Kumt arayn! Klezmer Music and Yiddish Literature

Théâtre Maisonneuve August 12, 2022

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Yiddish culture is undeniably part of Montreal’s DNA, the city being the adopted home of thousands of Jews, beginning in the late 19th century. Its literature and poetry relate a Montreal that is variously working class, community-based, inclusive, and modern, guarded by the immovable Mount Royal.  Readings of texts in French and in Yiddish by authors including Jacob-Isaac Segal, Rachel Korn, Ida Maze, Melech Ravitch, Chava Rosenfarb, Léa Roback and Michel Tremblay will be accompanied by klezmer, a style that is alternately wistful and boisterous, though always captivating.


  • Venue : Théâtre Maisonneuve
  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Seats : general admission
  • Klezmer music performed by : Gabriel Paquin-Buki (clarinet), Yoni Kaston (accordion)
  • Collaboration with : the Segal Centre for Performing Arts as well as the author and Yiddish literature specialist Chantal Ringuet
  • Program and artists : subject to change without notice
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