Public Concerts

Sunday, June 7, 2020, 4:00 PM 

Greater Chicago Jewish Festival (Virtual Festival Online)

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

On June 7, 2020 at 4:00 we will share 40 Years of the Festival. A virtual Greater Chicago Jewish Festival with great performances from the past 20 Festivals! AND new performances from David Broza and other acts that were planned for this year. Go to on June 7 at 4:00 PM and click on the Virtual Festival button. 

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. 

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.

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

​Sunday Sundown Series

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

We are hopeful that this will be Maxwell Street's first public performance of 2020!  Please pencil it into your calendar.


Devonshire Park, Skokie

Open to the public (outdoors)

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)


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.

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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 22, 2020, 7:30 - 9:30 PM

The Classical Series, Brown County Civic Music Association


Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

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

Pre-concert talk by Lori Lippitz at 6:30 PM. Concert 7:30 - 9:30 PM.

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


Sunday, May 17, 2020, Time TBD

Skokie Festival of Cultures


Junior Klezmer Orchestra

Oakton Park (outdoor stage)

4701 Oakton, Skokie

Open to the public


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

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Klezmer Music Foundation

(847) 675-4800

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