Berlin. Weimar. Warsaw. Krakow. Mexico City. New York. San Francisco. Boston. And now, finally—Brimingham. Experience Tsvey Brider (vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and accordion/keyboardist Dmitri Gaskin) as they present a world of new and traditional Jewish music of diverse genres, times and places. The sold-out hit of Berlin’s Radical Jewish Culture Festival, Carnegie Hall’s Migrations Festival and The Yiddish Book Center’s annual festival of new music, Yidstock, Tsvey Brider is a duo you will not want to miss.
Reception begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. A concert in our sanctuary will begin at Havdalah at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $54 each, or $90 per couple, with a special $25 price for those under the age of 35.
Tickets must be purchased in advance!
This concert features musical selections from the following projects:
Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul: Vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin have set out to create new musical idioms by combining two distinct older ones: African American spirituals and the music of Jewish Eastern Europe. Drawing from a diverse collection of folk songs, lullabies, art and religious music, this program mobilizes an array of historic genres to create a repertoire of songs authentically inhabiting the sounds and histories of two traditions.
The Sidor Belarsky Songbook: Four years after his San Francisco Opera Company debut, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell decided to devote himself to the music of Sidor Belarsky (1898-1975) one of the twentieth century’s most prolific performers of chazzanut, Chassidic nigunim and Yiddish art song. In THE SIDOR BELARSKY SONGBOOK, Anthony delves into the rich, vibrant world of Ashkenazi Jewish culture and song with pianist and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin.
Cafe Cosmopole: Writers, poets, artists, poseurs. Communists, Socialists, Zionists, Bundists. Emigrés, habitués, bohemians, cosmopolites. Critics, hacks, scribblers, gossip-mongers. Yeshiva dropouts, shtetl burnouts, circus entertainers, cabaret artistes. Between worlds and between wars, Cafe Cosmopole is a collection of original songs by Tsvey Brider, set to the texts of an international group of twentieth century Yiddish poets and writers. Inspired by the interwar café scenes of Berlin, Odessa, and Warsaw, these songs explore the lives of these denizens of the café.