'Oy Vey' is Jewish for 'Uff-da' to be performed at EACThe public is invited to join in on the fun with Elisa Korenne at the Evansville Art Center Saturday, August 21 from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
The public is invited to join in on the fun with Elisa Korenne at the Evansville Art Center Saturday, August 21 from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
This is a free-will offering event. ?
‘Oy Vey’ is Jewish for ‘Uff-da’ is a unique live performance that tells the stories of little known Jewish immigrants who settled in the Upper Midwest.
Korenne, a professional writer, performer and composer, became fascinated with the Jewish immigrants to rural Minnesota when she herself arrived as a Jewish immigrant to rural Minnesota in 2007.
Korenne spent the last year researching the Jewish pioneers of the 19th and early-20th centuries and then crafted original song-portraits that tell their stories.
In her engaging live performances, Korenne intersperses her original songs with story-vignettes and explanations about Jewish culture. Korenne’s warm stage persona invites audiences to relax and enjoy unlikely and fascinating stories from history, her intelligent and engaging songs have audiences singing along, and her “rich voice” has listeners asking for more. ??
Korenne, who is based in New York Mills, has gained national recognition as a writer and songwriter. She specializes in writing songs about unique and uncommon individuals and events generally left out of the historical canon.
She crafts poignant, entertaining songs out of their lives and words. ‘Oy Vey’ is Jewish for ‘Uff-da’ was made possible with support from Rimon: the Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, the Howard B. Brin Jewish Arts Endowment Fund, the Friends of B’nai Abraham and the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest.
This performance is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature.