Double bill: The Klezmatics & Caravan Orchestra & Choir
August 8, Sun 05:00 PM @Marktplatz Leipzig

Free admission.

The Klezmatics
August 8, Sun 05:00 PM @Marktplatz Leipzig

33 years ago at the 1988 Heimatklänge festival in Berlin, the Klezmatics began their rise to the very top of the klezmer world. With 13 albums and a Grammy award, many of their songs have become anthems that ring out wherever klezmer music is played in the world - in Europe, the Americas, Israel, Asia, Australia… everywhere! Yiddish Summer Weimar is proud to present them for a rare, post-pandemic return appearance. As always, the Klezmatics will play music for rejoicing and healing, songs of protest, drinking, celebrating Jewish rituals, for meditation and for love. Don’t miss what will be a powerful and inspiring evening! 

Lorin Sklamberg (USA) - voice, accordion, piano, guitar
Paul Morrissett (USA) - bass, tsimbl
Frank London (USA) - trumpet, keyboards
Lisa Gutkin (USA) - violin, vocals
Matt Darriau (USA) - kaval, clarinet, saxophone
Richie Barshay (USA) - percussion

Caravan Orchestra & Choir
August 8, Sun 08:00 PM @Marktplatz Leipzig


The award-winning orchestra and choir project returns in 2021 with exciting new arrangements of traditional Yiddish and Middle Eastern music. The project brings together young German, Israeli and Palestinian instrumentalists and vocalists in the spirit of shared human experience. The powerful sound of the 40-piece ensemble takes the audience on a journey through an eclectic mix of languages and musical styles. Join us in sorrow and ecstasy, singing and dancing, laughter and celebration. 

Jiryis Murkus Ballan (IL/USA) - artistic co-director orchestra
Polina Shepherd (GB) - artistic co-director choir
Amal Murkus (IL) - artistic co-director choir
Ilya Shneyveys (LTV/USA) - artistic co-director orchestra

Members of Caravan Orchestra and Caravan Choir

The Klezmatics & Caravan Orchestra & Choir together
August 8, Sun 09:30 PM @Marktplatz Leipzig

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