Tuesday, March 20, 2007

North Coast Local Events

For those who can't point to their hand to show where they live, The North Coast is Michigan. Here are some local Jewish music related events that I'm aware of. If you know any others, please send me the info. I'll try to widen my scope to include more than just Ann Arbor. Really.

Songs from the Haggadah
This Sunday, March 25, 7:45 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, Ann Arbor, MI.
New Music for Pesach with Gemini’s San Slomovitz and Congregation Beth Israel's Rabbi Robert Dobrusin, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Enjoy an evening of explicating the Haggadah text through music and commentary.
$10 donation ($5.00 donation for students and seniors.) Funds to be used for
future musical programs.

West Lounge Klezmer Band
March 26 and 28 in Ann Arbor
“We have a couple of shows coming up that are open to the public, and we'd be thrilled to see as many of our fans out there- dancing is optional but highly recommended! Most notably, WLJ will be giving a FREE show, followed by a wine reception, Mar 26 at 5:30 at University Commons (map). If you just can't get enough klezmery jollification on the 26, we'll also be performing 2 days later, Mar 28, at 7:00pm @ Uof M Hillel as part of a special film screening "From Shtetl to Swing" sponsored by the JCC. These are just a few of our upcoming events, and we'll be sure to keep you updated so that you'll never miss a freylach!”

David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness
Saturday, March 31, 8 pm at the Rackham Auditorium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Tickets are available through Tickets.com.
Internationally acclaimed clarinetist David Krakauer is a natural storyteller who has long dazzled the public with his ability to shift—and meld—musical gears. Known for his mastery of myriad styles including classical chamber music, Eastern European klezmer music, the avant-garde, rock, and jazz, Krakauer lies way beyond “cross-over.” He exudes an emotionally raw yet genial presence onstage, baring a tireless spirit, humor, and generosity.

1 comment:

Georgina said...

this photo of Krakauer was taken in Berlin, May 1999, during recording sessions for the Milken Archive. nice blog!