OCL to host Klezmer concerts Nov. 21st

MANCHESTER  – The Greg Wall Klezmerfest will  perform “Wall-To-Wall Klezmerat three branches of the Ocean County Library Thursday Nov. 21.

 

        12 noon at the Little Egg Harbor branch, 290 Mathistown Road in  Little Egg Harbor Township. Please register for this performance by calling (609) 294-1197 or online at the Ocean County Library website, www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

         4 pm at the Manchester branch, 21 Colonial Drive in Manchester Township. There is no registration for this performance. For more information or to obtain directions call (732) 657-7600 or visit the Ocean      County Library’s website.

         7 pm at the Jackson branch, 2 Jackson Drive in Jackson Township. Please register for this performance by calling (732) 928-4400 or online at the Ocean County Library website, www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

Through this high-spirited celebration of Jewish folk music, the history of Klezmer and the European stetl environment from which it sprang will be shared. Also as part of the show, each musician will talk informally about his own family’s ethnic roots and emigration. The audience will learn some Yiddish vocabulary, join in with the klezmorim (musicians), and even help enact a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. The interactive concert is open to all ages, free of charge.

This program is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of an OceanFirst Foundation Arts and Cultural Grant and with funding from the Ocean County Library Foundation and the Ocean County Library.

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