Ilana Cravitz • klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh



Events Gigs, workshops, festivals, courses, projects

19 May, 2 June

Online 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!

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

19 May


“The Tolner Tish - An Immersive Nigunim Experience” with Frank London

At a tish, we learn and sing nigunim (spiritual melodies), hear stories, usually make a lekhayim, maybe dance a bisl. The purpose is to achieve a transcendent state through music while simultaneously learning.

In this virtual-tish, we will use nigunim attributed to J. Volynets, aka Yosl Tolner, as collected by Moyshe Beregovski, for our singing. We’ll also discuss ways to learn and use nigunim in our practice, both musical & spiritual.

It is recommended that you each have something to elevate your spirits, whether drinkable, edible, smokable or whatever, to enhance the experience.

Sessions are 19.15-20.45 UK time (see below for 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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Meeting ID: 840 8668 1128
Passcode: LIKEWEDS

All the following times are UK (BST)

31 May at 3pm, St Mary's Church, Hadleigh

Live baroque concert* JS Bach: Great Solo Cantatas
The John Jenkins Consort dir. Peter Holman, with Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) and Gail Hennessy (oboe).

Info & booking here

*A one-hour concert, socially distanced and conforming to government guidelines.
Allocated seating limited to 70 – prior booking strongly advised.

7-9 June
Play Klezmer - online klezmer course 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.
Info & booking here

23 June at 7pm, St John The Baptist Church, Ripe, Sussex BN8 6AU

Live baroque concert Under the Greenwood Tree
Music from 18th century England played by Windsor Box and Fir Company, with Emily Atkinson (soprano) and Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor).
Info & booking here

24 June at 8pm
Live and livestreamed klezmer concert Fidl un Bas Klezmer Duo
Ilana Cravitz (violin) and Rupert Gillett (double bass) explore the colours of 8 strings through the kaleidescope of old and new klezmer music.
Book here





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