Yidstock 2022: July 7-10

Live at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

A goat dancing on a clarinet.

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back in person bringing 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. Yidstock takes place at the Yiddish Book Center from July 7–10, 2022.

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.

YIDSTOCK Lineup:

CONCERT SCHEDULE  

Thursday, July 7
8:00 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. | CONCERT | Cantor Yaakov Lemmer
Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $45          GENERAL ADMISSION | $50

Friday, July 8
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | CONCERT | Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn - Early Bird Special Album Launch
Concert in Memory of Ruth Schwartz
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | CONCERT | Eleanor Reissa Ensemble
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

Saturday, July 9
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | CONCERT | Paul Shapiro's Ribs & Brisket Plays the Music of Mrs. Maisel featuring Cilla Owens and Eleanor Reissa
Inaugural Lorraine Libby Buch Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $50          GENERAL ADMISSION | $60

Sunday, July 10
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | CONCERT | Socalled
Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | CONCERT | Tsvey Brider + Baymele
MEMBERS | $32          GENERAL ADMISSION | $36

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | CONCERT | The Klezmatics
The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert
MEMBERS | $45          GENERAL ADMISSION | $50

BONUS:
Concert Pass purchase includes access to the dance workshops..

Friday, July 8
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Go Figure: Dances for Partners and Groups, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
MEMBERS | $8          GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

Saturday, July 9
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | New Solo Yiddish Dances, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
MEMBERS | $8          GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

WORKSHOP & TALK SCHEDULE

Thursday, July 7
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | FILM | BEYLE: The Artist and Her Legacy, with Christa Whitney
MEMBERS | $5     GENERAL ADMISSION | $8

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.| TALK | Hassidic Nigunim: The First 250 Years, with Hankus Netsky
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

Friday, July 8
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. | TALK | Demystifing the Cantorial Music of the 'Golden Age' , with Hankus Netsky
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Go Figure: Dances for Partners and Groups, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Paul Shapiro
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Michael Winograd
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

Saturday, July 9
*10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | New Solo Yiddish Dances, with Steve Weintraub and Lauren Brody
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | TALK | Coming Soon: Yiddish: A Global Culture , with Madeleine Cohen and David Mazower
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Socalled
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

*3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. | TALK | A Conversation with Anthony Mordechai Zvi Russell
Made possible by the Stanley R. Epstein Fund at the Yiddish Book Center
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 10
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | WORKSHOP | Lomir Zingen! Yiddish Song Workshop, with Asya Vaisman Schulman
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | FILM | Ida Maze: The "Den Mother" of Yiddish Montreal & discussion of Dineh, and Lisa Newman
MEMBERS | $5     GENERAL ADMISSION | $8

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. | READING | The Letters Project A Daughter's Journey, with Eleanor Reissa
MEMBERS | $8     GENERAL ADMISSION | $10

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | TALK | Conversation with Aaron Lansky and Susan Bronson
FREE - RSVP Required

YIDSTOCK 2022 is co-sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio and is made possible in part by the following endowed funds at the Yiddish Book Center:

  •  Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert Fund, established in memory of their daughter by Irving and Charlotte Backman
  • Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Fund for Yiddish Music Projects and Programs
  • Lorraine “Libby” Buch Memorial Fund for Yiddish Music Projects and Programs
  • Helen and Irving Sunshine Memorial Fund for Programs
  • Stanley R. Epstein Fund at the Yiddish Book Center
Ticket holders are required to show proof of vaccination. Please review our COVID policies here

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