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Workshop Schedule set for final KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary Concert

KlezmerShack 10th AnniversaryAs the dates approach for the Klezmer Conservatory Band reunion + Mini Jewish Music festival (Mar 25-26), we finally have final info on the Sunday workshops for the fest. In addition to the workshops and the concerts, there will also be information tables and possibly other activities in the JCC lobby. See ya'll in about three weeks:

(And if you are interested in volunteering on Sunday, do email me; if you can help fund this festival, do contact the Leventhal-Sidman JCC


Saturday, March 25, 2006 ­ 8pm
Sunday, March 26, 2006 ­ Concert ­ 4:00pm

Workshop Schedule

Sunday, March 26, 2006 ­ 1:30-3:40 Workshops

Dance, sing, play music or learn to kibbutz in Yiddish with these entertaining and informative workshops. This is a unique opportunity to participate in interactive workshops with some of the greatest talents on today's Klezmer scene (including the maintainer of this website!)

1:30–2:30pm: Eastern European Yiddish Dance—Learn to dance with an "old world flavor". Michael Alpert, world-renowned vocalist and member of the legendary Band, Brave Old World, leads this unique dance workshop. All Levels Welcome!

1:30–2:30 pm: Instant Klezmer—Play klezmer music in a flash. Bring your instrument and participate in this great opportunity to learn from the master, Hankus Netsky, founder of KCB and one of the leaders of the klezmer revival.

1:30–2:30pm: Fidl­Kapelye—This workshop geared for all bowed instruments and tsimbl, will focus on learning music by ear and playing in a fluid, dynamic and interactive way. Please bring your instrument to this session led by Klezmer musician Deborah Strauss.

1:30–2:30pm: Taste of Yiddish—Yiddish for the non-Yiddish speaker. Schlep over to the JCC for a nosh of this Hamish language with Workmen's Circle Yiddish instructor Dovid Braun

2:40–3:40pm: Yiddish Sing-Along—Experience the power and poetry of Yiddish folk music with Workmen's Circle music director Lisa Gallatin. Singers of all levels are welcome.

2:40–3:40 pm: Klezmer Jam—Bring your instrument and jam with JCC Klezmer Band instructor Barry Shapiro. All levels welcome

2:40–3:40 pm: Round Table Discussion: Klezmer Revival, Nu? What's Next...—Join KCB's Hankus Netsky, duo Jeff Warschauer and Deborah Strauss, BOW's Michael Alpert and KlezmerShacks'Ari Davidow for an informative and entertaining discussion about Jewish music. Free Event

Workshop Fee: JCC Members: $5 per workshop; General: $7 per workshop
Concerts: JCC Members $20; General $22;
Youth: JCC Members $14; General $16
Festival Pass (concert plus workshops): JCC Members $24; General $23

Pre-registration recommended. Please call 617-558-6486 for registration information
Concert information call 617-965-5226

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