Yiddish Music Concert
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Hillel at UCLA
The Dortort Center for Creativity in the Arts at UCLA Hillel, in collaboration with the California Institute for Yiddish Culture, is proud to present The City of the Future Yiddish Music Concert. For this concert, internationally renowned musicians will perform in concert the music and lyrics of Shmuel Polonski (1902-1955). Polonski grew up in a traditional Jewish environment as the son of a klezmer violinist father and a mother who knew and sang a treasury of folk songs. His catalogue of works includes numerous compositions, both instrumental and vocal, based on Jewish themes, and on the folk cultures of Belarus and surrounds. He composed, led choruses and other ensembles, and enlisted the collaboration of major poets.
Acclaimed composer and musician, Yale Strom has arranged Polonski’s music and lyrics for four internationally-renowned Yiddish singers: Michael Alpert (Scotland), Judy Bressler (Boston), Anthony Russel (Oakland), and Elizabeth Schwartz (San Diego). They are joined by superb Jewish music instrumentalists from around the country.
All of these performers rarely, if ever, perform together on the same stage and are teaming up for this World Premier Concert in LA.
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Generously underwritten by the Doretta and Jona Goldrich Family Foundation.
This program is co-sponsored by the So. California Workmen's Circle/Sholem Community, the UCLA Dept. of Germanic Languages, the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA, the Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music at UCLA, and the Jewish Music Commission in Los Angeles.
574 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
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