Do you want to learn how to play Klezmer music from world-renowned Klezmer musicians, including Michael Alpert, Hankus Netsky, Pete Rushefsky, Lorin Sklamberg and Ilene Stahl? Then grab your instrument and love of learning to be guided by some of the best Klezmer musicians and teachers in the United States today. Through UClezLA we bring musicians and music lovers of all ages the chance to play and dance to Klezmer music and learn about Yiddish culture in a fun and interactive environment. In addition to the music and dance workshops led by outstanding musicians, other workshops have participants explore Yiddish songs and poetry with Yiddishist and UCLA Professor Miri Koral, while still others delve into the historical development of Jewish folk music in America with UCLA scholar and Professor, Mark Kligman, Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music. Plan on staying for the Klezmer Dance Party in the late afternoon!
Get in the mood for UClezLA by coming to the free screening of Emmy award winning documentary "In the Fiddler's House", featuring Itzhak Perlman, the night before!
This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. It is co-sponsored by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the Department of Ethnomusicology, the Department of Musicology, the UCLA Division of Humanities, the UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies.