June 10, 2013

Shpilndik! Zingendik! Tantsndik!

Shpilndik! Zingendik! Tantsndik! (Play! Sing! Dance!) July 31 - August 3 2013
A Hands-On Introduction to Klezmer Instrumental Music, Yiddish Song, and Dance

With Deborah Strauss, Jeff Warschauer

Whether you have some experience as a klezmer player, Yiddish singer or dancer, or are completely new to the style, this hands-on workshop offers a feast of Eastern European Yiddish instrumental, vocal music and dance. ?This workshop will be taught with a lively, integrated approach?a marriage of instruments, singing and movement. Working by ear and with written music, we will explore ways to express the full potential of Yiddish music and dance, as individuals and as a group. Daily topics will include Eastern European Jewish modality, klezmer phrasing, articulation and ornamentation, Yiddish song repertoire and style, and Yiddish dance steps, gestures and movement. --Open to all instrumentalists, singers and dancers. All ages and backgrounds--welcome. No knowledge of Yiddish or previous experience necessary.

Info: http://www.yiddishsummer.eu/198-0-YSW-2013-Home.html
Posted by jmwc at 09:11 AM

March 06, 2013

De Chassidische liederen Deel 2

SHIRAH Centrum Soest nodigt uuit
voor een workshop over
De Chassidische liederen Deel 2
Datum: zondag 10 maart
Tijd: 12.00 uur tot 14.00 uur
Locatie:Het Huis van Winzum-Smid, Eikenlaan 26, 3768 EV Soest (5 min loopafstand van station Soest-Zuid)
Prijs: 15 euro, (reductie in overleg)
De Chassidische liederen

De Chassidische liederen omvatten teksten uit Psalmen en* *gebeden die door bekende Rabbijnen door de eeuwen geschreven werden. De liederen worden ook * Zemirot* en *Nigguniem* genoemd - liederen uit het zingende hart. Veel van deze liederen zijn gebeden en worden gezongen tijdens de Joodse diensten. Het devotionele aspect zeer aanwezig. Tijdens de workshop worden de teksten van deze wijze Joodse leiders zoals Rabbi Nachman van Bratslav en de Baal Sjem Tov gepresenteerd.

Shirah Centrum

Het Shirah centrum werd in Soest opgericht 2008 voor cursussen voor Hebreeuwse liederen in het midden van Nederland. Er worden meerdere cursussen door het jaar gegeven voor oude en moderne Hebreeuwse liederen, zowel voor beginners als voor gevorderden met steeds nieuwe Hebreeuwse liederen.

Docent drs. Judigor Zimmerman
Judigor is een zangpedagoog en lichtontwerper. Ze is afgestudeerd aan de Universiteit van Haifa en de Hogeschool voor de Kunsten van Arnhem en van Utrecht.

In de laatste 20 jaar heeft Judigor gezocht naar oude liturgische liederen vanuit de verschillende Joodse tradities. Haar zangmethoden heeft ze verrijkt door de technieken afkomstig uit de zwarte gospels

Belangstellenden kunnen contact opnemen met Judigor Zimmerman

judigor@gmail.com; Soest 06 28 804 972 You tube link: Hebrew singing lessons /judigor / / http://www.hebreeuwszang.nl

בְכֵן, צַדִּיקִים יִרְאוּ וְיִשְׂמָחוּ, וִישָׁרִים יַעֲלֺּזוּ, וַחֲסִידִים בְּרִינָּה יָגִילוּ
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October 25, 2012

Tantshoyz! Dancing, Singing, 'Hasidic Tish' and more

Tantshoyz! Yiddish Dance Party/Workshop
This Sunday, October 28th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM at the Ukrainian East Village Restaurant

This Sunday, The Center for Traditional Music and Dance in collaboration with The Wandering Muse are organizing an All-Star Tantzhoyz, with a wonderful array of dancers, featuring Michael Alpert, Zev Feldman, and Steve Weintraub. The klezmer band will feature Margot Leverett, Jake Shulman-Ment, Jeff Warschauer and Pete Rushefsky.

Lace up your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun!
This special event will be filmed for the documentary project "The Wandering Muse." Learn more online or connect with the Muse on Facebook.
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant: 140 Second Avenue (between 8th & 9th Streets in Manhattan's East Village
Admission $5 at the door.
For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky at prushefsky@ctmd.org , 212-571-1555 x36 (office), 917-326-9659 (cell). Join the fb event! And spread the news!

Special Tish
You are invited to a special Hasidic Tish--to sing the world's most beautiful melodies and nigunim with some of the world's most wonderful singers and musicians with Michael Alpert, Rabbi Sruli Dresdner and others
Sunday Evening
October 28
7PM Dinner with Tish immediately to follow
Temple Beth El
300 75th Street
North Bergen, NJ
Tish will be filmed for "The Wandering Muse"-- a new documentary
by noted Canadian filmmaker Tamas Wormser.
Looking forward to welcoming you to the Temple!
Posted by jmwc at 02:19 PM

April 11, 2012

Winter Edition Weimar --in springtime

April 9 at 9:30am until April 15 at 5:00pm
Ottmar Gerster Musikschule (Music School), Weimar, Germany
Join an incredible, innovative workshop on music improvisation and network with musicians from around the world. Conducted orchestral improv, small group improv, drum circles, Feldenkrais, concerts and more. With Alan Bern, Cesar Lerner, Marcelo Moguilevsky, Michael Schründer and more. For details: www.winteredition.eu
Posted by jmwc at 05:24 PM

April 10, 2011

Join Zemel Choir for Sephardi Choral Workshops and Concert

Spread over two Sundays, 12 June and 26 June culminating in a final public concert on 26 June, the Zemel Choir invites you to take part in the annual event called "Celebrate with Song". This year the music will be Sephardi, from France, Italy Spain and the Middle East. There will be professional vocal coaches to teach singing techniques and a brief lecture on the history of Sephardi music will be given. The event is open to everyone who ever fancied singing, or who already does sing, whether in a choir or in the bath. For more information and an application form please contact cws@zemelchoir.org

The Zemel Choir is the UK's leading mixed voice Jewish choir. For more information about the workshops, visit: http://www.zemelchoir.org/
Posted by jmwc at 07:11 PM

October 25, 2010

4th International Jewish Music Festival

December 4-5, 2010
Ansche Chesed, 251 West 100th Street, NYC
Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

Description: Experience the next generation of Jewish liturgical music with the debut of 57 original and contemporary pieces ranging from jazz, pop, and classical to klezmer and cantorial. Festival includes "No Rock Like You: Songs for the Jewish Soul," a concert at 8 p.m. on 12/4, and Meet the Composer workshops and brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on 12/5.

Co-Sponsors: H.L. Miller Cantorial School, JTS; School of Sacred Music, HUC-HIR; Academy of Jewish Religion

Admission: $20 (concert only); $30 (workshops/brunch); $40 (concert/workshops/brunch). Half price for seniors, students, and children. Additional $5 per event after 11/30 and at the door.

Contact: shalsheletfestival@gmail.com or
212-865-0600 ext 242
Website: www.shalshelet.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:05 AM

July 21, 2010

KlezKanada 2010!!!

