DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC CONCERTS

2016 - 2017 Season

2nd Annual Jewish Music Series

Presented by the Department of Music and Jewish Studies Program


 

L'Chayim! To Life!
Jewish Music Series
Eliyahu Sills & Qadim Ensemble
Sacred and Folkloric Music of the Near East
Thursday, September 1, 6:30 pm
Schroeder Hall

Acclaimed for their passionate performances, multi-instrumentalist Eliyahu Sills and the San Francisco-based Qadim Ensemble have attracted a global audience, responding to their authentic musicianship and timely message of peace and cross-cultural appreciation. 

Free admission/$5 parking pass

Seats may be reserved two weeks before the concert.

Info: (707) 664-2324.

 

 

 

 


 

L'Chayim! To Life!
Jewish Music Series
Frank London, trumpet
with Glenn Hartman, accordion & Jake Marmer, poet
Thursday, September 15, 5:30 pm (special start time)
Schroeder Hall

Trumpeter/composer FRANK LONDON is a founding member of the Klezmatics, a member of the Hasidic New Wave, and has performed with John Zorn, LL Cool J, Mel Torme, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Jane Siberry, and countless others. His own recordings include INVOCATIONS (cantorial music); Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, DI SHIKERE KAPELYE and BROTHERHOOD OF BRASS; NIGUNIM and THE ZMIROS PROJECT (Jewish mystical songs, with Klezmatics vocalist Lorin Sklamberg); THE DEBT (film and theater music); THE SHEKHINA BIG BAND; the soundtrack to THE SHVITZ; the soundtrack to Perl Gluck's THE DIVAHN and four releases with the Hasidic New Wave.

"Imagine all the traditions of spoken word & improvised music that you are familiar with, but with a heavy influence of Beat Poetics and of African American words and music from Sun Ra & Mingus through Steve Lacy. Then replace the music with Jewish musical tropes, and you have an idea of what this will sound like." — Frank London

Free admission
Parking fee is waived

Seats may be reserved two weeks before the concert.

Info: (707) 664-2324.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

L'Chayim! To Life!
Jewish Music Series
Ben Goldberg, clarinet and Invisible Guy
Thursday, September 29, 6:30 pm
Schroeder Hall

Ben Goldberg, who performs on all manner of clarinets, joins pianist Michael Coleman and drummer Hamir Atwal to create Invisible Guy: an “unusually focused ensemble inventing a musical syntax for itself.” 

Free admission
Parking fee is waived

Seats may be reserved two weeks before the concert.

Info: (707) 664-2324.

 

 

 

 

 

 


L'Chayim! To Life!
Jewish Music Series
Jeanette Lewicki & the gonifs
Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm
Schroeder Hall

Originating as a street band bringing klezmer to peace marches and freedom rallies, the gonifs play traditional Jewish folk music with a twist. Vocalist Jeanette Lewicki leads with Sheldon Brown, clarinet; Rob Reich, accordion; and Richard Saunders, bass. Read more.

Free admission
Parking fee is waived

Seats may be reserved two weeks before the concert.

Info: (707) 664-2324.

 

 

 

 

 

 


L'Chayim! To Life!
Jewish Music Series
Stephen Saxon, Cantorial Soloist
A Concert of Liturgical Music
Thursday, November 17, 6:30 pm

Schroeder Hall

Cantor/cantorial soloist Stephen Saxon sings from the Reform and Conservative liturgies and has appeared on radio, television and stage. He has toured domestically and internationally as singer and trumpeter with Chanticleer, KlezX, and The Klezmorim. Join us for a concert of liturgical music with illustrations of the masters who came before. Stephen's program will focus on three main topics:
1) Cantorial music and the role of the cantor in Jewish music
2) Improvisation and the lessons it has to offer
3) Finding happiness

Program details.

Free admission
Parking fee is waived

Seats may be reserved two weeks before the concert.
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Info: (707) 664-2324.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


L'Chayim! To Life!
Jewish Music Series
Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, vocalist & Veretski Pass
Convergence: Spirituals From The Shtetl. Davening From The Delta.
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 pm
Schroeder Hall

Combining diverse strains of traditional Jewish and African-American music at points of spiritual, melodic and textual convergence, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell collaborates with acclaimed Bay Area klezmer consort Veretski Pass to create a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope and redemption. Read more.

Free admission
Parking fee is waived

Seats may be reserved two weeks before the concert.
Sign up here.

Info: (707) 664-2324.