“Di Shvester” – A Celebration of Women in Jewish Music
Celebrate women in Jewish and Yiddish music with Di Shvester: The Sisters.
Two of New York’s finest vocalists, Eleanor Reissa and Cilla Owens, will harmonize, swing, and groove through the vast and varied world of Jewish composers, lyricists, and songstresses. Reissa and Owens have interpreted this music for decades as soloists and bring their experiences and talents together for a foot-tapping, heart-grabbing concert. This concert salutes the rich culture of Jewish women in Yiddish folk and art songs, including the Barry Sisters. Musical direction by composer and saxophonist Paul Shapiro whose career has traversed jazz, R&B, and Yiddishkeit.
This event is part of Carnegie Hall’s season-long exploration of the many contributions that women have made to the world of music.