Jewish Cabaret Comes to Chicago
This unique music blends traditional folk melodies with more modern forms, and the themes encompass love, loss, humor, and the topical news of the day. The music was so admired that it influenced early talkies and musical theater here in America. Some of the composers, like Darius Milhaud and Kurt Weill, escaped the Nazis. Many, including the man behind this song, Mordechai Gebertig, were murdered. But thanks to Bohlman and the ensemble, the music lives on.
The New Budapest Orpheum Society
Tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
Fulton Hall, on the 4th floor of Goodspeed Hall, University of Chicago campus.
Music: New Budapest Orpheum Society, Avreml der Marvikher (Abe the Pickpocket), from the CD Jewish Cabaret in Exile, (Cedille)