The KlezKanada full brochure is online and ready to download! Check out this astounding program, and run, don't walk, to register! www.klezkanada.org KlezKanada is a full week of summer music camp for an individual or an entire family. With a setting in the midst of the Laurentians, with lakes, scented pines, and lots of freylakhs, dancing, singing, crafts, arts, jamming, performing, observing, enjoying, kvelling, joining & belonging. Don't miss it.
Posted by jmwc at 08:26 PM

February 28, 2010

A Jewish Music Medley

A Jewish Music Medley
Hebrew College School of Jewish Music
Sunday, March 21
Wellesley College
Houghton Memorial Chapel
106 Central Street
Wellesley, Mass.

Cosponsored by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life at Wellesley College
2:30& 4:45 p.m.
Your Turn to Learn-- Hands-on Workshops

Join faculty from the School of Jewish Music for an afternoon of free workshops, including Unlocking the Cantillation Code with Joshua Jacobson, a Sing-along with Cantor Jeff Klepper, A Cappella from Alef to Tav with Honorable Menschen, and Pedagogy of B’nai Mitzvah for Special Needs Students with Dr. Scott Sokol and Cantor Louise Treitman.

Free admission. Registration required.
Register now
For a taste of the Cantillation workshop, read Joshua Jacobson's blog post, What's Music Got to Do With It?: Why We Chant Torah ;
7:30 p.m.
Hebrew College Jewish Choral Festival

In the evening, enjoy the Hebrew College Jewish Choral Festival, with performances by the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Shir Tzion, Koleinu, Kol Rina and Honorable Menschen.
Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 at the door, $5 for children 17 and under Register now

More Information
Barbara Cassidy bcassidy@hebrewcollege.edu
617-559-8643
Posted by jmwc at 11:01 PM

October 28, 2009

Sephardic Songs Workshop

New North London Learning
Wednesday 4th of November 2009 at 8.00 pm
Sephardic Songs Workshop
Learn Folk Songs and tunes for Shabbat and Channukah at the New North London Synagogue.
register via the NNLS office to reserve your place: office@nnls-masorti.org.uk or 020 8346 8560
Posted by jmwc at 10:45 PM

September 09, 2009

Free AR Klezmer Ensemble workshop

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be having a free open house on
Tuesday, September 15, 2009, from 7-9 PM
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
The free open house will be followed by six paid sessions
Tuesdays from 7-9 PM:
Sept 22 and 29
Oct 6, 13, 20 and 27
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. $25 for Workmen's Circle members.
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).
Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals)
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 Artistic Director of KlezKanada, is on the faculty of Columbia University, and has just begun graduate studies in the cantorial program at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
For more information, please contact Sara Lerman by email Slerman@circle.org or by phone at (212) 889-6800 ext. 252
www.circle.org
www.klezmerduo.com
Posted by jmwc at 12:03 AM

March 19, 2009

Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble Open House

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 7 PM.
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
Free Open house: Tuesday, March 24, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM:
March 30,
April 7, 21, 28, May 5 and 12 (no class April 14)
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150.
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).
Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals) 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 Artistic Director of KlezKanada, and is on the faculty of Columbia University. For more information, please contact Nikolai Borodulin at 212 889-6800 or email:
nikolaib@circle.org
www.circle.org
www.klezmerduo.com
Posted by jmwc at 11:20 PM

February 02, 2009

Strings at Witney

7/8 February 2009
Strings at Witney program is part of
Hands-On Music presents a weekend of workshops in Oxfordshire. Styles you can study include American old-time, Eastern European, Irish, Klezmer, and Scottish. Improvisation and accompaniment will also be covered.

Tutors include: Mairi Campbell, Pete Cooper, Matt Cranitch, Ilana Cravitz, Dave Francis, Gill Redmond, Joe Townsend.
Instruments welcome: violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo.
More information: http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/
The weekends are held at HENRY BOX SCHOOL in Witney, a pleasant market town twelve miles west of Oxford, just off the A40 and with good public transport links. http://www.whitecottagewebsites.co.uk/homweekends/map.htm Monday 9 February 2009
7 - 9.30pm

Klezmer Workshop
7 - 8pm
London Klezmer Orchestra
8 - 9.30pm
The Klezmer Hoyz, @ Hampstead Synagogue, Dennington Park Road, London NW6 1AX
Join the Klezmer Orchestra that meets every couple of weeks. From trad klezmer to eclectic doyne-ish - you get to choose the repertoire and help arrange the music.
Info: William Millis: e-mail: williamillis@hotmail.com;
020 8969 7019
Sessions £6/4 each
For other events at the Klezmer Hoyz, a new initiative of the Jewish Music Institute, visit www.jmi.org.uk
Posted by jmwc at 10:19 PM

January 05, 2009

Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house
on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7 PM.
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
Free Open house: Tuesday, January 6, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM:
January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24 (no class Feb 17).
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150.
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).
For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271 or email:
dschneider@circle.org
www.circle.org
www.klezmerduo.com

Posted by jmwc at 08:02 PM

December 19, 2008

Winter Happenings in London

Klezmer Workshop
Sunday 21 December 2008
12 - 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 - 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1

A festive version of the London klezmer session, which is once a month on a Sunday afternoon. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too... Info and tunes are at http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html.
Next date: Sunday 18 January.
Workshop £5; Jam £1.


NEW London Klezmer Orchestra
Monday 19 January 2008
7.30 - 9.30pm
Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close,
Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5XL

Join the Klezmer Orchestra that meets every couple of weeks in Ladbroke Grove. From trad klezmer to eclectic doyne-ish - you get to choose the repertoire and help arrange the music.
Info: William Millis: e-mail:williamillis@hotmail.com; 020 8969 7019
Sessions £4 each
From Ladbroke Grove tube: cross over & walk under the motorway to your left-then turn right into Thorpe Close. Look for a balcony & come upstairs. Buses: 7, 15, 23, 52, 295 & 452.

Sunday 25 January 2009
Doors open 7.15pm. First dance at 7.45pm

Hopkele!

Klezmer dance with live band
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Dancing! Doughnuts! Live klezmer!! The popular klezmer keilidh returns for its third annual jamboree. Guy Schalom leads and teaches Yiddish dances, with Ilana Cravitz on fiddle and the Hopkele House Band: Ros Hawley (clarinet), Yair Schleider (accordion), and Paul Moylan (bass). See the Hopkele Productions Homepage: http://www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm
Tickets £12 full price; £10 concs and advance booking. Online booking with e-tickets is at http://www.ilanacravitz.com/shop.html, or you can book by post via 0771 494 5971.
http://www.ilanacravitz.com/hopkele.htm
Posted by jmwc at 01:27 PM

November 30, 2008

KlezKamp Plucked Strings and Cantorial Melodies December 21-26, 2008

Jeff Warshauer willl be teaching special hands-on workshops for plucked string players: 1) A hands-on workshop for any plucked string instrument, covering specific techniques for playing klezmer/Yiddish music, and 2) A mandolin orchestra open to plucked or struck string instrumentalists, plus singers. Also an advanced hands-on workshop for improvisers and composers (both instrumentalists and singers) addressing Jewish Cantorial modality and improvisation. KlezKamp is an amazing week of study and fun... don't miss it!
December 21-26, 2008!
http://www.livingtraditions.org/docs/index_kk.htm
Posted by jmwc at 07:35 PM

November 20, 2008

Open Sing -- Judas Maccabaeus by Handel

Zamir Chorale of Boston invites you to its third annual Open Sing
on Sunday, Dec.7, 3:00 pm
at Temple Reyim,
1860 Washington Street., Newton, MA
Featuring choruses from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus and synagogue motets of Italian composer Salamone Rossi, presented by Prof. Joshua Jacobson.
Admission: $10; $8 for students and seniors. Tickets available at the door only.
Scores available for all participants.
Listeners welcome too!
Posted by jmwc at 04:27 PM

November 04, 2008

Hop to Klezmer Workshops in London

Sunday 9 November 2008
Klezmer Workshop
12 - 1pm
London Klezmer Session
1 - 4pm
The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, N1
London klezmer session every second Sunday of the month. Bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too...
Info and tunes http://www.ilanacravitz.com/jams.html .
Next date: Sunday 21 December (NB DATE IS THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH!)
Workshop £5; Jam £1.


