Millie & the Mentshn plan klezmer surprises at Firehouse Performing Arts Center

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 22, 2014 

Millie & the Mentshn

The Amadeus Project presents a multimedia music concert by Millie & the Mentshn, an evening of exciting music and heartwarming stories in conjunction with a slide show, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.

JERRY JOHNSON — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

The Amadeus Project presents a multimedia music concert by Millie & the Mentshn, an evening of exciting music and heartwarming stories in conjunction with a slide show, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave.

Millie & the Mentshn is a group of classically trained musicians who play world music ranging from Prokofiev to Gershwin to Latin to dance-in-the-aisle klezmer.

The program, "Heavy Mettle: From Shtetl to Tin Pan Alley," follows the history of klezmer musicians from the late 1800s through the 1900s as they assimilate into the New World.

What became of children in immigrant families, such as Jacob and Israel Gershovitz, Israel Beiline and Aliza Greenblatt, and what was their influence on current music? Surprises may be in store when their adopted names are revealed.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; concert starts 7:30. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 prior to April 26 at Brown Paper tickets.

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