The following information was provided via a press release:
Join Congregation Emanu-El for an afternoon of Jewish folk music, dancing and ethnic food featuring The Maxwell Street KlezmerBand, the Midwest's most popular klezmer band, touring seven times in Europe and performing throughout the U.S., including Carnegie Hall. Maxwell Street has been central to the revival of traditional Jewish music in the Midwest. Whether one is knowledgeable about Jewish music or a newcomer, klezmer music opens the door to a world rich with energy and emotion. The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band retains the soul of the Old World in its interpretation of klezmer while adding its own creativity, spirit and humor to create a performance that is expressive, entertaining and uplifting.
Other Special Musical Guests:
- Hazzan Jeremy Stein, cantor of Milwaukee’s Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, known for his combined passions of jazz, folk, and pop with Jewish music. His performances have taken him to such stages as Carnegie Hall and the Original House of Blues in Boston.
- Arlene Spanier, Congregation Emanu-El’s own cantor since 1995. Arlene’s father was also a cantor.
Ticket Prices: Advance purchase required $10-$10