AMHERST, Mass. – The Yiddish Book Center has announced the line-up for its 2019 YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, which will be held Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14.
This year, the annual event will include a who’s who of international performers of Yiddish and klezmer music, featuring performances by Berlin’s Yiddish folk-rockers Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Israeli vocalist Vira Lozinsky, and the Aviva Chernick Ensemble from Toronto, alongside stalwarts of the American scene including the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics, vocalist Eleanor Reissa, and pioneering klezmer revivalist Hankus Netsky.
Curated once again by artistic director Seth Rogovoy, the Festival will also include concerts by Nigunim Trio and Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars with special guests, and vocalist Sarah Mina Gordon in a duet program with Daniel Kahn. Yidstock performers often appear sometimes billed and sometimes unannounced at each other’s concerts.
As always, the Festival will include a full schedule of talks, conversations, and singing, dancing, and instrumental workshops, several of which will be led by musicians-in-residence for the festival.
Concerts, talks, and workshops are indoors in the air-conditioned Yiddish Book Center.
Owing to the Festival’s popularity, attendees are urged to purchase tickets in advance. For a complete lineup of concerts, talks, workshops, and events, as well as links to purchase tickets and concert passes, visit yiddishbookcenter.org.
CAP: Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird