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June 16, 2003

Jewish Choral Festival begins, London, UK, Jun 16

The JMI Barry Weinberg Jewish Choral Festival Sing to the Lord 1626 June 2003

For ten days in June, London will resound with Jewish choral singing when choirs and choristers from all over come together for the first international Choirs Festival in London, set up in memory of our dear colleague Barry Weinberg.

For further info: www.jmi.org.uk/performance/choral03/chorfest03.html

June 22, 2003

KlezCalifornia opens, San Francisco, CA

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music is a 5 day immersion program in klezmer music, yiddish language, and folk arts.It is being presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

KlezCalifornia takes place at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay: 1835 Ellis St. SF between Pierce & Scott

The dates are: Sunday -Friday June 22-27, 2003
The Time: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For Registration & Information: (415) 789-7679, www.klezCalifornia.org or info@klezcalifornia.org. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938

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Maalot Summer Institute in Jewish Music, Liturgy, and Ceremonial Arts, Rockville, MD

Founded in 1988, we are a trans-denominational seminary devoted to Jewish music, liturgy and the ceremonial arts. Our founding faculty includes Rabbi-cantor David Shneyer, Rabbi Max Ticktin, Rabbi Bob Saks, Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat, Cantor Sue Roemer, Dr. Diane Jacobstein. Our extended and guest faculty includes Flory Jagoda, Jerome Barry, Linda Hirschhorn, Hanna Tiferet Siegel, Norman Shore, Rabbi Mindy Portnoy, Cantor Abe Golinkin and other Jewish educators.

The Institute will be held from Jun 22 - 26, 2003

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June 27, 2003

Yiddish Weekend, Sylvan Lake, NY, Jun 27-29

The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring presents a participatory weekend of workshops and classes on Sylvan Lake at

Circle Lodge
June 27-29, 2003
TIF YIDDISH

Spend the weekend in a total environment of Yiddish culture: Yiddish classes, lectures and film screenings, Klezmer instrumental workshops/band, Yiddish singing, creative writing workshop (in English), children's program (ages K-7th grade)

For more information call Stacey Bosworth 212-889-6800 ext. 271 Space is limited! Call now!

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June 28, 2003

13th Festival for Jewish Culture, Krakow, Poland, opens today

festival logoThe Cracow Festival for Jewish Culture starts today, and will end with the legendaray Open Air at Szeroka Street next Saturday (July 6)!! www.jewishfestival.pl (or, english: www.jewishfestival.pl/index_en.php)

June 29, 2003

Intensive Yiddish Week, London, UK

Ot Azoy! This is the way... ...to speak, read and write Yiddish in a week!

A brilliant crash course in Yiddish language and culture Sunday 29 JuneFriday 4 July 2003

Click here for registration form for Ot Azoy and/or Klezfest 2003

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July 2, 2003

Yiddish Dance, Victoria, BC, Canada, Jul 2

Helen Winkler will be presenting an evening of Yiddish dance a.k.a. Eastern European Jewish Folk Dance, on the evening of July 2, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Address: 5990 Old West Saanich Road, Brentwood, BC

Registration Fee: $7

Depending on the weather, we'll either be dancing in a very large yurt or outside. A combination of recorded and live music will be offered.

To register contact Mary at dlowther@telus.net or phone (250) 592-5156. Space is limited, so do pre-register

July 6, 2003

KlezFest London 2003, Jul 6 - 10

KlezFest London 2003
Klezmer music, song and dance
Sunday 6 July, 11.00 am–Thursday 10 July, 11.30pm

For further info, see www.jmi.org

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July 12, 2003

Klezfest, St. Petersburg, Russia, July 12-16

An international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern European Jewry, to be held July 12-16, 2003 in St. Petersburg, Russia. KlezFest in St. Petersburg," now in its seventh year, is the oldest Klezmer seminar in Russia. The 2003 festival will include master-classes on Yiddish folk songs and Klezmer music, workshops on Yiddish folklore and Yiddish dance, lectures, concerts, and two excursions: "Jewish St. Petersburg" and "Rivers and Canals of St. Petersburg." Our staff will include world-famous musicians -- the world's leading expert on Yiddish dance, violinist, accordion player, vocalist, and ethnomusicologist Michael Alpert from New York, wonderful Yiddish singer and storyteller Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam, and the outstanding Klezmer clarinetist from Berlin, Christian Dawid.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via fax at (+7-812) 314-5117, or e-mail Alexander Frenkel.

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July 21, 2003

Hankus Netsky Summer Klezmer Institute, Boston, MA, Jul 21-25 CANCELLED

The Hankus Netsky Summer Klezmer Institute has been cancelled

New England Conservatory of Music • 290 Huntington Avenue • Boston, MA 02115 • (617) 585-1100

For further information, see online, or call 617-585-1126

July 27, 2003

Weimar Klez Weeks, Weimar, Germany, Jul 27 - Aug 10

I'd like to announce the Weimar Klezmer Weeks Workshops 2003, expanded to two whole weeks, from July 27 to August 10, in Weimar, Germany. There will be a special 3-day workshop concentrating on Yiddish song repertoire and style, conducted by Michael Alpert, Adrienne Cooper, Alan Bern and Marilyn Lerner, and special 3-day Yiddish danceworkshop, conducted by Zev Feldman, Michael Alpert, Brave Old World + Christian Dawid and Sanne Möricke, and finally, a week-long workshop for advanced klezmer musicians, instrumentalists only, conducted by Brave Old World, Frank London and Sophie Solomon (Oi Va Voi). Weimar is a wonderful city and the facilities for the workshop are incredible. Please check out the website for further information about this unique event. Web: www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de

Weimar Klezmer Weeks Yiddish Songs, Jul 27 - 30

Yiddish Songs "Shtibl, Shtetl, Shtot" (Home, Town, City), Jul 27-30

A workshop especially for singers and accompanists of Yiddish song, dedicated to genres, styles and fine points of pronunciation and dialects. The main topics will be: Yiddish Theatre Song, Yiddish Folk & Traditional Song, Contemporary Yiddish Song Styles, Yiddish Pronunciation and Dialects, and Developing a Personal Style.

For further information: www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de/workshop_ges_engl.htm

August 3, 2003

Klezmer music workshop, Weimar, Germany, Aug 3-10

Bridges: Between Klezmer & New Jewish Music"

In response to the wishes of many participants in the Weimar workshops in 2000 and 2002, we've chosen a focus this year which is contemporary as well as historical. In addition to the musicians of Brave Old World, we're delighted to have Frank London and Sophie Solomon as teachers in 2003, both musicians internationally known for their innovative Jewish music projects (see biographies). The workshop is aimed at experienced players of klezmer or other Jewish music. In lectures, master classes and ensembles, we will investigate questions of style, repertoire and performance practise relating traditional klezmer music to contemporary Jewish musics. Particular attention will be paid to improvisation and innovations in rhythm, harmony, melody and form.

August 10, 2003

Cantorial Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 10-13

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

August 19, 2003

8th Annual KlezKanada, Quebec, Canada, Aug 19-24

One of the best Klezmer/yiddish culture camps in North America is the annual "KlezKanada", held each years in the spectacular Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Organized, in part, by the folks in Brave Old World, the program is always spectacular.

Events include lectures, a mini film festival, and of course, intensive workshops in singing, klezmer music, theatre, and dance. The "Kidz for Klez" program is also great. This is the best summer camp in the world (in fact, the event is hosted at a Jewish summer camp). Register early to get the best bunks.

Although most events start on the 20th, today is the day to arrive, get oriented, and get in some preliminary jamming.

For further information, visit the site website, www.klezkanada.com

August 24, 2003

Klezfest, Ukraine, Aug 24-29

The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine, with the support of the Jewish Communities Development Fund for Russia and Ukraine (USA) and the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine announces the fourth annual Klezfest music festival in Kiev on August 24-29, 2003! Klezfest Ukraine 2003 will be devoted to the study of the traditional performance of Ashkenazi music and its modern interpretation and composition. Special attention will be devoted to methods of promotion of modern Jewish music in the music market. Performers (vocalists and musicians), members of Jewish music bands and composers who use elements of traditional Jewish music are invited to take part in Klezfest Ukraine 2003.

For additional information please contact the organizing committee.
The Center of Jewish Education in Ukraine
6 Kurska St., Room 37, 03049, Kiev, Ukraine
Telephone: (380-44) 248-3670, 248-3634, 248-5377;
fax: (380-44) 248-3670, 248-5377
E-mail: center@cjeu.carrier.kiev.ua

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August 29, 2003

Folksbiene Weekend, Catskills, NY, Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1

folksbiene logoSpend Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 - Sep 1, with the New Folksbiene Yiddish Theater as they prepare for their 89th season. Enjoy lectures, demonstrations, panel discussions and concerts, and participate in activities ranging from choral singing to an acting workshop.

For reservations, call 800-551-1553 or 845-221-2771 or www.circle.org/Circle/circle%20v.2/wcsr.htm

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October 26, 2003

Soviet and Kosher, Toronto, Canada, Oct 26-27

Soviet & Kosher: A Century of Jewish Culture in Russia

Chancellor Jackman Program for the Arts Symposium
Sunday, October 26 and Monday, October 27
Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
Munk Centre for International Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, South House

This looks like an exciting symposium with talks and workshops ranging from klezmer to theatre to religion. For a full schedule (sadly, PDF only), go to www.utoronto.ca/crees/sk/program.pdf

November 9, 2003

Michael Alpert in two events, Victoria, BC, Canada, Nov 9

Michael Alpert will be giving a lecture titled "Funny You Don't Look Klezmer: A Jewish Mucician's Guide to the Autobahn", followed by a half-hour klezmer performance as part of a day-long workshop on the history of Yiddish Culture on Sunday, November 9. The other speakers will be Naomi Sheindel Seidman, Sarah Abrevaya Stein and Nahma Sandrow.

Location: University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Time: 11:30 to 5PM
Date: November 9
Contact: 250 - 472-4747 / fax - 250-721-8774
Cost: $61.
Sponsors: Jewish Community Centres of Victoria and Vancouver , University of Victoria, Department of Continuing Studies and the Waldman Holocaust Education Committee at UBC

That same evening Michael will be the main feature at the Victoria Folk Music Society; the first hour of the evening is open stage and Michael will play the second hour. We plan to have a couple of local klezmer groups on the open stage as well. Here are the details:

Place: Norway House - 1118 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC
Time: 7:30PM till 10PM (doors open at 7PM)
Tickets: $4 at the door - rush seats
Contact: Mary Lowther at 592-5156

November 17, 2003

Yiddish Song Workshop, San Francisco, CA, Nov 17

Yiddish Song Workshop -- Political Songs and Songs of Freedom
Monday, November 17 12-1:30pm
Congregation Beth Sholom -- corner of 14th & Clement, San Francisco
Friedman Center
Led by Sharon Jan Bernstein

A combination teaching session and sing-along, these Yiddish song workshops
are designed for us all to learn -- and sing -- more of the thousands of
amazing Yiddish songs that exist. Texts will be provided in Yiddish and in
transliteration, and we'll go over the meanings and melodies together. Both
more and lesser known songs will be covered.

If these workshops appeal to you, but the timing doesn't work, please
contact Sharon Bernstein at hazzanbernstein@bethsholomsf.org. We're looking
into offering these workshops at a different time and are trying to gage
interest.

December 14, 2003

Art of Yiddish, Los Angeles, CA, Dec 14-20, begins

brochure coverANNOUNCING: The only West Coast and the world's only winter Yiddish intensive: the 4th annual "Art of Yiddish: Entering the Heart of a Culture Through Its Beat", Los Angeles, December 14 20, 2003. Learn Yiddish with the best Yiddish teachers in North America: Pesakh Fiszman, Anna Gonshor, Miriam Hoffman, Sheyndl Liberman, and Sheva Zucker. Develop a deeper understanding of the culture that created our beloved Klezmer music and humor, with world-renown klezmorim Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss teaching song and dance workshops (bring along your own instruments too); ethnomusicologist Robert Cohen revealing the back stories to Yiddish music; and writer/actor Yakov Basner illuminating the comic side of Yiddish literature from Chelm to Moshe Nadir. Theodore Bikel joins us for our closing concert and farbrengen.

It's the perfect time to explore your roots through the vitality, soul, and wit of Yiddish culture. Produced in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies and the University of Judaism Department of Continuing Education. For more information and to request or download the brochure, please visit www.yiddishinstitute.org or e-mail Miriam@yiddishinstitute.org.

December 20, 2003

Judas Maccabeus, St. Louis, MO, Dec 20

For most of its 33 years of existence the St. Louis Circle of Jewish Music has sponsored an annual Chanukah choral festival. This year we begin a new tradition in collaboration with the suburban University City Symphony Orchestra - a "Judas Maccabeus" sing-along. Taking place (this year) at United Hebrew Congregation on December 20th, the combined choirs of most of the city's Jewish congregations will collaborate with the Orchestra, directed by Dr. Leon Burke, III, with solos sung by members of the Circle. Audience members may purchase a score for $18 which serves as a ticket for this and all future years, and then may sing along with the on-bima choir.

In researching the program notes I've become further surprised at the story of Handel's writing such a Jewish oratorio. "Messiah" notwithstanding, the vast majority of Handel's oratorios are on subjects from Tanach - "Old Testament" to him - "Deborah," "Israel in Egypt," "Joseph and His Brethren," etc. And "Judas Maccabeus" goes even one step further by NOT being of O.T. provenance, and hence lacking even that relevance for Christians. Apparently there was a political metaphor - a recently suppressed revolution. But I prefer the apocryphal story that Handel was advised to compose for royalty and the aristocracy, but wanted to see seats filled in the theater, and so wrote for the Jews.

December 23, 2003

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-29

KlezKamp returns to CatskillsThe 19th Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program "KlezKamp" will be held from December 23-29, 2003 at the Swan Lake Hotel in the heart of New York's Catskill region. For information about the program, registration, and work/study options please go to our website www.klezkamp.org.

To find out more about KlezKamp, see Ari Davidow's article about KlezKamp '96 or Ben Gerhon's article about KlezKamp '99

January 22, 2004

Klezmatics, Seattle, WA, Jan 22-23

Klezmatics
January 22-23
Residency, University of Washington School of Music
Seattle, WA

January 27, 2004

Warschauer Klezmer Workshops, NYC, start Jan 27

The Workmen's Circle Announces New Series of Klezmer Workshop Sessions with
Jeff Warschauer

Special 4 week series of sessions begins Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7:00 PM,
and continues through February 17, 2004.

Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
Develop tools for improvisation
Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at at least an
intermediate level

Course Fee:
Member: Per session $25
Non-member: Per session $30

Please note that the next free open house will take place on February 24,
2004 at 7:00. More information about the open house to follow!

For information or registration call: 212 889 6800 x270

February 24, 2004

Klezmer Workshop open house, NYC, Feb 24

The Workmen's Circle announces Five-Week Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer

Free Open House Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM

Five-week paid session starts the following Tuesday, March 2, and continues
through March 30, 7:00 PM.

Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
Develop tools for improvisation
Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least an intermediate level

Course Fee:
Member: 5 week session $115; per session $25
Non-member: 5 week session $140; per session $30

For more information or registration call: 212 889 6800 x270

February 29, 2004

Klezmer Workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Feb 29

Klezmer Band Workshop at
McCabes Guitar Shop
3101 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA
February 29, 2004 Sunday
2-4PM $30
led by Joellen Lapidus.

All instruments welcome. You must be able to do ONE of the following: keep a rhythm, play chords or read music to participate. Call McCabes for more
information: 310-828-4497.

March 10, 2004

Khupe in workshop, Vienna, Austria, Mar 10

Following their appearance at Vienna's remarkable Accordion Festival, Berlin-based duo Khupe will give a klezmer workshop on March 10, 2004. All instruments welcome! Prepare for a possibly wild session that night...

For details check the website of the festival, which also hosts accordion wizzards Alan Bern & Guy Klucevsek this year: www.akkordeonfestival.at

March 14, 2004

Klezmer Band Workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Mar 14

Klezmer Band Workshop at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa
Monica, CA. Sunday, March 14, 2004, 2-4PM, $30. All
instruments and all levels welcome. Must be able to either
1. play chords,2. keep a rhythm, or 3.read music to
participate. Call Joellen Lapidus 310-474-1123 or McCabes
Guitar Shop at 310-828-4497 for further information. Led by
Joellen Lapidus, accordion, clarinet and dumbec player.
www.McCabes.com

March 18, 2004

Joel Rubin Klezmer Master Class, Cornell, NY, Mar 18

Joel Rubin Group residency at Cornell
March 16-19:

The trio consisting of Joel Rubin, clarinet, Claudio Jacomucci, accordion,
and David Chernyavsky, violin, will be in residency at Cornell from March
16-19, 2004. This event is co-sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts,
the Department of Music, the Jewish Studies Program, the Cornell Society for
the Humanities, the Institute for European Studies, and Cornell Hillel.

March 18
9:00-11:00 am: Chamber Music Master Class, David Chernyavsky (St. Petersburg
String Quartet), B-20 Lincoln Hall.

12:30-1:15 pm: Midday concert Claudio Jacomucci, Contemporary accordion
music by Berio, Tedde, Kurtág, Zorn, Garau, and Piazzola, B-20 Lincoln Hall

7:00-10:00 pm: Klezmer music workshop/master class Joel Rubin (with special
guest Peter Rushefsky, Syracuse, tsimbl [Eastern European hammered
dulcimer]), as well as Claudio Jacomucci, accordion), 124 Lincoln Hall.

April 13, 2004

Michael Alpert in Yiddish folksinging workshop, Oakland, CA, Apr 13

KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with
MICHAEL ALPERT.

Introduction to Yiddish Folk Singing
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
Oakland, CA
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or www.kitka.org

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April 14, 2004

Michael Alpert, Advanced Yiddish Folksinging, Oakland, CA, Apr 14

KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with
MICHAEL ALPERT.

Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
Oakland, CA
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or www.kitka.org

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April 27, 2004

Klezmer Workshop w/Jeff Warschauer * Open House, NYC, Apr 27

The Workmen's Circle announces the Spring 2004 Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer

Free Open House Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
45 East 33rd Street (the Workmen's Circle building).

7 week paid session starts the following Tuesday, May 4,
through June 15, 7:00 pm.

Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
Develop tools for improvisation
Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at at least an intermediate level

Course Fee:
Member: 7 week session $160; per session $25
Non-member: 7 week session $200; per session $30

For more information or registration call: 212 889 6800 x270

May 6, 2004

Klezmer Workshop Open House, Brooklyn, NY, May 6

A new series of the popular Klezmer Workshop in Park Slope, Brooklyn begins with a free Open House on Thursday evening, May 6, 2004, 7:30 PM at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Led by internationally acclaimed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer, the 6-session series continues on Thursday evenings from May 13 through June 17. Newcomers, playing at an intermediate level or higher, are welcome. Cost is $165 for CBE members, $185 for non-members; $30/35 per-session rate.

Jeff Warschauer is internationally renowned as a mandolinist, guitarist, Yiddish singer and teacher. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.

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May 8, 2004

Dancing, Klezmer, instruction, Philadelphia, PA, May 8

Yiddish dancing instruction and Klezmer performance

Saturday night, May 8, at Old Pine Community Center, 4th and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, PA, at 8 p.m. we welcome Michael Alpert, Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer, Susan Watts, Elaine Hoffman-Watts and Brian Bender.

As the closing event of a Shabbaton devoted to "Rediscovery and Reconnection" with Michael, Sruli and Lisa, it will bring the spirit of KlezKanada/KlezKamp to Philadelphia with instruction in Yiddish dance and plenty of music. Admission $18 at the door. Complimentary tickets available for students by calling the Synagogue, (215) 922-6590.

June 12, 2004

Klezfest, St. Petersburg, Russia, Jun 12-16

KLEZFEST ST. PETERSBURG 2004

The Center for Jewish Music of the Jewish Community Center of St.
Petersburg is proud to announce "KlezFest St. Petersburg 2004,"
an international seminar on the traditional music of Eastern
European Jewry, to be held June 12-16, 2004 in St. Petersburg,
Russia.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of
St. Petersburg via fax at (+7-812) 314-5117, or e-mail Alexander Frenkel.

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June 20, 2004

KlezCalifornia, San Francisco, CA, Jun 20-25

Celebrating Yiddish Culture & Klezmer Music. A week-long celebration of Klezmer Music, Yiddish Language, Dance, Theatre and Folk Arts. Presented in Association with the Jewish Music Festival.

Place: San Francisco, California at the Jewish Community
High School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis St.
Dates: June 20 - 25, 2004
Times: 9:00 am -6:00 pm & Evening Programs

For more information: visit www.klezCalifornia.org, e-mail info@klezcalifornia.org, call (415) 789-7679. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 36 Lagunitas, CA 94938.

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JMI Cantorial Summer School, London, UK, Jun 20 - Jun 24

JMI School of Jewish Liturgical Music
Cantorial Summer School
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Sunday 20 - Thursday 24 June 2004 10.00am - 5.30pm
International Faculty of Cantors from USA, Canada and Israel

Registration and information Tel: 020 8909 2445 Fax: 020 8909 1030 E-mail Jewish Music Institute Website: www.jmi.org.uk

Jewish Music & Cultural Festival, Syracuse, NY, Jun 20

The Jewish Music & Cultural Festival (formerly KlezFest)
will take place on Sunday, June 20, 2004 at Clinton Square
in Syracuse, NY. It is FREE! Headliners are "Margot
Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys," "Simply Tsfat" from
Israel, and "Sruli and Lisa's Children's Workshop," plus
outstanding regional performers. Children's Workshop
starts at 10 AM; the festival runs to 5 PM. Vendor items
and ethnic, kosher food will be for sale.

Syracuse Jewish Federation
tel: 315-445-0161
klezfest@yahoo.com

www.sjfed.org/klezfest

June 21, 2004

Clarinet Summit 2004, South Bend, IN, Jun 21-26

Register now for "Clarinet Summit 2004". June 21-26 at Goshen College in Indiana

Don't miss this opportunity to spend six days studying the clarinet in-depth with master teacher Kalmen Opperman, world renowned virtuoso clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, klezmer scholar & artist Joel Rubin, and Dr. John Graulty, professor of clarinet and conducting at Goshen College.

All Summit sessions will be conducted in the brand new state-of-the-art Goshen College Music Center on the College's beautiful campus in northern Indiana, near South Bend.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. John P. Graulty
Goshen College
Music Department
1700 South Main Street
Goshen, IN 46256
Phone: (574) 535-7950
jgraulty@goshen.edu

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June 28, 2004

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp, Jun 28-Jul 2

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp
June 28-July 2, 2004

Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the lush 300+ acre campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features Veretski Pass, including tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz, fiddler Cookie Segelstein, and Stu Brotman on bass. This year we are offering optional afternoon classes including 2 sessions of Yiddish dance, a lecture and slide show on 18th and 19th C. Yiddish life, and a film screening and discussion. You can also hike on our private wilderness tract and on the many acres of public land nearby. Or you may want to explore the cultural resources of the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area.

This class is open to anyone who can play simple tunes on their instrument. You do not have to read music or be familiar with Klezmer style. We encourage both solo players and existing ensembles to participate. Class will run daily from 9 AM until noon with optional afternoon programs as describged above. $210.

The week will conclude with a student concert, and a concert by Cookie, Josh and Stu on Friday evening.

This weeklong workshop could be a great start or end to a southwestern summer vacation or a vacation unto itself.

For more information contact Danny Packer at (505) 828-3361, or packer@aa.edu. To register, contact the Albuquerque Academy Summer session at (505) 858-8811.

July 11, 2004

North American Jewish Choral Fest, Kerhonksen, NY, Jul 11-15

The North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 11-15, 2004

NEW LOCATION!!: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, Kerhonksen, NY

Join hundreds of Jewish choral music lovers who will raise their voices in song in a unique program of choral music. The Fifteenth Annual North American Jewish Choral festival will once again provide participants with the opportunity to hear and be a part of Jewish choral music at its best. Our renowned teaching staff will enlighten, inspire and entertain you as you explore a full range of Jewish musical skills, literature, and texts.

For further information, visit the festival website

August 1, 2004

Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 1-6

'JMI Summer Academy'
at London University 1 - 12 August 2004

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course
Sunday 1 - Friday 6 August 2004
This is the way - to speak, read and write Yiddish in a week! An inspiring
and captivating course for beginners up to intermediate levels, devised by
Dr Helen Beer (UCL) with Pesakh Fiszman (NY) and Sonia Pinkusowitz
(Brussels). The perfect course if you always wanted to learn (or brush up
on) Yiddish but were not confident enough (nor could not spare the time) to
devote a whole summer to it.

