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St Andrews: Klezmer and Yiddish Song Spring Concert

St Andrews: Klezmer and Yiddish Song Spring Concert

"Waiting for the Nightingale": a Klezmer and Yiddish song spring concert featuring Michael Alpert, award winning Klezmer musician and Yiddish singer, in a new trio playing with Klezmer fiddler Craig Judelman and Yiddish singer Sasha Lurje.
Thursday 12th March, 7.30 p.m. at the Hotel du Vin, 40 The Scores, St Andrews, KY16 9AS .
£10 (£8 for students/low waged).
(We regret this venue does not have full disabled access - please enquire for details).

We do not want anyone to be excluded from this event for reasons of finance: for a 'pay what you can' place please contact the organiser,
This is part of a Scottish tour taking in St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Arran.

Presented by SCoJeC in partnership with Tayside and Fife Jewish Community, St Andrews Trad and Folk Society, St Andrews Jewish Society, and AEPi St Andrews, and supported by the Jewish Music Institute, Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust and the Leslie and Alma Wolfson Charitable Trust . 

About the musicians
Michael Alpert 
is a Klezmer musician, Yiddish singer, multi-instrumentalist, scholar and educator and is a key figure in the klezmer revival of the 1970s and 1980s. Originally from the US, he is now based in Scotland.  Drawn from his family heritage and his own travels through the cultures and terrain of Europe and The Americas, his performances are sojourns through inner and outer landscapes, sagas of immigrant journey and epics of the universal search for home

Sasha Lurje is one of the leading voices in the contemporary Yiddish scene, and has performed and taught at numerous festivals in Europe and America. Growing up speaking Slavic and Baltic languages, she has a unique old world perspective on this repertoire, which perhaps is part of why she has become one of the only specialists in Yiddish lyric songs and ballads. She was born in Riga, Latvia and has been singing since she was 3 years old.  She coordinates the song programme at the Yiddish Summer Weimar, the world-leading Yiddish and Klezmer festival. 

Craig Judelman grew up in Seattle, studying violin and folk music from around the world. He currently performs with Litvakus, one of the only klezmer bands devoted to Litvak music, music from the northern European region of Jewish settlement.  He has studied with David Krakauer of the Klezmatics and Yale Strom, and learned "on the bandstand" from some of the best Klezmer musicians including Michael Alpert, Mark Rubin, and Pete Rushefsky

Craig, Shasha and Michael will be teaching and performing on 21-23 March at Kleznorth in Derbyshire. 


Hotel du Vin
40 The Scores, St Andrews, KY16 9AS

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