Belarsky News and Events

December 2008 Events

Oscar Winners Joel and Ethan Coen's New comedy,"A Serious Man" features Sidor Belarsky's Music on the Soundtrack

"A Serious Man" is slated for release next September and stars Adam Arkin, George Kind, and Fyvush Finkel.

Documentary entitled, "Lchaim Israel" ( A Young Filmmaker's Tribute To Israel) including 60 year old footage of Sidor Belarsky singing, was created by his great, great grandaughter, Michelle Pinczuk.

View the YOUTUBE Video of "L'chaim Israel" Video below

to read more about Michelle Pinczuk's documentary go to :
Lchaim Israel

November, 2007, National Geographic Online Edition Features story on Belarsky:

"Surrounded by photographs and recordings in her Brooklyn apartment, 87-year-old Isabel Belarsky has dedicated more than three decades to preserving the memory—and the music—of her father, musician Sidor Belarsky. Before the Ukraine-born singer died in 1975, he had given 22 solo concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, performed leading roles with opera companies from Russia to the U.S. and Latin America, become a leading interpreter of classic Jewish religious music and folk songs, and recorded more than 30 albums. To experience the power and beauty of traditional Yiddish and Hebrew songs, Isabel Belarsky says, “it is important to know how they were originally performed.” By introducing new audiences to her father’s music, Belarsky says she hopes to preserve “a feeling for the vibrant culture that gave rise to it.”"

June 2006

Jvibe website posts essay by Michelle Pinczuk, Isabel Belarsky's great granddaughter, on Isabel's efforts to preserve her father's musical legacy. To read the essay, visit JVIBE

Thursday, March 9, 2006, Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd Street, New York City (between Park & Madison Avenues)

*Sidor Belarksy's Purim Tapes

Monday, November 7th, 2005, the Yiddish Artists & Friends presented a tribute to Sidor Belarsky

*With Cantor Dan Singer singing some of Sidor's favorite songs.

Israel America Foundation Presents A Purim Program

Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 2-4 PM, Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd Street, New York City (between Park & Madison Avenues)

* Sidor Belarsky Purim tapes

* Purim Spiel with the IAF Players

Celebrating Sidor Belarsky's Birthday With Songs for the Jewish Basso

February 22, 2005, 11:00 AM, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 West 4th Street, New York, N.Y.

Featuring: Daniel Singer, Bass, Hayley Kobilinsky, Soprano, Dan Sklar and Reuben Zellman and the School of Sacred Music Choir.

Joyce Rosenzweig, pianist
Pedro D'Aquino, Organist