So Called Sings Yiddish with Strings in Concert
Tickets: $10.00 - member benefits apply
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Socalled, “the mad wizard of progressive Yiddish music”, goes back to his roots on his ground-breaking, heartbreaking program "Socalled Sings Yiddish with Strings". Featuring the Warhol Dervish ensemble, the program presents songs from the Yiddish Theatre, Hassidic melodies, Klezmer, folksong, songs from the Holocaust, from Israel, and even some original new songs.
Through song, so much history and culture can be exposed and given new life. The quartet arrangements give the music the harmonic respect it deserves, an integral and often overlooked element in presenting this material.
The program is funny, sad, beautiful, and dark with a diverse range of styles, colours, keys, modes and moods. The Yiddish revival is over, it’s the Yiddish era again; so let’s dig deep, let’s celebrate and explore the riches of this extraordinary culture.
Socalled - aka Josh Dolgin - piano, voice
The Warhol Dervish:
Pemi Paul - viola
John Corban - violin
Chloé Chabanole - violin
Jean-Christophe Lizotte - cello
Recorded live at La Petite Maison des Arts, Montreal. December 2020.