Benefit Concert



Sunday, March 10, 2024, 3 p.m.

Migwan, Herrengrabenweg 50, Basel

Benefit concert: “Schmendriks Rejse in di naje Welt”

Centuries of exclusion and ostracism may make you despair, but they are also processed in wonderfully sad songs. And hope for a new life in the new world inspires many people, including our resilient dreamer Schmendrik, the Yiddelech. A multifaceted sound diary accompanies him musically and exemplarily on his journey full of love and suffering from “z Basel a mym Rhy” to New York on the Atlantic.

Musically accompanied by Schmendriks Bande:

Maria Gessler – vocals, Jürg Gutjahr – clarinets, Rudi Meier – accordion

Guest speaker: Rachel Halpern, Co-President New Israel Fund (NIF) Switzerland

Apéro and open “pot collection” for the benefit of the NIF project “Safety Net” in Israel

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