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Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi: “And the Angels Sing”
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The diversity and density of New York City has inspired countless cultural fusions, as communities living side-by-side borrow from, innovate, and are inspired by each other’s cultures. From the 1920s to the 1950s, Jewish composers and musicians were inspired by their fellow New Yorkers’ jazz, swing and blues traditions. In turn, African American musicians were getting inspired by Yiddish culture. The music created from this collaboration is energetic, soulful, complex and entirely unique. Yale Strom & his band Hot Pstromi celebrate this tradition with their pioneering eclectic sound! This annual favorite concert fills the historic sanctuary with music that celebrates the melting pot’s effects on klezmer and jazz music.
Yale Strom (violin) is a performer, teacher, photographer, filmmaker, playwright and a pioneer klezmer revivalist. His band Hot Pstromi has performed worldwide. Strom is currently artist-in-residence/Professor in Jewish Studies at San Diego State University. His most recent documentary film is American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs His recordings include “Borsht with Bread Brothers,” The Devil’s Brides” and his newest “Shimmering Lights.” Elizabeth Schwartz – vocals; David Licht – percussion; Sprocket – bass; Norbert Stachel – reeds, flute; Peter Stan –accordion.
This concert is supported, in part, by the Cantor Max and Naomi Fuchs Music Fund.