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June 11 | The Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus: "Chutzpah! Yiddish Songs of Defiance"

Binyumen Schaechter, conductor | Seth Weinstein, pianist

Fueled by optimism, faith, and pride, the Jewish nation has prevailed, resilient in the face of hatred and oppression. The program will feature Yiddish anthems, theatre songs, a liturgical setting, a children's song, and selections from a choral tone poem of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising -- all in some way rallying for solidarity or declaring the need for freedom.

When Sunday, June 11, 1 p.m.
Where Merkin Concert Hall
129 West 67th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $54 reserved seating: Purchase tickets
$40 per ticket for groups of 10: Reserve at (212) 501-3330
More Yiddish Philharmonic Chorus site
Kaufman Music Center site

June 15 | Otto Walberg at Don't Tell Mama

Starring Otto Walberg | Directed by Mark Nadler | Seth Weinstein, pianist

An encore performance after last month's sold-out show! Making his long-awaited cabaret debut, Otto Walberg has assembled an evening of songs that range from well-known standards to lesser-known gems by such songwriters as the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, Stephen Sondheim, and Marshall Barer, incorporating stories from New York, Louisiana, and Mr. Walberg's childhood home in rural Oregon.

When Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m. (seating starts at 6:15 p.m.)
Where Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $20 cover; a $20 food-and-drink minimum including two drinks applies (cash only)
More Don't Tell Mama site

July 12 | Iolanthe, or Peer Pressure with Light Opera of New York

Staging by Carol Davis and Lesley Berry | Musical direction by Seth Weinstein

What happens when a small operetta company is between stage directors and the musical director finds Gilbert & Sullivan stuffy and has allowed the performers to impose their own musical styles on the score? You get a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll...a little bit barbershop, a little bit girl group...and yes, some real G&S. And a whole lot of LOONY fun!

When Wednesday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where Houghton Hall Arts Community
22 East 30th Street, New York City
(Directions via Google Maps)
Tickets $40 general admission: Purchase tickets
More Light Opera of New York site

The Abecedarian Walks | Updates on Twitter and Instagram

I'm halfway through my endeavor to walk the perimeters of 26 islands, starting with each letter of the alphabet.

Recent walks:
Kangaroo Island & Singapore (Abecedarian Walks #12 & #13, February-March 2023)
Vieques (Abecedarian Walk #11, November 2022)
Hiiumaa (Abecedarian Walk #10, June-July 2022)
Isle of Wight (Abecedarian Walk #9, May 2022)
Bonaire (Abecedarian Walk #8, February 2022)
Tenerife (Abecedarian Walk #7, January 2022)
Curaçao (Abecedarian Walk #6, November 2021)
Malta & Gozo (Abecedarian Walks #4 and #5, August 2021)
Oahu (Abecedarian Walk #3, May 2021)
Zanzibar (Abecedarian Walk #2, February-March 2021)
Aruba (Abecedarian Walk #1, December 2020 to January 2021)

Diners of New Jersey Walk (October 2020)
NYC-Boston Walk (August-September 2020)

The Train to That Thing in the Desert (by train, mostly, from the 2022 Scrabble Players Championship in Baltimore to Burning Man in the Nevada desert)