Composer/pianist/conductor, especially of Yiddish music and American musical theater; also lecturer (In English and Yiddish) on Yiddish music, Yiddish theatre, Ashkenazic family names, the Yiddish language, and growing up speaking Yiddish in modern-day America.
Sessionstitel: Ashkenazic Family Names: What Our Names Mean, and What ‘What It Means” About Our Families
Presentatör(er): Binyumen Shaechter
Sessionsbeskrivning: What does your family name say about your family’s history? Find out about your ancestors from 200 years ago, when they took a family name: what kind of work they did, what their first names were, what they looked like or behaved like, what their socio-economic status was, and where you came from, in this illuminating session on the etymology of Jewish patronymics.
Sessionstitel: Binyumen Schaechter
Presentatör(er): How to sing in Yiddisch so that it sounds like Yiddisch
Sessionsbeskrivning: If you want to sing Yiddish, this workshop will teach you correct Yiddish pronunciation, transliteration and dialects. We will sample some famous Yiddish songs to try out that correct pronunciation.
Spår: Jiddisch, Kultur
Sessionstitel: The House on Bainbridge Avenue: Growing Up Speaking Yiddish in Modern Day America.
Presentatör(er): Binyumen Schaechter
Sessionsbeskrivning: Hear reminiscences of a young native Yiddish speaker – a son of a renowned Yiddish scholar, a nephew of a renowned Yiddish poet and songwriter, and brother of a renowned Yiddish journalist – who will reveal how he came to represent a true minority.