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Mar 30 Wed
7:00pm
Free

Yiddish Song Workshop with Anthony Russell

Anthony Russell teaches and sings Yiddish songs
masterclasses
Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center Watch Livestream

Twelve years after making his professional operatic debut in the world premiere of Philip Glass's Appomattox with the San Francisco Opera Company, Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell is now a vocalist, composer and arranger specializing in Yiddish song. Join him for this free workshop.

Anthony's work in traditional Ashkenazi Jewish musical forms led to a musical exploration of his own roots through the research, arrangement and performance of a hundred years of African American roots music, resulting in the album Convergence (2018), a collaboration with klezmer consort Veretski Pass exploring the sounds of one hundred years of African American and Ashkenazi Jewish music.

In 2017, Anthony teamed up with accordionist and pianist Dmitri Gaskin to win the Concorso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Idisher Idol) in Mexico City, eventually forming a duo, Tsvey Brider (“Two Brothers”), for the composition and performance of new songs in the Yiddish language. Over the past two years, Tsvey Brider has been featured in Berlin’s Radical Jewish Culture Festival, toured Poland and performed for culture and music festivals all over the United States.

Anthony's work in Jewish music has brought him to stages in Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Miami, New York, Tel Aviv, London, Berlin, Warsaw and Krakow, Symphony Space in New York City and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as Limmud Fests across the United States and Europe.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with additional generous support from the David Vickter Foundation.

Like most of Lowell Milken Center’s music programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

ATTENDANCE / ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Masks must be worn at all times, properly covering nose and mouth
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING + VALID PHOTO ID:
Proof of full vaccination against COVID 19 – This means two weeks since the final dose of the vaccine
-OR-
Proof of Negative COVID test no older than 72hrs
This test result must include: First & Last Name, Date of sample collection, Negative result
WHILE INSIDE THE VENUE:
Masks required to be worn at all times regardless of vaccination status
No Food or Drink allowed in the building.

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Ticketing

This event is FREE! Let us know you’ll be coming by RSVP. Early arrival is recommended.

PARKING

Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.

ACCESSIBILITY

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.

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FOOD & DRINK

Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

Acknowledgment

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.