JMI Klezmer and Yiddish Academy Course fees

Ot Azoy! £265 (students £165) early booking discount £15 if booked by 31 May
KlezFest £265 (students £165) early booking discount £15 if booked by 31 May
If doing both courses a discount of £40 (student £30) applies

Hotel and University accommodation can be arranged

More details:
E-mail Jewish Music Institute or
Tel 020 8909 2445
Fax 020 8909 1030

Registration on Website www.jmi.org.uk

August 8, 2004

Cantors' Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 8-11

This event may be of interest to musicians and enthusiasts who wish to explore the art and repertoire of classic East-European Hazzanut "from the inside".

Kutshers Country Club, New York

The "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own.

This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others--with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke" --the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with hands-on singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

For further info: rozhinke.org

KlezFest, London, UK, Aug 8-12

'JMI Summer Academy'
at London University 1 - 12 August 2004

KlezFest London 2004
Sunday 8 - Thursday 12 August

JMI's annual Klezmer Academy - a structured and stimulating course of
workshops in Klezmer music song and dance - origins, style, ornamentation
and repertoire for amateur and professional singers, dancers and
instrumentalists. Course Director, Alan Bern of Brave Old World with a
faculty of Klezmer luminaries such as Michael Alpert, Deborah Strauss, Jeff
Warschauer, Josh Dolgin, Sophie Solomon, Zalmen Mlotek and others give
vocal, instrumental and ensemble tuition, also masterclasses for existing
bands. Make new friends in the Klezmer family and jam on into the night.

JMI Klezmer and Yiddish Academy Course fees

Ot Azoy! £265 (students £165) early booking discount £15 if booked by 31 May
KlezFest £265 (students £165) early booking discount £15 if booked by 31 May
If doing both courses a discount of £40 (student £30) applies

Hotel and University accommodation can be arranged

More details:
E-mail Jewish Music Institute or
Tel 020 8909 2445
Fax 020 8909 1030

Registration on Website www.jmi.org.uk

August 15, 2004

5th Annual KlezFest, Kiev, Ukraine, Aug 15-20

Come Celebrate the Rebirth of Klezmer Music in the Former Soviet
Union at the Fifth Annual KlezFest, Ukraine!

August 15-20, 2004
Kiev, Ukraine

klezmer.com.ua/events/info5.php

August 22, 2004

Clarinet Masterclasses, Tzfat, Israel, Aug 22-29

This summer, for the first time ever, the world's leading Classical, Jazz and Klezmer clarinetists will come together in the historic Old City of Safed - international spiritual home of Kabbala and Klezmer - for a landmark program of performances and master classes.

Leading the program are:
Giora Feidman, Artistic Director, Master Klezmer and Classical Clarinetist, responsible for the revival of Klezmer music
Professor Philippe Cuper, First Clarinetist of the Paris Opera
Eddie Daniels, internationally renowned Jazz and Classical Clarinetist

For further information (beware bad HTML and non-standard Hebrew encoding: www.safedfound.org.il

August 23, 2004

9th KlezKanada, Quebec, Canada, Aug 23-29

Musicians begin today

One of the best Klezmer/yiddish culture camps in North America is the annual "KlezKanada", held each years in the spectacular Laurentian mountains north of Montreal. Organized, in part, by the folks in Brave Old World, the program is always spectacular.

Events include lectures, a mini film festival, and of course, intensive workshops in singing, klezmer music, theatre, and dance. The "Kidz for Klez" program is also great. This is the best summer camp in the world (in fact, the event is hosted at a Jewish summer camp). Register early to get the best bunks.

Although most events start on Wednesday, the 25th, musicians should arrive this morning with the first workshops scheduled for this afternoon. Today is the day to arrive, get oriented, and get in some preliminary jamming.

For further information, visit the site website, www.klezkanada.com

August 25, 2004

Yidish-Vokh 2004, Aug 25-31

YIDDISH WEEK 2004
(sponsored by Yugntruf Youth for Yiddish) - the one-and-only week-long
opportunity to LIVE IN YIDDISH LAND with other Yiddish-speakers young and
old, from around the whole world; where all the activities and performances are entirely in Yiddish,
and where Yiddish is spoken everywhere, including on the porches, at the
swimming pool and in the dining hall;and which is the best opportunity for those who will have taken an
intensive Yiddish summer course to use what they've learned in the classes
will take place from WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
in the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK, USA

More info? Write to yvokh@yugntruf.org or go to www.yugntruf.org


arshraybt zikh di dates!

YIDISH-VOKH 2004
(unter der patronat fun Yugntruf Yugnt far Yidish) -
der eyn-un-eyntsiker vokh-langiker gelegnhayt ZIKH OYSTSULEBN IN GANTSN AF
YIDISH mit andere yidish reders yung un alt, fun arum der gorer velt; vu
ale aktivitetn un forshtelungen zenen in gantsn af yidish,
un vu me redt yidish umetum, arayngerekhnt af di verandes, bam shvimbaseyn
un in eszal; un af velkher se kumen a hipshe por studentn fun di intensive
yidish-zumer-programen, vayl ken beser ort iz nishto af ontsuvendn dos vos
zey hobn zikh gelernt in di klasnvet forkumen fun MITVOKH, DEM 25STN OYGUST
biz DINSTIK, DEM 31STN OYGUST in dem Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult
Vacation Center, Copake, NEW YORK,USA


Nokh kashes? Vendt zikh tsu yvokh@yugntruf.org oder www.yugntruf.org

October 11, 2004

Alan Bern, Brave Old World residence, Bordeaux, France, Oct 11-17

Alan Bern and Brave Old World will stay for a week in Bordeaux (France) for a series of concerts, lectures and meetings from october 11th to 17th.

Jewish musics, especially klezmer musics played in the Lodz ghetto and musics played by the Shanghaese diaspora, are the core of these residential week in Bordeaux.

Lundi 11 octobre : Lecture musicale
Lecture : Alain Chaniot (Cie du Si)
18h - Goethe Institut (35 cours de Verdun) Bordeaux
entrée libre
En collaboration avec le Goethe Institut, et le Comité
National Français en hommage à Aristides de Sousa Mendes, dans le cadre de "Lettres du Monde".

Espace culturel du Bois Fleuri, Lormont. Accès réservé

Loc : Réseau Fnac - 0 892 68 36 22 (0,34 euros / mn) - www.fnac.com,< /br> Réseau Ticketnet - 0 892 69 70 73 (0,34 euros / mn) - www.tickenet.fr, Boutique Harmonia Mundi (Bordeaux),
+ Centre Communautaire Israelite pour le concert du 12 oct au Musée des Arts Décoratifs
+ Office de Tourisme de Branne pour le concert du 14 oct à St Aubin de Branne
+ Mairie de Lormont pour le concert du 15 oct à Lormont

RENS : 05 56 94 43 43 - www.musiques-de-nuit.com

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December 26, 2004

KlezKamp, Catskills, NY, Dec 26-31, 2004

Dear KlezKampers and friends of Living Traditions,

We are thrilled to announce the dates for the 20th annual KlezKamp: December 26 December 31, 2004 at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills.

www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

February 12, 2005

KlezShul, St. Petersburg, Russia, Feb 12-16

KLEZSHUL MIT MEYSHE ALPERTN / KLEZSHUL WITH MICHAEL ALPERT
February 12-16, 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia

Advanced program on Yiddish folklore and klezmer music run by the world's leading expert on Yiddish dance, violinist, accordion player, vocalist, and ethnomusicologist Michael Alpert from New York. The program is intended only for those musicians who participated (at least once) in Klezfest St. Petersburg 1997-2004.

For more information, please contact the Jewish Community Center of St. Petersburg via fax at (+7-812) 314-5117, or e-mail Alexander Frenkel.

April 14, 2005

Free Open House for Brooklyn, NY Klezmer Workshop, Apr 14

A new series of the popular Klezmer Workshop in Park Slope, Brooklyn begins with a free Open House next Thursday evening, April 14, 2005, 7:30 PM at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Led by internationally acclaimed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer, the 5-session series continues on Thursday evenings from April 21 through May 19. Newcomers, playing at an intermediate level or higher, are welcome.

Cost: $140 Workmen's Circle members, $160 non-members.

For more information, please e-mail Jeff Warschauer or call 718-399-1147

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April 17, 2005

Dulcimer Fest!, NYC, Apr 17

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT 3 PM: DULCIMER FEST!
A unique musical program that will showcase the dulcimer as played by the diverse immigrant groups who have lived on the Lower East Side ­ from the East European Jews and Irish of a century ago to the Chinese and Ukrainian communities of today.

Dulcimer Fest!
will take place on at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built in New York by East European Jews. The Eldridge Street Synagogue is located on the Lower East Side, at 12 Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division Streets. By subway: F to East Broadway; B or D to Grand Street. Tickets are $12 adults; $10 students and seniors. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. For more information, please call the Eldridge Street Project at 212.219.0888 x 302.

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April 21, 2005

Downtown Seder, NYC, Apr 21

seder logoThe Downtown Seder
Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 6:30pm< br /> 48 Wall Street (at William Street), Grand Ballroom New York City
Tickets are $135

To order tickets call 212-608-0555 or go to www.oyhoo.com

For further information contact:
Slava Gordon 212-608-0555
or
Michael Dorf 917-613-8333
The Art Exchange, c/o D.A.D. 67 Hudson Street/1 Jay St. NY, NY 10013

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Doikayt, a Los Angeles Passover, Apr 21

LA Yiddishkeit logosAvada/Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, Progressive Jewish Alliance and Spaceland Productions present

Doikayt, A Los Angeles Passover, April 21 at 9:00 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 9:00 PM (doors open at 8:30 PM)
The Vanguard, 6021 Hollywood Blvd. (just east of Gower)
Hollywood 90028
Free parking in adjacent lots or on the street.
$15 general; $10 students. Volunteers: Free

To volunteer, or for more info, call 323-692-8151 or e-mail Yiddishkayt LA

LA Yiddishkeit logos

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May 8, 2005

Austa Klezmer Workshop, Brighton, Australia, May 8

May 8th
AUSTA KLEZMER WORKSHOP
Sun. 2-4pm
Australian String Teacher's Association
Brighton Grammar School
90 Outer Crescent
Brighton, Victoria
$20 non members/$15 AUSTA members/$10 concession
Enquiries Christine Leslie-Pfitzner 9568 4061

May 10, 2005

Klezmer Workshop Open house, NYC, May 10

Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer!

Free Open House Tuesday, May 10, 2005 from 7-9 PM
Followed by a 6-week session - Tuesdays - May 17, 24, 31, and June 7, 15* or 16*, 21

The open house and all sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd Street (between Park and Madison), Manhattan.

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May 29, 2005

Nussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard, Bevern, Denmark, May 27

Trio Klezmer "Nussbaum - Smidl - Ougaard" optræder LIVE

Søndag d. 29. maj kl. 11 - 18 (Gesangs-Workshop): Kulturzentrum Schloss Bevern
D-37639 Bevern, Tyskland
www.bruehl.de/veranstaltungssaal
www.schloss-bevern.de

June 5, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jun 5

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

June 7, 2005

Cantors' 3rd Rozhinke Retreat, Catskills, NY, Aug 21-24

the Rozhinke Retreat
Reclaiming the Cantorial Art for the 21st Century
AUGUST 21-24, 2005

Kutshers Country Club, New York

Now in its third year, the "Rozhinke Retreat" is an effort to preserve and continue the great Cantorial art tradition of yesteryear. At the turn of the Millenium, we have seen many Jewish cultural revivals: Yiddish, Klezmer... and Hazzanut is due a revival of its own. This retreat has its roots in the great Cantorial stylings of such renowned Hazzanim as Yossele Rosenblatt, David Kousevitsky, Zavel Kwartin and many others—with an emphasis not on historical examination, but rather living reproduction of an art form which is so intrinsically Jewish, and so passionate, so filled with pathos and sweetness, that it can only be described as "Rozhinke"—the sweet sound of raisins and almonds.

  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions
  • Faculty to include world-class Cantors
  • Workshops with "hands-on" singing
  • Nightly Cantorial Concerts
  • Late Night Sharing Sessions

rozhinke.org

Mysticism of Sound Workshop, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun 7

Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 4:30 pm
The Mysticism of Sound workshop

International composer, performer and educator Yuval Ron will demonstrate and teach ancient Hebrew prayers and sacred Sufi/Muslim chanting and discusses the history of the music and the inter-relationship and mutual influences these two traditions share. Participants are welcome to bring musical instruments and use their voices in the experience of sound meditation and prayer of unity and oneness.

Admission: suggested donation: $10

Location: William Pitt Union Room 637 University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

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June 19, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jun 19

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

July 10, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jul 10

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

July 17, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jul 17

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

July 23, 2005

Weimar Klezmer Wochen, Germany, Jul 23 - Aug 18

part of the Weimar Klezmer Wochen logo
The Weimar Klezmer Wochen, runs this year from July 23 through August 18 in Weimar, Germany.

The Weimar workshops are for experienced musicians who enjoy learning by ear, small class sizes, and intensive focus. Most of the classes are team-taught in an atmosphere of musical and intellectual exploration. The evenings are dedicated to public jam sessions and dances in the cafes and markets of Weimar. The student body is truly international, coming from all over Europe, North America, and even Asia. For more information about the individual workshops, faculty, dates, costs, etc., please visit our website. Thanks!

www.klezmer-wochen-weimar.de

July 31, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Jul 31

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

August 14, 2005

Klezmer workshop, Santa Monica, CA, Aug 14

Klezmer Band Workshop in So. California. Approximately every other Sunday afternoon from 2-3:30PM at McCabes Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, CA (31st and Pico Blvd.). Led by clarinet/accordionist Joellen Lapidus. All instruments welcome, all levels welcome. June 5th, 19th, July 10th, 17th, 31st. $40 each with special series rates. Special one day workshop, August 14th 2-4:30PM $50. E-mail Joellen Lapidus or call for more info at 310-474-1123

August 21, 2005

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 21-28

KlezKanada logoIt's the 10th anniversary of a great klezmer gathering. Musicians gather on the 21st, everyone else on the 24th.

We'll post more details here as they come together towards the event.

For further information visit the KlezKanada website, www.klezkanada.com

The 2004 weblog is at www.klezmershack.com/klezkanada/

September 25, 2005

Margot Leverett leads Klezmer Bluegrass Workshop, Chicago, IL, Sep 25

will be teaching a workshop entitled "Klezmer Bluegrass - a lecture/demonstration exploring the links between two cultures", followed by a community jam session open to all musicians, at the Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies in Chicago on September 25, 2pm. Visit www.spertus.edu for details.

October 22, 2005

Klezmer Paris 2005, Oct 22-26

KLEZMER ­ PARIS 2005
October 22-26
Klezmer workshop

Programme: Vocal, dance and instrumental workshops, masterclasses, lectures, jam sessions…

Information and registration:
Maison de la culture Yiddish ­ Bibliotheque Medem
18, passage Saint-Pierre Amelot
F-75011 PARIS
Tel. 00 33 (0)1 47 00 14 00 /Fax: 00 33 (0)1 47 00 14 47
Site: www.yiddishweb.com

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November 9, 2005

Fleytmuzik, Oberlin, OH, Nov 9

Adrianne Greenbaum - "FleytMuzik" will present a concert of traditional klezmer music performed on period instruments at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, Warner Concert Hall on November 9 at 8:00pm. With her will be world-renowned violinist, Cookie Segelstein and master cymbalist Joshua Horowitz, with the "original" klezmer bassist, Marty Confurious. Adrianne is an internationally known klezmer flutist who has been a strong pioneer in reviving the flute tradition in klezmer. There will also be a lecture at noon ("KLEZMER: A look at the musician and the music through the lens of purpose and community.") in King 101 and a master class at 4:30 in Warner Concert Hall. All events are free.

November 19, 2005

Strauss-Warschauer workshop, Hamburg, Germany, Nov 19

19.11, 19-22 Uhr: Zweitägiger KLEZMER-WORKSHOP
( Instrumental, Gesang und Tanz)
mit
"The Klezmer-Duo" DEBORAH STRAUSS & JEFF WARSCHAUER
Teil 1,
Talmud-Tora-Schule, Grindelhof 30,
Teilnahmegebühr 50/25 Euro,
begrenzte Teilnehmeranzahl.
Anmeldungen für den Workshop unter 040-4102161.

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Music of the Jewish World, Santa Barbara, CA, Nov 19

SANTA BARBARA ­ The University of California Santa
Barbara MultiCultural Center presents Music of the
Jewish World: Jewish Musical Traditions of Turkey,
Greece, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe Saturday,
November 19 at 8 p.m. in the MultiCultural Center
Theater.

Enjoy an evening of riveting and dramatic music from
the Jewish world, performed by talented veteran
musicians Beth Bahia Cohen (violin and bowed tanbur),
Sonja Drakulich (vocals and percussion), Polly Tapia
Ferber (percussion), and Gari Hegedus (oud).

Tickets are $5 for students and $12 for general
admission. Contact the Associated Students Ticket
Office at 893-2064 for tickets or more information.

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November 20, 2005

Strauss-Warschauer workshop+concert, Hamburg, Germany, Nov 19

20.11., 11-14 Uhr und 15 bis 17 Uhr:
KLEZMER-WORKSHOP Teil 2
siehe 19.11.
( Instrumental, Gesang und Tanz)
mit
"The Klezmer-Duo" DEBORAH STRAUSS & JEFF WARSCHAUER
Teil 1,
Talmud-Tora-Schule, Grindelhof 30,
Teilnahmegebühr 50/25 Euro,
begrenzte Teilnehmeranzahl.
Anmeldungen für den Workshop unter 040-4102161.

20.11. 19.30 Uhr:
KLEZMER KONZERT und TANZ (mit TanzAnleitung !)
THE STRAUSS-WARSCHAUER DUO & FRIENDS
Talmud-Tora-Schule, Grindelhof 30,
Eintritt: 8/5 Euro

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November 23, 2005

"KlezmerShock", Minsk, Belarus, Nov 23-24

festival posterOn 23-­24 November, 2005 the "KlezmerShock!" First
International Festival will be held in Minsk, Belarus.

The concerts will take place at the Trade Unions Palace of
Culture (Dvorets Kultury Profsoyuzov) in Minsk. Address:
Prospekt Nezavisimosti 25.

The prices for admittance range from 9,000 to 27,000
Belarusian rubles (USD 4,40 ­ 12,50).

"KlezmerShock!" is organized by the ClassClub concert
agency, the oldest enterprise company on the Belarusian
show market.
tel: +375172275930
http://www.class-club.com

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December 4, 2005

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys kids workshop, E. Lansing, MI, Dec 4

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
Dec 4 11:00 am
Children's Klezmer Workshop
Congregation Shaarey Zedek,
1924 Coolidge Rd. East Lansing, MI

December 17, 2005

Chanukah Klezmer Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA, Dec 17

band in concertChanukah Klezmer Extravaganza:
benefit concert and Chanukah party for
the Jewish Dialogue Group and
Congregation Kol Tzedek, West Philly's new synagogue

The Rotunda, 4012 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, December 17, 7:00pm to 9:30pm

For more information: Visit www.jewishdialogue.org,
e-mail The Jewish Dialogue Group, or call 215-266-1218.

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December 18, 2005

A Khanike Celebration (with dancing!), Rockville, MD, Dec 18

JCC Café K Presents A Khanike Celebration:
Kvetchn nit, Zayt freylakh! (Don't Complain, Be Happy!)

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington's Café Kasrilevke will present a special Khanike program titled "With Joy and Dignity, the Jewish Way of Dancing" on Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. Steven Weintraub, "The Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance" will demonstrate and teach participants Yiddish dances, and lead a traditional lighting of the Chanukah candles with the sounds of beautiful Khanike music.

Don't miss this exciting evening celebrating Yiddish dance and the Festival of Lights. Admission is $6 for JCC, Yiddish of Greater Washington and Workmen's Circle members, and $9 for the general public. Reservations are not required. For more information call Lynn Gittleson at 301-348-3840. The JCC is located at 6125 Montrose Road in Rockville, MD.

Café Kasrilevke is co-sponsored by Yiddish of Greater Washington
and Workmen's Circle

December 22, 2005

Dance leader workshop, NYC, Dec 22

In response to a real shortage of dance leaders on the Klezmer scene, Steve Weintraub, in cooperation with Living Traditions, is offering a quick crash course in Yiddish dance leading. Learn a philosophical and practical approach to getting people up and dancing and having a good time in traditionally grounded manner.

Steve Weintraub is a well known dance master at KlezKamp and other festivals, and has been described as a "Jewish Pied Piper" for his ability to get all sorts of people dancing like they never knew they could.

Steve will share practical techniques for successfully leading various dance figures and styles. This will be a hands-on workshop; participants should be prepared to dance and lead one another. It's suggested that participants bring a bandana or clean handkerchief as well.

The workshop will be held in NYC on Thursday 22 December

>From 5:30 to 9:30
(There will be a half hour dinner break. Please bring your own food; there are a number of delis nearby)

At the Workmen's Circle building
45 East 33rd Street, near Park Avenue
Fee: $40 per person (check or cash)

YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE
(So that if there are any changes, you can be notified)

Register by or by telephone 708-359-8772

December 25, 2005

20th KlezKamp, Kerhonkson, NY, Dec 25-30

klezkamp posterThis years KlezKamp, which begins the first night of Chanukah, celebrates all the holidays with its theme Gut Yontev KlezKamp!, from December 25-30 at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

For more information, visit the KlezKamp website at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm

January 22, 2006

Strauss-Warschauer Duo, Seattle, WA, Jan 22

The Strauss-Warschauer Duo
Klezmer for Kids!

Sunday, January 22 11 AM to 12 PM
Admission $5.00 per person
Hertzl-Ner Tamid
Mercer Island, 3700 East Mercer Way.
A fun and participatory introduction to the world of klezmer music and Yiddish culture for school audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Students sing, dance, and ask and answer questions.

For more information: 206 232-8555

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February 5, 2006

Massel-Tov, Feising, Germany, 5-Feb-2006

Massel-Tov
85354 Feising
Klezmerworkshop + Konzert,
Haus der Vereine/Zi. 107
Major-Braun-Weg 12, T. 08161-532878
10.00 - 17.00h mit Pause
www.3klang.de

Danach:

Live-Konzert im Restaurant "Da Giulia"
Haus der Vereine, Major-Braun-Weg 12, 20.30h
T. 08161-955899

February 6, 2006

Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song continues, NYC, 6 Feb

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo continues the Monday evening Columbia Series with a special hands-on workshop for klezmer instrumentalists and Yiddish singers. Bring your instruments and voices. Listeners are also welcome.

Cantorial Modal Analysis and Improvisation for Klezmer Musicians and Yiddish Singers—A Hands-on Workshop Acclaimed Jewish music scholar Professor Mark Kligman (Hebrew Union College) will join the Strauss/Warschauer Duo in a hands-on workshop for instrumentalists and singers that will explore the relationship between Khazones (Eastern European Jewish cantorial music) and klezmer music. Participants will work vocally and/or at their instruments on cantorial modal improvisation both in its historical context and as a vehicle for their own improvisations. Listeners are welcome.

All events will be held at Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive) in New York City at 8 PM, and are free and open to public. No tickets necessary. For more information please call (718) 399-1147 or email Agnieszka Legutko.

The next events in the series are on Mar 6, 2006, and Apr 3, 2006.

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February 17, 2006

Klezmerquerque 2006, Albuquerque, NM, 17-19 Feb 2006

Klezmerquerque 2006
The Southwest's 4th Annual Celebration of Klezmer music and dance, February 17–19;

President's Day weekend. Event features concerts, dance parties, lectures and classes with the renowned Klezmer performing artists: Adrianne Greenbaum—flute; Margot Leverett—clarinet; and Steve Weintraub—Yiddish dance.

All events held at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW (between Candelaria & Griegos), ABQ, NM 87107

Phone: (505) 343-8227
E-mail Nahalat Shalom
Web: www.nahalatshalom.org/Klezmerquerque.html

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March 3, 2006

Fleytmusik weekend, Bethesda, MD, Mar 3-5

FleytMuzik, with Adrianne Greenbaum, (flute) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)
and Marty Confurius (bass), will perform at Beth El in Bethesda, MD for a Shabbat weekend, March 3,4, and 5.

Friday night is a Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat , with all instrumental tunes composed by Adrianne. Service begins at 6:30 with dinner following.

Saturday evening is Havdala followed by a Malaveh Malkah dessert and dancing, with the above musicians plus guest clarinetist and lister, Tom Powalski. We'll dance the evening away with my leading of the freylekhs, sher, hora, and whatever else people are up for doing. (Social dancing as well, I'm told....so I will bring the keyboard and Tom will lug the sax. Something for everyone....)

Sunday morning will be a Hebrew school program introducing the kids to klezmer.

Call 301-652-2606 for reservations and more info. (The office might be confused, somewhat, since the flyers said "Klezical Tradition" instead of FleytMuzik....same flutist, different ensemble....just so you know up front why the potential confusion on their part....) Hope to see some of you Southerners there!

