"Following yours entries on 5/5 on Daniel Hoffman in conjunction with Theater J’s new musical David in Shadow and Light, I thought it would be worth emphasizing that we at the WJMF are also highlighting Daniel’s music with two fascinating programs:Thanks folks. I'm doing my best to arrange a business meeting for in DC on one of those days (don't tell my boss).
a. David’s Harp: Following a performance of David in Shadow and Light (that coincides with the WJMF), we will have a post-performance discussion about “Jewish Music” and about David’s music with ethnomusicologist and clarinetist Joel Rubin and Composer and violinist Daniel Hoffman (June 4, 7:30 pm). More info below and in the following link.
b. Another special project is a screening of silent film The Golem with live score by Daniel Hoffman played by his excellent band Davka (June 3, 8 pm). More info below and in the following link.
The festival, which is coming up soon (May 31-June 8) celebrates and explores the wide spectrum of sounds and traditions that make up Jewish music. Throughout a nine-day festival, audiences will be able to hear a wide range of styles and influences that make up the richness of Jewish music. In addition to the above programs, the festival will feature David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana, an exciting Jewish-Cuban musical fusion; the Afro-Semitic Experience, showcasing the musical traditions of both Jewish and African diasporas; Beyond The Pale, presenting new klezmer music, fused with folk and roots; the Sisters of Sheynville who swing in Yiddish; dance music and classical music; musical theater and pop; and much more.
Some of the artists who perform at our festival are familiar to readers of your blog; others are artists about whom your readers would probably love to read. I invite you to check out the very exciting line up of the festival at www.wjmf.org and to join us for this celebration of Jewish music. Here is another reason for a trip down to DC!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
More on David in Shadow and Light
After I posted about Daniel Hoffman and Yehuda Hyman's new musical David in Shadow and Light at the Theater J in Washington DC last week I received a nice note from the folks at Theater J. They wanted everyone to know that they had some special events planned relative to the musical. Here's the note....