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Sounds of Jewish Culture in Monticello and Hurleyville

Posted 7/20/21

MONTICELLO - The Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) supported Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO), in collaboration with critically acclaimed Klezmer band Big Galut(e), will present “Sounds of …

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MONTICELLO - The Nesin Cultural Arts (NCA) supported Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO), in collaboration with critically acclaimed Klezmer band Big Galut(e), will present “Sounds of Jewish Culture”.

This series of workshops and public performances, to be held August 25th through the 29th, will kick off SCCO’s sixth season as Sullivan County’s own resident professional chamber orchestra.

The winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) is comprised of five nationally recognized musicians who perform a unique repertoire of Jewish music. Described as ‘soulful and unselfconsciously poignant’, ‘jubilant’ and ‘a real treat for open minds’, their music represents a variety of Jewish musical styles that span five continents and six centuries.

Wednesday and Thursday, August 25th and 26th, Big Galut(e) will conduct workshops for music students participating in the NCA Summer Arts Academy. This will culminate in a student performance side-by-side band members on Friday, August 27th. Audience will be limited to student families.

Three public performances will be presented throughout the weekend.

Saturday, August 28th at 4:30 PM at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre: Big Galut(e) Family Concert including side-by-side performance with students in the NCA Summer Arts Academy workshops.

Part 1: Saturday, August 28th, 9:30 PM at Monticello High School Auditorium: An interactive concert by Big Galut(e) that is sure to have the audience clapping and dancing the night away!

Part 2: Sunday, August 29th, 3 PM at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre: SCCO Chamber Music Concert featuring music written by Jewish composers persecuted during the Holocaust and those oppressed by the Nazi regime.

Tickets for Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre performances may be purchased at: hurleyvilleartscentre.org. Please call (845) 693-4119 with any inquiries. Tickets for Saturday, August 28th, 9:30 PM at Monticello High School’s Hughes Auditorium are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

To purchase tickets, visit nesinculturalarts.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call (845) 798-9006.

Seating capacity at both venues will remain limited and safety protocols will be followed as per CDC guidelines. Masks will be required for all upcoming SCCO and NCA events. Please purchase tickets in advance.

For more information, visit www.nesinculturalarts.org, or email: marina@nesinculturalarts.org.

SCCO is an NCA supported project. This program is made possible in part by funds from the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County, Fairgame Upstate Theater Coalition and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the NY State Legislature.

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