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, November 19, 2017 Cinema Arts Centre

METROPOLITAN KLEZMER "Music from Yiddish Cinema"
Time: 2pm
Address: 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY 11743
All ages welcome.

Tickets & info
Long Island debut of our "Music from Yiddish Cinema" multi-media concert, with full octet and Yiddish film clips galore! Grand opening performance for Jewish Film Series of L.I. (tickets include post-show reception with special gourmet tasting from the Kosher Kitchen of Plainview). Cinema Arts Centre welcomes Metropolitan Klezmer's eight-piece band with vintage soundtrack repertoire and clips program, presented by Harvard-educated movie maven & bandleader Eve Sicular.

Huntington's Cinema Arts Centre sets Jewish Film Series — November 13 Newsday article by Rafer Guzmán

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.

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 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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