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Concerts and Events

JMI supports concerts of Western Classical Music of Jewish interest and significance such as
The Orchestra of St Pauls at the Purcell Room on 3 October
Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Eisler, Copland

November 2008 - November 2009
Bloch International Festival 2009
For details about the Festival and links to the website for schedule, bookings and more information

Aleksander Tansman
St. John's Smith Square, 15th and 16th November 2008

July/August 2007
Ernest Bloch (1880–1959)
Jubilee International Conference and Festival
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of his death.

Fitzwilliam College Cambridge University
Sunday 29 July – Wednesday 1 August 2007

March 2007
The Violin in Jewish Tradition 'Classical and Klezmer'
Sunday 11 March 2007 12.30 – 10pm at the Artsdepot
A day devoted to the violin in Jewish tradition.
Includes a klezmer workshop for all instruments, a Hopkele – learning Eastern European line and circle dances to live Klezmer music and a pre-concert talk and round table discussion by several eminent violinists. The concert in the evening highlights two aspects of the violin in Jewish life – klezmer and classical.

April 2004
Shostakovich and Jewish Music
25 April 2004. A Talk followed by a Piano recital.

last updated: January 3, 2011


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