KlezmerQuerque 2016, February 12th-14th

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VERETSKI PASS:  MUSIC FROM THE CARPATHIAN BOW

Veretski Pass features Cookie Segelstein - Violin; Joshua Horowitz – Chromatic Button Accordion; and Stuart Brotman - Cello

Veretski smallerIn Eastern Europe, the roots of World Music go back centuries. Jews and Moslems, Magyars, Rumanians, Ukrainians and Roma played music together in an atmosphere of sharing, in a multicultural area where professional musicians had to know as many musical styles as the diverse languages of the people with whom they lived and worked. Across the Veretski Pass, the mountain pass in the Carpathians through which Magyar tribes into crossed into the Carpathian basin in 895 AD, and through which the emigrating Jews first settled in Transcarpathia, the musical traditions were as varied as the people who lived there.

Taking its name from this cultural hotbed, Veretski Pass offers a unique and exciting combination of virtuosic musicianship and raw energy that has excited concertgoers across the world. With colorful instrumentation, unique arrangements and compositions, Veretski Pass plays "Old Country" music: music with origins in the Ottoman Empire, once fabled as the borderlands of the East and the West. In a true collage of Carpathian, Jewish, Rumanian and Ottoman styles, typical suites contain dances from Moldavia and Bessarabia, Jewish melodies from Poland and Rumania, Hutzul wedding music from Carpathian-Ruthenia, and haunting Rebetic aires from Smyrna, seamlessly integrated with original compositions. Much of this rare music has been gleaned from field recordings gathered by the musicians in numerous trips throughout Europe, as well as from family members.

Often touring in Europe, they have twice been chosen as ambassadors representing traditional Jewish Instrumental Music of Eastern Europe for the German World Exhibition of Klezmer History (Klezmerwelten) and have headlined the Jewish Music Festival of the University of London. They recently performed at the prestigious Concertgebouw Concert Hall in Amsterdam to a sold out audience with a standing ovation, and their CDs have repeatedly been on the 10-best recordings lists of journalists. Cookie’s unique violin style was featured for a Jewish wedding scene on HBO’s “Sex and the City” and Josh and Stu’s compositions provided the music for Jes Benstock's award-winning film “The Holocaust Tourist."

The Musicians

d1000007Cookie Segelstein, violin, received her Masters degree in Viola from The Yale School of Music in 1984. Until moving to California in 2010, she was principal violist in Orchestra New England and assistant principal in The New Haven Symphony, as well as on the music faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. She is the founder and director of Veretski Pass, a member of Budowitz, The Youngers of Zion with Henry Sapoznik, has performed with Kapelye, The Klezmatics, Frank London, Klezmer Fats and Swing with Pete Sokolow and the late Howie Leess, Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, and The Klezmer Conservatory Band.

Cookie has presented lecture demonstrations and workshops on klezmer fiddling all over the world, including at Yale University, University of Wisconsin in Madison, Marshall University in Huntington, West VA, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, University of Oregon in Eugene, Pacific University, SUNY-Cortland, and at Klezmerwochen in Weimar, Germany.

She is a regular staff member at Living Traditions' Klez Kamp, Klezmerquerque,Klez Kanada, Klez California, Klezmer Festival Fürth, Klezfest London, and has been a performing artist at Centrum's Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Wash.

She was featured on the ABC documentary, “A Sacred Noise”, heard on HBO’s “Sex and the City”, appears in the Miramax film, “Everybody’s Fine” starring Robert De Niro, and heard on several recordings including the Veretski Pass self titled release, Trafik, and The Klezmer Shul, Budowitz Live, the Koch International label with Orchestra New England in The Orchestral Music of Charles Ives, Hazònes with Frank London, A Living Tradition with the late Moldovan clarinetist, German Goldenshteyn, Fleytmuzik with Adrianne Greenbaum, and Budowitz Live.

She is also the publisher of "the Music of..." series of klezmer transcriptions. Active as a Holocaust educator and curriculum advisor, she has been a frequent lecturer at the Women’s Correctional Facility in Niantic, CT. She is on the boards of both the North California Viola Society, and the American String Teacher Association, Bay Area chapter. Cookie is also an Apple Certified Support Professional, and owns and operates The Macmama. Cookie lives in Berkeley, California with her husband, Josh Horowitz, two cats, a dog and her occasionally visiting adult children.

