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September 1-2,2012
Week 35 of Year 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Saturday, September 1, 2012
4:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Saturday, September 1, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Freydi Mrocki - Oystralia: The Yiddish Community of Melbourne

Saturday, September 1, 2012
7:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 1, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Sunday, September 2, 2012
10:00am–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.

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Abraham Lichtenbaum - Jewish Life in South America

Sunday, September 2, 2012
1:00pm– 2:00pm

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

Event run: September 2, 2012

Ira Moskowitz: Curatorial Talk with Lindy Green and Diana Gordon

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Paul Buhle - Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land

Sunday, September 2, 2012
3:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 2–3,2012

Ann Samson - The Jews of India

Sunday, September 2, 2012
4:30pm– 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.

Event run: September 2, 2012

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

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: September 2, 2012

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Sunday, September 2, 2012
6:00pm– 7:00pm

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

Event run: September 1–3,2012

Dance Panorama

Sunday, September 2, 2012
7:00pm– 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.

Event run: September 2, 2012

Shtiler Tants

Sunday, September 2, 2012
11:00pm– 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.

Event run: 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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