Concert Dates

 

 
 
 

UPCOMING CONCERTS and WORKSHOPS

 
The Yellow Ticket
Ann Arbor, MI

November 12, 2018  7:00 PM 

 
Archive Transformed residency at University of Colorado, Boulder
Closing night public concert, with pianist Uli Geissendoerfer
Boulder Public Library
May 17, 2018  6 PM
 
The Yellow Ticket
presented by David Krakauer at
Brooklyn, NY
May 19, 2018  7 PM
 
The Yellow Ticket
Olivebridge, NY

May 20, 2018  7:30 PM - with klezmer fiddle workshop at 1:30 PM!

 

WAITLIST ONLY: Concert/dinner party! Hosted by chef Philip Gelb 
Alicia's one-woman show, with Masumoto peaches and Jewish food
West Oakland, CA
June 1, 2018  7 PM
 
For any and all instruments, amateurs and pros, klezmer experts and newbies!
June 2, 2018  12-2 PM
 
The Ancient Law, silent film with live original music by Alicia and pianist Donald Sosin
June 3, 2018  2 PM
 
Concert/dinner party! Hosted by chef Philip Gelb 
Alicia's one-woman show, with Masumoto peaches and Jewish food
West Oakland, CA
June 4, 2018  7 PM
 
The Ancient Law, silent film with live original music by Alicia and pianist Donald Sosin
Villa Aurora artist residence, Los Angeles
June 5, 2018   7:30 PM
 
The Ancient Law, silent film with live original music by Alicia and pianist Donald Sosin
La Jolla JCC (San Diego area)
June 6, 2018  7 PM
 
A Musical History of the Lower East Side
June 12, 2018  7:00 PM
A program of songs reflecting the historically rich ethnicity of the New York City’s Lower East Side: Irish laments, Yiddish and Ladino music, operatic and Neopolitan songs, German lied, jazz and blues.  With Charles R. Hale, (Narrator, Writer); Ashley Bell, (Opera Singer); David S. Goldman, (Vocalist, Guitarist, Music Director); Niamh Hyland, (Vocalist); Yuri Juarez, (Guitarist, Composer) Alicia Svigals, (Violinist) and Mala Waldron, (Vocalist, Pianist).
 
With Patrick Farrell and Svetlana Kundish
August 10-12, 2018
More info coming soon!
 
Workshops and concerts in Quebec's Laurentian Mountains
August 20-26, 2018
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express 
September 2, 2018  7PM
 
Annenberg Center
Philadelphia, PA
October 28, 2018  4PM
 
The Yellow Ticket
Burlington Performing Arts Centre
Burlington, ON, Canada

February 8, 2019  8 PM

 
Alicia Svigals: Queen of Klezmer
The Isabel, at Queens University
Kingston, ON, Canada

February 9, 2019  7:30 PM

 

The Yellow Ticket
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Oakville, ON, Canada

February 16, 2019  8 PM

 
 
Beregovski Suite:  Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer
Presented by AGAR:  Amherst Glebe Arts Response
Agudath Shalom Congregation
Lynchburg, VA

March 2, 2019  7:30 PM

 

Beregovski Suite:  Alicia Svigals and Uli Geissendoerfer 
Presented by AGAR:  Amherst Glebe Arts Response
Temple Emanuel
Roanoake, VA

March 3, 2019  afternoon, time TBA

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PAST SHOWS

 

 
The Ancient Law, silent film with live original music by Alicia and pianist Donald Sosin
May 6, 2018  2 PM
 
The Yellow Ticket
March 27, 2018 
 
Alicia Svigals and Patrick Farrell, with special guests Bosse Nordenfelt on bass and Salomon Helperin on trumpet
Gothenburg, Sweden
March 15, 2018
dance workshop: 6 PM
show: 7 PM
post-show dancing:  8 PM
 
Alicia Svigals and Patrick Farrell, with special guest Bosse Nordenfelt on bass
Stockholm, Sweden
​March 14, 2018
klezmer jam session: 6 PM
dance workshop: 7 PM
show 8 PM
Post-show dancing: 9 PM
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express: with Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell and Don Godwin
Fuerth, Germany
concert: March 9, 2018
workshops: March 10 and 11, 2018

Beregovski Suite album release concert!  A duo project with pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, and Alicia's first solo album in 20 years!
Joe's Pub in NYC
February 4, 2018  7 PM

Joining silent film pianist Donald Sosin, with drummer Allison Miller, accompanying a screening of:
MoMA, NYC
January 19, 2018
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Front and Beekman Streets
December 12, 2017  6 to 8 PM
 

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express

Winter's Eve Festival

Dante Park Main Stage, Broadway and 63rd St.

