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TWO NEW CONCERTS ADDED TO
THE JEWISH MUSEUM’S
THURSDAY, JULY 22 AND 29
NEW YORK, NY – Due to popular demand, The Jewish Museum has just added two performances to its popular SummerNights series, presenting live world music in a concert setting. This cosmopolitan concert series features critically acclaimed musicians offering innovative interpretations of music from all over the world. Singer-songwriter Rana Santacruz and band will bring his modern Mexican folk music to the stage on July 22. Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys will present an encore performance of their unique mix of bluegrass and klezmer on July 29 (their July 1 concert is sold-out). Other scheduled performers include Ansambl Mastika, drawing from the styles of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East, on July 8; and already sold-out, The Sexteto Rodriguez Cuban-Jewish All Stars, on July 15. Each concert begins at 7:30 pm. The Jewish Museum is located at Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.
Tickets for each concert are $15 for the general public; $12 for students and seniors; and $10 for Jewish Museum members. For further information regarding programs at The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3337 or visit www.thejewishmuseum.org. Please note that digital images are available upon request.
SUMMERNIGHTS CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE
Thursday, July 1, 7:30 pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday, July 29, 7:30 pm – JUST ADDED – TICKETS AVAILABLE
MARGOT LEVERETT AND THE KLEZMER MOUNTAIN BOYS
This ensemble combines Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes with Eastern European klezmer melodies to create a soulful sound and a foot-stomping good time. Virtuoso clarinetist Margot Leverett adds depth and complexity to the raw and spirited energy of The Klezmer Mountain Boys.
The Klezmer Mountain Boys - bandleader and clarinetist Margot Leverett, bassist Marty Confurius, guitarist Joe Selly, fiddler Kenny Kosek, and mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff - create a danceable and beautiful blend that draws and delights audiences of all ages.
Thursday, July 8, 7:30 pm – TICKETS AVAILABLE
With influences ranging from Greece, the Serbian and Macedonian Roma (gypsies) to Turkish, Bulgarian, and klezmer music, the six-member ensemble blends spontaneity with a global sensibility to create a joyous Balkan extravaganza. LucidCulture.com calls Ansambl Mastika “one of New York’s best bands in any style of music.”
Ansambl Mastika features bandleader, composer and woodwind player Greg Squared; composer and trumpeter Ben Syversen; accordionist Matthew Fass; harmonica player Joey Weisenberg; bassist Reuben Radding; and percussionist Matt Moran.
Thursday, July 15, 7:30 pm – SOLD OUT
THE SEXTETO RODRIGUEZ CUBAN-JEWISH ALL STARS
A unique Latin klezmer sound that echoes Cuban roots dance music and traditional Jewish klezmer.
Thursday, July 22, 7:30 pm – JUST ADDED – TICKETS AVAILABLE
Influenced by the golden age of Mexican cinema; musicians like Tom Waits, the Smiths, and the Pogues; and American bluegrass, singer-songwriter Rana Santacruz has won over audiences of all stripes at venues like Austin’s South by Southwest, and NY’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Performing in Spanish, Santacruz’s music is seamlessly cross-cultural, “a hybrid in the best sense, cohesive and all-embracing - a marriage of the USA's and Mexico's musical traditions with healthy injections of contemporary songwriting,” said The Huffington Post. Santacruz will appear at The Jewish Museum with a band.
The 2010 SummerNights concert series has been funded by a generous endowment from the William Petschek Family.
Public Programs at The Jewish Museum are supported, in part, by public funds from by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency.
About The Jewish Museum
Widely admired for its exhibitions and educational programs that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is the preeminent United States institution exploring the intersection of 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. The Jewish Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains an important collection of 26,000 objects—paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ceremonial objects, and broadcast media.
For general information on The Jewish Museum, the public may visit the Museum’s Web site at http://www.thejewishmuseum.org or call 212.423.3200. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, Manhattan.