Music & More

Music & More is an eclectic music and cultural performance series hosted by CBSRZ that is now entering its 10th year of offering widely acclaimed programming to the public. We update our calendar regularly – please bookmark this page and visit often!

LOCAL RESTAURANT AND BUSINESS SPONSORS

Plan your visit to Music & More with this map of our supporting restaurants and merchants. Some of our local restaurants are offering special discounts to ticket holders.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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PAST EVENTS

THE CLUPPIN SPIELERS

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

5:00 p.m.

Cluppin SpielersThe community is invited to join us for our annual community picnic and free concert, featuring The Cluppin Spielers, the new CBSRZ house band. Performing a mix of old and new, The Cluppin Spielers’ repertoire draws on the traditional melodies of Eastern European Klezmer, contemporary Jewish Bluegrass known as “JewGrass,” and Americana Folk. Regardless of the genre, the group’s lively, toe-tapping melodies leave audiences laughing, smiling, and clapping. So, come enjoy and bring your lawn chairs or blanket and be delighted by the sounds of The Clupppin Spielers.

Although there is no charge for the performance, concertgoers will have the opportunity to purchase grilled and other summer fare, with proceeds benefiting local charitable organizations. In the event of rain, we’ll move the music and food inside. You can, of course, bring your own entrée (out of respect for CBSRZ kosher dietary restrictions, please no shellfish or pork products).  No RSVP required.

THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018

4:00 p.m.

Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future.

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THE MACCABEATS

SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018

4:00 p.m.

The Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences around the world, from Alabama to New Zealand and everywhere in between. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all ages.

 

COMEDY TONIGHT

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018

8:00 p.m.

Something familiar, something peculiar as CBSRZ turns into a NY comedy club featuring Alexandra McHale and Johnny Lampert, both veterans of Comedy Central, network TV, casinos, and the NYC comedy club circuit. Audience 18 and older.

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BIVOLITA KLEZMER QUARTET & COMMUNITY PICNIC

SUNDAY, JUNE 25, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Kick off your summer at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek’s annual outdoor community concert and picnic offering free entertainment with the music of Bivolita (Bee-vo-lee-tsa) Klezmer Quartet.

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DALIA LAZAR

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017

5:00 p.m.

After several years absence, we welcome back pianist Dalia Lazar on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to the ninth season of Music & More to perform several Beethoven sonatas in her warm and compelling style.

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THE MACCABEATS

SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017

5:00 p.m.

The Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences around the world, from Alabama to New Zealand and everywhere in between. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation, and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all ages.

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KATHY KOSINS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017

5:00 p.m.

The phenomenally multi-talented jazz soul singer Kathy Kosins comes to Chester, CT from Detroit “Motor City” for a very special concert on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Kathy will be backed by local jazz legend Earl MacDonald and his combo.

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©CBSRZ, Music & More 2016, Kathy Kosins
©CBSRZ, Music & More 2016, Kathy Kosins
©CBSRZ, Music & More 2016, Kathy Kosins
©CBSRZ, Music & More 2016, Kathy Kosins
©CBSRZ, Music & More 2016, Kathy Kosins
©CBSRZ, Music & More 2016, Kathy Kosins

STRING OF PEARLS BIG BAND and PICNIC ON THE LAWN

SUNDAY, JUNE 26th

5:00 p.m.

String of Pearls Big Band, “a much treasured Connecticut resource for 25 years,” says our concert producer David Zeleznik, provides the means to the great American music of the 20th century.

CBSRZ’s annual musical picnic offers some fascinatin’ rhythm as well as a chance to swing, cha-cha, tango and otherwise show your stuff.  Proceeds from sale of kosher hot dogs and other food items will benefit local charitable organizations.

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©CBSRZ Music & More, 2016 Summer Picnic with String of Pearls
©CBSRZ Music & More, 2016 Summer Picnic with String of Pearls
©CBSRZ Music & More, 2016 Summer Picnic with String of Pearls
Paul Winter Consort

PAUL WINTER CONSORT

SUNDAY, APRIL 10th

5:00 p.m.

The Paul Winter Consort is an American musical group, led by soprano saxophonist Paul Winter, one of the pioneers of world music.  Founded in 1967, the group mixes elements of jazz, classical music, world music and the sounds of animals and nature.  Welcome Spring with their program “In Celebration of the Earth.”

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©CBSRZ Music & More, Paul Winter Consort
©CBSRZ Music & More, Paul Winter Consort
©CBSRZ Music & More, Paul Winter Consort

CARAVAN OF THIEVES

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28th

5:00 p.m.

Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni bring their unique blend of gypsy swing and popular music that hearkens back to the swing era, when music and entertainment reached creative heights.

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@CBSRZ Music & More, Caravan of Thieves

CONCERT with AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17th

5:00 p.m.

For 18 years, the Afro-Semitic Experience has captivated audiences with their unique blend of music.  This is the music of peace and joyous diversity.

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YOUTH WORKSHOPS with AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17th

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Our youth will have the opportunity to participate in a one-hour workshop with Afro-Semitic Experience prior to the concert.

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SERVICE TIMES

Friday Evenings

  • 7:30 (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • 5:45 (Winter)

First Fridays

  • 7:00 First Friday Fun
  • 7:30 First Friday Service

Saturday

  • 9:00 Weekly Holy Scrollers Torah Study
  • 10:30 2nd Saturday Shabbat Morning Service & Potluck Kiddush Luncheon

Weekdays

  • 8:00 Wednesday Morning Minyan

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