Events at the Vilna Shul

Yiddish Art Trio CD Launch Concert at the Vilna

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

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This December you're invited to a CD launch party with the Yiddish Art Trio at the Vilna Shul in partnership with our friends at the Boston Workmen's Circle.

Featuring three of New York’s most celebrated klezmer musicians, the Yiddish Art Trio blends infectious traditional melodies with new compositions, sumptuous chamber music-like arrangements and breathtaking improvisations. This rising new ensemble is out to redefine the sound of contemporary klezmer.

The trio formed in early 2009 as the Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio, and has toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, most recently teaching at Yiddish Summer Weimar, for the theme, "New Yiddish Music." These three performer/composers are stretching the limits of tradition, re-composing and re-contextualizing Yiddish music for the concert hall and the dance floor. They incorporate elements of new classical music, minimalism, art song, as well as Yiddish vocal music, cantorial music and theater music into an energetic and at times introspective concert program.

The Yiddish Art Trio is comprised internationally accomplished, genre-transcending musicians, who have performed with such noted musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Frank London, Ben Holmes, Alicia Svigals and others. The Trio is made up of Patrick Farrell on accordion, Benjy Fox-Rosen on voice and bass and Michael Winograd on clarinet. 

Tickets are $15/general admission and $12/members, students, and seniors with valid ID. Children under 10 are free. All tickets are $15 at the door. Come and enjoy some drinks and apps downstairs 30 minutes before the show begins upstairs. 

Please click the button below to RSVP or call us at (617) 523-2324 or email No tickets will be mailed.

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The Vilna Shul is easily accessible by public transportation (MBTA and commuter rail). We are just a 4 minute walk from the MBTA Red Line Charles/MGH stop, 7 minute walk from Blue Line Bowdoin stop, 10 minute walk from Red/Green Line Park Street stop (very uphill),  and a 14 minute walk from the Commuter Rail/Green/Orange Line North Station. We highly encourage using public transportation when visiting the Vilna Shul. Please visit for details.

Public Transit Directions:

After exiting the Charles/MGH MBTA Red Line station, turn left, cross Cambridge Street (to the CVS), turn left, and walk east down Cambridge Street under the elevated subway. Proceed east on Cambridge Street past Lindall Place, an alley, and Grove Street to Anderson Street. Turn right on Anderson Street and walk one block up Anderson Street to Phillips Street. Turn left/east onto Phillips Street. The Vilna Shul is 1/2 block down Phillips Street on the right/uphill side of Phillips Street.

Parking Directions:

The Vilna Shul offers $5 validated parking after 4pm and on weekends. Parking validation is only good for the underground parking at the Charles River Plaza Parking Garage, 165 Cambridge Street. Entrance to the underground garage is between the Charles River Plaza Shopping Center (Whole Foods/CVS) and Au Bon Pain, near the intersection of Blossom St and Cambridge St. Yellow tickets from the surface lot at Whole Foods cannot be validated.

You must validate your green ticket at the Shul for free/discounted parking by speaking to a person at the parking garage. Please do not use their automated system.

The Vilna Shul is a two block walk from the parking garage, part of which is uphill. Once parked, cross over Cambridge Street at the light and walk straight up Garden Street one block, then turn right onto Phillips Street. The Vilna Shul will be on your left at 18 Phillips Street.