VP Josh Acc 1Joshua Horowitz, chromatic button accordion, received his Masters degree in  Composition and Music Theory from the Academy of Music in Graz, Austria, where he taught Music Theory and served as Research Fellow and Director of the Yiddish Music Research Project for eight years.

He is the founder and director of the ensemble Budowitz, a founding member of Veretski Pass and has performed and recorded with Itzhak Perlman, The Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Theodore Bikel, Ben Goldberg, Rubin and Horowitz, Brave Old World, Adrienne Cooper and Ruth Yaakov. His music was recently featured in the British film, “Some of my best friends are... Jewish / Muslim”, awarded the Sandford St. Martin Trust Religious Broadcasting Award and is also featured in the new film by Jes Benstock, "The Holocaust Tourist".

His recordings with Veretski Pass, Budowitz, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Rubin & Horowitz and Alicia Svigals, have achieved international recognition and he is the recipient of more than 40 awards for his work as both composer and performer.

He was one of the co-founders of the Austrian experimental composer collective, “Die Andere Saite” and received the Prize of Honor by the Austrian government for his orchestral composition, “Tenebrae.” Following his children’s Opera, “Der Wilde Man”, Joshua received The “Award for Outstanding Talent in Composition” by the City of Graz and was twice finalist in the National American ASCAP competition. While teaching at the Graz Academy of Music he was awarded both The David Herzog and Fritz Spielman Awards, and received ongoing support from Louise M. Davies for his dedication to music creativity and education.

In 2001, Joshua’s group, Budowitz was chosen by the Austrian government to represent the country in the International Celebration of World Culture’s held at the “House of the Cultures of The World” in Berlin.

Joshua taught Advanced Jazz Theory at Stanford University with the late saxophonist Stan Getz and is a regular teacher at Klez Kamp, Klezmerquerque, Klez Kanada, Klez California and the Klezmer Festival Fürth. His musicological work is featured in four books, including The Sephardic Songbook with Aron Saltiel and The Ultimate Klezmer, and he has written numerous articles on the counterpoint of J.S. Bach.

VP Stu cello klezmer32Stuart Brotman, basy (cello), has been an accomplished performer, arranger and recording artist in the ethnic music field for over 50 years. A founding member of Los Angeles' Ellis Island Band, he has been a moving force in the klezmer revival since its beginning, and has defined klezmer bass (“It’s a large instrument that plays really low and has an accent.”)

He holds a B.A. in music with a concentration in Ethnomusicology from the University of California at Los Angeles, and has taught at Klez Kamp, Buffalo on the Roof, the Balkan Music and Dance Workshops, Klezmerquerque, Klez Kanada, Klez California, and numerous European festivals and institutes, including Oxford University, Klezfest London, Yiddish Summer Weimar, Klezmer Festival Fürth, and the Krakow Jewish Festival.

Stu has been recording, touring, and teaching New Jewish Music with world class ensemble, Brave Old World since 1989, and is featured in the PBS Great Performances film and CD, “Itzhak Perlman, in the Fiddler’s House,” and in the 2010 documentary, “Song of the Lodz Ghetto, with the music of Brave Old World.”

Long admired as a versatile soloist and sensitive accompanist in traditional and pop music circles, he has toured and recorded with Canned Heat, Kaleidoscope, and Geoff and Maria Muldaur, and played cimbalom on Ry Cooder’s celebrated recording, “Jazz,” which premiered at Carnegie Hall.

Stu appeared in the Los Angeles production of Joshua Sobol’s “Ghetto,” the San Francisco production of “Shlemiel the First,” by Isaac Bashevis Singer, played cimbalom in “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” and contrabass balalaika in “Love Affair.”

He produced The Klezmorim's Grammy nominated album, "Metropolis," has recorded with The Klezmorim, Kapelye, Andy Statman, the Klezmer Conservatory Band, Davka, The San Francisco Klezmer Experience, and Khevrisa. Stuart lives in Berkeley, California.
For Booking Information: Please contact Cookie Segelstein, 510-705-1497, cookie@veretskipass.com www.veretskipass.com

PLUS-ABQ's own klezmer & Judaic ensemble:

The Rebbe's Orkestra

RebOrk6 MoreInsts DeboLFT smIncorporating the sounds and rhythms of Jewish music from many parts of the world, The Rebbe's Orkestra brings a unique style to Klezmer–the Jewish instrumental dance music of Eastern Europe. The band's repertoire also includes instrumental pieces from the Middle-East, folk songs in Yiddish, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), Hebrew, Arabic and Romanes (the language of the Roma/ Gypsies), Israeli folk dance tunes, traditional fiddle tunes and songs from New Mexico, as well as traditional music from the Mediterranean and the Balkans. Recording and performing throughout the southwest since 1996, The Rebbe's Orkestra has been exploring the ways in which Jewish people have interacted with surrounding musical traditions over the centuries to produce music which is uplifting and uniquely Jewish. From Spain to Iraq, Poland to the Mediterranean: The Rebbe's Orkestra plays tunes and songs as widely divergent as the geography and yet with surprisingly similar themes that would make any Rebbe kvell and dance with joy.

