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From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture

Monday, April 15, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Mike Burstyn by Mariella Productions, Evgeny Kissin, David Krakauer by GMD, Katrina Lenk by Susan Stripling, Eleanor Reissa by Adrian Buckmaster, Gil Shaham by Luke Ratray
From Shtetl to Stage celebrates the journey of Yiddish culture from Old World to New through music, song, poetry, and drama. A company of extraordinary Yiddish talent—as well as stars of the classical, folk, and theater worlds—mix chestnuts from the Yiddish theater and folk song repertoire with Yiddish-tinged vaudeville, art song, classical music, and klezmer in a program that explores how Eastern European Jewish culture interacted with and contributed to American culture at large.

Part of: Migrations: The Making of America, Migrations, Russian and Eastern European Jewish Migration, Around the Globe, and Russian and Eastern European Jewish Migration


Seth Rogovoy, Producer
Eleanor Reissa, Creator, Director, and Vocalist
Gil Shaham, Violin
David Krakauer, Clarinet
Evgeny Kissin, Piano
Joanne Borts, Vocalist
Mike Burstyn, Vocalist
Avi Hoffman, Vocalist
Elmore James, Vocalist
Daniel Kahn, Vocalist
Katrina Lenk, Vocalist
Dani Marcus, Vocalist
Cilla Owens, Vocalist
Lorin Sklamberg, Vocalist
Shane Baker, Actor
Allen Lewis Rickman, Actor
Yelena Shmulenson, Actor
Zalmen Mlotek, Piano
Kathleen Tagg, Piano
Frank London, Music Director
Boris Sandler and Lyudmila Sholokhova, Historical Advisers
Migrations: The Making of America — A Citywide Festival

Support for the Russian and Eastern European Jewish Migration series of the Migrations festival is provided by The Polonsky Foundation.

Ford Foundation

Lead support for Migrations: The Making of America is provided by the Ford Foundation, The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, and Igor Tulchinsky.

Howard Gilman Foundation

Additional support is provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, Dr. Lynne Harrison, and Anonymous (2).

National Endowment for the Arts

Public support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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