Year: 2017

Klezmer in the Park 2017: The Big Mix 2017

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Sunday 10th September
Klezmer in the Park 2017…

Ahead of the festival we interview the people on and off the stage that make the event happen.

Come on down for a fun-packed afternoon for all the family in one of London’s most beautiful parks. As well as BBC Radio 3 DJ Max Reinhardt, Community Hub and Kids Zone, this year’s live stage will feature Klezmer in collaboration with a global selection of artists.

Bandstand Line-up:
12.15: JMI Youth Big Band
1pm: BisBas
2pm: Baladi Blues Reloaded with Yair Dalal
3.30pm: Broadway Chutzpah
5pm: The Turbans
6.15pm finish

The community hub will feature The Jewish Chronicle, JW3, The Jewish Museum, JLGB, Jewish Renaissance, Bnai Brith, Spiro Ark and many others.

Golden Peacock 2017

Monday 5th June 2017

Golden Peacock 2017

Learn to sing Yiddish song at Golden Peacock Yiddish Song School in the heart of London at SOAS this Summer 2017.
The Golden Peacock The Yiddish Song course led by internationally acclaimed Yiddish singer and teacher Shura Lipovsky with esteemed colleagues from around the world. It is designed for all singers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the rich Yiddish song repertoire.
We interviewed Shura Lipovsky, Lorin Sklamberg, Polina Shepherd and Rachel Weston to find out more.

JMI Youth Big Band

Monday 5th June 2017

JMI Youth Big Band
Your chance to perform at Klezmer in the Park 2017

The JMI is happy to announce the formation of the JMI Youth Big Band, a new youth ensemble dedicated to contemporary music of Jewish origin. The ensemble will draw inspiration from the great American big bands and Jewish music throughout the ages.
This is your opportunity to perform in front of 5000 people at Klezmer in the Park with world class musicians in an exciting new ensemble.

We are seeking young instrumentalists on: Trumpet, Trombone, Saxophones, Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums (of approximately grade 5+ standard with a passion for jazz, funk and contemporary music.

Tants Tants Tants!

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Discover JMI’s Jewish, Klezmer, Yiddish and Israeli dance course for all.
7-11 August 2017

We interview course leader Guy Schalom to find out more.

The Barbed Lyre

Wednesday 17th May 2017

The Barbed Lyre
Sun 2 April

On 2 April 2017, Ensemble Émigré returns to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue with a programme of words and music that brings together the voices of German and Austrian composers who came to Britain seeking refuge from Nazi oppression, and who were ‘collared’ by Churchill in the internment camps on the Isle of Man from 1940–41.
The Barbed Lyre: Leaves from the Isle of Man celebrates the extraordinary resilience and creative spirit of artists in the face of migration, detention and uncertainty. The concert weaves together poetry and music written in the internment camps – including works by Kurt Schwitters, Hans Gál and Peter Gellhorn – with stories of contemporaries, and music that celebrates the cultural legacy of an Island where sun-seeking holidaymakers after the War found themselves staying in boarding houses that were once occupied by refugees.
We interview Cathy Heller-Jones to hear more about this event

Yom Hashoah 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017

“…hope is possible beyond despair. The source of Jobe’s hope was memory, as it must be ours’ – Elie Wiesel.

Few were able to articulate the horrors and lessons of the Holocaust with such power, humanity and clarity of vision, as writer and survivor Elie Wiesel.
Interspersing readings of his work by actor and writer Kerry Shale, with music performed by Yiddish singer Rachel Weston, pianist Ilan Lazarus and violinist Robert Hartman, we remember the victims of the Holocaust, followed by a short commemoration delivered by Rabbi Roni Tabick and assisted by tenor Yoav Oved.
In this feature we hear from Eva Burke of JW3 and Actor Kerry Shale about the book, its resonance and the forthcoming event.

The Music of Jewish Weddings

Wednesday 17th May 2017

Khosn Kalla Mazel Tov: The Music of Jewish Weddings
Dr Adelstein delivers a podcast on the variety of jewish music throughout the world used in custom of marriage and civil ceremony.