Workshop: Yiddish Insturmental Music with Dr. Alan Bern

Thursday, 31. October 2019, 10 a.m.–1 p.m./ 3 p.m.–6 p.m., Department of Music

Music Workshop (in Music)

Workshop: Yiddish Insturmental Music with Dr. Alan Bern

photo: Shendl Copitman Kovnatskiy

Dr. Alan Bern has been one of the most prolific musicians and teachers of Yiddish music since the late 1970s. Whether playing the accordion, the piano, as a composer of artistic head of the Yiddish Summer Weimar: he is an authority when dealing with the traditional Jewish music of Eastern Europe (commonly called Klezmer) in a creative way. This workshop is meant for musicians who do have some experience with Yiddish or other Eastern European music. It will deal with the classification of Klezmer in its various sub-genres (core, transitional, co-territorial and cosmopolitan). Dr. Bern invites participants of this workshop to understand these four sub-genres through practical performance, style, phrasing, rhythm and tempo. Look forward to a workshop doing justice to quality and fun of the subject!

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Where: Department of Music, Dachritzstraße 6, 06108 Halle (Saale)

Registration: Please register by sending an e-mail with your name, address and a brief musical CV to

Admissions: EUR 12/EUR 10 (reduced)