Monday Aug 17th — Sunday Aug 23, 2015
The theme for KlezKanada 2015 will be di tsukunft, with a focus on Poland and on Y.L. Peretz. Di tsukunft, Yiddish for ‘the future’, historically was the name of both the Youth wing of the Bund (formally called Yugnt-bund “Tsukunft” in poyln – ‘Youth Bund ‘the Future’ in Poland’) and of the world’s oldest Yiddish literary journal. We celebrate our 20th year by simultaneously looking ahead and at our past. The history of the Jews in Poland is so large, complex and intertwined with the history of Poland itself that an entire museum opened this year to tell the story. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of Y.L. Peretz, z’l’, the great poet, writer, playwright, awakener of Yiddish speaking Jews, instigator of the will for self-emancipation and resistance. His extraordinary, radical work and multi-faceted work will inspire KlezKanada 2015.
Our music faculty in 2015 will include many of our favorite teachers, including Shura Lipovsky, The Klezmatics, Lorin Sklamberg, Suzanna Ghergus and Fima Chorny. Mark your calendars for KlezKanada 2015!
Join us on December 10th for a Sing-a-Long and Latkas.
Celebrate with DWYT and KlezKanada at 7:30 pm at the Segal Centre in Montreal.
August 24, 2014 7:30PM
Der Groyser Kontsert Internationale
Der Groyser Kontsert Internationale is the not-to-be missed klezmer event of the year. Featuring 17 of the world’s leading Jewish music instrumentalists and Yiddish song interpreters, from Hungary, the US, France, Israel, the UK,the Netherlands, Russia and Canada, this is authentic Eastern-European soul music straight out of old Bukhovina. With the scintillating vocals of Shura Lipovsky (NL), the quirky multi-national quartet the Brothers Nazaroff (DE/US/RU/HU), the ever charming local-boy-hero Josh Dolgin (CA) and the Klezmatics’ Lorin Sklamberg (US), this thrilling lineup of art song singers, clarinet virtuosi, Yiddish troubadours and brass-band mavens is sure to have you scissor-kicking in the aisles and all in benefit of the KlezKanada Scholarship Program.
Our 2014 brochure is now online with our highlights, full program, and daily schedule. Download the pdf by clicking on the cover image.
You can also browse our entire list of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities on offer this summer right here online! Please click on the course title for the full description.
This summer’s program is filled with amazing opportunities to learn, play, sing, dance, act, speak and hear Yiddish, collaborate, create art, and be a part of our vibrant cultural community. We are currently updating this very website with a list of classes, workshops, and performance opportunities on offer this summer. This growing course list can be found here – please click on the course title for the full description. Keep checking back as we are adding new content every day!