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Klezmer Nutcracker Concert for Hanukah

Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA

Worcester Art Museum partners with the JCC and the Jewish Federation of Central MA to host this full-day program that celebrates Hanukkah with activities for all ages. Shirim performs a concert featuring the Klezmer Nutcracker at 2:00 and the full celebration is from 10-4 and includes live cooking demonstrations of latke making, story times in collaboration with PJ Library, art activities, and discussions about the traditions and history of Hanukkah.

Cost: Free!


Shirim Klezmer Orchestra

Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Rd, newburyport MA 01950

Dear Friends,

Shirim is performing Aug. 20, 2:00pm, at Maudslay Arts Center in Newburyport, a beautiful outdoor space at Maudslay State Park, with an indoor space in case of rain. Tickets and info: Address: Maudslay Arts Center, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport MA 01950

We are especially excited to be working in our new Yiddish vocal tunes and arrangements with vocalist Anneke Reich. Also featured are our regulars, Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Michael McLaughlin, accordion; Jim Gray, tuba; Eric Rosenthal, drums; and trombonist Clayton DeWalt.

This is the band's 35th anniversary this year, and Maudslay Arts Center's 25th Anniversary, so lots to celebrate!

Best, Glenn

Klezmer Nutcracker Holiday Concert

Club Passim, 36 Church St., Cambridge, MA

Shirim is performing its Klezmer Nutcracker Holiday Concert at Club Passim in Harvard Square on Sunday, Dec. 4, 3:00pm! Club Passim is at 47 Palmer St., the Ticketing Phone is 617-492-7679. The Klezmer Nutcracker is our take on Tchaikovsky's Hanukah ballet suite, and we will also perform some other holiday classics, like our "Search for the Golden Dreydl," which probably the greatest dreydl tune ever. Don't miss it! Tickets on line at:

Debuting with the band is vocalist Anneke Reich, performing in Yiddish, along with our normal crew Glenn Dickson, clarinet; Michael McLaughlin, piano and accordion; Jim Gray, tuba; Eric Rosenthal; and guest Clayton DeWalt on trombone.

For you holiday shopping pleasure, most of our CDs are available at CD Baby including the Klezmer Nutcracker, Pincus and the Pig (with Maurice Sendak), Mayse, Naftule's Dream. Our first CD, "Of Angels and Horseradish," has recently been reprinted with its original packaging and is available there for the first time in quite a while.

If you have friends in or around Milford, PA, we will be performing the same concert there on Dec. 10!

Hope to see you soon, Glenn


Shirim Klezmer Orchestra

Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street , Brookline, MA 02446

Shirim will perform the klezmer music of Tchaikovsky and others at a fundraiser for the temple music programs!


Shirim Klezmer Orchestra

Temple Shir Tikva, 141 Boston Post Rd., Wayland, Massachusetts

Shirim plays a new program "The Russians are Coming!" Featured will the klezmer music of the great Russian composers: Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and others!