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.
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.
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
Date: Tue 18 – Fri 21 Aug 2015
Venue: SOAS, Vernon Sq. London, UK