Touring Highlights

2018

  • December 9: Winter Wonderland Hanukkah Family Concert at Chicago Botanic Garden

  • August 16: Summer Concert at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El (featuring Cantor Ben Tisser)

  • Fourth of July Parade Highland  Park, IL

  • Village of Skokie Fourth of July Parade

  • June 19: YIVO Summer Concert Series (Skokie, IL)

  • June 10: Greater Chicago Jewish Festival

2017

  • February 20: NPR Station WBEZ, “Worldview”
    Salaam-Shalom Music Project
    Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • February 26: “Music at Moser” Performing Arts Series
    University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL

  • March 19: Concert at the International Convention of the Federation of Cantors
    Westmont, IL

  • May 21: Junior Klezmer Orchestra at the Skokie Festival of Cultures
    Skokie, IL

  • April 23: Salaam-Shalom Music Project Concert
    SPACE, Evanston, IL

  • May 13: “Second Saturday” Concert
    Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, Racine, WI

  • June 4: "History, Klezmer and Horas! The Journey of Jewish Music from Europe to America" Fundraising Concert for Kol Hadash Congregation, Highland Park, IL

  • June 6: YIVO Summer Concert Series
    Northbrook, IL

  • June 12: Concert, Jewish Federation of Peoria, Peoria, IL

  • July 4: Independence Day Parades, Highland Park and Skokie, IL

  • July 16: Evanston World Arts and Music Festival, Evanston, IL

  • August 13: Sunday Sundown Concert Series, Skokie, IL

  • August 20: Outdoor Concert Series, Historic Long Grove Days
    Towner Green, Long Grove, IL

  • October 22: Klezmer String Master Class and Concert
    Seman’s Violins, Skokie, IL

  • October 28: Salaam-Shalom Music Project Concert
    Congregation Etz Chaim, Lombard, IL

  • November 11: “Wintertanz” Jewish Dance Party
    Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, Wilmette, IL

  • November 18: Salaam-Shalom Music Project Concert, Gassel Concert Series 
    Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Evanston, IL

  • December 17: “Winter Wonderland Express” Annual Hanukkah Concerts
    The Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

2016

  • Awards: 2016 Skokie Artist of the Year Award

  • February 28: European Klezmer Cabaret (Russian Community Concert)
    Des Plaines Prairie Theater, Des Plaines, IL

  • March 20: Maxwell Street and the Junior Klezmer Orchestra
    Skokie Theatre, Skokie, IL

  • April 21: “Quarterly Inter-Religious Celebration:” DePaul Interfaith
    Salaam-Shalom Music Project Concert
    DePaul University, Chicago, IL

  • May 22: Concert at City Winery, Chicago, IL

  • June 5: Greater Chicago Jewish Festival Main Stage, Chicago, IL

  • June 8: Wednesdays on the Green, Outdoor Concert
    Skokie Chamber of Commerce, Skokie, IL

  • July 31: Sunday Sundown Concert Series, Skokie, IL

  • August 9: YIVO Summer Concert Series, Highland Park, IL

  • August 24, Music in the Square Summer Concerts
    Woodstock Opera House, Woodstock, IL

  • October 23. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts 20th Anniversary Celebration. Skokie, IL

  • November 16: Maxwell Street Klezmer Band in “The Whole Megillah: The Story of the Yiddish Theater”
    Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

  • November 27: Hanukkah with Rabbi Joe Black and the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band 
    Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL

  • November 30: “Harmony in the Holy Land” All-Day Seminar and Concert on Middle Eastern Music presented by the Salaam-Shalom Music Project
    University of Wisconsin-Parkside, WI

  • December 16 “Wintertanz” Jewish Dance Party, Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah, Wilmette, IL

  • December 17: Live Broadcast, WFMT/FM, “Folkstage,” The Midnight Special
    Annual Hanukkah Program, Chicago, IL

  • December 29: “Winter Wonderland Express” Annual Hanukkah Concerts
    The Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

