„Yale Strom und Elisabeth Schwartz“ - 2 Klezmer-Workshops in der Villa Ichon

20.03.2019 um 15:00 Uhr | vom 15 bis 16 Uhr 2 Klezmer-Workshops (Instrumental/Yale und Vokal/Elisabeth)

Amos Yale Elizabeth

 Klezmer lebt

Purim ist ein Freudenfest. Nicht nur in der Synagoge wird ausgelassen gefeiert, sondern auch abends in Theatern und Tanzsälen. An diese jüdische Tradition kann das Bremer Publikum dank dreier renommierter Musiker aus den USA anknüpfen.

Aus San Diego kommen Yale Strom, Elizabeth Schwartz und der aus Israel stammende Oudspieler und Jazzmusiker Amos Hoffman als “Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi” am Mittwoch, 20. März, auf ihrer Deutschlandtournee nach Bremen. Um 20 Uhr spielen die drei in der Cappella della Musica, der ehemaligen Domkapelle, am Osterdeich. Wo sie sind, lebt Klezmer. Ein Freudenfest für das Publikum. Veranstalter des Klezmerkonzerts ist das Bürgerhaus Weserterrassen.

Die Karten kosten 16 Euro, ermäßigt 11 Euro, und können unter 0421/549490 im Bürgerhaus bestellt werden. Der Einlass beginnt um 19.30 Uhr.

Zur Einstimmung auf das Purimkonzert geben Yale und Elizabeth am Nachmittag des 20. März einstündige Klezmer-Workshops in der Villa Ichon, Goetheplatz 4. Yale Strom, Professor for Jewish Studies und Artist in Residence an der Uni von San Diego, Ethnologe, Musikforscher, Filmemacher und herausragender Violinist, unterrichtet von 15 bis 16 Uhr Instrumentalisten. Er hat bereits mit Orchestern zusammengearbeitet, mit Roma-Musikern in den Karpathen und mit Klezmer-Musikern aus aller Welt in unterschiedlichen Ländern.

In seinem Workshop wird er vermitteln, wie man Klezmer improvisiert, spezielle Klezmer-Techniken auf den jeweiligen Instrumenten erläutern und mit der Gruppe zwei bis drei Melodien einstudieren, die er auf seinen Reisen als Volkskundler gesammelt hat. Melodien, die so in keiner Notensammlung stehen.

Seine Frau Elizabeth Schwartz ist eine außergewöhnliche Sängerin, die unter anderem Lieder auf Hebräisch, Jiddisch und Ladino in ihrem Repertoire hat, und sie verfügt ebenfalls über sehr viel Erfahrung im Unterrichten. Ihr Gesangsworkshop in der Villa Ichon geht von 16 bis 17 Uhr. Die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer lernen etwas über die Aussprache des Jiddischen, Grundregeln des Gesangs und des chadissischen Gesangsstils und studieren zwei jiddische Lieder ein. „Hätte Mutter Erde eine Stimme, sie klänge so wie Elizabeth Schwartz”, hat einmal ein Konzertkritiker geschrieben. Verbindliche Anmeldungen zu einem oder beiden Workshops in der Villa Ichon nimmt der Bremer Geschichtsverein Lastoria unter mail@lastoria-bremen.de entgegen. (Veranstalter)

Die Teilnahme an einer Gruppen-Session kostet zehn Euro, in Kleinstgruppen nach Absprache. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt. 

Näheres auf www.voiceofklezmer.com

Foto (von links):

Amos Hoffman (Oud/Gitarre), Yale Strom (Violine) und Elizabeth Schwartz (Gesang/Percussion).

 

Bios:

