Az der Rebbe zingt (When the rabbi sings)
Yiddish Culture Festival – Opening gala concert
The Wiener Klezmer Orchester is the only large orchestra in the world which dedicates itself exclusively to Jewish music. The ensemble has rapidly become an integral part of the Jewish cultural scene in Vienna, and has already notched up numerous guest appearances on the international stage. In this opening gala concert, the orchestra plays music whose sources range from the Yiddish-speaking shtetlekh of Eastern Europe to the work of contemporary Austrian composers.
Oberrabbiner Paul Chaim Eisenberg offers up Jewish wisdom for all life’s eventualities, served up with a good helping of humour — humour which does more than just making us laugh. He will also sing a few songs, accompanied by the large orchestra.
Pictures by the Bulgarian artist , projected onto a large screen, provide a visual backdrop which complements the mood of the music.
Special Guest: Bayan virtuoso Alexander Shevchenko.
Klezmer music & Jewish wisdom for all life’s eventualities
Tickets: €42/ €38/ €34/ €27; box seats €50
Tickets for the 11am performance: visit www.muth.at or call (01) 347 80 80
Tickets for the 1:30pm performance: visit www.yiddish.at or call 0664 383 46 56
Team and cast
- Orchestra: Wiener Klezmer Orchester
- Conductor: Sasha Danilov
- Bayan: Alexander Shevchenko
- Recitation: Paul Chaim Eisenberg
- Pictures: Krassimir Kolev