Sat, Dec 10|
MICHAEL ALPERT: An Evening of Yiddish Song
Attend in person, or join us on Zoom! Note: Live House Concert will be held in Hyde Park. A Zoom link will be provided in the email confirming your RSVP. If you select to attend in person, location details will be provided in a separate email approximately one week prior to the event.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
About the Event
Join us in person or online for a special evening of song with Yiddish singer and songwriter, klezmer multi-instrumentalist, scholar and educator Michael Alpert!
After you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link for the live-streamed Zoom portion of the event. If you select to attend in person you will also receive an email approximately one week prior to the event with information about the in-person event. If you have any questions about the event please email email@example.com.
Singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and scholar Michael Alpert has been a key figure in the renaissance of East European Jewish music and culture worldwide since the 1970s. A native Yiddish speaker, he is one of the only Yiddish singers of his generation adept in the style of pre-WWII generations. Alpert is a celebrated innovator in Yiddish song, whose original compositions have expanded the canon. A leading teacher and scholar, his work has helped spark an international revitalization of the Yiddish cultural arts, from Yiddish folksong and dance to klezmer violin. He has performed and taught Yiddish music and culture throughout North America and the world, in venues ranging from Polish village streets to a farmworkers’ school in Florida to Carnegie Hall. Adept at some 20 languages, Alpert has conducted extensive cultural documentation in Jewish communities throughout the globe.