Dear Friends of Yiddish Summer!

We want to share with you the program planned for Yiddish Summer Weimar 2020, although at this moment we simply don’t know what will be possible by mid-July. For that reason, the program, including all public events as well as workshops, is subject to change, postponement or even cancellation depending on how the Covid-19 pandemic develops. We are working hard on flexible and creative responses to a very difficult challenge, possibly including various online options. In view of this reality, we are not yet accepting registrations. But we hope you’ll note the dates in your calendar and check our website for regular updates to stay informed. We also recommend signing up for our newsletter.

Youth Klezmer Band (YKB)
Aug 5 – 9
10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For ages 10 – 16

With Alina Bauer

When you join the Youth Klezmer Band, you'll not only have a lot of fun, you'll also learn many things that can improve how you play any other kind of music. Did you know, for example, that Noah Bendix, the concert master of the Berlin Philharmonic, played klezmer music since he was a young boy? It’s true!

In the Youth Klezmer Band you’ll learn to play great tunes and how to be part of a band.
The YKB is led by Alina Bauer, a great young klezmer, classical and jazz violinist with a lot of band experience.   

So if you’re 10-16 years old, play an instrument and are ready for a really fun musical adventure, the YKB is right for you. If you’re a little younger or older and you’d like to join, please contact Alina Bauer:

Workshop fee: 75 €
We regret that we can't neither offer the early bird discount nor the discount for Other Music Academy e.V. members for this workshop.

The evening program that caps each workshop day has much to do with the unique atmosphere of Yiddish Summer Weimar. On some evenings we meet for jam sessions in Weimar's cafés or in the Other Music Academy (OMA), a great opportunity to put into practice what you've been learning during the day and connect with the other participants. On other evenings, we present concerts connected to the workshop topic performed by internationally recognized artists. During the Festival Week (August 5 – 9), directly following each evening's featured event in the mon ami cultural center, we meet again in the OMA for the Late Night Cabaret, an informal and fun atmosphere for short performances by anyone ready to jump on stage. In Yiddish Summer Weimar, learning, playing and connecting with each other go hand-in-hand.