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Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi: With A Little Horseradish On the Side

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi: With A Little Horseradish On the Side

Wednesday May 17th 2023

Bay College Box Office 2001 N. Lincoln Rd.
2001 N. Lincoln Rd. Escanaba, MI


Cost:  $20 General Admission // $10 K-Bay

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Tel:  906-217-4045

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi: With A Little Horseradish On the Side

Wednesday May 17 at 7:00pm

Prices: $20.00 - $10.00

Yale Strom (violin) is one of the world's leading ethnographer-artists of klezmer and Romani music and history. He has done extensive ethnographic research in Eastern Europe. His findings were instrumental in forming the repertoire of his klezmer band, Hot Pstromi, based in New York and San Diego. Since organizing his band in 1981, he has composed original New Jewish music that combines klezmer with Khasidic melodies, as well as Romani, jazz, classical, Bluegrass, Balkan, Arabic and Sephardic motifs.  Strom's compositions range from several quartets to a full symphony. His classical works are distributed by Donemus Publishers in The Hague, Netherlands. These works have been performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, San Diego Ballet, Malashock Dance Company, Hausmann Quartet, Art of Elan, Burdick-Thorne String Quartet, Rachel Barton Pine, Mike Block, Bordeaux Philharmonic, the Ostrava Philharmonic of the Czech Republic, and others.  In addition, he has composed original music for theatre, film and television. Yale’s fifteen CDs run the gamut from traditional klezmer to "new" Jewish jazz. His CD's are on the Naxos, Transcontinental Music and ARC UK labels.  His latest CD is “Yale Strom’s Broken Consort: Shimmering Lights.” As a collaborator, Strom has had numerous world-renowned partners performing from Carnegie Hall to the United Nations General Assembly to the Kennedy Center, with such artists as: Andy Statman, Mark Dresser, Bert Turetzsky, Marty Ehrlich, Alicia Svigals, Joel Rubin, Hankus Netsky, Peter Sprague, Tripp Sprague, Fred Benedetti, Mike Block, Bruce Molsky, Samir Chatterjee, Salman Ahmad, Muszikas, Marta Sebastyen, Damian Draghici, Sara Caswell, Gilbert Castellanos, Kalman Balogh and many others.  

Strom has also directed 10 award-winning documentary films, written 14 books (including his Yiddish/English children’s illustrated book Shloyml Boyml and His Lucky Dreydl) and two award winning audio dramas. The latest audio drama is Debs in Canton starring Phil Proctor. Strom latest doc. film (2022) Recordially Yours: Lou Curtiss is about the audiophile/ethnomusicologist Lou Curtiss who lived and worked in San Diego. Currently, Strom is developing a musical about the life of artist Marc Chagall with UCSD Theatre director Todd Salovey.

Strom was artist-in-residence in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University, a position created for him 2006 – 2020. Currently he teaches in the Music Dept.  Prior to this, he taught at New York University.

Admission: $20/K-Bay: $10
For discounted tickets, visit or call the Box Office with photo ID/Bay ID.
Discounted tickets cannot be purchased online.

Bay College Box Office
2001 N. Lincoln Rd.
p: 906-217-4045

Annual events in Escanaba

Are you uncertain when to plan your trip to the Bays de Noc? Check out some of our popular annual events and come during your favorite! 

Rapid River Relic Ride

Each year, this vintage snowmobile ride, show and swap happens in the last weekend of January. Do you have an older sled yourself? Come join the fun! The group also makes announcements on their Facebook page

The Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby

In February, this ice fishing derby invites anglers to the Walleye capital of the world. The bigger your catch, the better the prize! Find updated information as the event nears on our Big Freeze Ice Fishing Derby page

Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day Celebrations

Spend your long weekend in the Bays de Noc and celebrate our country with us! Plan for parades, picnics, live music, fireworks, food and more. Search the event calendar for these specific weekends to find each municipality’s plans. 

Kruisin' Klassics

As June approaches, the classic cars cruise into the Bays for the Kruisin’ Klassics Car Show and Swap Meet at the U.P. State Fair Grounds. Peruse the vehicles on display, see who wins best in show awards, test your own speed in a fun run and stick around for the grand finale — a parade!

Fayette Heritage Days

This August event at Fayette Historic State Park and Townsite celebrates the “hey-day” of Fayette as a bustling iron smelting town. Activities include period displays, food, music and a historic baseball game —1860’s style. And you will be invited to play! 

U.P. State Fair 

Since 1928, the Upper Peninsula State Fair has delighted folks from all over as they experience and celebrate the unique culture of Michigan’s U.P. It’s seven days of thrilling rides, enthralling grandstand shows and lots of blue ribbon fun. 

Yooper Fest

Celebrating Yoopers! Each September, join others on Ludington Street in downtown Escanaba as they visit vendors, play games, eat delicious food and enjoy live music and more. 

Holiday Events

Plan your winter trip around these annual holiday events

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