Yiddish Singing Workshop with Grammy-winner Lorin Sklamberg (Klezmatics)

April 23, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Old Cabell Hall Room 113

As part of his UVA residency, legendary singer Lorin Sklamberg (New York) will offer a hands-on Yiddish singing workshop, no experience necessary. Hailed by legendary music critic Robert Christgau as “one of the premier American singers in any genre,” with a voice that is “transcendent, ethereal, and sensual” (All Things  Considered, National Public Radio), Sklamberg is a founding member and lead singer of the Grammy-winning, trailblazing Yiddish-American roots band, The Klezmatics. He has performed on 50 albums and is known additionally for his work with the Semer Ensemble, Alpen Klezmer, Susan McKeown, the Nigunim Trio, Sklamberg and the Shepherds, the Zmiros Project, and in Drawing Life, a multi-media song cycle. He has composed and performed for film, dance, stage and circus, and has produced a number of recordings of world and theater music. Sklamberg has taught and lectured from London and Paris to Kiev and St. Petersburg. He is also the Sound Archivist of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York and former coordinator of KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program.

Contact: Joel Rubin, joelerubin@virginia.edu



McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu