Programs

2017-2018 SEASON’S UPCOMING PERFORMANCES


December (TBD), 5:45 – 7:15 pm , Jewish Federation Community Chanukah Celebration, outdoors at  The Mercato Shopping Center,  9128 Strada Place, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Collier County. Open to the public. Bring chairs


January 17, 2018, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm Concert, South Regional Library (8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy.,Naples, FL 34113), in celebration of Jewish Literature and Music Month, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County. 

 



 

2016-2017 SEASON’S
COMPLETED PERFORMANCES


September 14, 2016, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band will perform for Naples Senior Center (featuring Stu Warshauer, violin; Martin Cohn, clarinet; and Perry Switzen, bass guitar).


December 26, 2016, Monday, 5:45 – 7:15 pm , Jewish Federation Community Chanukah Celebration, outdoors at  The Mercato Shopping Center,  9128 Strada Place, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Collier County. Open to the public. Bring chairs. channukah-2016


December 27, 2016, Tuesday, 5:45 – 7:15 pm , Chabad of Bonita Springs Chanukah Celebration, outdoors at  Coconut Point Plaza in Estero. Open to the public.


January 18, 2017, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm Concert, South Regional Library (8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy.,Naples, FL 34113), in celebration of Jewish Literature and Music Month, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County. This season will feature Michael Winograd.

michael winogradClarinetist Michael Winograd is one of the most respected and versatile working musicians in klezmer music today. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Michael spends much of his time in transit, performing and teaching throughout the world. He is one third of the transatlantic klezmer/cabaret collective Yiddish Art Trio, clarinetist of Tarras Band, a classic 1950’s Jewish American tribute group, and the co-founder and director of the ground breaking, borderless world fusion band Sandaraa. Michael also collaborates with Cantor Yaakov ‘Yanky’ Lemmer and Klezmatics trumpeter Frank London in Ahava Raba, a group that explores the spiritual sides of Ashkanazy Jewish Music. He has played along side Itzhak Perlman, The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Socalled, Budowitz, Alicia Svigals and more.

Admission is free, but reservations must be made by calling 239-252-7542. (NOTE: A limited number of sponsorships are available for a tax-deductible $100 contribution to JFCC . Sponsors are seated in a Reserved Section and are acknowledged in the program. Sponsorships provide the means to bring outstanding Klezmer musician to Naples to perform at this concert.)


February 26, 2017, Sunday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm , Chabad of Chabad of Naples Cocktail Reception for Ambassador of Israel (private function). Lecture to follow which is open to the public.


March 15, 2017, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band will perform for Naples Senior Center (featuring Stu Warshauer, violin; Martin Cohn, clarinet; and Perry Switzen, bass guitar).


 

2015-2016 SEASON’S PERFORMANCES

November 21, 2015, Saturday, 4:00 pm, the Band will be performing as part of the Naples Music Club Members’ Recital – “Forgotten Gems”. Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church 1225 Piper Blvd, Naples, FL 34110. Open to the public at no charge.


December 6, 2015, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 pm,  Concert at Temple Beth El, 16225 Winkler Road,  Ft. Myers 33908. For reservations and ticket information call 239-433-0018.


December 7, 2015, Monday, 5:45 – 7:15 pm , Jewish Federation Chanukah Celebration, outdoors at  The Mercato Shopping Center,  9128 Strada Place, sponsored by Jewish Federation of Collier County. Open to the public. Bring chairs.

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December 12,2015, Saturday,  8:00 – 9:30 pm, Concert at Bonita Beach “Center for the Performing Arts“, 10150 Bonita Beach Road. Call 239-495-8989 for reservations and ticket information.

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December 13, 2015, Sunday, 2:00 – 2:30 pm, Mini-Concert prior to showing of “Sholem Aleichem” film at JCMI Film Festival, 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Call 642-0800 for reservations and ticket information.

