Klezmer Ensemble

Klezmer Ensemble

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Oy vey! Get ready to dive into the rich world of Klezmer music! Each week, we’ll learn tunes together by ear, exploring different dance forms, accompaniment rhythms, ornamentation, as well as historical and cultural origins. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to lead your own Klezmer dance set! This ensemble is suited for players of any instrument, those new to klezmer and experienced shpielers alike. 

This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm ET on Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Please note:The class will be held at The Passim School of Music which is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

Limited to students 16 yrs of age or older;  Pre-sales are highly encouraged! Online sales end 2 hours before the class begins. 3 students are required for this class to meet. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, you will be notified and receive a full refund.

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Rebecca Mac

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Rebecca Mac (violin) is a founding member of Mamaliga, a contemporary Klezmer ensemble. Mamaliga enjoyed international acclaim for their debut album of original klezmer music “Dos Gildn Bletl”, winning first and third place in the 2021 Bubbe Awards category for “Best Original Klezmer Composition”. Mac has been a faculty member and featured performer at renowned Yiddish cultural festivals including KlezKanada, Yiddish Summer Weimar, and Yiddish New York. Mac is a 2022-24 grant recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program, through which she is exploring the connections between Greek, Turkish and Jewish music with Beth Bahia Cohen. In addition to performing regularly in the Jewish music scene, Mac runs a regular, and inclusive Klezmer jam in downtown Boston. Mac has a degree in violin performance from Berklee College of Music.

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