YIDSTOCK 2016 (July 14-17)

Live at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music will bring the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music and related events. The fifth annual Yidstock takes place—rain or shine—at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, July 14-17, 2016. (You can find a PDF listing hotels offering special rates for festival attendees at the bottom of this page.)

CONCERT SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 14
8 p.m. | CONCERT - The Klezmer Conservatory Band, with special guest vocalists Eleanor Reissa and Lorin Sklamberg plus Frank London
The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert
Tickets for this concert have sold out.
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Email programs@yiddishbookcenter.org to be added to the waiting list.

Friday, July 15
2:30 p.m. | CONCERT - The Eleanor Reissa Trio
The Helen & Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert
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MEMBERS | $28     GENERAL ADMISSION | $35


5:30 p.m. | CONCERT - Sklamberg & the Shepherds
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MEMBERS | $28     GENERAL ADMISSION | $35

Saturday, July 16
8 p.m. | CONCERT - The Klezmatics Thirtieth Anniversary Show
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Sunday, July 17
12 p.m. | CONCERT - Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Revue
The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert
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3 p.m. | CONCERT - Frank London-Merlin Shepherd Group
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MEMBERS | $28     GENERAL ADMISSION | $35


7:30 p.m. | CONCERT - Yidstock All-Stars in a Musical Tribute to Sholem Aleichem
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WORKSHOP & TALK SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 14
1 p.m. | TALK - The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy
Made possible by the Stanley R. Epstein Fund at the Yiddish Book Center.
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MEMBERS | $5     GENERAL ADMISSION | $8


3 p.m. | WORKSHOP - Choral Workshop, with Polina Shepherd
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MEMBERS | $10     GENERAL ADMISSION | $12

Friday, July 15
11 a.m. | TALK - Klezmer in Jewish Philadelphia, with Hankus Netsky
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MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10


11 a.m. | WORKSHOP - Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub
Tickets for this workshop have sold out.
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1 p.m. | TALK - Rockin’ the Shtetl: From the Old World to the New, with Seth Rogovoy
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MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10


1 p.m. | WORKSHOP - Nigunim, with Lorin Sklamberg and Polina Shepherd
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Saturday, July 16
*11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP - Choral Workshop, with Polina Shepherd
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MEMBERS | $10     GENERAL ADMISSION | $12


*12:30 p.m. | WORKSHOP - Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance Workshop, with Steve Weintraub
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*1 p.m. | WORKSHOP - Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender
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MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10


*2:30 p.m. | PANEL DISCUSSION - Lauren Brody, Eleanor Reissa, and Polina Shepherd
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MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10


*Advanced sales only. Please purchase a ticket to guarantee admission. Admission will be free of charge at the door in recognition of Shabbos, but space is not guaranteed.

Sunday, July 17
10 a.m. | WORKSHOP - Lomir Zingen! Yiddish Song Workshop, with Asya Vaisman Schulman
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1:45 p.m. | TALK - Inside the YIVO Sound Archive, with Lorin Sklamberg
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MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10


4:45 p.m. | TALK - What To Do with What We've Found: A Blueprint for the Yiddish Book Center's Next Great Adventure, with Aaron Lansky
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Tickets may be purchased for individual events.

Concert Pass: $190/member, $230/general admission - Concert Passes have sold out. Tickets to individual concerts, workshops, and talks are still available.
Concert Pass includes admission to all concerts during Yidstock 2016**. A limited number of passes are available. We recommend that you purchase your pass early as Concert Passes sell out quickly.

**BONUS: Concert Pass purchase includes access to the following events:
Friday, July 15 | 11 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub
Saturday, July 16 | 12:30 p.m. | WORKSHOP | Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance Workshop, with Steve Weintraub

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final. We cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges.