LIVING TRADITIONS ANNOUNCES ITS 17TH
Living Traditions announces its 17th annual
"KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program"
to be held December 23-28 at the Hilton at Cherry
Hill in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
The theme "The Yiddish Media: On the Page, On
the Stage and On the Air" celebrates the contributions
made by pioneers in Yiddish journalism, broadcasting,
film and publishing. Among the lecturers will be Samuel
Norich, chairman of the Board of the Forward Association,
on the history of the Forward, the world's most successful
Yiddish newspaper, Eric Goldman, on the Jewish cinema,
and KlezKamp founder and director Henry Sapoznik on
the rise and fall of Yiddish radio.
Our famed music staff of over 35 teachers
includes singer Adrienne Cooper, Klezmatic's fiddler
Alicia Svigals, clarinetist Margot Leverett, Klezmer
Conservatory Band's Jim Guttmann and Philly area drumming
legend Elaine Hoffman-Watts.
We will also be honoring our "Yiddish Living
Treasures" with "Meetings with Our Masters"
a unique opportunity to study with the great veteran
exponents of Yiddish culture. They include theater
artists David Rogow, Lillian Lux, Mina Bern and Shifra
Lehrer, clarinetists Howie Leess, Danny Rubinstein
and Paul Pincus, drummer Julie Epstein (last of the
famed Epstein Brothers), pianist Pete Sokolow and
actor/choreographer Felix Fibich.
This, in addition to a full schedule of instrumental
and vocal music programs, literature, three levels
of Yiddish, visual arts, cooking seminars, our renowned
KlezKids and KlezTeens programs plus a new commuter
option for local residents.
Evening programs -- many of which are
open to the public -- include our popular staff concert,
a "Meeting With Our Masters" special discussion
and concert/dance party featuring great veteran klezmer
musicians of the1940s, and a World Premier of a documentary
from "The Yiddish Radio Project" a multi-part
series on the history of Yiddish radio which will
air on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered"
in Spring 2002. That, plus concerts, klezmer
jam sessions, sing-a-longs, and dancing to live music.
The Hilton at Cherry Hill is a modern, full service
conference center located just minutes from
Philadelphia airport and less than 90 minutes from
midtown Manhattan. It features comfortable class settings
and beautiful plush bedrooms and a new outstanding
kosher menu by famed Hilton executive chef Darius
Peacock under the rabbinical supervision of Star K
KlezKamp, the world's leading Yiddish
cultural event, brings together the finest exponents
of traditional Ashkenazic music and folk arts in an
innovative, exciting and challenging environment.
KlezKamp combines old-fashioned intergenerational
mentoring and apprenticeships with innovative and
cutting edge presentations to create a vibrant and
relevant context for Jewish cultural continuity. Since1985
over 10,000 participants from around the world have
come to study and share this unique cultural experience.
For additional information write: firstname.lastname@example.org
or check our website at http://www.klezkamp.org.