6 2020

Exploring Jewish Music Traditions: Klezmer

10:00AM - 4:30PM  

FOUR FREE WORKSHOPS exploring Klezmer, the mesmerizing musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Five groundbreaking female Klezmer musicians from around the country join in this virtual residency.

Workshop 1 - The Klezmer Awakening  10 am - 10:45 am
Join folklorist Amy Skillman for a conversation with violinist Cookie Segelstein and clarinetist Ilene Stahl exploring the revival of Klezmer music in the US, the aesthetics of the tradition, and the relationship of the sound to both secular and spiritual identity.

Workshop 2 - Sing Out! Bring Your Voices and Instruments  11:15 am - 12:15 pm
An opportunity to learn by singing, playing along, or just listening as Lauren Brody and Susan Leviton explore several songs under the umbrella of Jewish music, both traditional and newly composed.

Workshop 3 - Klezmer Suffrage: An Interview with Women in Jewish Music  1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
The extraordinary and diverse family histories and personal journeys of five women who have crafted lives in Jewish music. Featuring Lauren Brody, Susan Leviton, Cookie Segelstein and Ilene Stahl; moderated by Susan Hoffman Watts

Workshop 4 - “Whose Song is This?” The Wonders of Song Migration  3 pm - 4:30 pm
All the musicians contribute to a whirlwind exploration of how the tangled roots of songs lead to the widest variety of musical expression over time, geography, and even political boundaries! This session will culminate in finale performances to cap a great day of musical exploration. Featuring Lauren Brody, Susan Leviton, Cookie Segelstein and Ilene Stahl.

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Sponsor: Susquehanna Folk Music Society