Howard Fishman brings ‘Instructions’ to Skidmore

HOWARD FISHMAN (Jack Vartoogian/FrontRowPhotos)

“No Further Instructions,” a performance by Howard Fishman with New York Times travel journalist Michael Benanav, takes place at 8 pm Friday tonight in the Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The program combines original music, historical memoir, storytelling and photography to document the duo’s exploits and experiences as American Jews in rural Romania.

Fishman uses music to better understand his heritage and identity as a Jewish American, and the voice is decidely Jewish, but the music he creates as a singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader often flirts with jazz, soul, country, blues and gospel. Fishman’s most recent recording is 2011’s “The Howard Fishman Quartet Vol. III: Moon Country.”

Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and the Skidmore community, and free for students and children. Please visit http://www.skidmore.edu/zankel for ticket information.

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