Ilana Cravitz klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh  
 

Musical events Ilana is involved with.

To book in a klezmer band, baroque ensemble or viol consort, or to organise a concert, workshop, or lesson, email ilanacravitz@gmail.com.

For klezmer sessions and jamming, keep an eye on klezjammers and London Klezmer Session

11-13 May 2020

Benslow Music, Herts

The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra

Ilana and members of the London Klezmer Quartet return to Benslow Music for a residential course designed for instrumentalists (including keyboard players) from all musical backgrounds.

Applicants must be of at least roughly grade 4 level (no formal qualifications needed), and an ability to read music is essential, as this course will work from written music.

Info & booking

16 May 2020

11am

Abney Park Cemetery Chapel, London N16

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band

Long-established and upbeat, Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band will kick off a day of events at the amazing and (up until then) tranquil green lung of Stoke Newington.

Free entry

17 May 2020

from 1.30pm

The Ship, 68 Borough Rd, London SE1 1DX

Klezmer workshop & jam session

Learn a klezmer tune with Ilana, and then share melodies in a friendly and supportive environment. All instruments welcome. Timings:

1pm Arrival. The pub has a Sunday lunch menu.
1.30-2.30 Klezmer Workshop with Ilana Cravitz
2.30-5.30 Jam session

This is a regular jam session, which takes place on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Free jam; collection for workshop leader.

20 June 2020

2.30-5pm

Workshop 1 of 3

 

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS

Vizonsky's 'Ten Jewish Folk Dances' workshop, for musicians and dancers, with Ilana Cravitz and guest dance instructor Guy Schalom

Advance booking
(see right for prices)

20 June tickets - select option from list below

All 3 workshops (20/6, 27/9, 11/10):

Or Email to arrange credit card booking.

A unique opportunity to participate in the first modern revival of the traditional material notated by Nathan Vizonsky in his 1942 collection, ‘Ten Jewish Folk Dances’. To include the rarely performed Beggar, Koilitch (Bread) and Simchat Torah dances, as well as Vizonsky's versions of better-known dances like Patsh, Freylekhs and Sherele.

The afternoon will begin with players and dancers studying separately - musicians with Ilana Cravitz and dances with Guy Schalom - and will culminate with everyone coming together for an informal performance.

For:
- Dancers - no experience necessary
- Players - all instruments minimum ABSM grade 4 or equivalent; ability to read music essential
- Observers - welcome, see ticketing (left)

Musicians, email ilana to let her know what instrument you will be playing.

Tickets - online see left

- Partipants: £22.50 in advance / £25 on the door
- Observers: £!5 in advance / £18 on the door

You can also email to arrange credit card booking.

Special advance booking offer: £60 for all 3 workshops (20 June, 27 Sept, 11 Oct).

25 June 2020

8pm

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Klezmer! Get the Jewish Blues

Learn all about klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe.

Ilana Cravitz, one of the world's leading klezmer fiddlers, illustrates with live music and colourful anecdotes tales about the lives and times of the musicians who played this essential party music. There may be dancing...

Booking details coming soon

27 June 2020

7.30pm

Holy Trinity, Preston Wynne, Hereford HR1 3PB

Cafe Mozart concert

Cafe Mozart play Haydn, Mozart, Molino and JHC Bornhardt

Jonathan Morgan & Jenny Thomas (flutes), Ilana Cravitz (violin), Ian Gammie (bass viol & guitar)

Tickets
£10 via Andrew Marson, Stocks Tree, Preston Wynne, HR1 3PB. Tel: 01432 820813

 

13-19 July 2020

Kaustinen, Finland

Kaustinen Folk Music Festival 2020

Ilana plays with the Kaustisen Kansanmuusiikkilinjan band.

More information

 

27 Sept 2020

2.30-5pm

Workshop 2 of 3

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS

Klezmer Taster Session with Ilana Cravitz

Advance booking
(see right for prices)

27 Sept workshop tickets - select option from list below

All 3 workshops (20/6, 27/9, 11/10):

Or email to arrange credit card booking.

A gentle introduction to klezmer! Have you always wanted to play klezmer? Do you sort of know a few tunes but aren’t ready for a jam? Worried you might have to improvise? Have no fear! This is a session geared to klezmer newcomers of all levels. Ilana will introduce you to the principles of klezmer dance music, focusing on melody and looking at associated ornamentation, rhythmic / chordal accompaniment, bass lines and dance steps.

Suitable for:
- Players - all instruments, minimum ABSM grade 4 or equivalent; no ability to read music needed
- Observers - see ticketing (right)

Tickets - online see left

- Partipants: advance £22.50 / on the door: £25
- Observers: advance £!5 / on the door £18

You can also email to arrange credit card booking.

Special advance booking offer of £60 for all 3 of the 2020 workshops (20 June, 27 Sept, 11 Oct)

11 Oct 2020

2.30-5pm

Workshop 3 of 3

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS

New Old Klezmer repertoire with Ilana Cravitz

Advance booking
(see right for prices)

11 October workshop tickets - select option from list below

All 3 workshops (20/6, 27/9, 11/10):

Or email to arrange credit card booking.

Come along and play / listen to klezmer repertoire that Ilana has rediscovered during her research and travels in 2019-20.

Suitable for:
- Players - all instruments, minimum ABSM grade 4 or equivalent; ability to read music needed
- Observers - see ticketing (right)

Tickets - online see left

- Partipants: advance £22.50 / on the door: £25
- Observers: advance £!5 / on the door £18

You can also email to arrange credit card booking.

Special advance booking offer of £60 for all 3 of the 2020 workshops (20 June, 27 Sept, 11 Oct)

22 November 2020

2.30-5pm

 

Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS

Klezmer Up! New group for under-16s

Advance booking
(see right for prices)

Tickets for Klezmer Up! 22 November meeting

Or email to arrange credit card booking.

Be a founder member of a new klezmer youth group meeting every few months to share tunes and learn more about klezmer style. The idea is for the group to be able to perform, and also to form a bigger orchestra with people from around the country.

If you can't make it along to this session, register an under-16 participant and email Ilana to receive materials to practice and join the mailing list for future meetings.

Suitable for:
Under-16s and their parents/guardians. Adults are welcome to play too.

Minimum standard: ABSM Grade 4. Ability to read music essential.

Those registering before 10 November will receive materials in advance.

Tickets - online see left
- First under-16 partipant: advance £15 / on the door: £17.50
- Each extra participant (adult or under-16): advance £5 / on the door £10

You can also email to arrange credit card booking.

   

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