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


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


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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