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Yidstock 2020: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

Amherst, MA


YIDSTOCK 2020 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!

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Events

Yidstock 2020: The Festival of New Yiddish Music - Concert Passes

July 09, 2020 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 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 2020. Tickets may be purchased to individual events.
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TALK | The New Yiddish Textbook, with Asya Vaisman Schulman

July 09, 2020 12:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | In a lively presentation, Asya Vaisman Schulman will share whats inside the new Yiddish textbook--from its contemporary design, full-color art and illustrations, and recurring characters that reflect the diversity of Yiddish speakers today, to its communicative approach.
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TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy

July 09, 2020 2:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock's artistic director takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages.
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TALK | The KCB at 40: A View from the Trenches, with Hankus Netsky

July 09, 2020 4:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Hankus Netsky, the band's founder and director, will share the remarkable story of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, the most enduring ensemble to come out of the klezmer resurgence.
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CONCERT | The Klezmer Conservatory Band

July 09, 2020 8:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert | The Klezmer Conservatory Band has been at the forefront of the klezmer revival and renaissance. With a current lineup of band veterans mixed with more recent additions, the KCB will offer a trip down memory lane, with songs from all aspects of the groups amazing career.
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TALK | The Yiddish and Klezmer Music Renaissance: Global Success and Jewish Ambivalence, with Hankus Netsky

July 10, 2020 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Despite its success on the world stage, klezmer and Yiddish musical genres have had very little impact within the fields of Jewish education and Jewish studies. In this lecture, Yiddish music scholar Hankus Netsky will explore the reasons why and consider possible paths forward.
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WORKSHOP | Sing in Shabbos: Welcoming the Beloved with Song, with Aviva Chernick

July 10, 2020 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | 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 Shabbos.
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WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody

July 10, 2020 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | World-renowned dance instructor Steve Weintraub offers an overview of the Yiddish style of dance.
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WORKSHOP | Yiddish Choir, with Polina Shepherd

July 10, 2020 12:45 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Polina Shepherd's choir work covers many aspects of vocal music, from solo voice to highly arranged and conducted choir pieces. In her two Yidstock workshops this weekend, Polina will endeavor to get participants to learn a few choral arrangements.
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TALK | A Conversation with Michael Winograd

July 10, 2020 1:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Michael Winograd has recently emerged as a leader of a new generation of klezmer--as a clarinetist, bandleader, recording artist, and festival curator. Michael explores his creative process in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa Ensemble

July 10, 2020 2:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | The Helen and Jonathan Sunshine Memorial Concert | A longtime favorite of Yidstock audiences, Eleanor Reissa debuts a new ensemble and new arrangements this year, as she continues to reinvent the art of Yiddish cabaret.
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TALK | A Conversation with Socalled

July 10, 2020 4:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | The foremost practitioner of klezmer hip-hop, Socalled has worked in a myriad of styles on his own and with artists. Socalled explores his creative process in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | Aviva Chernick Ensemble

July 10, 2020 5:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Best known as a Ladino singer, Aviva Chernick has begun incorporating Yiddish song into her repertoire. Aviva has put together a special repertoire for this pre-Shabbos concert, which also draws on her training in the cantorial arts and as a meditation teacher.
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WORKSHOP | Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody

July 11, 2020 10:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | 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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WORKSHOP | Yiddish Choir, with Polina Shepherd

July 11, 2020 10:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Polina Shepherd's choir work covers many aspects of vocal music, from solo voice to highly arranged and conducted choir pieces. In her two Yidstock workshops this weekend, Polina will endeavor to get participants to learn a few choral arrangements.
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TALK | So Cool, So Jewish: The Bronx Salon of Yiddish Poet Bertha Kling, with David Mazower

July 11, 2020 11:00 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | As hip as Greenwich Village, cheaper than the Café Royal, and more heymish than either, Bertha Kling and her husband's apartment was the place to hear the latest Yiddish literary gossip or news from Paris, Warsaw, Moscow, or Hollywood. In this illustrated talk, David Mazower uses rare family archives to explore this unique group of Bronx bohemians.
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READING | The Last Survivor, with Eleanor Reissa

July 11, 2020 1:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Eleanor Reissa is a Tony Award-nominated director, international concert artist, award-winning playwright, and Broadway actor. Eleanor will read a selection from her play 'The Last Survivor,' followed by a conversation with Seth Rogovoy and an audience Q&A.
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WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender

July 11, 2020 1:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | 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 Polina and Merlin Shepherd

July 11, 2020 3:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | When they perform together, husband-and-wife duo Polina and Merlin Shepherd bring an enormous wealth of different experiences and entirely different backgrounds to the stage. The two will explore their creative process integrating various influences in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | Socalled Sings Golden Age Yiddish Hits / Michael Winograd Plays TANZ!

July 11, 2020 8:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert | The early-to-mid-twentieth century in America was a fertile creative era for Yiddish music and klezmer. This concert by two of the twenty-first century's most forward-looking young visionaries looks back to that era for repertoire and inspiration.
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FILMS | Wexler Oral History Project Presents...

July 12, 2020 10:30 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories provide a deeper understanding of the Jewish experience. These short films draw from longer oral history interviews.
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WORKSHOP | Lomir Zingen! Yiddish Song Workshop, with Asya Vaisman Schulman

July 12, 2020 10:30 AM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | 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 | Polina and Merlin Shepherd

July 12, 2020 12:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Merlin Shepherd's influence permeates the younger generations of klezmer players. Polina Shepherd's singing, though based on traditional forms, cuts a unique sound deeply rooted in East European folklore. Now, the husband-and-wife duo play a blend of new and old compositions reflecting their unique backgrounds and influences.
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TALK | A Conversation with Aviva Chernick

July 12, 2020 1:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | Aviva Chernick explores her journey and her newfound interest in Yiddish in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.
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CONCERT | Yidstock All-Stars, with special guest Susan Hoffman Watts

July 12, 2020 3:00 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | With so much incredible talent in one place at one time, we have asked Frank London to put together a unique band drawn from this year's festival artists for this once-in-a-lifetime concert and jam session.
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TALK | Marking the Fortieth Anniversary and Mapping the Future, with Aaron Lansky and Susan Bronson

July 12, 2020 4:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | It's hard to believe how far the Yiddish Book Center has come in forty years. Yiddish Book Center founder and president Aaron Lansky and executive director Susan Bronson reflect on the Center's storied history and look to the future.
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CONCERT | The Klezmatics

July 12, 2020 7:30 PM

YIDSTOCK 2020 | 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 2020: 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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