We are thrilled to announce this year’s lineup with the launch of a brand new website that we hope will be a helpful and informative resource to our audience. Please take advantage of the terrific new interactive features that allow you to personalize and plan your Ashkenaz experience, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay close to the action and up to date on latest festival developments.
Thanks to the incredible support of our generous community we are once again able to present the Ashkenaz Festival almost entirely free to the public, but as always there are a handful of not-to-be-missed featured performances for which tickets are required. Tickets will be available from the Harbourfront Centre box office as of July 20.
This year’s 15th anniversary festival will feature perhaps our most diverse lineup yet. Our 90 acts and 200+ individual artists represent the very best of the Canadian and international Jewish culture scene. With traditional and cutting-edge Klezmer and Yiddish music, increased offerings in Sephardic and Mizrachi music, a wide range of cross-cultural fusion, and unique multi-disciplinary performances, this year’s eclectic program offers numerous surprises. Illuminating context is provided by panel discussions, lectures, films, and participatory dance and music workshops, while kids activities and group celebrations like the famous Ashkenaz Parade unite our multicultural and multigenerational audience in a one-of-a-kind community experience.
Please join us Labour Day weekend to take part in this wonderful celebration!