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Hailed as “one of the finest American klezmer bands,” Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasures with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. One of the band’s specialties is the richly varied music found in vintage Yiddish film soundtracks. Join us for an evening of original klezmer arrangements performed live by the full octet, interpolated with scenes of both celebrated movies and lesser-known cinematic gems onscreen: Hasidic chant and sewing song from The Dybbuk; tenement wedding dance from Uncle Moses; melodies performed for newsreels made by Moscow’s State Yiddish Theater; Second Avenue swing, haunting love songs, and a little-known folkloric grandma’s dance, as heard in the Polish films of Molly Picon.
Reserve your general admission seat HERE starting October 14th (If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts’ Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)
“Music from Yiddish Cinema: Metropolitan Klezmer at Lincoln Center!” is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; New York State Council on the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.