We love klezmer music and we want to pass this enthusiasm on to our participants and concert-goers. Embracing the social, cultural and societal backgrounds of music is part of our work and we hope it will contribute to a better intercultural understanding.
Community and music are the focus of our workshops and concerts. We do not ask about your profession, background, religion, worldview or age. We are interested in what is common to all of us: the joy of making music! We treat each other with respect, take the concerns of our colleagues seriously and are open-minded to different approaches as long as these correspond to liberal, cosmopolitan and democratic basic values.
Mixed-ability music making: It is often difficult, especially for amateur musicians, to find opportunities to play music with others. The admission criteria even for amateur ensembles can be set so high that newcomers and returners can’t find a ‘way in’. On the other hand, for those with more experience, working at a slow pace over the long term can be frustrating.
Szilvia Csaranko and Johannes Paul Gräßer have been teaching klezmer music for many years in various formations. From this experience and the steadily developing work with the Klezmerorchester Erfurt, the concept KlezWeCan arose: an unconventional method that enables instrumentalists of very different levels to play together and successfully perform klezmer music.
We believe that making music together with others should help to overcome fears and insecurities. We are always careful to tailor our content to the needs of the participants. Our holistic approach to learning includes listening, observing, immitating, rhythm and movement. We want to include all generations.
Learn more about our association KlezWeCan…