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Monday, September 3, 2012

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 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.

World Café

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 8:00pm

What are you in the mood for today? Thai? Latin? Indian? Our newly renovated World Café, in the former location of the Lakeside Terrace Tent, features a host of the best cuisine from around the world at affordable prices.

Lifestyle Zone

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Wanna relax by the waterfront? Come to the new Lifestyle Zone, sit back, Tweet, Instagram, snack and explore. Be a part of this new café culture!

Parade Crafts with Shadowland Theatre

Monday, September 3, 2012
12:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

Pete Sokolow - The Last of the Old Guys

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Legendary klezmer/jazz pianist Pete Sokolow presents a musically-illustrated discussion of his six-decade career in NY's Jewish music scene.

Lesley Simpson - Yuvi’s Candy Tree

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Lesley Simpson reads from her award-winning book and leads kids and families in a fun activity: make your own candy tree! Recommended for ages 6-10.

Yiddish Dance Workshop with Avia Moore

Monday, September 3, 2012
1:30pm – 2:30pm

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

Marky Weinstock - Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Join this acclaimed entertainer for Little Superstars: Music Circle for Babies & Toddlers, a special event for very young children.

Meet the Abayudaya: Songs and Stories from Uganda’s Jewish Community

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:00pm – 2:45pm

The spiritual leaders of Uganda’s Jewish community share rich choral traditions of familiar Jewish songs in a special interactive session for the whole family.

Fern Lindzon Quartet - Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr.

Monday, September 3, 2012
2:30pm – 3:30pm

This live musical score by Fern Lindzon weaves klezmer themes into a delightful new accompaniment to a Buster Keaton silent film classic.

Michael Wex - Heartburn as History: Traditional Ashkenazi Food

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Award-winning author, Yiddish raconteur and Ashkenaz fave Michael Wex returns to the festival with a sneak preview of his latest book about Jewish food.

Jewish Jug Band Featuring Joshua Skye Engel

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 3:45pm

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.

David Buchbinder - Diasporic Genius: Transforming the City through Creative Power

Monday, September 3, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Ashkenaz Festival co-founder presents the vision behind his latest venture, Diasporic Genius, a non-profit organization engaged in intercultural artistic creation and community-building.

Ashkenaz Parade

Monday, September 3, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Shadowland Theatre transforms Harbourfront Centre into a swirling cavalcade of music, dance, theatre and giant puppetry.

Sholem Aleichem: The Ger Mandolin Orchestra

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 6:00pm

Inspired by a dusty photograph, the Ger Mandolin Orchestra is recreated by 11 of the world’s finest mandolinists. Exclusive sneak preview.

Storytelling with Dan Yashinsky

Monday, September 3, 2012
5:00pm – 5:45pm

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

Nicole Borger - Jewish Music and Culture in Brazil

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

Cultural organizer and singer-songwriter Nicole Borger discusses the Brazilian Jewish community and its cultural life over five centuries.

Masterclass: The Fellowship of the Strings

Monday, September 3, 2012
6:00pm – 7:00pm

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.

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

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