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Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

Amherst, MA


YIDSTOCK 2019 will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events!

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets can be purchased to individual events as listed below.
Events

Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music - Concert Passes

July 11, 2019 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center. Concert Pass allows access to all concerts at YIDSTOCK 2019. Tickets may be purchased to individual events.
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FILM | "Ver Vet Blaybn?" "Who Will Remain?" (Sneak peek screening)

July 11, 2019 12:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Produced at the Yiddish Book Center, this hour-long documentary follows Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon as she retraces the extraordinary journey of her grandfather, the renowned Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever.
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TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy

July 11, 2019 2:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Seth Rogovoy, Yidstocks artistic director takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages.
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TALK | Yiddish Folk Song: The Classic Recordings, with Hankus Netsky

July 11, 2019 4:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Hankus Netsky will examine the a cappella Yiddish folksong tradition that was passed on orally for many centuries, and in the twentieth century both old and new Yiddish folksongs became more widely known through recordings.
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CONCERT | Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird

July 11, 2019 8:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | The Berlin-based Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird perform a blend of original and traditional songs, including songs of resistance along with love songs, cries of despair, and declarations of triumph.
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TALK | The Klezmer at the Eastern European Jewish Wedding, with Hankus Netsky

July 12, 2019 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Hankus Netsky will look at how the klezmer actually functioned within the nineteenth and early twentieth century Jewish community using as our reference both classic recordings from klezmers golden age and contemporary re-creations.
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WORKSHOP | Sing in Shabbos: Welcoming the Beloved with Song, with Aviva Chernick

July 12, 2019 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Award-winning Canadian musician, prayer leader, and vocalist Aviva Chernick will guide participants through song and poetry, warming up the spirit for the coming of Shabbat.
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WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody

July 12, 2019 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | World-renowned dance instructor Steve Weintraub offers an overview of the Yiddish style of dance.
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TALK | A Conversation with Frank London

July 12, 2019 1:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Best known as a cofounder of the Grammy Award-winning progressive klezmer outfit the Klezmatics, Frank London will explore how it all happened and what he has planned for the future in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | An Afternoon of Yiddish Song with Vira Lozinsky & Hankus Netsky

July 12, 2019 2:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | The Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert | The great Moldovan-born, Israel-based Yiddish vocalist Vira Lozinsky makes her Yidstock debut accompanied by pioneering Yiddish music revivalist Hankus Netsky, best known as founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.
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TALK | A Conversation with Vira Lozinsky

July 12, 2019 4:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Vira Lozinsky, widely regarded as one of the greatest living exponents of Yiddish song, explores her Yiddish roots and influences in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | Nigunim Trio

July 12, 2019 5:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Nigunim and zmiros are songs of devotion and praise: spiritual Hasidic-Jewish chants whose purpose is to induce a state of piety and ecstasy in both performer and listener.
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WORKSHOP | Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody

July 13, 2019 10:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | World-famous dance instructor Steve Weintraub explores the iconic Jewish square dance, the sher, with participants creating their own Yidstock sher.
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TALK | The Lodz Masterpieces: Three Jewish Womens Art Books Revealed, with David Mazower

July 13, 2019 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | In 1921 three young Polish Jewish women artists created one of the masterpieces of Jewish modernism. Yiddish Book Center bibliographer, David Mazower, re-creates the extraordinary story of three innovative women fresh out of art school.
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TALK | A Conversation with Daniel Kahn

July 13, 2019 1:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator, and activist Daniel Kahn will explore the roots and branches of his inspiration and innovation in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender

July 13, 2019 1:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | An instrumental workshop for aspiring klezmer musicians, taught by trombonist/keyboardist Brian Bender of the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble, Little Shop of Horas, and the Wholesale Klezmer Band.
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TALK | A Conversation with Aviva Chernick

July 13, 2019 3:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Toronto-based Aviva Chernick is a prayer leader and a Jewish mindfulness meditation teacher. Of late, she has begun adding Yiddish song to her repertoire. Aviva explores her journey and her newfound interest in Yiddish in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, with special guests

July 13, 2019 8:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert | Eleanor Reissa, Frank London, and the Klezmer Brass Allstars explore the world of Yiddish song from the obscure to the chestnuts, and from the sacred to the profane.
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FILM | "BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy," (World premiere)

July 14, 2019 10:30 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | This short documentary tells the story of artist and activist Beyle Schaechter-Gottesmans rich life through archival recordings along with newly recorded oral history interviews with family, friends, and colleagues.
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WORKSHOP | Lomir Zingen! Yiddish Song Workshop, with Asya Vaisman Schulman

July 14, 2019 10:30 AM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | At this workshop, participants will learn to sing Yiddish songs old and new, including some of the songs being performed throughout the festival. No prior knowledge of Yiddish necessary.
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CONCERT | Lid un balade: Daniel Kahn & Sarah Mina Gordon

July 14, 2019 12:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Daniel Kahn and Sarah Mina Gordon present an acoustic set of original and traditional Yiddish songs and ballads, drawing from the deep traditions of the Jewish workers movement, modernist Yiddish poetry, and the contemporary folk scenes in which they were raised.
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TALK | A Conversation with Eleanor Reissa

July 14, 2019 1:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Eleanor Reissa is one of the premier Yiddish vocalists in the world. She recently directed and starred in the original production From Shtetl to Stage. which she co-created with Yidstock artistic director Seth Rogovoy, who will discuss this and more in conversation with Eleanor.
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CONCERT | Cantar i Zingen: Aviva Chernick Ensemble and Friends

July 14, 2019 3:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Best known as a Ladino singer, Aviva Chernick has begun incorporating Yiddish song into her repertoire. Aviva makes her Yidstock debut with her Toronto-based band plus a little help from some Yidstock All-Stars.
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TALK | A Conversation with Aaron Lansky and Susan Bronson

July 14, 2019 4:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | Yiddish Book Center President Aaron Lansky and Executive Director Susan Bronson talk about the Centers future plans.
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CONCERT | The Klezmatics, with special guest Vira Lozinsky

July 14, 2019 7:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2019 | The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert | Blending instrumental and vocal virtuosity and experimentation with theatricality firmly rooted in klezmer and Yiddish tradition, the Klezmatics brought the revival of klezmer into the rock era.
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Contact
Yidstock 2019: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Yiddish Book Center

Address
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

Phone
413-256-4900

Email
programs@yiddishbookcenter.org

Website
http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock

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