II International Festival of Jewish music, song and dance “LvivKlezFest” July 25, 2010 (Old Jewish quarter, Staroevreiska street, Rynok square, Lviv)

  • II  International Festival of Jewish music, song and dance “LvivKlezFest”  July 25, 2010 (Old Jewish quarter, Staroevreiska street,  Rynok square,  Lviv)
Issue 26, July 2010.

During July 24–25, 2010 in Lviv for the second time will take place “LvivKlezFest” – International festival dedicated to Jewish music, songs and dance with participation of musical and choreographic groups from Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Russia. Klezmer music is a music of Jewish ensembles, which participants did not know the notes but can emotionally express the soul of Jewish people. But first of all, Klezmer music is music of joy and happiness, one of key elements of Jewish weddings. This year festival will start with theatrical event representing Jewish wedding, in which will present their skills and music participants from different countries. As highlight of the festival will come festive gala-concert on the square , where previously existed legendary synagogue “Golden Rose” (Staroevreiska str., 2) in the ancient Jewish quarter.

The Festival is initiated and organized by All-Ukrainian Jewish Charitable Foundation “Hesed-Arieh” (Lviv), American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee “Joint” (Kiev), Company “Holding of emotions. Fest!” (Lviv)

The Program of «LvivKlezFest-2010»

10.00–13.30 Every half-hour free sightseeing tours round the Jewish quarter of the city (Tours will start from the cafe "Diana", Rynok square)

12.00–12.20 Theatrical performance "А hаsеnе in Galitsie" - "Jewish wedding-party in Galicia” – (cafe "Diana", Rynok square)

12.30–13.45 Master-class “Ale tantsn” - “All dancing!” - (cafe "Diana", Rynok square)

12.30–14.00 "А hаsеnе in Galitsie" - "Jewish wedding-party in Galicia" accompanied by Klezmer orchestras “Folkland” (Odessa), "Topor-orchestra” (Kiev), "Neo-Klezmer Band” (Kiev) - (Rynok square, Ruska street, Koliyivshchiny square, Br.Rogatyntziv street, Arsenalna square, Staroevreiska street)

12.30–15.00 Treating, master-classes on Jewish handicrafts - (Br.Rogatyntziv street)

12.30–17.00 Jewish workshops - (Staroevreiska street)

14.00–23.00 Gala-concert ”Muzl Tov!” - “Happiness”! with participation of vocal duets “Vailu” (Germany), Klezmer orchestras “Dona” (Moscow), “Topor-orchestra” and "Neo-Klezmer Band” (Kiev), “Kharkov-Klezmer-Band” (Kharkov), “Lubliner Klezmorim” (Poland), “Folkland” (Odessa), "А idishe neshume" (Chernivtsi), and a legendary misician from Drogobich Alfred Schrayer - Bruno Schultz' disciple - (Arsenalna square, across the synagogue “Golden Rose”)

For more information, please, visit www.hesed.lviv.ua