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 January 10, 2016, Sunday 2:00 – 4:00, Chabad of Naples, Sanctuary Dedication, featuring Cantor Yanky Lemmer, world famous cantor from New York.


January 20, 2016, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm Library Concert , in celebration of Jewish Literature and Music Month, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Admission is free, but reservations must be made by calling 239-252-7542. (NOTE: A limited number of sponsorships are available for a tax-deductible $100 contribution to JFCC . Sponsors are seated in a Reserved Section and are acknowledged in the program. Sponsorships provide the means to bring outstanding Klezmer musician to Naples to perform at this concert.)

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Featured guest: Pete Rushefsky. Pete is one of the foremost “cimbalom” performers in the U.S., a typical instrument in Central Europe, like a hammered dulcimer. He has performed internationally at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and Cite de la Musique (Paris). He has concertized and recorded with classical violinist Itzhak Perlman and has played with many of klezmer and Jewish music’s leading performers, including Cantor Yitzchok Meir Helfgott, Andy Statman, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Alicia Svigals, Michael Winegrad, Lisa Gutkin, Michael Alpert, Adrianne Greenbaum, and Jake Shulman-Ment. He also serves as Executive Director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City, dedicated to maintaining the vitality of immigrant performing arts traditions. The Center’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture works to research and preserve Jewish music and dance traditions.

January 31, 2016, Sunday, 2:30 PM, Klezmer, Cake, & Coffee, Community Hall, Temple Beth Israel, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center. $15 at door.

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February 28, 2016, Sunday, 4:00 pm, “Fiddler on the Roof” with Ellen Katz and Cantor Azu. Temple Shalom, 4630 Pine Ridge Rd., Naples, FL 34119. Free and open to the public. RSVP: 239-455-3030.
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June 8, 2016, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band will perform for Naples Senior Center (featuring Jane Galler, guitar,vocal; Martin Cohn, clarinet; and Perry Switzen, bass guitar).



PREVIOUS  PERFORMANCES


2014-2015  SEASON PERFORMANCES

October 29, 2014, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band will perform for Volunteers of the Jewish Family and Community Services in Naples.


BayshoreCapa20141123November 23, 2014, Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 PM., Bayshore CAPA presents the Naples Klezmer Revival Band in Concert at Temple Shalom Naples. Admission $15.


December 17, 2014,  Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 PM – Chabad of Bonita Hannukah Springsat, Coconut Point – open to the public.


December 18, 2014, Thursday, 5:45-7:00 PM, Mercato Shops, 9132 STRADA PLACE, SUITE 11103, NAPLES, FL 34108, A Hannukah Celebration – open to the public.


2015 Library ConcertJanuary 14, 2015, Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band in concert at the Collier County South Regional Library (8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, FL 34113, 252-7542). Open to the public. Reservations recommended.


February 18, 2015, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band will perform for Volunteers of the Jewish Family and Community Services in Naples (featuring Jane Galler, guitar,vocal and Martin Cohn, clarinet).


 February 21, 2015 – Saturday, 2:00-2:30, Kezmer: Ethnic Music for Dance and Celebration, featuring Art Isenberg, piano and Martin Cohn, clarinet, as part of the Naples Music Club’s Musical Safari Day open to the public in celebration of it’s 50th Anniversary. (North Naples Church, Choir Room, 6000 Goodlette-Frank Rd, Naples, FL 34109)


March 7, 2015 – Saturday, 7:00 PM, private function at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort (Tiburon Golf Club), Naples, FL.


May 13, 2015, Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band will perform for Volunteers of the Jewish Family and Community Services in Naples.


2013-2014  PERFORMANCES

August 12, 2013, Monday, 6:00 PM, Glenview at Pelican Bay, Naples, Private Concert.

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December 8, 2013, Sunday, 11:00 AM, Torah Crowning Ceremony, Temple Shalom, Naples.


January 12, 2014, Sunday, Performance at Beth Tikvah of Naples, Yiddishkeit Night an entertainment featuring Yiddish-English raconteur extraordinaire Alf Kwinter and the Naples Klezmer Revival Band. Fancy desserts following.