November 27, 2017  6:15 PM
 

 

The Yellow Ticket

Le Giornate del Cinema Muto/Pordenone Silent Film Festival
Pordenone, Italy
October 1, 2017 
 

The Yellow Ticket

Jewett Art Center
Wellesley College
September 23, 2017 
 
The Greenway, Boston, MA
Sunday, September 17, 2017, 3 PM
 

The Yellow Ticket

Dairy Arts Center
University of Colorado Boulder
September 15, 2017 
 

The Yellow Ticket

Vassar College
September 10, 2017 
 
The Yellow Ticket
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Emory University
September 7, 2017
 
In conjunction with an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, 3 years before the Constitutional Amendment was passed on August 18th, 1920, sponsored by the Putnam County League of Women’s Voters. 
We'll be playing our special women's repertoire for the occasion!
 
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley, NY
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 7:30 PM
 
Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody
National Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA
July 16, 2017, 3 PM
 
Yidstock Festival
National Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA
July 16, 2017, 4:30 PM
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Opening Night Celebration
Chatham, NY
July 15, 2017, 8 PM
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
10th St. and 2nd Avenue (outdoors), Manhattan
June 29, 2017, 12 PM
 
Museum of American Jewish History
Philadelphia
June 27, 2017, 7 PM

Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody
Riverdale Temple, Bronx NY
June 11, 2017, 2 PM

Guest appearance on WAMC Northeast Public Radio's Person, Place, Thing, hosted by Randy Cohen
Broadcast live from the Van Alen Institute in NYC
Monday, May 15, 2017, 7:00 PM
 
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY, 10012
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 6:30 PM

Alicia Svigals and Patrick Farrell
SUNY Oneonta
Sunday, May 7, 2017, 2 PM concert, 4 PM open rehearsal with LDYE
Monday, May 8, 2017, 10 AM concert, 12 PM improvisation workshop for strings
 
Guest appearance with Japanese alt-chanson sister duo, Charan-Po-Rantan
Joe's Pub, New York, NY
Monday, April 4, 2017, 7:30 PM
 
Symphony Space, NY
Saturday, April 15, 7:30 PM
 
Yiddish Songs of Love and Resistance
With Amanda Miriam-Khaye Seigel, Joyce Rosenzweig and Steve Zeidenberg
Sunday, April 2, 2017, 2 PM
 
The Yellow Ticket
March 25, 2017, 7:30 PM
 
Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody
February 26, 2017, 2 PM

Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody, with Yiddish Dancemaster Steve Weintraub
Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University
1871 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
February 19, 2017, 3 PM

Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express, with Yiddish Dancemaster Steve Weintraub
February 18, 2017, 8PM
 
The Yellow Ticket
January 19, 2017, 7 PM
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
 
The Yellow Ticket
January 18, 2017, 7:30 PM
 
Klezmer instrumental workshop
Oakland, CA: write houseconcert@att.net for info and tix
January 17, 2017, 7:30-9:30 PM
 
Intimate house concert with cymbalom player Cory Beers
Woodland Hills (Los Angeles), CA
January 16, 2017, 7 PM
Preceded by klezmer instrumental workshop 3:30-5:30 PM
 
Dante Park Main Stage, Broadway and 63rd St. in Manhattan 
November 28, 2016, 6:15 PM
 
November 6, 2016
 
Alicia Svigals duo with accordionist Christina Crowder
September 21, 2016, 7:30PM

Kinoteka, Warsaw, Poland  September 8, 2016, 7pm

Kino Kijow Centrum, Cracow, Poland
September 5, 2016, 7pm
 
White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw, Poland 
September 3, 2016, 9pm
 
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, Putnam Valley, NY
August 20, 2016
 
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, NY, NY
August 3, 2016
 
Giant klezmer fiddle band concert/party on the roof
Manhattan JCC
Thursday, June 30, 2016
New York, NY
All fiddlers welcome to perform with us!  Signup to receive music in advance and attend pre-show workshop.  
 
