Saturday, September 1, 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

Rexite on the Radio: The Golden Age of Yiddish American Music

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

Yiddish radio matinee idol Seymour Rexite is brought to life in this entertaining retrospective by singer, actor and former Ashkenaz artistic director, Mitch Smolkin, accompanied by renowned pianist and composer Nina Shapilsky.

September 1, 2012

Guy Mendilow Ensemble - Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: Ladino Songs Renewed

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

Starting in ancient Spain and winding through Sarajevo and Jerusalem, this award-winning ensemble breathes new life into old Sephardi songs.

September 1, 2012

Veretski Pass - The Klezmer Shul

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

Virtuosic musicianship and raw energy come together in an exciting combination of old country Ottoman-era music.

September 1, 2012


Saturday, September 1, 2012 8:00 PM - 9:15PM

Canada’s first Klezmer revival band celebrates the 30th anniversary of their founding with a very special reunion concert.

September 1, 2012

Festival Havdallah featuring The Abayudaya

Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:15 PM - 9:45PM

Ashkenaz marks the end of Shabbat and the beginning of weekend festival events with the one of the most beloved Jewish rituals, Havdallah.

September 1, 2012


Saturday, September 1, 2012 9:45 PM - 11:00PM

Mixing sounds from his own history into sample-based beats, the music of Socalled is catchy, smart, hilarious, emotional and timeless.

September 1, 2012

Global Shtetl Cabaret Hosted By Aviva Chemick

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

An eclectic stage showcasing the diversity and vibrance of Jewish music traditions from all around the world. Hosted by Toronto’s Aviva Chernick.

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


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

Post-Soviet klezmer and pop collides with reggae, ska, funk and rock in the electrifying music of Opa!, Russia’s hottest new World music party band.

September 1, 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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