Jewish Music Festival in Boston, MA –March 25 and 26

A GREAT event celebrating 26 years of the world renowned Klezmer
Conservatory Band
, with workshops, discussion and more! in happening March 25 and 26 in Newton, MA.
Klezmer Conservatory Band Reunion Concert and Mini Music Festival
at the Leventhal Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton Street, Newton, MA
JCC Box Office: 617-965-5226

A celebration of klezmer in Boston, birthplace of the klezmer
revival, features the Klezmer Conservatory Band along with former
band members Michael Alpert, Rosalie Gerut, Jeff Warschauer, Deborah
and other surprise guests!

Saturday, March 25, 2006 ­ 8pm
Sunday, March 26, 2006 ­ Concert ­ 4:00

This coming weekend is a small Jewish music festival – the first in Boston in over a decade with exciting workshops:

Workshop Schedule
Sunday, March 26, 2006 ­ 1:30-3:30 Workshop

Dance, sing, play music or learn to kibbutz in Yiddish with these
entertaining and informative workshops. This is a unique opportunity
to participate in interactive workshops with some of the greatest
talents on today’s Klezmer scene.

1:30-2:30 pm Eastern European Yiddish Dance -Learn to dance with
an “old world flavor”. Michael Alpert, world-renowned vocalist and
member of the legendary Band, Brave Old World, leads this unique
dance workshop. All Levels Welcome!

1:30-2:30 pm Instant Klezmer -Play klezmer music in a flash. Bring
your instrument and participate in this great opportunity to learn
from the master, Hankus Netsky, founder of KCB and one of the leaders
of the klezmer revival.

1:30 – 2:30pm Fidl ­ Kapelye – This workshop geared for all bowed
instruments and tsimbl, will focus on learning music by ear and
playing in a fluid, dynamic and interactive way. Please bring your
instrument to this session led by Klezmer musician Deborah Strauss.

1:30 – 2:30pm Taste of Yiddish – Yiddish for the non-Yiddish
speaker. Schlep over to the JCC for a nosh of this Hamish language
with Workmen’s Circle Yiddish instructor Dovid Braun

2:40 – 3:40pm Yiddish Sing-Along ­ Experience the power and poetry of
Yiddish folk music with Workmen’s Circle music director Lisa
Gallatin. Singers of all levels are welcome.

2:40 – 3:40 pm Klezmer Jam -Bring your instrument and jam with JCC
Klezmer Band instructor Barry Shapiro. All levels welcome

2:40 -3:40 pm Round Table Discussion: Klezmer Revival, Nu? What’s
Next. Join KCB’s Hankus Netsky, duo Jeff Warschauer and Deborah
Strauss, BOW’s Michael Alpert and KlezmerShack’s Ari Davidow for
an informative and entertaining discussion about Jewish music. Free

Workshop Fee: JCC Members: $5 per workshop General: $7 per workshop
Concerts: JCC Members $20; General $22;
Youth: JCC Members $14; General $16
Festival Pass (concert plus workshops): JCC Members $24; General $23

Pre-registration recommended. Please call 617-558-6486 for
registration information
Concert information call 617-965-5226

Co-sponsored by the KlezmerShack,, and
Workmen’s Circle,