Enjoy a show and eats for only $25 per person! Make new friends during a laugh- and music-filled evening. Checks to “Beth Tikvah” marked YN should be mailed to the synagogue at 1459 Pine Ridge Road, Naples, FL 34109. Call program chairs Shelley or Bob at 793-6286 for more information. 

January 15, 2014, Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:00 PM., Naples Klezmer Revival Band in concert at the Collier County South Regional Library (8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, FL 34113, 252-7542). (Klezmer videos). Reservations recommended.

Guests: Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer.

StraussWarschauer“Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer are sweet and soulful performers who draw from klezmer, Yiddish, Hasidic and liturgical music and culture, adding their own original compositions and song settings. Their music is grounded in tradition, yet thoroughly contemporary.
They were both longtime members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, one of the premiere groups of the klezmer revival, and have performed with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman on film and in concert.
Now in their 18th year as the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, they have performed to overwhelming acclaim in such diverse venues as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Great Britain’s Fiddles on Fire, the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, Poland, and the Art of Yiddish in Los Angeles with actor and singer Theodore Bikel.
Deborah and Jeff are Yiddish speakers, and have researched and collected Yiddish and Hebrew songs and instrumental melodies since the 1980s. They lead some of the most popular klezmer music, Yiddish song and traditional dance workshops throughout North America, and Eastern and Western Europe. Both teach regularly at KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKanada, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and the Warsaw International Summer Seminar in Yiddish Language and Culture.
Jeff is Founding Artistic Director and Senior Artistic Advisor of the KlezKanada Institute for Yiddish/Jewish Culture and the Arts, is on the faculty of Columbia University in New York, and is a graduate student in Cantorial Music and Modern Jewish Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Deborah is an award-winning children’s educator and a highly regarded Yiddish dancer and dance leader. Her recent music collaborations include “Fidlroyz” and “Voices of Ashkenaz” with the German klezmer group, Tickle in the Heart, “The Kadya Project: Voices of the Yiddish Fiddle,” with violinists Abigale Reisman and Keryn Kleiman, and “Zeller/Vromens/Strauss,” 3 fiddles in a boundary-breaking collaboration of North German and Yiddish music. Deborah studied violin at Rutgers University and ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago”. 

March 31, 2014, Monday, 5:15 to 6:00 PM, Glenview at Pelican Bay, Naples, Repeat Performance. Private Concert.




2012-2013 PERFORMANCES

December 10, 2012,  Monday, 5:00-7:00 PM – Chabad of Bonita Springs at Cocoanut Point – open to the public.

December 11, 2012 – Channukah Celebration, Hideaway Beach Club, Marco Island – members only.

December 13, 2012, Thursday,  6:00 PM – Chanukah Celebration, Jewish Federation of Collier County, Mercato Shops, Naples – open to the public.

Sergiu PopaJanuary 16, 2013, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 PM – Naples Klezmer Revival Band in concert at the Collier County South RegionalLibrary (8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, FL 34113, 252-7542).We are pleased to announce that Sergiu Popa returns as our special guest  (see 2010 performances below).

January 27, 2013, Sunday, 5:30-8:30 PM, CD Release Party,  Fred’s Fun, Food, and Spirits Restaurant and Bar, 2700 Immokalee Rd., Naples (Uptown Center, East of Sam’s Club.) $37.95 per person includes, 3-course dinner, Klezmer Band CD, and Concert. Call Fred’s at (239) 431-7928 for reservations.

January 28, 2013, Monday 7:00 PM, “Klezmer Musicians Travel Home to Krakow”, The Women’s Circle of Chabad Naples at 1789 Mandarin Road, Naples. Ellen Friedland, the producer and writer, will lead a discussion on her personal and professional journey followed by a performance of the Naples Klezmer Revival Band and a dessert buffet. Men are invited to this special event. $20. Reservations: 239-263-2620.

