Upcoming dates

New York Klezmer Series

The NY Klezmer Series (NYKS) has presented music and dance in New York City weekly in a fall and spring season from Sept. 2010 until the pandemic in Mar. 2020. Each week, NYKS presented Concerts, Workshops, Jam Sessions as well as a monthly Tantshoyz – Yiddish Dance Party with live klezmer music.

February 27, 2024 at Hudson Yards Synagogue

347 West 34th St. New York, NY

8pm

$25 suggested donation. Learn more here.

GÉNÉRATION EN GÉNÉRATION

Musical and intercultural stay around the theme of peace, in a castle in Limousin. The stay is intended for atheist, Christian, Jewish and Muslim families with a child or adolescent musician. We will prepare a quality musical show that will combine music and tales from Jewish, Arab and Christian cultures.

April 7 to 13, 2024 at Ligoure Castle

All. du Château, 87110 Le Vigen, France

Learn more and register here.

My Jewish Learning presents: Candle, Feather, Spoon: A Mystical Pre-Passover Ritual

As we finish Passover cleaning, there is a custom of bedikat chametz, hiding small pieces of bread throughout the home and searching for it using a candle, a feather, and a wooden spoon. Join ritualist Sarah Chandler and musician Éléonore Weill on zoom for a musical journey through this custom. What sort of chametz (leavened foods) are still hiding and what are some of the spiritual practices that align with the search and discovery? We will provide a handout that includes traditional prayers as well as prompts and reflections for a modern approach to this home cleansing ritual.

April 18, 2024 on Zoom

Registration coming soon

Kleztronica: Chaia and Éléonore Weill

Chaia and Éléonore Weill have transformed the Jewish music scene with their use of electronics. Now, they bring a duo repertoire inspired by a long tradition of radical female mentors. Join us for a night of Yiddish song, electronic grooves, klezmer tunes, and space-hurdy-gurdy. Come dance with us!

May 4, 2024 at Joe’s Pub, The Public Theatre

425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003

Doors at 9 PM.

Buy tickets here.

Past gigs

In Concert with Sam Day Harmet

Éléonore Weill and Sam Day Harmet are making music at the intersection of klezmer, 70s Turkish psychedelic music, Occitan folk, and electronic experimentation. Each performance explores new directions, but one can be sure there will be spacey hurdy gurdy and sonic mischief.

February 17, 2024 at Silvana

300 W. 116th St. New York, NY

Chaia at 8 PM and Éléonore and Sam at 10 PM

“Raza” Sacred Song Circle

Join @razacircle and friends in an intimate and intentional night of prayer and song. Feel the music of our tradition during this Havurah special event in the heart of the East Village. Featuring Éléonore Weill, Deborah Sacks Mintz, Israel Portnoy, and Maya Cohen.

February 1, 2024 at Sixth St. Synagogue

325 E 6th St. New York, NY

Doors at 7 PM.

Tickets on sale here. $36 GA in advance and $40 at the door.

Naye Tkhines Lider / New Tkhines Songs

Yiddish Tkhines are Ashkenazi supplications that were written & prayed by, and center the experiences of women, trans, and gender non-conforming people. A small cohort of Yiddishists have been studying tkhines and composing new songs from these paraliturgical texts. Join us over zoom to hear these newly composed works, and continue the tradition of zogn tkhines — of speaking and writing spontaneous prayers as practiced by generations of Jewish grandmothers and trAncestors.

January 29, 2024 on Zoom

7-9:00 PM

Register here.

Shabbat Shirah Participatory Concert with Anat Halevy Hochberg

Join us in celebrating Shabbat Shirah (the Shabbat of Singing) with Anat Halevey Hochberg. Anat is a Boston-based musician, writer, educator, and ritualist with family roots in Israel, Yemen, Hungary, and Poland. As a Jewish woman of color, a first-generation American whose grandparents survived genocide and displacement, and a person deeply connected to Israel/Palestine, Anat is continually developing her sense of the heartbreak, complexity, responsibility, and courage that it takes to foster healing in a broken world full of beauty. As a music teacher, a leader of song and prayer in Jewish communities, and as a performer, Anat lets everyone in on a secret: we are all ready to sing a new song.

January 27, 2024 at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church

1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Doors at 7 PM. Concert 7:30-9 PM.

Register here.

Celebrate Tu Bishvat at Brooklyn Children’s Museum

For the second year in a row, The Neighborhood is excited to partner with Brooklyn Children’s Museum to bring you a full day of fun and family-friendly Tu Bishvat programming.

