Klezmer this summer

JMI has three wonderful events coming up soon at SOAS, Kings Cross, London. Details of these and many more events can be found on their website, https://www.jmi.org.uk/.

Sunday 7th August to Friday 12th  The Golden Peacock  – Yiddish song
The Yiddish Song course led by internationally acclaimed Yiddish singer and teacher Shura Lipovsky with esteemed colleagues Lorin Sklamberg, Karsten Troyke, Rachel Weston and Joseph Finlay. It is designed for all singers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the rich Yiddish song repertoire.
Mornings are spent studying repertoire, roots and traditions of Yiddish Song. While afternoons will focus on studying further repertoire, master-classes, Yiddish Language for singers and a Yiddish Choir
Sunday 7th August to Friday 12th Ot Azoy – Yiddish language course

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.

Monday 15th August to Friday 19th Klezfest –Klezmer summer school
Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2016. 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

The international faculty will feature some of the very best klezmer musicians from around the world, including Ilana Cravitz (Violin – UK); Alan Bern (Accordion – USA/DE); Frank London (Trumpet – USA); Joel Rubin (Clarinet – USA); Susi Evans (Clarinet – UK); Guy Schalom (Percussion – UK); Francesca Ter-berg (Cello – UK)