SCCO: Sounds of Jewish Culture

Klezmer Band Big Galut(e) and Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra celebrate Jewish culture and music at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre Ballroom!

Sat 8/28/21, 4:30 pm – Sounds of Jewish Culture Part 1
Sun 8/29/21, 3pm – Sounds of Jewish Culture Part 2

$25.00 |  $10 Students


Sounds of Jewish Culture – Aug 29

Hans Gal – Five Intermezzi for String Quartet

Hans Krasa – Passcaglia & Fugue for String Trio

Victor Ullmann – String Quartet No. 3


Erich Korngold – String Quartet No. 3

SCCO Members

Akiko Hosoi, Alexander Margolis – Violins
Chelsea Wimmer – Viola
Kirsten Jermé – Cello


Big Galut(e)

Winner of the Simcha Prize at the 2017 International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Big Galut(e) has been described as ‘soulful and un-selfconsciously poignant’, ‘jubilant’, ‘a real treat for open minds’, and ‘a serious band with lousy American humor’. Big Galut(e) performs a unique repertoire of Jewish music spanning five continents and six centuries. Highlights of the 2017 season include appearances in Amsterdam, at the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival, and on the New York Klezmer Series.

Noted by critics for “the virtuosity of its members”, the band has been heard on APM’s Performance Today, PRI’s The World, and WNYC’s New Sounds, among many radio and TV outlets. The band has appeared as soloists with orchestra, at the National Yiddish Book Center, at chamber music venues (sharing season series with Dawn Upshaw and Zuill Bailey, among others), at colleges from Stanford to Oberlin to Hebrew Union, and at temples, synagogues, and JCCs from Hawaii to the East Coast.


The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra was established in July, 2016 to help continue the thriving arts culture in Sullivan County.
The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to serve the community and elevate the quality of life for all generations through artistic expression and cultural experiences; to inspire a viable renaissance; promoting a positive economic resurgence; supporting physical and emotional well-being by enhancing the cultural fabric of our community.