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“The New York Cantors” in Concert
June 12 , 7:00 pm
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) and Capital One City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage will presentThe New York Cantors, a concert by three young Cantorial superstars. Their concert aired on PBS and has been seen by millions of viewers on over 150 channels. The Cantors lead three vibrant congregations in the New York area—Azi Schwartz at Park Avenue Synagogue, Yaakov (Yanky) Lemmer at Lincoln Square Synagogue and Netanel Hershtik at the Hamptons Synagogue.
The Cantors will be accompanied by a 16-piece orchestra, conducted by Artistic Director of The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Zalmen Mlotek. Special guests joining the show include Shulem, a young Chassidic singing star and recently signed Universal Music/Decca Gold recording artist; Grammy-winning klezmer icon Frank London, a founding member of the Klezmatics, who will perform the world premiere of his new klezmer concerto, “Freylekhs – A Klezmer Fantasy for Orchestra and Trumpet.”
Also appearing will be Andrew Kurtz, Music Director and conductor of the Gulf Coast Symphony. The emcee will be Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Chairman of the New York Board of Rabbis and co-host of “The Rabbi and the Rev,” a weekly radio program on WABC.
*Admission is free; seating is on a first-come, first served basis until capacity is reached. Doors open at 6 pm. The concert begins at 7 pm.