Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz in concert in Ann Arbor!

Hey Michiganders, this is a don't miss concert. Be there! I will.

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz in concert
Saturday July 14, 2012 - 7:00PM

Temple Beth Emeth Brotherhood presents an exciting evening celebrating Klezmer Music in America. Known widely for their band Hot Pstromi, they will be screening Mr. Strom's 30-minute documentary "A Great Day on Eldridge Street", and performing a concert of Klezmer music afterwards. The film documents an historic gathering in 2007 of musicians and singers from throughout the world for an iconic photo, and to make music.

Violinist Yale Strom's music draws on his extensive European field research. He is regarded as one of the world's leading scholar-ethnographer-artists of klezmer music and history.

The unique soulful vocals of Elizabeth Schwartz' have brought her acclaim from many quarters. She is the first woman invited to sing at New York City's landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors.

Temple Beth Emeth
2309 Packard Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Contact: Ralph Katz 734-663-1288 or the TBE Office 734-665-6744

Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz at Festiwal Zachor, Poland 2009


On October 12, 2007, over one hundred klezmer musicians and Yiddish singers gathered on the steps of New York City’s Eldridge Street synagogue for a once-in-a-lifetime photo shoot. Brought from around the world, these musicians represent the most influential klezmer artists of the revival and in the world today. This significant event was noted for its participants (ranging from Theo Bikel to John Zorn) and was followed by the world’s longest klezmer march, when these musicians took to the streets of the Lower East Side for a parade and impromptu outdoor concert. As they marched, onlookers began to follow along curious to see what this celebration was all about. It was Yiddish street theatre at its best!

Over the next two evenings, the participants performed formally at City University’s Martin E. Segal Theatre and Symphony Space. A GREAT DAY ON ELDRIDGE STREET portrays all of these events. This film not only chronicles this extraordinary weekend, but celebrates the revival of klezmer music and Yiddish song that has now become one of the main soundtracks for Jewish culture throughout the world today with humor, pathos… and of course, great music.

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