SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Klezmer Music

Ilana Cravitz & Merlin Shepherd

Date: 2 July 2012Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 6 July 2012Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Summer School

Course Dates: 2-6 July, Mon-Fri, 7-9pm (beg) OR 5-7pm (adv)
Course fees: £90 (concs £70) -> book online

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.

Beginners (7-9pm): We’ll be looking at tunes, ornamentation and accompaniment, as well as dance steps to go with the melodies that form this rich & enjoyable musical tradition.
Minimum instrumental proficiency Grade 5 or equivalent; no klezmer experience necessary.

Advanced (5-7pm): An intensive advanced course in Klezmer style, ornamentation, rhythm and improvisation. The perfect chance to advance in your knowledge and experience of this traditional Jewish music style. Minimum instrumental proficiency Grade 5 or equivalent; previous experience with klezmer essential.

In association with JMI KlezFest Caravan

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