Shalhavet Productions

“Promoting cultural understanding and peace
between diverse peoples through music and the arts.”

Shalhevet Productions recognizes music as an expression of humanity’s most profound perceptions, yearnings and aspirations. Music is able to traverse borders and break down barriers of all kinds: national, ideological, racial and religious–and to connect people of diverse backgrounds and traditions.  Founded by Sheldon Sands in 1999 and operating both independently and on behalf of fine sponsoring organizations,  Shalhevet Productions continues to bring outstanding music of the World to Colorado audiences.

A Concert Production History

A Night at the Catskills- An evening of music, mingling, dancing, cabaret and more, recreating the ambiance of the classic New York State “Borsht Belt” clubs of the 1950-60’s. Produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, December 11th, 2022

Planina- A Celebration of Eastern European Music Benefiting Humanitarian Relief for Ukraine -Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, August 20th, 2022

Bill Douglas & Kaleidoscope- With Bill Douglas, Ty Burhoe and Sandra Wong-Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, June 18th, 2022

Katie Glassman & Snapshot -A concert on Chanukah with national fiddle champion Katie Glassman, with Greg Schochet, Eric Moon and Charles Parker Mertens. – produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, December 22nd, 2019

Celebrating the Jewish Songsmiths of the Motown Era –A concert and dance party exploring the Jewish contribution to R&B, soul, blues, and Motown.- produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, October 27th, 2019

Fortunato -Gypsy, Klezmer, Indian, Latin, African and other roots traditions in a jazz improvisation  setting. -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, May 11th, 2019

You’ve Got a Friend: A Tribute to Carole King-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, January 13th 2019

Klezmania -Boulder Klezmer Consort & Special Guests-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Dec 24th, 2016, 2017, 2018

Barbelfish Balkan Band -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, December 1st, 2018

An Enchanted Evening Of Turkish Mystic Music with Latif Bolat– Columbine Unity, Boulder, November 11th 2018

African Roots & Rhythm- Songs of Celebration and Connection -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, November 3rd, 2018

If It Ain’t Got that Swing, A celebration of Swing-era Jazz-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, October 28th, 2018

Claudia Schmidt and Carla Sciaky -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, October 27th 2018

Dead Sea Strolls Concert with Sheldon Sands & Sherefe -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, June 14th 2018

Kodachrome – A Paul Simon Tribute Concert-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, May 17th 2018

Rachid Halihal & Friends: Boulder House Concert- March 27th 2018 

Immigrant Dreams and the American Musical-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, February 11, 2018

Folk Roots Pioneers: A Hootenanny-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, January 21, 2018

The 7th Generation Band -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, November 19th, 2017

Semplice Baroque -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, October 29th 2017

Pete Wernick and Flexigrass-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, October 22 2017

World Music Trio: Landes, Wong & Gadbaw -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Sept 29th, 2017

Jazz Crossings with David Fulker & Friends -produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, September 24, 2017

Bob Dylan Tribute Concert -produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, June 18th, 2017

Planina: Songs of Eastern Europe-Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, April 29, 2017

The Magic of Benny Goodman with the Anderson Bros– Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, April 6, 2017

Ljuba Davis Ladino Ensemble-produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Nov 17th, 2016

Family Concert with Rabbi Joe Black -produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Nov 13th, 2016

Andy Statman Trio-Between Heaven and Earth -produced for ACE at the Boulder JCC/Levin Hall, Nov 13th, 2016

World Music Trio: Landes, Wong & Gadbaw– -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series,November 6th, 2016

Colcannon Irish Ensemble–Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Sept 10th, 2016

Adam Agee and Jon Sousa in Concert -Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, June 5th, 2016

Bill Douglas & Kaleidoscope, featuring Ty Burhoe and Sandra Wong-Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, May 7th, 2016

Carla Sciaky & Propinquity Reunion Concert- Saturday, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, April 16th, 2016

Marrakech Express– Music of North Africa, Andalusia and the Middle East, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Feb 27th, 2016

Southern Journey: Black, White and Brown Blues– Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, January 23rd, 2016

Opa! A Night of Soulful Sounds from Athens to Jerusalem-with Sherefe, Faye Nepon & the Boulder Klezmer Consort, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Dec 5th, 2015

Planina- An Evening of Songs from Eastern Europe– Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Nov 7th, 2015

Five Spice World Music Ensemble– Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, May 2, 2015

Latif Bolat-An Enchanted Evening of Turkish Mystical Music– with Jesse Manno and James Hoskins, Nevei Kodesh Concert Series, Dec 4, 2014

Let My People Go: Songs of Freedom and Liberation -with Southern Journey & the Boulder Klemer Consort, Boulder Mennonite Church, April 2, 2011

World Music for Haiti- A Benefit Concert -with Nii Armah Sowah & 1000 Voices Project, Jayme Stone, Grant Gordy, Bamboche, Saltanah Middle Eastern Ensemble, Ian Hutchison, James Grubb, Libra Moon Trio, Marta Burton, Sandra Wong, Naropa University, March 13th, 2010

Southern Journey – A Tribute to Alan Lomax  featuring Marta Burton and ensemble, produced on behalf of the Colorado Musician’s Consortium, Boulder Chautauqua, 2009

Light from the Desert featuring Naser Musa, Yair Dalal and Ty Burhoe, CU Boulder and DU Denver, 2008, produced on behalf of The Mizel Museum and ISIME

Sherefe  Trident Cafe, Boulder 2008

Beyond the Pale co-produced with Standing Ovation Productions, Boulder, 2008

Charming Hostess produced on behalf of The Center For Judaic Studies, DU, Denver and Boulder, 2007 and 2008

Divahn featuring Galeet Darashti produced on behalf of The Center For Judaic Studies, DU, Denver, 2007

World Music for Hurricane Katrina Victims- A Benefit Concert, Naropa University, Nov, 2005

Music Masters of the Middle East with Rachid Halihal and Yinon Muallem Boulder, 2005

Yair Dalal and Ty Burhoe Denver and Boulder 2005/06

Latif Bolat Ensemble Boulder 2005 and 2008

Yair Dalal and Friends Boulder, 2003

Authentic Music of Uzbekistan with Tofahan Pinkasola Ensemble, Boulder JCC, 2002

Dead Sea Strolls CD release concert featuring Sheldon Sands, Eyal Sela, Yinon Muallem and members of Sherefe Chautauqua Community House, Boulder, March 2002

The Perfume Road with Yair Dalal and the Al Ol Ensemble, First Baptist Church, Boulder, September 2001, sponsored by the Yesod Foundation

Music for Peace featuring Nabil Azzam and Sasha Toperich with Sherefe, Boulder Public Library Auditorium, November 2000

The Poetry of Peace, Spiritual Music of the Middle East featuring Omar Faruk Tekbilek Ensemble and Davka, Boulder Theater, October 1999

Affiliations & Sponsors

Yesod Foundation
Addison Mini Grant
BCAA Mini Grant
ACE at the Boulder JCC
The Boulder Weekly
KGNU 88.5

“Music may achieve the highest of all missions: She may be a bond between nations, races and states, who are strangers to one another in many ways; She may unite what is disunited, and bring peace to what is hostile.”

– Dr. Max Bendiner