Yvonne leaves the team after 12 years

Tuesday 28th August 2012 Yvonne Glass

After 12 years of service to JMI we are sad to announce Yvonne Glass will be leaving the JMI Team this week. Yvonne has been invited to act as a consultant over the coming years so this won’t be the last you see of her. We welcome our new Events Manager Gil Karpas and look forward to where we take Jewish Music.

A note from Yvonne:

“I consider myself really fortunate to have spent the last 12 years working for the Jewish Music Institute. I have had the chance to work with amazingly talented musicians, to organise concerts in such venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Union Chapel, Bevis Marks Synagogue and the greatly missed The Spitz and to help arrange conferences, such as the highly acclaimed academic conference Art Musics of Israel at University College, London in March 2011. Of course the bulk of my work has consisted of organising JMI summer schools such as Klezfest and Ot Azoy! / Tumbala where I have had the joy of meeting so many interesting and diverse people, many of whom I hope to stay in touch with.

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Welcome to our brand new JMI website

Monday 21st May 2012

It’s extremely exciting to be relaunching the Jewish Music Institute this year and to be able to announce a really amazing programme of concerts, festivals and workshops coming up over the next few months, and culminating with our Big Relaunch event in October. I’m thrilled to be able to say that the Grammy award-winning Klezmatics – the world’s greatest klezmer band – will be flying into London from New York for their first gig on UK soil in far too long.  Plus we have a commissioned the Great Big Story Adventure, a really exciting new programme of interactive workshops for children based around Jewish folk tales with Saul Eisenberg of the Junk Orchestra and storyteller Vanessa Wolf.  There’ll also be an opportunity to take a musical tour of the old Jewish East End on a route specially devised by local historian David Rosenberg.

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