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May 1, 2017

3 Leg Torso and Pepe Raphael, Lake Oswego, OR, 1 May 2017

3 Leg Torso and Pepe Raphael

Monday, May 1st, 7 PM
The Lake Theatre and Cafe
106 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR
Tickets:(503-482-2135

Klezmographers, Brooklyn, NY, 1 May 2017

The Klezmographers: Eléonore Biezunski (violin, vocals) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)

Mon, May 1, 2017, 8pm
Sisters
900 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY

$10 suggested

The Klezmographers: Since their first concert in Brooklyn in 2006, Eléonore Biezunski (violin, vocals) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) have teamed up to explore the richness of traditional klezmer and Yiddish folksong. The duo performs rare repertoire from 19th and early 20th century collections of Jewish folklore as well as original klezmer tunes.

May 4, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 May, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival

May 4–8, 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Info/Tix

East x Middle East: A Night of Music, Healing & Unity, NYC, 4 May 2017

East x Middle East: A Night of Music, Healing & Unity

Thursday, May 4 at 6 PM - 10 PM
Brooklyn Music School
126 St Felix St,
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Tix/info online

ExME brings a wealth of local talent to perform on the BMS Playhouse stage to highlight the ethnic diversity that makes our spectacular city shine. As part of our mission encouraging Healing and Unity, the event will send a strong message of solidarity with the many communities from the Middle East that contribute to Brooklyn’s diverse tapestry of faiths and cultures, with music drawn from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions. Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo will open the night with remarks in support of the contributions of those from the Middle East and North Africa who have been instrumental in building a richer and stronger Brooklyn.

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Annie Gosfield portrait concert, NYC, 4 May 2017

Annie Gosfield portrait concert

Thu, May 4, 2017, 7:00pm
YIVO
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080

Admission: $15 / Seniors & students: $10
More info/tix
Or call 212.868.4444

This concert will explore music of composer Annie Gosfield that takes its inspiration from Jewish culture, history, and the New York immigrant experience. A longtime resident of New York City’s East Village, Gosfield has been hailed “a star of the downtown scene,” (The New Yorker), and her music has been described as “imaginative” and “exuberant” (The New York Times).

A discussion with Gosfield on Jewish identity, her family history in the Lower East Side and the influence of Jewish history and culture on her work will bring the evening to a close.

Klezwoods, Wayland, MA, 4 May 2017

klezwoodsKlezwoods
24th Annual David Snyder Memorial Concert

Thu, May 4, 2017, 7pm
Temple Shir Tikva
141 Boston Post Rd.
Wayland, MA 01778
$18

Tix available online

The Disorientalists, London, UK, 4 May 2017

The Disorientalists

Thursday 4th May 2017 | From 8pm
Rich Mix,
35-47 Bethnal Green Road,
London, E1 6LA UK

Tickets £10 advance available here, £12 Door

Part klezmer cabaret, part oriental ragtime, part theatrical storytelling, Berlin-based The Disorientalists are presented by Dash Arts and Nest Collective.

Disorientalists are Yuriy Gurzhy (RotFront, Russendisko, Born in UA), Daniel Kahn (Daniel Kahn and Te Painted Bird, Brothers Nazarof, Semer Ensemble) and Marina Frenk (Marina & Kapelsky, Real Baba Dunyah). The three Berliners-bychoice joined forces to write and perform a piece of musical theatre based on the life of Essad Bey a.k.a. Kurban Said a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum, author of the great Romeo and Juliet-esque novel 'Ali and Nino', set in Baku during the upheaval of the Russian revolution. A little bit folkloristic, a little bit klezmer, incorporating elements of swing and oriental romance, Gurzhy and three other band members perform songs inspired by Essad Bey on baglama, accordion and piano.
For all the latest information and ticket sales visit our Facebook event page here

Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", NYC, 4 May 2017

Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace"

Created and directed by Alexandra Aron
Composed by Grammy winner Sir Frank London
Lyrics and text by Glen Berger (Spiderman: Turn off the Dark)

Narrated by the legendary Downtown performer, Edgar Oliver.

Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 PM
Saturday May 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place,
NY, NY 10280
(212) 213-2120

tix/more info

May 5, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 May, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival

May 4–8, 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Info/Tix

Grand RDV Klezmer, Lalacelle, France, 5-8 May 2017

Grand RDV Klezmer

May 5 at 2 PM to May 8 at 6 PM
Le Tapis Vert
61320 Lalacelle, Basse-Normandie, France

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1859202084359561/

She'koyokh@Ottomon Horizons Fest, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5 May, 2017

She'koyokh

Fri, May 5, 2017, 8:00pm
The Nomad's Tent
21-23 St Leonards Lane
Edinburgh EH8 9SH

Tix/More info

May 6, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 May, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival

May 4–8, 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Info/Tix

She'koyokh@Ottomon Horizons Fest, Fife, Scotland, 6 May, 2017

She'koyokh

Sat, May 6, 2017, 8:00pm
Letham Nights
Letham Village Hall
Fife, Scotland

Tix/More info

Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace", NYC, 6 May 2017

Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace"

Created and directed by Alexandra Aron
Composed by Grammy winner Sir Frank London
Lyrics and text by Glen Berger (Spiderman: Turn off the Dark)

Narrated by the legendary Downtown performer, Edgar Oliver.

Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 PM
Saturday May 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place,
NY, NY 10280
(212) 213-2120

tix/more info

May 7, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 May, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival

May 4–8, 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Info/Tix

"Ven Yezus hot geredt oyf yidish: der bris-khadoshe fartaytsht" + T-Klez, Bronx, NYC, 7 May 2017

Kumt hern an interesante lektsye fun/
Come hear an interesting lecture in Yiddish by

Prof. Naomi Seidman
(University of California-Berkeley):

"Ven Yezus hot geredt oyf yidish: der bris-khadoshe fartaytsht"

"When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the New Testament for Jews"

Zuntik, dem 7tn may 2017 / Sunday, May 7, 2017
1:30 n"m/ PM

In der muzikalisher program / In the musical program:
T-Klez, featuring/mit
Dobe Ressler

Arayngang/Contribution: $5
Mitglider/Members: Free

Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center
3301 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx
917-930-0295

Corner 208th St., near Montefiore Hospital
Take the D train to 205th St. or the 4 train to Moshulu Parkway

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Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 7 May 2017

Sunday May 7, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/232370960513089/

May 8, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 4–8 May, 2017

International Jewish Music Festival

May 4–8, 2017
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Info/Tix

Ghost Note Ensemble/Klezmer Monday@Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 8 May 2017

Ghost Note Ensemble

Mon, May 8, 2017, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

May 10, 2017

Fialke, Sommerach, Germany, 10 May 2017

Fialke

Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Gasthof zum Schwan
Hauptstraße 10,
97334 Sommerach, Germany

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/283455402075297/

May 11, 2017

Jim Guttman’s Bessarabian Breakdown, Brooklyn, NY, 11 May 2017

Jim Guttman’s Bessarabian Breakdown (from Boston!)

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11 PM
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St,
Brooklyn, New York 11231

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30pm-8:00 $25 per class,
Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30pm - $15
Jam Session follows Concert 10-11:00ish
Full night pass - $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)

718-395-3214 www.Jalopy.biz
Concert $15 Workshop $25 Full Night Pass $35 includes Jam

Part of the New York Klezmer Series

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 11 May 2017

Thurs, May 11, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/158032461328883/

May 14, 2017

Shir Rhythm, Sharon, MA, 14 May 2017

Shir Rhythm Jewish a capella Mother's Day Concert

Sun, May 14, 2017, 3pm
Temple Israel
125 Pond St.
Sharon, MA

Tickets $5; Kids under 12 Free
Tix online

"We're not your mother's a cappella group, but she will love us anyways!"

We are Sharon's premiere Jewish co-ed a cappella group, based out of Temple Israel, focusing on a variety of musical styles including Israeli Pop, Classic Rock, American Pop, and Traditional Jewish Folk. Members of Shir Rhythm love to perform for audiences of all ages. We are a multi-generational, diverse group of singers and we all have one thing in common: we love to sing, harmonize, and have fun! We invite you to share in our music and hope that we can touch your heart in some way.

Special Mother's Day Reception to Follow Concert!

Kugelplex @ Spring Fest of Learning, Bekeley, CA, 14 May 2017

Kugelplex. Part of Spring Festival of Learning

Sunday, May 14, 2017, Festival, 1pm–7:30pm; Kugelplex: 6:30-7:30pm
1151 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-649-1595

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door. More info: 510.845.6420

More info: catalog.lehrhaus.org/course/2017/winter/X500-UA/
Presented by Lehrhaus Judaica and Urban Adamah.

Metropolitan Klezmer Mother's Day Brunch, NYC, 14 May 2017

band photoEvery Sunday Morning, combining live music and food in a fresh, cultural environment, City Winery’s Klezmer brunch series pairs some of the greatest musicians in the world with delicious lox, bagels and other tasty fare on Sunday mornings from 11am to 2pm. City Winery's brunch on May 14, 2016 features Metropolitan Klezmer

city wineryGeneral Admission: $28 / Children Under 13 - $18
City Winery
155 Varick Street
New York, New York 10013
(212) 608-0555

For further info: www.citywinery.com/newyork/tickets/klezmer-brunch/9th-annual-special-mother-s-day-brunch-metropolitan-klezmer-kids-tickets-also-available-5-14.html

May 18, 2017

Preßburger Klezmer Band, Bratislava, Slovakia, 18 May 2017

Preßburger Klezmer Band
Klezmer MEETS Balkan

Thu, May 18, 2017, 19.h
Kultúrne zariadenia Petržalky
Rovniankova 3,
851 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

Tix/info online

Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1799500280267224/

May 21, 2017

Inextinguishable Trio, Redwood City, CA, 21 May 2017

publicity photoInextinguishable Trio
Heather Klein, vocal
Be'eri Moalem, viola
Alla Gladysheva, piano

An intimate concert of Jewish music.

May 21, 2017, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Congregation Beth Jacob
1550 Alameda de las Pulgas,
Redwood City, CA

Tickets:
$18 General
$36 Sponsor
This concert supported by the Cohn Music Fund of CBJ.
More info: bethjacobrwc.org

“Celebrate Jerusalem,” w/Zamir Choral, NYC, 21 May 2017

“Celebrate Jerusalem,” will feature more than 200 inter-generational voices drawn from three notable Zamir choirs, as well as appearances by two special guest soloists -- the renowned Alberto Mizrahi and Netanel Herstik.

