August 31 - September 2, 2012
Weekend of Week 35 of Year 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

Café Noah

Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:30 PM - 9:00PM

A compelling documentary about Jewish-Arabic musicians who emigrated to Israel in 1948 to find that their music was not valued in their new homeland.

September 1, 2012

When Our Bubbas and Zeydas Were Young: Di Schaechter Techter on Stage

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

Attracting a new generation to Yiddish song, the dynamic Schaechter Sisters bring to life the youth of their grandparents in Eastern Europe. Directed by Josh Waletzky.

September 1, 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

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

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

Eatala: A Life in Klezmer

Sunday, September 2, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00PM

A loving portrait of drummer Elaine Hoffman Watts and her incredible family legacy featuring performances and interviews.

September 2, 2012

Dance Panorama

Sunday, September 2, 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00PM

An interactive "show-and-tell" demonstrating dance forms related to various world musical styles and cultures featured in this year's Festival, including dances of Egypt, India and Central Asia.

September 2, 2012

Yiddish Writers Monologues: Yosl Birshteyn

Sunday, September 2, 2012 8:30 PM - 9:30PM

An in-depth look at the life and work of Yiddish and Hebrew literary master Yosl Birshteyn. Directed by Forverts editor-in-chief, Boris Sandler.

September 2, 2012

The Other Europeans: The Broken Sound

Sunday, September 2, 2012 10:00 PM - 12:15AM

An extraordinarily candid behind-the-scenes look at The Other Europeans and their exploration of music and cultural identity.

September 2, 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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