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Lilith the Night Demon

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2014.

LilithGet a behind-the-scenes presentation of Veretski Pass' new work, Lilith the Night Demon. Based on the Jewish mythological alternate story of creation, this dramatic work will be presented in May 2014 in association with the 29th Jewish Music Festival.

Veretski Pass will demonstrate how magical practices are incorporated into the work, discuss compositional methods and practices and connect them to historical precedents, and show both the serious and comical aspects of Jewish superstitions that form the core of the work. They will play live and recorded examples of the often bizarre music of Eastern Europe that runs through the work.


# Sessions
Date & time

Thursday, February 20
7:00 pm

Session Time Days Location Instructors
Feb 20 7:00 PM–9:00 PM Thu Jewish Community Library Veretski Pass


Jewish Community Library

1835 Ellis Street

San Francisco, CA 94115


The Library is located between Scott and Pierce on the campus of the Jewish Community High School. There is a free and secure parking garage accessible from Pierce Street; buzz the intercom, announce that you’re coming to the Library, and the gate will go up. For more information call (415) 567-3327.


Veretski Pass

Veretski PassVeretski Pass is Cookie Segelstein, Stuart Brotman, and Joshua Horowitz. The trio plays Old Country Music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia; Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania; Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia; and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Veretski Pass recently performed at the Concertgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam, and their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recording lists of journalists. Learn more at http://www.veretskipass.com/Veretski_Pass/Musicians.html.