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October 2023 North American Tour

For the first time since 2017, the Semer Ensemble is coming to North America this October! Our sincere thanks to the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, whose support is making this tour possible. For dates, cities and venues see below. We’ll be updating this list with starting times and ticket information as soon as they become available. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch the Semer Ensemble live! With the generous support of the Lufthansa Group. (Scroll down for the hard-to-believe back story of the Semer Ensemble and to download our music, lyrics and band bios).

Oct 2: Montreal
Oct 4: Ottawa
Oct 5: Toronto
Oct 6: Toronto
Oct 9: NYC
Oct 10: Washington, D.C.
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Founded in 2012, the Semer Ensemble is dedicated to music recorded by Jewish artists during the Nazi period on the almost unknown, Berlin-based Semer record label. Destroyed by the Nazis in 1938, the entire Semer catalogue of hundreds of precious, unique recordings was considered lost forever until it was miraculously rediscovered and retrieved from around the world by Dr. Rainer Lotz in the early 2000s. The Semer Ensemble has performed deeply moving renditions of this music in important venues throughout Europe and North America, and has been featured on ARTE, 3Sat, CBC and many other major print and electronic media. A brilliant artistic collaboration under the leadership of Alan Bern, the ensemble also features Paul Brody, Daniel Kahn, Mark Kovnatskiy, Sasha Lurje, Martin Lillich, Fabian Schnedler and Mark Kovnatskiy. To read the story of the the original Semer label and the Semer Ensemble and to get the lyrics and translations of the songs on our acclaimed CD, "Rescued Treasures," just click the three download links above: "lyrics," "notes" and "band." Thank you for your interest in the Semer Ensemble!

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