jewish music festival


Jewish Music Festival in San Francisco

July 11 & 18, 2010


San Francisco, CA--

SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010 12 noon – 5pm SIMCHA! 25th Jewish Music Festival Anniversary Party FREE Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco Cavort with a clarinet at the Instrument Petting Zoo, add your voice to the Instant Harmony chorus, enjoy the music and make some of your own at this community event for all ages and backgrounds. Bring family, a picnic and instruments! Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. In association with the Community Music Center and Zambaleta World Music Institute For more information: or 510-848-0237


July 11, 2010 1 and 4pm 25th Jewish Music Festival World Premiere Dan Plonsey’s Bar Mitzvah with Dandelion Dancetheater Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street, San Francisco $18 students, seniors, JCC East Bay and CJM members / $22 INCLUDES MUSEUM ADMISSION For tickets and information: or 1.800.838.3006 Winner of the prestigious United States Broad Fellow Award, fearlessly experimental Bay Area composer Dan Plonsey and award-winning choreographer Eric Kupers explore what it means to become an adult in today’s complicated world through music and dance. Co-sponsored by the East Bay Community Foundation – Fund for Artists, Zellerbach Family Foundation and W. and F. Hewlett Foundation. Presented in association with the Contemporary Jewish Museum.


July 11, 2010 12 – 6pm 25th Jewish Music Festival The Bowls Project Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Sculpture Court, entrance @ Mission & 3rd Street FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION Conceived by Jewlia Eisenberg, founder of the band Charming Hostess. The interactive sound installation is based on sex and magic in “demon bowls,” amulets common in late-antique Babylon. Musical context for project is drawn from the female body, the rich traditions of the Babylonian Jews, and other diaspora sources, both Jewish and African. Presented in association with New Frequencies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. For more information:


SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010 8pm Finale: 25th Jewish Music Festival Watcha Clan with Charming Hostess Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Forum $20 students, seniors, YBCA and JCC East Bay members / $25 general Tickets: 1-415-978-2787 or Nomadic genre bending music fronted by the charismatic Sistah K, with Berber, Algerian, Sephardi, Ashkenazi and French influences direct from Marseilles, France. “... controlled chaos in action” – NPR. With a Bay Area band founded by Jewlia Eisenberg, renowned for its eerie harmony, hot rhythm and radical braininess. “... a dazzling diverse palette of influences drawn from the Jewish and African diasporas, with Andalusian cadences and Pygmy polyphony...” - SF Chronicle. Co-sponsored by Gaia Fund. Presented in association with New Frequencies, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.