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Caravan Orchestra and Choir in Haifa

July 24, 2022 - July 30, 2022

Caravan Orchestra and Choir is back in 2022.

The project will rehearse and perform in Haifa, Israel, on 24 July to 1 August and in Weimar, Germany, on 2-11 August (dates tbc). 

The Caravan Orchestra and Choir is an exchange project between Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany) and the Department of Music of אוניברסיטת חיפה – University of Haifa (Israel), in cooperation with the International Office University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar (Germany).
Every year, Caravan invites 28 – 30 young musicians from Israel and Germany to apply for a 2-3 week residency in Haifa and Weimar, with an intensive rehearsal period and concerts in both countries, as well as fun social activities, workshops and excursions.
Together with the artistic directors, participants explore both European Jewish and Arab music. While having clear differences in the repertoire and style, Ashkenazic Jewish (Yiddish) and Arab music share some forms, tonal material and, most importantly, a performance philosophy with similar approach to improvisation, ornamentation, modality and many other concepts that we discover again each time!
The Caravan Orchestra and Choir 2022 will be led by Polina Shepherd, Meral Cihan, Wassim Odeh and Christian Dawid.
If you are an instrumentalist or a singer and you would like to apply to join the Caravan project, please click here for current information about the application process. If you want to know where you can hear and see the band, please go to https://caravanorchestra.eu. If you are a presenter and would like to book the orchestra and the choir, please contact project manager Andreas Schmitges at the Other Music Academy e.V.: andreas.schmitges@othermusicacademy.eu or by phone/WhatsApp: +49 177 6017686
More about Caravan Orchestra & Choir here: https://caravanorchestra.eu/about/ – updates are appearing as we speak!
See some Caravan videos from 2021:


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Caravan Orchestra and Choir in Haifa


July 24, 2022
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Yiddish Summer Weimar
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Department of Music of the University of Haifa
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