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Echoes of the Russian Jewish Folk Music Society

  • 92nd St. Y, Buttenwieser Hall, NYC Lexington Avenue & 92nd St. New York, NY USA (map)

Part of the new SoundScape series at the 92nd Street Y

Daedalus Quartet
With members of SPEAKmusic

Echoes of the Russian Jewish Folk Music Society

ACHRON: Hebrew Melody, Op. 33
J. WEINBERG: String Quartet, Op. 55
CHASON GOLDSCHMITZ: New work (US premiere)
YAIR KLARTAG: New work (New York premiere)
KREIN: Caprice hébraïque, Op. 24
J. WEINBERG: Canzonetta
J. WEINBERG: The Maypole
Post-concert talk with Deborah Bradley-Kramer of SPEAKmusic & Ellen Mausner Weinberg, granddaughter of Jacob Weinberg

The Daedalus Quartet and SPEAKmusic celebrate Jewish folk music and the music of Russian Jewish composers of the early 1900s. Through the Society for Jewish Folk Music, these daring artists, whose members included composers Achron, Krein and Weinberg, schooled in Russian classical music, melded tradition and modernity to give Russian Jewish folk music a more contemporary sheen. Amongst these composers will be presented new works inspired by this era from composers Chason Goldschmitz and Yair Klartag.

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