|Klezmer Program -
Since 2001, Kenny Green has been the musical director of a unique program of klezmer music. Composed of multiple bands featuring a wide array of instruments, the Westchester Klezmer Program is a hands-on experience for budding and/or accomplished performers of various age groups. Kids, teens and adults perform classic and modern klezmer pieces under Kenny's expert and inspiring direction.
What makes this program unique is that Kenny is guiding musicians young and old in tackling what is generally considered a rather challenging form of music, complete with complex ornaments and unusual scales. The results are astounding and prove that with visionary direction, rules can be rewritten.
Initially supported by the UJA
federation, the Westchester Klezmer Program is now self
supporting and may very well be the largest program of its
kind in the world. Bands take part in various performance
opportunities which include, but are not limited to
performances at local synagogues. All who get involved with
this program get to have a unique cultural experience that
is highly educational and by any analysis utterly special.
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information about klezmer music itself.
"Kenny Green has the superb ability
to teach, entertain, and provide a very special musical