March 4, 2006

21st Berkeley Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley, CA, 4-26 Mar 2006

BJMF logo

The 21st Annual Jewish Music Festival

c/o Berkeley Richmond Jewish Community Center
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-848-0237 x126 www.jewishmusicfestival.org
E-mail Berkeley-Richmond Jewish Community Center.

March 5, 2006

Fleytmusik weekend, Bethesda, MD, Mar 3-5

FleytMuzik, with Adrianne Greenbaum, (flute) Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)
and Marty Confurius (bass), will perform at Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD for a Shabbat weekend, March 3,4, and 5.

Friday night is a Klezmer Kabbalat Shabbat , with all instrumental tunes composed by Adrianne. Service begins at 6:30 with dinner following.

Saturday evening is Havdala (6:30) followed by a Malaveh Malkah dessert and dancing, with the above musicians plus guest clarinetist and lister, Tom Powalski. We'll dance the evening away with my leading of the freylekhs, sher, hora, and whatever else people are up for doing. (Social dancing as well, I'm told....so I will bring the keyboard and Tom will lug the sax. Something for everyone....)

Sunday morning will be a Hebrew school program introducing the kids to klezmer.

Call 301-652-2606 for reservations and more info. (The office might be confused, somewhat, since the flyers said "Klezical Tradition" instead of FleytMuzik....same flutist, different ensemble....just so you know up front why the potential confusion on their part....) Hope to see some of you Southerners there!

http://www.bethelmc.org/

Steve Weintrab dance workshop, Baltimore, MD, Mar 5

Steve Weintraub is indeed coming to Bolton St. Synagogue in Baltimore on March 4th and 5th. Klezzazz will provide backup, at least on the night of the 4th. On Saturday the 4th, we'll have a warm-up instructional session at 5pm, potluck dinner at 6pm and a dance party at 7pm until ??? The band is organizing it's repertoire around the dance music. $10 donation (kids and students free) but we won't collect money until after havdalah, which is right before the dance party. On Sunday the 5th, there will be a dance workshop by Steve from 3 to 5pm. $12 with kids and students free. Please come if you're in the area. E-mail Michael Checknoff for more information.

March 6, 2006

Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song continues, NYC, 6 Mar

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo continues the Monday evening Columbia Series with a special hands-on workshop for klezmer instrumentalists and Yiddish singers. Bring your instruments and voices. Listeners are also welcome.

A Bintl-Lebns (A Bundle of Lives)
Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein (University of Pennsylvania) and the Strauss/Warschauer Duo present an evening of autobiographical readings, letters, poetry, music and songs that celebrate Yiddish culture through first-person narrative.

All events will be held at Deutsches Haus, 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive) in New York City at 8 PM, and are free and open to public. No tickets necessary. For more information please call (718) 399-1147 or email Agnieszka Legutko.

The next event in the series is on Apr 3, 2006.

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March 18, 2006

Klezmerpalooza 2006, Providence, RI, Mar 17-18

Hello Klezmorim!! We invite you to Klezmerpalooza 2006: The 8th Annual Intercollegiate Klezmer Festival.

Friday, March 17
Peformance: David Krakauer with DJ SoCalled and Sheryl Bailey
9 pm
Grant Recital Hall (Hope St. between Young Orchard Ave. and Benevolent St.)
*You are also invited to a Community Shabbat Dinner at 7:30 pm at Hillel (Brown St. between Angell and Meeting Sts.). We will be joined by Maggid Jhos Singer, a transgender musician, Jewish spiritual leader, meditation teacher and storyteller.

Saturday, March 18
Master Class: David Krakauer with College Bands
10 am
Alumnae Hall (Meeting St. between Brown and Thayer Sts.)

Performance: Klezmer bands from Brown, New England Conservatory, Eastman, Harvard, Northwestern, and more
2 pm
Alumnae Hall

Jam Session: College Klezmer bands, all other musicians
7 pm
The Blue Room (Faunce House, Waterman St. at Brown St.)
*Please bring your instruments!! We will have a weighted keyboard and guitar and bass amps. Bring sheet music if you use it.

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March 25, 2006

KCB Reunion, Klezmershack 10th Anniversary, Newton, MA, Mar 25-26

KCB

Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion
and mini-KlezmerFestival

Saturday, March 25, 8pm
Sunday, March 26: workshops 1-3:30; concert 4pm

Special Guests include:
Michael Alpert
Rosalie Gerut
Deborah Strauss
Jeff Warschauer

In this finale to the KlezmerShack's 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to co-sponsor the Klezmer Conservatory Band, plus alumni from over 25 years of yiddish and klezmer musical magic. In addition to the concerts, there will be a mini-Jewish music festival Sunday afternoon featuring everything from "A Taste of Yiddish" to Yiddish song, klezmer, Eastern European Jewish Dancing, klezmer workshops for beginners through advanced musicians, and, of course, a panel discussion on the future of Jewish music.

$22 general; $20 JCC Member
Seniors and students $2 off single ticket price
Youth Ticket $16 General $14 JCC Member
Festival Pass - concert plus workshops $25 general $23 JCC Member

Co-sponsored by the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Brookline Workmen's Circle, and the KlezmerShack

KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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March 26, 2006

KCB Reunion, Klezmershack 10th Anniversary, Newton, MA, Mar 25-26

KCB

Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion
and mini-KlezmerFestival

Saturday, March 25, 8pm
Sunday, March 26: workshops 1-3:30; concert 4pm

Special Guests include:
Michael Alpert
Rosalie Gerut
Deborah Strauss
Jeff Warschauer

In this finale to the KlezmerShack's 10th Anniversary, we are pleased to co-sponsor the Klezmer Conservatory Band, plus alumni from over 25 years of yiddish and klezmer musical magic. In addition to the concerts, there will be a mini-Jewish music festival Sunday afternoon featuring everything from "A Taste of Yiddish" to Yiddish song, klezmer, Eastern European Jewish Dancing, klezmer workshops for beginners through advanced musicians, and, of course, a panel discussion on the future of Jewish music.

$22 general; $20 JCC Member
Seniors and students $2 off single ticket price
Youth Ticket $16 General $14 JCC Member
Festival Pass - concert plus workshops $25 general $23 JCC Member

Co-sponsored by the Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Brookline Workmen's Circle, and the KlezmerShack

KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary

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March 29, 2006

Margot Levertt and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Omaha, NE, Mar 29

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
March 29th & 30th Margot Leverett will go out to Temple Israel in Omaha, Nebraska for two days of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. On the 29th Margot will lead a Young people's Klezmer workshop. And on the 30th, there will be a lecture / demonstration on Klezmer Bluegrass: the history of Klezmer and it's intersection with American Music.

www.templeisrael-ne.org

March 30, 2006

Margot Levertt and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Omaha, NE, Mar 30

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett & the Klezmer Mountain Boys
March 29th & 30th Margot Leverett will go out to Temple Israel in Omaha, Nebraska for two days of workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. On the 29th Margot will lead a Young people's Klezmer workshop. And on the 30th, there will be a lecture / demonstration on Klezmer Bluegrass: the history of Klezmer and it's intersection with American Music.

www.templeisrael-ne.org

April 3, 2006

Columbia University Series on Klezmer Music and Yiddish Song continues, NYC, 3 Apr

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo continues the Monday evening Columbia Series with a special hands-on workshop for klezmer instrumentalists and Yiddish singers. Bring your instruments and voices. Listeners are also welcome.

This event has been put off until the fall.

April 29, 2006

KlezCalifornia 2006, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 29-30

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia 2006 will take place this spring at the Kehilla Jewish High School in Palo Alto. An exciting program is planned in collaboration with The Albert L. Schultz JCC.

www.klezcalifornia.org

April 30, 2006

KlezCalifornia 2006, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 29-30

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia 2006 will take place this spring at the Kehilla Jewish High School in Palo Alto. An exciting program is planned in collaboration with The Albert L. Schultz JCC.

www.klezcalifornia.org

A Day in Yiddishland, Palo Alto, CA, Apr 30

band photoA Day in Yiddishland: Klezmer Music and Yiddish Culture Program for all ages

Sunday, April 30th, 9:30am - 6:00pm, Kehillah Jewish High School, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, held in collaboration with the Albert L. Schultz JCC.

Join us for a fun filled day of workshops and classes in Klezmer music for all levels, special presentations and lectures, Yiddish language and humor, sing-alongs, dancing, art, special teen workshops, youth programs for ages 5 and older. Featuring fabulous teachers of the internationally renowned klezmer band Veretski Pass, special Yiddish dance teacher from Chicago, and Stanford lecturers. Check website to get the latest information.

Space is limited! Please preregister online or by mail, see web site at www.klezcalifornia.org for details. General admission $20, Students $15, Seniors $15, ALSJCC members $15, children $5.

May 2, 2006

Klezmer Contra Dance, Cambridge, MA, May 2

The MIT Folk Dance Club is holding a klezmer-style contra dance with an open band. Jacob Bloom will teach klezmer-influenced contra dancing, accompanied by ContraKlez with John Chambers. Bring an instrument and join the band!

Tuesday May 2, 2006
8:00 - 10:30 pm
MIT Student Center room 491
84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Suggested donation for dancers: $5 general, $3 students.

June 18, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 19, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 20, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 21, 2006

Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations workshop, London, UK, Jun 18-21, 2006

jmi cantorial school logoWe have one more JMI Summer School ready to Roll its—"Music for the Sabbath in Progressive congregations" led by the incomparable Cantor Josee Wolff

Sunday 18 June – Wednesday 21 June 2006
L'chu N'ran'nah LAdonai—Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
Leo Baeck College, The Sternberg Centre, 80 East End Road, London, N3

www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/05_summer_schools.html

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June 25, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 26, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 27, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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June 28, 2006

First European Cantors Convention, London, UK, Jun 25-28

First European Cantors Convention, London
Sunday 25 Wednesday 28 June 2006
Central Synagogue, 36 Hallam Street, W1W 6NW

Attendance at the Cantors Convention includes a free ticket to the opening concert:
Cantors in Concert, Sunday 25 June, 8.00pm Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Fourteen cantors will exemplify the art of the cantor with the gentlemen of the Choir of London accompanied and introduced by Stephen Glass.
(Public booking at www.rfh.org.uk or 08703 400 800)

Sunday 3.00pm rehearsal 8.00pm (concert)
Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am 10.00pm
Wed 9.30am 6.00pm
full rate 165, student rate 120
daily rate 45, student daily rate 35
(includes light lunch&emdash;suppers will be provided at a small extra cost
Accommodation not included&emdash;a list of hotels at all prices in the area on request)

Convention information and on-line registration www.jmi.org.uk Or telephone the Jewish Music Institute on +44 (0)20 8909 2445

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July 8, 2006

Yuval Ron workshop, Venice, CA, Jul 8

Saturday, July 8, 2006 from 12:30 – 3:45 pm

Sacred Movement Yoga
presents
Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy

Workshop with Yuval Ron

Discussion on the devotional music from the Sufi practice of moving-prayer meditation (Whirling) and the use of sound in sacred trance settings from Turkey to Morocco. Also, comparisons and contrasts between Hassidic-Jewish music and trance dance will be discussed, followed by a demonstration of various sacred musical traditions and their meditative power. Participants will be invited to use their voice in experiencing some of the sacred chants.

Location:
Sacred Movement Yoga
245 South Main Street
Venice, CA 90291

Admission: $30.

Parking: Convenient underground parking only $1.50 for two hours with validation. Enter lot from Navy Street.

For tickets and more info:
(310) 450-7676 or www.sacredmovement.com

July 11, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 12, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 13, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 14, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 15, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 16, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 17, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 18, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 19, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 20, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 21, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 22, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 23, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 24, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 25, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 26, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 27, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 28, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 29, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 30, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

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July 31, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 1, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish Summer - Yiddish weekYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 3, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 4, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 5, 2006

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 6, 2006

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 6-11

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest is preceded by Ot Azoy! (6-11 August). Ot Azoy' means 'This is the way' and it really is the way for beginners to advanced students to learn to read, write and speak Yiddish quickly and easily in only one week in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Includes intensive tuition and conversation sessions with expert tuition from Peysakh Fiszman of New York, Sonia Dratwa-Pinkusowitz of the Buber Institute in Brussels and Lily Kahn under the Direction of Helen (Khayele) Beer of University College London. Learn Yiddish also through song with exquisite Yiddish Singer Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam and through Yiddish films selected and introduced by Barry Davis of London. For complete beginners to advanced students in four levels. Beginners will be taken through the Hebrew-Yiddish alphabet (much easier than it looks), will learn some every-day vocabulary and a generous helping of grammar, so that by the end of the week you will be able to string together your first sentences in Yiddish! Intermediate and advanced Yiddish speakers will be given more challenging texts and grammatical lessons and will get lots of opportunities to converse in this extraordinary language. Who says Yiddish is Kaput? This will be the 5th JMI Yiddish Crash course.

Register for Ot Azoy!

Website www.jmi.org.uk

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Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 7, 2006

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 6-11

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest is preceded by Ot Azoy! (6-11 August). Ot Azoy' means 'This is the way' and it really is the way for beginners to advanced students to learn to read, write and speak Yiddish quickly and easily in only one week in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Includes intensive tuition and conversation sessions with expert tuition from Peysakh Fiszman of New York, Sonia Dratwa-Pinkusowitz of the Buber Institute in Brussels and Lily Kahn under the Direction of Helen (Khayele) Beer of University College London. Learn Yiddish also through song with exquisite Yiddish Singer Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam and through Yiddish films selected and introduced by Barry Davis of London. For complete beginners to advanced students in four levels. Beginners will be taken through the Hebrew-Yiddish alphabet (much easier than it looks), will learn some every-day vocabulary and a generous helping of grammar, so that by the end of the week you will be able to string together your first sentences in Yiddish! Intermediate and advanced Yiddish speakers will be given more challenging texts and grammatical lessons and will get lots of opportunities to converse in this extraordinary language. Who says Yiddish is Kaput? This will be the 5th JMI Yiddish Crash course.

Register for Ot Azoy!

Website www.jmi.org.uk

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 8, 2006

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 6-11

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest is preceded by Ot Azoy! (6-11 August). Ot Azoy' means 'This is the way' and it really is the way for beginners to advanced students to learn to read, write and speak Yiddish quickly and easily in only one week in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Includes intensive tuition and conversation sessions with expert tuition from Peysakh Fiszman of New York, Sonia Dratwa-Pinkusowitz of the Buber Institute in Brussels and Lily Kahn under the Direction of Helen (Khayele) Beer of University College London. Learn Yiddish also through song with exquisite Yiddish Singer Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam and through Yiddish films selected and introduced by Barry Davis of London. For complete beginners to advanced students in four levels. Beginners will be taken through the Hebrew-Yiddish alphabet (much easier than it looks), will learn some every-day vocabulary and a generous helping of grammar, so that by the end of the week you will be able to string together your first sentences in Yiddish! Intermediate and advanced Yiddish speakers will be given more challenging texts and grammatical lessons and will get lots of opportunities to converse in this extraordinary language. Who says Yiddish is Kaput? This will be the 5th JMI Yiddish Crash course.

Register for Ot Azoy!

Website www.jmi.org.uk

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 9, 2006

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 6-11

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest is preceded by Ot Azoy! (6-11 August). Ot Azoy' means 'This is the way' and it really is the way for beginners to advanced students to learn to read, write and speak Yiddish quickly and easily in only one week in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Includes intensive tuition and conversation sessions with expert tuition from Peysakh Fiszman of New York, Sonia Dratwa-Pinkusowitz of the Buber Institute in Brussels and Lily Kahn under the Direction of Helen (Khayele) Beer of University College London. Learn Yiddish also through song with exquisite Yiddish Singer Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam and through Yiddish films selected and introduced by Barry Davis of London. For complete beginners to advanced students in four levels. Beginners will be taken through the Hebrew-Yiddish alphabet (much easier than it looks), will learn some every-day vocabulary and a generous helping of grammar, so that by the end of the week you will be able to string together your first sentences in Yiddish! Intermediate and advanced Yiddish speakers will be given more challenging texts and grammatical lessons and will get lots of opportunities to converse in this extraordinary language. Who says Yiddish is Kaput? This will be the 5th JMI Yiddish Crash course.

Register for Ot Azoy!

Website www.jmi.org.uk

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 10, 2006

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 6-11

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest is preceded by Ot Azoy! (6-11 August). Ot Azoy' means 'This is the way' and it really is the way for beginners to advanced students to learn to read, write and speak Yiddish quickly and easily in only one week in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Includes intensive tuition and conversation sessions with expert tuition from Peysakh Fiszman of New York, Sonia Dratwa-Pinkusowitz of the Buber Institute in Brussels and Lily Kahn under the Direction of Helen (Khayele) Beer of University College London. Learn Yiddish also through song with exquisite Yiddish Singer Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam and through Yiddish films selected and introduced by Barry Davis of London. For complete beginners to advanced students in four levels. Beginners will be taken through the Hebrew-Yiddish alphabet (much easier than it looks), will learn some every-day vocabulary and a generous helping of grammar, so that by the end of the week you will be able to string together your first sentences in Yiddish! Intermediate and advanced Yiddish speakers will be given more challenging texts and grammatical lessons and will get lots of opportunities to converse in this extraordinary language. Who says Yiddish is Kaput? This will be the 5th JMI Yiddish Crash course.

Register for Ot Azoy!

Website www.jmi.org.uk

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10

Weimar Yiddish SummerYiddish Summer Weimar 2006: Basarabye!
The Weimar Klezmer Weeks, runs this year from July 11 through August 10 in Weimar, Germany.

Continue reading "Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 11 - Aug 10" »

August 11, 2006

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 6-11

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course Sunday 6-Friday 11 August

KlezFest is preceded by Ot Azoy! (6-11 August). Ot Azoy' means 'This is the way' and it really is the way for beginners to advanced students to learn to read, write and speak Yiddish quickly and easily in only one week in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Includes intensive tuition and conversation sessions with expert tuition from Peysakh Fiszman of New York, Sonia Dratwa-Pinkusowitz of the Buber Institute in Brussels and Lily Kahn under the Direction of Helen (Khayele) Beer of University College London. Learn Yiddish also through song with exquisite Yiddish Singer Shura Lipovsky from Amsterdam and through Yiddish films selected and introduced by Barry Davis of London. For complete beginners to advanced students in four levels. Beginners will be taken through the Hebrew-Yiddish alphabet (much easier than it looks), will learn some every-day vocabulary and a generous helping of grammar, so that by the end of the week you will be able to string together your first sentences in Yiddish! Intermediate and advanced Yiddish speakers will be given more challenging texts and grammatical lessons and will get lots of opportunities to converse in this extraordinary language. Who says Yiddish is Kaput? This will be the 5th JMI Yiddish Crash course.

Register for Ot Azoy!

Website www.jmi.org.uk

August 13, 2006

KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

klezfest logoThis year KlezFest London (Sunday August 13 - Friday August 18) will again be led by Frank London, with Veretski Pass as the Resident Band. New this year will be a special strand for professional Klezmer bands and players. Also running parallel is the now famous Jewish Song Summer School and they all are preceded by Ot Azoy! - how to read, write and speak (and specially sing) Yiddish in one week (6-11 August 2006). See details below!!

See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

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Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

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August 14, 2006

KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

klezfest logoThis year KlezFest London (Sunday August 13 - Friday August 18) will again be led by Frank London, with Veretski Pass as the Resident Band. New this year will be a special strand for professional Klezmer bands and players. Also running parallel is the now famous Jewish Song Summer School and they all are preceded by Ot Azoy! - how to read, write and speak (and specially sing) Yiddish in one week (6-11 August 2006). See details below!!

See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk

Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

August 15, 2006

KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

klezfest logoThis year KlezFest London (Sunday August 13 - Friday August 18) will again be led by Frank London, with Veretski Pass as the Resident Band. New this year will be a special strand for professional Klezmer bands and players. Also running parallel is the now famous Jewish Song Summer School and they all are preceded by Ot Azoy! - how to read, write and speak (and specially sing) Yiddish in one week (6-11 August 2006). See details below!!

See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk

Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

August 16, 2006

KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

klezfest logoThis year KlezFest London (Sunday August 13 - Friday August 18) will again be led by Frank London, with Veretski Pass as the Resident Band. New this year will be a special strand for professional Klezmer bands and players. Also running parallel is the now famous Jewish Song Summer School and they all are preceded by Ot Azoy! - how to read, write and speak (and specially sing) Yiddish in one week (6-11 August 2006). See details below!!

See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk

Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

August 17, 2006

KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

klezfest logoThis year KlezFest London (Sunday August 13 - Friday August 18) will again be led by Frank London, with Veretski Pass as the Resident Band. New this year will be a special strand for professional Klezmer bands and players. Also running parallel is the now famous Jewish Song Summer School and they all are preceded by Ot Azoy! - how to read, write and speak (and specially sing) Yiddish in one week (6-11 August 2006). See details below!!

See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk

Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

August 18, 2006

KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

klezfest logoThis year KlezFest London (Sunday August 13 - Friday August 18) will again be led by Frank London, with Veretski Pass as the Resident Band. New this year will be a special strand for professional Klezmer bands and players. Also running parallel is the now famous Jewish Song Summer School and they all are preceded by Ot Azoy! - how to read, write and speak (and specially sing) Yiddish in one week (6-11 August 2006). See details below!!

See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk

Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

August 19, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

August 20, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

You can download the KlezKanada registration form and/or KlezKanada scholarship application form.

[I, Mr. KlezmerShack, am already signed up to take the daily newsletter and camp blog to new heights. If you are interested in being part of this particular project, email me right after you register!]

*Please note that KlezKanada 2006 will now take place over a full week for all participants

August 21, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

August 22, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

August 23, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

August 24, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

August 25, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

August 26, 2006

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 19-26 Aug

workshop logoOur Music school is organizing a Klezmer summer school in the south of france, from the 19th to the 26th of august in a gorgeous place. This summer session is open to adults who want to play music in a band, conducted by an experienced clarinet professor. There will be a concert at the end of the week in the village nearby. For food, lodging and music course it costs 500 euros. All details are on our website. musique-ensemble.com
Tel: 33 1 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

10th KlezKanada, Laurentians, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20-27

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 11th year in 2006

Sunday August 20th, 2006 (5pm) to Sunday August 27th, 2006

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

September 14, 2006

Feldman to lead dance party, NYC, Sep 14

Walter Zev FeldmanFor those of you near NYC who want to keep dancing during the long dark months
between KlezKanada and KlezKamp here's a dance party with renowned dance leader
Walter Zev Feldman...

Tantshoyz (Dance House) – Dance Party at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, September 14
8:00PM – 10:30PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in
Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an
evening of traditional Ashkenazic dancing led by master dance leader Walter Zev
Feldman. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York’s hottest young
musicians—Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Pete Rushefsky
(tsimbl) and Nick Cudahy (bass). Part of the New York Jewish Music & Heritage
Festival and Sidney Krum Conference. Cost is $10. For tickets call 646-505-5708
or jccarts.org

September 16, 2006

Open rehearsals for Yiddish Community Chorus, Brookline, MA, Sep 16

Open Rehearsals A Besere Velt (A Better World): Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle
Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 30
3:30-5:30pm
1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle, opens its membership once a year. We sing songs of freedom and struggle from progressive Jewish cultural tradition. Performances throughout the year. All voices welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish required. For more information contact Lisa Gallatin at 617.566.6164.

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September 30, 2006

Open rehearsals for Yiddish Community Chorus, Brookline, MA, Sep 30

Open Rehearsals A Besere Velt (A Better World): Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle
Saturday, September 16 and Saturday, September 30
3:30-5:30pm
1762 Beacon Street, Brookline

A Besere Velt (A Better World), Yiddish Community Chorus of the Workmen痴 Circle, opens its membership once a year. We sing songs of freedom and struggle from progressive Jewish cultural tradition. Performances throughout the year. All voices welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish required. For more information contact Lisa Gallatin at 617.566.6164.

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November 4, 2006

Yair Dalal, NYC, Nov 4

The American Sephardi Federation Presents
Sounds of Bagdad: A Music Journey with Yair Dalal

A unique performance in the four-day program
Back to Babylon: 2600 Years of Jewish Life in Iraq
Exploring the venerable and multifaceted culture of Iraqi Jewry
November 2-5, 2006
www.americansephardifederation.org

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2006 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York City
SUGGESTED DONATION: $20
INFORMATIONS AND RESERVATIONS: 917-606-8200

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November 11, 2006

Kolevi Ensemble, Lakewood, OH, Nov 11

INSIDE World Music presents:
Balkan Voices: THE KOLEVI ENSEMBLE
Traditional Instrumental and Vocal Music from Bulgaria

** Saturday, November 11th, 2006 8 PM **
** Concert and Dance Party **

** Bulgarian Singing and Instrumental Workshops Saturday, November 11, 3:00 PM **
** Bulgarian Dance Workshop Friday, November 10,7:30 PM **

Beck Center for the Arts
17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107

Call 216-521-2540 for tickets.
Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students (tickets are $20 at the door). To order tickets, call the Beck Center at 216-521-2540.