2015

  • Florida Tour Jacksonville and Palm Harbor.  Charles Troy's "The Whole Megillah: the Story of Yiddish Theater" 

  • Chicago Lyric Opera "The Property"

  • City of Highland Park Independence Day Parade

  • Village of Skokie Independence Day Parade

  • Skokie Festival of Cultures

  • Skokie Village on the Green Concert

  • Benefit for WTTW Public Television

  • University of Wisconsin Parkside concerts and workshops

  • Metropolis Performing Art Center Arlington Heights, IL

  • 70th anniversary commemoration of the Liberation of the concentration camps

2014

  • Celtic Arts Celebration Siamsa Na Ngael “If it Wasn’t for the Irish and the Jews, Symphony Center, Chicago, IL;

  • Tulsa Children's Museum Family Concert Series, Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK;

  • Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL

  • Greater Chicago Jewish Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

  • Evanston In-School Music Association, Evanston, IL

  • Yiddish Festival of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI 

  • "The Whole Megillah: The Story of Yiddish Theater", Temple Beth El, South Bend, IN

  • Summer Concert Series, Mandelein, IL

  • Acorn Theater, Three Oaks, MI

  • Wednesday on the Green Series, Skokie, IL

  • Highland Park Parade, Highland Park IL

  • Addison Public Library, Addison, IL

  • WGN Newa Broadcast 

  • Common Grounds, Chicago, IL

  • Ethical Humanist Society, Park, Ridge, IL

  • Chicago Botanic Garden Hanukkah Concert, Glencoe, IL

2013

  • Klezmer Festival, Louisville, KY;

  • Maxwell Street Klezmer Band 30th Anniversary Concert, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago;

  • Art Institute of Chicago Exhibit Opening;

  • Presidential Inaugural Ball, Evanston, IL;

  • "Chicago Reflections," Northwestern University, Pick-Staiger Hall;

  • Performance of "American Klezmer," Evanston, IL;

  • City Winery Monthly Klezmer Brunch, Chicago;

  • Loyola Academy High School "Diversity Week";

  • Arlington Heights Library;

  • "Yiddishfest" Milwaukee, WI;

  • Concert Honoring Rabbi, Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, Milwaukee, WI;

  • Concert Series to Honor Rabbi, Beth Hillel, Wilmette, IL;

  • Wednesdays on the Green, Skokie, IL;

  • Port Clinton Concert Series, Highland Park, IL;

  • Independence Day Parade, Highland Park, IL;

  • Salaam-Shalom Music Project, at Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement, Chicago;

  • Concert for YIVO, Homewood, IL;

  • WBEZ (NPR) 30th Anniversary concert  click here

  • 30th Reunion Concerts at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, IL;

  • "Winter Wonderland" Hanukkah Concert, Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL.

2012

  • Art Institute Wreathing of the Lions, Chicago;

  • Toronto, Canada; Olny Illinois Public Schools;

  • Independence Day Parade, Highland Park, IL;

  • Fox Point, WI;

  • Jacksonville, FL;

  • Peltz Center for Jewish Life, Mequon, WI;

  • Chicago History Museum;

  • Chicago Botanic Garden "Winter Wonderland" Hanukkah Concert.

2011

  • Temple Emanuel, Denver, CO;

  • Independence Day Parade, Highland Park, IL;

  • Lutheran School of Theology (Salaam-Shalom Music Project);

  • Chicago Botanic Garden "Winter Wonderland" Hanukkah Concert;

  • 10th Anniversary of Atrium Theater at Christian Heritage Academy, Northfield, IL;

  • Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL;

  • Maurice Sendak Exhibit at Highland Park and Oak Park Libraries, IL;

  • Peltz Center for Jewish Life, Mequon, WI.

