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Klezfest 2024 – Learn, Play and Perform Klezmer

Monday 19th August | 10:00 am Friday 23rd August | 5:00 pm

Come join us for JMI’s world famous Klezfest!

Register early to get a discount – Susi Evans (Head of Faculty- Clarinet/Woodwind), Szilvia Csaranko (accordion/keys), Ilya Shneyveys (Drums/Bass), Jake Shulman-ment (Violin/Upper strings), Francesca Ter-berg (Cello/Tenor Lines) with Sarah Myerson leading the morning dance sessions,  more faculty details to follow.

This year we are taking the theme of ensembles and orchestras to a whole new level, with a faculty who have extensive experience, arranging, composing and conducting orchestras and large ensembles. This is about us playing together!

Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with an incredible team of teachers at the helm to inspire you to explore this celebratory, soulful and melodic music from nineteeth century Jewish Eastern Europe.

Go at your own pace, learn great tunes and gain knowledge of the modes, ornamentation, rhythms and accompaniment that give klezmer its unique flavour. Play in small ensembles, be part of the Klezfest Orchestra and learn tips and tricks on your instrument to play in a klezmer style. There will also be a faculty concert and plenty of opportunity for jamming in the evenings.

This is a course for everyone who plays an instrument and wants to go deeper into learning about klezmer style. We welcome people who are new to klezmer, but you will need a good grasp of your instrument in order to participate. The course will be taught by ear as well as using the dots and there will be opportunities to develop both of these skills. We aim to set a pace that is right for everybody, and will be able to work in smaller groups for instrument-specific tuition and ensemble playing.

*Scholarships are available – please email jewishmusic@jmi.org.uk for more information.

Full rate £250
(£225 if booked before 1st June 2024)
Student / Senior rate £175 (£160 if booked before 1st June 2024)
Senior rate is set at 65+

Refund policy:
10% deducted if cancelled before 1 June
25% deducted if cancelled before 1 July.
50% deducted  if cancelled after 1 August.

Jewish Music Institute
Room 536
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square,
London WC1H 0XG

£160.00 – £250.00

£160.00 – £250.00


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Klezfest 24 Student / Concessions
Student / 65+
£ 175.00
Klezfest 24: Adult registration
Adult: 18+ & – 65
£ 250.00
SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square,
London, WC1H 0XG United Kingdom
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