|MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Heather Klein|
Heather is a classically trained soprano in San Francisco, and performs Yiddish classical, theater and folk music, as well as opera and other styles.
For the past decade, she has performed across the U.S., Canada and Europe, as a soloist and as part of various musical groups and opera companies. Highlights include singing with Three Yiddish Divas, and touring with the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene alongside, among others, Zalmen Mlotek and Claire Barry of the Barry sisters.
Heather has also performed in New York at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. In addition, she played the role of Rosie in the world-premiere of Ravensbruek Project, a cabaret opera based on the Holocaust, held in Boston.
As the leader of Heather Klein's Inextinguishable Trio, she has also successfully produced a Yiddish-theater album, Mayn Yiddishe Velt, and is preparing to release the trio's latest CD, Shifreles Portret: A Yiddish Art Song Project.
That album consists of numerous classical Yiddish art songs, and a world-premiere of a newly composed piece by accomplished violinist and composer Steven Greenman. It also features a nign - a wordless folk tune - that was collected in Budapest from a Holocaust survivor, and arranged by the trio's violist, Be'eri Moalem.
Heather is also part of a newly formed ensemble, Shabbos Zingt, which will perform at Bay Area synagogues this year, leading Shabbos services with Yiddishkayt melodies.
She earned her bachelor's and master's from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Heather also works as a cantorial soloist and b'nei mitzvah tutor.