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Saturday, January 13 • 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Convergence: Spirituals from the Shtetl, Davening from the Delta

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Convergence combines a hundred years of traditional Ashkenazi Jewish and African American music directly at historic, melodic, and textual crossroads. Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, in collaboration with acclaimed klezmer consort Josh Horowitz from Veretski Pass, creates a new repertoire of works exploring exile, spirituality, hope, and redemption. The musical sources are diverse: Chassidic piyyutim, negro spirituals, Yiddish labor union songs, Civil Rights anthems, Israeli folksong, and traditional Ashkenazi synagogue music.

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Josh Horowitz

Josh Horowitz is the director of the Budowitz klezmer ensemble and co-founder of the Veretski Pass klezmer trio. Performing on tsimbl (Yiddish dulcimer), 19th-century button accordion, and piano, he has recorded with numerous artists, including the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and Itzhak... Read More →
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Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell

Eight years after making his professional operatic debut, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell is now a vocalist, composer, and arranger specializing in Yiddish art and folk song, chazones, and Chasidic nigunim. Inspired by the phenomena of diaspora culture, his work in traditional Ashkenazi... Read More →

Saturday January 13, 2018 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Auditorium (North)