If you haven’t already, meet 2012 Festival headliner Shye Ben Tzur. An Israeli composer, producer, and performer, Shye creates an intoxicating musical fusion that draws on Hebrew, Middle Eastern, and Indian influences. Catch his main stage festival performance (and North American debut) Sunday September 2 at 8pm! Shye was recently interviewed by Tamara Kramer of Montreal’s Shtetl… Read More »
Socalled featured in NOW Magazine’s September 1 listing on their monthly tip sheet of where to go and what to do!
Ashkenaz is pleased to partner this year for the first time with Chapters / Indigo Books, with in-store appearances by festival artists! Watch for the following performances: – Klezkonnection performs at Chapters Bayview Village (2901 Bayview Avenue, Toronto) on Sunday August 26th at 2pm – Opa! performs at Indigo Books in the Manulife Centre (55 Bloor… Read More »
Ashkenaz artistic director Eric Stein recently chatted with Debra Goldblatt-Sadowski of rock-it promotions about the festival, its evolution, and some of the 2012 highlights! Read the interview on InsideToronto here.
The Ashkenaz Festival together with Shadowland Theatre are energetically gearing up for Festival Parade production, which begins next week! Monday August 13th kicks off a whirlwind three weeks of work on the infamous Ashkenaz Parade, which promenades around Harbourfront Centre to conclude the Festival on September 3 (Labour Day), at 4pm. Parade production will take… Read More »
On August 1, The National Post selected the Ashkenaz Festival to be included in their “Month Ahead” feature! This inclusion was on the front page of the Arts & Life section which reaches an audience of over 420,000 people. So mark your calendar and save the date: the Festival begins on the 28th of August… Read More »
The 2012 Ashkenaz Festival team is thrilled to be adding the beautiful work of Leo Spellman (Szpilman) to the festival programme. Spellman, a 99-year-old composer and Holocaust survivor who settled in Toronto after World War II, composed “Rhapsody 1939-45” in a displaced person’s camp in Germany, in 1947. The score lay forgotten in a suitcase for… Read More »
The 2012 Ashkenaz Festival is pleased to announce details of the community workshop day with Shadowland Theatre on Sunday, August 26 at 918 Bathurst (just north of Bloor). This unique and fun-filled day is a lead-up event to the 2012 Festival – led by Ashkenaz staff and Shadowland interns – and a chance to take part in… Read More »
Ashkenaz brings dance to Bialik’s year-end celebration On June 21st, 2012, Bialik students were once again the participants of an Ashkenaz in the Schools program, this time through the art of Yiddish dance. As part of Panorama, Bialik’s week-long arts celebration program at the end of term, Ashkenaz brought dynamic dance teacher (and Artist Liaison… Read More »