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January 7, 2007

KlezCalifornia presents Budowitz, Michael Alpert, San Francisco, CA, Jan 6-7

KlezCalifornia logoKlezCalifornia at the JCC San Francisco

PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOPS
Sunday, January 7th, 2007, 9:30am-5:30pm
Learn klezmer style (all instruments and levels) from members of the groundbreaking European ensemble, Budowitz; Yiddish dance taught by Michael Alpert; theater, language, literature, songs, history, and crafts workshops by other talented staff. Special programs for teens and youth.

Tickets at JCCSF Box Office 415.292.1233, jccsf.org/tickets
Workshops: JCCSF Members $22, Public $24, Students $10

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco,
3200 California St. (at Presidio Ave.), San Francisco, California 94118

January 14, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Jan 14

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the JCC in Manhattan present...
The Third Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party at the Manhattan JCC

Sunday, January 14
6:00pm–9:00pm
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional Ashkenazic dancing led by master dance leader and ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman. Dr. Feldman will pay particular focus on forms such as the hora and bulgar and their connection to Romanian music. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest young musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Michael Winograd (clarinet), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

Cost is $10, pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

January 26, 2007

Klezmer Workshops led by Steven Greenman, Stillwater, OK, Jan 26-27

Steven Greenman, violinist, to lead klezmer workshops and perform with the Oklahoma State High School Honors Orchestra in Stillwater, OK Jan. 26th-27th, 2007.

The Oklahoma State University Department of Music is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual High School Honors Orchestra January 26-27,2007. Selected string students will rehearse and perform on the OSU Campus at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of the OSU String Faculty. The Honors Orchestra will be conducted by OSU Symphony Orchestra conductor, Mr. Douglas Droste. Additional section instruction will be provided by OSU professors Dr. Laura Talbott, violin/viola, Mr. Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello, and Mr. George Speed, bass. The Honors Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday night, January 27 at 8:00 P.M. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall.

January 27, 2007

Klezmer Workshops led by Steven Greenman, Stillwater, OK, Jan 26-27

Steven Greenman, violinist, to lead klezmer workshops and perform with the Oklahoma State High School Honors Orchestra in Stillwater, OK Jan. 26th-27th, 2007.

The Oklahoma State University Department of Music is pleased to announce its 3nd Annual High School Honors Orchestra January 26-27,2007. Selected string students will rehearse and perform on the OSU Campus at the Seretean Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of the OSU String Faculty. The Honors Orchestra will be conducted by OSU Symphony Orchestra conductor, Mr. Douglas Droste. Additional section instruction will be provided by OSU professors Dr. Laura Talbott, violin/viola, Mr. Jeffrey Lastrapes, cello, and Mr. George Speed, bass. The Honors Orchestra will perform in concert on Saturday night, January 27 at 8:00 P.M. in the Seretean Center Concert Hall.

February 3, 2007

Weimar Winter Master Classes, Weimar, Germany, Feb 3-8

festival logowinter logoDear Friends & Colleagues,

I'd like to let everyone know that Yiddish Summer Weimar is presenting our first ever "Winter Edition" from February 3-8, consisting of two Master Classes: the Yiddish Vocal Master Class, for both vocalists and accompanists, is being conducted by Yefim Chorny and Susanna Ghergus, and the Yiddish Instrumental Music Master Class is being conducted by Alan Bern and Christian Dawid. Both classes are intended to address the relative lack of professional-level coaching in our field, so they are restricted to professionals or very advanced students. To make sure we keep the focus at that level we're asking people to audition with recordings. Class size is limited to 17. For more information, please see www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de, click on the graphic that says Winter Edition, and please help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Alan Bern

February 4, 2007

Weimar Winter Master Classes, Weimar, Germany, Feb 3-8

festival logowinter logoDear Friends & Colleagues,

I'd like to let everyone know that Yiddish Summer Weimar is presenting our first ever "Winter Edition" from February 3-8, consisting of two Master Classes: the Yiddish Vocal Master Class, for both vocalists and accompanists, is being conducted by Yefim Chorny and Susanna Ghergus, and the Yiddish Instrumental Music Master Class is being conducted by Alan Bern and Christian Dawid. Both classes are intended to address the relative lack of professional-level coaching in our field, so they are restricted to professionals or very advanced students. To make sure we keep the focus at that level we're asking people to audition with recordings. Class size is limited to 17. For more information, please see www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de, click on the graphic that says Winter Edition, and please help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Alan Bern

February 5, 2007

Weimar Winter Master Classes, Weimar, Germany, Feb 3-8

festival logowinter logoDear Friends & Colleagues,

I'd like to let everyone know that Yiddish Summer Weimar is presenting our first ever "Winter Edition" from February 3-8, consisting of two Master Classes: the Yiddish Vocal Master Class, for both vocalists and accompanists, is being conducted by Yefim Chorny and Susanna Ghergus, and the Yiddish Instrumental Music Master Class is being conducted by Alan Bern and Christian Dawid. Both classes are intended to address the relative lack of professional-level coaching in our field, so they are restricted to professionals or very advanced students. To make sure we keep the focus at that level we're asking people to audition with recordings. Class size is limited to 17. For more information, please see www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de, click on the graphic that says Winter Edition, and please help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Alan Bern

February 6, 2007

Weimar Winter Master Classes, Weimar, Germany, Feb 3-8

festival logowinter logoDear Friends & Colleagues,

I'd like to let everyone know that Yiddish Summer Weimar is presenting our first ever "Winter Edition" from February 3-8, consisting of two Master Classes: the Yiddish Vocal Master Class, for both vocalists and accompanists, is being conducted by Yefim Chorny and Susanna Ghergus, and the Yiddish Instrumental Music Master Class is being conducted by Alan Bern and Christian Dawid. Both classes are intended to address the relative lack of professional-level coaching in our field, so they are restricted to professionals or very advanced students. To make sure we keep the focus at that level we're asking people to audition with recordings. Class size is limited to 17. For more information, please see www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de, click on the graphic that says Winter Edition, and please help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Alan Bern

February 7, 2007

Weimar Winter Master Classes, Weimar, Germany, Feb 3-8

festival logowinter logoDear Friends & Colleagues,

I'd like to let everyone know that Yiddish Summer Weimar is presenting our first ever "Winter Edition" from February 3-8, consisting of two Master Classes: the Yiddish Vocal Master Class, for both vocalists and accompanists, is being conducted by Yefim Chorny and Susanna Ghergus, and the Yiddish Instrumental Music Master Class is being conducted by Alan Bern and Christian Dawid. Both classes are intended to address the relative lack of professional-level coaching in our field, so they are restricted to professionals or very advanced students. To make sure we keep the focus at that level we're asking people to audition with recordings. Class size is limited to 17. For more information, please see www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de, click on the graphic that says Winter Edition, and please help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Alan Bern

February 8, 2007

Weimar Winter Master Classes, Weimar, Germany, Feb 3-8

festival logowinter logoDear Friends & Colleagues,

I'd like to let everyone know that Yiddish Summer Weimar is presenting our first ever "Winter Edition" from February 3-8, consisting of two Master Classes: the Yiddish Vocal Master Class, for both vocalists and accompanists, is being conducted by Yefim Chorny and Susanna Ghergus, and the Yiddish Instrumental Music Master Class is being conducted by Alan Bern and Christian Dawid. Both classes are intended to address the relative lack of professional-level coaching in our field, so they are restricted to professionals or very advanced students. To make sure we keep the focus at that level we're asking people to audition with recordings. Class size is limited to 17. For more information, please see www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de, click on the graphic that says Winter Edition, and please help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Alan Bern

March 8, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 8

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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March 13, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Mar 13

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present...

The Fourth Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

And mark your calendars: Upcoming Tantshoyzes:
Sunday, May 20 6:00PM - 9:00 PM at the JCC led by Deborah Strauss!
Wednesday, June 6 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC led by Michael Alpert!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

March 15, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 15

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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March 22, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 22

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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March 24, 2007

Yiddish Dance, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 24

DANSES YIDDISH: 3ème stage AMJ
Samedi 24 mars 2007 de 13h à 18h00 et Dimanche 25 mars 2007 de 11h à 17h00

Centre Musical du Grand Lancy (Genève)
63, Av. des Communes Réunies
(trams 13, 15 et 17, arrêt "Palettes")

Venez découvrir et pratiquer quelques unes des danses traditionnelles juives d'Europe de l'Est: Hora lente, freylekh, bulgar, sher, patsh tants, terkish, khosidl, etc.

Animation: Steven WEINTRAUB (USA)
Musique 'live' avec l'ensemble klezmer MENTSH (Paris)

Le samedi est dévolu aux 'débutants'. Le dimanche est prévu pour les 'avancés' et ceux qui souhaiteront approfondir ce qu'ils auront appris la veille !

Le dimanche se conclura à 17h30 par une démonstration publique (entrée libre).

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March 25, 2007

Yiddish Dance, Geneva, Switzerland, Mar 25

DANSES YIDDISH: 3ème stage AMJ
Samedi 24 mars 2007 de 13h à 18h00 et Dimanche 25 mars 2007 de 11h à 17h00

Centre Musical du Grand Lancy (Genève)
63, Av. des Communes Réunies
(trams 13, 15 et 17, arrêt "Palettes")

Venez découvrir et pratiquer quelques unes des danses traditionnelles juives d'Europe de l'Est: Hora lente, freylekh, bulgar, sher, patsh tants, terkish, khosidl, etc.

Animation: Steven WEINTRAUB (USA)
Musique 'live' avec l'ensemble klezmer MENTSH (Paris)

Le samedi est dévolu aux 'débutants'. Le dimanche est prévu pour les 'avancés' et ceux qui souhaiteront approfondir ce qu'ils auront appris la veille !

Le dimanche se conclura à 17h30 par une démonstration publique (entrée libre).

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March 29, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Mar 22

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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April 5, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 5

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

Continue reading "Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 5" »

April 12, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 12

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

Continue reading "Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 12" »

April 19, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 17

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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Margot Leverett workshop, San Francisco, CA, Apr 19, 2007

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysKlezCalifornia is pleased to present a special workshop with Margot Leverett for intermediate and advanced players of all instruments, Thursday, April 19 at Congregation Netivot Shalom (1316 University Ave., Berkeley), which is co-sponsoring the workshop. A noted klezmer clarinetist, Margot will be in the Bay Area to perform that weekend at the JCCSF with her group, Klezmer Mountain Boys. We may divide the workshop in half for musicians at different levels, depending on registration.

There will be a $25 fee to participate. To reserve a space in the workshop, email Gerry Tenney or call him at 510/465-7911.
KlezCalifornia

April 26, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, Apr 26

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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May 3, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, May 3

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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May 10, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, May 10

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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May 17, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, May 17

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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May 20, 2007

At the Crossroads, Los Angeles, CA, May 20, 2007

Yuval RonSunday, May 20, 2007 • Northwest Auditorium • 1 PM

At the Crossroads: Music & Culture of the Middle East

The Yuval Ron Ensemble—featuring Arab vocalist Najwa Gibran, Whirling Dervish Aziz, Armenian Duduk master Yegish Manukian—includes Arab and Jewish artists who come together to celebrate the musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism, and the Christian Armenian Church. Composer and world-music producer Yuval Ron orchestrates the deep inter-cultural connection between these three traditions and the musical influences they share. The concert will feature songs of Sufi origin from Turkey, Jewish prayers from Morocco, Yemen, and Israel, as well as Armenian church chants. With the presence of Whirling Dervish Aziz, this program will be a feast for the senses!

Event is free of charge. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Preferential seating to students (with ID).
For more info, please call (310) 825-5387.

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies
302 Royce Hall, Box 951485 * Los Angeles, CA 90095-1485
Tel: (310) 825-5387 * RSVP Line: (310) 267-5327
www.cjs.ucla.edu/

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, May 20

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present...

The Fourth Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Sunday, May 20 6:00PM - 9:00 PM at the JCC led by Deborah Strauss!
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

And mark your calendars: Upcoming Tantshoys:
Wednesday, June 6 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC led by Michael Alpert!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

May 22, 2007

Summer klezmer jam, SOAS, London, UK, May 22, 2007

Klezmer summer drop-in lessons

Twice a month on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1. Dates: May 22, 29, June 5, 12. Call me for room numbers on 020 8985 3724 or \email for venue and further details.

There’s sheet music for tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.

May 24, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, May 24

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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May 29, 2007

Summer klezmer jam, SOAS, London, UK, May 29, 2007

Klezmer summer drop-in lessons

Twice a month on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1. Dates: May 22, 29, June 5, 12. Call me for room numbers on 020 8985 3724 or \email for venue and further details.

There’s sheet music for tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.

May 31, 2007

Valley Klezmer Band open rehearsal, Northampton, MA, May 31

The Valley Klezmer Band has ongoing rehearsal on Thursday nights from 7:30–9pm at the Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, MA, and occasionally in Amherst!!! Bring your instrument and play!!! Join the VKB and play klezmer and Israeli party music! Learn klezmer dance-forms such as khosidls, freylekhs and horas. You'll also learn the basics of making band arrangements.

The VKB is a performing ensemble open to the community. You should have at least intermediate competency on your instrument, and be able to read music or learn quickly by ear. Sheet music and CDs will be provided. The fee is $50 - $100, sliding scale, for around 10 sessions.

Scholarships are available.

Please email Amy Rose (preferred) or call 413-253-3831.

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June 5, 2007

Summer klezmer jam, SOAS, London, UK, June 5, 2007

Klezmer summer drop-in lessons

Twice a month on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1. Dates: May 22, 29, June 5, 12. Call me for room numbers on 020 8985 3724 or \email for venue and further details.

There’s sheet music for tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.

June 6, 2007

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party, NYC, Jun 6

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present...

The Fourth Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Wednesday, June 6 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC led by Michael Alpert!
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

June 12, 2007

Summer klezmer jam, SOAS, London, UK, June 12, 2007

Klezmer summer drop-in lessons

Twice a month on Tuesdays from 7-8.30pm at SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1. Dates: May 22, 29, June 5, 12. Call me for room numbers on 020 8985 3724 or \email for venue and further details.

There’s sheet music for tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.

June 23, 2007

Afro-Semitic Experience, Flossmoor, IL, Jun 23

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Saturday, June 23, 2:00 p.m., Workshops for musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, 999 Kezie Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois, for more information please call 708-798-1884

in concert at Homewood-Flossmoor High School auditorium, 999 Kezie Avenue, Flossmoor, Illinois, for more information please call 708-798-1884

June 24, 2007

Joining the Jam, London, UK, Jun 24, 2007

Workshop on Sunday 24 June, 3.30-5pm. "Getting started at a klezmer session: what to listen out for in a tune; basic chords and klezmer rhythms to use." Cost: £12 (£8 concs). E-mail Ilana Cravitz for venue and further details.

There’s sheet music for tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.

July 2, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 2

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 3, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 3

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 4, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 4

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 5, 2007

JMI Summer Workshop for Synagogue Musicians, London, UK, Jul 5

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveProgressive Summer Programme:
Shalosh R'galim 傍hree Pilgrim Festivals

A four-day intensive workshop for synagogue musicians on the music of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.
Monday 2 July � Thursday 5 July 2007
Daily 10.30am � 5.30pm

Leo Baeck College The Sternberg Centre for Judaism
80 East End Road , Finchley, London , N3 2SY

For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/synagoguemusic/events/07_summer_progressive.html

July 9, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 10, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 11, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 12, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 13, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 14, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 15, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 18, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 19, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 20, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 21, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 22, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 23, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 24, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 25, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

  • Jul 9–15: Concert Project DIASPORA REDUX
  • Jul 14–15: Symposium: Klezmer and other "other" musics
  • Jul 18–25: Instrumental Workshop: Tradition & New Impulses
    The variety of creative directions in New Jewish Music today is huge, from Radical Jewish Culture through New Traditionalists, reaching from Tokyo, New York, Berlin, Tel Aviv, Moscow to almost everywhere in the world. Join an internationally renowned faculty of performers, composers, scholars and students from all over the world for master classes, individual instruction, ensembles, discussions, jam sessions, concerts and more. For advanced musicians with some background in klezmer, jazz, tango, or related musics, and comfortable both reading and playing by ear.

    Faculty: Aaron Alexander (drums, New York), Alan Bern (accordion/piano, Berlin), Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, Chicago), Paul Brody (brass, Berlin), Stuart Brotman (bass, Berkeley), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Steven Greenman (violin, Cleveland), Alex Kontorovich (reeds, New York), Cesar Lerner (piano/accordion, Buenos Aires), Sanne Micke (accordion, Berlin), Marcelo Moguilevsky (reeds, Buenos Aires), Jiska ter Bals (violin, Amsterdam).
  • Jul 27–31: Yiddish Dance Music for Musicians Workshop
    July 28–31Yiddish Dance Workshop
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Beginning and Intermediate Yiddish Language Course
  • Aug 2–Aug 9: Yiddish Song Workshop

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 27, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 28, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 29, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 30, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 31, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 2, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 3, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 4, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 5, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 6, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 7, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 8, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 9, 2007

Weimar Yiddish Summer, Weimar, Germany, Jul 9 - Aug 9

Weimar Yiddish SummerThe Weimar Yiddish Summer, runs this year from July 9 through August 9 in Weimar, Germany.

For further information and application and application, www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 12, 2007

Yiddish Song Summer School, London, UK, Aug 12

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveYiddish Song Summer School
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2007 at WLS.

Runs parallel and interacts with KlezFest.
Professional and ‘just for leisure’ vocalists will receive world-class guidance on the repertoire, interpretation, pronunciation and accompaniment of the vast range of expressive Yiddish song. Workshops and masterclasses with separate sessions for those who want to work at a faster pace will be led be world-acclaimed Yiddish singers Shura Lipovsky (Holland) together with Lorin Sklamberg (USA) and singer, vocal ensemble director, composer and accompanist Polina Shepherd (UK via Former Soviet Union). Accompanists and instrumentalists who perform with singers will be welcome at this course. And there will be opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to interact musically as well as dance, eat, entertain and be entertained together.

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

JMI KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 12

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveKlezFest London:
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 August 2007 (at WLS)

At last clarinettist David Krakauer joins the visiting faculty from USA, UK, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, for six days of inspirational instrumental, song and dance workshops. Advanced klezmorim delve into Ottoman connections with Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein. Klezmer virgins get the low down on What is Klezmer? All can discover how to fuse Jewish music with the musics of the world with 'Socalled' (Josh Dolgin), Frank London and David Krakauer.
Information T:020 8909 2445
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

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August 13, 2007

Yiddish Song Summer School, London, UK, Aug 13

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveYiddish Song Summer School
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2007 at WLS.

Runs parallel and interacts with KlezFest.
Professional and ‘just for leisure’ vocalists will receive world-class guidance on the repertoire, interpretation, pronunciation and accompaniment of the vast range of expressive Yiddish song. Workshops and masterclasses with separate sessions for those who want to work at a faster pace will be led be world-acclaimed Yiddish singers Shura Lipovsky (Holland) together with Lorin Sklamberg (USA) and singer, vocal ensemble director, composer and accompanist Polina Shepherd (UK via Former Soviet Union). Accompanists and instrumentalists who perform with singers will be welcome at this course. And there will be opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to interact musically as well as dance, eat, entertain and be entertained together.

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

JMI KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 13

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveKlezFest London:
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 August 2007 (at WLS)

At last clarinettist David Krakauer joins the visiting faculty from USA, UK, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, for six days of inspirational instrumental, song and dance workshops. Advanced klezmorim delve into Ottoman connections with Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein. Klezmer virgins get the low down on What is Klezmer? All can discover how to fuse Jewish music with the musics of the world with 'Socalled' (Josh Dolgin), Frank London and David Krakauer.
Information T:020 8909 2445
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

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August 14, 2007

Yiddish Song Summer School, London, UK, Aug 14

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveYiddish Song Summer School
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2007 at WLS.

Runs parallel and interacts with KlezFest.
Professional and ‘just for leisure’ vocalists will receive world-class guidance on the repertoire, interpretation, pronunciation and accompaniment of the vast range of expressive Yiddish song. Workshops and masterclasses with separate sessions for those who want to work at a faster pace will be led be world-acclaimed Yiddish singers Shura Lipovsky (Holland) together with Lorin Sklamberg (USA) and singer, vocal ensemble director, composer and accompanist Polina Shepherd (UK via Former Soviet Union). Accompanists and instrumentalists who perform with singers will be welcome at this course. And there will be opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to interact musically as well as dance, eat, entertain and be entertained together.

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

JMI KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 14

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveKlezFest London:
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 August 2007 (at WLS)

At last clarinettist David Krakauer joins the visiting faculty from USA, UK, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, for six days of inspirational instrumental, song and dance workshops. Advanced klezmorim delve into Ottoman connections with Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein. Klezmer virgins get the low down on What is Klezmer? All can discover how to fuse Jewish music with the musics of the world with 'Socalled' (Josh Dolgin), Frank London and David Krakauer.
Information T:020 8909 2445
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

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August 15, 2007

Yiddish Song Summer School, London, UK, Aug 15

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveYiddish Song Summer School
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2007 at WLS.

Runs parallel and interacts with KlezFest.
Professional and ‘just for leisure’ vocalists will receive world-class guidance on the repertoire, interpretation, pronunciation and accompaniment of the vast range of expressive Yiddish song. Workshops and masterclasses with separate sessions for those who want to work at a faster pace will be led be world-acclaimed Yiddish singers Shura Lipovsky (Holland) together with Lorin Sklamberg (USA) and singer, vocal ensemble director, composer and accompanist Polina Shepherd (UK via Former Soviet Union). Accompanists and instrumentalists who perform with singers will be welcome at this course. And there will be opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to interact musically as well as dance, eat, entertain and be entertained together.

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

JMI KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 15

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveKlezFest London:
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 August 2007 (at WLS)

At last clarinettist David Krakauer joins the visiting faculty from USA, UK, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, for six days of inspirational instrumental, song and dance workshops. Advanced klezmorim delve into Ottoman connections with Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein. Klezmer virgins get the low down on What is Klezmer? All can discover how to fuse Jewish music with the musics of the world with 'Socalled' (Josh Dolgin), Frank London and David Krakauer.
Information T:020 8909 2445
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

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August 16, 2007

Yiddish Song Summer School, London, UK, Aug 16

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveYiddish Song Summer School
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2007 at WLS.

Runs parallel and interacts with KlezFest.
Professional and ‘just for leisure’ vocalists will receive world-class guidance on the repertoire, interpretation, pronunciation and accompaniment of the vast range of expressive Yiddish song. Workshops and masterclasses with separate sessions for those who want to work at a faster pace will be led be world-acclaimed Yiddish singers Shura Lipovsky (Holland) together with Lorin Sklamberg (USA) and singer, vocal ensemble director, composer and accompanist Polina Shepherd (UK via Former Soviet Union). Accompanists and instrumentalists who perform with singers will be welcome at this course. And there will be opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to interact musically as well as dance, eat, entertain and be entertained together.

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

JMI KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 16

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveKlezFest London:
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 August 2007 (at WLS)

At last clarinettist David Krakauer joins the visiting faculty from USA, UK, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, for six days of inspirational instrumental, song and dance workshops. Advanced klezmorim delve into Ottoman connections with Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein. Klezmer virgins get the low down on What is Klezmer? All can discover how to fuse Jewish music with the musics of the world with 'Socalled' (Josh Dolgin), Frank London and David Krakauer.
Information T:020 8909 2445
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

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August 17, 2007

Yiddish Song Summer School, London, UK, Aug 17

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveYiddish Song Summer School
Sunday 12 – Friday 17 August 2007 at WLS.

Runs parallel and interacts with KlezFest.
Professional and ‘just for leisure’ vocalists will receive world-class guidance on the repertoire, interpretation, pronunciation and accompaniment of the vast range of expressive Yiddish song. Workshops and masterclasses with separate sessions for those who want to work at a faster pace will be led be world-acclaimed Yiddish singers Shura Lipovsky (Holland) together with Lorin Sklamberg (USA) and singer, vocal ensemble director, composer and accompanist Polina Shepherd (UK via Former Soviet Union). Accompanists and instrumentalists who perform with singers will be welcome at this course. And there will be opportunities for singers and instrumentalists to interact musically as well as dance, eat, entertain and be entertained together.

