Joey Weisenberg “L’eila” Album Release Concert
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
7:30pm – 9:00pm ET
In person and Online
Join us online or in person for the concert celebrating the album L’eila, the latest release from Joey Weisenberg. Flanked by a four piece ensemble featuring Deborah Sacks Mintz, Yosef Goldman, Daniel Ori, and Richie Barshay, Weisenberg will play through all the tunes from the new album in a rare Philadelphia performance, his first concert with an audience in more than two years.
The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is thrilled to host this event in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, and as the first public concert at the museum since 2019.
In an effort to protect the most vulnerable members of our community we ask that all attendees ages 5 & older present proof of vaccination for COVID-19 upon entering the museum. Attendees will also be required to wear a face covering while in the theater.
More about the Artists
Joey Weisenberg has long occupied the nexus point between the old and the new, and he is known for reaching into the heart of the nigun, the wordless Jewish spiritual melody, and synthesizing it with the American soundscape and the passion of the blues bars he grew up playing in. As the Hadar Institute’s longtime musician-in-residence and as the founder of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, where he teaches master classes in Jewish song and produces albums for Rising Song Records, Joey’s prolific output of melodies has resounded throughout the Jewish world and beyond.
For this concert in the theater of the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, Weisenberg will be accompanied by the inventive rhythm section of Richie Barshay (percussion) and Daniel Ori (bass), and multifaceted vocalists Deborah Sacks Mintz and Yosef Goldman.
More about the Album
Soul-igniting melodies, masterful improvisations, ethereal harmonies, acoustic meditations, and electric invocations—L’eila is a sonic journey of harrowing emotion and spiritual uplift, combining signature elements of musical virtuosity and grassroots folksong. The latest chapter of this yearslong musical project, the album takes its name from the iconic Kaddish prayer that describes the ultimate Source of sound as “above all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations.” With the same aspirational spirit, Weisenberg and his quintet aspire to create a transcendent musical experience for all who attend.
Live at The Weitzman
101 South Independence Mall East (Corner of 5th & Market)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
This program is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with the Rising Song Institute and promotional partnership from CANVAS in celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month.
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