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2nd International Jewish Music Festival/Seminar in Moscow, Dona-Fest, March 2006

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The Moscow Centre of Culture and Education "Euro-Class" announces the 2nd International Jewish Music festival-seminar "Dona-Fest, 2006" which will take place in Moscow from March, 2006 (dates to be confirmed). "Dona Fest" will take place in some of the most prestigious concert halls in Moscow and will include appearances by the most esteemed performers of Jewish music in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic states, as well as foreign stars of Klezmer. Along with the concert programme, "Dona Fest" will also include an International music seminar, which will be lead by the leading specialists in the field of Jewish music and culture (Klezmer music, Yiddish songs, etc.) The seminar programme includes:

  • vocal and instrumental master classes;
  • lectures on Yiddish and Ashkenazi culture;
  • Jewish theatre and drama classes;
  • Jewish folk dance;
  • regular jam sessions;
  • round table discussions, exchanging experience and knowledge;

For more info: Center Euro-Class
tel: (007 095) 764-42-21
Moscow, Russia 115093
E-mail Center Euro-Class

The teachers:

  • Grammy Award nominee and world famous Yiddish singer Adrianne Cooper (USA),
  • Former musical director of the Royal National Theatre and The Shakespeare "Globe" theatre, one of the leading performers of traditional Klezmer music Merlin Shepherd (Great Britain),
  • Member of "The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band", composer and a famous jazz pianist Marylin Lerner (Canada),
  • Leading European Jewish choir teacher and composer Polina Shepherd (Great Britain),
  • European klezmer violin virtuosi Stas Rayko and Mark Kovnatsky (Germany),
  • Drama art teacher and a popular Russian Jewish singer and actress Alina Ivakh (Russia).

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