BKCM Klezmer Ensemble

Project Info

Project Description

Age: Adults & Teens, Ages 12 and Up
Type: Ensemble
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks
Schedule: Mondays at 7:30pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 15
Price: $580 | $290 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Prerequisite: Intermediate Instrumental Skills
Instructors: Ira Temple

Strings, winds, brass, percussion and accordion players are invited to join our celebrated community Klezmer ensemble in the Klezmer capital of the world–New York City. Explore a century’s worth of Klezmer, examining how the music grew and changed with the migration of Jews from Eastern Europe to North America. No previous background in Klezmer or reading music is required, and learning by ear is encouraged. Charts and written resources are available for those who would like to read notation. Students perform alongside master Klezmer musicians in events throughout the year, such as our annual Klezmer Hanukkah Party.

September 19, 2022 (6pm) – Free Acoustic Klezmer Jam!
Take the first class of Klezmer as a trial and jam with some amazing Klezmer musicians. Hosted by Ira Temple, our Klezmer Ensemble Leader, the jam welcomes all levels–from beginner to advanced. Bring your instrument! Call today at 718-622-3300 to let us know you are coming or send an email to Ira at ira.temple@bkcm.org.

Interested in this class? Call our registrars at 718-622-3300 to sign up for a free trial class. 

Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.
Community Ensembles and Classes

Come jam with us! The core values of “community” and “joy” are at the heart of these ensembles and classes, which feature a variety of genres and styles. A great place for students of different ages and experiences to come together to learn, play and spread joy and music.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars, who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have.

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