L’chaim Kapelye on Soundcloud – samples (from their EP) of Papirosen, Happy Nign, and Di Zilberne Khasene (silver wedding) – LCK are the band that emerged from the 2012-13 MKK generation.

Ibbergerblibbernis – this is the band that emerged out of the 2013-14 cohort of the Michael Kahan Kapelye (they were previously called The Fermishte Klezmer band: Zay Gezunt

Dos Lebn Iz a Shpas – DLIAS are the band that emerged from the 2014-15 cohort of the Michael Kahan Kapelye: Yidl mitn Fidl 

Hard Times Kapelye on Soundcloud — in-house recordings of the ensemble in which Richard Fay – joint Musical Director of the Michael Kahan Kapelye – plays horns.

Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble (CUKE) in concert (Willard Memorial Chapel in Auburn, NY, on March 11, 2012).

MKK PERFORMANCES — Very generously, many former MKK ensemblists have agreed for a recording (often not a final one) of their piece for assessment to be made available here as a stimulus for future ensemblists, and as an archive of the types of pieces which have been selected and the diverse arrangements which have been developed over the last few years. We ask you to bear in mind the status of these impromptu recordings – with any glitches/imperfections that the musicians feel may result from the far-from-ideal recording situation – as you listen to (and watch) them. Their generosity is very much appreciated.

2020-2021 Generation

  • to follow

2019-2020 Generation — the assessed concert was cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic

  • (to follow)

2018-2019 Generation

2017-18 Generation — 

  • pending

2016-17 Generation

  • pending

2015-2016 and earlier generations