Sunday May 21, 2017 at 3pm
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway and 60th Street, in the Time Warner Center
NYC

Tickets, which go on sale April 19, range from $50 to $180 and can be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office, by phone at Center Charge 212-721-6500, or online at www.jazz.org

May 22, 2017

Ghost Note Ensemble/Klezmer Monday@Saul's, Berkeley, CA, 22 May 2017

Ghost Note Ensemble

Mon, May 22, 2017, 6-8pm
Saul's Restaurant & Delicatessen
1475 Shattuck,
Berkeley, CA
No cover; $10 minimum purchase
(510) 848-3354

May 23, 2017

Klezmographers, Brooklyn, NY, 23 May 2017

The Klezmographers: Eléonore Biezunski (violin, vocals) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl)

May 23, 2017, 7-9pm
Barbès
376 9th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
$10 suggested

Since their first concert in Brooklyn in 2006, Eléonore Biezunski (violin, vocals) and Pete Rushefsky (tsimbl) have teamed up to explore the richness of traditional klezmer and Yiddish folksong. The duo performs rare repertoire from 19th and early 20th century collections of Jewish folklore as well as original klezmer tunes.

May 24, 2017

"The Yiddish Celluloid Closet" and Isle of Klezbos, NYC, 24 May 2017

band photo by Angela Jimenez"The Yiddish Celluloid Closet & The Isle of Klezbos"
co-presented by American Jewish Historical Society & YIVO Institute!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:30pm
Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th St,
NYC

Featuring full Isle of Klezbos all-gal sextet ensemble (including vocalist Melissa Fogarty), plus clips from bandleader Eve Sicular's cinema history project, The Celluloid Closet of Yiddish Film

More info: www.yivo.org/The-Yiddish-Celluloid-Closet

Klezmer Creek @ Klezmer Nights/Caia's Garden, Santa Rosa, CA, 24 May 2017

Klezmer Creek
Fourth Wednesday Klezmer Nights—performance followed by jam

Wednesday, May 24, 6-8pm
Gaia's Garden
1899 Mendocino Avenue,
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Entertainment free with $5 minimum purchase.
More info: 707.544.2491

May 25, 2017

Nikitov, Canton, MA, 25 May 2017

Nikitov

Thu, May 25, 2017, noon
Orchard Cove
1 Del Pond Road
Canton, MA 02021

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$25 (includes lunch)

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

Nikitov, Somerville, MA, 25 May 2017

Nikitov

Thu, May 25, 2017, 7:30pm
The Burren
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

This contemporary Dutch klezmer ensemble’s sophisticated European jazz/pop arrangements and musicianship are balanced by singer Niki Jacobs’ loving embrace of her Yiddish roots. The result is hip, sexy, and heartfelt.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$20 advance / 25 door

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

May 29, 2017

A Day of Remembrance, Boston, MA, 29 May 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Mon, May 29, 2017, Exhibit: 10am–5pm / Concert: 3pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Please join us for a free concert at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s Memorial Day Open House in honor of the special exhibition; Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross*. These stunning photographs reveal the struggles and celebrations of everyday life in a community under incomprehensible circumstances. The exhibit both documents the Holocaust and stands as a tribute to perseverance and memory. JArts is proud to continue our collaboration with the MFA as, together, we present a special Memorial Day concert featuring Frank London. For more information about the exhibition, visit mfa.org or click the “reservations” button.

*Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario, in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

TICKETS/more info available online:
FREE

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

June 2, 2017

Ezekiel's Wheels, Cambridge, MA, 2 June 2017

Ezekiel's WheelsEzekiel's Wheels Fri, June 2, 2017, 9pm Ryles Jazz Club 212 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: (617) 876-9330 Tix/info available online

June 3, 2017

London Klezmer Quartet, London, UK, 3 Jun 2017

London Klezmer QuartetThe London Klezmer Quartet

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 7:30pm
Newington Green Unitarian Church
39A Newington Green,
Stoke Newington, London N16 9PR

LKQ returns to the wonderfully atmospheric Unitarian chapel on Newington Green for an acoustic performance.
£11 in advance (Including booking fee), £13 on the door; £5.50 in advance for MU, students, under 16s (incl. booking fee), £6 on the door.

Tickets: www.wegottickets.com/event/396549

June 4, 2017

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 4 Jun 2017

Sunday Jun 4, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1799235616991511/

June 5, 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Hertfordshire, UK, 5-7 Jun 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course

Mon – Wed, Jun 5–7, 2017
Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 9RB, UK

Tel: 01462 459446
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 16/257
More info/reservations

The London Klezmer Quartet returns for a summertime course designed for instrumentalists (including keyboard players) from all musical backgrounds, classical, folk or jazz. Applicants must be of at least roughly grade 4 level (no formal qualifications needed), and an ability to read music helps, though it’s not essential. The LKQ’s coaching is all about interactive learning. They concentrate on repertoire and attention to melody, accompaniment and ornamentation, and if appropriate will also introduce dance elements to the course. Oral and aural learning methods will help those unfamiliar with it acquaint themselves to the style more quickly - though we hope for many return visitors! Putting music into its historical context is an important part of the course, as is the telling of stories of musicians past and present.