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

JMI KlezFest London, London, UK, Aug 17

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveKlezFest London:
Sunday 12 - Friday 17 August 2007 (at WLS)

At last clarinettist David Krakauer joins the visiting faculty from USA, UK, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, for six days of inspirational instrumental, song and dance workshops. Advanced klezmorim delve into Ottoman connections with Joshua Horowitz and Cookie Segelstein. Klezmer virgins get the low down on What is Klezmer? All can discover how to fuse Jewish music with the musics of the world with 'Socalled' (Josh Dolgin), Frank London and David Krakauer.
Information T:020 8909 2445
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

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August 18, 2007

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

August 19, 2007

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 19

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveOt Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course:
19 – Friday 24 August (at SOAS)

Here’s a great chance to begin reading Yiddish and opening the doors to a great culture. In just one week you'll find yourself starting to speak and even to dream in this rich language. Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly. Our specially chosen teachers will help you learn not only with superb language tuition but also through song, film, conversation classes and drama workshops. (Daily 9.30 – 6.30)

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

August 20, 2007

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 20

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveOt Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course:
19 – Friday 24 August (at SOAS)

Here’s a great chance to begin reading Yiddish and opening the doors to a great culture. In just one week you'll find yourself starting to speak and even to dream in this rich language. Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly. Our specially chosen teachers will help you learn not only with superb language tuition but also through song, film, conversation classes and drama workshops. (Daily 9.30 – 6.30)

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 20

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

August 21, 2007

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 21

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveOt Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course:
19 – Friday 24 August (at SOAS)

Here’s a great chance to begin reading Yiddish and opening the doors to a great culture. In just one week you'll find yourself starting to speak and even to dream in this rich language. Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly. Our specially chosen teachers will help you learn not only with superb language tuition but also through song, film, conversation classes and drama workshops. (Daily 9.30 – 6.30)

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 21

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

August 22, 2007

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 22

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveOt Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course:
19 – Friday 24 August (at SOAS)

Here’s a great chance to begin reading Yiddish and opening the doors to a great culture. In just one week you'll find yourself starting to speak and even to dream in this rich language. Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly. Our specially chosen teachers will help you learn not only with superb language tuition but also through song, film, conversation classes and drama workshops. (Daily 9.30 – 6.30)

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 22

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

August 23, 2007

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 23

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 23

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveOt Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course:
19 – Friday 24 August (at SOAS)

Here’s a great chance to begin reading Yiddish and opening the doors to a great culture. In just one week you'll find yourself starting to speak and even to dream in this rich language. Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly. Our specially chosen teachers will help you learn not only with superb language tuition but also through song, film, conversation classes and drama workshops. (Daily 9.30 – 6.30)

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

August 24, 2007

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 24

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

Ot Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course, London, UK, Aug 24

JMI Summer Cantorial IntensiveOt Azoy! Yiddish Crash Course:
19 – Friday 24 August (at SOAS)

Here’s a great chance to begin reading Yiddish and opening the doors to a great culture. In just one week you'll find yourself starting to speak and even to dream in this rich language. Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly. Our specially chosen teachers will help you learn not only with superb language tuition but also through song, film, conversation classes and drama workshops. (Daily 9.30 – 6.30)

Information T: 020 7898 4243
For further information: www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/events/07_klezfest_otazoy.html

August 25, 2007

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 25

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

Musique ensemble XX, South of France, 18-25 Aug

workshop logoKlezmer music workshop, this summer in the south of France. Open to all non professional musician. You don't have to know Klezmer music to participate, it can be a first experience. From the 18th to the 25th of August in a very nice area an hour from Beziers. It costs 500 €‚ (Music courses and tuition included).

For more information look out on : www.musique-ensemble.com
or call 01 43 61 52 88
E-mail Arielle Zajde for further info.

August 26, 2007

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Mar 26

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and only annual rural–based summer festival of yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 12th year in 2007

Monday August 20th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 26th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

www.klezkanada.com

September 4, 2007

Ernie Gruner offers Klezmer Workshop, somewhere in Australia, Sep 4, 2007

Violinist Ernie Gruner from Klezmeritis and The Klezmer Trio leads beginners and intermediate klezmer workshops for all musicians. Learn tunes by ear and singing, and introduction to style & history.

Tuesdays in September 4,11,18,25.
7pm beginners, 8.30pm intermediate
$15/10 per session or advance discount for all.

Northcote Uniting Church Hall, as part of Darebin Music Feast
Registration & discounted prepayment by 28/8.
E-mail Ernie Gruner.

September 11, 2007

Ernie Gruner offers Klezmer Workshop, somewhere in Australia, Sep 11, 2007

Violinist Ernie Gruner from Klezmeritis and The Klezmer Trio leads beginners and intermediate klezmer workshops for all musicians. Learn tunes by ear and singing, and introduction to style & history.

Tuesdays in September 4,11,18,25.
7pm beginners, 8.30pm intermediate
$15/10 per session or advance discount for all.

Northcote Uniting Church Hall, as part of Darebin Music Feast
Registration & discounted prepayment by 28/8.
E-mail Ernie Gruner.

September 18, 2007

Ernie Gruner offers Klezmer Workshop, somewhere in Australia, Sep 18, 2007

Violinist Ernie Gruner from Klezmeritis and The Klezmer Trio leads beginners and intermediate klezmer workshops for all musicians. Learn tunes by ear and singing, and introduction to style & history.

Tuesdays in September 4,11,18,25.
7pm beginners, 8.30pm intermediate
$15/10 per session or advance discount for all.

Northcote Uniting Church Hall, as part of Darebin Music Feast
Registration & discounted prepayment by 28/8.
E-mail Ernie Gruner.

September 25, 2007

Ernie Gruner offers Klezmer Workshop, somewhere in Australia, Sep 25, 2007

Violinist Ernie Gruner from Klezmeritis and The Klezmer Trio leads beginners and intermediate klezmer workshops for all musicians. Learn tunes by ear and singing, and introduction to style & history.

Tuesdays in September 4,11,18,25.
7pm beginners, 8.30pm intermediate
$15/10 per session or advance discount for all.

Northcote Uniting Church Hall, as part of Darebin Music Feast
Registration & discounted prepayment by 28/8.
E-mail Ernie Gruner.

September 30, 2007

"Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy", North Hollywood, CA, Sep 30, 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 3pm
Magdalene Cultural Arts Center presents:

Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy
A Workshop of Divine Ecstasy in Sufi and Hassidic Music
facilitated by
Yuval Ron

Magdalene Cultural Arts Center
4822 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Admission: $25
For more information: Please call 818-760-0531

October 22, 2007

Oyhoo: Schmooze '07, Oct 22, 2007

Schmooze '07 - Day 1
October 22, 2007 09:00AM

UJA-Federation of New York
130 E. 59th Street
Buy Tickets Now

Oyhoo痴 annual gathering is a South by Southwest or Sundance Film Festival for the Jewish cultural and entertainment industry!

Schmooze �07 brings together the creative aspects of Jewish arts with leaders from Jewish cultural organizations across the country. Professionals and students from the Jewish culture, art and media worlds engage in dialogue about current developments, visions and goals.

Keynotes, panels, and showcases feature leading musicians, filmmakers, writers and other innovators from coast to coast. It痴 a festival of entertainment; fun and networking like you致e never seen it.

7th Annual Oyhoo Festival LogoOyhoo Festival
Join Jewish artists, writers, funders, supporters and media as they schmooze, have fun, get inspired, and do business.

See Schmooze �07 event schedule

October 23, 2007

Oyhoo: Schmooze Day 2 '07, Oct 23, 2007

Schmooze '07 - Day 1
October 22, 2007 09:00AM

UJA-Federation of New York
130 E. 59th Street
Buy Tickets Now

Oyhoo痴 annual gathering is a South by Southwest or Sundance Film Festival for the Jewish cultural and entertainment industry!

Schmooze �07 brings together the creative aspects of Jewish arts with leaders from Jewish cultural organizations across the country. Professionals and students from the Jewish culture, art and media worlds engage in dialogue about current developments, visions and goals.

Keynotes, panels, and showcases feature leading musicians, filmmakers, writers and other innovators from coast to coast. It痴 a festival of entertainment; fun and networking like you致e never seen it.

7th Annual Oyhoo Festival LogoOyhoo Festival
Join Jewish artists, writers, funders, supporters and media as they schmooze, have fun, get inspired, and do business.

See Schmooze �07 event schedule

Jeff Warschauer klezmer open house/classes to start, NYC, Oct 23, 2007

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, October 23, at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Free Open house: Tuesday, October 23, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, November 27, December 11.
Please note that, due to Khanuke, there will be NO session on December 4.

  • Open to all players of musicians who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Develop tools for improvisation
  • Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271.

October 28, 2007

Jews, Arts, & Activism, featuring Jewlia Eisenberg, NYC, Oct 28, 2007

Jews, Arts & Activism
Sunday, October 28th
2 PM
Workmen's Circle, NYC
45 E 33 St NYC
Participatory workshops on dance, poetry, music, and arts curation.
Evening cocktail reception and performance.
JEWLIA EISENBERG in Concert!
POETRY SLAM!

Presentation of the Moishe Katz Award for Service to Secular Jewish Culture to
PETER PEPPER,
WC/AR President

Workshops with Pearl Lang, Jenny Romaine, Beyle Gottesman, Susan Griss, Esther Cohen, Jennifer Miller, and other exciting presenters.

$36 for the whole shebang;
$18 for conference only ($12 WC members)

For more information, click here,
or contact Dana Schneider
at (212) 889-6800 ext. 271

November 1, 2007

Tantshoyz, NYC, Nov 1, 2007

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
Thursday, Nov 1 7:00PM – 10:00PM at the JCC with Zev Feldman
334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Deborah Strauss. Live klezmer music will be provided by some of New York's hottest musicians: Michael Winograd (violin), Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) and Nick Cudahy (bass).

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

November 3, 2007

Canfei Ruach concert/workshop, Riverdale, NYC, Nov 3-4, 2007

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Canfei Ruach, a folk- and Jewish music duo from Jerusalem featuring Tirtza Singer and Hanna Sophia Yaffe, will be doing a series of concerts and music/storytelling workshops this winter in North America.

A Jewish Journey—Opening the Heart through Song, Story, Psalms &
Serenity

Tirtza and Chana Sophia's workshop in music and Jewish meditation, featuring:
The power of the Hebrew letters, incorporating Dance & visualization, Harp
playing, in the tradition of King David, using Psalms as a way to draw down
healing, drumming , Jewish Storytelling: The power of stories from the
Hasidic Masters

Motsei Shabbas Nov 3rd Riverdale (NY) Concert
The concert will be held in a private home in Fieldston
please call 347—327—3150 to reserve advanced seating.

The workshop in Riverdale will be 10.00am—12.00pm sharp., Sunday Nov 4 at
4645 Delafield Ave (Fieldston) Bronx NY

This event is suitable for women of all ages, & could be a wonderful
experience for mothers & daughters to share.

age 10 & up.....

The workshop is a benefit for the Adahan Fund. (which helps women in crisis in Jerusalem)
$10 minimum / $18 friend / $36 sponsor / $54 patron

November 4, 2007

Dror Sinai drumming workshop and concert, Oakland, CA, Nov 4, 2007

Dror Sinai at Kehilla Synogogue
Sunday, November 4
Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610

Drumming Workshop with Dror Sinai: Intro to the Dumbek
5:00-6:30 pm
$25 in advance, $35 at the door
Come explore the ancient sound of the Doumbek, also called Durbuka, Durbaky and Tabla. This class is for those who would like to gain experience and knowledge of this unique hand-drum of the Middle East. Learn to create a basic variety of sounds, open yourself to the concepts of rhythm, find your own personal rhythms, and communicate with others.

Concert: "Desert Roots"
7:30 pm
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
Featuring Dror Sinai singing Jewish songs from Israel, Yemen, Morocco and more in Hebrew, Ladino and Tunisian. Dror will be joined by Rachel Valfer, a singer and oud player. Equally comfortable in Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Arabic and Farsi, her rich, earthy vocals evoke longing, love, strength and ultimately a sense of vastness and grace.

Participate in both the workshop and concert for the special rate of $30 (advance payment required)

November 8, 2007

Jewish Song and Dance Workshop, Cambridge, MA, Nov 8, 2007

Jewish Song and Dance Workshop
Thursday, Nov 8, 5-6:30pm
Winthrop Junior Common Room at Harvard
36 Mill St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Join members of Harvard's Yiddish program, the Israeli dance workshop, RecKlez (the Harvard Klezmer Band), and Harvard Hillel's new a capella group to sing Yiddish songs, clap klezmer beats, dance Israeli-style, and more. Bring voices, instruments, hands, and feet.

November 25, 2007

KlezKanada workshops, Montreal, Quebec, Nov 25, 2007

KlezKanada logoMontreal Klezmer Workshops (presented by KlezKanada)
Sunday, November 25th, 9:30 am - 12 noon.
Who: The Klez Dispensers
Where: Oscar Peterson Hall, Concordia University, Loyola Campus - 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal
How much: $15

Level: Participants should be comfortable learning by ear or from sheet music. All levels of klezmer experience encouraged.
For more information contact: Avia Moore at 514.993.2842.

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December 2, 2007

Open Sing w/Zamir Chorale, Newton, MA, Dec 2, 2007

The Zamir Chorale of Boston invites you to
an Open Sing of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and choruses from Handel's oratorio JUDAS MACCABAEUS.
Joshua R. Jacobson, conductor
Frederick Metzger, boy soprano
and Edwin Swanborn, pianist

Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, 3 pm, at Temple Reyim,
1860 Washington Street, Newton, MA.
near the Woodland Green Line (D) T stop
Admission: $10; $8 for students and seniors.

Vocal scores, included in the cost of admission, will be available at the door.
Join us as a singer or just a listener.
For further information, call 617-244-6333.

December 6, 2007

Tantshoyz, NYC, Dec 6, 2007 - see Dec 9

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC
This event has been cancelled, but there is a whole Yiddish Dance Symposium followed by a Yiddish dance on December 9.

December 9, 2007

Yiddish Dance Research Symposium, NYC, Dec 9-10, 2007

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and New York University’s Department of Performance Studies present:

The Yiddish Dance Research Symposium
“Defining Yiddish Dance: Secular, Sacred, Borrowed and Transformed”

Sunday, December 9, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Edgar M. Bronfman Center
New York University
7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 5th Avenue and University Place).

Admission: $10 general public, $5 students/seniors

Scholars wishing to register should RSVP to Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Pete Rushefsky, 212-571-1555 ext. 36, or email Pete

December 10, 2007

Yiddish Dance Research Symposium, NYC, Dec 9-10, 2007

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and New York University’s Department of Performance Studies present:

The Yiddish Dance Research Symposium
“Defining Yiddish Dance: Secular, Sacred, Borrowed and Transformed”

Sunday, December 9, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Edgar M. Bronfman Center
New York University
7 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 5th Avenue and University Place).

Admission: $10 general public, $5 students/seniors

Scholars wishing to register should RSVP to Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s Pete Rushefsky, 212-571-1555 ext. 36, or email Pete

December 23, 2007

KlezKamp 2007, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007 logo

Living Traditions is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKamp, featuring our 2007 theme:
Mame-Loshn: Women in Yiddish Culture

December 23-28, 2007

www.klezkamp.org

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December 24, 2007

KlezKamp 2007, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007 logo

Living Traditions is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKamp, featuring our 2007 theme:
Mame-Loshn: Women in Yiddish Culture

December 23-28, 2007

www.klezkamp.org

December 25, 2007

KlezKamp 2007, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007 logo

Living Traditions is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKamp, featuring our 2007 theme:
Mame-Loshn: Women in Yiddish Culture

December 23-28, 2007

www.klezkamp.org

December 26, 2007

KlezKamp 2007, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007 logo

Living Traditions is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKamp, featuring our 2007 theme:
Mame-Loshn: Women in Yiddish Culture

December 23-28, 2007

www.klezkamp.org

December 27, 2007

KlezKamp 2007, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007 logo

Living Traditions is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKamp, featuring our 2007 theme:
Mame-Loshn: Women in Yiddish Culture

December 23-28, 2007

www.klezkamp.org

December 28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007, Catskills, NY, Dec 23-28, 2007

KlezKamp 2007 logo

Living Traditions is proud to announce the 23rd Annual Yiddish Folk Arts Program, KlezKamp, featuring our 2007 theme:
Mame-Loshn: Women in Yiddish Culture

December 23-28, 2007

www.klezkamp.org

January 15, 2008

Free Open House for NYC Klezmer Workshop w/Jeff Warschauer, NYC, Jan 15, 2008

Free Open House for NYC Klezmer Workshop
Tuesday January 15, 7 PM

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer

Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: January 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26

  • Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
  • Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Develop tools for improvisation

Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271 by email

January 23, 2008

"History of Yiddish Theatre" course begins, Montreal, Canada, Jan 23, 2008

History of Yiddish Theatre Course at the Jewish Public Library

Registration is now being accepted for the History of Yiddish Theatre: from the Medieval Purim Shpil to Second Avenue at the Jewish Public Library on Wednesdays, January 23-February 27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Cost for 5 sessions: $55 students, $65 Library members, $75 non-members. Taught by Janie Respitz, the course traces the development of Yiddish theatre across changing political and cultural environments. All classes will be held at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. For information, call (514) 345-2627 ext. 3006 or visit www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

Un cours sur l’histoire du théâtre yiddish à la BPJ

Les inscriptions sont maintenant acceptées pour le cours sur l’histoire du théâtre yiddish offert par la Bibliothèque publique juive les mercredis, 23 janvier-27 février 2008 à 19 h 00. Enseigné par Janie Respitz, ce cours examinera le théâtre yiddish de ses origines médiévales jusqu'à la modernité. Le coût pour les 5 sessions: 55 $ étudiantes, 65 $ membres de la Bibliothèque, 75 $ non membres. Toutes les classes auront lieu à la Bibliothèque publique juive, 5151, chemin de la Côte Ste-Catherine, Montréal. Pour plus de détails, composez le 514-345-2627, poste 3006 ou consultez notre site www.jewishpubliclibrary.org.

For further info: (514) 345-2627 Ext./Poste 3010
Fax/Télécopieur: (514) 345-6479

February 7, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 7, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band—Every Thursday Night in February (Feb 7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30-9:00, at the Synagogue.

The Kane Street Synagogue is located at 236 Kane Street off of Court Street, the nearest subway stop is the Bergen Street station on the F train. It's not a bad walk along Court Street from the 2,3,4,5 lines station at Court St/Borough Hall which are the first (4,5 lines) or second (2,3 lines) stop in Brooklyn.

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February 14, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 14, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band—Every Thursday Night in February (Feb 7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30-9:00, at the Synagogue.

The Kane Street Synagogue is located at 236 Kane Street off of Court Street, the nearest subway stop is the Bergen Street station on the F train. It's not a bad walk along Court Street from the 2,3,4,5 lines station at Court St/Borough Hall which are the first (4,5 lines) or second (2,3 lines) stop in Brooklyn.

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February 18, 2008

Shema: What Jewish Culture Sounds Like, Denver, CO, Feb 15-20, 2008

DivahnThe Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver presents,
SHEMA: WHAT JEWISH CULTURE SOUNDS LIKE
With Galeet Dardashti and Divahn for an exploration of
Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewish music

Monday, February 18, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
University of Denver
Newman Center for Performing Arts, Spencer Room
2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208
Free and open to the public but reservations are required Please call 303.871.3660.
Rimon:Master Classes in Judaic Studies with Galeet Dardashti
Performing Arab and Middle Eastern Music in Israel
Based on Galeet Dardashti's doctoral dissertation research in anthropology, these Master Classes chronicle the recent mainstreaming of Middle Eastern and Arab-influenced art music (musika etnit yisraelit) in the Israeli public sphere. Long-forgotten Iraqi septuagenarian musicians are only now asked to share their unique knowledge with receptive Israeli students and audiences; Palestinian and Jewish Israelis have formed a range of Middle Eastern and Arab-influenced bands; Israeli groups are performing interpretations of the music of Egyptian legends such as Oum Kalthoum and Farid El-Atrash for packed concert halls; and recently some of Israel's most noted secular rock singers have recorded their own renditions of Middle Eastern piyutim (Jewish praise songs). These developments over the past fifteen years represent an historical shift in Israeli cultural politics and indicate an openness to cultural diversity and a decline of the homogeneous Israeli national cultural identity that government policy had strongly encouraged since the State's inception. Through the music scene, Galeet examines this unique nationalist movement in Israel, examining how scholars can represent some of the complex cultural realities of this global era.

For further info: www.du.edu/cjs/public_programs.html

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February 19, 2008

Shema: What Jewish Culture Sounds Like, Denver, CO, Feb 15-20, 2008

DivahnThe Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver presents,
SHEMA: WHAT JEWISH CULTURE SOUNDS LIKE
With Galeet Dardashti and Divahn for an exploration of Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewish music

Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 4-6 p.m.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall, Room 286 (2nd Floor)
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, Co. 80208

Free and open to the public but reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 303.871.3660. When registering please leave your email address so we can send you readings for the course.

Our Rimon: Master Classes in Judaic Studies revolve around readings pre-selected by our visiting scholars and artists. To make reservations and obtain a copy of the readings, please contact Marlene Tolman at 303.871.4633.

DU Students can earn credit for the Rimon:Master Classes in Judaic Studies. To learn more, contact Prof. Sarah Pessin.

For further info: www.du.edu/cjs/public_programs.html

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February 20, 2008

Shema: What Jewish Culture Sounds Like, Denver, CO, Feb 15-20, 2008

DivahnThe Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver presents,
SHEMA: WHAT JEWISH CULTURE SOUNDS LIKE
With Galeet Dardashti and Divahn for an exploration of Middle Eastern and Sephardic Jewish music

Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 4-6 p.m.
University of Denver
Sturm Hall, Room 286 (2nd Floor)
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, Co. 80208

Free and open to the public but reservations are required as space is limited. Please call 303.871.3660. When registering please leave your email address so we can send you readings for the course.

Our Rimon: Master Classes in Judaic Studies revolve around readings pre-selected by our visiting scholars and artists. To make reservations and obtain a copy of the readings, please contact Marlene Tolman at 303.871.4633.

DU Students can earn credit for the Rimon:Master Classes in Judaic Studies. To learn more, contact Prof. Sarah Pessin.

For further info: www.du.edu/cjs/public_programs.html

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February 21, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 21, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band—Every Thursday Night in February (Feb 7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30-9:00, at the Synagogue.

The Kane Street Synagogue is located at 236 Kane Street off of Court Street, the nearest subway stop is the Bergen Street station on the F train. It's not a bad walk along Court Street from the 2,3,4,5 lines station at Court St/Borough Hall which are the first (4,5 lines) or second (2,3 lines) stop in Brooklyn.

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February 22, 2008

KlezKanada Winter Session, Montreal, Canada, Feb 22-24, 2008

KlezKanada logKlezKanada Winter Session

Winter Session Events
Workshops with our internationally acclaimed Faculty! February 22, 23 and 24, 2008. Small classes, private coaching

Held right in the heart of Montreal, our Winter Session will bring you 4 days of workshops, master classes, jam sessions, klezkabarets and world-class performances! Don't miss the chance to be a part of this amazing weekend! Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested!

Workshops include:
Frank's Ensemble,
Strings Masterclass with Deb and Cookie,
Yiddish Pronounciation for Singers with Michael,
If You Wanna Play Klezmer You Gotta Dance Klezmer
with Avia and Michael and a stellar dance band
Rhythm 101 with Thierry,
Makeover Masterclass with Josh and Cookie,
Songs of Reverence, Irreverence and Revolution with Michael, Nigunim with Frank, Jeff, Deb and more,
Ask Drs Klez with Josh, Cookie and others,
.....and more...!

Participants must register for workshops in advance.

PLUS... Jam Sessions, KlezKabarets and Concerts!
Snow Fiddler
DATE: February 21-24, 2008
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Montreal
MORE: $85 for the whole weekend or pay by the event.
Register Now

For more information, contact Avia Moore by email or by phone 514.993.2842.
www.klezkanada.com
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February 23, 2008

KlezKanada Winter Session, Montreal, Canada, Feb 22-24, 2008

KlezKanada logKlezKanada Winter Session

Winter Session Events
Workshops with our internationally acclaimed Faculty! February 22, 23 and 24, 2008. Small classes, private coaching

Held right in the heart of Montreal, our Winter Session will bring you 4 days of workshops, master classes, jam sessions, klezkabarets and world-class performances! Don't miss the chance to be a part of this amazing weekend! Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested!

Workshops include:
Frank's Ensemble,
Strings Masterclass with Deb and Cookie,
Yiddish Pronounciation for Singers with Michael,
If You Wanna Play Klezmer You Gotta Dance Klezmer
with Avia and Michael and a stellar dance band
Rhythm 101 with Thierry,
Makeover Masterclass with Josh and Cookie,
Songs of Reverence, Irreverence and Revolution with Michael, Nigunim with Frank, Jeff, Deb and more,
Ask Drs Klez with Josh, Cookie and others,
.....and more...!

Participants must register for workshops in advance.

PLUS... Jam Sessions, KlezKabarets and Concerts!
Snow Fiddler
DATE: February 21-24, 2008
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Montreal
MORE: $85 for the whole weekend or pay by the event.
Register Now

For more information, contact Avia Moore by email or by phone 514.993.2842.
www.klezkanada.com
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February 24, 2008

KlezKanada Winter Session, Montreal, Canada, Feb 22-24, 2008

KlezKanada logKlezKanada Winter Session

Winter Session Events
Workshops with our internationally acclaimed Faculty! February 22, 23 and 24, 2008. Small classes, private coaching

Held right in the heart of Montreal, our Winter Session will bring you 4 days of workshops, master classes, jam sessions, klezkabarets and world-class performances! Don't miss the chance to be a part of this amazing weekend! Please forward this email to anyone who you think might be interested!

