33rd Jewish Culture Days Munich
Recital with Lea Kalisch
| Black Box
€ 12; reduced € 9
and other ticket offices.
Swiss-born Lea Kalisch developed a passion for Yiddishness at an early age. Already as a child she donned her grandfather’s tallit to mime the legendary Rabbi Jakob. Today the polyglot singer and actress lives in New York, where she completed her musical education and earned her bachelor’s degree at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and The New School. Lea sings Yiddish songs with a touch of glamour, but above all with heart and soul. She invites her audience on a musical journey to »Yiddishland«, with a few excursions to other places.
Accompanying her on piano and accordion is klezmer virtuoso Patrick Farrell, who was born in the United States and today lives in Berlin. Playing and writing for various ensembles, he contributes to the entire palette from klezmer through new music and improvisation to brass bands and the theatre stage.
Together, the two will »spice up« Yiddish evergreens and breathe new life into long forgotten melodies as well as presenting their own compositions. With her unconventional and sometimes unpolished performances, Lea is always out to touch the »neshume«.
In cooperation with Literaturhandlung München; with the support of the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich
(Gesellschaft zur Förderung jüdischer Kultur und Tradition e. V., Munich)