Klezmer rock band, Mostly Kosher, unleashes multi-cultured music in San Fernando Cathedral, October 29

October 19, 2023

The acclaimed Klezmer-rock band Mostly Kosher will perform in Musical Bridges Around the World’s 26th Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral on October 29 at the historic San Fernando Cathedral. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free with ticket reservations available at https://sfc-mostlykosher.eventbrite.com

San Fernando Cathedral is located at 115 Main Plaza. Parking and other event information is available at mbaw.org/sfc.

Mostly Kosher, based in Los Angeles, reconstructs Judaic and American cultural music through ravenous klezmer beats and harmonious Yiddish refrains blending jazz, Latin, rock and folk traditions. In response to the poetry and folk music of Judaic roots, their voices resound with messages of social justice, human dignity, and mutual understanding. Get a preview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2AVajgcSYU

The band is a fixture on prominent Southern California stages and had the honor of being the first Jewish music ensemble at the Disney parks, including the Epcot Center in Florida.

In its community, Mostly Kosher teaches artists for Urban Voices Project, performing and educating in underserved areas in and around Southern California, including prisons, community clinics, and shelters for the unhoused. Mostly Kosher is also a mentor ensemble to the Jewish Youth Orchestra, offering performance opportunities and workshops for middle school and high school musicians in the San Gabriel Valley.

The band’s self-titled debut album has won international acclaim by the World Music Network, Songlines Magazine, and BBC radio. The first track, Ikh Hob Dikh Tsufil Lib (I Love You Much Too Much), was recognized as one of the World Music Network’s Top 6 Songs of 2014.

Mostly Kosher is comprised of violinist Janice Mautner Markham, drummer Eric Hagstrom, bassist Adam Levy, accordionists Gee Rabe and Nigel Wilson, trombonist Bob Lawrence, and Ben Tevik on clarinet and sax. Longtime collaborators also include Aníbal Seminario, Taylor Covey, and Will Brahm.

Russell Hill Rogers Musical Evenings at San Fernando Cathedral merges the historic architecture of the nation’s oldest continuously operating Catholic sanctuary with music of some of the finest, award-winning artists from around the world.

MBAW thanks its Sponsors & Partners:
Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture, H. E. Butt Foundation, Bexar County, Catholic TV of San Antonio, Texas Public Radio, San Fernando Cathedral, Visit San Antonio, FASTSIGNS Northeast San Antonio, Main Plaza Conservancy.

Simulcast The concert will be live broadcast thanks to Catholic Television of San Antonio and streamed on Musical Bridges Around the World’s YouTube channel and at mbaw.org/watch. The broadcast will be available for a week after the performance.