Sunday, June 24, 2018

Yiddish Under the Stars - Excerpts from a Folksbiene Night in Central Park


Yiddish Under the Stars, an evening of Yiddish and klezmer music sponsored by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, has become an annual event at Summerstage in New York's Central Park. Last week the stars came out again and gave the lucky New Yorkers in attendance a free concert.

A production of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, hosted by the riotously funny Emmy Award-nominated actress Jackie Hoffman – who plays the role of Yente in the Folksbiene’s upcoming Yiddish version of “Fiddler on the Roof” – the three-hour extravaganza featured over a half-dozen acts which, while all rooted solidly in Yiddish and klezmer tradition, approached it from a variety of angles such that it was almost a mini-version of an entire SummerStage season.Read more: https://forward.com/culture/music/403198/yiddish-under-the-stars-turns-central-park-into-fabulous-panoply-of-sounds/
A production of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, hosted by the riotously funny Emmy Award-nominated actress Jackie Hoffman – who plays the role of Yente in the Folksbiene’s upcoming Yiddish version of “Fiddler on the Roof” – the three-hour extravaganza featured over a half-dozen acts which, while all rooted solidly in Yiddish and klezmer tradition, approached it from a variety of angles such that it was almost a mini-version of an entire SummerStage season.Read more: https://forward.com/culture/music/403198/yiddish-under-the-stars-turns-central-park-into-fabulous-panoply-of-sounds/
A production of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, hosted by the riotously funny Emmy Award-nominated actress Jackie Hoffman – who plays the role of Yente in the Folksbiene’s upcoming Yiddish version of “Fiddler on the Roof” – the three-hour extravaganza featured over a half-dozen acts which, while all rooted solidly in Yiddish and klezmer tradition, approached it from a variety of angles such that it was almost a mini-version of an entire SummerStage season.Read more: https://forward.com/culture/music/403198/yiddish-under-the-stars-turns-central-park-into-fabulous-panoply-of-sounds/
Performers included
– Frank London & His Klezmer All Stars
– Andy Statman
– Cantor Magda Fishman
– Pharaoh’s Daughter with Cantor Basya Schechter
– Golem
– Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird
– Eleanor Reissa
– Zalmen Mlotek


Here's a sampling of the evening's entertainment:

Enjoy!


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