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Jewish Music UK Calendar (2003 Archive Version)

If it's any kind of live event involving any kind of Jewish music, or even vaguely Jewish music or Jewish-related music, whether secular or liturgical, and in the UK, then it should be listed here.

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Jewish Music UK Calendar 2003


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SEPTEMBER 2003
 

17th September (Wednesday) 8.30 pm :

Daphna Sadeh and the Voyagers
Feat. Daphna Sadeh - compositions, arrangements, Double Bass, Stick Bass
Stewart Curtis - Saxophones, Clarinet, Flutes
Koby Israelite - Accordion
Nim Schwartz - Oud
Assaf Zeewi - Percussion

Chatspalace
42-44 Brooksbys Walk, Hackney, London E9 6Df
020 8932 3200


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OCTOBER 2003
 

13 October (Monday) 7.30pm :

Malcolm Singer 50th Birthday Concert
The Zemel Choir
St Alban’s Chamber choir
Yehudi Menuhin School and others
JMI celebrates composer and conductor Malcolm Singer’s birthday in a concert featuring ensembles that have commissioned and premiered his works. Malcolm has been associated with some of the most important Jewish music events in the past decades including concerts in Canterbury Cathedral, York Minster and St Paul’s.
£15 – 7.50 concessions half price

St. John’s, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA 020 7222 1060

14th October (Tuesday) 9.30 pm :
Daphna Sadeh and the Voyagers
Feat. Daphna Sadeh - compositions, arrangements, Double Bass, Stick Bass
Stewart Curtis - Saxophones, Clarinet, Flutes
Koby Israelite - Accordion
Nim Schwartz - Oud
Assaf Zeewi - Percussion

Momo
25 Heddon St.,  Soho, London W1B 4BH
(off Regent St.)
020 7434 4040
 


16 October (Thursday) 8.00pm :

Illustrated lecture: Yiddish Theatre in London
David Mazower
A lecture with slides detailing the development and highlights of the Yiddish Theatre in London.
First in a series: Exploring Yiddish Drama and Literature, A project of the JMI International Forum for Yiddish Culture in association with the Spiro Ark.
Room G51, SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
£5 concessions £3
Booking: The Spiro Ark 020 7723 9991.  also enquire about the Yiddish Library and Book Club. Meets once a month to borrow, read and talk about Yiddish books.  Donations of Yiddish books gladly accepted.
23rd October (Thursday) 8 pm :
The Jewish Music Institute Presents
supported by Warner Music UK, The Spiro Ark, The Swiss Embassy, The Hungarian Cultural Centre and The Jewish Chronicle
4 concerts of distinctive and compelling Eastern European Jewish music and song with acclaimed artists and ensembles from Old Europe and Latin America

TangoKlezmer : Giora Feidman Quartet (Argentina/USA)
The Legendary Giora Feidman, who launched the klezmer revival around the world with his Jewish soul music, returns to London at last. His mesmerising musicianship moves an audience regardless of colour, religion or language.  'Maestro Feidman has the almost magical ability to transform his clarinet into an eloquent human voice' New York Times

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 (Nr Highbury Corner)
Doors open 7.30, bands on at 8.00
Tickets £ 17.50   Concessions £ 14.00    Pass for all 4 concerts  £ 50.00
(Concessions for seniors, students, children, unwaged, groups of 10 or more or if coming to more than 1 concert)
www.wayahead.com  Tel 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk    Tel 08700 600 100
Or in person from Reckless Records: 79 Upper Street N1. (next to Screen on the Green)
For details of more JMI events, Tel 020 8909 2445 or visit Website www.jmi.org.uk

27 October 2003 (Monday) 8.00pm :
JMI Klezmer Jam at Lauderdale House
Led by acclaimed Shekoyokh Klezmer Ensemble clarinettist, Susi Evans
Also 24 November led by Ilana Cravitz with dancing led by Vivi Lachs
And 22 December Vivi Lachs leads Yiddish song jam
Bring your instruments and your favourite Klezmer tunes and join North London’s first Klezmer Jam.  Led by experienced players and KlezFest graduates all levels will be made welcome or just hang out and listen.
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG 020 8348 8716
£5 (concessions £4 if you bring an instrument) on the door - Bar open from 7.30pm.


28 October (Tuesday) 7.30pm :

Under the Umbrella of Terezin – Music Against the Odds
Miriam Brickman Piano, Lloica Czackis, mezzo soprano, Rabbi Albert Friedlander and Evelyn Friedlander, Narrator, in conversation with Ronald Senator
That music and poetry of such stature was written and performed in concentration camps like Terezin is beyond comprehension. Rabbi Albert Friedlander, who wrote the Libretto, which uses liturgical texts and children’s poems from Terezin, and Evelyn Friedlander talk with Ronald Senator about Ronald’s Kaddish for Terezin, first performed in Canterbury Cathedral (1986).  They play extracts from the CD of this performance. Miriam Brickman performs piano music by incarcerated composers, Krasa, Ullmann and Schulhoff. Lloica Czackis sings cabaret songs from the camp in the most fitting venue in the City which was bombed by the IRA and has opened its gates as a centre for reconciliation and peace.
Presented by the Jewish Music Institute, the Spiro Ark, the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and CCJ.

St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2
£12, concessions  £10 (advance booking essential)
The Spiro Ark 020 7723 9991 email spiroark@aol.com


29 October (Wednesday) 7.30pm :

Piano works by Zikmund Schul and Viktor Ullmann
Jacqueline Cole, Piano
Graduate of the Menuhin School, Jacqueline has performed music by Victor Ullman in Cieszyn, the place of his birth and the church of his baptism and will perform the same programme in Terezin on 16 October 2003. Zikmund Schul: Fugue (Prague 1941) UK premiere, Viktor Ullmann Sonata No 7 (Terezin 1944) Also JS Bach, John Ireland and Frederick Chopin
Concert presented by the Viktor Ullmann Foundation, supported by the Anglo Austrian Society and JMI IFSM.
£18, £15, £12, £10

Wigmore Hall, Wigmore Street, London W1 020 7935 2141

30 October (Thursday) 7.30pm :
Concert for Peace
The Israel String Ensemble
Wissam Boustany, Flute
Raphael Wallfisch, Cello
Ada Pelleg, Musical Director and Conductor
The event aims to highlight the vision of the people of the village of Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam that people of the great monotheistic religions should live together in peace in the land that gave birth to those faiths. The Israel string orchestra visiting the UK for the first time, and the Lebanese and British soloists share this vision. There is now a flourishing and democratic community of Jews and Arabs, who choose to live together and have established and enviable internal and outreach educational programme.
Concert includes works by Elgar and Tchaikovsky with UK premières of beautiful works by Levi and Kopytman
To learn more about the Village and its aims contact Gillian Gruder, British friends of Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al Salaam
Tel/Fax: 020 8952 471 Email: british.friends@nswas.com

Presented in association with JMI
St John’s, Smith Square London SW1
£18, £15, £12, £8 (£50 with private reception tel 020 8952 4717)
020 7222 1061

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NOVEMBER 2003
 
 

2 November (Sunday) 11am –1.30pm :

A Vocal Journey Back Home
Ruti Halvani and Judith Silver
New singing workshop lead by International performers and teachers of Jewish music. Learn how to free your voice so you can sing expressively, healthily and in harmony with others.
An opportunity to learn simple arrangements of Israeli, Yiddish and Ladino songs while unlocking and expanding your voice. Participants are welcome to suggest repertoire sung and heard in their childhood. By the end of the series of workshops, you will have learnt, sung and collected traditional songs to enhance every social gathering.
Presented by LJCC in association with JMI

London Jewish Cultural Centre, The Old House, Kidderpore Avenue, NW3
£20
LJCC 020 7431 0345


6 November (Thursday) 6.30 – 8.30pm :

Workshop discussion: Folk Song into Art Song
Ruti Halvani (Opera singer and Jewish music researcher) and Alexander Knapp (composer and Joe Loss Lecturer in Jewish Music, SOAS, University of London) present a workshop on the process of creating art songs based on folk elements. Participants will learn unfamiliar traditional Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli folk songs and hear them performed in their original and then in classical adaptations by European, American and Israeli contemporary composers.  In association with the Department of Music SOAS
Admission free

Room G2 Main Building, SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
This event is made possible by a JMI Millennium Award to Ruti Halvani, with funds from the National Lottery


6 – 10 November (Thursday - Monday) :

Brighton Festival of Jewish Music
Harmony in the Community brings to Brighton music of the Jewish Diaspora from Latin America, North Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the UK.  Outstanding artists: Freylekh, the Tangele Ensemble, The Voyagers and The Matzoh Boys, Joglaresa and The Zemel Choir invite you to join them in showing the power of music to heal and transcend social, racial and political differences.

