Klezmer Events in Manchester

The next pub session at The Ducie Arms will be on Monday 8 February at 8pm. The address is 52 Devas St, M15 6HS. There will be a slow session to begin with and the main session will be at 8.45pm. All welcome.

The Manchester University Klezmer Ensemble, AKA The Michael Kahan Kapeleye are hosting a night of Klezmer at The Zombie Shack, 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester, M1 5NP. The event takes place on 10 March at 8pm and will feature MKK plus Dos Lebn lz A Shpas and Ibbergerbibbernis. This is in preparation for their assessed concert at the University. Come along and show your support. Tickets £3 advance or £4 on the door. Advance tickets are available from band members or the SU helpdesk.

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Manchester Klezmer Day

There’s still time to come to Manchester Klezmer Day this weekend. With a music session in the basement at Mono in Chorlton on Friday night and then it’s over to St Matthew’s in Stretford on Saturday 19 Sept for a day of workshops for musicians and then a fantastic Klezmer Keilidh in the evening.

Susi Evans (clarinet), Josie Wexler (fiddle), Frances O’Rourke (piano accordion) and Judith Plowman (dance leader) are looking forward to welcoming you all.

http://www.yiddlesticks.com/manchklez.html

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Klezmer Around the World

Upcoming festivals and workshops around the world.

KlezKanada is now taking bookings. The week long festival of workshops, concerts and events takes place 17-23 August 2015 out in the sticks near Montreal.
http://klezkanada.org/

Yiddish Summer Weimar is a series of concerts, workshops, sessions and events taking place in Germany from 18 July until 16 August.
http://www.yiddishsummer.eu/

In London, KlezFest is back after a hiatus. Taking place at SOAS from 18-21 August.
https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezfest2015/

Yiddlesticks at Mono

Yiddlesticks

Paul and Frances from Yiddlesticks Klezmer Band will be performing at Mono in Chorlton as part of Chorlton Arts Festival on Saturday 23 May. Mono is opposite Morrison’s and the address is 535 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, South Manchester, M21 0UE.
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http://www.monochorlton.com
http://www.chorltonartsfestival.com/event/saturday-session/
http://www.yiddlesticks.com

KlezFest is Back!

The Jewish Music Institute in London have undergone a number of organisational changes in recent years and have decided by popular demand to bring back KlezFest.

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This is what you can expect:

• Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research
• 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.

The international faculty will feature some of the very best klezmer musicians from around the world:
Dr Alan Bern (piano/accordion – Germany)
Ilana Cravitz (violin – UK)
Joel Rubin (clarinet – USA)
and outstanding guest tutors from the UK will be joining the faculty for masterclasses. Please keep yourself updated by checking the website.
http://www.jmi.org.uk/

Minimum instrumental proficiency, Grade 5 or equivalent; no klezmer experience necessary. All are welcome.
For more information and to book please call 020 7898 4307
Email: gil.karpas@jmi.org.uk
Date: Tue 18 – Fri 21 Aug 2015
Time: 9am-10pm
Venue: SOAS, Vernon Sq. London, UK
http://www.soas.ac.uk/
Price: £120-£165

Klezmer at Manchester Jewish Museum

We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting an evening of klezmer music on Sunday 7th December.

The concert will feature a veritable feast of musicians including L’Chaim Kapelye, the Fermishte Klezmer Band, the Michael Kahan Kapelye and the Hard Times Kapelye.

The performance will raise funds for the Museum and for the continued development of Jewish music at the university.

We expect this event to sell out so please call 0161 834 9879 to book your place.

http://www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com/component/content/article/11-current-events/322-7-dec-klezmer-concert

Klezmer Weekend in Youlgrave, Derbyshire, 29-31 August 2014

London Klezmer Quartet are hosting a weekend of workshops, sessions and concerts, for all musicians interested in developing skills & learning more about the wonderful world of Klezmer. Intermediate musicians from all musical backgrounds welcome for music, and possibly even a spot of dancing, in the picturesque Peak District area of Youlgrave, Derbyshire.
Arrival Friday evening or Saturday morning, finishing early Sunday afternoon.

To book, go to London Klezmer Quartet’s website:

http://www.londonklezmerquartet.com/shop.html

Flyer: YoulgraveKlez

 

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