September 1- 2, 2012
Week 35 of Year 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Saturday, September 1, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00PM

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

September 1- 3, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

September 1- 3, 2012

Ira Moskowitz: Mystical Routes

Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM - 11:00PM

The dazzling visual diary of Ira Moskowitz is presented in this gallery exhibition of his paintings, drawings and prints.

September 1- 3, 2012

Freydi Mrocki - Oystralia: The Yiddish Community of Melbourne

Saturday, September 1, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00PM

An overview of Australian-Jewish history, focusing particularly on the cultural life of Melbourne’s Yiddish community in the second half of the 20th century.

September 1, 2012

Visual Arts Summer Exhibitions

Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:00 AM - 9:00PM

Eight exciting new exhibitions, including a co-production with the Woodland Cultural Centre as part of the Planet IndigenUS festival.

July 20 - September 23, 2012

Ira Moskowitz: Mystical Routes

Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:00 AM - 10:00PM

The dazzling visual diary of Ira Moskowitz is presented in this gallery exhibition of his paintings, drawings and prints.

September 1- 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Aiming to recreate the sound of these classic European klezmer ensembles, the Festival Strings Masterclass is a unique group of professional and amateur musicians assembled for the 2012 Ashkenaz Festival. Participants will learn the function of melodies and their accompaniments, ornamentation and variation, culminating in a multi-level suite.

September 1- 3, 2012

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Sunday, September 2, 2012 12:00 PM - 6:00PM

Help create the festival's largest work of art! Assisted by Shadowland Theatre, kids can create their own costumes and props for the Ashkenaz Parade.

September 2- 3, 2012

Abraham Lichtenbaum - Jewish Life in South America

Sunday, September 2, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

Abraham Lichtenbaum will give a talk about the experiences of the first Jews in South America.

September 2, 2012

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Sailors, Sirens & Kings: A Children's Adventure in Song

Sunday, September 2, 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00PM

An exhilarating interactive adventure for children through Ladino songs, stories and games. Led by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble.

September 2, 2012

The Great Dolgini

Sunday, September 2, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Mystery, illusion and laughs abound as The Great Dolgini (aka. Socalled) demonstrates his sleight of hand with a daring display of magic, mischief and misdirection.

September 2, 2012

Ira Moskowitz: Curatorial Talk with Lindy Green and Diana Gordon

Sunday, September 2, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:00PM

Curator Lindy Green interviews Diana Gordon, daughter of Ira Moskowitz, in a curatorial talk that will provide a personal context to the exhibition.

September 2, 2012

Paul Buhle - Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

Sunday, September 2, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Paul Buhle explores images and insights from his anthology Yiddishkeit, and about his late co-editor, the underground comic book writer and personality, Harvey Pekar.

September 2, 2012

Sharon and Bram

Sunday, September 2, 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00PM

Legendary Canadian family entertainers mix Yiddishkeit with iconic favourites such as "One Elephant" and "Skinnamarink."

September 2, 2012

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:45PM

Families and kids of all ages join in with Joshua Skye Engel in the return of one of the festival's most popular family programmes.

September 2- 3, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:00 PM - 4:45PM

In a tribute to the late children's writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, Ashkenaz presents a two-part series with Toronto storyteller Dan Yashinsky.

September 2- 3, 2012

Ann Samson - The Jews of India

Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30PM

An overview of the history, customs and traditions of India's Jewish community, presented by Ann Samson, one of the founders of Toronto's Indian-Jewish Congregation Bina.

September 2, 2012

Todie and the Miser

Sunday, September 2, 2012 5:00 PM - 6:00PM

Join shrewd Todie in Lorie Wolf's new children's play as he teaches Lyzer the Miser a lesson about generosity that he'll never forget!

September 2, 2012

Judith Cohen - Inquisition to Internet: The Musical World of the Portuguese Marranos

Sunday, September 2, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

From inquisition to internet: the musical world of the Portuguese Marranos, a lecture from Canada's preeminent Sephardic specialist.

September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00PM

Leading Yiddish dance at events internationally, Avia instills workshops with a sense of tradition while exploring contemporary approaches to the style.

September 1- 3, 2012

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012 11:00 PM - 1:00AM

Revive your spirit with late-night dancing under the stars to music so quiet you can hear the dancers’ feet scrape the boardwalk.

September 2, 2012

There's always something happening at Harbourfront Centre!

For details inquire at the Info Desk or call 416-973-4000.

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