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San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Goldene Pave Concert
The JMI Annual Yiddish Language and Song Summer School starts this year with a day of Yiddish and Jewish London cultural events.
We are inviting the public to sample the Golden Peacock summer school experience with an opening concert by our international faculty, including special guest musicians. There will be recitals of classic and modern Yiddish repertoire as well as instrumental and 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 an East End Walk given by local Jewish Historian David Rosenberg, which will be charged at £6/£4 students to be padi on the day.
Singers and Instrumentalists
|Shura Lipovsky (Amsterdam) has been the director of the JMI Summer Song School (The Golden Peacock) since 2005 and has sung and taught at festivals in Europe, Russia, the United States and Canada. She performed with outstanding musicians from Europe and the United States, such as Theodore Bikel, Tamara Brooks and Merima Kljuco, with whom she formed the ensemble “Serendipity 4’. In 1996 she took part in "The Klezmer Extravaganza" with Yitzhak Perlman. In 2010 she put together a new ensemble and in February 2011 the ensemble 'Novaya Shira'-'New Song' had it’s world-premiere at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. A composer and writer of Yiddish poetry and songs, Shura Lipovsky has also been a member of the jury for the International Jewish Music competition in Amsterdam.|
|Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd (Brighton, originally Siberia) is an internationally renowned performer and educator and is one of the first generation of musicians of the Yiddish revival scene in Eastern Europe. Whilst living in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) and studying at the State Academy, Polina toured the Soviet theatres, playing to Boris Yeltsin and the World in 1998-2002 with Simcha, one of the first klezmer band after Perestroika. Now living in Britain, Polina leads the London Yiddish Choir, two Russian choirs and continues to tour internationally as a Yiddish and Russian singer. Polina has written near to 100 compositions, including music for theatre shows, large scale choir compositions, settings for Yiddish poems, piano work, and niggunim as well as performing all over the world.|
|£10 advance||Book Now here|
|£8 concessions||(Students, Senior Citizens, Children, Unwaged)|
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Jewish Music Institute
The Jewish Music Institute is an independent Arts organisation based at SOAS, University of London. It has an international focus bringing the ancient yet contemporary musical culture of the Jews to the mainstream British cultural, academic and social life.