Jewish Music Series

Music Department Offers Second Annual Jewish Music Series at Green Music Center
July 18, 2016
Klezmer band the Gonifs

The Gonifs

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

September 1:

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

September 29:

Ben Goldberg, clarinet, and Invisible Guy trio

November 3:

Jeanette Lewicki and the Gonifs - Yiddish and klezmer

November 17:

Stephen Saxon, cantorial soloist - melodies from the liturgy

December 1:

Anthony Russell, vocalist with Veretski Pass - spirituals from the Shtetl, Davening from the Delta

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