Good friend of the Idelsohn Society, Grammy Award winning Arturo O’Farrill, and his Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, have put together a concert experience that explores the relationship between the Latino and Jewish communities. Presented at Symphony Space in NYC, “Falafel, Freilach and Frijoles: From Mambo to Borscht” is loosely based on Idelsohn re-releases Bagels & Bongos by Irving Fields and Mazeltov, Mis Amigos.
The evening will cast Jewish and Yiddish classics in Afro Latin big band versions, and set Latin classics in traditional Klezmer settings. The Orchestra will feature original music and performances by guest artist trumpeter/slide trumpeter, composer Steven Bernstein, and that of ALJO member trombonist/composer, Israeli-born Rafi Malkiel. “El Judio Maravilloso” Larry Harlow will be featured with the Orchestra performing classic Yiddish and Latin jazz compositions.
The concert is November 3 and there will be a pre-concert discussion on November 2nd. Click here for more details and ticketing information.