March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023
6:30 pm - 4:00 pm
NEW TUTOR, NEW COURSE
Introduction to Klezmer
with Susi Evans, Szilvia Csaranko & Flora Curzon
Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with Susi Evans (clarinet), Szilvia Csaranko (accordion) and Flora Curzon (violin) at the helm to inspire you to explore this celebratory, soulful and melodic music from 19th-century Jewish Eastern Europe.
This is a course for everyone who plays an instrument and wants to learn about klezmer music. We especially welcome musicians who are new to this genre, although you will need a good grasp of your instrument (around grade 5 as a rough guide but grades are not required) in order to participate. You will learn some great tunes and gain knowledge of the modes, ornamentation, rhythms and accompaniment that give klezmer its unique flavour. The course will mainly be taught using sheet music, but we will be encouraging learning by ear at a slow pace.
Preparation: for those wanting to get a grip of the style in advance, the tutors have published the Klezmer Playbook – a book of 50 traditional klezmer tunes with playalongs – which you can purchase here (You don’t need to buy the book in order to take part in the course).
A £50 deposit is required to secure your place on this course. The balance of fees, including accommodation, is due 3 weeks before the course start date.
Venue Phone: 01373 812383Address:
Please see our General Course Information pages for further details and schedule information.
Our Courses are for adult musicians (except where stated) and take place at Jackdaws in Great Elm, near Frome in Somerset. The Course Fee includes all tuition, meals and refreshments at Jackdaws. Courses take place in the main studio, with Steinway piano, and generally follow a masterclass format. There are several practice rooms here, too.
For Voice, Piano & Wind courses; participants are usually requested to prepare 2 – 3 pieces in advance. We will ask you to provide a repertoire list for the tutor (& accompanist) ahead of the course.
For Ensemble courses; direction will be given by the course leaders.
If you require B&B, we can arrange that for you; accommodation fees are payable in addition to the course fee.
Meals and Refreshments
Lunch, Supper and morning/afternoon refreshments will be prepared on site by our dedicated Cooks. If you are vegetarian/vegan, or have a food allergy, you must let us know in advance, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the weekend accordingly. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.
Please visit our Covid-19 Secure page for more information.