2010

  • Kansas City, MO Festival;

  • Purdue University, Notre Dame, IN;

  • Independence Day Parade, Highland Park, IL;

  • Art Institute of Chicago Holiday Concert;

  • Peltz Center for Jewish Life, Mequon, WI;

  • WFMT's "Introductions" Broadcast with the Junior Klezmer Orchestra.

2009

  • Munich, Germany;

  • Lithuania;

  • Reno, NV;

  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Champaign-Urbana, IL;

  • Peoria, IL;

  • Art Institute of Chicago;

  • City of Highland Park Independence Day Parade;

  • WFMT/FM's "Folk Stage" Hanukkah Broadcast;

  • Hanukkah Concert, Albuquerque, NM.

2008

  • Maxwell Street 25th Anniversary Concert Series: Folk Stage Live Radio Concert (WFMT/FM, Midnight Special) and Performance at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL;

  • WTTW's Chicago Tonight;

  • WBEZ Chicago Public Radio;

  • Record Release Party: "Eight Nights of Joy" with Rabbi Joe Black, Westfield Old Orchard Barnes and Noble;

  • Skokie Theatre, Skokie, IL;

  • Anne Frank Exhibit, Ela Area Public Library, Lake Zurich, IL;

  • Concert for Holocaust Education Foundation National Conference Benefit;

  • Timothy Christian High School, Elmhurst, IL;

  • Opera House of Sandwich, Sandwich, IL;

  • Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Chicago, IL;

  • July 4th Parades, Highland Park and Evanston, IL;

  • Summer Concerts: Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Long Grove, Schaumburg, Evanston, Oak Brook;

  • Illinois State University, Normal, IL;

  • Two Rivers, WI;

  • Chicago Summerdance;

  • Reno Concerts, Reno, NV (2009)

2007

  • Furth Klezmer Festival, Furth, Germany; 

  • Temple Sinai, North Miami Beach, FL

  • River Music Experience Concert: Jewish Federation of Quad Cities, Davenport, IA

  • Concert for Israel Independence Day, Daley Plaza, Chicago, IL

  • Concert: Schaumburg Township District Library, Town Square, Schaumburg, IL

  • Evanston Fourth of July Concert, Evanston, IL

  • Summer Concert: Skokie Park District, Devonshire Park, Skokie, IL

  • Waterfront Celebration, Ethnic Stage, Rockford, IL

  • Concert: Eaton Chapel, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

  • Concert: Adlai Stevenson Community Foundation Concert Series, Lincolnshire, IL

  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library, IL

  • Annual Concert, Skokie Central Synagogue, Skokie, IL

  • Arts & Ideas Concert Series, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

  • Winter Wonderland (Hanukkah) Concert, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

  • Spertus Gala Opening, Chicago

  • Art Institute of Chicago, Wreathing of the Lions

2006

  • Genesis at the Crossroads Concert, Francis Parker School, Chicago, IL;

  • Concert: World Folk Music Festival, Chicago, IL;

  • Purim Concert: Lubavitch Chabad, Northbrook, IL;

  • Concert: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL;

  • Annual Concert: Beth El, Ner Tamid Synagogue, Mequon, WI;

  • Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Chicago, IL;

  • Fourth of July Parade, Evanston and Highland Park, IL;

  • Summer Concert: Schaumburg Township District Library, Town Square, Schaumburg, IL;

  • Workmen's Circle of New York, Yiddish Concert in Damrosch Park, NY;

  • Kalamazoo College, at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI;

  • Great Performers of Illinois Concert, at Millennium Park, Chicago, IL;

  • Concert: Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL;

  • Concert: Niles Public Library, Niles, IL;

  • Friends of the IDF Benefit Concert at Temple Beth Israel, Skokie, IL;

  • Wonderland Express Concert: Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL;

  • First Night Evanston New Year's Eve Concert, Evanston, IL;

  • Hanukkah Concert and CD Taping with Rabbi Joe Black at Temple Sholom, Chicago.