Band members of The Rebbe's Orkestra are:

  • Beth Cohen-violin/mandolin/banjo/vocals;
  • Barbara Friedman-bass/tambura/vocals;
  • Randy Edmunds-guitar/tambura/vocals; and
  • Debo Orlofsky-accordion/vocals.
  • Mary Masuk-percussion (doumbek, tapan, riqq, daide, snare drum, cymbal, Turkish wooden spoons, & tar drum).
  • Often appearing with the ensemble is guest clarinetist Clara Byom, dance leader Jamie Cohen-Edmunds &/or dance leaders from Nahalat Shalom's 'Rikud' Yiddish dance troupe.

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THE REBBE'S ORKESTRA celebrated the release of its first CD at KlezmerQuerque 2010: "Klezmer y Mas"!!
Available at KlezmerQuerque.
 

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AVIA MOORE – Yiddish dance:

AviaMoore tBalancing individual expression and community togetherness, traditional Yiddish dance is as beautiful as it is fun. With plenty of room for variation, these are dances that everyone can enjoy together. Avia Moore instills her workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

Avia grew up dancing, a child of the folk music scene in Western Canada. As a young child at family dances led by her own family, she used to pride herself on dancing every dance. Over the years Avia has performed with several folk dance performance groups, including Balada Romanian Folkdance Ensemble (Edmonton).

Avia holds a BA Honours in Drama at the University of Alberta. MA in Devised Theatre at Dartington College of Arts in Devon. At Dartington College Avia focused on cultural memory and performance, developing new work from traditional source material and completing her master’s thesis “Fragmented Memory in Emerging Cultural Practices: Cultural Transformation and the Search for New Yiddish Theatre”.

Avia has a life-time of festival experience. Known for her dedication, creativity, enthusiasm, and strength in leadership, Avia has worked extensively as a creative producer with festivals and cultural organizations across North America as well as on individual artistic projects in North America and Europe.

Avia teaches workshops and leads dancing at festivals and events internationally including KlezKanada, the Ashkenaz Festival (Canada), International Dance Flurry Festival (Saratoga Springs, New York), Zlatne Uste Golden Festival (New York), Jewish Community Center in St Petersburg (Russia), Internationales Klezmer Festival Fürth (Germany), Yiddish Summer Weimar (Germany), KlezNorth (England), the Montreal Jewish Music Festival (Canada), and the Montreal Baroque Festival (Canada). She is a featured dance leader at YIDDISH TANTSHOYZ PARTIES and PRIVATE EVENTS in Montreal, Toronto, New York, Baltimore, London, Paris, Boston, and Krakow.

In addition to leading the dancing at Friday AND Saturday nights' dance parties, Avia will offer three dance workshops on Sunday, February 14.  See details on the Workshops page.  

 
 
 

KlezmerQuerque 2016 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, February 12th 6PM-9:30PM: KLEZMERQUERQUE 2016 OPENING EVENT:
‘Der Freylekher Shabes’ featuring GUEST ARTISTS: VERETSKI PASS & dancer AVIA MOORE.

Plus cantorial soloist Beth Cohen, Alavados, The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band, Rikud Yiddish dancers, The Rebbe's Orkestra-klezmer & Judaic band & Di Kavene Kapelye.

6PM- DOORS Open – AND SPECIAL Families & Children dance program: Dancing is a beautiful way to bring families and communities together. Join dance leader AVIA MOORE for a short dance workshop for families and children of all ages!!

6:30PM- A joyous danced & participatory ‘old country’ heimishe (homey) Shabbat service led by cantorial soloist Beth Cohen, Alavados ensemble & Rikud Yiddish dancers-includes blessings for candles, mishebeyrach, kaddish yatom, kiddush & motzee.

7:15-Vegetarian potluck dinner ... 7:50-Birkat Hamazon.

