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Past events

Playing Sekund Fidl - Tuesday online course
Playing Sekund Fidl - Tuesday online course

23 & 30 April; 7 & 14 May 2024

Online

6.30-8pm

A new online klezmer course looking beyond the melody.

Klezmer Youth Playday
Klezmer Youth Playday

1 April 2024

11.30am-3.30pm

For instrumentalists aged 8-18: come and play klezmer!

Klezmer Playday live in London
Klezmer Playday live in London

29 March 2024

Jamboree Venue, Kings Cross, London

11am-3.30pm

Jamboree, 6 St Chad's Pl, London WC1X 9HH, UK

Enjoy playing and learning more about klezmer at a fun and relaxed day-long workshop, open to all instruments.

Fiddlers on the Move 2024
Fiddlers on the Move 2024

14-18 February 2024

De Centraal, Ghent, Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

Workshops, concerts and jamming for fiddlers in Ghent, Belgium.

Burns Night Ceilidh
Burns Night Ceilidh

27 January 2024

City Academy, Homerton

From 7pm

City Academy, Homerton Row, Hackney, E9 6EA

The Hackney Cycling Campaign Burns Night ceilidh is a firm favorite in the Hackney calendar. Eat, drink and dance away the winter blues!

Klezmer Dance Workshop with Ilana Cravitz
Klezmer Dance Workshop with Ilana Cravitz

27 January 2024

The Scout Hut, Flamsteed Road

1.30-4.30pm

The Scout Hut, Flamsteed Road, Cambridge CB1 3QU

Learn Eastern European Jewish wedding dances, with live music from Mulberry Klezmer, special guest Hannah Ochner.

A Very Homos and Houmous Chanukah
A Very Homos and Houmous Chanukah

11-14 December 2023

The Yard Theatre

7.30pm

Unit 2a Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN

Join Homos and Houmous for a chaotic, queer rendition of the Chanukah story.

Kantos - Ladino music at Tsitsit Festival
Kantos - Ladino music at Tsitsit Festival

12 November 2023

King Alfred Phoenix Theatre

7pm

King Alfred Phoenix Theatre, North End Road, London NW11 7HY, UK

POSTPONED
Monica Acosta returns to Tsitsit with her beautiful and haunting evening of Ladino music: 'Sephardic Songs.' With Ilana Cravitz (violin), Steve Homes (guitar) and Antonio Romero (percussion).

Klezmer Course at Benslow Music
Klezmer Course at Benslow Music

27-29 October 2023

Benslow Music

Ibberson Way, Hitchin SG4 9RB, UK

Learn, play and jam klezmer tunes - together!

Woodlands String Quartet in Queens Park
Woodlands String Quartet in Queens Park

27 August 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Queen's Park

2-4pm

25 Kingswood Ave, London NW6 6LL

Classical music (plus) in the open air.

Heinrich Schütz: Drama, Virtuosity & Splendour
Heinrich Schütz: Drama, Virtuosity & Splendour

25 August 2023

St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh

7.30pm

St Mary's Church Hadleigh, Church Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich IP7 5DT, UK

Charles Daniels (tenor), Psalmody choir, and the John Jenkins Consort of viols

Klezmer Youth Summer School
Klezmer Youth Summer School

22-23 August 2023

SOAS, London

11.30-3.30

SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London, UK

Klezmer for under-18s. Join the National Klezmer Youth Orkester at JMI's Klezfest 2023.

Fidl un Tsimbl Klezmer Duo
Fidl un Tsimbl Klezmer Duo

20 August 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Queen's Park

2-4pm

25 Kingswood Ave, London NW6 6LL

Ilana Cravitz (London, fiddle) and Pete Rushefsky (NY, tsimbl) play klezmer.

Cravitz Klezmer Ensemble at Highgate Woods Cafe
Cravitz Klezmer Ensemble at Highgate Woods Cafe

6 August 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Queen's Park

2-4pm

25 Kingswood Ave, London NW6 6LL

Klezmer for a summer's afternoon

Café Mozart at Queens Park Café
Café Mozart at Queens Park Café

30 July 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Queen's Park

2-4pm

25 Kingswood Ave, London NW6 6LL

The lively period music chamber ensemble is back, by popular demand!

