Big Galut(e) misses Amsterdam, where they won the Simcha Award, but they have some exciting concerts coming up. This month of February, they perform The Tale of Monish at Cornell University and the State University of New York at Oneonta. This original theatrical work, inspired by the great Yiddish writer Isaac Leib Peretz, includes klezmer, tango, and cha-cha-cha, along with narration in verse. And for these two performances, the band will be joined for the first time by a troupe of dancers.
Also in February, Big Galut(e) performs klezmer arrangements of Jewish-oriented classical works in Syracuse, and an all-out klezmer show in Albany, both in New York State.
In August Big Galut(e) will return to the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival, where they debuted last year.
For those musicians who would like to play the original music as composed by clarinetist Robin Seletsky, you can find this at http://robinseletsky.com/index.php/buy-sheet-music
Meanwhile, for all Big Galut(e)’s IJMF friends, please enjoy this video: