Middle Eastern Music Ensemble 
Aug 8 – 12 @Musikschule

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

With Yair Dalal

The Middle Eastern Music Ensemble workshop is full as of today, August 1, 2018. If you'd like us to put your name on the waiting list, please send an email to

You might also want to consider the following workshops:
> The Hasidic Music Workshop, from August 6-9, led by the iconic Israeli musician, Moussa Berlin, and his daughter, Odeleya. Hassidic music is deeply connected to many different genres of Ashkenazic music, including klezmer music, and learning it directly from the leading Israeli musician for more than 50 years and his path-setting daughter is very special.
> The Dance Orchestra, from August 13-18, led by Ilya Schneyveys, Alan Bern, among others, which is so much fun, you'll be shocked at the end to realize how much you've also learned!

PLEASE NOTE: the updated schedule for the Middle Eastern Ensemble differs somewhat from the information on some YSW flyers. The workshop starts a day earlier as Yair has concerts on Aug 9th and 10th and won't be able to teach in the afternoons then. The workshop is now 6 days instead of 5, the workshop fee remains the same.

August 7-8 from 10 am - 1 pm & 3 pm - 5 pm
August 9-10 from 10 am - 1 pm only (Participants are free to meet in the afternoon and play and study together.)
August 11 & 12 from 10 am - 1 pm & 3 pm - 5 pm

Min el Mashrack (from the East)

Back by popular demand, the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble workshop was one of the surprise highlights of Yiddish Summer 2017, led by the virtuoso violinist, oud player and vocalist Yair Dalal. We are thrilled that Yair will lead the ensemble again in 2018. Ensemble participants from 2017 and newcomers are equally welcome!
Yair writes: "This workshop focuses on music and songs from the Middle East, on folk tunes, instrumental tunes, the Maqam system, rhythm and melodies, taksim-improvisation and more. Please bring your instruments, your voice, your knowledge and your love of music and we will play, sing and study together - and prepare a concert at the end of our time together."

Workshop Fee: 200 € Standard / 150 € Reduced / 250 € Sponsor / 100 € under 18
We regret that we can’t neither offer the early bird discount nor the discount for other music e.V. members for this workshop.

We are planning to offer a special scholarship for refugees and students from Middle Eastern countries who would like to be in this workshop. We invite you to apply by sending a short biography of yourself and your musical training and experience to:

لجميع اللاجئين هناك إمكانية المشاركة في كل ورشات عمل "الصيف
ببساطه أرسل بريدا إلكترونيا على العنوان التالي

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