Klezmer Residency

with Ilya Shneyveys and Sasha Lurje
April 10, 2016 - 11:00am to April 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall, 107 Old Cabell, & 342 Nau
WorkshopSunday, 4/10/1611am -1pm107 Old CabellHands-on workshop on klezmer music


Tuesday, 4/12/16noon -1:30pm342 Nau Hall“The Jewish song collection of Latvian composer Emilis Melngailis, 1899 -1927: sources, song migration and transformation” Light refreshments. RSVP to Kristin Hilgartner, knh5xx@virginia.edu
ConcertThursday, 4/14/168 pmOld CabellUVA Klezmer Ensemble under the direction of Joel Rubin, with special guests, Ilya Shneyveys & Sasha Lurje (Riga/Berlin) and John D'earth

Latvian musicians, singer Sasha Lurje and multi-instrumentalist Ilya Shneyveys, are at the forefront of the young generation of klezmer and Yiddish revivalists, leading their Yiddish psychedelic rock band, Forshpil (Berlin/Riga/St. Petersburg), into the 22nd century. Based in Berlin Germany, Shneyveys and Lurje are involved in numerous international projects, including Alpen Klezmer, Semer Label Reloaded, Dobranotch, and STRANGELOVESONGS. 

All events are free and open to the public.

“Creates a uniquely evocative world ... how many times will you hold your breath listening to this...?” (Alan Bern, Other Music Academy, Yiddish Summer Weimar).

With support from the UVA Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Center for German Studies, the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, and the Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts


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

Email: music@virginia.edu