This Friday Eric Stern Explores the Music of the Show!

A great time was had by all on Friday night! Pictures and descriptions coming soon!

2013 Portland Christmas Revels

“Hello, this is Eric!

I’ve been thinking lately of my grandmother Rosetta Stern. She used to sing me songs from the Jewish theater and she had a friend, a professor of archaeology who would joke with her about her name as in “the Rosetta Stone” (this was before the internet when people had to work long hours hand-crafting their own jokes).

Only one week now from today I will be providing the Rosetta Stone for some of my favorite Balkan Music at the University Club of Portland and I wanted to invite you! Have you always wondered about those balkan ornaments? The odd meters? Or have you just enjoyed Roma (gypsy), music, Bulgarian and Klezmer as I have, and want a little more insight into their secrets, the scales, the cultural context, and the history? Sound boring? OH NOOOOO, it’s not as I and my good friend Paul Evans, as…

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