Music Breaking Barriers

Yiddish Songs of Social Change


Music Breaking Barriers is a program exploring the role of Jewish composers' relationship with protest movements. Yiddish, being a revolutionary language, has been used to give voice to the oppressed in the 1910s and 20s and remains the sound and symbol of freedom and revolution for many. Composer and violinist Craig Judelman created string ensemble arrangements of Jewish and American songs of social change to be performed by two of the leading performers in Yiddish music world Lorin Sklamberg and Sasha Lurje

Craig Judelman

Composition, violin


Lorin Sklamberg

Voice, accordion


Sasha Lurje