YSW23 Festival Weekend
Yiddish & Greco-Turkish Culture in Concert and Hands-On Workshops for Everyone
Aug 12 03:00 PM - 11:00 PM @Musikschule & mon ami
Aug 13 10.00 AM - 06:00 PM @Herderplatz, Weimar

This year, we've packed all of the excitement of our usual ""Festival Week"" into a single weekend. Join us on Saturday afternoon for the final concert of the instrumental workshop II and at night for an unforgettable open-air concert on Herderplatz featuring two phenomenal and very different music ensembles, KaraYam and Caravan Orchestra & Choir.

Then come back to Herderplatz on Sunday for a daytime program of informal, free hands-on workshops in Yiddish and Greco-Turkish music and dance, Yiddish language, and even yoga and stretching in Yiddish!

Finally, join us in the Other Music Academy (OMA) on Sunday evening for a get-together around jam sessions, relaxed social spaces, films and surprises.

In case of bad weather, this event will be moved to mon ami, Goetheplatz 11 99423 Weimar. Please refer to this website in case of doubt.


Sat, Aug 12 ‘23   03:00 PM @Musikschule "Johann Nepomuk Hummel" (Weimar) | This event is over.
New Sounds from Old Sources The final student concert of the Instrumental Music II Workshop
Sat, Aug 12 ‘23   07:00 PM @mon ami (Weimar) | This event is over.
KaraYam and Caravan Orchestra and Choir East<>West Musical Memory & Imagination: Open Air Double Concert
Sat, Aug 12 ‘23   10:00 PM @mon ami (Weimar) | This event is over.
10PM: KaraYam and Caravan Orchestra and Choir 2nd concert Ost<>West musikalische Erinnerung & Imagination: Open-Air Doppelkonzert

Aug 13 YSW Open House

Admission free

10:00 - 10.45 @Park an der Ilm, near Reithaus
YaY! Yoge af yidish! Yoga in Yiddish with Diana Matut (please bring your own yoga mat)

11:00 - 11.45 @Herderplatz
Lomir zingen af yidish! Yiddish Song Mini-Workshop with Cantor Sveta Kundish
Di yidishe shprakh. Introduction with Janina Wurbs

12:00 - 12.45@Herderplatz
Lomir zingen – Anatolye! Turkish Song Mini-Workshop with Çiğdem Aslan
Queer Yiddish Talk with Jake Schneider

15:00 - 15.45 @Herderplatz
Lomir shpiln klezmer! Yiddish Instrumental Music Mini-Workshop with Ilya Shneyveys
Lomir shmuesn! Yiddish Conversation with Khayele Beer

16:00 - 16:45 @Herderplatz
Lomir sphiln terkish! Turkish Instrumental Music Mini-Workshop with Mehmet Ali Orman

16:00 - 16:45 @Park an der Ilm, near Reithaus
Lomir stretshn! Stretching in Yiddish with Eliana Jacobs (please bring your own yoga mat)

17:00 - 17:45 @Herderplatz
Lomir tantsn grikhish! Greek Dance Mini-Workshop with Erik Bendix

20:00 - 23:00 @OMA
Jam Session An evening of informal music-making and more in good company

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