June 6, 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Hertfordshire, UK, 5-7 Jun 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course

Mon – Wed, Jun 5–7, 2017
Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 9RB, UK

Tel: 01462 459446
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 16/257
More info/reservations

June 7, 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Hertfordshire, UK, 5-7 Jun 2017

Summertime Klezmer Course

Mon – Wed, Jun 5–7, 2017
Benslow Music
Benslow Lane
Hitchin
Hertfordshire SG4 9RB, UK

Tel: 01462 459446
Resident: £280 Non-Resident: £205 Code: 16/257
More info/reservations

June 8, 2017

Ilene Stahl & Klezperanto, Somerville, MA, 14 May 2017

Ilene Stahl & Klezperanto

Thu, Jun 8, 2017, 7pm
The Burren
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

With solid klezmer roots, spectacular technical virtuosity, and a wry sense of humor, Ilene Stahl and an all-star line-up of Boston's best musicians re-groove traditional klezmer and Mediterranean melodies, rip up Romanian surf tunes, cover cop show themes and cumbias, slay a few standards, and burnish it all to a funky finish.Since 1999, the six-piece instrumental band has delivered irresistible dance music from everywhere except your cousin's bar mitzvah. Klezperanto's fans know: It's No Hora Show!

More info/tix

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 8 Jun 2017

Thurs, Jun 8, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/158032461328883/

June 11, 2017

Metropolitan Klezmer, Hudson Valley, NY, 11 Jun 2017

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 7:30pm
The Towne Crier
379 Main Street
Beacon NY
More info/tix

June 13, 2017

A Yiddish Liederabend—an evening of Yiddish Song, NYC, 13 Jun 2017

A Yiddish Liederabend—an evening of Yiddish Song

Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 6:30pm pre-concert lecture / 7:00pm concert
YIVO
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080

Admission: $15 / Seniors & students: $10
More info/tix
Or call 212.868.4444

An elegant as well as nostalgic program devoted to treasures of Yiddish song and the poetry that has inspired this musical expression in all its variety of style. Presented in the intimate chamber music setting of a traditional classical Liederabend (song evening) appropriate to the immediacy of this cherished genre, the recital will feature four of its leading interpreters: Ida Rae Cahana, Elizabeth Shammash, Raphael Frieder, and Alberto Mizrahi together with world renowned virtuoso pianist Yehudi Wyner. Offerings will include songs by Lazar Weiner, Moses Milner, Solomon Rosowsky, Solomon Golub, Janot Roskin, Mikhl Gelbart, Mordecai Gebirtig, Joel Engel, and Maurice Rauch, along with artistic settings of some of the most beloved Yiddish folksongs, and capped by melodious echoes of the best of Yiddish theater.

The concept and content of this Yiddish Liederabend has been devised by YIVO’s Anne E. Leibowitz Visiting Professor in Residence in Music, Neil W. Levin, who will deliver the pre-concert lecture on the development of the Yiddish lieder tradition and its literary basis.

June 14, 2017

Yiddish Soul, NYC, 14 Jun 2017

Central Park SummerStage and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene proudly present
Yiddish Soul 2017

Featuring
The Grammy Award Winning KLEZMATICS
ZUSHA the Chassidic hipster Band
THE MACCABEATS the world class a capella group
with appearances by Cantor Yanky Lemmer of Lincoln Square Synagogue
and Cantor Chaim David Berson of Manhattan Jewish Center

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7pm
Central Park SummerStage
Central Park near E. 72nd St. & 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10021

Admission is free Doors open at 6pm

June 15, 2017

Martha Graham Cracker, Cambridge, MA, 15 Jun 2017

A Day of Remembrance

Thu, June 15, 2017, 7:30pm
Oberon
2 Arrow Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Martha Graham Cracker is considered to be Philadelphia’s best cabaret performer. Created by Dito van Reigersberg, Martha is a powerful 6 foot+ cabaret singer, comedian, and entertainer. In obvious need of manscaping, Martha and her band will provide a marvelous and moving evening of song. Martha was a year-long artist-in-residence at the National Jewish Museum and has performed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Joe’s Pub in NYC, L’Etage, and elsewhere. After the show, enjoy an audience talkback with Martha and Abe Rybeck, founder of Boston’s Theater Offensive.

TICKETS/more info available online:
$25

A presentation by the Jewish Arts Collaborative

June 21, 2017

Jewish songs and dances: Music from the archive of Lazare Saminsky, NYC, 21 Jun 2017

Jewish songs and dances: Music from the archive of Lazare Saminsky

Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 7:00pm
YIVO
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080

Admission: $15 / Seniors & students: $10
More info/tix
Or call 212.868.4444

This concert explores the legacy of composer Lazare Saminsky. Born in Vale-Gotzulovo, Ukraine in 1882, Saminsky was one of the earliest members of the Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg – a group of composers committed to forging a new national style of Jewish classical music infused with Jewish folk melodies and liturgical music. Saminsky immigrated to the United States in 1920 where he co-founded the League of Composers in 1923, and was the music director of Temple Emanu-El from 1924-1958. Saminsky’s oeuvre represents a broad cross section of Jewish music ranging from sacred to secular. His songs set texts in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and more, and his music takes its inspiration from all around the Jewish world. This concert features some of Saminsky’s greatest compositions alongside composers of his new- and old-world coteries including Joel Engel, Joseph Achron, and Lyubov Streicher. Performances by Emanu-El’s Cantor Mo Glazman as well as Eliza Bagg, Brigid Coleridge, Julian Schwartz, and Marika Bournaki will feature a variety of songs and chamber music with violin, cello, and piano.

