November NY Andalus Ensemble/Asefa Events Early in November, there are several events in the New York Andalus Ensemble family happening. Under the rubric of Asefa Music (the projects of Samuel Torjman Thomas, who directs the NYAE), there are several music lectures in the coming week, in the northeast: November 1, University of Pennsylvania: Thomas will be giving a lecture at the Traditional Jewish Food Club. (tickets) November 4, Merkin Concert Hall, NYC: Thomas will moderate a Q&A with Israeli singer Yasmin Levy. (tickets) November 5, Rutgers Film Festival, NJ: Thomas will give a musical lecture on the film On the Tigris River. (tickets) November 10, JCC Manhattan: The NY Andalus Chamber Trio kicks off the shabbat with an evening program of food and music, for only $18! (tickets) There will be more NYAE performances by both large and small ensembles in December, so be sure to check back!