Sunday 23 November 2008
5.30 - 9pm
Klezmer Barn Dance
Amersham Common Village Hall, 24 White Lion Road, Amersham HP7 9JD

Come along and dance your socks off at this fun event for grown-ups, kids and all those in-between. With dance leading from Ilana Cravitz and live music from the Hopkele House Band: Susi Evans (clarinet), Matt Bacon (guitar) and Paul Moylan (bass).
Information and bookings: 07879 625850.
Tickets £14 adults, £6 for children under 12; £30 for family (2 adults + 2 children under 12)
First dance: 6pm; food from 6.45pm.
Getting there: http://maps.google.co.uk to Amersham Common Village Hall

Monday 24 November 2008
7.30 - 9.30pm
NEW London Klezmer Orchestra
Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close,
Ladbroke Grove,
London W10 5XL
Join a Klezmer Orchestra that meets every couple of weeks in Ladbroke Grove. Next date: 15 December.
Info: William Millis: e-mail:-williamillis@hotmail.com; 020 8969 7019
Sessions £4 each

From Ladbroke Grove tube: cross over & walk under the motorway to your left-then turn right into Thorpe Close. Look for a balcony & come upstairs. Buses: 7, 15, 23, 52, 295 & 452.

Wednesday 3 December 2008
from 7pm

Winter warmer: klezmer, mulled wine and new books at Pages of Hackney
Pages of Hackney, 70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5
Pop in to Hackney's newest independent bookshop and enjoy live klezmer music with Ilana Cravitz (violin) and James Siverly (accordion), hot drinks and an opportunity to browse the latest titles and buy presents in a convivial environment. Buy Ilana's book and support your local bookseller at the same time!
Free entry



Sunday 25 January 2009
Doors open 7.15pm. First dance at 7.45

Hopkele!
Klezmer dance with live band
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY
The popular klezmer keilidh returns for a third annual jamboree. Guy Schalom leads and teaches Yiddish dances, with Ilana Cravitz on fiddle and the Hopkele House Band. See Hopkele Productions homepage

Tickets £12 full price; £8 concs. Online booking with e-tickets, or postal booking via 0771 494 5971 opens 15 November 2008.

Posted by jmwc at 12:44 PM

October 09, 2008

free open house

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7 PM.
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
Free Open house: Tuesday, October 28, from 7-9 PM
Seven paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: November 4, 11, 18 and 25, December 2, 9 and 16.
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all seven sessions: $180
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).
For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271 or email: dschneider@circle.org
Posted by jmwc at 10:37 PM

July 02, 2008

KlezKamp Road Show

Sunday July 13
at the Center for Jewish History
15 W 16th Street, NYC
12:30pm--6:00pm classes, workshops.
7:00pm-8:30pm dance party

The workshops feature classes on Yiddish dance, culture, women's songs, radio, community, papercutting, visual arts and more.
For reservations, Call: phone: (212) 532-8202
or Email: info@livingtraditions.org

Living Traditions 207 W. 25th Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: (212) 532-8202 fax: (212) 473-8096
www. livingtraditions.org
info@livingtraditions.org

Posted by jmwc at 11:23 AM

April 15, 2008

Klezmer workshop and concert in Leeds

Sunday April 27, 2008
Workshop 10am-1pm
Performance 3:00pm

Klezmer music and Yiddish dance workshop, led by Ilana Cravitz and Guy Schalom, with members of FDT Klezmorim and guests
10:00am Workshop for all and introduction to the afternoon’s concert performance

Participants and observers will learn about the historical background and cultural context of this Jewish music and the associated dances. They will then have the opportunity to gain hands-on (or feet-on!) experience, choosing either to study the music (style, ornamentation, accompaniment) in more depth, or to learn some of the dances with experienced dance leader and drummer Guy Schalom, with live music from members of the band. No previous knowledge of klezmer music or dance required. Instrumentalists should be grade 4 equivalent or above.

3:00pm Afternoon Concert: FDT Klezmorim - Bessarabia – London – Philadelphia: Klezmer from Old World to New, and back again

A journey beyond the borders of time and space with a programme of old and new ‘traditional’ Jewish music crossing the boundaries between Orient and Occident. Featuring Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), John Bone (accordion), Matt Bacon (bazouki/guitar), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul Tkachenko (bass).

Tickets: £12 adult (£8 concessions); £3 students and young people.
Information and booking form:
http://www.ilanacravitz.com/calendar.html
Posted by jmwc at 11:42 AM

KLEZMER PARIS -- 2008

KLEZMER PARIS - 2008
Musique juive d'Europe centrale / Jewish music from Central Europe

Stage de musique instrumentale / Music workshop
Stage de chant yiddish et de danse / Yiddish song and dance workshop
Stage pour enfants et juniors / Kids and juniors classes

Du 7 au 11 juillet 2008 - July 7th - 11th, 2008

Simultanés et avec de nombreuses passerelles, ces trois stages de musique juive d'Europe de l'Est seront animés par des artistes de renommée internationale :
The three parallel courses (with common activities) - klezmer music, Yiddish songs and nigunim, and Jewish dances of Eastern Europe - are all led by internationally known musicians :

Marthe DESROSIERES (France - France) - coordination musicale, flûte, activités pour enfants / musical coordination, flute / juniors activities
Shura LIPOVSKY (Pays-Bas / Netherlands) - direction du stage de chant, chant, danse / director of the song workshop, vocals - dance
Lauren BRODY (Etats-Unis / United States) - accordéon, chant / accordion, vocals
Arkady GENDLER (Ukraine - Ukraina) - chant / vocals
Henri GRUVMAN (France - France) - théâtre, cinéma / theater, cinema
Merlin SHEPHERD (Grande Bretagne - Great Britain) - clarinettes / clarinets
Polina SHEPHERD (Grande Bretagne - Great Britain) - chant choral, piano / vocals, piano
Jake SHULMAN-MENT (Etats-Unis / United States) - violon / violin
Michal SVIRONI (France - France) - théâtre, marionnettes / theater, pupets

Et leurs assistants / and their assistants

Au programme : ateliers, conférences, master classes, jams, spectacles ... certaines animations seront ouvertes au grand public.
Program : daily workshop in singing, dancing and instrumental music, master classes, talks and lectures, jam sessions and performances. Les cours sont donnés en français et anglais / classes are given in both French and English.

INSCRIVEZ-VOUS VITE ! REGISTER NOW !

