Program II: Yiddish Cultural and Music Festivals

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Program II: Yiddish Cultural and Music Festivals



This past summer, like many in the past, thousands of people attended festivals, workshops, and programs to hear, learn and listen to klezmer and Yiddish music.  Such festivals and intensive learning programs occur at different parts of the year and in different places around the globe. This program shares information about and highlights from four such programs.

Chaired by Alex Weiser (YIVO, Director of Public Programs), the panel to will include:
Alan Bern (Yiddish Summer Weimar, Founding Artistic Dirctor)
Lisa Newman (Yid-Stock, Director of Public Programs at the Yiddish Book Center)
Pete Rushefsky (Yiddish NY, Co-Founder)
Avia Moore (KlezKanada, Artistic Director)


This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. It is co-presented by YIVO with additional generous support from the David Vickter Foundation.