Event Information
Center for Jewish History & CTMD Presents
Keeper of the Klezmer Flame
Monday, December 12, 2011

The Life and Legacy of German Goldenshteyn

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

The arrival of Bessarabian-Jewish clarinetist German Goldenshteyn in Brooklyn in the mid-1990s was one of the most important developments in the international revival of klezmer music. Celebrated by younger musicians here as a living treasure, Goldenshteyn brought with him an unprecedented collection of over 1,000 handwritten transcriptions of Bessarabian klezmer music – a musical repository of an entire culture. Though Goldenshteyn died suddenly in 2006, his music continues to inspire klezmer musicians around the world. Join musicians/researchers Michael Alpert and Alex Kontorovich as they provide a multi-media narration of Goldenstheyn’s life, and explore his impact on today’s klezmer scene. After the lecture, please join us in the Great Hall for a Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party featuring Goldenshteyn’s music and a reception.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.