Ensemble M’chaiya as a quintet standing along a brick wall.


Oakton Jewish Studies to examine the revival and influence of klezmer music Nov. 20

November 9, 2018 — Chicago Tribune — Evanston Review, From The Community

Chicago Tribune — Evanston Review From The Community’s clipping announcing the Ensemble M’chaiya (tm)’s lecture about Klezmer at Oakton Community College.

Enjoy an engaging, free public lecture about the history of klezmer music 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Oakton Community College’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., Room P103.

Join Terran Doehrer and Jutta Distler, Evanston musicians and members of Ensemble M’chaiya (tm), for “Klezmer: The History of Eastern-European Jewish Dance Music.” Doehrer and Distler will perform musical demonstrations and discuss how klezmer came to America and shaped other forms of music.

“Klezmer music came from the Eastern Europe and deeply influenced American music from 1910-1940,” Doehrer says. “This lecture is the result of the research I’ve done on ethnic music beginning from when I started performing Balkan music back in 1980.“

Ensemble M’chaiya was founded in 1983 as a Chicagoland revival klezmer band. The ensemble uses an unusual mix of traditional ethnic and Western instruments including the Bulgarian flute, Balkan percussion, mandolin, violin and guitar.

Doehrer tours internationally and is the founder of Ensemble M’chaiya, and Distler joined the ensemble in 1990. Both are recording artists on the Earwig Music company label.

“Klezmer: The History of Eastern - European Jewish Dance Music” is sponsored by Jewish Studies at Oakton with a generous grant from the Oakton Community College Education Foundation.

Contact jewishstudies @oakton.edu for more information.

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