Yidstock 2020: July 9-12

Live at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music brings 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 ninth annual Yidstock takes place at the Yiddish Book Center from July 9–12, 2020.

Purchase a concert pass (allows admission to all concerts—but does not include admission to talks, films, or singing workshops), or tickets to individual concerts and events may be purchased.

CONCERT SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 9
8 - 9:15 p.m. | CONCERT | The Klezmer Conservatory Band
The Sarah Rose Lazarus Family Concert
MEMBERS | $45          GENERAL ADMISSION | $50

Friday, July 10
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa Ensemble
The Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | CONCERT | Aviva Chernick Ensemble
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

Saturday, July 11
8 - 10 p.m. | CONCERT | Socalled Sings Golden Age Yiddish Hits / Michael Winograd Plays TANZ!
The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $50          GENERAL ADMISSION | $60

Sunday, July 12
12 - 1 p.m. | CONCERT | Polina and Merlin Shepherd
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

3 - 4 p.m. | CONCERT | Yidstock All-Stars, with special guest Susan Hoffman Watts
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

7:30 - 9 p.m. | CONCERT | The Klezmatics
Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $45          GENERAL ADMISSION | $50

WORKSHOP & TALK SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 9
12 - 1 p.m. | TALK | The New Yiddish Textbook, with Asya Vaisman Schulman
MEMBERS | $5     GENERAL ADMISSION | $8

2 - 3 p.m. | TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

4 - 5 p.m. | TALK | The KCB at 40: A View from the Trenches, with Hankus Netsky
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

Friday, July 10
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | TALK | The Yiddish and Klezmer Music Renaissance: Global Success and Jewish Ambivalence, with Hankus Netsky
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | WORKSHOP | Sing in Shabbos: Welcoming the Beloved with Song, with Aviva Chernick
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

12:45 – 2 p.m. | WORKSHOP | Yiddish Choir, with Polina Shepherd
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

1 - 1:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Michael Winograd
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

4 - 4:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Socalled
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

Saturday, July 11
*10 - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*10 - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Yiddish Choir, with Polina Shepherd
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | TALK | So Cool, So Jewish: The Bronx Salon of Yiddish Poet Bertha Kling, with David Mazower
Sponsored by Carole & Lawrence Roth and Marsha & Patrick Autillo in loving memory of Carole and Marsha’s father, Leo Kessler, on his 50th yahrzeit.
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*1 - 1:45 p.m. | TALK | ‘The Last Survivor,’ with Eleanor Reissa
Sponsored by Herbert Druker and Carol Raspler
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*1 - 3 p.m. | WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*3 - 3:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Polina and Merlin Shepherd
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 12
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Lomir Zingen! Yiddish Song Workshop, with Asya Vaisman Schulman
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | FILM | Wexler Oral History Project Presents…
MEMBERS | $5     GENERAL ADMISSION | $8

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. | A Conversation with Aviva Chernick
Made possible by the Stanley R. Epstein Fund at the Yiddish Book Center
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. | TALK | Marking the Fortieth Anniversary and Mapping the Future, with Aaron Lansky and Susan Bronson
FREE - RSVP Required

 

Important Concert Pass Information:

Concert Pass: $198/member, $236/general admission
A limited number of passes are available. We recommend that you purchase your pass early, as Concert Passes sell out quickly.

PLEASE NOTE: Concert Pass includes admission to all concerts during Yidstock 2020, and does not include admission to talks, films, or singing workshops.

Concert Pass purchase includes access to the following additional events:

  • Friday, July 10 | 11 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
  • Saturday, July 12 | 10 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance Workshop, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody

Don't forget to purchase tickets to talks and workshops to reserve your space!

Become a member or renew your membership now to take advantage of the member discount.

 

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

YIDSTOCK 2020 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, KlezKanada, Ashkenaz, and Tablet Magazine.