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Adrienne Cooper

Upcoming & Current Projects

Lecture/Demonstrations for General Audiences:


New Buds on an Old Tree: The Blossoming of a New Yiddish

    Song Culture Today.


Music of the Holocaust: Theatrical Performance during WWII


The Memoir of Glikl of Hameln


Women in Yiddish Poetry


Every Mother’s Son: War in Jewish Song

    (English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish)


Food in Yiddish Song


Songs of the Jewish Labor Movement


Exile and Homecoming in Jewish Music

    (English, Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish)


Kol Isha: Women in Jewish Song


Yiddish Folk, Theater, and Art Songs


The Legacy of Ruth Rubin 


The Songs of Mordechai Gebirtig


And more...

Workshops and Master Classes for Singers


Since co-founding Klezkamp/The Yiddish Folk Arts Program at

the YIVO Institute with Henry Sapoznik 25 years ago, Adrienne

has shaped the teaching of Yiddish song to new generations of musicians. Besides teaching repertoire workshops and conducting master classes at Klezkamp, Adrienne worked with the American Jewish World Service’s Office for Russia and the Ukraine to design and conduct “Klezfest” instruction and performance programs throughout the former Soviet Union, reseeding Jewish music and performance practices, and nurturing a new generation of creative talent in programs conducted in St. Petersburg, Kiev, Moscow and Yevpatoria, on the Black Sea. She went on to direct the vocal program of the Jewish Music Institute’s London Klezfest, to teach at Klezkanada since its inception in 1996, and at the Weimar Klezmer Wochen. At home in New York, she offers private coaching for singers, most memorably coaching opera diva Marilyn Horne (via telephone), as Horne prepared to record a Yiddish lullabye.