2005

  • Concerts for the Schauer Arts and Activities Center, Hartford, Wisconsin;

  • Columbia College, Department of Music;

  • Concert, Performing Arts Center of Stevenson H.S. Community Foundation, Lincolnshire;

  • Congregation Oheb Shalom, South Orange, New Jersey, workshops and concert;

  • Concert, Fundraiser for the North Shore Choral Society, Evanston;

  • Opening Concert for Jewish Music Festival, JCC, West Bloomfield, Michigan, 4th of July parades, Evanston and Highland Park.

2004

  • Concert, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe;

  • Genesis at the Crossroads Concerts, Highland Park and Downtown Chicago;

  • Yom Yerushalayim concert for Lincolnwood Jewish Congregation;

  • Summer concerts for Villages of River Grove, Hoffman Estates, Lincolnwood;

  • Concert, Arlington Heights Memorial Library;

  • Concert, Temple Israel, Omaha, Nebraska;

  • Concert, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee;

  • Concert for the Board of Trustees of the United Jewish Communities National Board Meeting;

  • Concert for Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Hamsa Concert, Lakeside Congregation, Highland Park;

  • Concert, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida; 

  • Fundraiser for Temple Sholom, Chicago;

  • Fundraiser for Children of Israel Fund, Concerts, Children's Museum at Navy Pier;

  • Concert, Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival;

  • 4th of July parades for Highland Park and Evanston;

  • Concert, Evanston Ethnic Arts Festival;

  • Performance at Annual Dinner for Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies;

  • Performance, Annual Dinner of Greasy Joan and Co. (theatre group);

  • Concerts with Jubilate Children's Choir at Northwestern University and NSCI, Glencoe;

  • Concert, Annual Dinner at Congregation Kol Emeth, Skokie;

  • Concert, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights;

  • Hanukkah Concert for Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Hamsa Concert, First Night, Evanston.

2003

  • Concert, Performing Arts Center at Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire;

  • Concert for Citizens for Mayor Richard M. Daley;

  • Concert, Northwestern University, Evanston Campus;

  • Concert, Shryock Auditorium, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale;

  • Concert, DePaul University Hillel;

  • Genesis at the Crossroads Arab-Jewish Arts Concert;

  • 4th of July Parades, Evanston and Highland Park;

  • City of Evanston Ethnic Arts Center;

  • "Sunday Sundown Concert Series," Skokie Park District;

  • River Front Park Summer Concert, River Grove;

  • Concert Series, Zhivago Restaurant, Skokie;

  • Concert, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights;

  • "Celebrations" Holiday Concert, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe;

  • "Something Else" Holiday Concert, Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago;

  • First Night Concert, Highland Park.

2002

  • Kultursommer Nordhessen and Mittelhessen, Germany (three concerts);

  • Forde Folk Music Festival, Norway;

  • Chicago Summerdance Series, Grant Park;

  • Rainbow Summer, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee;

  • The Do It Yourself Hanukkah, Old Town School of Folk Music;

  • The Greater Chicago Jewish Folk Arts Festival, Chicago;

  • Concerts in 24 Evanston Schools (EISMA);

  • The Center for International Performance and Exhibition, Chicago;

  • CD Release Party at Barnes & Noble, Skokie;

  • Monthly concert at Zhivago Restaurant, Skokie;

  • Genesis at the Crossroads Arab-Jewish Unity Concert (Chicago Cultural Center), Adlai Steven Performing Arts Center Series, Lincolnshire, IL.

2001

  • Festival of Jewish Culture, Munich, Germany;

  • Kansas City JCC; 

  • A Night in Jerusalem, Dallas, TX;

  • Tecumseh Civic Auditorium, Tecumseh, MI;

  • Wariner Auditorium, Mount Pleasant, MI;

  • Stevenson Performance Center, Lincolnshire, IL;

  • Temple Emanuel, Dallas, TX;

  • Genesis at the Crossroads Arab-Jewish Unity Concert (Chicago Cultural Center);

  • Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, MI;

  • Do-It-Yourself Hanukkah, Old Town School of Folk Music;

  • Monthly concerts at Zhivago Restaurant, Skokie;

  • 4th of July Parades, Highland Park and Evanston.

