Community Klezmer Workshops for Simchat Torah

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NOTE: You must attend at least 2 of the 4 workshops to play on Simchat Torah on October 1!

We’re planning another rockin Simchat Torah celebration at Kehilla on October 1, hopefully with YOU in the band! Once again the intrepid and fabulous teachers/band leaders Mike Perlmutter and Jeanette Lewicki will lead us into and through the experience, with a series of workshops leading up to the event. New players welcome! We will build on the repertoire from last year, adding some new tunes and work on strengthening our ensemble playing and klezmer style, playing off book at the event and as much as possible in the middle of the room with dancers swarming around us ecstatically. We’ll work on the tunes by ear, but charts are available for many of the tunes, and you’ll receive a Dropbox link for recordings to practice from. As was the case last year, we need to have at least 8 paying participants ($25) committed in advance for each workshop so we can get our bandleaders paid. The workshop dates (7-9pm) are:

Monday Aug 6
Sunday Aug 19
Sunday August 26
Sunday Sept 23
Simchat Torah October 1

Cost: sliding scale $20 – $30/session

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All sessions are at Kehilla, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, 94610

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