Informations détaillées et bulletin d'inscription / more information and application form:
http://www.yiddishweb.com
Tél : + 33 (0)1 47 00 14 00 - Fax : + 33 (0)1 47 00 14 47
Posted by jmwc at 11:17 AM

January 03, 2008

Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble Open House

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 7 PM.
Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Free Open house: Tuesday, January 15, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: January 22 and 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26
*Play wonderful music while making new friends and having a great time!
* Open to all instrumentalists who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).
For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271 or email: dschneider@circle.org
Posted by jmwc at 11:41 PM

October 21, 2007

Free Open House at Workmen's Circle

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house on Tuesday, October 23, at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Free Open house: Tuesday, October 23, from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, November 27, December 11.
Please note that, due to Khanuke, there will be NO session on December 4.
* Open to all players of musicians who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
* Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Single session class fee: $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or those attending all six sessions: $150
Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

For more information, please contact Dana Schneider at 212 889-6800 x 271 or email: dschneider@circle.org
Posted by jmwc at 05:56 PM

June 05, 2007

The Zemel Choir Celebrates in Song

CELEBRATE WITH SONG– The Zemel Choir, in association with Jewish Music Institute and the BBC "Play it Again" campaign

Do you enjoy singing?
Would you like to sing in a choir?
Join The ZEMEL Choir together with Pandemonium and the JFS Choir for workshops 10 June (:& a concert 17 June St John's, Smith Square 7.30pm. They specially welcome people who have experience of singing, but have never had the opportunity to join a choir – also experienced choristers - both Jewish and non-Jewish - who would like to experience the rich tradition of Jewish choral music. If you would like to sing in one of these groups, and to experience the pleasure of singing Jewish choral music, please enrol 020 8236 0317 (evenings), or e-mail celebratewithsong@hotmail.com

Workshops:
10 June 10am-5.45pm
Dragon Hall, 17 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LT
Workshops for Intermediate and Experienced choral groups Massed choir workshop Vocal workshop with acclaimed choral conductor Mike Brewer Cost for Workshop participants: £30 (including concert ticket)

Concert
17th June 2007 7.30pm
St John’s, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
Featuring performances by the Zemel Choir, Pandemonium (a choir for young adults) and the JFS Choir. It will also feature performances by choral groups formed specially for the occasion, and by a massed choir consisting of all the workshop participants and other choristers. Concert Tickets £8 - £17 £8. £12, £17 (concessions -10%) from the Box Office, 020 7222 1061.

Visit our website at www.the- zemel-choir.org or phone our membership secretary on +44 (0)20-8868 8423.

Celebrate with Song is a new venture by the Zemel Choir, promoted in association with JMI and the BBC "Play it Again" Campaign. It aims to encourage participation in Jewish choral music amongst adults of all ages, and of varying experience. Supported by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation

The Zemel Choir, established in the UK by Dudley Cohen in 1955, is proud of its international reputation as one of the world s finest mixed voice Jewish choirs. Our wide ranging repertoire embraces all the traditional Jewish cultures, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Yiddish and Israeli. ZC regularly performs in major venues throughout the U.K. and overseas, and besides singing well known favourites, are particularly proud to present new music, often specially commissioned, from contemporary composers.

TV and Radio appearances in the UK include:

2005- BBC1 TV Songs of Praise Holocaust Day broadcast.
2001- Radio 4 s Holocaust Day edition of Sunday Worship
1990-The Expressions of Reconciliation and Hope service in York Minster.
1986- Live television and radio broadcast of Kaddish for Terezin from Canterbury Cathedral.

Over the years the Zemel Choir have made many recordings, the most recent of which The English Tradition of Jewish Choral Music conducted by Robert Max with Cantor Moshe Haschel was described as a fascinating and beautifully performed selection of synagogue music from the 19th and 20th centuries .

The Zemel Choir have recently completed a European Tour and have in the past performed in the U.S.A., Canada, Israel, and Eastern and Western Europe, and in 1993 participated in the Polish Holocaust Memorial ceremonies in Warsaw and Treblinka to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. At the 1996 Zimriyah Choral Festival in Jerusalem the Choir was invited to sing at the opening ceremony concert which was broadcast live on Israel Radio.

Plans for the near future include 3 concerts in London before the end of 2006 and beyond that a possible tour of Western Europe in the spring of 2007.

The Choir has maintained its reputation as a result of professional musical direction, and a strong commitment to rehearsals by its members. We come together not only to sing, but to be part of a warm and friendly social group. We are always happy to welcome new members, and to find out more about us, visit our website at www.the- zemel-choir.org or phone our membership secretary on +44 (0)20-8868 8423.

Posted by jmwc at 01:16 AM

March 22, 2007

New Mexico's Congregation Has Soaring Heart

Albuquerque New Mexico's Congregation Nahalat Shalom presents Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Shefa Gold in "Soaring Souls/New Mexico's Congregation A Weekend of Prayer and Song."

Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Friday evening, April 6th through Saturday evening, April 7th Congregation Nahalat Shalom in Albuquerque New Mexico will present Rabbi David Zaslow and Rabbi Shefa Gold in a weekend of prayer and song. The event will open on Friday evening, April 6th with a Kabbalat Shabbat service. On Saturday, April 7th there are 3 events: A Shabbat Service starting at 10AM, a study session at 2PM and at 7PM there will be Havdallah and a family concert with music, poetry and storytelling. All events are free and open to everyone and will take place at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, which is located at 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW in Albuquerque. The event is to preview and to give people a taste of the upcoming ALEPH Kallah which will take place in Albuquerque from July 2nd -8th http://www.aleph.org/kallah.html The Kallah is a biennial gathering, drawing Jews from around the world for a week of engaging classes, prayer, music and celebration. Rabbi David Zaslow was ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in 1995. He is currently the spiritual leader of Havurah Shir Hadash in Ashland, Oregon. He is the author of many books of poetry including his most recent collection "Thou Shalt Wander Forty Years." In addition, he is the editor of the prayerbook called "Ivdu et Hashem b'Simcha" which was adopted by Congregation Nahalat Shalom last year.

Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in Aleph: the Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She is the director of C-DEEP, The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Shefa composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayerbooks. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community Building, Meditation, and trains Chant Leaders in Kol Zimra, a two year program for rabbis, cantors and lay leaders. She is also on the faculty of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Shefa combines her grounding in Judaism with a background in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Native American spiritual traditions to make her uniquely qualified as a spiritual bridge celebrating the shared path of devotion. She is the author of Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land, published by Ben Yehuda Press.

Here are brief descriptions of the events:

Friday Evening: "The Song of Songs: Exploring the Landscape of Love" -

"The whole Torah is Holy," says Rabbi Akiva, "but The Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies." Furthermore he said that "Had the Torah not been given, we could live our lives by the Song of Songs." What would it mean to place this erotic, sensual, sexually explicit and most beautiful poem at the center of our tradition? What would it mean to live our lives by the Song of Songs? These are the questions that Jewish mystics have wrestled with for thousands of years. In this Kabbalat Shabbat service, we will enter into the landscape of this Sacred Song through the practices of chant, meditation, and the contemplation of our path as Lovers.

Saturday Morning: "Davvenology: Soaring Within the Divine" - The word "davvenen" is a Yiddish word for prayer that derives from the word "divine." Davvenology is simply the "knowledge of prayer." Rabbi David will use the morning service to demonstrate a series of prayer techniques that can make our synagogue experiences more profound and meaningful. As the editor of the prayerbook used at Nahalat Shalom, Rabbi David will take us on a four-world journey through the stages of prayer that correspond to the body, heart, mind, and soul.

Afternoon - After lunch Rabbi Shefa and Rabbi David will lead a workshop together where they will share techniques for developing personal spiritual practices based on the prayerbook and kabbalah.

