Ilana Cravitz klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh  

Musical events that Ilana is involved with. For more details email

Oct, Nov, Dec 2017

UK, Sweden

London Klezmer Quartet gigs this autumn

Ilana plays regularly with her group, the London Klezmer Quartet. Coming up: gigs in Devon, London, Monmouth, Oxfordshire and Somerset.

Plus courses in Somerset and Hertfordshire in November and December (see below for details).

For more information about Ilana's activities with the band visit

10-12 Nov

Benslow Music, Herts

The Wintertime Klezmer Course at Benslow

11 November at 8pm

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, classical, folk or jazz.

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.

More information and course booking

14, 16 Nov

9 Dec



The Light in the Stone

An atmospheric storytelling performance by Sarah Deco, with live music from Ilana Cravitz (violin, harp) and Elizabeth Nott (percussion) drawing on legends and folktales from many different traditions. Read more.

14 November London Interfaith Centre, 125 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG. Booking

16 November St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4EG. Booking

9 December Green Note, 106 Parkway, London NW1 7AN. Booking

Sat 18 Nov


Snape, Suffolk

Handel's Messiah

Suffolk Baroque Players join forces with Aldeburgh Music Club Choir for a performance with period ensemble.


Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk IP17 1SP

Sun 26 Nov


SOAS, London

Klezmer Kapelye Day

Presented by the Jewish music Institute

4 choices of ensemble, including the first national Klezmer Youth Kapelye

Tutors: Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet, accordion), Jon Petter (clarinet, sax, flute) and special guest from the US, Dan Blacksberg (trombone).

More info & booking

Concert The Radiant Others + Susi & Zika

1-3 Dec

Halsway Manor, Somerset

Halsway Manor Klezmer Music Weekend

2 December at 8pm

Residential course with LKQ at this wonderful folk arts centre.

Working primarily by ear, this course explores traditional tunes and techniques for bringing the eastern European Jewish music tradition to life.

More information and course booking


Sat 16 Dec



J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio

A performance by Suffolk Baroque Players with Bury Bach Choir.


Lavenham Church, Church Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9QT

First Sunday of every month


Kings Cross, London

Klezmer  session

Confident players with a tune to share are invited to join us in The Harrison for the monthly klezmer session (upstairs).

Entry free

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF 5 mins walk from Kings Cross station



Kings Cross, London

Eastern European jam

Not just klezmer, but Balkan music, Greek tunes and even some Turkish tunes...

This session is held monthly - contact for specific dates.

All instruments, ages and abilities welcome - both players and listeners!

Entry free

Downstairs Bar, The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, London WC1H 8JF 5 mins walk from Kings Cross station