Would you like to play gypsy-like music of the Eastern European Jews this summer? This will be my third summer of teaching at the annual Pick and Bow folk music retreat weekend held in Durham North Carolina. This year I’m offering this ensemble for players of any level (whether you’re a beginner or an advanced player, I promise to find you something good to do in the band!)
The 2013 PickNBow camp starts Friday July 26 at 7 pm and ends Sunday July 28 at 6 pm. If you love to play music but you’ve been too shy to try playing with other folks, this is a good time to give it a try. I’m calling it “cabaret orchestra” as well because we’ll try some of the luscious Yiddish theater songs I’ve been researching from the 1930s. If you want to try singing in Yiddish with the orchestra, that’s a possibility too. If you’re coming from out of town, I may be able to find you a free place to stay.
You can hear some samples of music we might try here: click to hear (free) some cuts from Cabaret Warsaw, our cd of 1920s and 1930s theater music.
See you there, I hope…
Cost of the Pick’n'Bow Camp in 2013 is $180 and includes other classes if you like, voice lessons and guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, harmony singing, fiddle, and more. It also includes faculty concert and camper concerts and impromptu private lessons and student jam sessions.
It’s great if you read music but it’s fine if you don’t, we’ll teach by ear and provide mp3 tracks (like the one here) in advance. Email me if you’re interested: firstname.lastname@example.org