A Hanukkah Party with Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn with special guest Sasha Lurje

Saturday, Dec 9, 2023

Saturday, December 9
6:00 pm Free Wine, Sufganiyot, and Hanukkah Festivities | 7:00 pm Concert

In Person at The Weitzman (5th and Market)
Tickets – $18 General Admission| $13 Member Admission

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Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn are the world’s favorite Klezmer Band. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, this group has performed their high-energy, virtuosic, and schtick-filled brand of Jewish music to thrilled crowds all over the world. Not afraid of a healthy dose of nostalgia and schmaltz, audiences often find themselves in a state of musical time travel, curious if they are at a festival stage in 2023, or a wedding hall in 1953.

Come celebrate Hanukkah with everyone’s favorite Klezmer band, the Honorable Mentshn, from Brooklyn, NYC. According to Shoshana Oysher, “it is customary on Chanukah for everyone to get together to play games and sing songs, both traditional, folk and otherwise” (from Moishe Oysher’s “Chanukah Party,” 1950), and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

More about the Ensemble

Clarinetist Michael Winograd himself has shared the stage with many of today’s leading performers of Jewish music including Itzhak Perlman, Frank London, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and Budowitz. He was featured on Vulfpeck’s 2016 album The Beautiful Game, joined the band in 2019 for a sold-out performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and also joined them in 2023 at the legendary Bonnaroo Festival. He is joined by an all-star team including trombonist Daniel Blacksberg, accordionist Will Holshouser, bassist Zoe Guigueno, and from New Jersey, drummer David Licht. In celebration of Hanukkah, the group will be joined by special guest Yiddish vocalist Sasha Lurje.

The Honorable Mentshn is:

  • Michael Winograd | Clarinet
  • Daniel Blacksberg | Trombone
  • Will Holshouser | Accordion
  • Carmen Staaf | Piano
  • Zoe Guigueno | Bass
  • David Licht | Drums
  • Sasha Lurje | Special Guest Vocalist

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Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106