Multi-instrumentalist Éléonore Weill and ritualist educator Sarah Chandler will lead music and movement for each of us to embody the trees of Brooklyn. Have you ever done the sycamore peel or the linden hop? Let’s celebrate the Jewish new year of the trees as we dance like a ginkgo, sway like a fir, and swish like a locust.

January 21, 2024

Find us in the Brooklyn Voices Exhibit at 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. 

Kol Tefilla – Kol Dmama Dakka: Still Small Voices Making Big Blasts

January 19-21, 2024 at Temple Beth Am

1039 S La. Ceinega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035

Register here.

MED-REN-KLEZ Concert and Jam

With Avery Gosfield, Éléonore Weill, and Ilya Shneyveys performing Medieval, Renaissance, and Klezmer Dances followed by a Klezmer Jam.

January 7, 2024 at Jalopy Theater

157 Kane St, Brooklyn, NY

Doors at 7:30 PM and concert at 8 PM.

The “Atzeres” Album Release Concert

Join us this Motzash at Congregation B’nai Sholom – FLJC for the Atzeres release concert and celebration!

January 6, 2024 at Congregation B’nai Sholom, Fair Lawn Jewish Center (10-10 Norma Avenue, Fair Lawn, NJ).

Doors at 7:30 PM. Show at 8 PM.

Invocation: Songs in Memory of a Life in Translation

Batia Baum (1941-2023) was a prize-winning Yiddish translator, scholar and teacher based in Paris whose translations opened the French-speaking world to dozens of classic Yiddish literary works. A survivor of the Shoah, Baum was active with Paris’s Medem Library Yiddish Center and also taught at programs such as the annual Yiddish Cultural Institute at Château de Ligoure. Baum became an important mentor to two central members of the New York Yiddish music scene, singers/instrumentalists Eleonore Biezunski and Éléonore Weill. Please join us for this special program celebrating Baum’s life work & remembering her important contributions to the Yiddish world. Biezunski and Weill will collaborate with accordion wizard Christina Crowder to perform newly-composed settings of Baum’s translations.

Hebrew Union College, 1 West 4th St, New York, NY.

December 25, 2023 at 1:15 PM.

 

box/truck at The Old Stone House

A transient performance in a 16-foot box truck that contemplates heritage, assimilation, and “home.”

box/truck is a transient performance within and surrounding a 16-foot box truck that contemplates heritage, assimilation, and “home.” Using the stories of her maternal grandparents’ assimilation as the children of Jewish immigrants, writer and director Adrienne Westwood, together with the ensemble (performer Ana Evans, musician Éléonore Weill, and media artist/performer Kathryn Logan), creates a portal of exploration into the (un)told stories of inheritance: the stories-behind-the-stories. A circus troupe sets up a tent and ring, an ancestor cooks soup, a child bottle-feeds baby lions, a family journeys across the ocean on a boat, a woman contemplates the moon: box/truck weaves delicate layers of movement, story, song, puppetry, and video to invite an individual-yet-collective contemplation and complication of inheritance. The work features production design by Westwood’s longtime collaborator Seth Easter, and production support by Theo Armstrong. box/truck is appropriate for all ages.

This event is hosted by The Old Stone House of Brooklyn (336 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11215) and will be performed adjacent to it, in the 4th St Plaza off 5th Ave at Washington Park in Park Slope.

Kleztronica

Kleztronica:

Jewish techno?! Come dance to some techno grooves and traditional Jewish melodies at this raucous party in its 10th iteration. There will be drag, there will be dancing, there will be Michael Winograd on a clarinet! Jews and non-Jews of all identities welcome!

October 26

 

Brooklyn Folk

BKFOLK-sq-sm.jpgVoices from NYC’s International Folk Music Traditions

Thu, 26 Oct, 2023 || 5p – 7.30p
Park Slope Library — 431 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Presentations: 6.30pm

“Brooklyn Folk” celebrates the voices of NYC’s international Folk Music traditions. In the first of a new multimedia series by Brandon Perdomo (BPL Heritage Ambassador 2023), oral history interviews are paired with musical offerings, connecting heritage and memory with social context.

Multimedia Exhibition Featuring:

Éléonore Weill (Occitan folk, Yiddish Klezmer: voice, flutes, hurdy-gurdy) [web/ig] Natie (Creole-Soul: voice, violin) [web/ig] Julia Patinella (Sicilian folk, Spanish Flamenco: voice, guitar) [ig] Mehrnam Rastegari (Iranian classical: kamancheh) [web/ig]

Éléonore Weill and Fada Friends

Monthly concert of traditional and original klezmer and Yiddish gongs by French-Jewish Singer and multi-instrumentalist Éléonore Weill and her Fada Friends. Songs about love, daily life, freedom and resistance old and new. Set includes dance music, ballads, nigunim, electric hurdy-gurdy, and heart opening songs.