Workshops include:
Frank's Ensemble,
Strings Masterclass with Deb and Cookie,
Yiddish Pronounciation for Singers with Michael,
If You Wanna Play Klezmer You Gotta Dance Klezmer
with Avia and Michael and a stellar dance band
Rhythm 101 with Thierry,
Makeover Masterclass with Josh and Cookie,
Songs of Reverence, Irreverence and Revolution with Michael, Nigunim with Frank, Jeff, Deb and more,
Ask Drs Klez with Josh, Cookie and others,
.....and more...!

Participants must register for workshops in advance.

PLUS... Jam Sessions, KlezKabarets and Concerts!
Snow Fiddler
DATE: February 21-24, 2008
TIME: Various
LOCATION: Montreal
MORE: $85 for the whole weekend or pay by the event.
Register Now

For more information, contact Avia Moore by email or by phone 514.993.2842.
www.klezkanada.com
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Workshop: Revival of Sephardic Music, Oakland, CA, Feb 24, 2008

Workshop on the Revival of Sephardic Music
Temple Sinai
2808 Summit Street, Oakland
Sunday, February 24 2:00-4:30
$12 members of JCC East Bay and Temple Sinai, $15 non-members
For info call 510.848.0237.

How do tradition and revival co-exist? Musical scholar Francesco Spagnolo traces the history of the revival of Sephardic music since the 19th century. Illustrated with musical demonstrations by duo Teslim (Kaila Flexer on violin and Gari Hegedus on oud and lauoto).

February 28, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band, Brooklyn, NY, Feb 28, 2008

Kane Street Klezmer Band—Every Thursday Night in February (Feb 7, 14, 21, 28) 7:30-9:00, at the Synagogue.

The Kane Street Synagogue is located at 236 Kane Street off of Court Street, the nearest subway stop is the Bergen Street station on the F train. It's not a bad walk along Court Street from the 2,3,4,5 lines station at Court St/Borough Hall which are the first (4,5 lines) or second (2,3 lines) stop in Brooklyn.

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Tim Sparks workshop+performance, Lexington, MA, Feb 28, 2008

Tim SparksTim Sparks
Feb 28, 2008
Workshop: 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: $30 and includes admission to the following concert. Space is limited so signing up in advance is encouraged.

Concert: 8:00pm
The Music Emporium
165 Mass Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts
www.themusicemporium.com

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March 2, 2008

Afro-Semitic Experience, Madison, CT, Mar 2, 2008

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience
Sunday, March 2, morning workshop and an afternoon concert, workshop at 10:00 a.m., and concert at 1:00 p.m., Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Road, Madison, Connecticut, for more information please call (203) 245-7028.

March 30, 2008

SF BJE 'Movement of the People,' San Francisco, CA, Mar 30, 2008

Join hundreds of young Jews (ages 21-45) for learning, eating, and rocking out!

Bureau of Jewish Education's 3rd Annual YOUNG ADULT Feast of Jewish Learning "Movement of the People"

Sunday, March 30, 4:00 - 9:30 p.m.
at the JCCSF at 3200 California Street in San Francisco

Everything is FREE!

  • Join your friends for 23 free workshops on Jewish thought, texts, philosophy, spirituality, culture, love and yoga
  • Taught by professors, rabbis, artists, and educators from all walks of Jewish life
  • Each participant can attend two 90-minute workshops

For the All Star Line up and to get the full scoop, visit www.bjesf.org/feast

PLUS: Kosher catered food, music by Kol Creation - Jewish reggae, flowing He'Brew Beer and hundreds of young adults!


co-presented with The Taube Center for Jewish Life at JCCSF

April 9, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 9, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 10, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 10, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 11, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 11, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 12, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 12, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

April 13, 2008

JMI: Oppression and Exile: The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century, London, UK, Apr 13, 2008

JMI logoMusic, Oppression and Exile:
The Impact of Nazism on Musical Development in the 20th Century

Wednesday 9–Friday 11 April 2008
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

It will followed by two days of concerts and public lectures presented by
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory, Canada) and the English Chamber Orchestra Ensemble

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 April 2008
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

Fuller details can be found on Website www.jmi.org.uk

June 12, 2008

Klezmer Workshops w/Michael Alpert, Melbourne, Australia, Jun 12, 2008

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA
KLEZMER WORKSHOPS with MICHAEL ALPERT (New York)
Learn Klezmer from a master musician, singer and dancer.

Thursday June 12th
Kadimah, 7 Selwyn St, Elsternwick

Thursday June 19th
Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote

Each workshop is 7pm - 9pm. Each is $20/$15.
Bookings are essential, payment on the night.
Door sales only if vacancies.

Please email Ernie Gruner or call 9386 7108.

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June 14, 2008

Workshop: Amsterdam Jiddish choir +Warschauer-Strauss Duo, Amsterdam, Jun 14, 2008

Strass-WarschauerThe Amsterdam Jiddish choir Mokef Alef is organizing an exclusive
WORKSHOP given by Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss on Saturday
afternoon the 14th of June 2008 in the Oosterkerk in Amsterdam at
14.30 hours.

Both as performers and coaches the Strauss-Warschauer Duo are one of
the most popular teams in the internatiomal Jiddish Klezmer scene.
Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer have performed on the most famous
music platform in the world and give workshops throughout North
America and Europe. Their performance distinguishes itself by a varied
use of song and instruments.

Their work is a panorama and intimate mixture of many kinds of music
both traditional and contemporary.

They derive their inspiration from Klezmer, Jiddishe, Chassidic and
liturgical music, to which they add their own compositions.

For further information tel. nr. *31(0)20 627 99 01

June 15, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jun 15, 2008

We are dancing every Sunday at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

Join our beginner session for basic steps and you are on your way!

Beginner's class: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Only $10! Special discount for Stamford JCC Members ($8)!

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

Inquire about an upcoming Wednesday evening session!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

Klezmer Dance, Melbourne, Australia, Jun 15, 2008

KLEZMER DANCE NIGHT with Live Music
A workshop and social evening hosted by Yiddish Australia for teens and
adults Sunday 15th June 7.30pm At the Kadimah
7 Selwyn st Elsternwick, $10
Bookings and enquiries: 0416170495 Please note: all
are welcome but instructions will be given in Yiddish

June 19, 2008

Klezmer Workshops w/Michael Alpert, Melbourne, Australia, Jun 19, 2008

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA
KLEZMER WORKSHOPS with MICHAEL ALPERT (New York)
Learn Klezmer from a master musician, singer and dancer.

Thursday June 12th
Kadimah, 7 Selwyn St, Elsternwick

Thursday June 19th
Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High St, Northcote

Each workshop is 7pm - 9pm. Each is $20/$15.
Bookings are essential, payment on the night.
Door sales only if vacancies.

Please email Ernie Gruner or call 9386 7108.

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June 22, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jun 22, 2008

We are dancing every Sunday at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

Join our beginner session for basic steps and you are on your way!

Beginner's class: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Only $10! Special discount for Stamford JCC Members ($8)!

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

Inquire about an upcoming Wednesday evening session!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

June 24, 2008

Klezmer Ensemble Workshop begins, Berkeley, CA, Jun 24, 2008

June 24 to August 12: Klezmer Ensemble Workshop
Want to cut your klezmer chops with an ensemble? Seasoned teacher Dave Rosenfeld will teach all levels of musicians the art and joy of playing together in a band. Rosenfeld has successfully taught this course at both the Peninsula JCC, the Albert Shultz JCC, and the JCC East Bay. He is a multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist, and composer who has been playing stringed instruments for over 25 years, and teaching for almost as long.

Tuesdays, June 24-August 12; 7:30-9:00pm
$100 general, $80 members

Classes held at the JCC of the East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709.
Call 510-848-0237 to register

June 29, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jun 29, 2008

We are dancing every Sunday at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

Join our beginner session for basic steps and you are on your way!

Beginner's class: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Intermediate/Advanced: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Only $10! Special discount for Stamford JCC Members ($8)!

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

Inquire about an upcoming Wednesday evening session!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

Dance Party+instruction, Berkeley, CA, Jun 29, 2008

Bruce Bierman teaching eastern european jewish danceJune 29 - The Freylech: Dance Parties at the JCC
Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman. Some of the Bay Area's best klezmer groups will perform live music for all ages.

The Jewish Dance Theatre, directed by Bruce Bierman, is now an artistic company in residence at the JCC East Bay. Bruce will lead dance classes pulling from different Jewish traditions, and the JDT will host monthly dance parties at the JCC throughout the course of the summer. Look forward to a slate of stellar fall productions from this ensemble. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival. For complete details, click HERE.

Sundays June 29, July 27, August 31
Dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Live music/group dance: 8:00-10:00pm
$10/evening

July 2, 2008

Weekly Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal, Stamford, CT, Jul 2, 2008

We are dancing at the Stamford JCC (1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT) !!

Israeli Dancing with Leng & Yigal! Did you think you can't dance? Think again!!

We are pleased to announce our new Wednesday evening session, starting July 2 at the Stamford JCC in the dance studio!

We’ll be dancing from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. We worked very hard to get this session organized and started. Those who asked us to open another session and were enthused about an evening session, please be sure to come and show your support so that the JCC will know that there is enough interest to sustain this class. If there is not enough support, we will have to close it. We would like to be able to continue this session in the Fall, either on a Wednesday, or another week night, depending on the availability of the studio.

Beautiful hardwood floors, very good sound system, very friendly dancers, delicious light refreshments ... what more can we ask for?

Listen to beautiful Israeli music & live drumming! It's also a great way to exercise!

We get dancers from New York City, local Connecticut towns (Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, Trumbull), in addition to Westchester and New Jersey!

www.ctisraelidance.com, or call 203.912.4086

July 8, 2008

Workshop with Rona Kenan, London, UK, Jul 8, 2008

Workshop with Rona Kenan
Tuesday 8th July, 6pm to 8pm
(Followed by Jam until 9pm)

Singing-songwriting workshop with Israel's new female leading artist whose dark velvety voice, biting lyrics and striking presence have set the bar.

By the young age of 18, Rona Kenan was already heralded as a "discovery," with promising talent as a musician, singer and songwriter. Her first public appearance attracted much attention, when she performed two original songs for Eran Tzur's program and album, in memory of the poetess Yona Wollach. Since then, she has composed for and performed in numerous and varied projects.

In 2004, she released her long-anticipated debut album, "Breathing Down to Zero," produced by leading Israeli producer Izhar Ashdot, with 11 original tracks in both Hebrew and English. She has also written the music for a number of Israeli films and television series. In February 2007, Rona released her second album: "Through Foreign Eyes". The disk presents ten songs, all composed and written by her.

Room G3
SOAS
University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H

For bookings and more information please email Laoise Davidson

Co-produced by YaD Arts and JMI with support of JCC for London

July 13, 2008

KlezKamp one-day roadshow, NYC, July 13, 2008

Living Traditions, in conjunction with YIVO, and the Uriel Weinrich / NYU Program in Yiddish Language Literature and Culture, presents:

KlezKamp Roadshow

posterSunday, July 13, 2008
12:30-8:30pm

Classes + Workshops: 12:30-6:00pm
dance party: 7:00-8:30pm

Center for Jewish History
15 W. 16th St., NYC

July 15, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 16, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 17, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 18, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 19, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 20, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 21, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 22, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 15-22, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Instrumental WorkshopsInstrumentalworkshop für Fortgeschrittene
July 15-22, 2008

Instrumentalworkshop für fortgeschrittene Musiker
(in Englisch und Deutsch mit Übersetzungen in Französisch und Russisch). Freut Euch auf eine intensive Erforschung von jiddischem und Roma-Repertoire und –Stil, angeleitet u.a. von großartigen Musikern des EU-Projektes.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 23, 2008

JMI: Judith Cohen Sephardi Song Workshop, London, UK, Jul 23, 2008

Judith Cohen’s Sephardi Song Workshop
Discover the mysteries of Sephardi music and learn how to play and sing traditional Judeo-Spanish songs with expert, Judith Cohen (Canada) in a workshop on Sephardi songs and rhythms.

As well as a general overview of the music of the Sephardi Jews, Judith will concentrate on traditional performance with hand percussion and lament singing in the Sephardic tradition. Other areas that she will cover include a background on genres of songs (ballads, life cycle, general); west (Morocco) and east (former Ottoman) traditions; traditional and new approaches. The workshop will also include a discussion on subjects such as older and newer approaches to Sephardi music.

Followed by a Sephardi music jam from 8:00pm (please bring your instruments).

6 – 8pm
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London WC1H 0XG
£12 / 7.50 concessions
020 8909 2445
More info:
www.jmi.org.uk/sephardimusic/courses/judithcohenworkshop12062008.html

July 24, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Playing for Yiddish Dance, Weimar, Germany, Jul 25-28, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance WorkshopsTanzworkshop für Musiker
July 24-28, 2008
Anknüpfend an das diesjährige Thema der Erforschung von jiddischer und Roma-Musik und dieses Thema vertiefend wird der Tanzmusikworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) u.a. von Musikern der Naye Kapelye aus Budapest geleitet.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 25, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance Playing/Dancing Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 25-28, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance WorkshopsTanzworkshop für Musiker
July 24-28, 2008
Anknüpfend an das diesjährige Thema der Erforschung von jiddischer und Roma-Musik und dieses Thema vertiefend wird der Tanzmusikworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) u.a. von Musikern der Naye Kapelye aus Budapest geleitet.

Tanzworkshop für Musiker
July 25-28, 2008
Der diesjährige Tanzworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ermöglicht eine Begegnung von bereits bekanntem jiddischen Tanzrepertoire (freylekhs, sher, hora, etc.) mit einem besonderen Repertoire von jiddischem und transsilvanischem Roma-Tanz und -Musik, die uns Bob Cohen (USA/Ungarn) und seine Naye Kapelye mitbringen werden. Die Tanzmeister Florin Kordoban (Rumänien) und Sue Foy (Ungarn) werden uns dieses Repertoire vorstellen, wie immer begleitet von live-Musik. Darüber hinaus sind wir sehr froh, erneut die großartigen jiddischen Tanzmeister Michael Alpert (USA), Andreas Schmitges (Deutschland) und Zev Feldman (USA/Israel) begrüßen zu können, die uns u.a. von der ersten internationalen Tanzkonferenz in New York berichten werden.


Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 26, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance Playing/Dancing Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 25-28, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance WorkshopsTanzworkshop für Musiker
July 24-28, 2008
Anknüpfend an das diesjährige Thema der Erforschung von jiddischer und Roma-Musik und dieses Thema vertiefend wird der Tanzmusikworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) u.a. von Musikern der Naye Kapelye aus Budapest geleitet.

Tanzworkshop für Musiker
July 25-28, 2008
Der diesjährige Tanzworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ermöglicht eine Begegnung von bereits bekanntem jiddischen Tanzrepertoire (freylekhs, sher, hora, etc.) mit einem besonderen Repertoire von jiddischem und transsilvanischem Roma-Tanz und -Musik, die uns Bob Cohen (USA/Ungarn) und seine Naye Kapelye mitbringen werden. Die Tanzmeister Florin Kordoban (Rumänien) und Sue Foy (Ungarn) werden uns dieses Repertoire vorstellen, wie immer begleitet von live-Musik. Darüber hinaus sind wir sehr froh, erneut die großartigen jiddischen Tanzmeister Michael Alpert (USA), Andreas Schmitges (Deutschland) und Zev Feldman (USA/Israel) begrüßen zu können, die uns u.a. von der ersten internationalen Tanzkonferenz in New York berichten werden.


Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 27, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance Playing/Dancing Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 25-28, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance WorkshopsTanzworkshop für Musiker
July 24-28, 2008
Anknüpfend an das diesjährige Thema der Erforschung von jiddischer und Roma-Musik und dieses Thema vertiefend wird der Tanzmusikworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) u.a. von Musikern der Naye Kapelye aus Budapest geleitet.

Tanzworkshop für Musiker
July 25-28, 2008
Der diesjährige Tanzworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ermöglicht eine Begegnung von bereits bekanntem jiddischen Tanzrepertoire (freylekhs, sher, hora, etc.) mit einem besonderen Repertoire von jiddischem und transsilvanischem Roma-Tanz und -Musik, die uns Bob Cohen (USA/Ungarn) und seine Naye Kapelye mitbringen werden. Die Tanzmeister Florin Kordoban (Rumänien) und Sue Foy (Ungarn) werden uns dieses Repertoire vorstellen, wie immer begleitet von live-Musik. Darüber hinaus sind wir sehr froh, erneut die großartigen jiddischen Tanzmeister Michael Alpert (USA), Andreas Schmitges (Deutschland) und Zev Feldman (USA/Israel) begrüßen zu können, die uns u.a. von der ersten internationalen Tanzkonferenz in New York berichten werden.


Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

Dance Party+instruction, Berkeley, CA, Jul 27, 2008

Bruce Bierman teaching eastern european jewish danceJune 29 - The Freylech: Dance Parties at the JCC
Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman. Some of the Bay Area's best klezmer groups will perform live music for all ages.

The Jewish Dance Theatre, directed by Bruce Bierman, is now an artistic company in residence at the JCC East Bay. Bruce will lead dance classes pulling from different Jewish traditions, and the JDT will host monthly dance parties at the JCC throughout the course of the summer. Look forward to a slate of stellar fall productions from this ensemble. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival. For complete details, click HERE.

Sundays June 29, July 27, August 31
Dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Live music/group dance: 8:00-10:00pm
$10/evening

JCC of the East Bay
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

July 28, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance Playing/Dancing Workshops, Weimar, Germany, Jul 25-28, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Dance WorkshopsTanzworkshop für Musiker
July 24-28, 2008
Anknüpfend an das diesjährige Thema der Erforschung von jiddischer und Roma-Musik und dieses Thema vertiefend wird der Tanzmusikworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) u.a. von Musikern der Naye Kapelye aus Budapest geleitet.

Tanzworkshop für Musiker
July 25-28, 2008
Der diesjährige Tanzworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ermöglicht eine Begegnung von bereits bekanntem jiddischen Tanzrepertoire (freylekhs, sher, hora, etc.) mit einem besonderen Repertoire von jiddischem und transsilvanischem Roma-Tanz und -Musik, die uns Bob Cohen (USA/Ungarn) und seine Naye Kapelye mitbringen werden. Die Tanzmeister Florin Kordoban (Rumänien) und Sue Foy (Ungarn) werden uns dieses Repertoire vorstellen, wie immer begleitet von live-Musik. Darüber hinaus sind wir sehr froh, erneut die großartigen jiddischen Tanzmeister Michael Alpert (USA), Andreas Schmitges (Deutschland) und Zev Feldman (USA/Israel) begrüßen zu können, die uns u.a. von der ersten internationalen Tanzkonferenz in New York berichten werden.


Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

July 30, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

July 31, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 1, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 2, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 3, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 4, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 5, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

Download brochure

For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 6, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish Lanuage & Song, Germany, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsJiddischer Liedworkshop
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Der diesjährige Liedworkshop (Englisch und Deutsch) hat zwei Ziele: Zum einen die intensive Untersuchung der traditionellen Elemente jiddischer Vokalmusik und zum anderen eine Einführung in die Vielfalt der Vokalmusik der Roma.

Jiddisch-Sprachkurse
Jul 30 - Aug 6
Erneut können wir Euch einen Jiddisch-Sprachkurs für Anfänger und einen für fortgeschrittenen Teilnehmer anbieten. Die jiddische Sprache ist das Tor zu jiddischer Literatur, zu jiddischem Humor, jiddischem Lied und zu jiddischer Sensibilität.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezKamp Roadshow, Pocono Mts, PA, Jul 30-Aug 6, 2008

Roadshow graphicKlezKamp Roadshow: July 30-August 6, 2008
Block & Hexter Vacation Center, Pocono Mts. PA

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For more information (note new address):
Living Traditions
207 W. 25th Street, 4th floor
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 532-8202
or visit the Living Traditions Website

August 8, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Theory & Coaching, Germany, Aug 8-10/11, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsMusiktheorie für Folkmusiker
Aug 8-10
Dieser Workshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ist für zwei unterschiedliche Gruppen von Teilnehmern konzipiert:

a) Folkmusiker mit etwas Kenntnissen von Musiktheorie, die die Grundlagen dazu kennen und verstehen lernen wollen und

b) klassisch ausgebildete Musiker, die möglicherweise viel über (klassische) Musiktheorie wissen, dieses aber für Folkmusik nutzbar machen möchten.

Intensives Klezmer-Ensemble-Coaching mit Kurt Bjorling
Aug 8-11
Kurt Bjorling ist für seine fundierten Kenntnisse zur Geschichte des Klezmers und dessen Stilistik, für seinen Unterrichtsstil und sein Wissen um die Spieltechnik aller Instrumente innerhalb eines Klezmerensembles bekannt. Tatsächlich haben nicht wenige Violinisten und Tsimbalisten wie auch Klarinettisten Nuancen des Klezmers von ihm gelernt. Dieser Workshop (Englisch) bietet eine intensive und fokussierte Untersuchung von Klezmerrepertoire und -Stil auf einem Mittelstufen-Level an, das auch erfahrene und fortgeschrittene Musiker als sehr bereichernd empfinden werden.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 9, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Theory & Coaching, Germany, Aug 8-10/11, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsMusiktheorie für Folkmusiker
Aug 8-10
Dieser Workshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ist für zwei unterschiedliche Gruppen von Teilnehmern konzipiert:

a) Folkmusiker mit etwas Kenntnissen von Musiktheorie, die die Grundlagen dazu kennen und verstehen lernen wollen und

b) klassisch ausgebildete Musiker, die möglicherweise viel über (klassische) Musiktheorie wissen, dieses aber für Folkmusik nutzbar machen möchten.

Intensives Klezmer-Ensemble-Coaching mit Kurt Bjorling
Aug 8-11
Kurt Bjorling ist für seine fundierten Kenntnisse zur Geschichte des Klezmers und dessen Stilistik, für seinen Unterrichtsstil und sein Wissen um die Spieltechnik aller Instrumente innerhalb eines Klezmerensembles bekannt. Tatsächlich haben nicht wenige Violinisten und Tsimbalisten wie auch Klarinettisten Nuancen des Klezmers von ihm gelernt. Dieser Workshop (Englisch) bietet eine intensive und fokussierte Untersuchung von Klezmerrepertoire und -Stil auf einem Mittelstufen-Level an, das auch erfahrene und fortgeschrittene Musiker als sehr bereichernd empfinden werden.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

August 10, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Theory & Coaching, Germany, Aug 8-10/11, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsMusiktheorie für Folkmusiker
Aug 8-10
Dieser Workshop (Englisch und Deutsch) ist für zwei unterschiedliche Gruppen von Teilnehmern konzipiert:

a) Folkmusiker mit etwas Kenntnissen von Musiktheorie, die die Grundlagen dazu kennen und verstehen lernen wollen und

b) klassisch ausgebildete Musiker, die möglicherweise viel über (klassische) Musiktheorie wissen, dieses aber für Folkmusik nutzbar machen möchten.

Intensives Klezmer-Ensemble-Coaching mit Kurt Bjorling
Aug 8-11
Kurt Bjorling ist für seine fundierten Kenntnisse zur Geschichte des Klezmers und dessen Stilistik, für seinen Unterrichtsstil und sein Wissen um die Spieltechnik aller Instrumente innerhalb eines Klezmerensembles bekannt. Tatsächlich haben nicht wenige Violinisten und Tsimbalisten wie auch Klarinettisten Nuancen des Klezmers von ihm gelernt. Dieser Workshop (Englisch) bietet eine intensive und fokussierte Untersuchung von Klezmerrepertoire und -Stil auf einem Mittelstufen-Level an, das auch erfahrene und fortgeschrittene Musiker als sehr bereichernd empfinden werden.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski, Los Angeles, CA, 10 Aug, 2008

8/10 Arbeter Ring/Workmen's Circle presents
Far Yugnt/For Youth: the Yiddish Songbook of S. Polonski

Sunday, August 10
2:00 pm
The Workmen's Circle
1525 S Robertson Blvd
Free admission, reservations not required.

Yiddishkayt is proud to participate in the annual commemoration of of Soviet Yiddish Writers. Fifty-six years ago, on August 12, 1952, the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin executed fourteen prominent Yiddish writers and Jewish communal officials in an attempt to wipe out Jewish culture.

This year, we recognize Soviet Jewish composer S. Polonski, who contributed several well-known songs to the Yiddish repertoire. The Mit Gezang Yiddish Chorus of the Workmen's Circle will delve deeper into Polonski's musical legacy, performing the entirety of his songbook written for Yiddish-speaking schoolchildren in the Soviet Union, published in 1931. This unique program will be in Yiddish and English.

