From: London Klezmer Quartet [info_at_londonklezmerquartet_dot_com]
Sent: 01 August 2018 14:13
Subject: LKQ News (plus)
We hope you're enjoying the summer. Here are some LKQ dates we thought you might like to know about in the coming weeks, plus playing opportunities, and details of some of our other musical projects. You can find more details and autumn LKQ dates on www.londonklezmerquartet.com.
Looking forward to seeing you soon.
London Klezmer Quartet
20-24 August, Klezfest 2018
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London
Workshops, jams, concerts, dancing, singing, and more, led by an international faculty, including Susi Evans & Ilana Cravitz
Places still available: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezfest2018/
Tuesday 21 August, 8pm - Socalled Sings Yiddish With Strings
SOAS Main Building, Thornhaugh Square, London
Preview of new repertoire being released in the autumn by the legendary Josh Dolgin (vocals/accordion), with Ilana Cravitz & Flora Curzon (violins), Meg Hamilton (viola), Francesca Ter-Berg (cello)
Details & booking: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/socalled-sings-yiddish/
Weds 22 August, 7.30pm - Klezfest Music & Dance Party
Fran and Flora, Merlin & Polina Shepherd, Alan Bern + faculty band with dance leading by Andreas Schmitges
Details & booking: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezfestdanceparty2018/
1 September, 11.30am
London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London
Details and tickets: http://www.londonfolkfestival.co.uk/line-up-2018/
2 September, 3pm (event runs 12.30- 6.15pm)
Klezmer in the Park, Regents Park Bandstand, London NW1
LKQ with special guest Kadialy Kouyate (kora)
4 September, doors 8pm - Pear O'Legs Records Presents: LKQ + Southfleet
The Harrison (downstairs)
First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm: 5 Aug, 2 Sept, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec
Harrison pub, Kings Cross
20-24 August: Klezfest (non-residential course)
Details & registration: https://www.jmi.org.uk/event/klezfest2018/
16-18 November (residential course using sheet music)
Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts
Details & registration: http://www.benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=2141
30 November - 2 December (residential course)
Halsway Manor, Somerset
Details & registration: https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/klezmer-music-weekend/
Other news from LKQ members
4 Aug, 6.30pm - Cubitt Sessions Kings Cross, London
5 Aug, 2.30pm - Lauderdale House, Highgate, London (trio)
2 Sept, 9pm Festival of Jim, Sussex
The Wolf of Baghdad
The Wolf of Baghdad is an audio-visual journey through a Jewish family's memories of their lost Iraqi homeland by Carol Isaacs (musician/artist AKA The Surreal McCoy). Carol presents projections of the graphic memoir, sometimes with commentary, and sometimes accompanied by live band 3yin playing the music of Iraq and its Jews, an ancient community that lived there for more than two millennia.
Friday 3 August, 5.30pm
Pettman House, Hanover Square, Herne Bay CT6 5NY
Illustrated talk and preview of ?The Wolf of Baghdad' as part of the 6th annual HB Cartoon Festival. Free entry.
2 September, 4pm (event runs 12.30- 6.15pm)
Klezmer in the Park, Regents Park Bandstand
Ayin, new Judeo-Arabic band play a rare electric set, with special guest Camille Maalawy. Free event.
Sunday 14 October, 10.45am
Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal
Carol presents some of the work in progress.
Details and tickets: https://www.comicartfestival.com/the-wolf-of-baghdad
Wednesday November 7th (time tbc)
Oxford Jewish Centre, 21 Richmond Road, Oxford OX1 2JL
An evening remembering the Jews of Iraq, featuring ?The Wolf of Baghdad', Iraqi Jewish guests adding their own stories, and some delicious Iraqi Jewish treats.
22 November, 7.30pm
Wolf of Baghdad: Artist Night. The artists and musicians involved in the Wolf of Baghdad and the band 3yin will be speaking after the performance, about the artistic inspirations that have compelled them to create innovative new work based on their personal histories and heritage.
?Cats, Birds and County Lasses', a programme based on folk melodies and poems including music by Dowland, Purcell and Simpson. Plus first performance of ?Jubilate Agno' by Ilana Cravitz. Dir. Peter Holman (chamber organ) with Emily Atkinson (soprano), Ilana Cravitz and Judy Tarling (baroque violin), May Robertson (baroque viola), Louise Jameson (baroque cello).
1 November, 7.30pm
Newington Green Unitarian Church, Stoke Newington, N16, London
2 November, 7.30pm
Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead NW3, London
Dangerous Song' is a new Eco-Music performance project - a duo that uses sounds of endangered animals (played on a digital wind instrument) combined with the amazing voice of Lizzie O'Keefe. Presented with a one hour film of incredible underwater cinematography. http://www.dangeroussong.com/
16-19 October, various venues tbc.
For details email: ilanacravitz_at_gmail_dot_com