February 23, 2013, Saturday, 5:00-9:00 PM, Birthday Celebration, Sarasota. Private Function.

March 3, 2013, Sunday, 5:00-9:00 PM, Chabad Fundraising Gala, Ritz Carlton Hotel, Naples. Private Function


2011-2012  PERFORMANCES

December 11, 2011,  Sunday, 3:00 PM, Day of Fun, Temple Sholom, Naples

December 22, 2011, Thursday,  6:00 PM, Chanukah Celebration, Jewish Federation of Collier County, Mercato Shops, Naples

January 18, 2011, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 PM – Naples Klezmer Revival Band in concert at the Collier County South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, FL 34113

The guest artist for this year is Jake Shulman-Ment.

Jake Shulman-Ment

Jake Shulman-Ment

Violinist Jake Shulman-Ment is among the leaders of a new generation of Klezmer and Eastern European folk music performers. His versatility as a violinist, composer, improvisor, teacher, and folk music researcher has established him as one of the world’s leading practitioners of the klezmer violin. As a child in New York, Jake’s immersion in Yiddish culture and the klezmer revival movement, as well as rock, jazz, and classical music, formed him into an eclectic musician with multiple influences at work simultaneously. In an effort to explore more deeply the roots of the Jewish music he grew up with, Jake has done extensive research and study with Roma musicians in Romania and Hungary. He has synthesized his experiences and travels into an original sound, sometimes departing quite far into a realm of experimentation, but always remaining true to his deep roots in traditional Jewish music.For more information, please visit: MySpace and CD Baby
The concert is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Two years ago the Naples Klezmer Band brought world-leading Klezmer flutist, Adrianne Greenbaum to Naples. Last year, the band brought brilliant Sergiu Popa, Gypsy/Klezmer accordionist from Slovakia via Montreal.
The Naples Klezmer Revival Band is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2012. Founded and led by Stu Warshauer, violin, the band is fortunate to have a talented core of musicians including the ever-popular Jane Galler,singer and guitar, Art Isenberg    keyboard, Marty Cohn-clarinet, Perry Switzen-Bass, Arnold Saslavsky-percussion and Richard Johnson – accordion.  Each summer, members of the band travel to Montreal to learn the latest and best in Klezmer music at the annual KlezKanada Workshop. From this experience, the repertoire of the group is constantly expanding and being refined. Each of the band’s individual performers will be featured during this segment, while the band brings to Naples once more Jewish music both old and new.
The band will play a special tribute to composer Solomon Small (Shmulewitz) whose grandchildren live in the Naples area and who wrote a popular Yiddish song “A Breevele Der Mamme” ( A Letter to My Mother) which was published in 1933.

January 29, 2012, Sunday, 11:10am -11:40 Noon, open to the public – Bayshore Cultural Festival of the Arts, Sugden Regional Park Drive, Naples.

February 12, 2012, Sunday 7:00 pm – Temple Shalom, Naples,  A Simcha in Song, “A Musical Journey from Israel to Broadway” – A Cantorial Concert to benefit the extraordinary work of Hadassah ( a fundraiser event).


2010-2011 PERFORMANCES

October 1, 2010, Friday, 8:00 PM – Simchas Torah celebration at Temple Shalom, Naples.

October 7, 2010, Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM,  Jewish Music in Israel and Around the World, Lely Palms Retirement Community, Naples

October 19, 2010,Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Physicians Talent Showcase benefiting the Neighborhood Health Clinic and Steinway Piano Society Scholarship Fund, Sugden Theater, Naples

Naples Klezmer Band On Stage at Sugden Theater

Naples Klezmer Band On Stage at Sugden Theater

Perry Switzen, Arnold Saslavsky, Jane Galler, Martin Cohn, Stu Warshauer

Perry Switzen, Arnold Saslavsky, Jane Galler, Martin Cohn, Stu Warshauer

Jane Galler

Jane Galler


December 3, 2010, Friday, Temple Sholom, Naples, “Friday Live”, 7 PM

December 4, 2010, Saturday, Channukah Celebration, Hideaway Beach Club, Marco Island

December 5, 2010,  Sunday, Chanukah Celebration, Naples Jewish Social Club, Naples.

December 7, 2010, Tuesday,  6:00 PM, Chanukah Celebration, Jewish Federation of Collier County, Mercato Shops, Naples

December 8, 2010, Wednesday, Chanukah Celebration,  Pelican Marsh Social Club, Naples.

December 11, 2010, Saturday, Chanukah Celebration, Jewish Club, The Brooks

January 19, 2011, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 PM – Naples Klezmer Revival Band in concert at the  Collier County South Regional Library (This is a change in location from previous years – 8065 Lely Cultural Pkwy, Naples, FL 34113, 252-7542). The Concert is sponsored by The Friends of the Library through a grant from the Jewish Federation of Collier County. The capacity of the hall is 240. So get reservations in early. This concert is open to the public and has been “Standing Room Only” for 7 consecutive years.

OUR FEATURED GUEST: Sergiu Popa.

Sergiu Popa

Sergiu Popa

Sergiu was born in 1981, in Chisinau, Moldova. He had completed his studies at Stefan Neaga music college as well as two years of studies at the Conservatory of Moldova before emigrating to Canada in 2002. Since a young age, he also simultaneously studied traditional folk and Roma (Gypsy) styles with his father, Ion Popa, himself a well-recognized Gypsy accordionist in Moldova. Over many years of playing alongside his father at weddings, he became familiar with Jewish, Turkish, Russian, Serbian and Bulgarian styles as well. Despite his young age, he is quickly establishing a reputation as one of most brilliant accordionists in Canada today. He has co-founded the Sergiu Popa Ensemble with his wife (violinist Jessica Gal), a group which was discovered by Musique Multi-Montréal, a reputable world music agency, in 2006. Since then, they have performed at numerous festivals and concert series in Quebec, and were selected to receive the 2007 Radio-Canada Étoiles Galaxie award. In 2008/09, Sergiu Popa was the ‘artist-in-residence’ of the Circuit 514, a partnership between CBC Radio 2, the Place des Arts, the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, Montréal Arts Interculturels and Vision Diversité

February 4, 2011, Friday, Temple Sholom, Naples,”Friday Live”, 7 PM

March 4, 2011, Friday, Temple Sholom, Naples, “Friday Live”, 7 PM

April 1, 2011, Friday, Temple Sholom, Naples, “Friday Live”, 7 PM


 2009-2010 PERFORMANCES

September 13, 2009, Sunday, 6:00 to 8:30 PM – ” Klezmer and Knishes“- Open to Public! Call for Reservations – 239-481-4449. The Naples Klezmer Revival Band is very happy to have been chosen by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties to entertain at their “Klezmer with Knishes” party at the Luna Rossa Restaurant located at Miromar Outlets. All kind of Jewish delicacies catered by All Star Kosher Catering will be sold a la carte…but the entertainment is FREE! Here’s to an evening of food and fun!

October 3, 2009, Saturday, 12:00 to 2:00 PM – Temple Beth Sholom, Bni’ Mitzvah and 90th Birthday Celebration.

October 9, 2009, Friday, 8:00 PM – Simchas Torah celebration at Temple Shalom.

December 10, 2009, Thursday, 6:30-9:00 PM,Chanukah Partyfor Pelican Marsh Social Club. Light the candles, singing Latkes, dessert and entertainment by the Naples Klezmer Revival band.

