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Free NYC Klezmer Ensemble Workshop, 7 Mar 2013

Free NYC Open House
This Thursday, March 7, 7-9 PM
Hands-On Topics in Klezmer Music
A Structured Ensemble Class
For Learning to Play Great Klezmer Music
The NYC Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be having a free open house this Thursday, March 7 from 7-9 PM.

With an brand-new updated format, and on a new night and new time:

Hands-On Topics in Klezmer Music
A Structured Ensemble Class for Learning to Play Great Klezmer Music
Jeff WarschauerInstructor: Jeff Warschauer

Open to players of any instrument
Level: Intermediate/Advanced/Professional
No previous klezmer experience required

Each week, working by ear and with with written music, we will focus on a specific aspect of klezmer style.

Our focus at the Open House this Thursday: Klezmer Tune Types

Class schedule:
7:00 Group warm up
7:15- 8:30 Focused instruction
8:30-9:00 Jamming

Future topics will include:

Eastern European Jewish Modality
Klezmer Phrasing and Articulation
Klezmer Improvisational Style
Klezmer Ornamentation


Is There Such a Thing As a "Klezmer Song?"
(If So, Let's Learn Some of Them)

Ensemble sessions will continue each Thursday evening:
March 14, 21 (no class March 28)
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 23, 30 (no class May 16)

With a big concert and party to end the season, on June 6 at 7 PM

Since we'll be working sequentially, participants are encouraged to attend the entire series, but single-session attendance is also possible.

Listeners are always welcome to attend at no charge!

Single session class fee: $30. $25 for Workmen's Circle members.

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle,
247 West 37th Street
5th Floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10018

Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals)is 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 Founding Artistic Director of KlezKanada, is on the faculty of Columbia University, and is pursuing graduate studies in the Cantorial program and in the Modern Jewish Studies program at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

For more information, please contact Jeff Warschauer by e-mail, or by phone at 347 623-4228

For more information, www.circle.org

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