Woodlands String Quartet at the Pavilion Café, Highgate Woods
Woodlands String Quartet at the Pavilion Café, Highgate Woods

16 July 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Highgate Woods

2-4pm

The Pavilion Cafe, Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3JN, UK

Classical music including Mozart and Haydn

Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes
Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes

12 July 2023

Online

6.30-8pm (UK time)

Online jamming with Ilana

Klezmer for Teachers
Klezmer for Teachers

Online

Opportunities for teachers of all instruments to learn about klezmer.

Leeds Baroque Orchestra in Concert
Leeds Baroque Orchestra in Concert

9 July 2023

The Old Woollen

3pm

The Old Woollen, Sunny Bank Mills,

'The Virtuoso Recorder', with Tabea Deus (recorders) & Leeds Baroque Orchestra

Klezmer Jam in London
Klezmer Jam in London

24 June 2023

Jamboree Venue, Kings Cross, London

2-4pm

Jamboree, 6 St Chad's Pl, London WC1X 9HH, UK

Ilana leads the popular monthly jam session in central London.

Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes
Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes

20 June 2023

Online

19:00(UK), 14:00 (US Eastern)

Zoom

Join Ilana for a LIKE Klezmer Wednesday online playalong

A Baroque Musical Tea Party
A Baroque Musical Tea Party

18 June 2023

Dedham Assembly Rooms, Suffolk

3.15pm

Assembly Rooms, High Street, Dedham, Colchester, UK

John Jenkins Consort

Woodlands String Quartet at the Pavilion Café, Queen's Park
Woodlands String Quartet at the Pavilion Café, Queen's Park

11 June 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Queen's Park

2-4pm

25 Kingswood Ave, London NW6 6LL

Classical music played on period instruments

Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes
Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes

7 June 2023

Online (Zoom)

6.30pm (UK), 1.30pm (US Eastern)

Zoom

Join Ilana for a LIKE Klezmer Wednesday online playalong

Online Launch Party for the Hoffman Book
Online Launch Party for the Hoffman Book

4 June 2023

Online

10pm (UK), 5pm (US Eastern)

Susan Watts (trumpet) hosts an online party to launch the new edition of her family tune book

Baroque Concert in Suffolk
Baroque Concert in Suffolk

29 May 2023

St Mary's Church, Hadleigh, Suffolk

6pm

St Mary's Church Hadleigh, Church Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK

directed by Peter Holman

Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes
Play Favourite Klezmer Tunes

17 May 2023

Online (Zoom)

6.30pm UK time

Zoom

Join Ilana for a LIKE Klezmer Wednesday online playalong

Stokey Klezmer Duo at Pavilion Café, Queen's Park
Stokey Klezmer Duo at Pavilion Café, Queen's Park

14 May 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Queen's Park

2-4pm

25 Kingswood Ave, London NW6 6LL

Josh Middleton (accordion) joins Ilana for some outdoor klezmer!

Klezmer Keilidh & Dance Workshop in London
Klezmer Keilidh & Dance Workshop in London

13 May 2023

Jamboree Venue, Kings Cross, London

7-8pm workshop
9-11pm dancing with callers

Jamboree, 6 St Chad's Pl, London WC1X 9HH, UK

Ilana joins Oysland klezmer band for an evening's music and dancing.

Reverse Polarity - An evening of Argentinian Klezmer and Polish Tango Song
Reverse Polarity - An evening of Argentinian Klezmer and Polish Tango Song

8 May 2023

Benslow Music

8pm

Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, UK

Soul music from two continents

Play Klezmer: residential course in Hertfordshire
Play Klezmer: residential course in Hertfordshire

8-10 May 2023

Benslow Music

6.30pm UK time

Benslow Music, Benslow Lane, Hitchin, UK

Join the Benslow Klezmer Orchestra! A short course led by Ilana Cravitz (violin) and Sarha Moore (saxophone)

Reverse Polarity Ensemble at Highgate Woods Café
Reverse Polarity Ensemble at Highgate Woods Café

7 May 2023

Pavilion Cafe, Highgate Woods

2-4pm

The Pavilion Cafe, Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3JN, UK

Argentinian klezmer and Polish Jewish tango from the acclaimed new group

Café Mozart at Highgate Woods Café
Café Mozart at Highgate Woods Café

30 April 2023

2-4pm

The Pavilion Cafe, Muswell Hill Road, London N10 3JN, UK

The lively period music chamber ensemble makes a first appearance at the Pavilion Cafe.

