Michael Wex onstage at Carnegie Hall. Photos with the kind permission of Arnie Goodman.michael_wex_theodore_bikel_carnegie_hall

In June Wex was lucky enough to be invited to perform at Theodore Bikel’s 85th birthday celebration at Carnegie Hall.

Needless to say he was thrilled – Theo and Wex have been friends ever since Theo came to a lecture Wex gaveat UCLA, after which they taught together at Klezkanada.

This was the second time Wex appeared at Carnegie Hall this year – the first time was a klezmer concert organized by Dave Krakauer, which Wex MC’d.

Theo’s birthday bash was in aid of the Juvenile Law Center.michael_wex_theodore_bikel_carnegie_hall_2

Wex appeared alongside Arlo Guthrie, Alan Alda and Peter and Paul (from Peter, Paul and Mary). He had a ball and again, Mrs. Wex was gutted she wasn’t there!