She'koyokh, London, UK, 21 Jun, 2017

She'koyokh

Wed, June 21, 2017, 7:45pm
Tuned In
Sands Films Studios
No 82
St Marychurch Street
Rotherhithe
London SE16 4HZ, UK


Tix/More info

July 2, 2017

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 2 Jul 2017

Sunday Jul 2, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes

July 13, 2017

Talk: The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy

Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 2pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock's artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages, providing historical context for the music you will hear during the weekend.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | The Music of the Hassidim, with Hankus Netsky, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

TALK | The Music of the Hassidim, with Hankus Netsky

Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 4pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Since the early 1960s, Hassidic music has become increasingly central to both mainstream and alternative Jewish religious practice. Since the 1980s, it's also become a crucial component of the klezmer and Yiddish music revival. Hankus Netsky explores the evolution of Hassidic music, from its inception in the late 1700s to today.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

Eleanor Reissa & Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars

Thu, Jul 13, 2017, 8pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $45 GENERAL ADMISSION | $50
Concert tix/more info

Two of the leading lights of the Yiddish music renaissance join forces in this program based on their recent joint album, Vilde Mekhaye (Wild Ecstasy). The soulful and inimitable vocalist Eleanor Reissa - known as the queen of Yiddish cabaret - and trumpeter-composer Frank London - the mystical high priest of New Wave avant-klez jazz - have been inspiring each other for more than a decade. Together with the great Klezmer Brass Allstars, they explore the world of Yiddish song, from the obscure to the chestnuts, from the sacred to the profane, fueled by the best brass band in the land.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016
The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 13 Jul 2017

Thurs, Jul 13, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/750188181795748/

July 14, 2017

WORKSHOP | Nigunim, with Hankus Netsky, Amherst, MA, 14 Jul 2017

TALK | The Music of the Hassidim, with Hankus Netsky

Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 11am
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Workshop tix/more info

Hankus Netsky shares his favorite Hassidic nigunim (wordless vocal melodies), focusing on tunes that he collected from Morris Hollender (whose story is featured in the Yiddish Book Center's Lee & Alfred Hutt Discovery Gallery) and his other Jewish music mentors.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub, Amherst, MA, 14 Jul 2017

WORKSHOP | Yiddish Dance 101: How to Dance to Klezmer Music, with Steve Weintraub

Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 11am
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Workshop tix/more info

World-renowned dance instructor Steve Weintraub offers an overview of the Yiddish style of dance, from the improvisational freylekhs to popular dances borrowed and adapted from Romania and Moldova such as the zhok, bulgar, and sirba. Special attention will be paid to typical movement patterns and body language that make even freestyle dancing Yiddish. With musical accompaniment by accordionist Lauren Brody.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | Eleanor Reissa: "The Last Survivor," a dramatic reading and discussion, Amherst, MA, 14 Jul 2017

TALK | Eleanor Reissa: "The Last Survivor," a dramatic reading and discussion

Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 1pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Familiar to Yidstock audiences as the world's premier Yiddish vocalist, Eleanor Reissa is also an award-winning playwright, theater director, and actor. Eleanor presents a dramatic reading from The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays, an anthology of her works for the stage published last year, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the audience. Eleanor will sign copies of the book* after the event.

Made possible by the Stanley R. Epstein Fund at the Yiddish Book Center.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer Duo, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer Duo

Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 2:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $30 GENERAL ADMISSION | $36
Concert tix/more info

Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer, co-chairs of the New England Conservatory's Contemporary Improvisation Department, present an afternoon of Yiddish and Hassidic song and klezmer dance tunes. A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, Hankus is a pioneer of the klezmer revival and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, of which violinist and vocalist Eden is a member.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016
The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Nigunim Trio, Amherst, MA, 13 Jul 2017

Nigunim Trio: Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg, Rob Schwimmer

Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 5:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $30 GENERAL ADMISSION | $36
Concert tix/more info

Nigunim and zmiros are songs of devotion and praise, spiritual Hassidic-Jewish chants whose purpose is to induce a state of piety and ecstasy in both performer and listener. The Nigunim Trio - Lorin Sklamberg and Frank London, cofounders of the Klezmatics, and keyboardist Rob Schwimmer - perform original and traditional nigunim and zmiros drawn from the Belzer, Gerer, Lubavitcher, and Skulaner dynasties of the Hassidim, performed with a uniquely styled musical and spiritual imprint.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

July 15, 2017

WORKSHOP - Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance Workshop, with Steve Weintraub, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

WORKSHOP - Build-a-Sher Yiddish Dance Workshop, with Steve Weintraub

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 10am
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Familiar to Yidstock audiences as the world's premier Yiddish vocalist, Eleanor Reissa is also an award-winning playwright, theater director, and actor. Eleanor presents a dramatic reading from The Last Survivor and Other Modern Jewish Plays, an anthology of her works for the stage published last year, followed by a discussion and Q&A with the audience. Eleanor will sign copies of the book* after the event.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

WORKSHOP | Instrumental Klezmer, with Brian Bender

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 1pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

