Celebrate the 2nd night of Hanukkah at YIVO!
An elegant as well as nostalgic program devoted to treasures of Yiddish song and the poetry that has inspired this musical expression in all its variety of style. Presented in the intimate chamber music setting of a traditional classical Liederabend (song evening) appropriate to the immediacy of this cherished genre, the recital will feature four of its leading interpreters: Ida Rae Cahana, Elizabeth Shammash, Raphael Frieder, Simon Spiro, and a cameo appearance by Robert Paul Abelson, together with world renowned virtuoso pianist Yehudi Wyner. Offerings will include songs by Lazar Weiner, Moses Milner, Solomon Rosowsky, Solomon Golub, Janot Roskin, Mikhl Gelbart, Mordecai Gebirtig, Joel Engel, and Maurice Rauch, along with artistic settings of some of the most beloved Yiddish folksongs, and capped by melodious echoes of the best of Yiddish theater.
With a post-concert meet-the-artist reception including a khanike candle lighting ceremony with communal singing.
The concept and content of this Yiddish Liederabend has been devised by YIVO’s Anne E. Leibowitz Visiting Professor-in-Residence in Music, Neil W. Levin, who will deliver the pre-concert lecture on the development of the Yiddish lieder tradition and its literary basis.