Arts Listings, Jan. 15

January 15, 2014 

Mappamundi's Cabaret Warsaw project has grown to include research into the once-famous and now unknown Yiddish theater songs printed by Icik Zielonek (Itzik Zhelonek), a book and record store owner in Warsaw between the world wars.

  • Music from a lost era reclaimed

    The Yiddish Jazz Age thrived in Warsaw, Poland, between world wars – music from night clubs, kleynkunst theaters and movie houses, in the days before the the Nazis threw that world into chaos.

    A former director of the Triangle Jewish Chorale, Jan Peppler is a member of Mappamundi, an ensemble specializing in such music. In December the group issued a CD, “Cabaret Warsaw,” and they will perform in Durham this weekend.

    Klezmer music was designed to spark dancing. In the 1920s until the late 1930s, Jewish life bloomed in Poland and Europe.

    The Holocaust erased record of some Jewish songs from that era, but many survived, along with new generations keen to learn them.

    Peppler says she has unearthed rare material.

    Hear the notes of an innocent era in music, where the Modern met with Jewish folk traditions in Poland, songs to which a lost generation danced.

    When: 8 p.m. Saturday

    Where: Beth El Synagogue,1004 Watts St., Durham

    Tickets: Donations welcome

    Info: cabaretwarsaw.com/

    Correspondent Tom Hartwell

Festivals/Events

HIP MUSIC FESTIVAL

The HIP (Historically Informed Performance) Music Festival will be from Tuesday, Jan. 21, to Friday, Feb. 7, in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. mallarmemusic.org.

Music

BALDWIN AUDITORIUM

1336 Campus Drive. Jan. 17: “Three’s Company: Music for Voice, Piano Plus One.” Jan. 25: Ciompi Quartet. Jan. 26: Red Clay Saxophone Quartet. dukeperformances.duke.edu/venues/baldwin-auditorium.

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. Jan. 16: Bettye LaVette. Jan. 18: Carolina Idol talent competition. Jan. 25: “A Cappella Jam.” Feb. 5: America. Feb. 7: Travis Tritt. Feb. 9: Buddy Guy. Feb. 12: Pat Metheny, Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, Giulio Carmassi. Feb. 13: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Valerie June. Feb. 14: Jon Batiste. Feb. 15: The Wailin’ Jennys. Feb. 16: “Romantic European Riches.” Feb. 24: Brett Dennen. Feb. 28: The Mavericks. 919-560-3030, www.carolinatheatre.org.

DUKE CHAPEL

401 Chapel Drive. Jan. 26: David Arcus. 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

DUKE UNIVERSITY MUSIC DEPARTMENT

All events in the Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, and free, unless otherwise noted. Jan. 16: Alexander Technique Master Class with William Conable. Jan. 17, Biddle Music Building: “Rare Music Concert.” 919-660-3333, music.duke.edu.

DURHAM ARMORY

220 Foster St. Jan. 26: Durham Symphony Orchestra, “A Musical Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.” 919-491-6576, durhamsymphony.org.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. Jan. 31: Pixies, Cults. Feb. 8: Gov’t Mule. March 8: Celtic Woman. March 18: The Moody Blues. March 20: The Ten Tenors-On Broadway. March 24: Crosby, Stills and Nash. March 27: Zakir Hussain. April 6: Get The Led Out. May 9: Brit Floyd. June 5: Weezer. dpacnc.org.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

305 E. Main St. Jan. 19: Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus. Jan. 26: Women’s Voices Chorus, “Songs of My Sisters.” Feb. 2: Mallarmé Chamber Players, “Baroque Hipsters.”

HAYTI HERITAGE CENTER

804 Old Fayetteville St. Feb. 5: Angélique Kidjo. 919-683-1709, hayti.org.

MOTORCO MUSIC HALL

723 Rigsbee Ave. Jan. 15: The Commanders. Jan. 23: Lowland Hum, Look Homeward. Jan. 24: Django Haskins, Gary Louris. Jan. 26: Anna Rose Beck. motorcomusic.com.

PINHOOK

117 W. Main St. Jan. 29: Ras Kass, Copywrite. Jan. 31: Le1f. 919-667-1100, thepinhook.com.

SHARP NINE GALLERY

4608 Industry Lane. Jan. 18: Scott Sawyer, Dave Finucane Duo. Jan. 21: North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Feb. 8: Kate McGarry, Keith Ganz Duo. 919-486-5299, durhamjazzworkshop.org.

Receptions/Openings

BULL CITY ARTS COLLABORATIVE

401-B Foster St. Jan. 17: Peter Dugan. 6-9 p.m. 919-949-4847, bullcityarts.org.

DURHAM ARTS COUNCIL

120 Morris St. Jan. 17: “Silvia Heyden and Edith London: Together Again.” 5-7 p.m. Cynthia Aldrich, “The Still Life Reimagined.” 5-7 p.m. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.

PLEIADES GALLERY

109 E. Chapel Hill St. Jan. 17: “transFORM.” 6-9 p.m. 919-797-2706, pleiadesartdurham.com.

VEGA METALS

214 Hunt St. Saturdays: Art Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 919-688-8267, www.vegametals.com.

Theater/Dance

CAROLINA THEATRE

309 W. Morgan St. Jan. 18: “Ridin Wit’ Joe Crack.” Feb. 8: “Defending the Caveman.” March 12: Scott Simon. March 13: Jim Jefferies. March 27-30: “The Sorcerer.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 8-13: “The Wizard of Oz.” April 29-30: “American Idiot.” May 3: Carolina Ballet, “Romeo and Juliet.” May 10: Brian Regan. May 13-18: “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” May 30-June 1: “Mamma Mia!” 919-560-3030, carolinatheatre.org.

CARRACK MODERN ART

111 Parrish St. Jan. 18: “Experiments.” 919-295-0176.

DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

123 Vivian St. Jan. 21-26: “Once.” Feb. 1-2: “Tyler Perry’s Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned.” Feb. 11: “The Book of Mormon.” March. 11-16: “Evita.” March 28: Jay Leno. April 5: Chelsea Handler. May 10: Brian Regan. dpacnc.org.

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