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Join the Benslow Klezmer Orchestra!

Residential course in Hitchin, Herts, 3-5 June 2024. Ilana Cravitz and John Macnaughton present a course designed for instrumentalists (including keyboard players) from all musical backgrounds - classical, folk, world or jazz.

Applicants must be of intermediate level (no formal qualifications needed), and an ability to read music is essential as the course will be taught mainly using written music. The coaching is all about interactive learning, concentrating on repertoire and attention to melody, accompaniment and ornamentation. Where appropriate dance elements are also introduced to the course. Oral and aural learning methods will help those unfamiliar with it acquaint themselves to the style more quickly – though we hope for many return visitors!

Putting music into its historical context is an important part of the course, as is the telling of stories of musicians past and present. The course fee includes entry to the tutor concert on the Monday evening.

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