Multnomah Arts Center, Portland, OR
Klezmer instrumental workshop 
Monday, June 6th 7pm   

Especially relevant for strings but open to all instrumentalists, both students and professionals.  

 

Proficiency on instrument should be intermediate and up, but no previous knowledge of klezmer necessary.

 

To register, write klezmerbyaliciasvigals@gmail.com.

 

 

 
Alicia Svigals and Christina Crowder
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7pm
Portland, OR
 
Alicia Svigals and Christina Crowder
Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7pm
Seattle, WA
 
PLUS:  Afternoon klezmer workshop in Ravenna location, 12:30-3:00, $30, open to all instrumentalists.  For details and to register, write to bmaslan08@gmail.com,  or call 206 784-8250.
 
 
YELLOW TICKET
Thursday, April 14, 2016, 5 PM
Leonard Berstein Festival of the Arts
 
 
YELLOW TICKET
Saturday, April 9, 2016 
 
 
YELLOW TICKET
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:30 PM
 
All-star Fiddle Kapelye, and Dance Party led by Steve Weintraub, 8:30 pm.
Alicia is teaching a pre-concert workshop at 6:30, open to all instrumentalists.
Evening ends with a jam session, open to all.  
March 3, 2016
Brooklyn, NY
 
LINCOLN SQUARE WINTER'S EVE FESTIVAL
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
November 30, 2015
New York, NY
 
YELLOW TICKET
Saturday, November 21, 2015 
Grinnell College, IA
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:30 PM
New York, NY
 
YELLOW TICKET
Friday, November 6, 2015
Cinematheque, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 
Fidl! Klezmer Violin and Jam
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street
New York, NY
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Friday to Sunday, July 24 to 27, 2015 
Lowell, MA
 
Free and outdoors!
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Thursday, July 16, 2015, 12:30-1:30 PM
10th St. and 2nd Avenue
 
Outdoor stage, Joe's Pub, Manhattan
June 21, 2015, 3PM
Free to listen, and to participate!
 
Bring your violin and join Alicia Svigals as she presents a new participatory suite of horas, bulgars, freylekhs, and more! This piece is open to all players with good sight-reading abilities and is part of Make Music New York’s Mass Appeal series.  Presented by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's KulturfestNYC, the first international festival of Jewish performing arts.
 
YELLOW TICKET 
April 24, 2015
 
YELLOW TICKET
Irvington Town Hall, Irvington, NY
April 19, 2015 
 
YELLOW TICKET
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
March 28, 2015
 
WITH ACCORDIONST WILLIAM SCHIMMEL
Rockland Conservatory of Music
March 7, 2015 7 PM
 
WITH YULZARI LEV DUO  
Barbes, Brooklyn
February 3, 2015, 7 PM
 
ALICIA SVIGALS' KLEZMER FIDDLE EXPRESS
North Miami Beach, FL 
Julius Littman Performing Arts Theater
January 25, 2015
 
ALICIA SVIGALS AND BILL SCHIMMEL
Seduction in Eynaim: A Maternal Song Cycle
14th St Y - NYC
January 9 and 11, 2015
 
ALICIA SVIGALS AND CHRISTINA CROWDER
Hampshire College
November 13, 2014
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia
September 18, 2014
 
SELICHOT CONCERT
Brooklyn Heights Synagogue
September 20, 2014
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto
Harbourfront Centre Theatre
August 31, 2 PM
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Queens Botanical Garden, NYC
July 27, 6:15 PM
 
Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express
Montana Folk Festival, Butte MT
July 11-13
 
THE YELLOW TICKET - New version of the score, with Seattle Symphony clarinetist Laura DeLuca!
Detroit Institue of Art (5:00 PM)
June 8, 2014
Presented by Cinetopia Film Festival
For tickets:  http://www.cinetopiafestival.org/films/drama/the-yellow-ticket/
 
 
LABAlive Presents:  Mothers Without Boundaries
May 21, 2014, 7:30 PM
LABA: House of Study
344 E. 14th St., New York, NY  10003
 
“Seduction in Eynaim: A Maternal Song Cycle” by Alicia Svigals; with Bill Schimmel, accordion.

