In collaboration with Hungry for Yiddish! A Mitzvah Project
Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival
The Subterranean Arthouse’s 3rd annual Chanukah party!
Thursday December 13th at 9pm
$10-$20 sliding scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds
Advance tickets here http://klezmer.brownpapertickets.com/
Heather Kleins’ Inextinguishable Trio – Yiddish song
Anthony Mordechai Russell – Yiddish song
Bruce Bierman – Yiddish dance
Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Orkestar – klezmer dance band
For three years local singer Heather Klein has worked together with Bay Area communities, local artists and musicians to present “Hungry for Yiddish; A Mitzvah Project.” Several klezmer bands, Yiddish singers, classical, and world musicians pitch in to present a series of concerts to raise money and awareness for the Bay Area’s homeless and hungry population. Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Berkeley Food Pantry, which provides hunger relief in Berkeley and Albany.
9-10pm: Yiddish song with Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio and Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell. Both Heather and Anthony bring a captivating deep artistry and operatic technique to Yiddish song. Their voices call audiences to rapt attention, their songs deep with history infused with new life.
10pm on: klezmer dance party!
The Bay’s favorite Yiddish dance instructor and instigator Bruce Bierman will lead dances. Bruce relocated to L.A. so catch him while he’s here! Saul Goodman’s Klezmer Orkestar features Mike Perlmutter (clarinet, saxophone), Dave Rosenfeld (violin, mandolin), Dmitri Gaskin (accordion), and friends. Mike, Dave, and Dmitri are resident musicians of klezmer Monday’s at Saul’s Deli.
The Arthouse will feature watercolors by local painter (and Yiddish student) Margaret Sloan. Her portraits aim to capture the small, intimate moments when the inner self flashes out and peeks at the world.