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Fall Arts 2018: The Music List
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Fall Arts 2018: The Music List

Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird
Daniel Kahn and The Painted Bird

“70 Years of Israeli Music.” Amit Stern, community shaliach of Jewish Federation of Greater Metro-West NJ, presents an exploration of Israeli society through a look at its popular songs through the decades. Oct. 7, 10 a.m.  Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael, Morristown, mjcby.org, 973-538-9292

“Oy.” The Jewbadors — a troupe of Jewish musicians, actors, and singers — perform a loving and laugh-filled tribute to the indomitable spirit of the Jewish people. Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m. Free, RSVP to shorwitz@jccmc.org. JCC of Middlesex County, Edison, jccmc.org, 732-593-5958

“En Blanc et Noir.” Pianist Evan Mitchell of Montclair performs a celebration of French composers. Oct. 14, 2 p.m. Light refreshments served. $18 suggested donation to support Cedar Grove’s Music Matters program. For concert information, contact office@sholom.net.  Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove, sholom.net, 973-239-1321

“La Bellezza Armonia.” The string quartet will perform Mozart, Vivaldi, and other selections. Oct. 14, 4 p.m. $25, $20 in advance; $10 children. Temple Sha’arey Shalom, Springfield, shaarey.org, 973-379-5387

“Trio Sefardi.” Trio Sefardi performs traditional Sephardic-Jewish music and will be accompanied by Betty Jagoda Murphy, daughter of Sephardic-Jewish music legend Flory Jagoda, songwriter of “Ocho Kandelikas.” Oct. 21, 3 p.m. Free, advanced registration recommended. JCC of Middlesex County, Edison, jccmc.org, 732-494-3232

Evan Mitchell

“Handel Festival Orchestra.” Johnson Li, 14-year-old piano prodigy, performs Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat Major and more. Conducted by Thomas Elefant. Oct. 23, 5-10 p.m. $55, $50 members of JCC of Central New Jersey. Cost includes $10/person orchestra donation; transportation provided. RSVP by Oct. 16 to 908-889-8800, ext. 260, or arivlin@jccnj.org. West 83rd Ministry Center, Scotch Plains, 908-889-8800, ext. 260

“A Place Beyond Words: New Visions of Classic Jewish Melodies.” Pianist Dave Schlossberg performs his twist on Jewish and Israeli favorites from his new CD. Oct. 29, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $8, free to members of JCC of Central New Jersey. For reservations, contact arivlin@jccnj.org or 908-889-8800, ext. 260. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800

Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird. Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying, and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century, and in part by his own intense desire for a better world. Nov. 13, 8 p.m. $25, $35. Monmouth University, Pollak Theatre, West Long Branch, Monmouth.edu/arts, 732-263-6889

“Happy Joyous Hanukkah, Lyrics by Woody Guthrie.” The Klezmatics perform selections from their Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Woody Guthrie’s recently discovered lyrics. Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. $30-45.  South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, SOPACnow.org, 973-313-2787

“Worldbeat: A Concert of American and Jewish Song.” Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Laura Wetzler tours the world singing original songs; worldbeat Jewish music from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas; and favorites from the Great American Songbook. Dec. 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $8, free to members of JCC of Central New Jersey. For reservations, contact arivlin@jccnj.org or 908-889-8800, ext. 260. JCC of Central New Jersey, Scotch Plains, jccnj.org, 908-889-8800

Nefesh Mountain. A performance of the bluegrass and old-time band with a Jewish perspective. Dec. 16, 3-4:30 p.m. Adath Israel Congregation, Lawrenceville, adathisraelnj.org, 609-896-4977

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