Upcoming LIVE Performances
Sunday, November 15
Session Title: La Nona Kanta: The Remarkable Life of Flory Jagoda
Session Description: While Flory Jagoda may be best known for her Hanukah song, “Ocho Kandelikas,” her life is a story of survival and courage that has particular relevance in today’s turbulent world. Through her music and her magnetic personality, Flory turned the tragic fate of her family and Balkan Sephardic culture into a celebration of five centuries of faith and tradition, giving meaning to the rest of her life, and delighting audiences worldwide. Using narration, songs, and images, Trio Sefardi tells this remarkable story.
Zoom Room: Room 6
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m. Pacific / 9:30 p.m. Eastern
Sonoma Jewish Music Series
Free and open to viewers around the world!
Sunday, Jan. 10 | 7 pm
Jammin Java, Vienna,VA
The Life and Music of Flory Jagoda
A Sephardic story and songs from the Bosnian village of Flory’s childhood through her journey as a refugee, her arrival in the United States and the gift of her compositions over the years. Susan celebrates the memory and culture of Flory’s Sephardic Jewish community.
This presentation is designed to be a concert or an interactive workshop.
The Key From Spain
A young people’s workshop based on the book, The Key From Spain, written by Debbie Levy about the life of Flory Jagoda. Susan weaves songs throughout the reading of the story and invites discussion with a variety of age groups from K-8.
This program is designed as an interactive workshop.
Artist In Residence Weekend
Susan offers the Jewish community prayers and songs that may be included in a Shabbat service. An evening concert and educational workshops welcoming families and teachers may be included in this exciting cultural and musical weekend!
This program is designed to be customized just for your community’s needs.
Susan performs a variety of music styles and is a member of three musical groups.
Please click below to visit each group’s website for programs and performances.
Watch Susan Perform LIVE at the Kennedy Center with Trio Sefardi
Selected Past Concerts and Programs
Susan Gaeta and Flory Jagoda | Flory Jagoda Sephardic Music Fund Concert | Congregation Beth Israel Charlottesville, VA
“A Sephardic Musical Journey” | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies | Tucson Jewish Community Center
Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center | Trio Sefardi
The Jewish Folk Arts Society
Flory Jagoda Sephardic Music Workshop | Jewish Community Center, Rockville, MD
Traditional Music: Lecture and Performance Series: Susan Gaeta | University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
The Incomparable Flory Jagoda: accompanied by Susan Gaeta and Howard Bass | Boston Jewish Music Festival
“Celebration of Diversity” | THE FLORY JAGODA TRIO | Corporation for National and Community Service Office of Civil Rights
Susan Gaeta: Sephardic Journey | Reconstructionist Rabbinical College | President’s Council Weekend Concert Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.
Susan Gaeta Performs the Music of Flory Jagoda | Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)
24th Jewish Music Festival | JCC East Bay
Flory Jagoda and Friends | Folklore Society of Greater Washington
Hanukkah Concert | Askenaz Foundation, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
The Jewish Museum in Baltimore, Trio Sefardi
An die Musik LIVE! with Trio Sefardi
Center for Jewish History: International Ladino Day: A Celebration of Story and Song
Susan Gaeta and Gina Sobel | Congregation Adat Reyim