Sunday, May 31, 2015

Modern Piyutim: A Blend of Ancient Music and New Sound with Eliana Kissner and Benji Marx

Join us for an afternoon exploring piyutim (Jewish spiritual poetry) in new and interesting ways. We will present fresh takes on traditional songs using instrumental experimentation, original music by Eliana, and electronic elements.

Modern Piyutim at the Maybeck
Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00pm
This concert is $10-20 Sliding Scale.
Seating is limited. Get your required online reservation here



Eliana Kissner grew up on the East Coast where she completed her Music degree at Hunter College. She studied in Jerusalem and was a full-time Arts Fellow/composer at the Drisha Institute. She sings with Safra Middle Eastern ensemble and performs her own music. She has performed with the Amalfi Coast Festival, Vocal Productions NYC, Fringe Festival, the Jewish Music Festival, and Piyut North America. Check out hazzanista.com for more info!

Benji Marx is an uncompromising singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, following in the footsteps of troubadours like Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, and Elliot Smith. With a voice that is both intimate and powerful, Benji strives to write about universal experiences, of being human in an impermanent world.