In our introductory workshop you can learn the basics of the klezmer style on your instrument, taught by professional musicians. On top of that, you get the chance to meet the members of the orchestra.
Sheet music is helpful, but it does not say anything about how the music is actually being played, which is why we do not send sheet music out in advance. Learning how to interpret the written music in klezmer style is one of the main aspects of the introductory workshop. Learning by ear does also play a role, although there will be sheet music for most of the tunes.
Professional klezmer musicians teach you the basic principles of klezmer music theory and how to play it on your instrument. Our multifaceted team gives you the opportunity to get to know different approaches and musical signatures.
Klezmer music is dance music – which is why we will also learn the basics of the specific yiddish dances and rhythms.
Klezmer music had originally been transmitted orally – our approach to teaching klezmer music today mirrors this tradition. Additionally, it encourages your individual way of interpreting music and being creative with it. After the introductory workshop, you will have enough time to use what you learned and rehearse for the upcoming concert on your own. During the final rehearsal we will set the final arrangements.
Full participation in BOTH rehearsal weekends (introductory workshop + final rehearsals) is a basic requirement for participation in the concert. It is not possible to register for the workshop alone.
Introductory workshop klezmer orchestra 2023: February 24th to 26th.
Final rehearsals and concert in Erfurt: May 18-21, 2023
Participation should not fail due to financial hurdles. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot afford the fee.
THANK YOU for the enormous interest!
We are overwhelmed by the number of people who want to work with us.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any more players this year.
Space on stage is quite simply limited.
Save the date:
Klezmer Orchestra Workshop 2024: February 6th to 18th
Final rehearsals and concert: May 9th to 12th
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