Frank London is a Grammy Award–winning trumpeter and composer, a member of the Klezmatics, and leader of the Glass House Orchestra, the Klezmer Brass Allstars, and his Shekhinah Big Band. He has performed and recorded with John Zorn, Pink Floyd, Mel Tormé, Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy, LaMonte Young, Gal Costa, They Might Be Giants, and David Byrne, and is featured on more than 500 albums.
His own recordings include Ghetto Songs; Salomé Woman of Valor (with poet Adeena Karasick; Invocations (cantorial music); the Klezmer Brass Allstars’ Di Shikere Kapelye and Brotherhood of Brass; Nigunim and the Zmiros Project (Jewish mystical songs, with Klezmatics vocalist Lorin Sklamberg); the folk opera A Night in the Old Marketplace (based on Y.L. Peretz’s 1907 play); and four releases with the Hasidic New Wave. His first symphony, 1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America (with text by Judith Sloan and video by Warren Lehrer), premiered in 2012. His Yiddish-Cuban opera, Hatuey Memory of Fire (libretto by Elise Thoron), premiered in Cuba and New York in 2018.
Frank’s newest projects include The Elders (with Marilyn Lerner, playing Jewish spiritual Jazz) and the brass trio with percussion ¡No Pasarán!, formed to perform his score for Jody Oberfelder’s dance piece, Rube G. This year, he scored Maxim Pozdorovich’s feature documentary The Conspiracy; Pearl Gluck’s Castles, and Eli Gorn’s Burning Off The Page. Sir Frank was knighted by the Hungarian government for his work on multi-cultural Hungarian music and culture. He is co-founder of both Yiddish New York and the Adrienne Cooper Dreaming in Yiddish Foundation.
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Raising Voices Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2023
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, September 24, 2023
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission is free. Registration is highly encouraged.
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