For the first time in this country, a new series of Jewish folk songs will be heard next Sunday evening in a music festival arranged under the auspices and for the benefit of the Jewish National Fund. The festival will take place at Carnegie Hall.
Victor Chenkin, internationally known singer of folk songs of many nations who has just returned from Europe, will render the tunes. In addition, selections will be played by Toscha Seidel and Mischa Levitzki, famous violinist and pianist, respectively.
“The lovers of music as well as the lovers of Zion will have in this concert an extraordinary combination,” said Dr. Ferdinand Sonneborn, a leading figure in the American chemical industry and co-chairman of a city-wide committee formed to sponsor the event, in a statement Friday. A capacity crowd is expected.