Boston Festival of New Jewish Music
Tsvey Brider + Baymele
The Boston Festival of New Jewish Music is a free monthly concert series presenting original music drawing from the Jewish cultural experience and highlights the best in Jewish-influenced music by composers and performers who live right here in our own backyard.
Season 1. Concert 10: Tsvey Brider + Baymele
For the past five years, vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and accordionist Dmitri Gaskin have been entertaining audiences internationally as the duo Tsvey Brider, performing their original and stylistically diverse settings of 20th century Yiddish modernist poetry. These songs, now reimagined through Gaskin’s arrangements for voice and string ensemble with Matthew Stein (fiddle) and Misha Khalikulov (cello) of the klezmer band Baymele, bring a whole new world of sound, texture and color to the work of Tsvey Brider.
Diverse idioms, styles and periods contrast and combine in Tsvey Brider, creating contemporary and unique interpretations of music in the Yiddish language. Winners of Mexico City’s Concurso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Yidisher Idol), the members of Tsvey Brider have performed and recorded with such noted artists as Anthony Coleman, Daniel Kahn, Michael Winograd, Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi and Veretski Pass. Anthony Russell is a vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in Yiddish art and folk song. His work in Jewish music has brought him to Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, New York, Tel Aviv, Mexico City, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow and London. He lives in Massachusetts. Dmitri Gaskin is an accomplished accordionist, pianist, composer and arranger specializing in klezmer and Romanian folk music. Winner of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for a contemporary classical composition, Dmitri also formed Harmonikos, a performing collective of young composers and musicians. He lives in California with his three accordions.
San Francisco Bay Area klezmer trio Baymele brings together Matthew Stein (fiddle), Misha Khalikulov (cello), and Dmitri Gaskin (accordion) in a deep exploration and celebration of Jewish folk music from Romania and Poland.
The Boston Festival of New Jewish Music
The Boston Festival of New Jewish Music is a free monthly concert series presenting original music drawing from the Jewish cultural experience. Hosted by BackRoom at The Boston Synagogue, co-presented by JArts, and live-streaming everywhere, the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music highlights the best in Jewish-influenced music by composers and performers who live right here in our own backyard.View Series