Concerts at the Komedia Theatre, the beautiful Middle Street Synagogue and Brighton University
Information 01273 676 057
info@harmonyculture.com   www.harmonyculture.com


8 November (Saturday) 7.30pm :

London Chazanim in Concert
Six of the most celebrated London cantors in a concert of prayers, songs and arias to celebrate the life of Michael Goldstone. Proceeds to Alyn Hospital, Jerusalem

New West End Synagogue, St Petersburgh Place, W2
£40 - £15 T 8346 3143/8883 5913


9th November (Sunday) 8 pm :

The Jewish Music Institute Presents
supported by Warner Music UK, The Spiro Ark, The Swiss Embassy, The Hungarian Cultural Centre and The Jewish Chronicle
4 concerts of distinctive and compelling Eastern European Jewish music and song with acclaimed artists and ensembles from Old Europe and Latin America

Tangele - The Pulse of Yiddish Tango
Lloica Czackis mezzo soprano; Gustavo Beytelman, piano/arranger; Juan Lucas Aisemberg, viola (Argentina via Europe).
An enthralling celebration of music from two powerful cultures: Yiddish song and tantalising Tango. Pulsating rhythms from the brothels of Buenos Aires in the '20s, show stopping tunes of the Yiddish theatres of New York in the '30s and '40s, and haunting melodies of the ghettos and concentration camps of wartime Europe. (co-presented by JMI and The Spiro Ark)

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 (Nr Highbury Corner)
Doors open 7.30, bands on at 8.00
Tickets £ 17.50   Concessions £ 14.00    Pass for all 4 concerts  £ 50.00
(Concessions for seniors, students, children, unwaged, groups of 10 or more or if coming to more than 1 concert)
www.wayahead.com  Tel 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk    Tel 08700 600 100
Or in person from Reckless Records: 79 Upper Street N1. (next to Screen on the Green)
For details of more JMI events, Tel 020 8909 2445 or visit Website www.jmi.org.uk


10th November (Monday) ?? pm :

The Brighton Jewish Music Festival
Feat. Daphna Sadeh and the Voyagers

Details TF ASAP

13 November (Thursday) 1pm - 2pm followed by a workshop :
Jewish-Arab musical encounters: A concert of music from Iraq
Sara Manasseh, voice and dumbuk
Ehsan Alemam, ‘oud
Sara Manasseh, ethnomusicologist, lecturer and performer, of music in the Jewish Babylonian (Iraqi) tradition and founder Director of the musical ensemble, Rivers of Babylon, London, together with London-based renowned Iraqi musician, perform Iraqi-Jewish songs – shbahoth (Songs of Praise for Sabbaths, festivals and life cycle events)
secular Arabic songs and ‘oud solos

Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre SOAS Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1
Admission free
This event is made possible by a JMI Millennium Award to Sara Manasseh with funds from the National Lottery.
2.30-4pm open workshop to learn some of the repertoire of Jewish and Arab song from Iraq in Hebrew and Arabic and to understand the scales, rhythms and instruments used in this body of music.


13 November (Thursday) 8.00pm :

Yiddish drama open rehearsal: Anski’s unfinished play Day and Night,
David Schneider:
David Schneider, actor, writer and theatre director will conduct the first of his occasional series of workshops, trying out scenes from classical and lesser known Yiddish plays with experienced actors, musicians and Yiddish linguists including Helen Beer, Lecturer in Yiddish at University College London.  It is hoped that the audience will understand and learn a great deal even if not yet fluent in Yiddish. As Dave says, ‘we can inch towards getting a little theatre troupe together at our own pace’.
Second in a series: Exploring Yiddish Drama and Literature, A project of the JMI International Forum for Yiddish Culture in association with the Spiro Ark.

The Spiro Ark, 25/26 Enford Street, London W1
£5 concessions £3
The Spiro Ark 020 7723 9991
Also join the Yiddish Library and Book Club. Meets once a month at the Spiro Ark Yiddish Hoyz, to borrow, read and talk about Yiddish books.  Donations of Yiddish books gladly accepted.  Library open from 6.30pm on Yiddish drama evenings.

