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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


Date Venue City
February 12
- February 15
Centenary Stage Company “J. EDGAR KLEZMER” in Hackettstown NJ
Time: 7:30pm.
Age restrictions: All Ages.
Box office: 908-979-0900.
Venue phone: 908-979-0900.
“J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother’s FBI Files” – Musical documentary theater by drummer /bandleader Eve Sicular, featuring several members of Metropolitan Klezmer & Isle of Klezbos. Performances Thursday 2/12 at 7:30pm; Friday 2/13 & Saturday 2/14 at 8PM; and Sunday matinee 2/15 at 2PM. For more info, see: Buy tickets

Metropolitan Klezmer  

Date Venue City
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
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 Buy tickets
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
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
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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