Saturday evening: "Jew-Bilation" - family concert and Havdallah. Rabbi Shefa and Rabbi David are known throughout the country for their joyous and inspiring concerts. The evening will be filled with songs, stories, teachings, and poetry.

Contact:
Rabbi Deborah Brin
Congregation Nahalat Shalom
3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505)343-8227
rabbi@nahalatshalom.org
www.nahalatshalom.org
Posted by jmwc at 11:32 PM

March 18, 2007

free open house at Workmen's Circle NY

The Workmen's Circle Klezmer Ensemble will be holding a free open house next Tuesday, March 20, at 7 PM.

Led by famed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer
Free Open house: Tuesday, March 20 from 7-9 PM
Six paid sessions, Tuesdays at 7 PM: March 27, April 17 and 24; May 1, 8 and 15.

* Open to all players of musicians who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
* Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
* Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
* Develop tools for improvisation
* Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

Please note that because of Passover, there will not be sessions on April 1 or 8.

Single session $30. Discount for Workmen's Circle members and/or attending all five sessions.

Sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33 Street, Manhattan (between Park and Madison).

For more information, please contact Elana Alfred at 212 889-6800. elana@circle.org

Posted by jmwc at 12:22 PM

February 25, 2007

Clarinets in Safed this Summer

Looking for something great to do in Israel this summer? If you are a clarinetist you can find the perfect way to learn, have fun, and play great music. The 4th annual celebration of classical, jazz and klezmer music is once again being led in the old city of Safed by Giora Feidman. Experience instruction, master classes and performances from August 6-13 in Safed, Israel. For details, see the http://www.jmwc.org/pdf/KlezmerinSafedAugust07.pdfflyer (it's a pdf file so you need Adobe Acrobat to open).
Posted by jmwc at 11:02 AM

January 05, 2007

Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer in NY

Free Open House this coming Tuesday, January 9, from 7-9 PM
Followed by a 6-week session - Tuesdays - January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13 and 20
Hands-On Workshop
- Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
- Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
- Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
- Develop tools for improvisation
- Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene
- Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least an intermediate level.

The open house and all sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd Street (between Park and Madison), Manhattan.
$150 for all 6 sessions
Members: $25 per session
Non-members $30 per session
For more information contact:
Lisa Stein
New York Regional Director
Workmen's Circle
45 E. 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
212-889-6800 x271
212-532-7518 - fax
lwstein@circle.org
www.circle.org
Posted by jmwc at 02:49 PM

October 10, 2006

Afro-Semitic Experience in Boston

The Afro-Semitic Experience is making its Boston debut this Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. They will be playing at Cathedral High School, 74 Union Park Street, Boston.
At 2:30 Baba Coleman and Babafemi Alvin Carter, Jr. will be presenting a drumming workshop for the students and then at 6:30 will be the concert.

Joining this concert will be special guests Art Blakey, alumnus Kalim Zarif on piano (Warren is in Nepal!!) and Paradox Trio's very own Matt Darriau on clarinet and sax. Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more info please call 617-542-2325.

Tell your friends and invite them to join in, as this is a low key (but hi-energy) event.
Posted by jmwc at 03:12 PM

June 25, 2006

A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World

Zalman Mlotek, director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater, and his actors will present a sampler of Yiddish music and theater, during a lecture and performance entitled, A Musical Tour of the East European Jewish World , on Wednesday, June 28, from 7pm to 8:30pm as part of a 3 day program on Eastern European Jewish history and Yiddish culture.

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research will sponsor a unique three-day educational training program in Eastern European Jewish history and Yiddish culture (EPYC), beginning Tuesday, June 27 through Thursday June 29, 2006, at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St., New York City). The EPYC Educators Seminar will introduce lead educators to YIVO's wealth of cultural treasures and educational resources. Thanks to major funding by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., a broad group of educators from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Lithuania and Israel will participate in a series of lectures and workshops presented by renowned scholars. Lecturers include, among others, Professor Michael Stanislawski of Columbia University, Dr. Samuel Kassow of Trinity College, Professor Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett of New York University.

For more information on EPYC, visit http://epyc.yivo.org. For more information on YIVO programs and events, visit www.yivo.org.

Posted by jmwc at 01:30 PM

May 18, 2006

Cantorial Summer School Progressive Tradition 2006

The Sabbath in the Progressive Tradition
L'chu N'ran'nah L'Adonai - Come let us sing to the Eternal One!
A four-day intensive course for synagogue musicians, worship leaders, choir directors, and all lovers of Jewish music.
Course Director, Cantor Josee Wolff (New York)
Sunday 18 June - Wednesday 21 June 2006
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, London, W1
Full rate: £165 students rate £120. Daily rate: £45
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
e-mail: jewishmusic@jmi.org.uk
Website: www.jmi.org.uk

Josée Wolf the charismatic cantor of New York returns by popular demand to look intensively at the Sabbath in the progressive tradition. She says: During this course we will:

* Study the history and structure of Shabbat liturgy
* explore the use of traditional synagogue modes in contemporary worship
* learn congregational melodies for the Kabbalat Shabbat service
* discuss integration of choirs into the services
* experience how music can be midrash
* and much more...

Come and refine your skills, share your experience and learn some new music that is guaranteed to enhance the services in your synagogue.
A must for anyone leading services on Shabbat.
Full rate: £165 students rate £120. Daily rate: £45
Registration and more details Tel: 020 8909 2445
e-mail: jewishmusic@jmi.org.uk
Website: http://www.jmi.org.uk/

Posted by jmwc at 04:28 PM

January 09, 2006

Free Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer!

Free Open House Tuesday, January 10, 2006 from 7-9 PM

Followed by a 6-week session - Tuesdays - January 17, 24, 31,
and February 4, 14, 21

Hands-On Workshop

- Study with an internationally recognized master instructor

- Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition

- Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists

- Develop tools for improvisation

- Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene

- Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least an

intermediate level.



The open house and all sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45
East 33rd Street (between Park and Madison), Manhattan.

Members $140; per session $25

Non-members $170; per session $30



For more information contact:



Karina Weinstein

Workmen's Circle

45 E. 33rd Street

New York, NY 10016

212-889-6800 x215

212-532-7518 - fax

karina@circle.org

www.circle.org

Posted by jmwc at 05:18 PM

October 16, 2005

Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer

Free Open House Tuesday, November 1, 2005 from 7-9 PM
Followed by a 5-week session - Tuesdays - November 8, 15, 22, 29 and December 6
Hands-On Workshop
*Study with an internationally recognized master instructor
*Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
*Develop tools for improvisation
*Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene
*Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least an intermediate level.
The open house and all sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd Street (between Park and Madison), Manhattan.
Members $125; per session $25
Non-members $145; per session $30

Posted by jmwc at 04:04 PM

September 19, 2005

DONA-FEST in Moscow

DONA-FEST, March 12-17, 2006

The Moscow Centre of Culture and Education "Euro-Class" announces the 2nd International Jewish Music festival-seminar "Dona-Fest, 2006" which will take place in Moscow from March 12-17, 2006.
For more information:

Center Euro-Class, 115093, Moscow, Stremyanniy per., 33/35, Russia call (007 095) 764-42-21 (Anatoly Pinsky) E-mail Dona Fest dona-fest@mail.ru or
go to the website for more info:
www.dona-dona.ru

The seminar programme includes:

* vocal and instrumental master classes;
* lectures on Yiddish and Ashkenazi culture;
* Jewish theatre and drama classes;
* Jewish folk dance;
* regular jam sessions;
* round table discussions, exchanging experience and knowledge;
The teachers:

- Grammy Award nominee and world famous Yiddish singer Adrianne Cooper ( USA ),
- Former musical director of the Royal National Theatre and The Shakespeare Globe theatre, one of the leading performers of traditional Klezmer music Merlin Shepherd (Great Britain),
- Founder of The flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, composer and a famous jazz pianist Marylin Lerner ( Canada ),
- Leading European Jewish choir teacher and composer Polina Shepherd ( Great Britain ),
- European klezmer violin virtuosi Stas Rayko and Mark Kovnatsky ( Germany ),
- Drama art teacher and a popular Russian Jewish singer and actress Alina Ivakh ( Russia ).

