The Wholesale Klezmer Band returns to the Hawks and Reed stage on August 12th for an evening of traditional and original Yiddish songs, dance music and leading of traditional dances with a healthy dose of songs of social justice in Yiddish and English inspired by Jewish teachings. There will also be songs, with a touch of humor and a touch of seriousness, to remind us of the upcoming High Holy Days. All Yiddish songs will be translated or subtitled for those who do not understand the language. Then, put on your dancing shoes to fill out the evening with a set of freylekh (joyous) dance music.

Sing for Peace and Justice, Dance for Joy.

Doors open: 6 pm. Concert: 6:30 pm
Tickets: $10 advance, $15 day of show
On-line advance ticket sales $10 + $2.10 service charge

Since 1982,The Wholesale Klezmer Band has performed both in the traditional context of providing music and dance leadership for Jewish weddings and other simkhes, on the concert stage, and at school and college educational programs. Credits include performances and workshops at the Conference on Judaism in Rural New England, Conference for the Advancement of Jewish Education, the New England Festival of Folk Arts (NEFFA), a Celebration of Folk Music for the 100th anniversary of Carnegie Hall hosted by Pete Seeger, and at the Inauguration of President Clinton. Their repertoire includes music for dance, traditional Yiddish folk songs, and Yiddish theater and vaudeville songs, including original compositions.

The Wholesale Klezmer Band consists of Yosl Kurland, (vocals, songwriter and dance leader), Christina Crowder (accordion), Michael Suter (bass viol), Brian Bender (trombone), and Peggy Davis (flute & vocals) and Joanna Morse (fiddle).

The Wholesale Klezmer Band performs music for both Jewish and general audiences that expresses Jewish values of justice and peace. By introducing Jewish music and culture to audiences of diverse ethnic groups, religions and races they work to foster intercultural understanding.

"An unforgettable evening of comedy and drama and joy and sorrow"
Saratoga County Arts Council