We believe that, as humans, we all carry some aspect of egoism that creates negative energy. But we believe
even more strongly in the communicative and healing power of music and song.
We have a chance to harness the divine power that is in each of us to heal and create a better world.
Let us take this step together.
YALE STROM (violin) is a world-renowned pioneer among klezmer revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities. Initially, his work focused primarily on the use and performance of klezmer music among these two groups. Gradually, his focus increased to examining all aspects of their culture, from post-World War II to the present. From more than 2 decades and 75 such research expeditions, Strom has become the world’s leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music and history. His klezmer research was instrumental in helping form the repertoires of his klezmer band, Hot Pstromi, based in New York and San Diego. Since Strom’s first band began in 1981, he has been composing his own New Jewish music, which combines klezmer with Hasidic nigunim, Rom, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs. These compositions range from quartets to a symphony, which premiered with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He composed original music for the Denver Center production of Tony Kushner's The Dybbuk. He also composed all the New Jewish music for the National Public Radio series Fiddlers, Philosophers & Fools: Jewish Short Stories from the Old World to the New, hosted by Leonard Nimoy, as well as numerous film and dance scores. Strom is also one of the only top composers of Jewish music to carry on the tradition of writing original songs, with Yiddish lyrics, about humanitarian and social issues. His twelve CDs run the gamut of traditional klezmer to "new" Jewish music. His latest CDs are “Borsht with Bread Borthers” (Arc Music), “Absolute Klezmer Vol. 2” (Transcontinental Music) and "The Devil's Brides" (Arc Music). Strom has performed with many world renowned musicians including Andy Statman, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Mark O’Connor, Damian Draghici, Alicia Svigals, Salman Ahmad, Samir Chattergee et al. To learn more, please visit www.YaleStrom.com.