KlezmerQuerque 2018

Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18

President's Day Weekend

Featuring Three Special guest artists:
Henry Sapoznik (banjo, Yiddish song, Historian)
Margot Leverett (klezmer clarinet virtuoso)
Avia Moore (dance)

The 16th Annual KlezmerQuerque is a three-day festival featuring klezmer dance and music which is rooted in the traditional wedding rituals of the Jews of Eastern Europe.  KlezmerQuerque is co-produced by Congregation Nahalat Shalom, the 22-piece Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band and the dance troupe Rikud. 

The festival presents a wide variety of events for all ages, abilities and budgets including a free children’s event, concerts, dance parties, lecture-presentations, and “hands-on” workshops in music and dance. 

Three special guest artists known for their expertise and scholarship in klezmer music and dance will be featured at all events throughout the weekend.

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Henry Sapoznik, the four-time Grammy nominated founder of the klezmer revival will be featured playing banjo, singing in Yiddish and giving lecture-presentations. 

Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Margot Leverett will be performing with Mr. Sapoznik and teaching workshops.

Avia Moore - dance leader, teacher, and choreographer from Toronto, Canada - will be leading dances at the parties and teaching workshops.  KlezmerQuerque will also feature music and dance by many local klezmer artists including: The Rebbe’s Orkestra, The Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band, Rikud Dancers, Alavados, Di Kavene Kapelye and Beth Cohen.

Individual event prices range from free to $25 and there’s an all-event early-bird discount of $85 for seniors/students and $95 for general admission. The early-bird discount ends Thursday, February 8 at 11:59PM after which the senior/student all-event price is $95 and general is $115.  For additional information,  contact event coordinator, Beth Cohen: (505) 243-6276.