August 11, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - Ensemble Coaching, Germany, Aug 8-11, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsIntensives Klezmer-Ensemble-Coaching mit Kurt Bjorling
Aug 8-11
Kurt Bjorling ist für seine fundierten Kenntnisse zur Geschichte des Klezmers und dessen Stilistik, für seinen Unterrichtsstil und sein Wissen um die Spieltechnik aller Instrumente innerhalb eines Klezmerensembles bekannt. Tatsächlich haben nicht wenige Violinisten und Tsimbalisten wie auch Klarinettisten Nuancen des Klezmers von ihm gelernt. Dieser Workshop (Englisch) bietet eine intensive und fokussierte Untersuchung von Klezmerrepertoire und -Stil auf einem Mittelstufen-Level an, das auch erfahrene und fortgeschrittene Musiker als sehr bereichernd empfinden werden.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 12, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - introduction to Yiddish music for singers and instrumentalists, Germany, Aug 12-15, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsEinführungskurs in jiddische Musik
Aug 12-15
Konzipiert für Instrumentalisten und Sänger mit wenig oder keinen Erfahrungen in jiddischer Musik ist diese Einführung in jiddische Musik (Englisch und Deutsch) eine ideale Einführung und eine gute Annäherung an den Yiddish Summer Weimar.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 13, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - introduction to Yiddish music for singers and instrumentalists, Germany, Aug 12-15, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsEinführungskurs in jiddische Musik
Aug 12-15
Konzipiert für Instrumentalisten und Sänger mit wenig oder keinen Erfahrungen in jiddischer Musik ist diese Einführung in jiddische Musik (Englisch und Deutsch) eine ideale Einführung und eine gute Annäherung an den Yiddish Summer Weimar.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 14, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - introduction to Yiddish music for singers and instrumentalists, Germany, Aug 12-15, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsEinführungskurs in jiddische Musik
Aug 12-15
Konzipiert für Instrumentalisten und Sänger mit wenig oder keinen Erfahrungen in jiddischer Musik ist diese Einführung in jiddische Musik (Englisch und Deutsch) eine ideale Einführung und eine gute Annäherung an den Yiddish Summer Weimar.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 15, 2008

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2008 - introduction to Yiddish music for singers and instrumentalists, Germany, Aug 12-15, 2008

Summer Weimar 2008 - Yiddish WorkshopsEinführungskurs in jiddische Musik
Aug 12-15
Konzipiert für Instrumentalisten und Sänger mit wenig oder keinen Erfahrungen in jiddischer Musik ist diese Einführung in jiddische Musik (Englisch und Deutsch) eine ideale Einführung und eine gute Annäherung an den Yiddish Summer Weimar.

Yiddish Summer Weimar
Veranstalter other music e.V.
c/o Kulturbüro LaRete | Goetheplatz 3 | 99423 Weimar
Fon +49 (0)3643 50 66 77 | Fax +49 (0)3643 49 86 04
Mehr Informationen zum Festival finden Sie unter
www.yiddish-summer-weimar.de

KlezFest: Music Song and Dance, London, UK, Aug 10-15, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Music, Song and Dance

Sunday 10 - Friday 15 August
Registration and official opening: Sunday 4:00pm
Workshops and activities: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 11:00pm

KlezFest is a stimulating week of intensive, inspirational workshops and masterclasses in Klezmer, Yiddish Song and Yiddish folk dance based in the centre of London. Led by top professionals in the field from all over the world, and offering a packed programme designed to suit participants from a wide variety of experiences, Klezfest is ideal for amateur or professional musicians, singers and dancers of all backgrounds. Find out if you can take part in KlezFest...

Directed by Frank London, with SongFest directed by Shura Lipovsky and DanceFest by Andreas Schmitges. With special guests Moshe Berlin (Israel), Steve Weintraub (USA) and Joanne Borts (USA). An incredible week of Klezmer classes, workshops, masterclasses, jams and concerts in the heart of London. See www.jmi.org.uk for full details

August 17, 2008

Klezfest 2008: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song, London, UK, Aug 17, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song

Ot Azoy is an unbelieveable opportunity to begin reading and speaking Yiddish in just one week, opening the doors to a great culture. By the end of the week you will even find yourself dreaming in Yiddish!

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly.

To register for Ot Azoy!, please download and use the registration form

For further information, www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/08_KlezFestOtAzoy/08_Ot_Azoy.htm

August 18, 2008

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 18, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

Klezfest 2008: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song, London, UK, Aug 18, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song

Ot Azoy is an unbelieveable opportunity to begin reading and speaking Yiddish in just one week, opening the doors to a great culture. By the end of the week you will even find yourself dreaming in Yiddish!

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly.

To register for Ot Azoy!, please download and use the registration form

For further information, www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/08_KlezFestOtAzoy/08_Ot_Azoy.htm

August 19, 2008

Klezfest 2008: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song, London, UK, Aug 19, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song

Ot Azoy is an unbelieveable opportunity to begin reading and speaking Yiddish in just one week, opening the doors to a great culture. By the end of the week you will even find yourself dreaming in Yiddish!

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly.

To register for Ot Azoy!, please download and use the registration form

For further information, www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/08_KlezFestOtAzoy/08_Ot_Azoy.htm

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 19, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

August 20, 2008

Klezfest 2008: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song, London, UK, Aug 20, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song

Ot Azoy is an unbelieveable opportunity to begin reading and speaking Yiddish in just one week, opening the doors to a great culture. By the end of the week you will even find yourself dreaming in Yiddish!

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly.

To register for Ot Azoy!, please download and use the registration form

For further information, www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/08_KlezFestOtAzoy/08_Ot_Azoy.htm

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 20, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

The Yiddish-Vokh is a real community, in which our members give the lectures, lead discussions and workshops. Our members include professors, activists, writers and musicians, who share their knowledge, talent and love of mame-loshn.

There's a swimming pool and a beautiful lake. All activities are in Yiddish, including sports, folk-dancing, lectures, discussions, literary reading, campfire singing, talent show, concerts, films, Yiddish classes for advanced beginners and organized programs for children. The food is kosher, with vegetarian options. On Shabes, services will be available.

Register now at yiddishweek.com

August 21, 2008

Klezfest 2008: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song, London, UK, Aug 21, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song

Ot Azoy is an unbelieveable opportunity to begin reading and speaking Yiddish in just one week, opening the doors to a great culture. By the end of the week you will even find yourself dreaming in Yiddish!

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly.

To register for Ot Azoy!, please download and use the registration form

For further information, www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/08_KlezFestOtAzoy/08_Ot_Azoy.htm

Basya Schechter, Falls Village, CT, Aug 21-24, 2008

band publicity photoBasya Schechter

August 21 ­ August 24th
4 day Songwriting Workshop
Isabella Friedman/ Eilat Chayim
Falls Village, CT

This workshop is for musicians who want to generate inspired raw material, refine a creative path or emerge with a roadmap for a new musical project. Participants will explore new genres of music, rhythms and exotic scales, and learn about different instruments and writing exercises. Singer-songwriters who write in English will be encouraged to explore new territory and to emerge with fresh ways of looking at spiritual songwriting. Instrumentalists will explore new directions as they learn how to notice and improvise on their natural motifs as a springboard toward a personal compositional style.
www.isabellafreedman.org/music

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 21, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

yiddishweek.com

August 22, 2008

Klezfest 2008: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song, London, UK, Aug 22, 2008

KlezFest London 2008 posterKlezFest: Ot Azoy! Jewish Song

Ot Azoy is an unbelieveable opportunity to begin reading and speaking Yiddish in just one week, opening the doors to a great culture. By the end of the week you will even find yourself dreaming in Yiddish!

Whether you are a complete beginner or already an advanced Yiddish student, Ot Azoy!, as well as being hugely enjoyable, will give you the tools to make a solid start and also to progress rapidly.

To register for Ot Azoy!, please download and use the registration form

For further information, www.jmi.org.uk/ashkenazimusic/courses/08_KlezFestOtAzoy/08_Ot_Azoy.htm

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 22, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

yiddishweek.com

August 23, 2008

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 23, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

yiddishweek.com

August 24, 2008

KlezKanada 2007, Quebec, Canada, Aug 24, 2008

KlezKanada logoThe internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 13th year in 2008


Monday August 18th, 2007 (5pm) to Sunday August 24th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec MAPQUEST

Registration begins January 15th, 2008.
www.klezkanada.com

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

yiddishweek.com

August 25, 2008

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

yiddishweek.com

August 26, 2008

Yiddish Vokh, Copake, NY, Aug 20-26, 2008

Yiddish Week LogoYUGNTRUF presents our year's week-long retreat, where we strive to speak only Yiddish, will be held WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20 through TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2008 at the Berkshire Hills Emanuel Adult Vacation Center in Copake, New York.

yiddishweek.com

August 31, 2008

Dance Party+instruction, Berkeley, CA, Aug 31, 2008

Bruce Bierman teaching eastern european jewish danceJune 29 - The Freylech: Dance Parties at the JCC
Get ready to stomp, shvitz and boogie down for an evening of Yiddish dancing led by master dance leader Bruce Bierman. Some of the Bay Area's best klezmer groups will perform live music for all ages.

The Jewish Dance Theatre, directed by Bruce Bierman, is now an artistic company in residence at the JCC East Bay. Bruce will lead dance classes pulling from different Jewish traditions, and the JDT will host monthly dance parties at the JCC throughout the course of the summer. Look forward to a slate of stellar fall productions from this ensemble. Co-presented by KlezCalifornia and the Jewish Music Festival. For complete details, click HERE.

Sundays June 29, July 27, August 31
Dance lesson: 7:00-8:00pm
Live music/group dance: 8:00-10:00pm
$10/evening

September 26, 2008

Cape Code Mandolin Camp, Cape Code, MA, Sep 26-28, 2008

Cape Cod Mandolin Camp offers a klezmer music ensemble taught by Seth Austen, plus workshops in klezmer and other musical styles. Study, jam, rehearse and perform with mandolinists on Cape Cod -- Sept. 26-28, 2008.

New England Mandolin Ensemble
617 306 8055
East Sandwich Beach, MA 02537
To register, visit nemandolins.com/CCMC.html
or email New England Mandolin Ensemble

September 27, 2008

Cape Code Mandolin Camp, Cape Code, MA, Sep 26-28, 2008

Cape Cod Mandolin Camp offers a klezmer music ensemble taught by Seth Austen, plus workshops in klezmer and other musical styles. Study, jam, rehearse and perform with mandolinists on Cape Cod -- Sept. 26-28, 2008.

New England Mandolin Ensemble
617 306 8055
East Sandwich Beach, MA 02537
To register, visit nemandolins.com/CCMC.html
or email New England Mandolin Ensemble

September 28, 2008

Cape Code Mandolin Camp, Cape Code, MA, Sep 26-28, 2008

Cape Cod Mandolin Camp offers a klezmer music ensemble taught by Seth Austen, plus workshops in klezmer and other musical styles. Study, jam, rehearse and perform with mandolinists on Cape Cod -- Sept. 26-28, 2008.

New England Mandolin Ensemble
617 306 8055
East Sandwich Beach, MA 02537
To register, visit nemandolins.com/CCMC.html
or email New England Mandolin Ensemble

October 5, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Sunday, Oct 5, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present …

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Sunday, October 5th, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Zev Feldman. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl / hammered dulcimer). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

And save the date for another upcoming Tantshoyz::
Sunday, November 16th, 7-10PM at the JCC.

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October 7, 2008

Klezmer class begins, London, UK, 7 Oct, 2008

Tuesday 7 October 2008
7 - 9 pm
Klezmer class at SOAS, University of London

Room G3, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street London, WC1H 0XG
Weekly class begins. Come and learn about a the klezmer tradition, including tunes, dances, accompaniment styles, and history. A weekly course (half-term break on 4 November). For details contact the Jewish Music Institute.

October 12, 2008

Klezmer workshop, London, UK, 12 Oct, 2008

book coverSunday 12 October 2008, 11.45am - 1pm
Klezmer Workshop

London Klezmer Session
1 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1
London klezmer session every second Sunday of the month. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. Info and tunes. Next date: Sunday 9 November.

Public launch of Ilana's new book "Klezmer Fiddle—a how-to guide", and an opportunity to purchase (signed?!) copies.

Workshop £5; Jam £1.

October 13, 2008

Klezmer Orchestra rehearsals, London, UK, Oct 13, 2008

Just to let the on-line klezmer world know about a klezmer orchestra I am busy forming in the London UK area.

The rehearsals for the orchestra will begin on Monday 13th of October at:-

The Inn on the Green
3/5 Thorpe Close
Ladbroke Grove
London W10 5XL

Website for more info on the location: www.iotg.co.uk

The rehearsals will be every 3 weeks from 19.30-21.30 on 13th Oct.; 3rd Nov.; 24th Nov.; 15th Nov.; & led by the the very wonderful Ilana Cravitz. We want musicians, singers & dancers..!

Do let the klezmer world know abou this special shtik!!

for more info contact E-mail William Millis

October 28, 2008

Klezmer Ensemble open house led by Jeff Warschauer, Manhattan, NY, Oct 28, 2008

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7 PM.

Jeff WarschauerLed by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer.

Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!

Free Open house: Tuesday, October 28, from 7-9 PM
Seven paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: November 4, 11, 18 and 25, December 2, 9 and 16.

  1. Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  2. Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  3. Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  4. Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  5. Develop tools for improvisation

Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all seven sessions: $180

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

For more information, please email Dana Schneider Dana Schneider or call 212 889-6800 x 271

November 16, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Sunday, Nov 16, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen's Circle present …

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC with master dance leader Zev Feldman!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing led by master dance leader Zev Feldman. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians: Jake Shulman-Ment (violin) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl / hammered dulcimer). Beginners welcome!

Admission: $10 ($8 for JCC and Workmen's Circle Members). Pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

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November 23, 2008

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Reisterstown, MD, Nov 23, 2008

Margot Leverett with her Klezmer Mountain BoysMargot Leverett and her Klezmer Mountain Boys

Sunday, November 23,2008, 4 p.m.
Temple Emanuel, 909 Berrymans Lane, Reisterstown, MD 21136

KLEZMER MEETS BLUEGRASS!
Borscht and grits never tasted so good! The wailing clarinet and fiddle of Jewish music—combined with the foot-stompin' rhythm and thrills of Bluegrass! An exciting and different benefit concert where you can jam with the band—and a rare opportunity to hear the kind of musical program that will have you dancing in the aisles. Klezmer and Bluegrass combined!

Free wine and cheese reception after the concert!

Gen. Adm. $36; Seniors (60+) $25; Students and youths under 21 $15. $5 surcharge day of concert. Group prices for 10 or more.
Visa, MasterCard or cash. Checks payable to Temple Emanuel (with memo line "Klezmer Meets Bluegrass") Mail check to:
Temple Emanuel, ATTN: Linda, 909 Berrymans Lane, Reisterstown, MD, 21136.
Or call Linda, 410-521-7461.

December 21, 2008

Klezmer Workshop, London, UK, 21 Dec 2008

Sunday 21 December 2008

Klezmer Workshop: 12 - 1pm
London Klezmer Session: 1 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1

A festive version of the London klezmer session, which is once a month on a Sunday afternoon. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too... Info and tunes. Next date: Sunday 18 January.

Workshop £5; Jam £1.

January 6, 2009

Open House for NYC klezmer Workshop w/Jeff Warschauer, NYC, 6 Jan 2009

Jeff WarschauerFree Open House for NYC Klezmer Workshop
Tuesday, January 6, at 7 PM
TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
Free Open house: Tuesday, January 6, from 7-9 PM

Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM:
January 13, 20, 27,
February 3, 10, 24 (no class Feb 17).

  • Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150.

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271 or send an email.

January 18, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, London, UK, 18 Jan 2009

Sunday 18 January 2009

Klezmer Workshop: 12 - 1pm
London Klezmer Session: 1 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1

A festive version of the London klezmer session, which is once a month on a Sunday afternoon. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too... Info and tunes.

Workshop £5; Jam £1.

February 7, 2009

Strings @ Witney, London, UK, 7-8 Feb 2009

7/8 February
Strings at Witney
Klezmer Hoyz, @ Hampstead Synagogue, Dennington Park Road, London NW6 1AX

Hands-On Music presents a weekend of workshops in Oxfordshire. Styles you can study include American old-time, Eastern European, Irish, Klezmer, and Scottish. Improvisation and accompaniment will also be covered.

Tutors include Mairi Campbell, Pete Cooper, Matt Cranitch, Ilana Cravitz, Dave Francis, Gill Redmond, Joe Townsend.

Instruments welcome: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo.
More information: www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/

February 8, 2009

Strings @ Witney, London, UK, 7-8 Feb 2009

7/8 February
Strings at Witney
Klezmer Hoyz, @ Hampstead Synagogue, Dennington Park Road, London NW6 1AX

Hands-On Music presents a weekend of workshops in Oxfordshire. Styles you can study include American old-time, Eastern European, Irish, Klezmer, and Scottish. Improvisation and accompaniment will also be covered.

Tutors include Mairi Campbell, Pete Cooper, Matt Cranitch, Ilana Cravitz, Dave Francis, Gill Redmond, Joe Townsend.

Instruments welcome: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo.
More information: www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/

February 9, 2009

Klezmer Orchestra Workshop/Performance, London, UK, 9 Feb 2009

Monday 9 February, 7 - 9.30pm
Klezmer Workshop: 7 - 8pm
London Klezmer Orchestra: 8 - 9.30pm

The Klezmer Hoyz, @ Hampstead Synagogue, Dennington Park Road, London NW6 1AX

Join the Klezmer Orchestra that meets every couple of weeks. From trad klezmer to eclectic doyne-ish - you get to choose the repertoire and help arrange the music.

Info: William Millis: 020 8969 7019

Sessions £6/4 each

For other events at the Klezmer Hoyz, a new initiative of the Jewish Music Institute, visit www.jmi.org.uk

February 15, 2009

Klezmer workshop/jam, London, UK, 15 Feb 2009

Sunday 15 February
Klezmer Workshop: 12 - 1pm
Klezmer Session: 1 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The monthly London Klezmer Session. Come early for the workshop and learn a tune and something about klezmer style. Come for lunch at 1, or for playing (we generally start around 2pm): bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too. Children welcome. Info and tunes. Next date: Sunday 15 February. Workshop £5; Jam £1

February 16, 2009

Yuval Ron Ensemble workshop, New Haven, CT, 16 Feb 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009 at 3:30pm

Yale Divinity School presents: "Music as a Catalyst for Sacred Prayer and Ecstasy"

a workshop with Yuval Ron Ensemble
with Whirling Dervish Aziz and dancer Maya Karasso

Yale Divinity School
FREE
More information: Nathaniel DeLuca (203) 231-1617
www.yale.edu/chaplain/yuvalronensemble.html

February 22, 2009

London Fiddle Convention, London, UK, 22 Feb 2009

Sunday 22 February

London Fiddle Convention: 1pm - 10pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Workshops 1 - 2.20pm and 4 - 5.20pm
Presented by Pete Cooper, Ilana Cravitz, Chris Haigh and Bob Winquist.

Tutors’ Concert 2.40pm – 3.40pm
Open to all workshop participants .

5:30pm Open session in the bar

All musicians welcome - a chance to try out some of those tunes you've learned in the workshops.

Fiddle contest at 6pm

Two categories: Up to 18 and Over 18. Open to all comers. Entrants should play for a maximum of 5 minutes – any piece(s), any style, either solo or with own accompaniment.
Please contact Bob or Pete to guarantee a place in the contest.

Evening concert begins at 8pm

This year’s guests will include Richard Bolton, Pete Cooper, Ilana Cravitz, Robin Gillan, Chris Haigh, S. Hari Kumar, Bernard O’Neill, Karen Ryan and Pete Quinn, Bob Winquist and others.

More information about the conference topics and presenters: www.geocities.com/fiddleconference2009

February 25, 2009

Lisa Shapanka Arbisser w/David Chevan, Warren Byrd, etc., 25 Feb 2009

band photoThe Afro-Semitic Experience

Mar 25, 2009
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

The Afro-Semitic Experience participate in an Interfaith Seder

March 24, 2009

NYC Workmen's Circle open house for klezmer instruction, NYC, 24 Mar 2009

Jeff WarschauerThe Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer

Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!

Free Open house: Tuesday, March 24, from 7-9 PM

Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM:
March 30,
April 7, 21, 28,
May 5 and 12
(no class April 14)

  • Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Develop tools for improvisation

Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150.

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Internationally renowned as an instrumentalist, Yiddish singer and teacher. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Jeff is Artistic Director of KlezKanada, and is on the faculty of Columbia University.

For more information, please contact Nikolai Borodulin at 212 889-6800
www.circle.org

March 27, 2009

Atzilut lecture-demo, Baltimore, MD, 27 Mar 2009

AtzilutAtzilut: Concert for Peace

This ten-member high-energy Middle Eastern ensemble features Arab and Jewish musicians in concert together to make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. Atzilut exemplifies the potential for creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots, celebrate hope and trust through music. They blend virtuoso cantorial vocals with the lightning percussion and hypnotic melodies of a Middle-Eastern orchestra into their own unique contemporary sound. The resulting musical collaboration is infectious, joyous, deep, sweet and passionate.

Atzilut makes two appearances in the Baltimore area through this unique collaboration between CCBC and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School.

Lecture-Demo with Hazzan Jack Kessler
Friday, March 27 at 12:20 pm
E Building Recital Hall
CCBC Essex
Call 443-840-ARTS (2787)
Free

For details and tickets call 443.840.ARTS (2787)

March 28, 2009

Yuval Ron Trio, Eugene, OR, 28 Mar 2009

Yuval RonThe Yuval Ron Trio
Desert Roots: Music and Stories from the Middle Eastern and North African Deserts
West Coast Tour

Saturday, March 28
3pm Workshop: Percussion, Woodwinds and Sacred Songs of the Middle East
Harmony Roadhouse Music Studios
2650 Willamette Street
Eugene, OR
Admission: $10
For More Info: 541-345-9225

8pm Concert:
Unity of the Valley Church
3912 Dillard Rd (at 34th)
Eugene, OR 97405
Admission: $15
For more info: contact Rabbi Jonathan Seidel at 541-434-6551

March 29, 2009

Klezmer Music & Dance, Medford, MA, 29 Mar 2009

Hankus Netsky, courtesy National Yiddish Book CenterKlezmer Music and Dance, with Hankus Netsky, Dena Ressler, and Judy Bressler

Sunday March 29, 2009
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Springstep, 98 George P Hassett Drive, Medford MA

Pre-register: $6 Youth / $8 Adult + 50 cent fee
At the door: $8 Youth / $10 Adult

Part of a series: Spring Sundays Workshops for Families & Children

Get ready to dance at your great grandparents' wedding! Join Hankus Netsky, clarinetist Dena Ressler, and dance caller Judy Bressler and learn line, circle, and set dances from the "Old Country"! Join in the fun and learn dances such as the Freylakhs, Bulgar, Hora, and Sher!

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Boston Workmen's Circle.

tel: 781-395-0402
springstep.org

April 10, 2009

Burton Greene & Perry Robinson, Boston, MA, 10 Apr 2009

If you're up in the Boston area next week Perry and I do a workshop at Longy University, 1 Follen St. in Cambridge (free to the public) from 12:30PM to 2 PM on April 10, and a concert at Outpost 186, 186½ Hampshire St., also in Cambridge.
$8--10 donation.

April 19, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 19 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

Sunday and Monday provide intensive workshops and presentations dedicated to traditional Yiddish folk arts including music, crafts, visual arts, Yiddish language, folksongs, a listener’s guide to the Klezmer ensemble, old time dances and much more. Guest presenters include singer and artist Susan Leviton, internationally recognized Yiddish dance teacher Steve Weintraub, author Michael Wex, and visiting scholar and KlezKamp founder Henry Sapoznik.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 20, 2009

KlezKamp Road Show, Madison, WI, 20 Apr 2009

Henry Sapoznik, Award Winning Author, Producer, and Performer of Traditional Yiddish Music, Brings Acclaimed KlezKamp to Wisconsin

KlezKamp Road Show
April 18, 19 & 20, 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Free and open to the public.

Sunday and Monday provide intensive workshops and presentations dedicated to traditional Yiddish folk arts including music, crafts, visual arts, Yiddish language, folksongs, a listener’s guide to the Klezmer ensemble, old time dances and much more. Guest presenters include singer and artist Susan Leviton, internationally recognized Yiddish dance teacher Steve Weintraub, author Michael Wex, and visiting scholar and KlezKamp founder Henry Sapoznik.

(Full schedule at www.arts.wisc.edu/artsinstitute/IAR/sapoznik/events.html#workshops. Space is limited; participants must register at www.conneyproject.wisc.edu/klezkamp-registration/ or by calling or (608) 265-4763).

