Public Concerts

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Maxwell Street's performance schedule for most of 2020 has been postponed or cancelled.  More concerts will be added to this calendar as they are rescheduled.

Sunday August 23, 5:00-6:00 PM

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, Blue Skies Concert Series

Full band outdoor concert 

Sheridan Music Studio, 1532 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL

Tickets available for limited seating or as livestream for subscribers to the series.

For a subscription giving you access to 12 concerts: click here.

Thursday October 15, 12:00 Noon-1:00 PM

"Chamber Klezmer" Concert, Maxwell Street Klezmer Band featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman, Blue Skies Concert Series

Sheridan Music Studio- Chicago, 410 South Michigan Avenue- Suite 908, Chicago, IL 

Tickets available for limited seating or as livestream for subscribers to the series.

For a subscription giving you access to 12 concerts: click here.

Friday, November 8, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

The Junior Klezmer Orchestra at Skokie Theatre

(Rescheduled from 4/26/20)

Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie

The Junior Klezmer Orchestra’s accomplished Middle and High School musicians have devoted themselves to mastering the art of Klezmer.  

Klezmer and Yiddish music are joyous expressions of Jewish heritage from Eastern Europe in the days of the shtetl. The Fiddler on the Roof--he was a klezmer! They perform for music festivals, libraries, museums and senior residences in the Chicagoland area, and were featured guest artist on WFMT’s “Introductions” in 2010.  With selections like Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn and other classics, the Junior Klezmer Orchestra presents a program of upbeat and soulful music with skill, talent and infectious enthusiasm. 

Sunday, January 10, 2021, 3:00 PM

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman and Etel Melamed

(Rescheduled from 3/22/20)

 

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

111 W Campbell St,
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band infuses Yiddish favorites like "Rumania" and "Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn"with zest and humor, delighting audiences of all ages. The Junior Klezmer Orchestra will open the show with youthful energy.

Tickets: $30. Reservations recommended. 

For box office, call (847) 577-2121.

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM 

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

(Rescheduled from 6/7/20)

 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, The Junior Klezmer Orchestra, and The All-City Congregational Klezmer Band

Details to be announced.

Saturday April 17, 2021 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Pre-concert talk by Lori Lippitz: 6:30 PM

Classic Klezmer: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band in Green Bay

 

The Classical Series, Brown County Civic Music Association 


Greenbay, WI: Location TBD.


A classic tradition! Embodying the colorful spirit of immigrant America, this Midwest-based group spotlights the widely influential classical music of Jewish tradition. They’ve played at Carnegie Hall and toured Europe, collaborated with The Lyric Opera and Chicago Sinfonietta, and brought irresistible musicality and cultural outreach to audiences across the nation

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Postponed or Cancelled due to COVID-19

Replacement Dates TBA

Postponed: New Date TBD

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1:30 PM

Polish Center of Wisconsin

 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

 

Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 South 68th Street, Franklin, WI 

 

Postponed: New Date TBD

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3:00 PM

Under the Olive Tree: Songs and Tales of the Mideast, Featuring Cantor Pavel Roytman, Cantor Brian Shamash, Leah Shoshanah, with The Salaam-Shalom Music Project

3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL

Cancelled

Sunday, May 17, 2020, Time TBD

Skokie Festival of Cultures

 

Junior Klezmer Orchestra

Oakton Park (outdoor stage)

4701 Oakton, Skokie

Open to the public

Cancelled

Thursday, June 18, 2020, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

​YIVO Summer Concert Series

 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim

1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL

Free and open to the public

Cancelled

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10:00 AM

Independence Day Parade 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

 

City of Highland Park

The parade route starts at the same location at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and St. Johns Avenue, proceeding on St. Johns to Elm Place, west on Elm Place, immediate south on First Street, west along Central Avenue, ending at Sunset Woods Park. 

Cancelled

Saturday, July 4, 2020, 12:00 Noon

​Independence Day Parade 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

Village of Skokie

The Parade steps off at Oakton Community College at 12 Noon! Reviewing Stand is located at Oakton Park at the corner of Oakton St & Skokie Blvd.

Cancelled

Sunday, August 2, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

​Sunday Sundown Series

 

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

 

Devonshire Park, Skokie

Open to the public (outdoors)

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