The Professional
The Professional

15 April 2023

The Questors, Ealing's Theatre

8pm

The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, London W5 5BQ, UK

Set in 1990 in Belgrade, Serbia, The Professional by Dusan Kovacevic is an allegory puzzle play, a fable really, about a now powerful writer/editor and former political dissident intellectual from the Communist regime of Tito.

St Matthew Passion in Norwich
St Matthew Passion in Norwich

1 April 2023

Norwich Cathedral

6pm

Norwich Cathedral, The Close, Norwich, UK

Bach's masterpiece in Norwich's amazing Norman cathedral

Klezmer Dance for Purim
Klezmer Dance for Purim

5 March 2023

afternoon

Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue, Auckland Road, Cambridge, UK

Klezmer Youth Playday live in London
Klezmer Youth Playday live in London

3 January 2023

Live in Central London

11.30am-3.30pm

Start the year with a klezmer infusion!

Klezmer Course at Benslow Music
Klezmer Course at Benslow Music

14-16 November 2022

Benslow Music

Starts 6pm on 14 November, ends 4pm on 16 November

Ibberson Way, Hitchin SG4 9RB, UK

Learn, play and jam klezmer tunes - together!

(Jewish) New Year Klezmer Keilidh
(Jewish) New Year Klezmer Keilidh

22 September 2022

Norden Farm Arts Centre

7.30pm

Farsley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 5UJ

Psalmody

Klezmer Youth Playday live in London
Klezmer Youth Playday live in London

23 August 2022

Live in Central London

11am-4pm

6 St Chad's Pl, London WC1X 9HH, UK

For instrumentalists aged 8-18: come and play klezmer live!

Youth Klezmer Band at Yiddish Summer Weimar
Youth Klezmer Band at Yiddish Summer Weimar

9-13 August 2022

Live at Yiddish Summer Weimar

10am-12pm & 2-4pm daily

99423 Weimar, Germany

Emil Goldschmidt runs this year's Youth Klezmer Band, for ages 10-16

Klezmer Course at Benslow Music
Klezmer Course at Benslow Music

2-4 May 2022

Benslow Music

Starts 6pm on 2 May, ends 4pm on 4 May

Benslow Ln, Hitchin SG4 9RB, UK

Learn, play and jam klezmer tunes - together!

Fiddlers on the Move 2022 (FOTM #7)
Fiddlers on the Move 2022 (FOTM #7)

2-6 March 2022

De Centrale, Ghent, Belgium

Lecture & discussion: 'Skotshne', with Dr Walter Zev Feldman
Lecture & discussion: 'Skotshne', with Dr Walter Zev Feldman

23 Feb 2022

Musica Antica Rotherhithe: Furor Divin'e Mortale
Musica Antica Rotherhithe: Furor Divin'e Mortale

3 Feb 2022

Sands Films, Rotherhithe

Sands Films Ltd, Rotherhithe Street, London, UK

Belf's music & the Mayrent archive,
with Sherry Mayrent
Belf's music & the Mayrent archive,
with Sherry Mayrent

26 Jan 2022

Lecture & discussion on klezmer music & dance, with Dr Walter Zev Feldman
Lecture & discussion on klezmer music & dance, with Dr Walter Zev Feldman

12 Jan 2022

Klezmer Education Symposium
Klezmer Education Symposium

29-30 November 2021

via Zoom

4-10pm UK time

The first ever international Klezmer Education Symposium will take place online 29-30 November 2021.

Klezmer Education Symposium
Klezmer Education Symposium

29-30 Nov 2021

Fidl un Bas Klezmer Duo
Fidl un Bas Klezmer Duo

28 October 2021

Sands Films Music Room

8pm

82 Saint Marychurch St, London SE16 4HZ

A violin and double bass duo concert in the gorgeous music room at Sands Films.

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