World Fiddle Day

May 19 - 2019

Klezmer takes the spotlight as Ashkenaz teams up with World Fiddle Day as part of Yiddish Spring, at the Canadian Language Museum. Philadelphia-based guest artists Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer have been prominent figures in the Klezmer/Yiddish revival for nearly four decades as both performers and instructors. Come join them for a day devoted to learning, listening and playing the klezmer tradition on stringed instruments. Workshop participants will learn rhythms, melodies, chords and more, by ear (with sheet music available) as part of an exciting Yiddish Orchestra. At the end of the afternoon, Deborah and Jeff will perform their own featured concert, followed by performances by all workshop participants, sharing what they have learned with family, friends and the general public. This is a wonderful chance for an all-day immersion into an exciting and beautiful musical tradition. Violin and other bowed strings are central to the tradition, but we welcome other string instruments, especially guitars and mandolins (other instruments (by consultation: email worldfiddledaytoronto@gmail.com).

Canadian Language Museum, 2275 Bayview Avenue (at Lawrence); York University Glendon Campus (click HERE for directions)

Workshops: 9:30-4pm
Concert: 4:30-6:30pm

Full-day pass – $50
Concert only – $15

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Co-presented by World Fiddle Day and Ashkenaz Foundation https://www.ashkenaz.ca/ , with the support of Polyphonic Ground https://polyphonicground.com/ 

Polyphonic Ground is the shared platform for a collective of 10 GTA music presenters, made possible through grants from Canada Council, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Toronto
Arts Council.

Click HERE for additional information about biweekly klezmer “tune-up” workshops taking place at Long and McQuade (April 14, 28, May 12)  in preparation for World Fiddle Day, hosted by Anne Lederman, Martin van de Ven and Jessica Deutsch. 

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