Festival Events

TARARAM

Thursday, November 2, 7:30 PM

Tararam’s thrilling blend of rhythms, percussive music, and choreography have earned them a worldwide reputation as “Israel’s Stomp.”

Sponsored by the Arthur Tracy ‘The Street Singer’ Endowment Fund.

SHABBAT IN SONG

Friday, November 3
Saturday, November 4

Join local congregations for Shabbat in Song. This community-wide celebration of Shabbat and music highlights musical services and events around the Greater Washington area.

HOURS OF FREEDOM

Saturday, November 4, 8:00 PM

Hours of Freedom: The Story of the Terezín Composer showcases music by 15 composers imprisoned in the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

Sponsored by The Defiant Requiem Foundation.

JOURNEY WITH MY JEWISHNESS

Sunday, November 5, 12:30 PM

A powerful and compelling program following renowned cellist Amit Peled’s personal, musical, and spiritual journey. Peled explores the desire to balance tradition, identity, and self-expression.

FLUTIST MAIS HRIESH & VIOLINIST TAL FIRST

Postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Two of the top musicians from the Polyphony Foundation perform and join in conversation. Sponsored by the Greater Washington Forum on Israeli Arab Issues.

BIMAH TO BROADWAY TO BELTWAY

Sunday, November 5, 7:30 PM

Three leading female cantors in the area perform a soulful medley of songs.

Sponsored by Melanie and Larry Nussdorf.

MUSIC OVER THE WALL

Monday, November 6, 7:30 PM

Levine Music faculty commemorate Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, a work of faith born in the midst of war, famine, and genocide.

Co-sponsored by Levine Music.

MUSICIANS SOLIDARITY & RESISTANCE

Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 PM

Explore the rich repertoire of Soviet composers with an evening of chamber music presented by Levine Music.

Co-sponsored by Levine Music.

YASMIN LEVY & THE KLEZMATICS

Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 PM

Two wellsprings of Jewish music come together in one amazing evening!

Presented in partnership with Strathmore.

CONTRA PONTE PROJECT & KLEZMER WITH BACON

Wednesday, November 8, 7:30 PM

Kibel and Bacon premiere a new Hip Hop-Klezmer project, and Simone Baron plays Jewish-Brazilian-Jazz fusion.

ANDY STATMAN TRIO
& ANDY’S RAMBLE BLUEGRASS QUARTET

Thursday, November 9, 7:30 PM

Andy Statman performs a two-set show of Jewish music and bluegrass.

SHABBAT IN SONG

Friday, November 10
Saturday, November 11

Join local congregations for Shabbat in Song, a community-wide celebration of Shabbat.

TAKING LEONARD DOWNTOWN

Saturday, November 11, 7:00 PM

Levine Music presents a traditional jazz organ combo performing the works of Leonard  Bernstein.

Presented in partnership with Levine Music.

BUCHBINDER & BARON: WORLD PREMIERE

Saturday, November 11, 7:30 PM

WJMF Master Artist David Buchbinder and Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron unite for a newly commissioned work pulling from cartoon music, Bartók, and Cuban influences.

BINA AND CHAMBER MUSIC: A DIALOGUE

Sunday, November 12, 1:00 PM

WJMF Artist-in-Residence Simone Baron presents a selection of chamber music works by women composers interspersed with eccentric arrangements of madrigals by Italian-Jewish composers.

HUMORESQUE

Sunday, November 12, 4:00 PM

An incredibly rare screening of this 1920 original, presented with live musical accompaniment by acclaimed pianist and composer Gabriel Thibaudeau.

Presented in partnership with AFI Silver Theatre.

NOMADICA

Sunday, November 12, 7:30 PM

Nomadica re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful, and righteously celebratory music of Arabs, Roma, and Jews.