From: Klezmer plus news [klezmer_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 31 May 2012 12:11

Subject: Klezmer plus news - Summer 2012


Dear friends


Here's a selection of music you can enjoy listening & dancing to or playing over the coming months, including klezmer and classical gigs in Dorset, Gloucestershire, London, Suffolk, Sussex and Wales; and jamming & workshops in Cambridge and London.


Klezmer concerts


Friday 15 June, 8pm, London Klezmer Quartet at Cafe Mostra. London N16

Enjoy the LKQ and reasonably priced Turkish food at this friendly local restaurant. 

Details and address


Sunday 1 July, 11.20am London Klezmer Quartet at South London Day Limmud. London SW1

An hour-long set at the Jewish event in Ilana's alma mater - Pimlico School!

Details and tickets


Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm, Klezmer Keilidh in Hastings. Sussex TN34

A huge outdoor knees-up with the London Klezmer Quartet Big Band, featuring Steve Weintraub ('The Yiddish Fred Astaire'). Free event as part of The UK Big Dance weekend. 

Details and address


Thursday 19 July, 9pm, London Klezmer Quartet at the Green Note. London NW1

The band's summer show at the popular world and folk music venue. Early booking is recommended!

Buy tickets online 


Sunday 9 September, 1-5pm, Klezmer in the Park. London NW1

The London Klezmer Quartet and other top UK Jewish music acts entertain at the free annual outdoor event in London's Regents Park. 

Details and address



Play klezmer


Sunday 10 June, The London Klezmer Session: Workshop 1-2pm, Jam 2-4pm. London W1 

The informal jam sessions on the second Sunday of each month are back by popular demand! Bring an instrument and a tune to share, or just come along to listen. The pub serves food and there is plenty of room to chat and schmooze! Supported by the Jewish Music Institute.

More information


2-6 July, Summer Klezmer Course at SOAS. London WC1

Come and discover the joys of klezmer with two of the UK's top teachers and performers, Ilana Cravitz (fiddle) and Merlin Shepherd (clarinet). Over the course of the week you'll learn how to play the soulful and celebratory music of Jews from Eastern Europe from the last century. Open to all instruments and ages. In association with the Jewish Music Institute.

 More information and online booking


Sunday 8 July, 2-5pm, Klezmer Workshop in Cambridge. Cambridge CB3

An afternoon workshop with Ilana Cravitz for players of all ages and abilities. Learn a klezmer tune and some traditional ornamentation and accompaniment. All instruments welcome. Level: grade 4 or equivalent and above.

Buy tickets online


Sunday 15 July, 1-5pm, Klezmer Music and Dance Workshop. London WC1

Join Steve Weintraub (dance, US), fiddlers Jake Shulman-Ment (US/France) and  Ilana Cravitz (UK), cellist Francesca Ter-Berg (UK) and Carol Isaacs (accordion) for a very special workshop for all ages and abilities.

Information and online booking at the Jewish Music Institute website.



Other music


Tuesday 5 June, 6pm, Vivaldi's Venetian Vespers. Hadleigh, Suffolk

Peter Holman directs Essex Baroque Orchestra and Psalmody, with Timothy Travers-Brown (countertenor), Claire Tomlin & Sarah Kelly (soprano)

Information and booking


Sunday 24 June, 7pm, Cafe Mozart concert. Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire

Instrumental music by Haydn and Bornhardt; Mozart arias arranged for two flutes; 18th century English songs; settings of Goethe poems.

Performers: Rogers Covey-Crump (voice); Jonathan Morgan&Jenny Thomas (flutes); Ilana Cravitz (violin); Ian Gammie (viola da gamba)

See for more information


Monday 27 August, Suffolk Villages Festival anniversary concert. Suffolk

The Suffolk Villages Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary with a gala concert.

Information and booking


She'Koyokh concerts

The popular klezmer and Balkan music band can be heard around the UK this summer:

10 June from 1pm, Horniman Museum Gardens, London SE23_at_ World City Music Village

23 June, Spitalfields Festival

26 June, City of London Festival

27 June, Beaminster Festival, Dorset

28 June, Durweston Village Hall, Dorset

29 June, Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival, St Donat's, Wales

More information



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