Ilana Cravitz klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh



Events Gigs, workshops, festivals, courses, projects

3, 17, 31 March; 7, 21 April

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

3 March

Session 1: Learn a klezmer tune (intermediate level). Session 1 - normal link as below.

Session 2: Klezmer Intro/Refreshers with Ilana Cravitz. (Topic: Klezmer melody & accompaniment)
Session 2 - book via KlezNorth:

Future dates include sessions with Sanne Moricke (accordion), Jordan Hirsch (trumpet) and Jeff Warschauer (mandolin). More info here

Sessions are 12.00-13.00 and 19.15-20.45 UK time (see below for local times)

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

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Session 1

12:00-13.00 UK (GMT)and Reykjavik
13:00-14:00 Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw
14:00-15:00 Helsinki
15:00-16:00 Moscow
20:00-21:00 Perth
23:00-00:00 Melbourne, Sydney

Session 2

11:15-12.15 Pacific
13:15-14:15 Chicago, Quito
14:15-15:15 US East Coast
16:15-17:15 Sao Paulo
19:15-20:15 UK (GMT) and Reykjavik
20:15-21:15 Paris, Stockholm, Warsaw
21:15-22:15 Helsinki
22:00-23:00 Moscow


5- 7 March
KlezNorth 2021 online festival (+ 1 & 3 March Klezmer Intro/Refresher)

KlezNorth is sporting an online edition in 2021, featuring many of the klezmer world’s biggest stars. The programme will be delivered over zoom by a 30-strong faculty. As well as lots of klezmer workshops, there are special streams for song, dance and Yiddish language, plus KlezYouth and Family Song & Dance sessions.

Ilana will be running two intro/refresher classes in the run-up to the festival. The first will cover theory, culture and the relationship between music & dance; the second addresses melody & harmony.

The three public shows can be booked separately:

- Silent Yiddish film from 1926 with live music (Merlin Shepherd (clarinet) & Polina Shepherd (piano))
- KlezNorth concert (Francesca Ter-Berg, Ilana Cravitz, Lorin Sklamberg, Michael Alpert)
- Klezmer Keilidh beaming live from lockdown in New York (Sarah Myerson (dance), Ilya Shneyveys (accordion), Michael Winograd (clarinet).

Instrument Spotlight sessions (bookable separately): Klezmer Flute with Adrianne Greenbaum; Tsimbl with Pete Rushefsky; Klezmer Drums with Simon Roth.

Full details & booking

Faculty & Presenters:

Adrian Dobson (UK, accordion) * Adrianne Greenbaum (US, flute) * Avia Moore (Canada, dance) * Christian Dawid (Germany, clarinet) * Craig Judelman (Germany, fidl) * Dan Blacksberg (US, trombone) * Eve Jochnowitz (US, cookery) * Fiona Frank (UK, dance) * Francesca Ter-Berg (cello) * Gica Loening (UK, fidl & youth) * Ilana Cravitz (UK, fidl) * Ian Stern (UK, film programme) * Ilya Shneyveys (accordion) * Judith Plowman (UK, dance) * Kolya Borodulin (US, Yiddish) * Keith Lander (UK, cookery & Kabaret) * Lorin Sklamberg (US, vocals, keyboards, guitar) * Michael Alpert (Scotland, vocals, fidl, accordion, guitar) * Merlin Shepherd (UK, clarinet) * Polina Shepherd (UK, piano) * Michael Winograd (US, clarinet) * Patrick Farrell (Germany, accordion) * Pete Rushefsky (US, tsimbl) * Paul Sherwood (UK, clarinet) * Phil Tomlinson (UK, vocals, guitar) * Simon Carlyle (UK, lecture) * Sasha Lurje (Germany, vocals) * Sarah Myerson (US, dance) * Sian Phillips (UK, accordion), Susi Evans (Germany, clarinet), Szilvia Csaranko (Germany, accordion), Zoë Aqua (US, fidl)

17, 31 March; 7, 21 April
LIKE Klezmer Wednesdays

17 March Klezmer/Greek Crossover with Sanne Möricke (Germany).
Both sessions
31 March What do Beregovski & Prokofiev have in common? Ilana's research adventures.
Both sessions
7 April

Learn a klezmer tune by ear with Ilana Cravitz (intermediate level).
Session 1

7 April Klezmer Trumpet with Jordan Hirsch (US)
Session 2
21 April

Learn a klezmer tune by ear with Ilana Cravitz (intermediate level).
Session 1

21 April Klezmer Mandolin – history, techniques and repertoire with Jeff Warschauer (US)
Session 2





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