My events

Jul 15, 2020

Berlin, DE

Kleznic 2020

Once again we will gather together under a big tree in Tempelhof Field to play some klezmer! 

Jul 25, 2020

- Aug 1, 2020 Antalkių, Kaunas region, LT

Traditional singing course | COSMOS - CANCELLED

​Sasha is heading to Lithuania to teach Yiddish lyric songs and traditional Jewish chants at traditional  singing course in Lithuania. 

Jul 29, 2020

– Aug 23, Weimar, DE

Yiddish Summer Weimar

Yiddish Summer Weimar is celebration 20 years of one of the most important institutions in Yiddish culture in the world. Due to COVID!( the whole program was edited to create a safe space for workshops and concerts. This is one of the very few events this summer that is actually happening in person. Check out the  new program and register now!

Aug 02, 2020

Weimar, DE

LEBEDIK - Yiddish songways

The journey of Yiddish song from its home in Eastern Europe to New York’s Lower East Side. This collaboration between celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist extraordinaire Craig Judelman follows the twists and turns of Yiddish song, from intimate folk art to sophisticated theater and art song. With guest accordionist Sanne Möricke, a leader of the Berlin-based klezmer scene for decades. A summit meeting of world-class Yiddish musicians from the USA, Eastern and Western Europe!

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

 

This event is presented by Yiddish Summer Weimar

Aug 04, 2020

Erfurt, DE

LEBEDIK - Yiddish songways

The journey of Yiddish song from its home in Eastern Europe to New York’s Lower East Side. This collaboration between celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist extraordinaire Craig Judelman follows the twists and turns of Yiddish song, from intimate folk art to sophisticated theater and art song. With guest accordionist Sanne Möricke, a leader of the Berlin-based klezmer scene for decades. A summit meeting of world-class Yiddish musicians from the USA, Eastern and Western Europe!

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

 

This event is presented by Yiddish Summer Weimar

Aug 05, 2020

Eisenach, DE

LEBEDIK - Yiddish songways

The journey of Yiddish song from its home in Eastern Europe to New York’s Lower East Side. This collaboration between celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist extraordinaire Craig Judelman follows the twists and turns of Yiddish song, from intimate folk art to sophisticated theater and art song. With guest accordionist Sanne Möricke, a leader of the Berlin-based klezmer scene for decades. A summit meeting of world-class Yiddish musicians from the USA, Eastern and Western Europe!

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

 

This event is presented by Yiddish Summer Weimar

Aug 15, 2020

Leipzig, DE

LEBEDIK - Yiddish songways

The journey of Yiddish song from its home in Eastern Europe to New York’s Lower East Side. This collaboration between celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist extraordinaire Craig Judelman follows the twists and turns of Yiddish song, from intimate folk art to sophisticated theater and art song. With guest accordionist Sanne Möricke, a leader of the Berlin-based klezmer scene for decades. A summit meeting of world-class Yiddish musicians from the USA, Eastern and Western Europe!

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

 

This event is presented by Yiddish Summer Weimar

Aug 21, 2020

Weimar, DE

Yiddish Summer Weimar Final Concert

A final meeting of this year’s Yiddish Summer Weimar artists and a chance to celebrate being together even in Covid-19 times, and a fond goodbye until next year! 
May we all meet again in health and peace!

Free admission. Donations gratefully accepted.

PLEASE NOTE! In case of bad weather this concert will be postponed to the next day. If the weather is still bad on the second day the concert will unfortunately have to be canceled.

Line-up: 
Alan Bern (USA/D) – piano, accordion
Szilvia Csaranko (D) – accordion, piano
Christian Dawid (D) – clarinet, trombone, tuba
Susi Evans (GB) – clarinet
Patrick Farrell (USA/D) – accordion
Mark Kovnatskiy (RUS/D) – violin
Svetlana Kundish (UA/IL/D) – voice
Sanne Möricke (NL/D) – accordion
Sasha Lurje (LV/D) – voice
Craig Judelman (US) – violin 

Aug 19, 2020

–Aug 24, 2020 Lalacelle, FR

RDV Klezmer @ Le Tapis Vert - NEW DATE!!!!

This event was rescheduled due to COVID!(

A 4-day workshop in Yiddish song, dance and klezmer music in picturesque Normandy with a stellar faculty from 4 different countries, including Frank London, Sasha Lurje, Craig Judelman, Amit Weisberger and others. 

Aug 23, 2020

– Aug 28 Lantier, CA

KlezKanada -changed to online program

This event got canceled due to COVID19. 

 

Even though KlezKanada had to cancel the in person program, there will be a FANTASTIC online series of workshops, lectures, concerts, etc. Check out the website to learn more and register NOW! 

Aug 29, 2020

online

forshpil:tsvey album release live event

Forshpil is one of the most innovative bands in the Yiddish world today, successfully blending traditional Yiddish songs with psychedelic rock sounds. Their approach to historically informed performance is heavily influenced by workshops at Yiddish Summer Weimar that they have been taking and teaching for many years. Yiddish Summer Weimar is proud to invite Ilya and Sasha for an online conversation with festival director Dr Alan Bern, where they will listen to the new album and talk about the music, Yiddish culture and creating long-distance art.

This album is available now at forshpil.bandcamp.com

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