Live from the Gallery:
The Klezmatics Play Letters to Afar
at the Museum of the City of New York
Monday, January 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
Klezmatics will slowly make their way through the installation, playing traditional klezmer music, fused with elements of jazz, rock, gospel and other modern musical genres.
Guests are invited to wander the gallery, absorbing the Klezmatics’ unique sounds and Forgacs’ haunting re-staging of poignant family reunions and everyday life in Poland’s cities, small towns and villages in the years before the Second World War, capturing a culture on the brink.
WHEN: Monday, January 12, 7 -9 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of the City of New York
About the Museum of the City of New York
Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. Visit www.mcny.org to learn more.
About YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded in Vilna, Poland, in 1925, and relocated to New York City in 1940 with the mission to preserve, study and perpetuate knowledge of the thousand-year history and culture of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Today, YIVO’s archival and library collections are the single largest resource for such study in the world. YIVO offers cultural events and programs throughout the year, educational programs, scholarly publications, and fellowships. www.yivoinstitute.org