The University of Virginia McIntire Department of Music presents a concert by Yiddish Princess, a Yiddish rock band fronted by singer/poetess Sarah Gordon and composer Michael Winograd on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. at The Haven at First and Market Streets. This concert is free, but donations to The Haven will be accepted at the door.
Yiddish Princess (http://www.myspace.com/yiddishprincess) is a group of young klezmer and Yiddish musicians from New York City who are creating a new music by welding 1980s synth-based power pop with traditional and newly written songs in the Yiddish language. The six-piece band brings together singer-songwriter Sarah Mina Gordon, daughter of influential Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, and performer-composer Michael Winograd, one of the most dynamic forces in klezmer and new Jewish music. Both were born in the 1980s and imbibed from early on the spirit of cultural awakening, joy and vitality that characterized the beginnings of the klezmer revival. Claiming klezmer literally as their first musical language, these charismatic musicians bring a certain naturalness, and an unencumbered and unselfconscious approach as they forge new musical paths for a younger generation.
This is an Arts Enhancement Event supported by the Vice Provost for the Arts to increase access and engagement with the Arts. This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies program at the University of Virginia, in conjunction with its 10th anniversary conference Jewish Renaissance and Renascences (.pdf), New Perspectives on a Cultural Theme" (November 14-15, 2010). For more information about the conference, please visit www.virginia.edu/jewishstudies.
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