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April 28, 2009

Margot Leverett klezmer Workshop, Providence, RI, 28 Apr 2009

Margot LeverettTuesday, April 28, 2009 6pm
Klezmer Workshop: Margot Leverett, clarinetist

Margot Leverett, clarinetist, will lead a Klezmer workshop. Please bring your instrument or, if you prefer, simply come to observe. Free and open to the public.

Grant Recital Hall (behind the Orwig Music Building on the corner of Hope St and Young Orchard Ave)
Grant Recital Hall is newly renovated and accessible. To request special services, accommodations or assistance for this event, please contact Ashley Lundh [401.863.3234] as far in advance of the event as possible.

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June 14, 2009

Klezmer workshop/jam, London, UK, 14 Jun 2009

Sunday 14 June
Klezmer Workshop: 12.15 - 1.15pm
Klezmer Jam Session: 2 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The monthly London Klezmer Session. Come early for the workshop and learn a tune and something about klezmer style. Come for lunch at 1, or for playing (we generally start around 2pm): bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too. Children welcome. Info and tunes. Next date: Sunday 19 April

Workshop £5; Jam £1

June 20, 2009

Afro-Semitic Experience, Paris, France, 20 Jun 2009

band photoAfro-Semitic Experience

June 20th:
Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS-Ulm),
master class (how long do you want it to be? Is 3 hours ok?)

July 12, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

  • Celebrate the joys of Jewish music with hundreds of singers, and the finest conductors and clinicians from across North America (and beyond)

  • Enjoy daily "community singing" and participate in an "instant choir"

  • Hear outstanding ensembles in nightly evening concerts featuring the best in Jewish choral music

  • Attend daily workshops focusing on a wide array of musical topics with outstanding clinicians

  • Jewish Hallelujah Chorus Festival Tradition - Singing the "Jewish Hallelujah Chorus" (Lewandowski's Psalm 150)


If you love Jewish music you've got to be there!

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

July 13, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 14, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 15, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 16, 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 12-16 Jul 2009

20th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival
July 12-16, 2009
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY

Click to download: Festival Brochure (PDF)
Hotel Reservation Form (PDF)

Zamir Choral FoundationFor more information, contact (212) 870-3335
www.zamirfdn.org

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July 26, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

July 27, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

July 28, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

July 29, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

July 30, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

July 31, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

August 1, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

August 2, 2009

Klezmer Workshop, French countryside, 26 Jul - 2 Aug 2009

Klezmer workshop,summer 2009 in France.
For musicians who want to play Klezmer music in a very nice area in the french countryside, from the 26 of July to the 2nd of
August. A week of work and a little concert at the end.

Musique Ensemble
tel: 01 43 61 52 88
All information on our website.

August 23, 2009

"Towards the Days of Awe" w/Yuval Ron Trio, Berkeley, CA, 23 Aug 2009

Yuval Ron

Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:30 pm

Chochmat HaLev Presents:
Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer

with The Yuval Ron Trio
Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney and guest dancer Miriam Perez

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Chochmat HaLev, 2215 Prince St. Berkeley, CA 94705
Admission: $20 general public, $16 members
Please purchase tickets in advance at Brown Paper Tickets
For more information: visit www.chochmat.org or call 510-704-9687

August 24, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 25, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

"Towards the Days of Awe" w/Yuval Ron Trio, Berkeley, CA, 25 Aug 2009

Yuval RonTuesday, August 25, 2009, 7:30 pm

Towards the Days of Awe: A Journey through Sacred Music & Prayer
with The Yuval Ron Trio
with Dror Sinai - Percussion and voice, Eliyahu Sills - Ney
Special guests: Rachel Valfer of Qadim and the children-singing group of Temple Beth El led by Oren

As we approach the High Holy Days — the Days of Awe — join us on this beautiful evening of sacred music, spiritual dance and story-telling/teaching from the mystical Jewish tradition. Participate in a sound prayer and revel in Hassidic stories about the power of uninitiated prayer.

Location: Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Rd. Aptos, CA 95003
Admission: $15, kids under 12 - free. Tickets may be purchased (cash or Check only) at the door and reserved at the Temple via phone (831)479-3444, or at Rhythm Fusion 1541 c pacific ave. Santa Cruz 95060. Tel: (831)423-2048
For more information: Call (831) 479-3444

August 26, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 27, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 28, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 29, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

August 30, 2009

KlezKanada, somewhere in the Laurentians, north of Montreal, Canada, Aug 24-30, 2009

KlezKanada logo
The internationally renowned and
only annual rural–based summer festival of
yiddish / jewish culture and the arts returns for a 14th year in 2009


Monday August 24th, 2009 (5pm) to Sunday August 30th, 2007

KlezKanada takes place at Camp B'Nai Brith—St. Agathe (Lantier), Quebec Online Directions

Registration now open—register online, even.
www.klezkanada.org

September 13, 2009

Klezmer Jam/Workshop, London, UK, 13 Sep 2009

Sunday 13 September

Klezmer Workshop
12.15 - 1.15pm

Klezmer Session
2 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The monthly London Klezmer Session. Come early for the workshop and learn a tune and something about klezmer style. Come for lunch at 1, or for playing (we generally start around 2pm): bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too. Children welcome.

Info and tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html. Next date: Sunday 11 October

Workshop £5; Jam £1

September 15, 2009

"The Richness of Yiddish - Language, Literature and Lider", Boston, MA, 15 Sep 2009

The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture (www.vilnashul.org) and Boston Workmen's Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice are both historically significant and vibrantly active Jewish organizations in Boston with roots in the Yiddish language. On Tuesday, September 15, from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Vilna Shul in Beacon Hill, they will be teaming up to present "The Richness of Yiddish - Language, Literature and Lider"

Whether you're hearing Yiddish for the first time or you speak it often, this interactive workshop aims to increase your understanding of Yiddish through music, poetry, and film. Led by Debra Caplan, a young Yiddish scholar, singer, and lover of Yiddish theater, this workshop promises to be a dynamic learning experience and a great way to learn about other Yiddish programs in the Boston area. Tours of the historic Vilna Shul, Boston's last immigrant era synagogue, will be available.

The Vilna Shul is located at 18 Phillips Street in Beacon Hill, and is accessible by public transportation. Discounted parking is available for $10 at the Charles River Plaza parking garage. Pre-registration is requested

Suggested donation $5-$10. Snacks will be provided.

Klezmer Ensemble open house led by Jeff Warschauer, Manhattan, NY, Sep 15, 2009

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be having a free open house on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from 7-9 PM

Jeff WarschauerLed by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer

Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!

The free open house will be followed by six paid sessions
Tuesdays from 7-9 PM:
Sept 22 and 29
Oct 6, 13, 20 and 27

  • Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Develop tools for improvisation

Single session class fee: $30. $25 for Workmen's Circle members.

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Internationally renowned as an instrumentalist, Yiddish singer and teacher. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Jeff is Artistic Director of KlezKanada, is on the faculty of Columbia University, and has just begun graduate studies in the cantorial program at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

For more information, please contact Sara Lerman at (212) 889-6800 ext. 252
www.circle.org

September 23, 2009

London Klezmer Orchestra practice, London, UK, 23 Sep 2009

Ilana CravitzWednesday 23 September, 7.30-9.30pm

London Klezmer Orchestra
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practise repertoire and arrange music. For further information call William Millis on 020 8969 7019.

Tunes online at www.ilanacravitz.com/Klezorchestra.html.

October 11, 2009

Klezmer Jam/Workshop, London, UK, 11 Oct 2009

Sunday 11 October

Klezmer Workshop
12.15 - 1.15pm

Klezmer Session
2 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The monthly London Klezmer Session. Come early for the workshop and learn a tune and something about klezmer style. Come for lunch at 1, or for playing (we generally start around 2pm): bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too. Children welcome.

Info and tunes at www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.
Workshop £5; Jam £1

October 14, 2009

London Klezmer Orchestra practice, London, UK, 14 Oct 2009

Ilana CravitzWednesday 14 October, 7.30-9.30pm

London Klezmer Orchestra
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The London Klezmer Orchestra meets to practise repertoire and arrange music. For further information call William Millis on 020 8969 7019.

Tunes online at www.ilanacravitz.com/Klezorchestra.html.

October 25, 2009

Mama Doni Band, International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23-25 Oct 2009

November 7, 2009

Klezmer workshops & dance party, Belmont, MA, 7 Nov 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Klezmer workshops and dance party
with The Casco Bay Tummlers Klezmer Band

The Folk Arts Center of New England presents concurrent workshops in klezmer singing and instrumental music, led by members of the Casco Bay Tummlers. A potluck supper follows,
then an evening of klezmer and international dancing with
music by the Tummlers. Beginners are welcome.

Payson Park Congregational Church parish hall,
365 Belmont Street, Belmont, Massachusetts

5:30–6:30 pm Singing and instrumental sessions
6:45–7:45 pm Potluck supper (kosher items welcome)
8:00–11 pm Dance party with dance instruction

Admission:
Singing or instrumental workshop $18, FAC members $15, students $12
Potluck supper no charge
Dance party $18, FAC members $15, students $12
Workshop and dance party $32, FAC members $26, students $20

For more information, facone.org/programs/program/klezmer.htm
Tel: 781-662-7475

November 11, 2009

Monica Acosta, New North London Learning, London, UK, November 11, 2009

Monica Acosta Time: 8-9 p.m.

Course fees: £30 for all 4 evenings,
or £8 per evening.

80 East End Road,
Finchley,
London N3 2SY

Transport:

10 to 15 minutes walk from Finchley Central underground station (Northern Line) and 20 to 30 minutes walk from East Finchley underground station (Northern Line). The closest bus routes are numbers 143 and 82.

For more information:

http://www.nnlswebsite.co.uk/view_event.php?ID=124

November 18, 2009

Monica Acosta, New North London Learning, London, UK, November 18, 2009

Monica Acosta Time: 8-9 p.m.

Course fees: £30 for all 4 evenings,
or £8 per evening.

80 East End Road,
Finchley,
London N3 2SY

Transport:

10 to 15 minutes walk from Finchley Central underground station (Northern Line) and 20 to 30 minutes walk from East Finchley underground station (Northern Line). The closest bus routes are numbers 143 and 82.

For more information:

http://www.nnlswebsite.co.uk/view_event.php?ID=124

November 21, 2009

Klezmer Workshop in Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, November 21, 2009

Klezmer Workshop in Cambridge

Venue tbc
Contact Marc Jackson for registration and further information
Tickets £13

November 25, 2009

Monica Acosta, New North London Learning, London, UK, November 25, 2009

Monica Acosta Time: 8-9 p.m.

Course fees: £30 for all 4 evenings,
or £8 per evening.

80 East End Road,
Finchley,
London N3 2SY

Transport:

10 to 15 minutes walk from Finchley Central underground station (Northern Line) and 20 to 30 minutes walk from East Finchley underground station (Northern Line). The closest bus routes are numbers 143 and 82.

For more information:

http://www.nnlswebsite.co.uk/view_event.php?ID=124

December 6, 2009

Instant Klezmer with Hankus Netsky, Medford, MA, 6 December 2009

Hankus Netsky, courtesy National Yiddish Book CenterSunday, December 6
Instant Klezmer Workshop
with Hankus Netsky, 1pm-2:30pm
$15 Advance, $20 Door
Learn to play Klezmer music in a flash! Come one, come all, with any instrument, any level, all ages!


To register or for more information, visit http://www.springstep.org or call 781.395.0402

February 28, 2010

"A Day of Yiddish Song" w/Hilda Bronstein, 28 Feb 2010

A Day of Yiddish Song
with Hilda Bronstein and accompanist Yair Schleider

Sunday 28th February 2010
West Road Recital Room, Cambridge CB3 9DP, UK

Yiddish: the East European Jewish language with a unique flavour, and a fascinating living tradition of folk, theatrical and art song which continues to influence the wider world of music. Moving Tone, in association with the Jewish Music Institute (SOAS) is delighted to present a day of workshops with one of Europe's leading interpreters of Yiddish song.

  • Song workshop: 10 am - 12 noon (£15/£10 concessions) Join us to learn some Yiddish songs, and explore the intriguing stories behind them. Complete beginners welcome - no previous knowledge of Yiddish, or singing, required!
  • Masterclass: 2 pm - 4 pm (£25/£20 concessions)
    For experienced performers/teachers of song: a chance to work at a high level on interpretative and performance skills, using the vast and expressive repertoire of Yiddish folk, theatre and art song. Advance booking essential as spaces limited.

Booking: +44 (0)1223-262519
westroad.org

March 5, 2010

Strom, Schwartz, Osaka, Japan, 5 Mar 2010

Yale StromYale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz in Japan:
4PM-5:30PM: Klezmer Music workshop with Japanese Musicians
Osaka Univ. Kaitokudo Hall (Sorry, Japanese only:
21c-kaitokudo.osaka-u.ac.jp/30a230af30bb30b9/)

6PM-8PM: Lecture to Osaka University students on the
History of Klezmer Music and the Relationship between
Romanian folk and Romanian klezmer Musics, moderated by
Professor Ito

March 8, 2010

Strom, Schwartz, Tokyo, Japan, 8 Mar 2010

Yale StromMARCH 08, 6PM-8PM
Yale Strom & Elizabeth Schwartz, "Klezmer
Symposium in Japan. Invitation to Jewish Music" Lecture +
Concert (open to students and general public) Tokyo Rikkyo
Univ. Tachikawa Hall (Sorry, Japanese only:
www.rikkyo.ac.jp/aboutus/profile/facilities/tachikawa_hall/)

March 13, 2010

Andrea Pancur, Unterdarching, Germany, 13 Mar 2010

13.03.10, 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr, mit Pausen
WORKSHOP: Jiddisches Lied
Für Anfänger und Anfänger mit Vorkenntnissen
83626 Unterdarching, Kirchenwirt, Münchnerstr. 3
www.kirchenwirt-valley.de

March 21, 2010

A Jewish Music Medley, 21 Mar 2010

A Jewish Music Medley

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wellesley College, Houghton Memorial Chapel
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA

Your Turn to Learn
An Afternoon of Hands-on Workshops with School of Jewish Music faculty

2:30-4:45 p.m.
Free admission; Registration required
Register now

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Unlocking the Cantillation Code
Learn the how’s and why’s of cantillation trope from Dr. Joshua Jacobson, author of the definitive work, Chanting the Hebrew Bible: The Art of Cantillation (JPS, 2002)

Sing Along with Jeff Klepper
Meet the composer of new synagogue classics such as Shalom Rav and other popular modern liturgical compositions.

3:45-4:45 p.m.

A Cappella from Alef to Tav
Learn or refine your ability to develop a repertoire for your a cappella group, to create special arrangements, and more. Or just come and listen! Workshop presented by members of Honorable Menschen, Boston’s premiere Jewish a cappella group.

Open Wide the Tent: Pedagogy of B’nai Mitzvah for Special Needs Students
Gain an overview of teaching strategies to enable special needs students to achieve this Jewish milestone, with Cantor Scott Sokol, PhD, and Cantor Louise Treitman.

Hebrew College Jewish Choral Festival

7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door, $5 for children 17 and under
Purchase tickets now
featuring

Zamir Chorale of Boston
Shir Tzion, the Hebrew College Cantorial Choir
Koleinu, Boston’s Jewish Community Chorus
Prozdor’s Kol Rinah, the Jewish Youth Chorus of Greater Boston
Honorable Menschen

Please visit: hebrewcollege.edu/events

Cosponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at Wellesley College
Free parking for all events in the Founders Lot on the Wellesley campus; see wellesley.edu/CampusMaps for directions.

For more information:
Barbara Cassidy, 617-559-8643

Jim Guttman Masterclass, Brookline, MA, 21 March 2010

Jim GuttmanAt the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA
3:00-6:00 PM
http://circleboston.org

March 26, 2010

Jewish Music Improv Workshop @ 25th Jewish Music Fest, Berkeley, CA, 28 Mar 2010

25th Jewish Music Festival logoMaster class: Improvisation in New Jewish Music
Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 11:30 AM until 4:30 PM

Order tickets online now for Master class: Improvisation in New Jewish Music

A four hour Master class with Alan Bern (Brave Old World), Paul Brody, Cesar Lerner and Martin Lillich.
Freight and Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St
Berkeley, CA
(510) 644-2020

$50

Enroll Now!
For more information: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events

April 1, 2010

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance w/ Michael Alpert, NYC, Thurs 1 Apr 2010

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present...

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Michael Alpert!

Thursday, April 1, 7:00-9:30pm: Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are now held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. This month's event will feature master dance leader Michael Alpert with live klezmer music featuring clarinetist Michael Winograd.

Beginners are welcome!

The Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan. Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members.

A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

April 11, 2010

"Jewish Acoustic Music," Deerfield, IL, 11 Apr 2010

J.A.M. Session

April 11, 2010 from 1pm to 3pm
BJBE
1201 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL

Tracy Friend will be facilitating this event for sharing Jewish music. This is an open forum where you can bring your own music, the music of others or that which you want to share with the group. Sometimes those attending are asked for their feedback on an original piece, sometimes participants jam for awhile.

Some of the folks who attend are from Hava Nashira, some are involved musically at local synagogues, and some are Chicago-area musicians. All singers and instrumentalists are welcome. Its a nice way to meet other Jewish musicians and learn some new tunes.

The event will be held from 1-3pm at Congregation BJBE in Deerfield and is sponsored by KFAR Jewish Arts Center.

There is no fee to participate, but please RSVP so that we can prepare the space accordingly.

April 18, 2010

Yiddish Dance Party, Arlington, MA, 18 Apr 2010

Yiddish Dance PartyYiddish Dance Party to Live Klezmer Music! with Judy Bressler, Hanuks Netsky, and Dena Ressler

It's easy and great fun to learn to dance some communal Jewish folk dances of Eastern Europe including the circle freylekhs and slow Rumanian horas, the also circling Patsh Tants (hand clapping, foot stamping) and the lesser known but wonderful bulgar and sher.

Sunday April 18, 2010
2-3:30 p.m.
Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple Street, Arlington MA
Maple is off Pleasant Street (Route 60) in Arlington Center.

FREE

Yiddish dance leader and teacher Judy Bressler, founding member and long time vocalist with the Klezmer Conservatory Band, has performed and taught Yiddish song and dance around the world.

Hankus Netsky, KCB's founder and musical director, is a multi-instrumentalist with a recent Ph.D. in ethnomusicology.

Clarinetist Dena Ressler is co-founder of di bostoner klezmer.

April 20, 2010

Klezmer Ensemble open house led by Jeff Warschauer, Manhattan, NY, April 20, 2010

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be having a free open house this coming Tuesday, April 20, from 7-9 PM

Jeff WarschauerLed by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer

Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!

The free open house will be followed by six paid sessions
Tuesdays from 7-9 PM:
April 27
May 4, 11, and 25
June 1, 8, and 15
(no class on 5/18 because of Shavuot)

  • Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
  • Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
  • Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
  • Develop tools for improvisation

Single session class fee: $30. $25 for Workmen's Circle members.

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
Internationally renowned as an instrumentalist, Yiddish singer and teacher. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Jeff is Artistic Director of KlezKanada, is on the faculty of Columbia University, and has just begun graduate studies in the cantorial program at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

For more information, please contact Sara Lerman at (212) 889-6800 ext. 252
www.circle.org

April 24, 2010

Andrea Pancur's Federmentsh, Kirchenwirt, Germany, 24 Apr 2010

Andrea Pancur's Federmentsh on tour—Lider fun yidishland

Wir touren nächste Woche von Dienstag an durch Bayern. Ich freue mich schon sehr auf die Konzerte mit

Franka Lampe – Akkordeon
Markus Milian Müller – Kontrabass
Roman Seehon – Drums, Percussion

Hervorragende Kollegen, gutes Programm und jede Menge gute Musik.
Wir erzählen von Tagträumern, gefallenen Mädchen und flüchtiger Liebe, von traurigen Trennungen und wonnigen Wiedersehen, vom Schnaps, vom Rausch und vom Überleben.

Sonntag, 25.4.2010, 10.00 - 17.00
Workshop "Klezmer & Jiddisches Lied" zusammen mit Franka Lampe
83626 Unterdarching, Kirchenwirt, Münchnerstr. 3
NOCH PLÄTZE FREI - ANMELDUNGEN BEI MIR
www.kirchenwirt-valley.de

April 25, 2010

Jewish People's Philharmonic Chorus, 6th Street Synagogue, New York, NY, 25 April 2010

SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010, 3:00 PM
6th Street Sundays presents
A CAPPELLA CHORAL BLAST!
at
The 6th Street Community Synagogue
325 East 6th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenues), New York City.

A cappella concert sung by 3 ensembles (JPPC, Polyhymnia, Zamir Chorale) each for 25-30'.
The JPPC sings in Yiddish, the others - in other languages.

Admission: $15 with advanced purchase
Door: $18 adults, $8 under 21
Added bonus - 1:30 Free vocal workshop open to all with paid admission.
sixthstreetsundays.eventbrite.com

Binyumen Schaechter, dirigent
Yidisher filharmonisher folkskhor

Hankus Netsky Masterclass, Brookline, MA, 25 April 2010

Hankus Netsky, courtesy National Yiddish Book CenterAt the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA
3:00-6:00 PM
http://circleboston.org

May 2, 2010

Mimi Rabson Masterclass, Brookline, MA, 2 May 2010

At the Workmen's Circle, 1762 Beacon St., Brookline, MA
3:00-6:00 PM
http://circleboston.

May 6, 2010

Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance w/ Michael Alpert, NYC, Thurs 6 May 2010

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Workmen's Circle present... Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)-Dance Party/Workshop at the Workmen's Circle with master dance leader Michael Alpert! Thursday, May 6, 7:00-9:30pm: Center for Traditional Music and Dance's Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance events are now held at the Workmen's Circle on the first Thursday of each month. Come learn the traditional Jewish dances of Eastern Europe. This month's event will feature master dance leader Michael Alpert with live klezmer music featuring clarinetist Michael Winograd. Beginners are welcome! The Workmen's Circle is at 45 E. 33rd St. between Madison and Park Ave. in Manhattan. Parking is available on the street or in the lot next door. Admission $10, $8 for CTMD and Workmen's Circle members. A presentation of CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture.

June 13, 2010

Tim Sparks Workshop and Concert, Arlington, MA, 13 June 2010

Tim SparksTim Sparks
Sunday, Jun 13, 2010

Workshop: 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $30 and includes admission to the following concert. Space is limited so signing up in advance is encouraged.

Concert: 7:00-8:30pm, $10 (free to workshop attendees)
I will be playing things from Little Princess and Masada Guitars as well as some of my Blues and Ragtime stuff.

The Music Emporium
165 Mass Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts
www.themusicemporium.com

June 30, 2010

Klezwoods, Somerville, MA, 30 Jun, 2010

KlezwoodsKlezwoods, an exciting Boston-based klezmer band, perform an energetic mix of klezmer, balkan, and arabic music with bass heavy grooves and eclectic instrumentation. Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica Mini opens.

Wed, June 30, 2010, 9pm
Johnny D's
17 Holland St. Somerville MA
Davis Square, across from the Davis T stop

(617) 776-2004
www.johnnyds.com

July 4, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century. more

July 5, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century. more

July 6, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century. more

July 7, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century. more

July 8, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
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July 9, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
more

July 10, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
more

July 11, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
more

July 12, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
more

July 13, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
more

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Yiddish Dance Teachers Workshop, 13-15 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010Seminar for professional Yiddish dance teachers & musicians : July 13-15

Dance faculty: Walter Zev Feldman, Sue Foy.
Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Jake Shulman-Ment.
In 2010 we are offering a professional-level training seminar for Yiddish dance teachers and leaders and Yiddish dance musicians. Directed by one of the most eminent scholars, theorists and teachers of Yiddish dance... more

July 14, 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Adv Yiddish instrumental Workshop, 4-12 Jul 2010

Red Hot Chachkas
Advanced Yiddish instrumental (klezmer) music (topic: non-dance genres) : July 4-12

Faculty: Alan Bern, Stuart Brotman, Zev Feldman, Steven Greenman, Joshua Horowitz, Cookie Segelstein, Michael Winograd + artists-in-residence.
Compared to klezmer music played for dancing, the non-dance genres are much less well known today. Many were connected to rituals and Yiddish cultural practices that did not survive the 20th century.
more

Yiddish Summer Weimar - Yiddish Dance Teachers Workshop, 13-15 Jul 2010

Yiddish Summer Weimar 2010Seminar for professional Yiddish dance teachers & musicians : July 13-15

Dance faculty: Walter Zev Feldman, Sue Foy.
Music faculty: Alan Bern, Christian Dawid, Jake Shulman-Ment.
In 2010 we are offering a professional-level training seminar for Yiddish dance teachers and leaders and Yiddish dance musicians. Directed by one of the most eminent scholars, theorists and teachers of Yiddish dance... more