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16 November (Sunday) 6.00pm – 7.00pm :

Mezzo~morphosis: 1 Illustrated Talk: Classical adaptations of traditional Jewish folk songs
Ruti Halvani introduces the results of her research and sings some examples of Jewish folk songs that have inspired classical composers from many countries and many periods of time, to create compositions using their captivating, exotic melodies.

Admission free
Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London, NW3
This event is made possible by a JMI Millennium Award to Ruti Halvani, with funds from the National Lottery


16 November (Sunday) 8.00pm :

Mezzo~morphosis: 2 Concert: Classical adaptations of traditional Jewish folk songs
Ruti Halvani, mezzo soprano, Christopher Glynn, Piano and guest artist.
International opera singer Ruti Halvani presents a personal selection of beautiful Jewish Art Songs and Duets, by Polish, French, Israeli and British composers such as Weiner, Laks, Ravel, Rodrigo, Knapp, Ben-Haim and Wiesenberg, that were inspired by Yiddish, Ladino and Israeli traditional repertoire.

Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London, NW3
£13.50 concessions £10
www.wayahead.com or 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk or 08700 600 100


20th November (Thursday) 8 pm :

The Jewish Music Institute Presents
supported by Warner Music UK, The Spiro Ark, The Swiss Embassy, The Hungarian Cultural Centre and The Jewish Chronicle
4 concerts of distinctive and compelling Eastern European Jewish music and song with acclaimed artists and ensembles from Old Europe and Latin America

The World Quintet  formerly known as Kol Simcha (Switzerland)
The World Quintet's sophisticated mix of thrilling jazz improvisations, exotic Mediterranean melodies and sensuous Eastern European rhythms, alternating with tender ballads, captivates and enthrals demanding audiences at New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Queen Elizabeth Hall as well as the most renowned jazz, classical and world music festivals on three continents.

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 (Nr Highbury Corner)
Doors open 7.30, bands on at 8.00
Tickets £ 17.50   Concessions £ 14.00    Pass for all 4 concerts  £ 50.00
(Concessions for seniors, students, children, unwaged, groups of 10 or more or if coming to more than 1 concert)
www.wayahead.com  Tel 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk    Tel 08700 600 100
Or in person from Reckless Records: 79 Upper Street N1. (next to Screen on the Green)
For details of more JMI events, Tel 020 8909 2445 or visit Website www.jmi.org.uk

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23 November  (Sunday) :

1920s Berlin Cabaret with Alexandra Yaron

3-5pm Workshop/Masterclass
Singers are invited to prepare cabaret songs for a masterclass with audience by International Chanteuse, Alexandra Yaron (native German speaker, living in Paris), who specialises in this repertoire with Matthew Freeman. Contact yaronsfr@yahoo.co.uk to take part.

Admission free. Room G50 SOAS
 

6.30 – 8.00 Lecture Recital: Spoliansky and Heymann
Alexandra Yaron explores the exhilarating life and music of Berlin's foremost cabaret composers Mischa Spoliansky and Werner Richard Heymann.  Illustrated with recordings of personal interview with their daughters and many rare slides.

Admission free.
SOAS Main Lecture Theatre, main building lower ground floor
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
In association with the Department of Music SOAS
Admission free
Reserve places in advance, yaronsfr@yahoo.co.uk Tel 020 8909 2445   Fax 020 8909 1030
These events are made possible by a JMI Millennium Award to Alexandra Yaron, with funds from the National Lottery


23 November ( Sunday) 7.30pm :

BJMN Composers Competition Final
British Jewish Music Network presents a concert of the final entries by a number of children’s and youth choirs, both Jewish and Non Jewish.  The very distinguished composers and adjudicators, Joseph Horovitz and Betty Roe, will judge them.

Jewish Free School, The Mall, Kenton, Middlesex.
Tickets: £5 and concessions
020 8905 9093


24 November (Monday) 8.00pm :

JMI Klezmer Jam at Lauderdale House led by led by klezmer violinist, Ilana Cravitz with dancing led by Vivi Lachs
Also 27 October led by Meg Hamilton and 22 December Vivi Lachs leads Yiddish song jam
Bring your instruments and your favourite Klezmer tunes and join North London’s first Klezmer Jam.  Led by experienced players and KlezFest graduates all levels will be made welcome or just hang out and listen.

Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, London N6 5HG 020 8348 8716
£5 (concessions £4 if you bring an instrument) on the door.  Bar open from 7.30pm.


