Mon, Nov 14 from 6:00-8:00pm
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue at West 56th Street
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.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Hank Gans
Tickets are free. Tickets can be reserved here.