Join the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA for a concert by Cantor Yaakov Lemmer. This concert is part of our annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music, July 7-10.
Yaakov Yanky Lemmer was born and raised in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, where many of the great cantors of the Golden Age used to sing. His earliest performances took place in the Beth El synagogue. With an ensemble led by Frank London of the Klezmatics, Yaakov brings fresh interpretations to traditional liturgical prayers and Hasidic nigunim, as well as to some more obscure Yiddish songs. This will be Yaakov’s Yidstock debut.
Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back, in-person, bringing the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Don't miss out on what promises to be a great festival of music, talks, workshops, film, and dance. This event is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio. PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final. Visitors over the age of 12 will be required to show their vaccination card and proof of booster. Vaccines will be required for children who are eligible. Full schedule and registration at www.yiddishbookcenter.org/yidstock.