Miryem-Khaye Seigel is a Yiddish singer, songwriter, actor, and researcher in Yiddish culture. A fluent Yiddish speaker, she is one of just a few younger people currently creating new work in the language. She has performed, lectured and taught throughout North America, Australia, and Poland. She is an original member of the Folksbiene Troupe (National Yiddish Theater-Folksbiene). Her research project “The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish Theater” received the Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellowship at YIVO. Miryem-Khaye is recording her first Yiddish album, to be released in 2014. Visit: http://
The Dave Levitt Klezmer Trio presents authentic interpretations of Eastern European Klezmer music. They perform dance, popular and concert music stemming from Poland, Russia, Hungary, Roumania, as well as Yiddish Theater favorites. Tying in history and language, the trio consists of accordion, clarinet, and trombone and invites audiences to sing and move with the group’s dialogues and conversations in music.
Dave Levitt is a fourth generation Klezmer musician and is known as a leading authority on this music as well as its history. Mr. Levitt has performed and lectured at the National Yiddish Book Center, Eldridge St. Museum and Synagogue, Center for Jewish History among many others. He wrote the text for the Levitt family exhibit which is on permanent display at the Yiddish Book Center in S. Amherst, Massachusetts.
The Trio will play separately and accompany Ms. Seigel.