7:55-Cameo performance: THE REBBE'S ORKESTRA-klezmer & Judaic band.

8:10-Cameo performance: VERETSKI PASS will perform sections from their Klezmer Shul project for which they received a grant to create a non-divisive musical shul service with elements from all of the regions of the Pale of Settlement. The Klezmer Shul, is a four movement suite that attempts to bridge the gap between the sacred and the secular, not through the use of words, but with purely instrumental music. This work is intended as a spiritual experience, as well as pure concert music. Veretski Pass offers it as a gesture of reconciliation in a world divided by doctrine, and dedicates it to the memory of musicians lost to war.

8:35-9:20PM: Klezmer music by The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band & Di Kavene Kapelye, with dances led by AVIA MOORE & Rikud Dancers.

Attend any part or all of the evening’s celebrations!

FREE & OPEN TO ALL - DONATIONS WELCOME ANYTIME ON LINE OR BY CHECK: $18 Suggested donation

SATURDAY, February 13th 10am-noon, Shabbos Koydesh Service:

Shabbos Koydesh Service – daven with traditional nusach, nigunnim and joyous contemporary melodies...
Led by RABBI DEBORAH BRIN, cantorial soloist Beth Cohen with Alavados Holy Days band.

DANCING WELCOME & ENCOURAGED! Service followed by a short Oneg (kiddush & snack).
FREE & OPEN TO ALL – Donations accepted anytime in advance online or by mail - $18-suggested donation

[Saturday February 13th 2-4pm, PRIVATE Masterclasses for The Nahalat Shalom Klezmer Band & Rikud dancers with GUEST ARTISTS].

Saturday Feb. 13th 6:30-9:30pm-CONCERT & DANCE PARTY featuring VERETSKI PASS & AVIA MOORE

Tickets are $18-IN ADVANCE at:

Bookworks (505) 344-8139, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ABQ, NM,
GuitarVista (505) 268-1133, 3117 Silver Ave. SE, ABQ, NM,

--or, after January 6, on this website--watch this space!

1 ticket is included with an ALL-EVENT Package.
Tickets are $20.00 AT THE DOOR & $18.00 for students with an ID.
Individual Concert ticket reservations will not be taken or held over the phone --
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS can be bought only at Bookworks, GuitarVista, On-Line ---or at the door.

6:30pm-DOORS OPEN 

7pm –opening act: The Rebbe’s Orkestra-Klezmer & Judaic Band.

VP Klezkanada01687:30pm- Concert by VERETSKI PASS: Venturing beyond the known horas, freylekhs, bulgars and shers of Moldova, Ukraine and Romania, the musicians of Veretski Pass mine the obereks, kujawiaks, krakowiaks and polkas of Poland, a land that was once home to three million Jews. Inspired by the 1901 story, A Gilgul Fun a Nign (Metamorphosis of a Melody), written by Polish Jewish author I.L. Peretz, this repertoire draws from previously unknown Hasidic melodies, Polish country dances, contemporary and 19th century ethnographic collections and field research by the musicians and their colleagues. Drawing on these sources, Veretski Pass has re-imagined, re-composed and re-arranged old urban and rural music to enrich the genre currently known as klezmer music. It is the meeting of Jewish and Polish music - a missing link in the klezmer revival.

8:30PM- 15 min. intermission to nosh, shmooze, buy CDs/ merch, & move a few chairs back for the...

8:45PM- Dance Party with dancing led by AVIA MOORE to more music by VERETSKI PASS & friends! You can still hang out, listen, watch & enjoy–even if you don’t want to dance!!

SUNDAY, February 14th from 10am 5:30pm --THREE 90-minute workshop sessions in music & dance with our special guest artists. ($20 each session). ++PLUS a special catered Lunch 'n Learn--presentation by Cookie Segelstein “Jews of the Prairie” ($15.00) - LUNCH RESERVATION DEADLINE WAS FEBRUARY 5th. (If you missed the deadline, feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy the LEARNing ($5 min donation please)

Sunday Feb. 14th 10-11:30am -WORKSHOP SESSION #1: klezmer music OR dance ($20.00)--pick one:

1- Dance- Avia Moore presents Zay Freylekh: Learn the building blocks of Yiddish dance through the traditional circle and line dances. We will focus on steps and style for freylekhs, bulgars, and zhoks.

