National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents KulturfestNYC: eight days and evenings jam-packed with great plays, concert, films, and lectures to inspire and entertain you! Presented in collaboration with UJA-Federation.
The Glasshouse Ensemble is named for the Hungary’s legendary Glass House (Üvegház), the most famous among 76 safe houses established around Budapest by the Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, where thousands of Jews took refuge during the Holocaust. Glasshouse Ensemble is made up of American and Hungarian musicians led by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer Frank London of The Klezmatics. The repertoire features a selection of long forgotten songs from Central Europe’s Jewish past.
Muzsikás is a Hungarian musical group known for its soulful interpretations of the folk music of Hungary and other countries and peoples of the region. Established in 1973, Muzsikás also plays works by classical composers, especially Béla Bartók, who himself collected folk tunes. The group has recorded numerous albums and, since 1978, has toured regularly around the world.
CO-PRESENTED WITH BALASSI INSTITUTE HUNGARIAN CULTURAL CENTER, NEW YORK