KlezKidz brings to life an interactive concert of Jewish music and mirth from around the world, including Jewish folk songs, Chassidic rock, Israeli, Yiddish swing, and works by contemporary Jewish composers. At a KlezKidz concert you’ll hear the wail of the clarinet and the rousing sound of Israeli music, see bottles being balanced on the heads of dancers, and maybe even learn some new dance steps yourself!
What started out in 1995 with a only few kids, augmented by musical parents, has grown into a 40-piece ensemble with regular rehearsals and a dozen yearly concerts. KlezKidz, sponsored by TBA, features instrumentalists from 8-years-old to 80. Performing alongside it is KidsChorus, a group of youthful singers, who often step into the audience to teach easy dances.
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KlezKidz welcomes instrumentalists of all ages and stages who can read sheet music. KidsChorus welcomes young singers ages 8 and up who love to sing, perform and don’t necessarily read sheet music. There is no audition process for KlezKidz or KidsChorus, and TBA membership is not required to participate.
KlezKidz perform at Temple Beth Am for Simchat Torah, Chanukah, and Purim, and out in the community at the University Village chanukiah lighting, Kline Galland Home’s December birthdays party, the Northwest Folklife Festival, and a Farmer’s Market or two. Rehearsals happen 8-10 Sundays a year in TBA’s sanctuary.
Sunday, May 8 / 12:30 PM
Sunday, May 15 / 12:30 PM
Monday, May 30 / 3:45 - 4:15 PM
Temple Beth Am is proud to announce that our very own KlezKidZ will be making their annual appearance at the 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival on the beautiful Mural Amphitheatre Stage! The festival takes place at Seattle Center over Memorial Day weekend, and will feature live, dynamic performances by folk musicians from across the world.
Saturday, June 4 / 6:00 PM
Klezkids will give the opening performance for world renowned Klezmer Artist Alicia Svigals at Hats Off to Wendy, a celebration of long-time Music Director (and KlezKids band leader) Wendy Marcus. The performance will take place in the Sanctuary following hors d'oeuvres, and partial proceeds from this event will benefit Temple Beth Am's Music Fund. Tickets can be purchased here.
For more information about KlezKidz, contact Music Director Wendy Marcus.