2- Music - Stu Brotman & Josh Horowitz of VERETSKI PASS will teach Old World Bandstand: Improvisation in the old style varying motivic cells in a tune through the "Simon Says" method. Students will learn accompaniment lines, ornamentation, alto, tenor and bass lines, fills and turnarounds as well as techniques for combining tunes in suites to facilitate dances. This class will contain elements of VP's other classes like Rocky Rhythms (an intense series of drills carefully designed to loosen the bond between the melody and the beat, recovering lost traditions of rhythmic flexibility), and Grand Theft Ottoman (Klezmer tunes learned side by side with their cultural neighbors’ renditions following analysis of rare historical recordings), etc.

Sunday Feb. 14th Noon-2pm: LUNCH 'n LN ($15) -RESERVATION DEADLINE was FRIDAY, FEB. 5th. 

If you missed the deadline, feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy the LEARNing ($5 min donation please)

VP 3 brickEnjoy a delicious catered & homemade ‘milkhik’ lunch (NO meat / YES: fish, eggs, dairy & lots of veggie foods) to klezmer music by local klezmer musicians (band TBA). After lunch is COOKIE SEGELSTEIN’s fascinating presentation: “Jews of the Prairie” Growing up with Carpathian Jews in Cowboy Country. Cookie’s personal experience growing up in Kansas City, Missouri with Holocaust survivor parents in America’s Heartland.

Sunday Feb. 14th 2:15-3:45pm - WORKSHOP SESSION #2: klezmer music OR dance ($20.00)--pick one:

1- Dance - Avia Moore presents Shine On: Yiddish dance celebrates both the community and the individual. Learn style and steps that will help you improvising within the basic Yiddish Dance forms.

2- Music – Cookie Segelstein - violin: Violin class focuses on melody styles and this workshop is open to all melody players.

3- Music - Stu Brotman and Josh Horowitz will teach accompaniment. Accompaniment is also open to all players who want to learn bass lines as well as rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment.

Sunday Feb. 14th 4-5:30pm - WORKSHOP SESSION #3: klezmer music OR dance ($20.00)--pick one:

AviaMoore2014PhotoDmitriSlepovitch 721- Dance – Avia Moore presents Learning to Sher: This session will explore Yiddish Set Dances such as the sher as well as dances borrowed from neighboring cultures.

2 – Music- Stu Brotman and Cookie Segelstein will teach Polish Potpourri: On their latest recording, Veretski Pass explores a forgotten element in Jewish Music, the Music of Poland. In this class, we will explore Jewish melodies of as well as a rural Polish dance tunes, Polkas, Mazurkas, Obereks, etc.

3- Music- Josh Horowitz will teach Structures of Improvisation: An exploration of new forms and uncharted modal territory using common modulation patterns, Turkish Ottoman Makamat and experimental progressions.

5:35’ish - Everyone gathers for Zayt Gezints.Click on tabs above for more details.  Download complete schedule here.

All events take place at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ABQ, NM 87107, (505) 343-8227   Download registration form

This year KlezmerQuerque features the world-renowned klezmer trio from the San Francisco Bay Area VERETSKI PASS & dancer/choreographer/Yiddish dance leader and teacher Avia Moore from New York City/Canada -- AND more than 4 local klezmer acts will perform throughout the weekend. 

Saturday Feb. 13th 6:30-9:30pm-CONCERT & DANCE PARTY featuring VERETSKI PASS & AVIA MOORE

DOORS OPEN at 6:30pm

VP on Stage7pm –opening act: The Rebbe’s Orkestra-Klezmer & Judaic Band.

7:30pm- Concert by VERETSKI PASS: Venturing beyond the known horas, freylekhs, bulgars and shers of Moldova, Ukraine and Romania, the musicians of Veretski Pass mine the obereks, kujawiaks, krakowiaks and polkas of Poland, a land that was once home to three million Jews. Inspired by the 1901 story, A Gilgul Fun a Nign (Metamorphosis of a Melody), written by Polish Jewish author I.L. Peretz, this repertoire draws from previously unknown Hasidic melodies, Polish country dances, contemporary and 19th century ethnographic collections and field research by the musicians and their colleagues. Drawing on these sources, Veretski Pass has re-imagined, re-composed and re-arranged old urban and rural music to enrich the genre currently known as klezmer music. It is the meeting of Jewish and Polish music - a missing link in the klezmer revival.

8:30PM- 15 min. intermission to nosh, shmooze, buy CDs/ merch, & move a few chairs back for the...

