Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sunday at Kulturfest

Khevre --

Kulturfest is going to go out with a big bang. Tomorrow's programs include some exciting farewell goodies. Let me pull your coat to a few of them:

  • Taste of Jewish Culture -- a street fair sponsored by Workmen's Circle, which will include the best of Jewish culture, i.e., live music and food. I can't vouch for the food, although I'm sure it will be fabulous (and I'll eat too much of it), but the music, which will go all day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes not only the cream of NYC, but also some heady out-of-town guests:  Paul Shapiro’s Ribs and Brisket Revue and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars with Eleanor Reissa and special appearances  by Nikitov (the Netherlands) and Klezmerson (Mexico). 46th Street and 6th Avenue.
  • Alicia Svigals: Violin Mass Appeal --I don't think this means that Svigals is converting to Catholicism. It's a new suite that walks listeners through the history of klezmer forms, and I can't imagine anyone who could do it better. 3 p.m., Joe's Pub block party, Astor Place and Lafayette St.

  • Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs with Inna Barmash --A live rendering of one of my favorite recordings of the year, with the distinguished lawyer and mommy offering some heartfelt and lovely songs. I'm sure her husband, Ljova, will pitch in ably on viola. (Hey, guys, when are you going to get the kids into the act?) 3 p.m., Museum at Eldridge Street 12 Eldridge St.

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