Posted by jmwc at 10:41 PM

Klezmer Paris Workshops

Klezmer in Paris
October 22-26
Klezmer workshop

Programme: Vocal, dance and instrumental workshops, masterclasses, lectures, jam sessions
Information and registration:
Maison de la culture Yiddish Bibliotheque Mede
m 18, passage Saint-Pierre Amelot
F-75011 PARIS
Tel. 00 33 (0)1 47 00 14 00 /Fax: 00 33 (0)1 47 00 14 47
Site: www.yiddishweb.com

Posted by jmwc at 10:37 PM

June 09, 2005

THE NORTH AMERICAN JEWISH CHORAL FESTIVAL

The Premiere Jewish Choral Event

* Daily Community Sings conducted by some of the greatest talents on the Jewish musical scene
* One-, two-, and three-day workshops with leading clinicians
* Outstanding evening concerts
* Special presentations for listeners
* Instant ensembles for all singing participants
* Fun, friendship and learning

The 2005 Hallel V'Zimrah Award will be given to GIL ALDEMA, noted Israeli arranger & composer and winner of the 2000 Israel Prize, on Wednesday night, July 13th.

DATE: July 10-14
LOCATION: Hudson Valley Resort & Spa Kerhonkson, NY

Register Now! http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=akkqjjbab.0.exvbcabab.thn9h4aab.619&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zamirfdn.org

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FINE TUNING: Adventures in Music
Monday July 11th: Choral Music of Gil Aldema

A special group sing featuring arrangements and original selections written--and conducted by Israel- prize winner Gil Aldema who receives the Zamir Choral Foundation's 2005 Hallel V'Zimrah award on Wednesday night.

Tuesday July 12th: Praise and Testimony Praise and Prayer
Eavesdrop on a probing conversation about the power and commonality of music in worship and prayer between Brother Dennis Slaughter, dynamic director of the Boston Community Choir, and Matthew Lazar, Founder and Director of the Zamir Choral Foundation and its North American Jewish Choral Festival.

Wednesday July 13th: Putting It Together: Master Class in Small Ensemble Singing

A special workshop with the internationally acclaimed virtuoso vocal sextet, The Western Wind, that will help you find the key to blending in small singing groups. Space limited.

Contact us today and get your registration in before the June 13 deadline!

Posted by jmwc at 02:39 PM

May 03, 2005

Austa Klezmer Workshop

Brighton, Australia, May 8
AUSTA KLEZMER WORKSHOP
Sun. 2-4pm
Australian String Teacher's Association
Brighton Grammar School
90 Outer Crescent
Brighton, Victoria
$20 non members/$15 AUSTA members/$10 concession
Enquiries Christine Leslie-Pfitzner 9568 4061

Posted by jmwc at 03:16 PM

March 15, 2005

Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer!

Free Open House Tuesday, March 15, 2005 from 7-9 PM
5-week session - Tuesdays - 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19
Members $115; per session $25
Non-members $140; per session $30
Hands-On Workshop
- Study with an internationally recognized master instructor Jeff Warshauer
- Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition
- Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists
- Develop tools for improvisation
- Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene
- Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least an intermediate level.
The open house and all sessions will take place at the Workmen's Circle, 45 East 33rd Street (between Park and Madison), Manhattan.
For more information contact:
Lisa Stein
New York Regional Director
Workmen's Circle
45 E. 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
212-889-6800 x271
212-532-7518 - fax
lwstein@circle.org
www.circle.org

Posted by jmwc at 04:13 PM

February 01, 2005

workshop with German Goldenshteyn

Thursday, Feb 3, 2005, the Congress for Jewish Culture will sponsor its monthly Kavhoyz - a Klezmer Dance Workshop with the band: Matt Temkin on drums, German Goldenshteyn on clarinet, Joey Weissenberg on guitar.

In Temple Beth Elohim, (Garfield Temple)
274 Garfield Pl. Corner 8th ave. in BROOKLYN.
7:45 PM.
$7.00 includes coffee and cake
take the 2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza.
info: 212-505-8040

Posted by jmwc at 12:20 PM

July 25, 2004

PARIS - KLEZMER 2004

The 'Maison de la Culture Yiddish' is proud to present a superb programme of klezmer studies: PARIS - KLEZMER 2004
27 - 31 August, 2004
Summer School - Jewish Music of Central Europe
Classes will be held in English and French
* Masterclasses
* Lectures
* Jams

PARIS - KLEZMER 2004an exceptional faculty team :
David KRAKUER- clarinet, the 'new klezmer', phrasing and ornamentation, improvisation,special klezmer effects types of dance,american klezmer repertoire etc.
Jack Yankl FALK-voice, clarinet, nigunim, Hazanut , relationship between other traditional jewish music and klezmer, chassidic melodies,european klezmer repertoire etc.
Josh DOLGIN (DJ SoCalled) - accordion, piano, sound machine, hip-hop klezmer, dance accompaniment, special klezmer effects for rhythm and harmony sections.
This course is OPEN TO ALL !
Musicians with a sufficient level of competence on their instrument to feel comfortable in learning how to interpret klezmer and the particular techniques involved.

Singers who would like to develop their knowledege of yiddish folklore, 'Hazanat' and the relationship between traditional jewish vocal music and klezmer music.

Listeners for whom the pleasure is in listening to klezmer and discovering more about it.

Course Fee - 320 euros (students under 30 with proof of status 250 euros)
To receive the complete programme and booking form please contact:
Estelle HULACK
Maison de la Culture Yiddish - Biblioth豵e Medem
Parizer yidish-tsenter - Medem Bibliotek
18, passage Saint-Pierre Amelot
75011 PARIS
T鬮 : + 33 1 47 00 14 00
Fax : +33 1 47 00 14 47
web site: www.yiddishweb.com

Posted by jmwc at 11:44 AM

May 18, 2004

4th Open Workshop of MUSICNETWORK

Call for Proposal, Papers, Expositions
Integration of Music in Multimedia Applications
http://www.interactivemusi cnetwork.org/events/Fourth_OpenWorkshop_2004/MUSICNETWORK-4th-Open-Works hop-plan-v1-2.html http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/
Read on for more information:

Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
15th-16th September 2004
http://dmag.u pf.es/wedelmusic2004/Documents/Location.html Co-located with WEDELMUSIC 2004 Conference: http://www.upf.edu/wedelmusic2004/
You are invited to participate at the Workshop and to contribute to the sessions.
With the support of the European Commission, the MUSICNETWORK project has been created to explore the applications and integration of interactive multimedia technologies for Music, enabling inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations and networking, bridging many important sectors, including cultural, commercial, industrial, research and academic. End users are discovering the multimedia experience, and thus, traditional music models are going to be overcome and replaced by their integration with multimedia, audiovisual and cross media. Thus the aim is to put together industry actors and innovative technology providers to help the music industry to overcome the present problems with the innovation.

