Zol Zayn: Yiddish Poetry into Song

Decade of Discovery event at Peter Norton Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia, New York City

03/13/2020 UPDATE: In response to the current public health crisis, Symphony Space has suspended all programming through April 1st. We do hope, however, to reschedule this event. As soon as we have more information we will update this page. A sheynem dank (many thanks)!


CONCERT | Zol Zayn: Yiddish Poetry into Song

Zol Zayn: Yiddish Poetry into Song celebrates the glorious tradition of turning great Yiddish poems into songs, including works by Celia Dropkin, Itzik Manger, Morris Rosenfeld, Leyb Naydus, David Edelstadt, Avrom Sutzkever, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Rokhl Korn, and many others. The event includes live music, readings, and archival recordings, featuring Eleanor Reissa, Sarah Gordon, Tsvey Brider: Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell & Dmitri Gaskin, and is hosted by Ilan Stavans, publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College.

COST:          General Admission | $35
                     Advance | $30
                     Yiddish Book Center Members | $25
                     Child; Student | $10

Information and tickets for this event are available on the Symphony Space website.

The Decade of Discovery is a new initiative of the Yiddish Book Center designed to foster a deeper understanding of Yiddish and modern Jewish culture. Beginning with the Center’s 40th anniversary in 2020, and continuing for each of the next ten years, the Center will select an annual theme around which it will hold special events, courses, conferences, exhibits, performances, and other programs, often in partnership with other organizations. In doing so, the Center will create new relationships with individuals and institutions to expand and strengthen engagement with Yiddish and modern Jewish culture—creating spaces for collaboration, testing of ideas, and the discovery of new perspectives.

​The Decade of Discovery is made possible in part through the generous support of the Leona and Ralph W. Kern Foundation.