|YUVAL WALDMAN, MUSIC DIRECTOR
This was the first concert in a new series devoted to rarely heard masterworks from the Sidney Krum Jewish Music and Yiddish Theater Memorial Collections at YIVO, performed by gifted young artists from The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music and other premier conservatories in the metropolitan New York area. The inaugural concert featured works by Sergei Prokofiev (Overture on Hebrew Themes), Ernest Bloch (“Nigun” from his Baal Shem Suite), Joachim Stutchewsky (Kinah), Leo Zeitlin (Reb Nakhman’s Nigun) and Joel Engel (The Dibbuk Suite for solo piano).
ABOUT SIDNEY KRUM
The Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series and the Sidney Krum Jewish Music and Yiddish Theater Collections at YIVO are made possible by a generous gift from the Estate of Mr. Krum, who came to the United States as a child from the Polish town of Anatolia and learned Yiddish folk songs from his mother. He was a lawyer but spent the bulk of his career as a teacher in the New York City public schools. Throughout his life, he remained dedicated to his Jewish heritage, particularly its music, and to the education of the young people of New York.