On 24th April Oxford Branch is hosting an online Klezmer Workshop given by Susi Evans. There will be two one-hour sessions, from 2.30 to 3.30 then 3.50 to 4.50.
The afternoon is a shortened version of this four hour workshop:
The workshop will focus on playing klezmer melodies with attention to details such as, ornamentation, phrasing, use of modes, and structure and variation of the melody. We will listen to historical recordings from the early 1900’s and learn about the history, context and development of klezmer music from the old world of Eastern Europe to New York in the 1950’s. Tuition will include a mixture of playing by ear and reading from sheet music. Materials can be sent in advance for preparation.
Clarinettist Susi Evans is a founder member of She’Koyokh and the London Klezmer Quartet and co-author of the Klezmer Playbook. She is a regular faculty member at KlezFest London and Yiddish Summer Weimar, and tutors an 80 piece klezmer orchestra in Erfurt, Germany.
The cost of the workshop is £6. If you would like to attend, please notify oxfordsrporguk . Please pay in advance by making a transfer to:
Account: SRP Oxford
Sort code: 40-35-34
If that is not possible, please send a cheque payable to SRP Oxford to
22 Hayward Road
Oxford OX2 8LW