The theme of the 4th Open Workshop is the Integration of Music in Multimedia applications. Currently many new music-related applications are strongly impacting and attracting the market. Most of them will become more and more widespread in a short time due to users demand. Among most addressed sectors the one presenting more notable form of integration between music and multimedia there are: music education (notation tools integrating multimedia, educational paradigms, tools, distance learning, mobile learning, etc.); music management in libraries (modeling, navigation, metadata, content description, etc., MPEG-7), entertainment (animation, synchronisation, etc., SMIL ); music and multimedia music distribution and protection (watermarking, fingerprint, MPEG-21); valorization of cultural heritage (modeling, restring, etc.); electronic consumer applications: piano keyboards with symbolic music representation and audiovisual capabilities, electronic lecterns, i-TV; mobile applications for education and entertainment (cellular phones, PDA, tablet PC, etc.).

In the current Internet and Multimedia age other applications are strongly attracting market attention and most of them will become soon widespread in short time. The integration of symbolic music representation in MPEG could completely satisfy users requirements for properly handling such issue into tools, allowing to integrate into a single model the powerful one of MPEG for multimedia, representation, coding and playback. The integration of symbolic music representation with MPEG or other multimedia standards will open the way for a large number of new applications and markets related to the above applications. This initiative may increase the current market for symbolic music representation, which is mainly dedicated to sheet music production. It may also open the path to creating very interesting new applications, and to increase the power and flexibility of those applications that already use both multimedia and symbolic music representation. MPEG has relevant standards in this area such as MPEG-4 for the audio visual objects, MPEG-7 for the description of audio visual content for archives, and MPEG-21 for the Digital Rights Management and distribution of digital audiovisual.

At present, there is a lack of an integrated Music Notation/Representation standard with multimedia. The aim of this workshop is to make a further step towards a proper standardizing of a Music Notation/Representation Model. The MUSICNETWORK has worked very hard to create the conditions for a Call for Proposals/Technologies within MPEG with the aim of exploiting the MPEG framework for integrating Music Notation/Representation in several innovative applications. As a results an MPEG Ad Hoc Group on Symbolic Music Representation has been created, a large set of requirements and innovative applications have been identified and a call for technology can be launched. All this material can be recovered from: http://www.interactive musicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/ http://www.interactivemusicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/W6457%20%28Draft%20CfP%2 0Symbolic%20Music%20Representation%29.doc

To this end, the next Open Workshop of the MUSICNETWORK will be mainly focused on the integration of MUSIC and MULTIMEDIA in an effective CROSS MEDIA. Several different formats and media may share the same information and grant navigation, synchronization and stable relationships establishment.

The 4th Open Workshop will be organized around the following sections. For each section we are open to receive proposals and contributions: Applications and Technical papers, chairs: Jerome Barthelemy (IRCAM, Jerome.Barthelemy@ircam.fr), David Crombie (FNB, dcrombie@fnb.nl), David Fuschi (ILABS, d.fuschi@giuntilabs.it), Giuseppe Nicotra (ARCA, nicotra@dodiesis.com). The topic of interests for the Application session is wide ranging. For this section, we are going to accept papers and proposals from Experts and from Industries coming from different areas of music for finals user applications and/or innovative technologies. Proposals may be Industrial presentations of music applications or experts papers. The session will be focused on current applications, case-studies, applications scenarios, latest development, as well as future directions, innovative technologies. It includes, but not limited to the following areas: o Education, cooperative work, distance learning, mobile learning, etc. o Entertainment, consumer electronics, music and games, animation, synchronization, etc. o cultural heritage, exploitation of cultural assets, archives, museums, restoration, etc. o music distribution and protection, fingerprint, monitoring, business models, mobiles, etc. o music exploitation, economical impacts of content fruition on new media, etc. o accessibility and culture, technology for supporting accessibility, etc. o music modeling and representation, etc. These interdisciplinary domains share one common point the applications of science and technologies in Music or the applications of Music in interactive multimedia domains MPEG SMR, Symbolic Music Representation, Call for Technology, Chairs: Paolo Nesi (DSI, nesi@dsi.unifi.it), Giorgio Zoia (EPFL, Giorgio.Zoia@epfl.ch). The idea of this section is to provide support to industries and groups that intent to respond at the Call for Technology of MPEG regarding the SMR http://www.interactive musicnetwork.org/mpeg-ahg/. The work activities in this section will be mainly devoted in making clear what MPEG forum expects in response to the CALL and what the MPEG could provide in terms of benefits and return of investment to these companies. The registration to this event is strongly suggested, and should be accompanied by a simple document including a list of possible questions or point that you are interested to see discussed during this section. The major points will be: o Presentation of the MPEG SMR Call for Technology, aims and goals o Presentations of the proponents o Open discussion to support proposers Exposition Area, Demonstrations and papers, chairs: Kia Ng (UNIVLEEDS, k.c.ng@leeds.ac.uk), Martin Schmucker (FHGIGD, mschmuck@igd.fhg.de). For this section, we are going to accept exposition proposals on all the topics of the previous section. Proposals may be related to commercial products or Research Results ready to be exploitable from the industry. The proposals have to be provided by submitting a description of the application tool, or submitting a CD or by allowing a download from a WWW site. The proposal has to include a description of the needed space and tools to give a demonstration (tables, power, poster space, time, etc.), the names of the person/people that will present the application and their short biography (10 lines), and the material that will be made available for the attendees of the exposition. Tutorials/Survey on Music/Multimedia Technologies, chairs: Pierfrancesco Bellini (DSI, pbellini@dsi.unifi.it), Frencesco Spadoni (RIGEL, spadoni@rigel.li.it): For this section, we are going to accept tutorial and review proposals. They have to be provided including a short description of the Tutorial/Survey describing the state of the art of a sector or of a specific technology: the context of the tutorial, the speaker with a short CV (short biography, 20 lines), if the tutorial has been already given in other places, the duration, the number of slides, the technical support needed, etc. The most requested arguments are reported in the following but not limited to them: o MPEG-4 Audio/SA o MPEG-4 System o Optical Imaging, Optical Music Recognition o Best practices in Music Education o Best Practices in saving analog audio end restoring o .. You are invited to participate at the Workshop and to contribute to the above sessions. Free registration, please do via the WWW site of the MUSICNETWORK. The registration is not mandatory but is strongly suggested, we need to set up suitable logistic support for the right number of participants. http://www.interactivemusicnetw ork.org/

Submission of your proposal by 28th of May 2004
* To be sent at the corresponding chairs (see email addresses above), in MS-WORD or PDF formats * To be also sent at musicnetwork@dsi.unifi.it * To be submitted according to the above description with the number of pages suggested below. * To be submitted with the dates reported below Please note that all the submissions will be published on the WWW site of the MUSICNETWORK. If you dont agree on this kind of publication please inform the MUSICNETWORK in the accompanying letter to the submission. Different types of contributions are welcome: * Tutorials/Surveys (4 to 8 page of proposal) * Application and Technical Papers (2 to 10 pages) * Exposition and Demonstrations (1 page summary) * MPEG SMR Symbolic Music Representation: (a list of topics to be discussed) Important deadlines * Deadline for submission: 28 May 2004 * Paper selection results: 15 June 2004 * Full paper submission: 28 July 2004 * Workshop: 15 September 2004 As usual, the MUSICNETWORK will economically support a number of speakers according to the quality of their proposal, to the relevance of the topic proposed, etc. The selection will be operated on the basis of the proposal. In addition, the MUSICNETWORK is going to invite a given number of experts, asking them to attend the meeting to give their contribution in the above mentioned topics. The latter are a sort of keynote speakers on the Conference topics and are not in competition with the former.

