A brand new concert of Yiddish songs performed by Mitchell Smolkin (Ashkenaz Artistic Director from 2000-2006) and Nina Shapilsky. Mitch will mine repertoire drawn from or inspired by his longtime connections with Ashkenaz, including selections from some of his most memorable performances at past festivals. Captured in an idyllic lakeside setting, these two great artists will bring you a dose of sweet Yiddishkayt. Co-presented with UJA’s Committee For Yiddish and Kultura Collective.
An exciting set by David Buchbinder’s Odessa/Havana, recorded with a small live audience at Lula Lounge. David is of course Ashkenaz’s founding Artistic Director (1995-2000), and this streamed performance takes place almost 15 years to the day since the world premiere of Odessa/Havana, originally commissioned for the 2006 Ashkenaz Festival by Smolkin when he was AD. Co-presented with Lula Lounge and Small World Music.
Committee for Yiddish, Lula Lounge and Small World Music
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