Mameloshn: A Musical Tribute

By Sarah Kricheff

Published October 20, 2006, issue of October 20, 2006.
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The work of acclaimed songwriter, Yiddish poet and teacher Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman is celebrated at a concert featuring performances by vocalist, drummer and violinist Michael Alpert; vocalists Adrienne Cooper, Sharon Bernstein, Rebecca Kaplan, Janet Leuchter, Miryem-Khaye Seigal and Paula Teitelbaum; violinist Deborah Strauss; pianist Marilyn Lerner, and cimbalom player Peter Rushevsky.

Schaechter-Gottesman is known as one of America’s premier Yiddish poets and her work has been a source of inspiration for many Yiddish musicians. Born in Vienna and raised in pre-war Romania, she survived the Holocaust in the ghetto in Czernowitz and immigrated to the United States in 1951. Her expansive body of work covers topics ranging from personal memories to life in Bronx, N.Y. She has also written a great deal of music for children and often performs concerts for young audiences. Schaechter-Gottesman was the 2005 recipient of the National Heritage Fellowship, awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The concert, The Yiddish Voice of Love: Songs of Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, is presented by the 92nd Street Y.

92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. (at 92nd St.); Oct. 26, 8 p.m.; $30. (212-415-5500 or (www.92Y.org)[www.92Y.org])






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