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YIVO Presents Live Concert Premiere (+ Livestream) of unter soreles wigele (Under Sarah’s Cradle)
May 18 @ 7:00 pm$10 – $15
unter soreles wigele (Under Sarah”s Cradle) is a setting of a traditional Yiddish poem that plays on the folk melody associated with it, but in a contemporary context. It was commissioned by YIVO, Institute for Jewish Research as part of their project Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksong Today. It was first presented by YIVO as a digital premiere on 6/30/2019 with Annie Rosen, mezzo and Daniel, Schlosberg, piano. You can find their performance here at 4:09. The live concert premiere will be by members of the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program at the Center for Jewish History. In addition to the live performance, you can register to view the performance online here.YIVO’s Continuing Evolution: Yiddish Folksong Today is a music festival celebrating Yiddish folksong. The festival includes premieres of contemporary classical works reimagining Yiddish folksongs; classic compositions which engage with Yiddish folksongs; little-known settings of Yiddish folksongs from YIVO’s archival collections; discussions of archival work related to the study and preservation of Yiddish folksong; and performances by contemporary artists engaged with Yiddish folksong.