Teaneck, New Jersey – Arts Residency

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Teaneck, New Jersey – Arts Residency

I’ll be in residence at Congregation Beth Sholom in Teaneck, New Jersey on February 11, 2017, for both a lecture/recital and a full concert!  The afternoon program, titled Gilgulim, will explore the nature of changing visions of life in Yiddish song.  How often do nostalgia, magical thinking, and the very evolution of songs themselves alter our sense of where we are in time and space?  And in the evening, the brilliant Adrian Banner will join me on piano for a rich, full concert.  The intense relevance of Yiddish culture at this time in our lives is shaping the program.  Come with open minds and hearts and we will fill you with song!  For information:...

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Deep Skies Concert May 31, 2015!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Deep Skies Concert May 31, 2015!

The thrill of gathering some of the finest Klezmer musicians/musical wits together to perform a full concert based on my recording Deep Skies will be shared on Sunday evening, May 31 at Chisuk Emuna Congregation in Harrisburg, PA. In addition to the music arranged for the CD by Michael Winograd, the material will include flat-out klezmer instrumentals and some of the songs that the new Leviton/Brody duo has been polishing.  Come early and stay late for a night that will long be remembered for the rich joy of Jewish music it will bring to the...

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Leviton/Brody Duo debuts!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Leviton/Brody Duo debuts!

After years of imagining what a duo could do, Lauren Brody and I have taken the leap!  We debut on Saturday night, April 25, in Fairfield, Connecticut.  We are wildly excited about the variety of material we perform, and delight in the ease with which our voices and musical sensibilities blend.  Look for us, too, in NYC at the Klezmer Concert Series on Tuesday night, April 28 at Stephen Wise Synagogue.  Or we’ll come to...

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Transmigrations Lecture/Recital 2/22/15

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in News, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Transmigrations Lecture/Recital 2/22/15

The final lecture recital program of the season under the Koster Foundation grant will be presented on Sunday, February 22 at Chusuk Emuna Congregation in Harrisburg, PA, 3 PM. Accompanied by archival photos and Power Point translations, I will be carrying the audience on a musical journey through the changes that track our lives both individually and communally. The program is free. Please join...

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Beth El, Fairfield, Connecticut – Residency

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in News, Susan at work, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Beth El, Fairfield, Connecticut – Residency

I’ll be welcomed to Fairfield, Connecticut’s Congregation Beth El from April 24 – 26, 2015 for an arts residency designed to engage all ages and interests within the community!  There will be lots of singing, of course!  The weekend will include a lecture, several song presentations and a congregational sing-along, work with the Hebrew School, a talk after morning minyan on Sunday, and a full concert with the fabulous Lauren Brody on accordion, piano, and vocals.  (I’m especially looking forward to some traditional singing around the dinner tables as we welcome shabbes in style!)  I plan to set up a full art exhibit of over 30 framed pieces to hang for the entire residency, and following Saturday night’s concert, there will be a reception and meet-and-greet around the...

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Yiddish Folk Arts in St. Croix

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in News, Upcoming Events | 2 comments

Yiddish Folk Arts in St. Croix

In deepest (coldest!) winter, I look forward to flying south for a week and bringing everything I’ll need for an arts residency to the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  There’s a small but vibrant Jewish community, and Congregation B’nai Or will be my host as I work my Yiddish magic with a backdrop of blue waters and white sands!  The residency will include a Shabbat lecture on the evolution of Jewish ritual art, a hands-on papercutting workshop, a multi-lingual concert in the beautiful St. Croix Reformed Church, and a visit to The Good Hope Country Day School where I’ll have children singing is a language they never heard before!  If you find yourselves in the Caribbean between February 2 and 9, 2015, join me for a multicultural experience with a yidishe tam! ________________ On the flip side:  The residency was a warm and brilliant experience with encounters with people making it a daily peak experience.  The 7th through 12th graders at the GHCDS, a sprawling and energetic campus, jumped right in, singing in Yiddish, peppering me with questions, and drawing from their own experiences to make the time we spent together relevant!...

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