Welcome to the August Newsletter from JMI

We're gearing up for our Summer School programme this month. There are just a few places left for Ot Azoy Yiddish Course so be quick and grab yourself a slot on this fantastically inspiring week with a brilliant faculty.  We also have a few scholarships and student places available for Golden Peacock Yiddish Song School. We are giving the general public a chance to experience Golden Peacock with an opening concert and Yiddish film on Sunday 11th August so be sure to buy tickets if you'd like to attend. On our podcast, there's a chance to hear Michael Haas, Director of the International Centre for Suppressed Music, giving an insightful introduction to two upcoming BBC Proms Concerts featuring Korngold and Mahler. Meanwhile, don't forget Klezmer in the Park coming up on Sunday September 1st including Frank London, Los Desterrados, The Turbans and an all-new Kids Zone.

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Klezmer in the Park will take place on September 1st and we interview almost the whole supporting cast. From producer Noa Lachman, DJ and host Max Reinhardt, Yiddish Twist Orchestra's Ben Mandelson, Frank London of the Klezmatics, Hayley Blitz of Los Desterrados, Chair of the JMI Board of Trustees Jennifer Jankel and the JMI's Artistic Director Sophie Solomon. We also look back to July and the 2013 Israeli Music and Ernest Bloch Competition and interview both it's founders Sagi Hartov and Prof. Malcolm Troup. All that plus the ICSM director Michael Haas comes into the studio to talk about the works of suppressed composers at the 2013 BBC proms.

To listen to the whole show please click here

Goldene Pave

Goldene Pave Concert 

The JMI Annual Yiddish Language and Song Summer School starts this year with a day of Yiddish cultural events. We are inviting the public to sample the Golden Peacock summer school experience with an opening concert by our international faculty of Shura Lipovsky, Polina Shepherd and Hilda Bronstein, including special guest Ilana Cravitz, one of the leading exponents of Klezmer violin in the UK. There will be recitals of classic and modern Yiddish repertoire as well instrumental Klezmer tunes from this all-star, all-female cast of singers and instrumentalists. This will be a unique opportunity to meet the faculty and to experience first-hand the quality of Yiddish song that is taught every year at The Golden Peacock. The concert will be followed by a screening of a Yiddish film hosted by Barry Davis. "Griner Felder" (Green Fields - USA 1937)
The concert is free to all students of Ot Azoy! and The Golden Peacock.

Date: Sun 11 Aug 
Time: 3.30-5pm
Venue: SOAS, Vernon Sq.
Price: £10/8

Ot Azoy! and The Golden Peacock  
Ot Azoy!
The date is almost here for JMI’s famous full immersion courses in Yiddish Language, Song and Culture for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. Led by Helen Khayele Beer and Shura Lipovsky with the support of their international faculty of experts, it has proved to be as popular as ever with nearly all of the places already filled. If you haven't applied yet and are thinking of coming, then do not delay as we are very soon reaching our capacity. For all the information on what to expect in this year's course, including the podcasts from the course leaders themselves as well as how to book, please visit these two pages.


Date: Sun 11 - Fri 16 Aug
Venue: SOAS
Price: £235-135

Klezmer in the Park 2013  
Klezmer in the Park
London's biggest Jewish musical festival returns on September 1st to Regent's Park. Last year’s artists included the London Klezmer Quartet, Los Desterrados, Monooka’s Caravan, the Yiddish Twist Orchestra and She’koyokh, all hosted by BBC’s DJ Max Reinhardt and was enjoyed by over 5000 people.
This year’s live music line up will be:

1pm – Los Desterrados
2pm – Hamsa
3pm – The Turbans
4pm – Frank London’s UK Klezmer Allstars
5pm – Yiddish Twist Orchestra

Come on down for a fun-packed afternoon for all the family in one of London’s most beautiful parks.
If you would like to hear the podcast with the Klezmer in the Park supporting and performing cast, then please click here

Date: Sun 1 Sep 
Time: 1pm-6pm
Venue: Regents Park
Price: FREE

Klezmer in the Park - Kids Zone  
Klezmer in the Park - Kids Zone
This year for Klezmer in the Park, we have developed a new KIDS ZONE, full of creative activities to keep the kids entertained for the whole afternoon. There will be JMI's Klezmer Krafting, JW3's puppet making with Monooka, hands on history with the Jewish Museum, magical storytelling with Vanessa Woolf, Kids Klezmer Klub with London Klezmer Quartet's Suzi Evans and Carol Isaacs, Balloon Band and a sneak-a-peek of JMI's new parent and toddler sessions starting this autumn only at JW3.

Date: Sun 1 Sep 
Time: 12.30pm-6pm
Venue: Regents Park
Price: FREE
Klezmer Karousal  
Klezmer Karousal at Jamboree
JMI is proud to sponsor ‘Klezmer Karousel‘, a new summer series of klezmer concerts at Jamboree in London’s East End. Klezmer clarinet virtuoso Merlin Shepherd will host a series of performances by some of London’s best Jewish music groups.

August 7th   Daphna Sadeh Trio
August 14th Don Kipper
August 21st London Klezmer Quartet
August 28th Merlin & Polina Shepherd.

Not only is this a chance for people to see performances by some of the most talented Jewish musicians in London, it is also an opportunity for budding musicians to join in the Jam session afterwards.

Date: Weds in Aug  
Time: 7pm-Midnight
Venue: Jamboree
Price: £5/4

BBC Proms 2013  

JMI partners with the International Centre for Suppressed Music (ICSM) which is a platform for bringing together those working in the field of suppressed music. The aim of the ICSM is to re-examine the work of composers whose careers were affected in so many ways. Its aim is to recover music suppressed by totalitarian regimes and later neglected by the international repertoire and to restore, publish, perform and record the music. The BBC Proms are the high point in the British classical music calendar. When some of highlights of the international concert repertoire are performed and broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall to the world. In this year's Proms there are two performances of works by suppressed composers, Korngold and Mahler.
To hear the ICSM's director Michael Haas talk about the composers, the music and the performances in the context of this year's Proms, please click here


Korngold - Symphony in F sharp - Tuesday 6 August - 7.30pm

The BBC Philharmonic and its Principal Guest Conductor return to the Royal Albert Hall for the first Proms performance of Erich Korngold’s Symphony. Dedicated to the memory of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the symphony refers back to Korngold’s score for the 1939 Errol Flynn and Bette Davis romance The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex.
For more information please click here


Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' - Friday 9 August - 7.00pm

In their second Proms appearance this summer, Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra are joined by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Choir for Mahler’s transcendent ‘Resurrection’ Symphony. Soprano Genia Kühmeier and mezzo-soprano Gerhild Romberger are the soloists in a work that begins with a depiction of a funeral procession and opens out into a vision of life after death. With allusions to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Klezmer melodies, its off-stage brass and percussion, and a grand choral climax, the symphony stands alone and unmissable.
For more information please click here