Ilana Cravitz • klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh

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Live Series Klezmer Intro/Refresher Course (3 workshops with Ilana Cravitz)
Preparation for London International Klezmer Experience (LIKE2020 - see below

New to klezmer? Need a refresher? This short course will get you up to speed so you can really enjoy LIKE 2020 (26-29 July - see below). Bonus: the cost of the course will be taken off your registration fee.

Monday 13 July 2020
Workshop 1 What is klezmer? * types of klezmer tune * dance genres

Thursday 16 July 2020
Workshop 2 Klezmer melodies: features * style * ornamentation

Monday 20 July 2020
Workshop 3
Klezmer - not the melody: chords * accompaniment * arrangement

All workshops 19:00-20:30 UK time
11:00-12.30 California * 13:00-14.30 Chicago * 14:00-15:30 NY * 20:00-21:30 Paris, Stockholm * 21:00-22:30 Helsinki, Moscow

Pay here. Cost is £15 per session or £30 for all 3.
The course cost will be taken off your fee if/when you register for LIKE2020.

Email for zoom link for the workshops.

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LIKE2020 Registration
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26-29 July 2020

Live Online Festival London International Klezmer Experience LIKE2020

Live klezmer concerts * World's top klezmer tutors * 3 days of classes * Jam sessions * Dancing * KlezCafé

Our faculty includes experts in klezmer accordion * cello * clarinet * dance * drums * guitar * mandolin * technology * trombone * trumpet * violin * Yiddish

LIKE2020 Registration
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Info and registration here: London International Klezmer Experience (LIKE2020)

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LIKE2020 Concert tickets

  Early bird rate (all 3) From 21 July (all 3)
All 3 concerts
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26 July - Josh Dolgin
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27 July - Segelstein & Horowitz
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28 July - Duo Controverso
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September 2020

Workshop: 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 day course geared to klezmer newcomers of all levels.

To register contact Ilana

October - 1 November 2020

The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra
A residential klezmer course using written music.


22 November 2020

National Klezmer Youth Orchestra
New group for under-16s. The group will meet around 4 times a year to rehearse, playing both by ear and from music.

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