Hot-button issues in performing Jewish music in Poland

Josh Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein, two of the three members of the band, performing violin and accordion music from their Polish klezmer CD. Brostoff will discuss with them unique features of Polish klezmer music. Veretski Pass has performed throughout Poland frequently. Josh Horowitz is an American television and podcast host, writer, author, producer, and actor. He is a host for MTV News, Comedy Central, and the podcast, Happy Sad Confused. He is best known for his memorably irreverent conversations with celebrities in a variety of shows and formats. He serves as a frequent moderator in New York and Los Angeles, and at events such as San Diego Comic-Con. Violin and violist, Cookie Segelstein, received her Master’s degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music in 1984. She was Principal Violist in Orchestra New England and Assistant Principal in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, as well as on the music faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the founder and director of Veretski Pass, a member of Budowitz, the Youngers of Zion with Henry Sapoznik, has performed with Kapelye, The Klezmatics, Frank London, Klezmer Fats and Swing with Pete Sokolow and the late Howie Leess, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. She is also the publisher of “The Music of…” series of klezmer transcriptions. She is active as a Holocaust educator and curriculum advisor and serves on boards of both the North California Viola Society, and the American String Teacher Association, Bay Area chapter. Neal Brostof has recently returned from a very successful concert tour in Krakow and Kielce

 

 

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