An instrumental workshop for aspiring klezmer musicians, taught by trombonist/keyboardist Brian Bender of the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble, Little Shop of Horas, and the Wholesale Klezmer Band. Open to all ages, instruments, and playing ability. Bring your own instrument.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Talk: The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

TALK | The Essential Klezmer, with Seth Rogovoy

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 1pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Seth Rogovoy, Yidstock's artistic director and the author of The Essential Klezmer, takes the audience on a multimedia journey through klezmer, from Old World shtetls to New World stages, providing historical context for the music you will hear during the weekend.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: I.L. Peretz's "A Night in the Old Marketplace," with Debra Caplan, Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

TALK | A Love Letter to the Yiddish Stage: I.L. Peretz's "A Night in the Old Marketplace," with Debra Caplan

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 3pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

I.L. Peretz was perhaps the most theatrically exciting playwright in all Yiddish literature, with astoundingly experimental plays that broke new ground in Yiddish drama and theater. In their experimentation with form, their early adoption of cutting-edge European modernist techniques, their enigmatic endings, and their sheer technical prowess, Peretz's plays were far ahead of their time. Nowhere is this more apparent than in his 1907 play Bay nakht afn altn mark (A Night in the Old Marketplace), a modernist panoramic chronicle of the modern Jewish experience and the culmination of his vision for the Yiddish stage. Debra Caplan explores the play and its production history, with reference to the evening's contemporary staging by Frank London.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Folk Oratorio: Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace," Amherst, MA, 15 Jul 2017

Folk Oratorio: Frank London's "A Night in the Old Marketplace

Sat, Jul 15, 2017, 5:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $45 GENERAL ADMISSION | $50
Concert tix/more info

This modern retelling of I.L. Peretz's 1907 play Bay nakht afn altn mark is a mad mash-up of psychedelic klezmer, Kurt Weill, and folk tunes from the Old Country gone electric. It tells the story of the badkhn, a traditional Jewish wedding jester, who over the course of one long night challenges God's authority by attempting to revive the dead and bring on the end of days. Conceived and directed by Alexandra Aron, with music composed by Frank London and lyrics and text by Glen Berger (Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), this multimedia concert features an all-star cast of singers and musicians, including London and his Klezmatics cofounder Lorin Sklamberg, with Yidstock Artistic Director Seth Rogovoy as special guest narrator.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

July 16, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

WORKSHOP | Yiddish Songs, with Asya Vaisman Schulman and Brian Bender, Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

WORKSHOP | Yiddish Songs, with Asya Vaisman Schulman and Brian Bender

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 1pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Workshop tix/more info

Learn Yiddish songs old and new - love songs and children's songs, songs about food, and even songs about oxen - with instruction by the Yiddish Book Center's Asya Vaisman Schulman and music by Brian Bender. Song lyrics will be provided in transliteration; no prior knowledge of Yiddish is required.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Ezekiel's Wheels, Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

Ezekiel's Wheels

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, noon
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $30 GENERAL ADMISSION | $36
Concert tix/more info

Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance, with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. The Wheels unique style was forged in the subway stations and farmers markets of Boston, where the informal setting and ever-changing audience created an ideal environment for musical experimentation. They honed their craft with bulgars and 1990s pop covers for the morning rush hour and mixed doinas and zhoks with fresh produce on the weekends, building a community of fans and friends across the city. We are excited to present this internationally renowned band in its Yidstock debut.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody Duo," Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody Duo

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 3pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $30 GENERAL ADMISSION | $36
Concert tix/more info

Alicia Svigals, the world's greatest klezmer violinist, and accordion wizard Lauren Brody, a major figure in the original klezmer revival, join forces in an electrifying concert of traditional Yiddish folk songs and klezmer tunes. Alicia and Lauren - cofounders of the all-women Yiddish music ensemble Mikveh - have a deep, rich history of performing together and draw upon an equally deep repertoire of Eastern European-derived melodies delivered in poignant, contemporary fashion.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

TALK | Springboard: How a Million Yiddish Books Are About to Change the Jewish World, with Aaron Lansky, Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

TALK | Springboard: How a Million Yiddish Books Are About to Change the Jewish World, with Aaron Lansky

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 1:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

FREE
Lecture tix/more info

If content is a precondition for continuity, then the Yiddish Book Center is in a position to help reshape Jewish life for years to come. In this lively presentation followed by an even livelier Q&A and discussion Aaron Lansky, the Centers founder and president, shares bold new plans for the coming decade and beyond. Among the highlights are a Universal Yiddish Library and a far-reaching initiative to repatriate Jews with their own literature and culture.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

She'koyokh, Chicester, UK, 16 Jul, 2017

She'koyokh

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 3pm
Festival of Chichester
St Pancras Church
101 St Pancras
Chichester, West Sussex PO19 7LJ, UK

Tix/More info

TALK | The Mysteries of Klezmer Violin Unveiled, with Alicia Svigals Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

TALK | The Mysteries of Klezmer Violin Unveiled, with Alicia Svigals

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 4:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $8 GENERAL ADMISSION | $10
Lecture tix/more info

Alicia Svigals, the world's greatest living exponent of klezmer fiddle, offers a hands-on demonstration of what makes the violin (along with the clarinet) a quintessential instrument of the klezmer ensemble. Alicia will demonstrate the unique ornaments and playing techniques that distinguish klezmer fiddle-playing and give it a singular Jewish voice. She'll also talk about the challenges she faced when she almost singlehandedly revived the lost art of the klezmer fiddle in her work with the band she cofounded, the Klezmatics.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

