Klezmer Brunch - Klezical Tradition - 10/13
at City Winery New York City
A great new tradition!
Every Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on our brunch menu on Sunday mornings from 10am to 2pm.
Admission is just $10, and does not include food or drink. Children 13 and under are FREE, and we have a full brunch menu (created by Executive Chef Jeff Haskell) available upon request.
On select weekends we welcome Rabbi Dan Ain from The New Shul to lead thoughtful discussion on theology, spirituality and the movements of the cosmos. The Rebbe's table to open to all to attend.
ABOUT Klezical Tradition:
Klezmer flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum presents Eclectic! Electric! Klezical Tradition ensemble, Gypsy Baroque, old and new Klezmer!
Klezical Tradition is:
Adrianne Greenbaum, vintage flutes, piano, and klezmer dance leader is an internationally acclaimed klezmer and classical flutist. As a klezmer she is the founder and leader of "FleytMuzik," and of this band,"The Klezical Tradition". She is on the faculties of Living Traditions KlezKamp, KlezKanada, Klezmerquerque. Other festivals and guest appearances include Boxwood Festival in Nova Scotia, and the first annual KlezMore Festival in Vienna, Austria as well as the Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam and the Jewish Museum in NYC.
She has presented numerous master classes and hands-on workshops throughout the US to classical flutists, offering an insight into this old style and how klezmer can enhance the performance of classical repertoire. Her album "Fleytmuzik" received numerous accolades for her artistry, innovation, and for bringing a much-needed heightened awareness of historic flute performance in the klezmer scene at large. Greenbaum's own arrangement of solo klezmer flute with full orchestra made its unusual and successful debut in 2005. She received her Bachelors in Music from the Oberlin College Conservatory and her Masters degree from the Yale School of Music, studying with Robert Willoughby and Thomas Nyfenger respectively. She has performed as soloist and orchestral musician in all of New YorkÕs major concert halls and in many major cities of the U.S. She has appeared with such orchestras as New YorkÕs Mostly Mozart Festival (as soloist), the Berlin Ballet at the Met (as principal flutist), the Period Orchestra of the Fairfield Academy, and for many years performed with the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Currently she is Solo Flutist with the New Haven Symphony, the Wall Street Chamber Players, and Orchestra New England. She has held faculty positions at Wesleyan and Yale Universities, at Smith College, and is currently Associate Professor of flute at Mount Holyoke College. She can be heard in recording on various classical labels including Koch International and EMI, as well as on her own indy album "Sounds of America".
Jewish music has infused the life of vocalist Fraidy Katz since her childhood in Rochester, New York, where her mother, a devoted fan of "The Jewish Hour," never missed a Sunday morning broadcast. Although her father and grandfather were funeral directors, both loved to sing (her father often sang the same song all day long!). Even as a very little girl, she was coached on quiz show questions and songs to perform for her parents' friends. Yiddish was always the secret language in FraidyÕs family, yet during the folk music "craze" of the 'Sixties, when she began to teach herself to sing Yiddish folk music and accompany herself on the guitar, nobody in the family seemed able to help her learn the language. She began studying German in her last year of high school and would sing Ruth Rubin's transliterations with a German accent. "The melodies are beautiful," her Zeyde would say, "but I don't understand the words."
Although she sang and acted in both musical and dramatic productions throughout the world, it was not until she was living in Somerville, MA, teaching English to Russian immigrants at Brookline's Hebrew College that she found a Yiddish class in the Adult Education Program. Inspired by her students' profound interest in Jewish history, culture, and traditions, she became a graduate student in Jewish History and Yiddish at Brandeis University, where she earned her second M. A. Her German studies and knowledge of Hebrew, coupled with the Summer Programs of the Max Weinreich Institute at Columbia University in 1981 and 1982, enabled her to study Yiddish literature independently with several scholars at Brandeis. A group of khaveyrim in the Boston area formed a leyenkrayz which met faithfully over several years, sharing literature, conversationå, cookies, and simkhes. Today Fraidy teaches English as a Second Language to high school students and adults.
She has taught Yiddish at Brandeis, Hebrew College, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, and other institutions in the Boston area, as well as at UMASS Amherst, the World Fellowship Center, and the National Yiddish Book Center, where she served as Bibliographer from 1986 through most of 1987. Fraidy also translates books, printed articles, letters, memoirs, and other manuscripts from Yiddish into English. In other lives, Fraidy received an undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College in American Studies, and, after volunteering for the Peace Corps in Ivory Coast, West Africa, won an M. A. in Applied Linguistics from theq University of Minnesota. In 1994, she conducted English teacher training workshops in Southern Italy and Sicily for the Progetto Speciale per Lingue Straniere as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Italy. In 1987, Fraidy began to sing professionally with Klezamir and occasionally as a sub for Shirim. She has performed with The Klezical Tradition since 1995. Her recordings include the Klezical TraditionÕs acclaimed Family Portrait: A Bild fun der Mishpokhe, Wolf KrakowskiÕs Transmigrations: Gilgul and Goyrl: Destiny. She expects to release her solo CD, Di Alte Kashe: The Eternal Question in the spring of 2006.
Clarinetist Walter Mamlok, whose father escaped Nazi Germany, was born in New York City into a family steeped in Yiddish culture. Mamlok performs with the Manchester Symphony, the Capitol City Wind Ensemble, and the Local 400 Pops Band. A graduate of the Hartt College of Music, Walter combines the art of performance with the art of education. He teaches music for the Capitol Region Education Council (C.R.E.C) at their Global Studies/Technology-based Magnet School, The Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, Connecticut. Walter was director of the Temple Beth Shalom high school klezmer ensemble (1992-2000) and currently conducts his own 18-piece swing band, "Strictly Swing." Additionally, Walter is an adjunct faculty member for Central Connecticut State University and conducts workshops and clinics on computers in music education. He is also published in various educational magazines.
Violinist Cookie Segelstein,19th century violin and viola, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. The daughter of Czech Jews, she grew up in a home filled with the music and stories of life in the Carpathian mountains. She received her Masters degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music in 1984. She is principal violist in Orchestra New England and assistant principal in The New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Cookie teaches klezmer fiddling at Living Traditions KlezKamp and The Albuquerque Academy, has been on staff twice at Centrum's Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Wash., and teaches a klezmer class at Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Connecticut. She has performed with The Klezical Tradition, The Klezmatics, Fank London, Klezmer Fats and Swing with Pete Sokolow and the late Howie Leess, Kapelye, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Conservatory Band.
She is a founding member of The Youngers of Zion with Henry Sapoznik, and has recently joined Budowitz. She has presented lecture demonstrations and workshops on klezmer fiddling all over the country, including at Yale University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, University of Oregon in Eugene, Pacific University and SUNY-Cortland. She was featured on the ABC documentary, A Sacred Noise, heard on HBOÕs Sex and the City, and on several recordings including the Koch International label with Orchestra New England in The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives, Haz˜nes with Frank London, The Klezical Tradition's Family Portrait and Adrianne GreenbaumÕs Fleytmuzik. Cookie and Joshua, together with famed bassist Stu Brotman, have formed the very highly innovative and successful trio Veretski Pass producing as well their acclaimed album of the same name.She is also active as a Holocaust educator and curriculum advisor and has been a frequent lecturer at the WomenÕs Correctional Facility in Niantic, CT. Cookie lives in Madison, Connecticut.