Walter Zev Feldman wrote the book on klezmer. We ask him about its history — and what accounts for its impressive staying power.
A new music program juxtaposes klezmer with the music of Richard Wagner. Artistic director Jessica Gould explains what they do (and don’t) have in common.
The music of a pioneering Jewish label was destroyed on Kristallnacht. Now, the Semer Ensemble is trying to revive it.
On Tuesday, 16-year-old Sae Miyakawa of Japan performed her floor routine to a klezmer arrangement of the song “Kol HaOlam Kulo.”
For years, Laura Adkins found Jewish doctrine easier to explain to her friends than Jewish culture. A master class with Klezmer virtuoso Alicia Svigals helped her change her tune.
A new album presents 24 klezmer songs recorded in Europe before World War I. Until recently, nobody even imagined that these recordings existed.
Artist, ethnographer, educator and all around hero of the Klezmer revival, Michael Alpert receives the NEA’s National Heritage Fellowship award this year. He talks with Jake Marmer about this well-deserved honor.
Lipa Schmeltzer led a parade of cantorial and Hasidic music stars into Central Park. ‘When I say, ‘Oy,’ you say ‘Vey,’ he rapped, as the crowd roared back.
Klezmer music and Japanese punk street music sound as if they would make for strange bedfellows. But Jinta-La-Mvta have provided one of the highlights of this year’s Kulturfest.
Pete Sokolow started playing klezmer in 1958 as a college student. He saw the music go out and come back into style, and helped teach a whole new generation of musicians.