8:45PM- Dance Party with dancing led by AVIA MOORE to more music by VERETSKI PASS & friends! You can still hang out, listen, watch & enjoy–even if you don’t want to dance!!AviaMoore2014PhotoDmitriSlepovitch 72

Tickets are $18-IN ADVANCE at:
Bookworks (505) 344-8139, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ABQ, NM, GuitarVista (505) 268-1133, 3117 Silver Ave. SE, ABQ, NM, or online at www.nahalatshalom.org

1 ticket is included with an ALL-EVENT Package.
Tickets are $20.00 AT THE DOOR & $18.00 for students with an ID.

Individual Concert ticket reservations will not be taken or held over the phone --
INDIVIDUAL TICKETS can be bought only at Bookworks, GuitarVista, On-Line ---or at the door. 

SUNDAY, February 14th from 10am 5:30pm --THREE 90-minute workshop sessions in music & dance with our special guest artists. ($20 each session). ++PLUS a special catered Lunch 'n Learn--presentation by Cookie Segelstein “Jews of the Prairie” ($15.00) - LUNCH RESERVATION DEADLINE WAS FEBRUARY 5th.

Sunday Feb. 14th 10-11:30am -WORKSHOP SESSION #1: klezmer music OR dance ($20.00)-pick one:

1- Dance- Avia Moore presents Zay Freylekh: Learn the building blocks of Yiddish dance through the traditional circle and line dances. We will focus on steps and style for freylekhs, bulgars, and zhoks.

2- Music - Stu Brotman & Josh Horowitz of VERETSKI PASS will teach Old World Bandstand: Improvisation in the old style varying motivic cells in a tune through the "Simon Says" method. Students will learn accompaniment lines, ornamentation, alto, tenor and bass lines, fills and turnarounds as well as techniques for combining tunes in suites to facilitate dances. This class will contain elements of VP's other classes like Rocky Rhythms (an intense series of drills carefully designed to loosen the bond between the melody and the beat, recovering lost traditions of rhythmic flexibility), and Grand Theft Ottoman (Klezmer tunes learned side by side with their cultural neighbors’ renditions following analysis of rare historical recordings), etc.

Sunday Feb. 14th Noon-2pm: LUNCH 'n LEARN ($15) -RESERVATION DEADLINE was FRIDAY, FEB. 5th. 

(If you missed the deadline, feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy the LEARNing ($5 min donation please)

Enjoy a delicious catered & homemade ‘milkhik’ lunch (NO meat / YES: fish, eggs, dairy & lots of veggie foods) to klezmer music by local klezmer musicians (band TBA). After lunch is COOKIE SEGELSTEIN’s fascinating presentation: “Jews of the Prairie” Growing up with Carpathian Jews in Cowboy Country. Cookie’s personal experience growing up in Kansas City, Missouri with Holocaust survivor parents in America’s Heartland.

Sunday Feb. 14th 2:15-3:45pm - WORKSHOP SESSION #2: klezmer music OR dance ($20.00)-pick one:

1- Dance - Avia Moore presents Shine On: Yiddish dance celebrates both the community and the individual. Learn style and steps that will help you improvising within the basic Yiddish Dance forms.

2- Music – Cookie Segelstein - violin: Violin class focuses on melody styles and this workshop is open to all melody players.

3- Music - Stu Brotman and Josh Horowitz will teach accompaniment. Accompaniment is also open to all players who want to learn bass lines as well as rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment.

Sunday Feb. 14th 4-5:30pm - WORKSHOP SESSION #3: klezmer music OR dance ($20.00)-pick one:

1- Dance – Avia Moore presents Learning to Sher: This session will explore Yiddish Set Dances such as the sher as well as dances borrowed from neighboring cultures.

2 – Music- Stu Brotman and Cookie Segelstein will teach Polish Potpourri: On their latest recording, Veretski Pass explores a forgotten element in Jewish Music, the Music of Poland. In this class, we will explore Jewish melodies of as well as a rural Polish dance tunes, Polkas, Mazurkas, Obereks, etc.

3- Music- Josh Horowitz will teach Structures of Improvisation: An exploration of new forms and uncharted modal territory using common modulation patterns, Turkish Ottoman Makamat and experimental progressions.

5:35’ish - Everyone gathers for Zayt Gezints.

Click on tabs above for more details. Download complete schedule here.
All events take place at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, ABQ, NM 87107, (505) 343-8227 Download registration form

   
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