Zalmen Mlotek: 100 Years of Yiddish Theater Music

On March 5, Zalmen Mlotek, the Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene, will perform at George Washington University in Washington, DC:

Zalmen Mlotek takes us on a journey from the origins of Yiddish theater in the wine cellars of Rumania to contemporary film music. Along the way you’ll hear operetta arias, humorous vaudeville ballads, backstage renditions of Fiddler on the Roof, klezmer music, a Yiddish-English version of Gilbert and Sullivan and more. As Mlotek seamlessly transforms Yiddish melodies into popular jazz numbers, prepare to learn new and amazing things about the songs you know and love.

With special guest artist Cantor Arianne Brown from Congregation Adas Israel.

Click here for more information from the DC Jewish Community Center.