25 November (Tuesday) 8.45pm (doors open at 8.00pm) :

Cabaret: Berlin Paris
Alexandra Yaron, voice, Matthew Freeman, piano
International chanteuse, Alexandra Yaron, takes you on an exciting journey following the daring, dangerous and decadent divas, of the cabaret world of Paris, where girls work the night, of Berlin's Kabaretts in the ‘Roaring 20s’ and on to the sidewalks of Broadway.
Presented by JMI

The Spitz, Old Spitalfields Market
109 Commercial Street London E1
£13.50 concessions £10
www.wayahead.com or 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk or 08700 600 100
(This is not an all seated venue, so come early if you require a seat.)


27 November (Thursday) 7.30pm :

L’Chaim – To life!
The Wallace Ensemble
Piano, Charles Owen
Conducted by Benjamin Wolf
Westminster’s professional orchestra and outstanding soloist give the first performance of composer/conductor Benjamin Wolf’s new work, L’Chaim, which fuses the melodies and harmonies of Jewish synagogue and folk music with the traditions of Western Classical Music. Also on the programme: Mendelssohn’s ‘Italian’ Symphony. (Ben Wolf is now also the conductor of The Zemel Choir).

St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly London W1
Admission free
This event is made possible by a JMI Millennium Award to Benjamin Wolf, with funds from the National Lottery


29th November (Saturday) 8 pm :

The Jewish Music Institute Presents
supported by Warner Music UK, The Spiro Ark, The Swiss Embassy, The Hungarian Cultural Centre and The Jewish Chronicle
4 concerts of distinctive and compelling Eastern European Jewish music and song with acclaimed artists and ensembles from Old Europe and Latin America

Budapest Klezmer Band (Hungary)
Coming from the heart of Europe, where klezmer music originated, this ensemble sweeps you off your feet from the first moment with their raw energy, soaring sounds and gypsy folk rhythms.  With exuberant vitality and yet with extreme poignancy they conjure up a time when this music was an integral part of European Jewish life.

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 (Nr Highbury Corner)
Doors open 7.30, bands on at 8.00
Tickets £ 17.50   Concessions £ 14.00    Pass for all 4 concerts  £ 50.00
(Concessions for seniors, students, children, unwaged, groups of 10 or more or if coming to more than 1 concert)
www.wayahead.com  Tel 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk    Tel 08700 600 100
Or in person from Reckless Records: 79 Upper Street N1. (next to Screen on the Green)
For details of more JMI events, Tel 020 8909 2445 or visit Website www.jmi.org.uk

30 November 2003 (Sunday)12.30pm – 10.00pm  :

Hungarian Jewish Culture Day
JMI presents a rich variety of Hungarian Jewish culture: klezmer/ballet, music, film and literature
Part of the year-long Festival: Magyar Magic - Hungary in Focus 2003-4
Patron of the Day: Lady Solti

Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room

12.30pm – 2.00pm
Purcell Room:
Imre Kertész Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature
Colleagues and critics including Peter Sherwood and George Szirtes assess the work and achievements of Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor who writes about experiences of Hungarian Jews under Nazi/Arrow Cross rule and later. With readings from some of his works by Paul Ridley, translated by Tim Wilkinson.

3.00pm – 5.00pm and 7.45 – 9.45pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Ballet: Purim – The Casting of Fate
Gy?r Ballet Company with the Budapest Klezmer Band live on stage
The Budapest Klezmer Band, perform the exciting music written by their leader Ferenc Jávori, for the biblical Story of Esther. The Gy?r Ballet Company with choreography by William Fomin and István Juhos physically manifests the language of the energetic and poignant music with sharp leaps, keening backbends, and unusual port de bras. Purim draws on the powerful themes of love, loyalty and freedom and has been presented to acclaim in Budapest and New York.

5.30pm – 6.30pm
Purcell Room
Film: The Danube Exodus, Director: Péter Forgács (1998)
Award winning film, using footage taken by a ship’s captain, follows two groups of passengers, escaping along the Danube in opposite directions. In 1939, 900 European Jews were fleeing eastwards towards the Black Sea and the hope of a new life in Palestine while in 1940, a group of Bessarabian Germans were fleeing to the Third Reich because of the Soviet invasion of their adopted homeland.

