Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Remembering Adrienne Cooper

Hard to believe it's been 12 months since the great Yiddish chanteuse and composer Adrienne Cooper passed away.   Seemingly in the prime of her career, Ms. Cooper had just issued her finest CD, "Enchanted: A New Generation of Yiddish Song"(Golden Horn), and a few months later, she was gone.

A slew of her friends and collaborators are gathering this Saturday December 22 (sorry for the late notice) at 8 p.m. in the Kaye Playhouse of Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue at 68th Street in New York City.  The notice I received earlier today read thusly:

"The celebration will feature performances by Mikveh (Alicia Svigals, Lauren Brody, Susan Watts and Nicki Parrott), The Klezmatics, Eleanor Reissa, Zalmen Mlotek, Sarah Gordon, Michael Alpert, Basya Schechter as well as international artists such as SoCalled, Shura Lipovsky, Psoy Korolenko, Marilyn Lerner, Theresa Tova and Daniel Kahn along with authors Michael Wex, Jenny Romaine, Jeffrey Shandler and Michael Cooper.  Leading the large orchestra and chorus will be Frank London and Michael Winograd."

If you cannot attend, the concert will be livestreamed on http://new.livestream.com/dreaminginyiddish/akholem.  If you want ticket information, call 212-772-4448 or go online to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/303476 - there are only 20 tickets left as of 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

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