Tonight on Eldridge Street: Music Rescued From Romanian Synagogue
Two years ago musician and composer Yale Strom found himself at the doorstep of the abandoned 1871 synagogue of Carei. In the second floor women's balcony he found a treasure: a cantor's music book containing 250 melodies notated by hand. Strom went to work creating a performance based on the msuic he uncovered that day. Tonight is the debut performance at the Museum on Eldridge Street. It's called "In Memory Of," a dedication to the Jews who perished during the Holocaust. The Mike Block Quartet will accompany Strom. The extraordinary story is detailed in The Jewish Week. The performance takes place at 7pm/$15. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Museum on Eldridge Street's web site.