Jrme Barthlemy
jerome.barthelemy@ircam.fr
01 44 78 15 53
Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique
http://www.ircam.fr

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April 30, 2004

KlezKanada

KlezKanada's website at www.klezkanada.com has been updated for this year's session. Klezkanada is located in Lantier Quebec, just north of Montreal.Sessions for musicians take place August 23-29. For everyone else, camp takes place August 25-29.

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April 26, 2004

Klezmer Workshop in Park Slope

A new series of the popular Klezmer Workshop in Park Slope, Brooklyn, begins with a free Open House on Thursday evening, May 6, 2004, 7:30 PM at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn. CONTACT: CANTOR JANET LEUCHTER AT (718) 768-3814 x218

Led by internationally acclaimed klezmer musician Jeff Warschauer, the 6-session series continues on Thursday evenings from May 13 through June 17. Newcomers, playing at an intermediate level or higher, are welcome. Cost is $165 for CBE members, $185 for non-members; $30/35 per-session rate.
Jeff Warschauer is internationally renowned as a mandolinist, guitarist, Yiddish singer and teacher. He is a member of the Strauss/Warschauer Duo and was a long-time member of the Klezmer Conservatory Band.
For more info, call Cantor Janet Leuchter, 718-768-3814, ext. 218 or email: jleuchter@cbebk.org

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April 21, 2004

Spring 2004 Klezmer Workshop

The Workmen's Circle announces Jeff Warschauer
Free Open House Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 PM
7 week paid session starts the following Tuesday, May 4, through June 15, 7:00 pm.
Study with an internationally recognized master instructor Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists Develop tools for improvisation Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene
Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at at least an intermediate level
Course Fee:
Member: 7 week session $160; per session $25
Non-member: 7 week session $200; per session $30
For more information or registration call: 212 889 6800 x270

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March 31, 2004

KITKA Yiddish Song Workshop

KITKA is thrilled to be hosting two Yiddish Folk Singing workshops with MICHAEL ALPERT plus two concerts and a Ukrainian Ritual Folk Song workshop with the wonderful singer/actress from Lviv, Ukraine, MARIANA SADOVSKA.
Yiddish Folk Singing Workshops with MICHAEL ALPERT.
Introduction to Yiddish Folk Singing
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
7:30 - 9:30 PM

Advanced Yiddish Folk Singing
Thursday, April 14, 2004
7:30 -9:30 PM

First Congregational Church
27th and Harrison Streets
Oakland, CA
$20 per workshop
Registration and Information: 510.444.0323 or http://www.kitka.org

MICHAEL ALPERT (voice, accordion, violin, guitar, percussion) has been a pioneering figure in the current renaissance of East European Jewish klezmer music for 25 years, and is internationally known for his performances and recordings with Brave Old World, Khevrisa, Kapelye, and David Krakauer. Raised in a Yiddish-speaking family, he is considered the finest traditional Yiddish singer of his generation, and is noted for his original Yiddish songs on contemporary themes. Alpert was musical director of the PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) Great Performances special "Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House" (1996 Emmy and Rose d'Or Awards) and its subsequent concert tours, and executive producer of the resulting CDs. A former research associate at New York's YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, Alpert has conducted extensive documentation of traditional Jewish music and dance in throughout North America and Europe. He is active as a scholar, producer and educator in the Jewish ethnomusicology and cultural history fields, and is the leading contemporary researcher and teacher of East European Jewish traditional dance. An important link between Old World Jewish musicians and the klezmer revival, he has taught and lectured at Oxford University, Columbia University, Yale University and the New England Conservatory of Music. For more information about Michael Alpert, visit: http://www.braveoldworld.com/english/

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March 21, 2004

Albuquerque Academy Klezmer Camp

June 28-July 2, 2004
Set in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the lush 300+ acre campus of Albuquerque Academy, this weeklong workshop features Veretski Pass, including tsimbalist and accordianist Josh Horowitz, fiddler Cookie Segelstein, and Stu Brotman on bass. This year we are offering optional afternoon classes including 2 sessions of Yiddish dance, a lecture and slide show on 18th and 19th C. Yiddish life, and a film screening and discussion. You can also hike on our private wilderness tract and on the many acres of public land nearby. Or you may want to explore the cultural resources of the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. More info....

This class is open to anyone who can play simple tunes on their instrument. You do not have to read music or be familiar with Klezmer style. We encourage both solo players and existing ensembles to participate. Class will run daily from 9 AM until noon with optional afternoon programs as describged above. $210.
The week will conclude with a student concert, and a concert by Cookie, Josh and Stu on Friday evening.
This weeklong workshop could be a great start or end to a southwestern summer vacation or a vacation unto itself.
For more information contact Danny Packer at (505) 828-3361, or packer@aa.edu. To register, contact the Albuquerque Academy Summer session at (505) 858-8811.

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March 11, 2004

Ta-rrrummmm...

Chicago.
Mitziut's next Jewish Drum Circle will convene for a rhythm-washed afternoon on Sunday, March 14, 2-4pm at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N Glenwood, just north of Morse on the west side of the Red Line tracks in Rogers Park. Join us for exotic beats from far off lands or quirky ones from nearby inspirations. No drum or experience required. For more info mitziut@yahoo.com

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February 19, 2004

Kol Zimra: Chant Leader's Training

Held at ELAT CHAYYIM in 99 Mill Hook Road, Accord, New York, starting August 2-8, 2004... If you are one of the many people who have been moved and transformed by Rabbi Shefa Gold's chanting practice and if you are a healer, teacher, artist or spiritual leader in your community, here is your chance to cultivate the inner qualities and learn the practical techniques that will enable you to bring that joy and meaning to others...not to mention the abundant blessings it will bring to your own spiritual life. Please feel free to pass this information on to others who might benefit from it.

Five-Week Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer

The Workmen's Circle announces Five-Week Klezmer Workshop with Jeff Warschauer Free Open House Tuesday, February 24 at 7:00 PM Five-week paid session starts the following Tuesday, March 2, and continues through March 30, 7:00 PM. Study with an internationally recognized master instructor Learn tunes from the diverse klezmer tradition Work in ensembles with other instrumentalists Develop tools for improvisation Guest instructors from the cutting edge of the contemporary klezmer scene More info...

Open to players of any instrument who play and read music at least an intermediate level Course Fee: Member: 5 week session $115; per session $25 Non-member: 5 week session $140; per session $30 For more information or registration call: 212-889-6800 x270

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January 15, 2004

Khupe

Berlin-based duo Khupe will give klezmer workshop on March 10, 2004 in Austria.... following their appearance at Vienna's remarkable Accordion Festival.

All instruments welcome! Prepare for a possibly wild session that night... For details check the website of the festival, which also hosts accordion wizzards Alan Bern & Guy Klucevsek this year: http://www.akkordeonfestival.at Or check the site of list member Ruth Schwarz' centrum in Vienna: http://members.chello.at/zentrumimwerd

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