(See also ‘Jamming’, Culture & Schmoozing’)

Groyser Orkester/Zingeray – tunes, songs & post-KlezNorth montage

Although we cannot be together this year, we will still focus on a couple of songs that will run throughout the weekend. These will be:

  • Yikhes (also for the instrumentalists)
  • Other tune to be announced

After the weekend, film yourself playing / singing Yikhes for the montage film, and we’ll have a showing of the resulting virtual Groyser Orkester/Zingeray as part of the post-KlezNorth cabaret and schmooze. If you haven’t filmed yourself for a montage before, drop in on Ilana Cravitz during lunchtime on Saturday / Sunday to try it out!

1 March 7.15-8.45pm (UK time) PRE-WEEKEND

Klezmer Intro / Refreshers part 1 – for all instruments
Led by: Ilana Cravitz (violin)
A gentle orientation before you dive into the weekend programme. No previous klezmer knowledge required. Session 1: Klezmer theory, links between music & dance, cultural context
Book your place now! If you have already booked for the weekend then you should have a discount code to book this workshop free of charge. If you want to try this session before you book for the weekend then your fee will be deducted from the cost of a weekend ticket.
3 March 7.15-8.45pm (UK time) PRE-WEEKEND
Klezmer Intro / Refreshers part 2 – for all instruments
Led by: Ilana Cravitz (violin)
A gentle orientation before you dive into the weekend programme. No previous klezmer knowledge required. Session 2: Melody & accompaniment
Book your place now! If you have already booked for the weekend then you should have a discount code to book this workshop free of charge. If you want to try this session before you book for the weekend then your fee will be deducted from the cost of a weekend ticket.

Friday 7-8pm (UK time) CONCERT/FILM

Against Fathers’ Will (Mabul) 1926 (43’30), dir.  Evgeny Ivanov-Barkov
Yiddish silent film from 1926 with live score composed and performed by Merlin Shepherd (clarinet) and Polina Shepherd (piano)
Synopsis and more here: https://soundandlightcinematicduo.wordpress.com/against-fathers-will-synopsis/
[Included in full weekend ticket, but you can book for this event only]

Friday 8.45-10.15pm (UK time) EVENING EVENT

KlezNorth Cabaret
Hosted by: Keith Lander
The famous KlezNorth Cabaret Part I. Take the spotlight! Please sign up in advance. Tunes/medleys suitable for dancing are particularly welcome at this session.

Saturday 10-10.30am (UK time) S1

Nigunim for Everyone
Led by: Michael Alpert and Sasha Lurje
Kick off the day by freeing your voice and your mind with classic nigunim.

Saturday 10.30-11.30am (UK time) S2

Yiddish for All
Led by: Kolya Borodulin & Michael Alpert
Music-related Yiddish vocabulary: sharpen up your klezmer loyshn and get to know your shver from your shviger!

Saturday 12-1.30 (UK time) S3

Choice of instrumental sessions:

  • Melody (not instrument-specific) – led by Ilana Cravitz
  • Sekund fidl – led by Michael Alpert and Craig Judelman
  • Klezmer accompaniment for accordion/keyboard – led by tbc
  • Tenor lines – led by Dan Blacksberg
  • Bass lines – led by Francesca Ter-Berg

Saturday, 2-2.45pm (UK time) LUNCH EVENT

Lunchtime instrumental jam
Hosted by: Sian Phillips and Paul Sherwood

Saturday 3-4.15pm (UK time) S4

Choice of instrumental sessions:

  • Melody (not instrument-specific) – led by Michael Winograd
  • Sekund fidl – led by Michael Alpert and Zoë Aqua
  • Klezmer accompaniment for accordion/keyboard – led by tbc
  • Tenor lines – Dan Blacksberg

Instruments in the Spotlight:

Saturday 4.45-6pm (UK time) S5

Which tune goes with which dance?
Led by: Avia Moore (dance) & Christian Dawid (clarinet)
Your chance to really understand the connection between rhythm, melody, and dance steps

Saturday 7.30-8.45pm (UK time) CONCERT

KlezNorth Concert
Featuring: Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Ilana Cravitz (violin), Lorin Sklamberg (vocals, accordion, keyboards), Michael Alpert (vocals, guitar, fidl).
[Included in full weekend ticket, but you can book for this event only]

Saturday 9.30-11pm (UK time) EVENING EVENT

KlezNorth Cabaret
Hosted by: Keith Lander
The famous KlezNorth Cabaret Part II. Take the spotlight! Please sign up in advance.

Sunday 10-10.30am (UK time) S1

Nign session for everyone
Led by: Sasha Lurje and Michael Alpert
Kick off the day by freeing your voice and your mind with classic nigunim.

Sunday 10.30-11.30am (UK time) S2

Yiddish for All
Led by: Kolya Borodulin & Michael Alpert
Music-related Yiddish vocabulary: sharpen up your klezmer loyshn and get to know your shver from your shviger!

Sunday 12-1.15pm (UK time) S3

Choice of jams:

  • Slow jam – hosted by Ilana Cravitz
  • Intermediate jam – hosted by Susi Evans and Szilvia Csaranko
  • Advanced jam – hosted by Francesca Ter-Berg

Sunday 1.45-2.30pm (UK time) LUNCH EVENT

Lunchtime instrumental jam with dancing
Hosted by: Adrian Dobson and Judith Plowman

Sunday 3-4.30pm (UK time) S4

Choice of sessions:

  • Learn a tune by ear (simple) with Ilana Cravitz
  • Transcribe from an old klezmer recording with Michael Winograd
  • Learn a tune by ear (intermediate) with Lorin Sklamberg

Sunday 5-6.15pm (UK time) S5

Panel:

Ask Dr Klez with Michael Alpert and Lorin Sklamberg
or

Choice of sessions:

  • Jam session hosted by Francesca Ter-Berg
  • Read and interpret klezmer tunes with Ilana Cravitz

Sunday 7.30-8.45 (UK time) CONCERT/DANCE

Klezmer Keilidh (Yiddish Dance event) live from NY
Led by: Sarah Myerson (dance) with Michael Winograd (clarinet) and Ilya Shneyveys (accordion)
[Included in full weekend ticket, but you can book for this event only]

Sunday 8.45-10pm SCHMOOZE & CLOSE

The closing session will include schmoozing with the artists from the klezmer keilidh, and reprising the weekend tunes, songs, dances and nigunim.