Andy Statman Trio," Amherst, MA, 16 Jul 2017

Andy Statman Trio

Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002

MEMBERS | $30 GENERAL ADMISSION | $36
Concert tix/more info

The history of the klezmer revival is in large part the story of Andy Statman, whose 1979 album Jewish Klezmer Music, recorded with Zev Feldman, literally announced the return of the forgotten music of the Old World shtetls to the outside world. Since then, Andy (who learned the sonorities of the music firsthand from immigrant-era musician Dave Tarras) has immersed himself in the music of the Hasidim. Whether he is playing mandolin or one of the clarinets that Tarras bequeathed to him, Andy performs a singular, contemporary fusion of Jewish, jazz, and Americana styles, a genre that this National Heritage fellow and Grammy nominee owns with his longtime musical partners, bassist Jim Whitney and drummer Larry Eagle.

Yidstock Logo 2013Yidstock 2017: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
Thu July 13, 2016 - Sun July 16, 2016

Festival info from the Yiddish Book Center website

July 17, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 18, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 19, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

July 20, 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival, Kerhonkson, NY, 16–20 Jul 2017

North American Jewish Choir Festival

July 16–20, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort and Spa,
400 Granite Road
Kerhonkson NY 12446

* Instant Choirs for All Singers
* Daily Community Sings
* Workshops Galore
* Outstanding Performers
* Opportunities

This Summer Also Features a
SPECIAL TRACK FOR
SYNAGOGUE CHORAL SINGERS

* Learn Contemporary and Traditional Synagogue Classics
* Improve Your Skills
* Bring New Inspiration to Next Year's Holidays

More information
Registration
Fellowship applications

August 2, 2017

Summer Yiddish Song Celebration, NYC, 2 Aug 2017

Summer Yiddish Song Celebration

Wed, Aug 2, 2017, 7:00pm
YIVO
15 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 246-6080

Admission: $15 / Seniors & students: $10
More info/tix
Or call 212.868.4444

A concert in celebration of the rich breadth of music with Yiddish lyrics including Yiddish Theater Songs, Yiddish Folk Songs, and Yiddish Art Songs. Singers include Eléonore Biezunski, Miryem-Khaye Seigel, and Eliza Bagg. Program details TBA.

August 6, 2017

KlezFest, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

KlezFest 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2017. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment

  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques

  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public

  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

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Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Golden Peacock 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

The Golden Peacock The Yiddish Song course led by internationally acclaimed Yiddish singer and teacher Shura Lipovsky with esteemed colleagues from around the world. It is designed for all singers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the rich Yiddish song repertoire.

This year we are offering two choices:

Music: If you wish to study a more music based course, you spend the morning studying music theory, repertoire, roots and traditions of Yiddish Song, modes and melodies. While afternoons will focus on studying further repertoire, master-classes and a Yiddish Choir.

or Culture, language and Song: If you wish to study a more culture based course, you will spend the morning studying Yiddish language. While the afternoons will focus on studying further repertoire, Master classes and a Yiddish Choir (or films)
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Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Discover JMI’s famous full immersion courses in Yiddish Language, Song and Culture for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds, where even complete beginners learn to speak, read, write, sing and even dream in Yiddish in a week.

Ot Azoy Yiddish language classes are held at 5 levels, and is directed by the head of Yiddish at UCL, Dr Khayele Beer with a faculty of world class Yiddish tutors and experts. As well as hands-on classroom teaching, it also features an extensive cultural programme of music, theatre, poetry and lectures from a world of Yiddish past and present. Shura Lipovsky, the outstanding Director of The Golden Peacock (Goldene Pave), will also teach a daily session of Yiddish through song.
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Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 6 Aug 2017

Sunday Aug 6, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes

August 7, 2017

KlezFest, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

KlezFest 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2017. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment

  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques

  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public

  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

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Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop, London, UK, 7-11 Aug 2017

Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Created especially for dancers, this course will be taught by the UK’s expert Yiddish dance leader, Guy Schalom. No experience is necessary, just an interest in Klezmer music and dance. We will cover circle, line, couple and square dances from Jewish Eastern European and beyond. The course will be integrated with the instrumental course, so participants will enjoy live music at every session from faculty members.
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August 8, 2017

KlezFest, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

KlezFest 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2017. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment

  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques

  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public

  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

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Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop, London, UK, 7-11 Aug 2017

Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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August 9, 2017

KlezFest, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

KlezFest 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2017. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment

  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques

  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public

  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

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Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop, London, UK, 7-11 Aug 2017

Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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August 10, 2017

KlezFest, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

KlezFest 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2017. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment

  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques

  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public

  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

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Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop, London, UK, 7-11 Aug 2017

Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 10 Aug 2017

Thurs, Aug 10, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/750188181795748/

August 11, 2017

KlezFest, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

KlezFest 2017

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info

Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2017. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment

  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques

  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public

  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

  • Hands-on tutoring from world leading experts.

