Klezmer Workshop

“Zingendik! Tantsndik! Shpilndik!” (Sing! Dance! Play!)
April 7, 2019 - 11:00am
The Front Porch, Downtown Charlottesville

This workshop is free and open to the public and will involve learning to play klezmer music, sing Yiddish songs, and perform folk dances. Audience members should feel free to participate in any of those activities, but are not required to if they just want to observe.

Whether you are an experienced klezmer player or Yiddish singer, or new to the style, this hands-on workshop will offer you a feast of Eastern European Yiddish instrumental and vocal music. Taught in a lively, integrated approach—a marriage of instruments, singing and movement—we will explore new ways to express klezmer music’s full potential, both as a group and as individuals. Open to all instrumentalists, singers and dancers. All ages, levels and backgrounds welcome.

Part of a week-long residency at the McIntire Department of Music at UVA, co-sponsored by the UVA Jewish Studies Program, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Brody Jewish Center, and the Front Porch.

The Front Porch is located at 221 Water Street East, in beautiful historic downtown Charlottesville and is accessible on the Free Downtown Trolley (EXIT 2nd St. NE).

By car:

From 64 East: take VA-20 exit, EXIT 121 towards Charlottesville/Scottsville. Turn right on Monticello Ave/VA-20, continue to follow Monticello Ave for approximately 1.24 miles. Take a right onto 2nd St. SE then a right onto Water St. E, our blue building will be on the left.

From 64 West: Take the VA-631/5th St. exit, Exit 120 towards Charlottesville. Turn left onto 5th St. and continue to follow for approximately 2.13 miles. Turn right onto Water St. E, our building will be on the left.

Hourly parking available in the Water St. Parking Garage.


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

Email: music@virginia.edu