Concert: In a Dark Blue Night

On March 28, 2024, the YIVO Institute in New York hosted a free concert – the premiere of two new Yiddish song cycles named In a Dark Blue Night, created or uniquely arranged by the composer Alex Weiser and performed by the singer Annie Rosen, accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The songs are based on Yiddish poems written in the late 19th and early 20th century. Weiser’s new concert is dedicated to New York and the fate of Jewish immigrants who arrived to America from Eastern European countries over a hundred years ago. An earlier version of the concert’s premiere, performed on March 26 at New York’s Tenement Museum, is available online.