Svigals weaves together original settings of poetry and Biblical texts in Yiddish, Hebrew and English to create a musical work that speaks of fertility, fear and longing; and the double-edged helix of inheritance across generations of women. With Svigals on violin and vocals and virtuoso William Schimmel on accordion.
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Seattle (7:30 PM)
May 12, 2014
Presented by Music of Remembrance, at Benaroya Hall.  With clarinetist Laura DeLuca of the Seattle Symphony.
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Swarthmore College, PA
April 4, 2014 (7:00 PM)
Panel discussion with the performers and Robert Weinberg (Swarthmore Dept of History), Laurie Bernstein (Rutgers Department of History) and Barbara Milewski (Swarthmore Department of Music) to follow.
 
KLEZMER DANCE PARTY, WITH YIDDISH DANCEMASTER STEVE WEINTRAUB 
Newton, MA
Boston Jewish Music Festival
March 8, 2014 (8:00 PM)
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Washington, D.C.
March 1, 2014 (2:30 PM)
National Gallery of Art
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Cincinnati
February 8, 2014 (8:00 PM)
Mayerson JCC Jewish and Israeli Film Festival, opening night gala at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Scheuer Chapel
 
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Harrisburg, PA
November 17, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Chisuk Emuna Congregation
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
North Adams, MA
November 16, 2013 (8 pm)
MASS MoCA
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Houston
November 7, 2013 (7:30 pm)
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
1001 Bissonnet Street
Presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, the Houston Cinema Arts Society and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
 
LECTURE
Composers and Klezmers: Alicia Svigals on Bartók, Bloch, and the Score to The Yellow Ticket
Houston
November 6, 2013 (8 pm)
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Chicago
October 26, 2013 (8 pm)
University of Chicago, Logan Center for the Arts
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Philadephia
May 9, 2013 (8 pm)
Co-presented by The Gershman Y and the National Museum of American Jewish History
 
ACOUSTIC CONVERSATIONS: WOMEN IN MUSIC
Philadelphia
May 5, 2013 (2:30 pm) 
A panel discussion at the National Museum of American Jewish History with Alicia Svigals, Jeri Lynne Johnson, Founding Music Director of the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and Magdaliz Roura, Puerto Rican singer of folk and traditional music from all over Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the founder, manager, lead singer, and guitarist of the Latin Ensemble, Trio Crisol.  Moderated by Andrea Clearfield, award-winning composer and founder and host of the Philadelphia performance series, The Salon.
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Boston
April 29, 2013 (7:30 pm)
Co-presented by Boston Jewish Music Festival and the New Center for Arts and Culture at Coolidge Corner Theater in collaboration with the Boston Jewish Film Festival.  Followed by a panel discussion with scholars from Brandeis and Harvard. 
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Kalamazoo
April 21, 2013
Southwest Michigan Jewish Film Festival
 
ALICIA SVIGALS' EVENING OF ALL NEW KLEZMER MUSIC, with clarinetist Michael Winograd, accordionist Patrick Farrell, and Don Godwin on tuba
New York
March 12, 2013 (7:30 pm)
The New York Klezmer Series: Tuesdays at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Miami
March 3, 2013 (3 pm)
Presented by Next@19 at Coral Gables Art Cinema in collaboration with the Miami International Film Festival
 
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
Vancouver
February 17, 2013 (2 pm)
Presented by Chutzpah! The Lisa Nemetz International Showcase of Jewish Performing Arts at the Norman Rothstein Theatre
 
THE YELLOW TICKET
New York
January 10, 2013 (8:30 pm)
Walter Reade Theater
The New York Jewish Film Festival, a collaboration between The Jewish Museum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center