Upcoming Performances

Performances are at 625 W 113th Street New York, NY 10025
All performances start at 8PM.

Babel Concerts Festival March 25-28, 2024

Monday March 25

Folk and Jazz

Ashley Kuril, voice 

Francesco Pollon, piano

Classically Influence World Music

Elina Georgiou, clarinet

Georgia Lazaridou, pianist

Tuesday, March 26

Antonin Dvorak - String Quartet No. 13 in G major Op. 106

Quatuor Ivoire - String Quartet:

Licheng (Mark) Chen, violin

Skyler Blair, violin

Soolim Shin, viola

François Gizycki - cello

Folk Pop/Rock

Colin McGrath Quartet

Wednesday, March 27

Israeli Folk Music

Soof Sela, piano, voice

Shahar Regev, cello

Thursday, March 28

Psychedelic Super Socks - High Energy Electronic Music

Jacob Leibowitz, bass guitar, voice

Tommy Shermulis, bass clarinet

Liora Schlesinger - bass clarinet (guest)

Claremont Brass - Brass Quintet

Lindsay Ross, trumpet

David Peebles, trumpet

Keegan McCardell, horn

Sterling Davis, trombone

Tanner Stegink, tuba

Natanel Laevsky (viola), Tommy Shermulis (B. Clarinet) and Jonah Murphy (flute) of Psychedelic Super Socks, Seth Schulteis (piano), and Ariana Mascari (viola) performing in Spring 2023.

Special Event 

Jewish Legacy XX A Century of Music by Jewish Composers 

The Jewish Legacy XX project will feature Jewish music throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, including Jewish émigrés, composers who died in the Nazi Holocaust, Russian-Jewish avant-garde and living Jewish composers in the USA. The concert examines the Nazi-banned “degenerate” music of the Jewish composer E. Schulhoff, who died in the concentration camps, and the Jewish avant-garde movement, represented by A. Krein, and Leo Ornstein, both of whom developed at the beginning of the twentieth century a new genre which blended traditional Jewish folk and liturgical music with western European and Russian romantic styles. Leo Ornstein, the Russian-born composer and pianist who was largely forgotten for the decades, was a leading figure of American avantgard in the first decades of the 20th century.. The program also includes the music of the Israeli composer, Paul Ben-Haim, who invokes authentic melodies of Hassidic Jews, and of the living composer, Steve Cohen from New York City. Uncovering forgotten composers, championing exciting living composers and inspiring a renewed fascination with works long out of print, the duo of Cohen and Keiserman is very excited to introduce this music to a new generation. 

(Date: Specifics TBD.)

Dr. Paul Cohen, Saxophone and Dr. Anna Keiserman, Piano

Previous Performances

(Babel Concerts was formerly  Underground)

Fall 2024

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 

Jonah Murphy playing Classical Flute repertoire from the common practice period and Ashley Kuril singing golden age musical theater accompanied by Zheng Yue.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 
Jonathan Gilbert playing saxophone and piano, and Liora Schlesinger playing bass clarinet.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
Elie Holzhauer performing indie pop music.
Alex Lavine performing fire cello music.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2023 

Wednesday, November 15th, 20 23
Ariana Mascari playing in dedication to Violist and Composer, Lillian Fuchs.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2023
Ekaterina Eibozhenko playing Bartok, Bruch, and Bach on the Viola with piano accompaniment.
Shih-Yang Lee performing free piano improvisation and experimental music.

Spring 2023