Upcoming Events

The Golden Thread Septet

August-27

In the Footsteps of the Zimro Ensemble

August-29

Socalled Big Band

August-31

El Khat

August-31

AvevA Dese

September-01

The Bashevis Singers

September-01

Jacob’s Ladder

September-01

AvevA Dese

Venue: Concert Stage

Category Music
Aveva Dese is an Ethiopian-Israeli singer-songwriter who fuses traditional Ethiopian sounds & grooves with her soul-pop melodies, producing a unique style with universal appeal.

Socalled Big Band

Venue: Concert Stage

Category Music
An epic program of Yiddish big band arrangements, created by Roman Britschgi and Andreas Pranzl, for the one and only Josh “Socalled” Dolgin.

El Khat

Venue: Brigantine Room

Category Music
El Khat is a homemade “junkyard” band led by multi-instrumentalist Eyal El Wahab who performs on one-of-a-kind DIY custom instruments that he has built himself out of, essentially, garbage.

Jacob’s Ladder

Category Music
Jacob’s Ladder pushes the boundaries of contemporary Jewish music and traditional American Roots music through Jewish communal singing and prayer. They tell their story through Eastern European Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish traditions, but also through their American heritage and its influence on their unique musical style.

The Bashevis Singers

Venue: Harbourfront Centre Theatre

Category Music
Evie Gawenda, her brother Husky, and their cousin Gideon Preiss are members of a family with rich Yiddish traditions. The music of The Bashevis Singers spans centuries of Yiddish and have brought to life classic 20th Century folk songs, new compositions based on mystical poetry written by legends of Judaism, and original songs written in collaboration with their father and uncle, journalist and author Michael Gawenda. 

The Golden Thread Septet

Category Music
Golden Thread Septet presents Yiddish Songs of Social Change, an exploration of the nature and dynamics of social change in the 20th century by blending techniques and soundscapes from klezmer music, Yiddish theatre, folk song, cantorial repertoire, and classical music in a program that is equal parts story-telling, chamber music and klezmer concert.

In the Footsteps of the Zimro Ensemble

Category Music

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