Music List



10: “Monajat (Fervent Prayer),” a new multimedia project by Galeet Dardashti, inspired by the Selichot prayer traditions of Mizrahi Jews throughout the Middle East, including live musical performance by Dardashti and her current ensemble, video installations, interactive workshops and services, at the JCC in Manhattan (76th St and Amsterdam Ave.) at 8:30 p.m. For information go to

Beginning Sept. 13: Aaron Alexander once again curates an outstanding series of klezmer concerts at the Sixth Street Synagogue (325 E. Sixth St.) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights, featuring some of the best bands in the genre, and starting with Jake Shulman-Ment. On Thursday nights, Rabbi Greg Wall curates his own series of Jewish-themed jazz performances, kicked off with a class on Jewish texts, and Rashanim’s guitar hero Jon Madof curates yet another concert series on Wednesday nights. For details and information, go to

14: The Klezmatics celebrate their 25th anniversary with a concert at the Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St.) at 8 p.m. For information go to The band will also be releasing a new album that week, “Live at Town Hall,” their first self-produced and –distributed CD. For information, go to

23: Another fine Israeli jazz pianist, Anat Fort, is back in town with her outstanding trio (bassist Gary Wang and the legendary Paul Motian on drums), at the Cornelia Street Café (29 Cornelia St.) at 9 and 10:30 p.m. For information, go to


2: “Kol Nidre: In Search of Meaning Through Music,” an examination of one of the most profound and moving pieces of Jewish liturgical music, explaining its history and meaning; produced and narrated by Allen Oren; with Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Stephen Gosling, piano; Peter Rushefsky, tsimbl; Keryn Kleiman, violin; Ben Zebelman, piano; Stephen Scholle, bamboo flute; and Cantor Raphael Frieder. Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Pl.) at 2:30 p.m. For more information, go to

6: “From Austria With Love,” a program of songs by Jewish-Austrian composers, many of whom came to America as the rising tide of Nazism swept through Central Europe. The program includes Mahler, Korngold, Zeisl, Krenek, Stolz and Kalman, sung by baritone Mathias Hausmann and accompanied by pianist Craig Rutenberg, at the Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd St.) at 7:30 p.m. For information, call (212) 319-5300 ext. 222.

11: Clarinetist Joel Rubin will be performing with master tsimbalist Pete Rushefsky at 8:30 p.m. at the Sixth Street Synagogue (325 E. Sixth St.). For information go to Rubin’s new CD with Uri Caine, “Azoy Tsu Tsveyt,” is available on the Tzadik label

29-30: Israeli singer-songwriter Yael Naim makes her first-ever appearance at the City Winery (155 Varick St.) at 8 p.m., to launch her new album, “She Was a Boy Out.” For information, go to


13-31: “Shlemiel the First,” a revival of the popular klezmer musical set in Chelm, the village of fools, with music by Hankus Netsky and arrangements, musical direction and additional music by Zalmen Mlotek, at NYU’s Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pl.). For information, go to

24: Jewmongous! Sean Altman brings his Jewish musical humor extravaganza to Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette St.) to wish you a Merry … never mind. For information, go to

27: Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Band Allstars, one of London’s many projects and one that doesn’t play in NYC often, celebrate Chanukah with a concert at the Jewish Museum (1109 Fifth Ave.) at 7:30 p.m. For information, go to