December 13, 2009,  Sunday,  5:00 PM – Naples Chabad Chanukah Celebration at Venetian Village. They will have a giant Menorah, games and prizes for the children , food for all and best of all music from the Naples Klezmer Revival Trio

December 14, 2009, Monday, 5:45 to 7:00 PM -The Public is invited to the Community Chanukah Celebration, sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Collier County at  “The Mercato” ( Vanderbilt Road and Route 41) . Chanukah candle lighting, welcome speech by Mayor, singing of Chanukah songs AND….bring chairs to enjoy the mini-concert by the Naples Klezmer Revival band.

January 20, 2010, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 PM – Naples Klezmer Revival Band in concert at the  Collier County Headquarters Library at  Orange Blossom and Airport Road. Concert sponsored by The Friends of the Library through a grant from the Jewish Federation of Collier County. Come early and/or bring chairs. This concert is open to the public and has been “Standing Room Only” for six consecutive years.

We are proud to announce our featured guest artist! – 
Adrienne Greenbaum

Adrienne Greenbaum

Adrianne Greenbaum – www.klezmerflute.com

is a nationally acclaimed klezmer and classical flutist. As a klezmer she is the founder and leader of “FleytMuzik,” an ensemble with flute, violin, cimbalom and bass, and of “The Klezical Tradition” klezmer band where she performs on both flute and keyboard and leads Yiddish dance. She has been on the faculties of Living Traditions’ KlezKampKlezKanada, and Boxwood, was a premier participant with FleytMuzik at the KlezMore Festival in Vienna, and presents master classes in the art of klezmer performance to classical flutists. She has also performed with “Kapelye”, with Adrienne Cooper in performances at the International Jewish Festival in Amsterdam and NYC‘s Jewish Museum and as accompanying artist with numerous cantors in concert as both pianist and flutist. As a clinician interested in sharing klezmer music with young people of all ages and backgrounds she also presents school workshops and directs three student klezmer ensembles in Connecticut and Massachusetts. “The Klezical Tradition” has won many awards for its recording Family Portrait, including Top 10 CD’s from both Moment Magazine and the NY Jewish Week. The band was also chosen to be included as a feature in the ABC-TV documentary A Sacred Noise: The New Jewish Music.

After receiving over 10,000 albums from 85 countries, FleytMuzik is 1 of 8 albums nominated by Just Plain Folks indy awards for 2004 in the klezmer catagory for Best Album! 

February 21, 2010, Sunday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Port Charlotte, Temple Concert

March 7, 2010, Sunday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – IsraelFest , sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Lee and Charlotte Counties. (TBD)

April 27, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the “SUNRISE”Awards Banquet for “People with Developmental Disabilities”, Lorenzo Walker Technical School, Naples


2008-2009  PERFORMANCES

March 22, 2009, Sunday – Naples Chabad Benefit Dinner. Naples Beach Hotel and Club.

March 28, 2009, Saturday –  Naples Klezmer Revival Trio wil play at the  “Flower Show” at the Naples Botanical Gardens from 11:00am to 1:30pm.  Admission charge.

October 20, 2008, 7:00 PM, Simcha Torah Celebration, Temple Sholom, Naples

December 22, 2008, Monday  5:45 PM, Chanukah Celebration –  free concert Sugden Theater Plaza on 5th Avenue, Naples – bring chairs

December 23, 2008, Tuesday, Naples Jewish Center, Jewish Congregation “Chanukah Celebration” – 6:00pm at Vanderbilt Country Club (located 1/2 mile east of 951..north side of Vanderbilt Beach Road).

January 18, 2009 Cincinnati Chabad Benefit Dinner

January 29, 2009, Thursday, 6:00 PM,  Naples Klezmer Revival Band in Concert, Free admission at Collier County Headquarters Library, Orange Blossom Drive, Naples

