Performances are at 625 W 113th Street New York, NY 10025
All performances start at 8PM.
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.)
(Babel Concerts was formerly Underground)
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 18th, 2023
Elie Holzhauer performing indie pop music.
Alex Lavine performing fire cello music.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2023
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.