2000

  • Kultursommer Festival, Kassel, Germany;

  • the Do It Yourself Hanukkah Concert and Public Television Broadcast, Chicago;

  • Jewish Arts Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida, 

  • Milwaukee International Arts Festival;

  • Truman State University (Kirksville, MO);

  • Synagogue (Des Moines, IA);

  • Jewish Cultural Council (Grand Rapids, MI) Israel Independence Day (Omaha, NB);

  • Art Institute, Field Museum and Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago;

  • Cong. Ner Tamid (Las Vegas, Nevada);

  • 7th International Festival of Yiddish Music (Furth, Germany);

  • Temple Beth Israel (Springfield, IL);

  • Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA);

  • Genesis at the Crossroads Arab-Jewish Unity Concert (Chicago Cultural Center), Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL);

  • General Assembly of Jewish Federations, Chicago;

  • Monthly concerts at Zhivago Restaurant;

  • 4th of July Parade, Evanston.

1999

  • Klezfest (Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, MI);

  • Performance Art Series, U. of Judaism, Los Angeles, CA;

  • Southern Illinois University, Ishkabibble (Yiddish Arts Ensemble, Chicago);

  • University; Chicago Summerdance Festival (Chicago);

  • Jewish Arts Festival, Dallas, TX;

  • Symphony Center Day of Music (Chicago);

  • Do-It Yourself Hanukkah, (Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago), Hershel and The Hanukkah Goblins (North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, IL).

1998

  • Carnegie Hall, NY;

  • Staff & concert: Midwest Klezmer and Yiddish Music Institute featuring Theodore Bikel (Skokie, Illinois). Kalamazoo Bach Festival (Michigan);

  • Art Institute Chicago);

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center (Las Vegas);

  • Berea College (Kentucky);

  • Yiddish Concert In The Park (Cleveland, Ohio);

  • Jewish Arts Festival (Chicago). European Tour: London, Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, The Hague, and Enschede. Do-It-Yourself-Hanukkah with Peter Yarrow and Debbie Friedman, Athenaeum Theater, Chicago.

1997

  • Do-It-Yourself Hanukkah with Peter Yarrow of and Debbie Friedman (Athenaeum Theater, Chicago);

  • Opening Act for Alan King (Centre East, Skokie, IL);

  • Opening Festival, the new Symphony Center (Chicago);

  • Gindi Theater, U. of Judaism (Los Angeles, California);

  • Meyerson Center for The Performing Arts (Dallas, Texas);

  • Grinnell College (Iowa); 

  • JCC (Omaha; Nebraska); 

  • JCC (Wichita, Kansas);

  • Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (East Lansing, MI), Quincy Arts Center (Quincy, IL).

1996

  • The Knitting Factory (NY);

  • Gindi Theater of the University of Judaism (LA, CA);

  • Century Villages (Florida). 

  • Staff & concert: Midwest Klezmer & Yiddish Music Institute (Skokie, IL);

  • Do-It-Yourself -Hanukkah with Peter Yarrow (Athenaeum Theater;

  • Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago)

1995

  • Charleston Heights Arts Center (Las Vegas, Nevada);

  • Carpenter Performing Arts Center (Long Beach, California);

  • James Armstrong Theater (Torrance, California). Sponsors of and performers at the Midwest Klezmer and Yiddish Music Institute (IL)

1994

  • Featured artist at the 4th Festival of Jewish Music in Furth, Germany. Maxwell Street Klezmer Band


1993

  • JCC concerts in Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis and Tennessee Maxwell Street Klezmer Band

 

1992

  • Graz Music Festival, Austria; Zurich JCC; Bern Municipal Museum (Switzerland); Satellite Beach, Ft Myers, FL

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