The Music List


March 3: Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester visit New York City with their own brand of edgy nostalgia, a deft invocation of the spirit of the Weimar Republic that ranges from the music of Sholom Secunda to Walt Disney. Carnegie Hall (57th Street and Seventh Avenue)

March 12: Dudu Tassa plays the al-Kuwaitis. Israeli rocker Tassa returns to his musical roots, playing the music of his grandfather and great-uncle, known as the Al-Kuwaiti Brothers, central figures in the Iraqi music world of the 1930s. Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Plaza)

March 13: Ethnix, live at B.B. King’s. Pulse-pounding rock-and-roll from one of the best pop bands to emerge from Israel, in town for a Purim celebration. B.B. King Blues Club (237 W. 42nd St.)

March 19: The Newish Jewish Music Festival makes an impressive debut: March 19 sees the world premiere of John Zorn’s “Masada Book Three: The Book Beriah,” an epic event featuring 20 new compositions by 20 different ensembles in one marathon evening and all performed for the first time. And on March 23, the Klezmatics and an all-star jazz and Latin music ensemble present “Havana Nagila” a celebration of the Jewish-Latin musical connection.

Both events take place at Town Hall (123 W. 43rd St.). The festival also includes three shows at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center: pianist Anat Fort, Israeli clarinetist Orin Etkin reimagining Benny Goodman, and Steve Bernstein’s raucous Diaspora Soul.

March 20: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, with guests Pinchas Zuckerman, violin, and Amanda Forsyth, cello, performing works by Partos, Brahms and Tchaikovsky. Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Ave.)

March 23: The Triangle Fire: A Musical Tribute. Lisa Gutkin, Pete Rushefsky and Rémy Yulzari perform songs co-authored by Woody Guthrie and members of the Klezmatics and original klezmer pieces written by Gutkin and Rushefsky, in a concert dedicated to the garment workers of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and to the Followers of the Trail, an organization of garment workers in the 1920s who committed their lives to changing working and living conditions in the United States. Museum at Eldridge Street (12 Eldridge St.)

March 26: “Following Different Strings: Jewish Destinies, Musical Destinations.” The superb bassist and composer Remy Yulzary and the Aeolus Quartet perform a program of 20th-century classical music inspired by Jewish folk and liturgical themes and poetry. Jewish Theological Seminary (Broadway and 122nd Street)

April 1: “Vienna Cabaret,” Chanteuse Sanda Weigl, actor Klaus Pohl and pianist Rob Schwimmer perform an evening of Viennese fin-de-siècle music and poetry, Kaffeehaus anecdotes and Lieder. Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd St.)

April 22: New York Composers Circle concert featuring works for voice, strings and piano by Jonathan Howard Katz, Eugene Marlow, Jacob E. Goodman, Carl Kanter and others. St. Peter’s Church (Lexington Avenue at 54th Street)

May 1: “Jews, Jazz and Pastrami,” a concert by Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi. These guys are always fun live and a program that combines Cab Calloway and Dave Tarras is definitely not to be missed. Brooklyn Public Library (10 Grand Army Plaza)

June 1: “Amerike Di Prekhtike,” a two-hour concert celebration of 360 years of Jewish-American life, performed by the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus, Binyumen Schaechter, conductor, Shinae Kim, pianist, and guest soloists Di Shekhter-tekhter/The Schaechter Sisters. Symphony Space (Broadway and 95th Street)