Klezmer Music Ensemble

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This band offers a creative outlet for the study, performance, and ultimately, preservation, of klezmer music in a relaxed and non-judgmental, but serious, environment.  While some degree of basic musicianship is requested (ability to play by ear and/or sight-read, basic competence on at least one instrument), the group is open to musicians with different levels of musicianship and backgrounds.

Don’t know what klezmer is? Come find out firsthand and learn to play one of the world’s greatest and most quickly evolving musical folk genres.  

Klezmer instrumentation typically includes piano, drums, bass, violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and accordion, but all instruments are welcome.

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]


Hillel House
1521 University Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2021
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
Raysh studied with the Maxwell St. Klezmer Band in the 90's and has since attended and performed at least a half dozen klezmer festivals, established and directed Northwestern University's Klezmer band (which continues, seven years after its founding), conducted Klezmer fieldwork in Germany, and continues to research and write on the international Klezmer phenomenon. David is currently a Doctoral student in clarinet performance at the University of Minnesota. He has performed extensively throughout the country and was the founder of the Atzmus Klezmer Ensemble in Cincinnati.
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Class times: 
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 09 2009 .
Wed, 09/30/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 10/07/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 10/28/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 11/04/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 11/11/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 11/18/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 11/25/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 12/02/2009 - 16:30
Wed, 12/09/2009 - 16:30
Additional class time information: 
Beginning the week of September 28th, rehearsals will take place every week, with the exception of academic vacation periods and/or holidays. Exact day/time TBA. Please check back for updates
Hillel House
1521 University Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414-2021
United States
44° 58' 43.8816" N, 93° 14' 1.8636" W
Additional class location information: 
To enter the building you must buzz in and identify yourself. Say that you are there for Klezmer rehearsal
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