Sun May 19 2019


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Sonoma County

MUSIC OF THE CROSSROADS: The intersection of village music, Romany roots, and Sephardic sounds in klezmer music

Please join KlezCalifornia for a three-hour klezmer workshop in Sonoma County
Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2-5pm with Dan Cantrell

At a private home in Sebastopol (address sent when you rsvp)

Through playing and comparing sections of klezmer songs, folk dance music, and Romany tunes, we will explore commonalities in the beautiful musical tapestry woven across Europe and the Mediterranean.
The workshop is suitable for instrumentalists intermediate through professional on all acoustic instruments. Registration is $25 (sliding scale – whatever you can pay) in cash or check at the door. Listeners welcome; donation requested. Light snacks provided. Bring a recording device or a music stand if you want. Brass players should bring a mute.

Please RSVP to and include date/location of session, your name and instrument, and any questions. 

Dan Cantrell is an Emmy award winning composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his innovative film scoring approach, and his virtuosic abilities on the accordion, piano and musical saw. His orchestral music was recently featured by the Oakland Symphony, and his chamber music was performed at SF’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and in Washington DC’s Kennedy Center. Dan also recently composed a suite of choral music performed by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Dan received the Gerbode grant to create “The Rootabaga Opera” as well as the MAP grant to create “Musical Fortunes,” informed by klezmer and Romani music, and performed by Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble.

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