9 2016

Musical Tribute to Jewish Musicians

10:45AM - 12:00PM  

This Federation event takes place at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire 270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Contact Nancy Maurice Rogers
413-442-4360 x 15

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents:
Knosh & Knowledge Musical Tribute to Jewish Musicians
with clarinetist and Jewish music maven, Paul Green

In this fascinating program, Paul Green will talk about the many and varied contributions of Jewish musical artists, tracing the struggles and triumphs of Jewish musicians in America by exploring their life histories and the events that impacted their art. "Learning about individual lives of musicians deepens understanding of artistic contributions," says Green, who will perform musical pieces and share recordings.

"Jewish musicians have had a profound impact on the music of the US and the rest of the world," says Green.  "They have influenced many different forms of music, from classical to jazz to Klezmer."

Paul Green's work is well known to Berkshire music fans.  He is co-director of "A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music" which presents a wide variety of Jewish music throughout the Berkshires; director of Klezmer East; and first clarinetist of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra in South Florida.  This year, he released a new CD, "Music Coming Together," a fusion of jazz and klezmer tunes, and also performed with Yehuda Hanani's Close Encounters with Music exploration of Jewish music and in concert with Ladino songstress, Sarah Aroeste.

Advanced lunch reservations required by Thursday, December 8 before noon by calling 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or