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Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Golden Peacock 2017—Yiddish song workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop, London, UK, 6-11 Aug 2017

Ot Azoy 2017—Yiddish immersion workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop, London, UK, 7-11 Aug 2017

Tants Tants Tants! 2017—Yiddish dance workshop

Sun 6th Aug, 2017 – Fri 11th Aug, 2017
SOAS, Main Building, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG
Phone: 02078984307

Cost: £150 - £225
Reservations/More info
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August 21, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 22, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 23, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 24, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 25, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 26, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

August 27, 2017

KlezKanada, Lantier, QC, Canada, 21–27 Aug 2017

KK logoKlezKanada

Monday, August 21 to Sunday, August 27, 2017
Camp B'nai Brith
Lantier, Quebec, Canada

A week of klezmer and Yiddish culture

More info: klezkanada.org

September 1, 2017

Jødisk Kulturfestival Trondheim 2017, Trondheim, Norway, 1–3 Sep 2017

Jødisk Kulturfestival Trondheim 2017
Trondheim, Norway

More info/tix

September 2, 2017

She'Koyokh@Jødisk Kulturfestival Trondheim 2017, Trondheim, Norway, 1–3 Sep 2017

She'koyokh

Jødisk Kulturfestival Trondheim 2017
Trondheim, Norway

More info/tix

September 3, 2017

Jødisk Kulturfestival Trondheim 2017, Trondheim, Norway, 1–3 Sep 2017

Jødisk Kulturfestival Trondheim 2017
Trondheim, Norway

More info/tix

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 3 Sep 2017

Sunday Sep 3, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes

September 8, 2017

She'Koyokh, London, UK, 8 Sep 2017

She'koyokh @ Campfire Club Fridays

Fri, Sep 8, 2017, 7:30pm – 11pm
Campfire Club -- Secret Location (Bow)
£10 online


More info/tix

September 14, 2017

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 14 Sep 2017

Thurs, Sep 14, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1671945513095899/

October 1, 2017

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 1 Oct 2017

Sunday Oct 1, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes

October 12, 2017

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 12 Oct 2017

Thurs, Oct 12, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1892169037661164/

October 14, 2017

She'koyokh, Cambridge, UK, 14 Oct, 2017

She'koyokh

Sat, Oct 14, 2017
Stapleford Granary
Bury Rd,
Stapleford
Cambridge CB22 5BP, UK

Tix/More info

October 28, 2017

Metropolitan Klezmer, Denver, CO, 28 Oct 2017

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Sat, Oct 28
JAAMM Fest
Mitzel Arts & Culture Center, JCC Denver
350 South Dahlia Street
Denver, CO

More info/tix

November 5, 2017

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 5 Nov 2017

Sunday Nov 5, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes

November 9, 2017

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 9 Nov 2017

Thurs, Nov 9, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1338245729533313/

December 1, 2017

Klezmer music weekend w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Somerset, UK, 1-3 Dec 2017

Klezmer Music Weekend

Fri Dec 1 – Sun Dec 3, 2017
Halsway Manor,
Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe,
Somerset, TA44BD, UK

More info/reservations

Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with members of the London Klezmer Quartet. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet and accordion) and Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals) will take you deep into freylekhs, bulgars, zhoks, khosidls and terkishers, looking at the modes, ornamentation and rhythms that characterise traditional Eastern European Jewish folk music. Play in a klezmer band, be part of the ever-growing Halsway Klezmer Kapelye (big band), and learn steps for the dances that the music traditionally accompanies. Reading music is not essential as we'll be working by ear quite a bit, but we will also look at interpreting written music. All instruments are welcome. For players of grade 4 and above or equivalent.

December 2, 2017

Klezmer music weekend w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Somerset, UK, 1-3 Dec 2017

Klezmer Music Weekend

Fri Dec 1 – Sun Dec 3, 2017
Halsway Manor,
Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe,
Somerset, TA44BD, UK

More info/reservations

December 3, 2017

Klezmer music weekend w/members of London Klezmer Quartet, Somerset, UK, 1-3 Dec 2017

Klezmer Music Weekend

Fri Dec 1 – Sun Dec 3, 2017
Halsway Manor,
Halsway Lane, near Crowcombe,
Somerset, TA44BD, UK

More info/reservations

Klezmer Jam, London, UK, 3 Dec 2017

Sunday Dec 3, 2017, 8-10.30pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

Join Ilana Cravitz and friends for a new monthly Klezmer session at The Harrison in Kings Cross.

First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm on the Ground Floor.
(No brass or percussion instruments)
Spectacular! See you there?
Free to listen or play

pdfs of tunes

December 14, 2017

Eastern European Jam Session, London, UK, 14 Dec 2017

Thurs, Dec 14, 2017, 8-11pm
The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street,
London WC1H 8JF

2nd Thursday of each month: Balkan, gypsy, klezmer, Russian music - even a bit of Turkish or Greek.... come and share your tunes at the 2nd Thursday East European jam, downstairs at The Harrison from 8pm every month with house band 'Bucimis Trio' (Susi Evans, Matt Bacon and Chrisina Borgenstierna).

All instruments welcome, including brass and percussion

Free / Donation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1563349383691554/

March 17, 2018

She'koyokh, Wiltshire, UK, 17 Mar, 2018

She'koyokh

Sat, Mar 17, 2018
Malmesbury Abbey Music Society
Malmesbury Abbey
Gloucester Street
Wiltshire SN16 0AA, UK

Tix/More info