Artist: Adrienne Cooper and Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar

About The Artist:

Adrienne Cooper, z”l, was internationally recognized as one of this generation’s stellar performers of Yiddish vocal music. Orkestra Popilar is a Jewish music ensemble led by accordionist and pianist Art Bailey and featuring bassist Jim Guttmann, violinists Jeremy Brown and Jake Shulman-Ment, and mandolinist Brandon Seabrook. The repertoire includes 20th century Jewish fiddle pieces, improvisation, newly composed music, and pieces from the klezmer and Eastern European repertoire.

Song: Shnei Shoshanim

Contribution to: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

hnei Shoshanim was composed by Mordechai Zeira (1905 – 1968), with lyrics by Yakov Orland (b. 1914). Zeira made aliyah from Russia at the age of 19, and as the “father of Israeli song” became well known as a kind of “troubadour,” traveling the length and breadth of the land, writing songs that captured the spirit of the pioneers and the many communities from which they had come, and gaining a popular following for his music. Orland, also born in Russia made aliyah with his family at the age of 11, and went on to a distinguished literary career that included plays and translations as well as his poetry. His popular lyrics, which attracted many composers to his poetry, earned him the Israel Prize for Israeli Song.

About Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, works to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised $195 million to support clinical and genetic research at medical institutions across the globe.

Shnei Shoshanim

by Adrienne Cooper and Art Bailey’s Orkestra Popilar