SHCSJ Presents "Hanukkah 2020 with Pressburger Klezmer Band" (Online Event)
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 4:00pm – 5:30pm (EST)
Where: on your computer, tablet, or smartphone (presented live online via Zoom Meeting)
Pressburger Klezmer Band Celebrates 25 Years, Conversation with Professor Michael Beckerman, Hanukkah blessings by Rabbi Norman Patz
Pressburger Klezmer Band is a famous Slovak ensemble renowned for its eight CDs, one vinyl, and hundreds of concerts in Slovakia as well as around the world. Hardly anybody remembers that this legendary band started as an amateur group of friends in 1995, yet this year they celebrate twenty-five years of their music.
#25 ROOTS is a new concert program, a result of a long and profound research, a songs collection, and musical arrangements. Each song has a unique history and together they present the richness and variety of the klezmer tradition.
Two group members, Samo Alexander and Andrej Werner, will introduce the new program in a special conversation with Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair and Collegiate Professor of Music at New York University.
The conversation will be followed by a unique streaming of the new program that has not been made public yet. The event will include lighting Hanukkah candles by Rabbi Norman Patz and live Maoz Tzur signing.
Get your latkes, donuts, and computers ready!
This event is organized by the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews (SHCSJ) with support of BBLA (Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association).