The second annual Jewish Music Series at Sonoma State University features artists hailing from New York City to the Bay Area, including trumpeter Frank London (cofounder of the Klezmatics) and virtuoso clarinetist Ben Goldberg with his Invisible Guy trio. All six concerts are free, taking place on Thursday evenings in Schroeder Hall at the University's Green Music Center.
The series is part of the course Survey of Jewish Musics led by Joshua Horowitz, director of the ensemble Budowitz. Horowitz, who plays chromatic button accordion, cimbalom and piano, is a founding member of Veretski Pass and has performed and recorded with Itzhak Perlman, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Theodore Bikel, Ben Goldberg, Rubin and Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper and Ruth Yaakov.
Admission is free, performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Schroeder Hall unless otherwise noted. The series is jointly presented by the Department of Music and the Jewish Studies Program. For more information, call 664-2324 or visit Sonoma.edu/music.
Eliyahu Sills and Qadim Ensemble - Middle Eastern/Mizrachi/Sephardic
September 15 (5:30 p.m.):
New klezmer and improvisations with spoken word featuring trumpeter Frank London, trumpet, with Glenn Hartman, accordion, and Jake Marmer, poet
Ben Goldberg, clarinet, and Invisible Guy trio
Jeanette Lewicki and the Gonifs - Yiddish and klezmer
Stephen Saxon, cantorial soloist - melodies from the liturgy
Anthony Russell, vocalist with Veretski Pass - spirituals from the Shtetl, Davening from the Delta