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Klezmer South – Brighton, UK
June 7 - June 8
Come play, dance and sing with internationally acclaimed teachers and performers in Brighton where you can explore the bustling city or have tea on the sunny seafront. The first Klezmer South was held in Brighton in 2018, a very successful day of workshops in Klezmer music, Yiddish song and dance. The program concluded with a brilliant public concert in the evening. This year Klezmer South is extended to a full weekend of concerts, talks, workshops and fun!
Klezmer South Workshop will take place on Sunday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Tickets for the evening concerts and events are booked separately. For full festival programme and please go azoy.uk
3.00-5.00pm. For Nostalgia’s Own End – An afternoon talk and Q&A session with Rohan Kriwaczek, an internationally acclaimed local composer, writer and performer. More info and booking here
6-8pm. A Havdalah (end of the Sabbath) Nigunim Evening at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue. Led by Polina Shepherd and other Klezmer South teachers plus members of the community. Bring a nign to share! Shul congregants are welcome to participate. Free to participants but suggested donations £7-10 to BHPS are very much appreciated.
Erev Shavuot Service with Rabbi Elli Tikvah Sarah will follow immediately afterwards, and then the Synagogue’s all night study marathon – which will conclude with our Shavuot Morning service on the beach at sunrise. Klezmer South participants are welcome to join. More information here
Sunday 9 June.
9.00 am – 4.30pm – All day workshop of Yiddish music, song and dance at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue. Book here
The faculty include internationally acclaimed teachers and performers from the world of Jewish instrumental folk music of Eastern Europe (klezmer), Yiddish song and dance;
Francesca Ter-Berg (London) – Hackney-born cellist, composer and educator, international Klezmer, Transylvanian and Romanian music player.
Flora Curzon (London) – Modern and baroque violinist, Klezmer and other folk music, improvisation and movement enthusiast.
Vivi Lachs (London) – teacher, singer and researcher of East End Yiddish songs, ocial and cultural historian, Yiddishist, and associate research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, authour.
Polina Shepherd (Kazan, Russia / Brighton) – world leading Yiddish Choir specialist, performer, composer, choir leader.
Merlin Shepherd (Brighton) – a uniquely innovative force in the klezmer renaissance, one of the world’s leading players of traditional klezmer clarinet style, composer, educator.
9.45am Morning classes
1.00-1.30pm Lunch break
1.40pm Afternoon classes
4 – 4.30pm Final session
The lunch break is short so bring your own lunch, or pop down to the Western Road shops which are only two minutes away. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided at the venue.