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KlezWest! Klezmer Weekend

Friday 2 Oct 4pm — Sunday 4 Oct 4pm, 2020

To make a booking enquiry please complete the form below. We will contact you to confirm availability and complete your booking.

Course Enquiry

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Full board per person (tuition, activities, all meals & accommodation):

  • Single ensuite: £250
  • Shared ensuite: £215
  • Single non-ensuite: £215
  • Shared non-ensuite: £170

Camping per person (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals):

  • £160

Non Resident (tuition, activities, tutor's gig, all meals except breakfast):

  • £150

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re expecting to be running this course with reduced student numbers, and a team of Susi Evans plus one other tutor; we’ll confirm who this will be as soon as possible (it will depend upon travel restrictions, but we do hope to bring a musician/tutor from overseas to join us at the Manor).

Delve into the wonderful world of klezmer with musicians who will inspire you to explore this celebratory, soulful and melodic music from nineteeth century Jewish Eastern Europe.

Go at your own pace, learning tunes and gaining confidence with the modes, ornamentation, rhythms and accompaniment that give klezmer music its unique flavour. Play in small ensembles, be part of the Halsway Klezmer Orchestra and learn steps for the dances that the music accompanies. There will also be a tutor’s concert and plenty of opportunity for jamming in the bar!

“An inspiring – and fun! – weekend. I was completely new to klezmer, and enjoyed learning with musicians from different backgrounds. Next year can’t come soon enough!” Participant

Who’s it For?

“An inspiring – and fun! – weekend. I was completely new to klezmer, and enjoyed learning with musicians from different backgrounds. Next year can’t come soon enough!” Participant

The Team

Susi Evans is an international performer and teacher of klezmer music. She’s a founder member of She’Koyokh and the London Klezmer Quartet and a regular faculty member at Klezfest London and Yiddish Summer Weimar. She’ll be joined by another tutor, to be announced.

Susi’s website: https://www.susievans.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UudWRNRTnbo&feature=youtu.be