Ilana Cravitz • klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh
 

London International Klezmer Experience

26-29 July 2020 LIKE 2020 Online (Zoom) Festival
Classes * Jamming * Concerts * Pro Skills * Dancing * KlezCafé

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LIKE 2020 Faculty & Performers

* Adrianne Greenbaum * Alicia Svigals * Avia Moore * Christina Crowder * Cookie Segelstein & Josh Horowitz * Dan Blacksberg * Deborah Strauss * Esther Tewkesbury & Gary Lancaster * Francesca Ter-Berg * Frank London * Guy Schalom * Ilana Cravitz (Festival Director)* Ilya Shneyveys * Cantor Jeff Warschauer * Josh Dolgin * Josh Middleton * Kurt & Annette Bjorling * Merlin Shepherd * Michael Winograd * Peter Sint Nicolaas * Susan Hoffman Watts * Tahir Palali * Vivi Lachs * Click here for Festival Programme & faculty biogs

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Message from Ilana Cravitz
LIKE 2020 Festival Director

Welcome to a burst of online summer klezmer joy!

We have a stellar line-up of klezmorim to educate, entertain and inform you. There's no minimum standard for participation, no geographical limits, and you don't even need to play an instrument! As well as plenty of music, the festival includes Yiddish language, dancing, film, and professional skills classes. Whilst some sessions are geared to participation at certain levels, we really mean it when we say 'access all areas'.

Sunday 26 July is the official welcome and opening concert, and then we'll start with classes right away on Monday 27 July. You can also hang out in the virtual café, or even host a break-out group on a topic of your choice....

I'll be running three sessions before the festival for those who would like to learn or refresh klezmer basics. This mini-course is free for festival participants.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

See you soon!

Ilana Cravitz
Festival Director
ilanacravitz@gmail.com

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Registration & Rates

This is a freestanding festival with few fixed costs, so all your money apart from a small percentage for tech will go directly to the faculty. We appreciate that times for some people are hard, so we're trying to keep prices down while making enough to pay the artists.

RATES Per day (Includes concert on registered day(s))

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Access all areas pass

Includes festival, pre-festival sessions, cafe, concert that day

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Supporter: £70
Standard: £60

Concs: £45

Low/no wage; 18-25 years; MU member

LIKE 2020 Concerts and individual sessions

Pay here then email ilanacravitz@gmail.com to register for passwords, stating exactly what you're booking (e.g. Tuesday concert, Kurt session 3 on Weds)

Free to those attending whole festival

Individual concert / session rates

Supporter: £15
Standard: £12.50
Conc: £10


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LIKE 2020 Festival Concerts 27, 28 July

Pay here then email ilanacravitz@gmail.com to register for passwords
Cost is £15 / £12.50 / £10 per concert or see below for discount rates for all 3
Concerts are free for those registered for LIKE 2020.

Tuesday 28 July
Duo Controverso

N.B. Zoom room opens 15 mins past the hour; concert starts 30 mins past the hour.

13:15-14.30 California
15:15-16.30 Chicago, Quito
16:15-17:30 NY
17:15-18:30 Sao Paulo
21:15-22:30 UK
22:15-23:30 Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw
23:15-00:30 Helsinki, Moscow
06:15-07:30 Melbourne, Sydney

Tuesday 28 July
Duo Controverso

Duo Controverso

Annette Bjorling (harp) and Kurt Bjorling (clarinet, basset-horn) invite you to a musical journey through different eras and styles of klezmer —  from virtuosic listening music to engaging dance rhythms.  

Based on research and musical exploration of traditional East European Yiddish wedding music, folk songs and liturgical pieces, Duo Controverso creates a unique soundscape, presenting a program to entertain, educate and elate its listeners. 

ANNETTE BJORLING (harp). ”The World’s First and Only Klezmer Harpist.” Beyond merely adapting Jewish tunes to the harp, Annette creates a unique voice that fits naturally within the idiom of Yiddish music. Annette is a member of several performing groups, including the international ensemble Myridián. She was co-director of the Klezmer Orchester (Germany). She has per-formed and taught at inter-national harp conferences and music festivals in Europe and North America. Annette is a private teacher of harp, ensemble music and ethnic dance.

KURT BJORLING (clarinet & basset-horn). Director of the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble and a member of Brave Old World, Kurt has also toured and recorded with the Klezmatics and violinist Itzhak Perlman. He has taught klezmer music style and techniques at numerous festivals and workshops in Europe and North America, and he has composed symphonic pieces based on klezmer music. In addition to his Yiddish music, he has been active playing jazz, chamber music and various styles of ethnic music, as well as performing music for theater. Kurt studied clarinet with Lloyd Scott and Larry Combs.

muziker.org/duo-controverso

N.B. Zoom room opens 15 mins past the hour; concert starts 30 mins past the hour.

Wednesday 29 July
Josh Dolgin aka SOCALLED

N.B. Zoom room opens 15 mins past the hour; concert starts 30 mins past the hour.

13:15-14.30 California
15:15-16.30 Chicago, Quito
16:15-17:30 NY
17:15-18:30 Sao Paulo
21:15-22:30 UK
22:15-23:30 Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw
23:15-00:30 Helsinki, Moscow
06:15-07:30 Melbourne, Sydney

Wednesday 29 July
Josh Dolgin aka SOCALLED

Josh Dolgin aka SOCALLED

Josh “Socalled” Dolgin is a Juno-nominated pianist, singer, accordionist, producer, composer and rapper based in Montreal, Quebec. He has lectured and led master classes in music festivals around the world, from Moscow to Paris, from London to LA, and from Krakow to San Francisco, and has performed on every continent. With 8 solo albums to his name, he has performed all over the world for more than 15 years, and his list of collaborators knows no generational, social, cultural or religious boundaries. Aside from countless festivals and venues around the world, Socalled has performed at Carnegie Hall (twice!), the Olympia in Paris, the Apollo theatre in Harlem and the Arsht centre in Miami. He has played with, produced for, featured, recorded and arranged for Gonzales, Itzhak Perlman, Lhasa, Fred Wesley, Andy Statman, Adam Cohen, Boban Markovic, the Mighty Sparrow, Roxanne Shante, Irving Fields, Killah Priest, Matisyahu, Ben Caplan, Theodore Bikel, Jack Stratton from Vulfpeck, Enrico Macias and Derrick Carter.

Dolgin was the subject of The Socalled Movie, a 2010 feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada which features his video for “You Are Never Alone” which garnered over 3 million views on Youtube. HIs remix of the theme for CBC’s flagship news digest “As It Happens” plays 3 times a day across Canada. He tours with his full band Socalled and performs with string quartets around the world with a program of Yiddish songs. He has written and presented 4 musical comedies, “Tales From Odessa”, a Yiddish gangster musical, as well as 3 of a projected 4 part magnum puppet opus called “The Season”, for which he also designed and built the puppets. Always active doing special projects, he created several podcast themesongs, film soundtracks, released an indie erotica film and created a special program using first world war archives at the Weimar festival of Yiddish culture. He was a professor in Concordia’s Theatre program. In December 2015, Socalled was presented with the “Adrienne Cooper Memorial Dreaming in Yiddish” award for his work disseminating and exploring Yiddish culture.

When he’s not in the studio or on the road, Socalled does magic tricks, makes cookbooks, draws cartoons, edits video and practices Kurt Weill on the piano.

socalled facebook page

N.B. Zoom room opens 15 mins past the hour; concert starts 30 mins past the hour.

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