Sunday, March 2, 2008

23rd Jewish Music Festival

Soprano Heather Klein will perform a program in English and Yiddish as part of the 23rd Jewish Music Festival on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 6:00 in the Main Library's Koret Auditorium. This performance will feature music from the operetta, cabaret and theater repertoire of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in New York's Lower East Side.

As always, all Library programs are free and open to the public. The Koret Auditorium is located in the Lower Level of the Main Library, at 100 Larkin Street (at Grove). Call (415) 557-4277 for more information.

Anyone interested in learning more about Yiddish folk music and its influence upon American popular culture should check out Funny, It Doesn't Sound Jewish: How Yiddish Songs and Synagogue Melodies Influenced Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood by Jack Gottlieb (State University of New York, c2004)

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