7.30pm - 9.30pm
Purcell Room
Concert: Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Artistic Director, János Rolla, Rivka Golani, viola
A rare opportunity to hear this famous orchestra under the baton of its leader, János Rolla, who founded the ensemble in 1963.  A central feature of Hungary’s musical establishment, the orchestra has toured all over the world and made more than 200 recordings. Tonight it brings a programme of music of Jewish and Hungarian interest.
Goldmark: String Quartet in B flat Op 8 (arranged for string orchestra)
Weber, arranged Ze’ev Steinberg: Andante and Hungarian Rondo op 35, Rivka Golani, viola
Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Adagio on Hebrew Melodies op 47for viola and chamber orchestra
Bartók: Divertimento for Strings

7.45pm – 9.45pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall:  Ballet: Purim – The Casting of Fate
(see matinee performance 3.00pm for details)
Gy?r Ballet Company with the Budapest Klezmer Band live on stage

Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer
Exhibition ‘Stones’ Hungarian Jewish gravestones
Photographed by György Paraszkay

Queen Elizabeth Hall  £25, £20, £15, £10
Purcell Room: concert  £17.00 - £12
Purcell Room: literary event and film £10 - £8
Concessions, or groups of 10 or more or series discount (if coming to more than one event) £3 off each ticket
Royal Festival Hall Box Office 020 7960 4242
Presented by the Jewish Music Institute, and the Hungarian Cultural Centre, in association with the Budapest Jewish Summer Festival, supported by the Jewish Chronicle

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DECEMBER 2003
 

2 December (Tuesday)  7.30pm  :

Vilém Tausky talks to Michael Haas
Vilém Tausky, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1910 and was an up and coming star composer/conductor at the Brno Opera House before Hitler came to power. Coming to Britain in 1940 he continued to conduct opera and operetta with the Carl Rosa and Sadler’s Wells Opera Companies and broadcast for the BBC. Michael Haas is the Executive Producer of the Decca ‘Entartete Musik’ series and the Research Director of JMI International Forum for Suppressed Music.
Presented by LJCC in association with JMI

London Jewish Cultural Centre, The Old House, Kidderpore Avenue NW3
£10
LJCC 020 7431 0345


4th December (Thursday) 1.15pm :

Naomi Hyamson (mezzo), Stephen Rose (piano)
Centenary Song Recital :  Berthold Goldschmidt (1903-1996), Hugo Wolf (1860-1903), also songs by Mahler and Eisler

The Sternberg Centre/Leo Baeck College
80 East End Road
Finchley
London N3
nearest tube: Finchley Central

Tickets: £2.00
Tel: June Lewis 020 8349 5700


4 December ( Thursday) 8.00pm :

An Evening with Anna Tzelniker
First (and Last) Lady of the Yiddish Theatre in Britain presents reminiscences, monologues from Mirelle Efros and Fiddler on the Roof and a chance for us all to learn the finale of the famous Yiddish play The King of Lampedusa, that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year
(see 14 December anniversary event)
Accompanied on the piano by Ricky Barnard
Third in a series: Exploring Yiddish Drama and Literature, A project of the JMI International Forum for Yiddish Culture in association with the Spiro Ark.

G2 SOAS University of London Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
£5 concessions £3 (advance booking please)
The Spiro Ark 020 7723 9991
Also join the Yiddish Library and Book Club. Meets once a month at the Spiro Ark Yiddish Hoyz, to borrow, read and talk about Yiddish books.  Donations of Yiddish books gladly accepted.  Library open from 6.30pm on Yiddish drama evenings.


4th December (Thursday) 8.00pm :

Daphna Sadeh and the Voyagers

Cafe Arabica
4 Conlan St.
London W10 (nr. Ladbroke Grove)
Tel: 020 8960 5757
Admission: £5.00


6 December (Saturday) 8.00pm :

The Naftule Brandwein Show
Words by Tom Payne
Music by Shekoyokh Klezmer Band
Directed by David Schneider.
A performance piece from the novel by Daily Telegraph Literary Critic, Tom Payne based on the crazy, larger than life character of the legendary clarinet virtuoso, Naftule Brandwein, who was born in 1889 in Galicia and died in New York in 1963, and who inspired so many of   the younger generation.  Directed by writer and comedian David Schneider with live music from the exciting new London based 8-piece klezmer ensemble, Shekoyokh.
Presented In association with the Department of Music SOAS and the Spiro Ark

