While teaching at a public school in Brooklyn, Rochel (an Orthodox Jew) and Nasira (a Muslim) develop a unique friendship while dealing with arranged marriages, cultural traditions, and their families. Rochel and Nasira will have to rely on each other and their friendship to pull through this difficult time of their lives, striving to be strong women in charge of their own happiness, while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions.
Aaron Kula will lead two different KCO ensembles in a unique concert that features a 60 member symphony orchestra and a 14 member Klezmer Jazz band. Kula will conduct a full performance of Bernstein’s rarely heard Jeremiah Symphony with soprano Jovanca Jean-Baptiste singing the Hebrew text. KCO’s Klezmer jazz ensemble will also perform selections from their newly released CD JubanoJazz and works by the winners of the 2016 Composition Competition.
This year mark’s KCO’s 19th season at FAU under the direction of conductor/accordionist Aaron Kula with works selected from FAU Libraries’ Jewish Print Music Collection.
DAY 3 - Concert
Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu perform an innovative program of music rooted in the Ottoman and Jewish traditions brimming with hard-rock sensibilities and dexterous improvisational know-how. It is replete with fleet-fingered oud playing, fiery harmonica brilliance all powered by their rhythm section's incomparable Balkan flair. In 2014 they were nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.
DAY 4 - Comedy
Actor and comedian Avi Liberman's quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York, appearing on CBS, NBC, E! and AMC. Born in Israel, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise from the Jewish perspective.
DAY 5 - Lecture
Aaron Kula will present this unique multi-media presentation on the secret musical relationship between Blacks & Jews beginning with the Harlem Renaissance era in 1920 through the 1960s. Blacks and Jews collaborated as songwriters, performers, and managers. Together they created some of the most important and memorable songs in American music history. Q & A to follow.
DAY 6 - Vocal Recital
San Francisco opera singer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell specializes in the music of Sidor Belarsky, a prolific twentieth century performer of Chazzanut, Chassidic Nigunim and Yiddish song. Russell has performed extensively throughout the US and Canada. This program features “soulful” music that remembers tradition and hopes for a redemptive future.
"A terrific voice!"
ACTOR & YIDDISH THEATRE STAR
DAY 7 - Lecture
Join renowned Columbia University Yiddish expert Miriam Hoffman Ph.D., to hear tales from the Yiddish Theatre. During her seven years with Joseph Papp, he included her in his annual benefit for the Yivo Institute. Papp put this together with Broadway and Hollywood stars where one of them had to sing a Broadway song in Yiddish.
DAY 8 - Concert
Vibraphonist Brian Potts and his jazz quartet return by popular demand to perform new arrangements of Yiddish, Israeli, Russian, Hungarian, and Chassidic melodies. Popular Jewish tunes will be reimagined in styles reminiscent of acclaimed jazz vibraphone musicians Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Gary burton. Potts and his quartet will seamlessly blend familiar Jewish melodies with jazz and bossa nova to create a unique musical experience.
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