Haifa <> Weimar:
Exchange Project with the Arab-Jewish Orchestra from Haifa, 23 July – 10 August 2017

This Summer 2017, Yiddish Summer Weimar/other music e.V., in cooperation with Hochschule für Musik Weimar, is offering an orchestral project for instrumentalists up to 26-years-old (birthdate after 10 August 1990) with a good background in Classical, Jazz, Folk, or Early Music.

Jewish, Arabic, and European music are part of an often-overlooked historical, transnational cultural matrix, which the project will make visible once more. Together with Ilya Shneyveys, a long-time instructor for Yiddish Summer, a 15-piece ensemble will fly on 23 July 2017 to Israel. There they will work with Arabic music specialist Jiryis Murkus Ballan and the Arab-Jewish Orchestra to develop an evening-length concert program dealing with the intersection of European, Jewish, and Arabic music and their mutual influences. On the first of August, the whole orchestra will travel to Weimar and continue to work and rehearse. In addition, there will be cultural programs in both Israel and Germany. The debut of the CARAVAN ORCHESTRA will be on 6 August 2017 at the final concert of the Yiddish Summer Weimar Festival Week 2017. An additional concert in Erfurt will take place on 9 August. The program ends on 10 August 2017.

Interested? Apply by 31 March 2017 by sending the following information (in English or German) to the project manager, Andreas Schmitges. (email see below)

- Your name, adress, email, phone numbers and your birthdate
- A brief music resumé/CV
- A brief description of your motivation to join this project
- Information as to whether you or someone you know can house an Israeli participant We will most likely need to require a contribution toward expenses, ca. 100-200€. We will know more specifically around the end of March as grant applications are underway.

Please direct any and all questions to the project manager, Andreas Schmitges at andreas.schmitges@othermusic.eu or +49 (0)177 6017686

Up-to-date information is available at www.caravanorchestra.eu

The project "CARAVAN ORCHESTRA – A Transnational Journey of Musical and Cultural Discovery" is supported by a grant from the Stiftung Deutsch-Israelisches Zukunftsforum |
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CARAVAN ORCHESTRA – call for guest families and hosts (August 1-9)

We are looking for families and individuals who would be willing to host a member of our newly founded Caravan Orchestra for the first nine days of August. The musicians are 15 to 26 years old. Are you ready to immerse yourselves in the fascinatingly diverse world of Israeli music and culture? Then please contact andreas.schmitges@othermusic.eu