Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Temple Beth El, 402 N. Tioga St., Ithaca, NY
Farewell to the Homeland: Poyln
All-stars in the klezmer world, Adrianne Greenbaum, Michael Alpert, Pete Rushefsky, Jake Shulman-Ment & Brian Glassman present music from an historic period in the life of a klezmer in pre-war Jewish Poland.
Suggested Donation: $10
No one turned away!
The Geshikhte/Story: 1934: A tiny shtetl in Dubjecko, Poland; three generations of a family klezmer band; post shabbos torchlight parade to Belzer Rebbe. Bar Mitzvah on a boat to America; family members live or die in Holocaust; Jewish music manuscripts found in family violin case. Fast forward to 2009, Adrianne Greenbaum and Sharon Frant Brooks make a miraculous shidduch/partnership, Greenbaum transcribes the many scribbled pages of music, travels to Poland and performs a few of the tunes at the cemetery, and finally, "FleytMuzik's" musicians perform these works that were alive in early 19th century Poland, with the full musical story coming to fruition today.
"FleytMuzik" is comprised of leading musicians of traditional klezmer. Led by internationally renowned pioneering klezmer flutist/piccolo player, Adrianne Greenbaum, with Pete Rushefsky, cimbalom (cimbalist with Itzhak Perlman/"In the Fiddler's House"), Michael Alpert, fiddle/percussion/badkhen (National Heritage Fellowship Award, 2015), Jake Shulman-Ment, violin, Brian Glassman, double bass.