AJMF6 Schedule – A Musical Feast

AJMF6 Schedule – A Musical Feast

The 2015 Atlanta Jewish Music Festival opens March 12, closes March 23 and consists of 10 events.

Thursday, March 12

What: AJMF Opening Night. The sixth annual festival begins with Montreal-based klezmer/roots/rock group Jump Babylon.

Where: Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs.

When: 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.; doors open at 6:30.

Tickets: $20 general admission and $80 for a reserved table for four for the 7:30 show; $15 general admission and $60 for a reserved table for four for 9:30 show

Friday, March 13

What: Shabbat service. Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Congregation Bet Haverim musicians celebrate Jewish music through sacred Kirtan chanting.

Where: Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Buckhead

When: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Saturday, March 14

Zale Performs at Steve’s March 14.

What: “Fortress” release show for Georgia songstress Zale with her debut solo album

Where: Steve’s Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Drive, Sandy Springs

When: 9 p.m.

Tickets: $10 general admission and $60 for a reserved table for four  

Sunday, March 15

What: Atlanta Community Food Bank Hunger Walk/Run. AJMF will produce a stage at the 31st annual Hunger Walk/Run with artists including the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

The 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra

and singer-songwriter Tony Levitas.

Where: Turner Field.

When: Noon; walk/run begins at 2 p.m.

Registration: HWR2015.org or JewishAtlanta.org

What: Red Heifers concert. The Macon-based Red Heifers perform a modern take on klezmer, zydeco and other world music styles.

Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody

When: 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Friday, March 20

What: Shabbat ruach (spirit) celebration. Local musicians will help bring in Shabbat with a special celebration featuring timeless melodies, new creations and soothing grooves from Rabbi Brian Glusman, Rabbi Mark Zimmerman, Cantor Lauren Adesnik, Sammy Rosenbaum and more.

Where: Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Dunwoody.

When: 6:15 p.m.

Admission: Free

Optional Shabbat dinner available following the service. $15 / Adult and $10 / Child (9 and under).  RSVP for dinner: http://tinyurl.com/q8ao5tw

Saturday, March 21

What: Main Event. Israeli artists Yael Deckelbaum and Diwan Saz headline the sixth annual festival.

Israeli vocalist and songwriter Yael Deckelbaum will embark on a short U.S. tour beginning in Atlanta.

Where: Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta.

When: 8:45 p.m.

Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 the day of the show; ages 13 and up

Sunday, March 22

What: Interfaith dialogue. Members of festival headliner Diwan Saz will converse with Atlanta community leaders about their lives in the Middle East and how they use music to promote peace.

Where: Emory Center for Ethics, 1531 Dickey Drive, Decatur

When: 10 a.m.

Admission: Free 

What: Cantorial showcase. Cantors Lauren Adesnik, Deborah Hartman, Nancy Kassel and Barbara Margulis will join to celebrate sacred music from across the ages.

Kennesaw State University School of Music composer in residence Laurence Sherr has composed a cello sonata based on Holocaust-era music and poetry.

Where: Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Drive, Sandy Springs

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Monday, March 23

What: Holocaust remembrance concert featuring Laurence Sherr and the Summit Trio. This event featuring music of resistance and survival will create connections to the lost and forbidden voices of composers, songwriters and poets lost during the Holocaust.

Where: The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St., Midtown

When: 8 p.m.

Admission: Free


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