October 13, November 13, and December 23 2023 at Barbés

$20 Suggested Donation.

Flushing Town Hall & Jalopy Theatre Present: The Jalopy Chorus

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The Loneliness of Either Or: a Requiem for Joan of Arc

Saturday, December 16

Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm 

Éléonore Weill and Fada Friends

August 11th at Barbes Brooklyn

So psyched to invite some dear Fada Friends for some hot spicy🌶new and old dance tunes and songs.

On the Menu :
– Space Electro Hurdy Gurdy Dancing Set featuring Sam Day Harmet @prettymuchsamday
– Rocking Zhok-ing Yiddish Ballad featuring Beila Unger @beilas
– Klezmer Caval accordion dance set and Song about love and resistance featuring Ali Dineen @ali_dineen

And more… surprises…

Kleztronica

July 20th at Trans Pecos, Queens, NY

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back! Now in its eleventh year, Yidstock brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. From July 13 to 16, this four-day festival will include musicians and performers at the forefront of the Yiddish music scene. In addition to seven concerts, the lineup also includes four workshops, eleven talks, and one special film screening, all in celebration of Yiddish music, language, and culture.

July 16th, 2023

Summer Festival

June 16th, 2023 at Lincoln Center, NY, New York

Roots and Ruckus Festival

April 26th, at Jalopy Theater, Brooklyn, NY

International New York Film Academy Awards Ceremony and Festival

April 27th, at the NYFA Screening Room, 17 Battery Pl. New York, NY 10004

Spaguetti Ramadan

With Mehrnam Rastegari on vocals and Kemenche and Farah Barqawi on vocals.

Great Small Works and Fihi Ma Fihi production

April 27th, 8pm at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden, Manhattan, NY

Mini-Global Mashup: Argentina Meets France

With Pablo Aslan, Julien Labro, and Éléonore Weill

February 26th, 1pm at Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY

Solo Concert

Éléonore in concert performing vocals, piano, hurdy-gurdy, wooden flutes, and accordion

January 31st, 7pm at Saint-Paul Chapel of Columbia University, NY

January 29th, 6:30pm

at Independant Repertory Theater, New York

with Bayan Kiwan : vocals, Éléonore Weill : vocals, piano and Raffie Boden : Cello

September 8th, 8:15pm

at Berlin Under A, Manhattan, NY

with Jake Winstrom, Julia Haltigan, THEMME and more!

April 2, 10pm

Tsibele at barbes, Brooklyn,  NY, USA

https://www.barbesbrooklyn.com/

March 6, 10pm

Midwood at Fürt Festival, Germany

July 21, 7pm
Duo Lustik at Café Plùm, Lautrec, Tarn, France
www.cafeplum.org

July 22, 7pm
Duo Lustik at Eglise de Massals, Tarn, France

July 27, 7pm
Duo Lustik at Centre Medem, 52 rue Renée Boulanger, 75010, Paris, France

July 29, 1-7 pm
Tsibele at Brooklyn Root Festival, Lefferts Historic House & Children’s Corner, Ocean Avenue at Flatbush Avenue, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York, USA
www.brooklynartscouncil.org

May 13, 8pm
Midwood at The Owl Music Parlor, 497 Rodgers avenue, Brooklyn

May 10, 7pm
Midwood CD release concert at Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street New York

May 8
Tsibele and Veveritse Band at Barbes, Brooklyn (376 9th Street)

September 28, 8 pm
FADA at Barbes, Brooklyn (376 9th Street)
www.barbesbrooklyn.com

Lùm Tour :

August 7 Quorle, Italy

August 6 Ördögkatlan, Hungary

August 5 Ördögkatlan, Hungary

August 4 Ördögkatlan, Hungary

August 3 Ördogkatlan, Hungary

July 31 Kali-Kapocs Mindszentkalla, Hungary

July 30 Visegrad, Hungary

July 28 Magyar Kanizsa, Serbia

July 27 Maria Saal, Austria

July 25 Correns, France

July 24 Vence, France

July 23 Sausses festival, France

July 18 Correns, France

July 17 Cafe Plùm Lautrec, France

July 16 Festival Nuits atypiques, St Macaire, France

July 15 Projektor, Paris, France

July 12  ”Brooklyn Spirituals”  at the Centre Medem, Paris,
Nigunim, jewish music composed and improvised with Joey Weisenberg (vocals, guitar) and Jake Shulman-Ment (vocals, violin)

June 30 Tsibele at Barbes, Brooklyn, NY

June 18 Tsibele at Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY