New York Mills resident Elisa Korenne will give a performance of her program of songs called "Oy Vey is Jewish for Uff-da" on Saturday, May 7 at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
Doors for the concert open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 the day of the concert. Student admission is $5. Tickets can be reserved by calling 218-385-3339.
The Rimon: Minnesota Jewish Community Foundation sponsored the creation of this 60-minute concert of songs and stories about Jews who immigrated to the rural Midwest. The concert presents a great edu-tainment piece about a unique cultural element of the United States.
Korenne's rich voice and engaging songcraft brings a rare authenticity to her music. After cutting her teeth in the New York City music scene, the preeminent independent music retailer CD Baby hailed Elisa as "one of the best we've ever heard" and Singer & Musician magazine said she "belongs on anyone's must-play list."
Over the last two years, Korenne has been gaining renown for her Ordinarily Unsung project. The Jerome Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, the Hedgebrook Foundation and the Robert M. MacNamara Foundation selected Korenne as a recipient of four artistic fellowships for her Ordinarily Unsung project about members of the fringe in American history.
As a performer, Korenne has been a headliner at regional, national and international festivals. In 2005, the Nevers-a-Vif music festival in France chose Korenne to open the line-up of international artists.
Korenne has earned songwriting awards from the Plowshares Songwriting Contest, Sisters Folk Festival, Great American Song Contest, Song of the Year, Song Prize and the Philadelphia Songwriters' Project.