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Klezmer Learners
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Temple Israel

Event Details

The Klezmer Learners will be hard at work this fall practicing for Simchat Torah. Join the band - anyone with basic skill on their instrument is welcome!

Veteran Yiddish musician and singer Yosl Kurland of the Wholesale Klezmer Band teaches the elements of Yiddish music that make it distinctive and "Jewish." We'll work on melody, countermelody, accompaniment, ornamentation, and rhythm. Students will learn to play variations on base melodies, how to tell a story with their instruments, how to accompany traditional Ashkenazic dance. They will incorporate Yiddish style into their playing through singing tunes before playing them.

Free for Temple Israel members. $30 for each 6 class series for non-members.