Monday, October 7, 2013

Concerts of Yiddish theater music in North Carolina

In connection with my years-long research project into rarely heard or almost extinct Yiddish theater songs from the 1920s and 1930s - and the two cds of the material we recorded this year - I've set up two concerts in December 2013 in the RTP area, in Durham NC and Chapel Hill / Carrboro NC.

The first show is on Thursday December 19, at 7:30 pm, at Carolina Meadows (100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC). This one hour concert features Jane Peppler (vocals, fiddle, concertina), Randy Kloko (vocals), Roger Spears (piano), and Ken Bloom (clarinet, domro, guitar). The show is one hour in length. Tickets are $5 in advance or at the door.

The second show is on Saturday, December 21, at 7:30 pm, at the ArtsCenter (300 E Main St, Carrboro, NC). Along with the four musicians mentioned above, the rest of world music band Mappamundi will be joining in - Jim Baird on acoustic bass and guitar, and Beth Holmgren on vocals - and also pianist Aviva Enoch. This show is 90 minutes long; tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

For more information and to buy tickets in advance, visit our Cabaret Warsaw website. Thanks! Here are some samples: