fifth annual Santa Klez show! Cabaret stage downstairs. Tickets $20 + delicious food/drink menu (optional Holiday Feast package with multi-course banquet upstairs plus music admission too!) (212) 989-9319

Sunday, January 14, 2018 City Winery

Address: 155 Varick Street

Tickets & info
APAP/CMA Badgeholders & Kids under 13 enter free
Doors open at 10am — Show starts at 11am

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); 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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