Michelle Gingras

Michelle Gingras

Michele Gingras is Professor of Clarinet at Miami University in Ohio, where she was named Curry Distinguished Educator and Distinguished Scholar of the Graduate Faculty. Her book Clarinet Secrets—52 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Clarinetist was published by Scarecrow Press in 2004. As a classical musician, she performed on four continents and released a CD of duets with Emmy-Award winner Richard Stoltzman in 2008.
One day, around 15 years ago, a Jewish flute student stopped her in the halls of Miami U. and offered to loan her a recording of Giora Feidman, prominent Klezmer clarinetist. At that point, she knew nothing about Klezmer..She says ” 15 minutes later  my life was changed forever”. She fell in love with Klezmer music and proceeded to study with some of the top Klezmer musicians in the world including Hankus Netsky, New England Conservatory of Music, David Krakauer of the Klezmatics, Eileen Stahl, clarinetist for the Klezmer Conservatory Band and Josh Moss, founder of the Cincinnati Klezmer Project.
 Michele then began to perform Klezmer and has released several CDs since 1996. She performed as a klezmer clarinetist at several International Clarinet Association Conferences (including Europe), and at venues such as Indiana University, University of Denver, University of Oklahoma, Arizona State University, Cornell University, World JamFest in Cincinnati, the Berklee Performance Center, and many others. She has published many articles on Klezmer, edited klezmer music and included three sections on the subject in her book Clarinet Secrets. Her CD, “Klezmer’s Greatest Hits” is available by emailing her at:gingram@muohio.edu.
        Michele says her most amazing experience in playing Klezmer music occurred in her very first performance. It was seeing the smiles on peoples’ faces. She was making them happy as she played and they clapped and danced!
Now, at Miami U, Michele is passing on the Klezmer tradition by teaching the genre to her pupils. Among them are Kinneret Sagee, who has gone on to play with the Toronto-based swing sextet ” The Sisters of Sheynville” and teaches on the faculty of Klezkanada and Will Cicola, who has founded several bands and piblished articles about Klezmer in Interenational Clarinaet publications. They are “rising stars who will be heard from in the future”.

February 3, 2009, 5:30 to 8:00 PM,  the “SUNRISE”Awards Banquest for “People with Developmental Disabilities”, Temple Shalom, Naples

February 15, 2009, Sunday,  Private Wedding Ceremony and Reception, Fort Myers, FL

March 1, 2009, Sunday, Temple Shalom, Naples – “Dairy Potluck” performance from 5:00pm – 6:00 pm followed by a “Potluck” dinner – bring a dairy dish for 4-6 people. Free!

March 10, 2009, Tuesday – Erev Purim at  Naples Chabad. Reservations required.

2007-2008 PERFORMANCES

October 5, 2007, 7:30 PM, Simcha Torah Celebration, Temple Sholom, Naples, Dinner Preceding at  6 PM

October 30, 2007,  8:00 PM, Participating in Naples Doctor Talent  Fundraiser Show, Sugden Theater, Naples

November 17, 2007, 6:00 PM, Bosshardt / Wallsten Wedding, Naples Beach Hotel

December 6, 2007, 5:45 PM, Chanukah Celebration –  free concert Sugden Plaza, in  front of Sugden Theater – bring chairs

December 13, 2007, 5:45 PM, Naples Jewish Social Club Chanukah Dinner- Naples Country Club

December 15, 2007, 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Selby Gardens, Sarasota. Admission to Gardens required. Performance is Free.

January 15, 2008, 5:30 to 8:00 PM,  the “SUNRISE”Awards Banquet for “People with Developmental Disabilities”, Temple Shalom, Naples

January 31, 2008, 6:00 PM,  Naples Klezmer Revival Band in Concert, Collier County Headquarters Library, Orange Blossom Drive, Naples

Guest clarinetist – Sarah Burk

Sarah Burk

Sarah Burk

Sarah is founding member of the Cincinnati Klezmer Project and has been playing Klezmer music for 15 years, during which she has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony, on PBS, and numerous Klezmer concerts, wedding, bar/bat mitzvas in the greater Cincinnati area. She earned a doctorate degree in clarinet performance and musicology and a master’s degree in music from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. She presently teaches clarinet and music history at Indiana State University, and performs with the ISU Faculty Woodwind Quintet.