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Klezmer Starts Here: Music from Yiddish Theater + Film
November 12 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
The Klein Party and South Hudson Project explore the music of Yiddish theater and cinema. This art form was primarily written and performed by Jews in the language of the Central European Ashekenazi Jewish community. Music of the Yiddish theater and cinema is seen as the organic outgrowth of pre- and early-modern Jewish expressive culture, an adaptation of co-territorial European and American performing arts genres, and as a product of the newly emerging modern world.
Klezmer Starts Here is an ongoing series of concerts hosted by the Klein Party and the South Hudson Music Project at the Royal Room exploring the literature and luminaries of the music we know as “klezmer.”
Part of our new J Culture Club series! Curated Jewish cultural experiences around town for our SJCC community to enjoy together. Everyone is welcome.
$10 SJCC community member tickets (with reserved seating)
The Royal Room is all ages until 10 pm.
About the Artists
The Klein Party is a “klezmerish band playing tunes from All the Old Countries.” While their repertoire centers on original arrangements of Ashkenazi Jewish music from the Old and New Worlds, they also explore any music that shares the ecstatic joy, emotional intensity, and unavoidable party music that we call “klezmer.” The Klein Party is Eric Ray Anderson (ukulele & vocals), Brandon Campbell (saxophones), Joseph Casalini (bass), David Gassner (vocals & percussion), Ruby Grynberg (violin), Mark Lutwak (accordion), Sabrina Pope (clarinet), and Amber Wolfe (vocals & percussion).