Ilana Cravitz klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh



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18 September, 7.30pm

Holy Trinity, Rotherhithe

Live baroque concert
Orfeo Dolente

Music by Belli, Monteverdi & Cavalli

Musica Antica Rotherhithe present the first staging of Belli's masterpiece in miniature since its premiere in Florence in 1616, alongside music by his contemporary Claudio Monteverdi, and Monteverdi's student, Francesco Cavalli. ented by Suffolk Villages Festival

Info & booking here

28 September

19.00 UK time


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Teaching Klezmer to Kids

A National Klezmer Youth Orkester(NKYO) event open to all

Abigale Reisman and Emil Goldschmidt lead a workshop for teachers

Klezmer mavens & pedagogues Abigale Reisman (US, strings) and Emil Goldschmidt (Denmark, winds) explore techniques & tips for teaching klezmer to kids, using some of the NKYO repertoire as well as other materials.

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30 September

19.00 UK time


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Taking the Klezmer Temperature

with Deborah Strauss

What is happening in the klezmer world?

Deborah Strauss leads an interactive workshop discussing where we began our klezmer journeys, where we are at now, and where we'd like ourselves & the community to be in the future. Key questions for participants to consider are klezmer: who? how? what?

A preparatory event for the Klezmer Education Symposium, an online event on 29 & 30 November 2021. Details tba

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6 October

19.15 UK time
(see below for local times)



LIKE Klezmer Wednesdays presents:

Klezmer in Argentina!

Yiddish Instrumental Music in Argentina, 1940s-1970s

Zulema Benveniste & Ilana Cravitz continue their exploration of Yiddish music in Argentinia with a presentation on musicians including Iosele Grinblat, Sam Liberman, Mima (Amalia Dalle Mulle), and Bernardo Stalman.

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Suggested contribution:
£10 standard, £15 supporter, £5 concs & MU members via

10 October, 6pm

St Mary's, Wivenhoe


Live baroque concert*
Gloria in Excelsis Deo

*Socially distanced. Allocated seating is limited so prior booking is strongly advised.

Music of Death & Rebirth - from Monteverdi to Handel

Presented by Suffolk Villages Festival

Info & booking here

29 & 30 November

15.00-21.00 UK time




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Klezmer Education Symposium

Looking at klezmer education from different angles

Questions we will address:

How, why and what do we teach klezmer?

Is it - should it be - different depending on the student(s)?

Are there common goals, pedagogic techniques, materials ?

How can we be more effective?

Booking details to come

Online via Zoom


Online course
Klezmer Teacher Training

A National Klezmer Youth Orkester(NKYO) event open to all young instrumentalists

An opportunity for teachers of all instruments to learn about klezmer and be introduced to the National Klezmer Youth Orkester repertoire.

The course consists of three intensive klezmer orientation sessions taught by Ilana Cravitz, a world-renowned klezmer performer and experienced teacher of klezmer repertoire, style and ensemble skills. 

Day 1: Klezmer history, modes and style

Day 2: Klezmer rhythms, dances and non-dance music

Day 3: Focus on NKYO repertoire

It is possible to attend a mixture of early and late sessions to suit your schedule. (11am-1pm and 8-10pm UK time).

After attending this course you will be eligible to register as an NKYO Facilitator at no further cost.

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2-4 May 2022

Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts SG4 9RB

Play Klezmer
The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra

Immerse yourself in the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe. You'll be introduced to the elements that make this genre unique via a selection of fantastic repertoire provided as sheet music. Book here


LIKE Klezmer Wednesdays
The London International Klezmer Experience brings you klezmer live online every other Wednesday or so. Expect special themes, guests, masterclasses, jamming and more.... See below for times to suit all geographical zones & work/leisure schedules!

Local times

11:15-12.45 Pacific
13:15-14:45 Chicago, Quito
14:15-15:45 US East Coast
15:15-16:45 Sao Paulo
18:15-19:45 Reykjavik
19:15-20:45 UK
20:15-21:45 Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Warsaw
21:15-22:45 Helsinki, Moscow





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