Admission free.
Reserve your ticket in advance at the Spiro Ark tel 020 7723 9991
Tom’s novel and this one off live performance have been made possible by a grant from the Jewish Music Institute Millennium Award Scheme with funds from the National Lottery
Main SOAS Lecture Theatre, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1


7 December (Sunday) 10.30am – 1.00pm  (Walks also 19 October 2 November and 14 December) :

Guided walk:  Commercial Road: Pickles, Pimps and the Palais
Walk Leader: Clive Bettington Registered City of London Tourist Guide.
From Tower Hill, where thousands of Jewish Refugees first arrived, past the first shelters to the markets, synagogues, clubs to the Yiddish theatres.
JMI International Forum for Yiddish Culture association with the Jewish East End Celebration Society

Meet at 10.15am outside Tower Hill Tube Station. (Clive Mobile 07941 367 882)
£8 concession £6 Advance Booking please
www.wayahead.com or 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk or 08700 600 100


10 December (Wednesday) 7.30pm :

Jews in Jazz
Illustrated talk on the role of Jews in the development and performance of Jazz by Mike Gerber including the results of his personal meetings with jazz musicians and facilitators in the USA and the UK.

7.30pm
G52 The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Admission Free
A Jewish Music Institute Library event highlighting the collections.
JMI Millennium Award project with funds from the National Lottery

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14 December (Sunday) 10.30am – 1.00pm  (Walks also 19 October 2 November and 7 December):
 

Guided walk: A Shtetl Called Whitechapel - Rabbis, Radicals and the Yiddish Theatre
Walk Leader: Clive Bettington Registered City of London Tourist Guide.
Meeting places of radicals, Siege of Sydney Street and Battle of Cable Street, and the markets. synagogues, bathhouses and Yiddish theatres.
JMI International Forum for Yiddish Culture association with the Jewish East End Celebration Society

Meet at 10.15am at Aldgate Tube Station Ticket Office (Clive Mobile 07941 367 882)
£8 concessions £6
www.wayahead.com or 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk or 08700 600 100


14 December (Sunday) 2.30pm :

The King of Lampedusa – A 60th Anniversary celebration
of the most famous Yiddish play that ran in Whitechapel for seven months in 1943/4
Talk: by Heather Valencia with anecdotes from Anna Tzelniker, who played in the original production. Video by Arnold Schwartzman, Special guests, refreshments

Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1
JMI International Forum for Yiddish Culture in association with JEECS
£8 concessions £5
Ticketweb 08700 600 100 or www.ticketweb.co.uk


16 December (Tuesday) 8pm :

The (Jewish) Dark Lady of the Sonnets
The Marriage of True Minds
Siena Ensemble: Michelene Wandor words and instruments, Lisette Wesseling soprano
An entertainment in words and music which explores the possibility that the Dark Lady in Shakespeare’s sonnets may have been Amelia Bassano, a member of the family of Italian Jewish musicians at the court of Queen Elizabeth I.
Including music by Dowland and songs from Shakespeare’s plays.

£12 concessions £10
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London N6
www.wayahead.com or 0871 22 00 260
www.ticketweb.co.uk or 08700 600 100


18 December (Thursday) 7.45pm  :

It’s Chanukah!
Massed male voices
Massed mixed voices
Massed children’s and teenage voices
Soloists
Conductor, Stephen Glass

Join more than 200 singers, including members of London’s most celebrated Jewish choirs in a family entertainment with an eclectic mix of music for the Jewish Festival of lights. Old favourite songs about candles, dreidels, doughnuts and latkes as you have never heard them before, as well as new songs, chosen, composed or arranged by the charismatic and inspirational Stephen Glass of Montreal. Enjoy an evening resounding with sweet voices in music ranging from classical through pop and contemporary, to the most traditional Jewish liturgical music.  Even the audience is sure to end up singing!

A JMI Barry Weinberg Memorial concert, presented by the JMI Barry Weinberg Jewish Choral Academy in association with the Zamir Choral Foundation of New York, Supported by the Barry Weinberg Fund for Jewish music and the Jewish Chronicle.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, the South Bank, London SE1
Tickets £18, £15, £12  £10   Children (under 18,  £5)
Concessions £3 off each ticket for seniors, students, unwaged and groups of 10 or more
Royal Festival Hall Box Office 020 7960 4242

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