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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 musicís. Particular attention will be paid to improvisation and innovations in rhythm, harmony, melody and form.

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