Party like it's 1937- tribute to Yiddish Swing this Sunday in Damrosch Park

From Workmen’s Circle HQ comes word of the upcoming Yiddish Fest at Lincoln Center:
This Sunday, July 22, at 6pm the world renowned Klezmer Conservatory Band from Boston will perform a FREE concert of Yiddish music at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park, 62nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam. The concert, which will pay special tribute to CLAIRE BARRY of the legendary Barry Sisters, will feature guest performances by Yiddish theater stars Joanne Borts, Eleanor Reissa, Lorin Sklamberg, and the Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Margot Leverett.
The YIDDISHFEST 2007 series carries on a 40 year tradition of The Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring to bring the sounds of Yiddish music to the neighborhoods of New York with free events that feature the world’s leading performers of these cultural riches.
The Klezmer Conservatory Band, founded by its musical director Hankus Netsky, was among the cutting edge ensembles of the 1970’s who helped spawn a worldwide revival of Klezmer and Yiddish music that has inspired many young artists to embrace this culture. Their thrilling blend of Klezmer and Swing arrangements will have you dancing in the aisles.
The well-known Yiddishist and community leader Corey Breier will act as emcee.
Admission is free. There are VIP seats available for a contribution of $100. Please contact Dana Schneider at The Workmen’s Circle with any questions.

3 thoughts on “Party like it's 1937- tribute to Yiddish Swing this Sunday in Damrosch Park

  1. eh, that’s nothin’. back when secularists were real secularists, they’d have done it on yomkipur…with ham sandwiches.

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