From her many appearances with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi and as a solo artist, ELIZABETH SCHWARTZ (vocals) has built a loyal following among fans, critics and collaborators. Her first recording of Yiddish, Hebrew and Ladino vocals for the Naxos World label, "Garden of Yidn”, debuted on Canada's Mundial Top World Music poll. It was hailed as “a landmark in modern Yiddish song” (Sing Out! Magazine). Her vocals can be heard on the soundtracks for the films “L'Chayim, Comrade Stalin!”, “Rumenye, Rumenye”, “Searching for Schwartz” and “American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debs”. Beyond "Garden of Yidn", her recordings include “Café Jew Zoo” (Naxos World), " Dveykes (Adhesion)” (Global Village Music) "The Absolutely Complete Klezmer II" (Transcontinental), "Borsht with Bread, Brothers" (Montreal Gazette, Top Ten World Music Recordings), "The Devil's Brides" and “City of the Future” (ARC Music UK). In a historic, barrier-breaking concert, Schwartz was the first woman invited to sing in New York City's 125 year-old landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue. She performs regularly across North America and Europe in venues ranging from jazz clubs to concert halls (including Carnegie Hall), as well as synagogues and festivals. Musical collaborations have included Alicia Svigals, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Salman Ahmad, Samir Chatterjee, Hungarian supergroup Muzsikas, Tsimbl maestro Kalman Balogh , Romanian panflutist Damian Draghici , guitar legend Lulo Reinhardt, Marta Sebestyen, fiddle legend Mark O'Connor, Andy Statman, Tovah Feldshuh, violin virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine and many others.  Schwartz is the subject of the documentary film, "Searching for Schwartz", by acclaimed Romanian filmmaker Radu Gabrea. As a writer, Schwartz co-created the award-winning audio drama “The Witches of Lublin” and contributed a chapter on klezmer vocal technique to “Shpil: The Art of Playing Klezmer” (Scarecrow Press). Her recipes and writings about Jewish food can be found on www.theweiserkitchen.com, “A Wandering Feast: A Journey Through the Jewish Culture of Eastern Europe” (Jossey-Bass) and “It’s Always About the Food” (Harper Collins).

YALE STROM (violin) is one of the world's leading ethnographer-artists of klezmer and Romani music and history. He has done extensive ethnographic research in Eastern Europe. His findings were instrumental in forming the repertoire of his klezmer band, Hot Pstromi, based in New York and San Diego. Since organizing his band in 1981, he has composed original New Jewish music that combines klezmer with Khasidic melodies, as well as Roma, jazz, classical, Balkan, Arabic and Sephardic motifs.  Strom's compositions range from several quartets to a full symphony. These works have been performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Hausmann Quartet, Burdick-Thorne String Quartet, Rachel Barton Pine, Mike Block, Bordeaux Philharmonic, the Ostrava Philharmonic of the Czech Republic, and others.  In addition, he has composed original music for theatre, film and television. Yale’s fifteen CDs run the gamut from traditional klezmer to "new" Jewish jazz. His most recent CD was “City of the Future: Yiddish Songs from the Former Soviet Union”, where Strom worked with seven internationally known Yiddish singers. As a collaborator, Strom has had numerous world-renowned partners, including Andy Statman, Mark Dresser, Marty Ehrlich, Alicia Svigals, Joel Rubin, Hankus Netsky, Peter Sprague, Mike Block, Samir Chatterjee, Salman Ahmad, Gavin Rossdale, Damian Draghici and Kalman Balogh.  With Salman Ahmad, Strom is cofounder of the world music ensemble Common Chords and he performed at the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 for the "Concert for Pakistan" with Ahmad’s ensemble Junoon.  Strom has also directed nine award-winning documentary films and written thirteen books. His latest documentary film is “American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs.” Currently, Strom is developing a musical about the life of artist Marc Chagall with the San Diego Repertory Theatre. Strom is Professor and Artist-in-Residence in the Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University, a position created for him in 2006.  Prior to this, he taught at New York University.

AMOS HOFFMANis an Israeli Jazz Guitarist & Oudist known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz.  Hoffman started playing guitar at the age of 6, and the oud a few years later. He studied guitar privately, and later attended the prestigious Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His search for new musical experiences led him first to Amsterdam, and then to New York City, where he played jazz with both established musicians and up-and-coming talents like Jason Lindler, bassist Avishai Cohen, and Claudia Acuna. To date, Hoffman has recorded 5 solo albums: The Dreamer (1999), Na’ama (2006), Evolution (2008), Carving (2010), and his most recent release, Back to the City (2015).  He has also contributed on dozens more for artists in Israel and worldwide including Avishai Cohen, Kiko Berenguer (Spain), and Jan Mlynarski (Poland).  In 2013, Amos was awarded one of Israel’s most prestigious prizes – The Landau Prize for Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Achievement in the field of Jazz. Now based in the U.S., Hoffman looks forward to creating new musical adventures and reaching an even larger audience.

 

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