Henri Oppenheimer will be leading a conference on klezmer music
at University of Montreal at 7:30
3200, Rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal
The event occus this Monday, March 21 2011.
This conference is designed for non-specialists, and covers some basic elements of the history of Jews in Europe, an overview of the different instruments, different origins of the repertoire, discussion about what makes the “Jewish sound” (and, ‘is there a “Jewish sound”?), a segment about “klezmer orchestration”. There will also be a review of main bands and artists in the world. Since some members of the group Magillah will attend, there will probably be a few pieces at the end.