9th to 18th March 2018

International Klezmer Festival Fürth

& Jewish Music Today

Recommended Klezmer websites

North America's largest Festival for Jewish Culture in Toronto.

The Bonner Klezmertage have hosted leading artists of the international Klezmerszene since 2011.

The European Center for Jewish Music (EZJM) is part of the College für Music, Theatre and Media in Hanover.

The Moscow YIDDISH FEST is the largest festival of Jewish culture in Russia.

HaGalil onLine claims to be the "largest online Jewish magazine in German".

The International Jewish Music Festival supports Jewish culture and focuses on Jewish music.

The Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow presents contemporary Jewish culture from all over the world.

Large online shop specialising in literature and recordings of Jewish music.

The Jewish Music Festival in Berkeley, California is one of the biggest events of its kind.

The Society for the Promotion of Jewish Culture and Tradition presents the various streams of Jewish culture and history closer to a wider public.

The Jewish Music and Theater Week in Dresden is a two-week festival of Jewish culture.

The Jewish Music Institute is home to Jewish music in the UK. It is committed to the living heritage of Jewish music.

KlezCalifornia is a forum, based in Berkeley, California, USA, for musicians, non-musicians and all who want to explore Klezmer and Yiddish culture.

KlezKanada has developed from a small summer festival to one of the leading Jewish cultural organizations in the world.

The Cologne-based "Weltmusik, Klezmer and Ästhetikakademie, Integration- und Begegnungszentrum e.V." is committed to the cultivation of Jewish cultural heritage.

"A Bisele Masl" is a project by and for musicians who gather to play Klezmer and Yiddish songs and share their repertoire. They also send out quarterly invitations to participate in Klezmer dance classes and events.

The Gelsenkirchen Festival "Klezmerwelten" sets out to explore Yiddish music and culture.

The Vienna KlezMORE Festival does not draw stylistic boundaries, but is based on the traditional status of music and culture.

The Montreal Jewish Music Festival presents the best of traditional and contemporary Jewish music.

"Netz gegen Nazis" is an Internet portal run by the Amadeu Antonio Foundation.

The Yiddish Summer Weimar started in 1999 as a weekend workshop. In the meantime, the festival has grown into one that lasts a whole month and has become one of the most important international summer programmes to teach, develop and present traditional and contemporary Yiddish culture.

The New York "YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives" is a research organisation dedicated to the history and culture of European Jewry.

Gesamtleitung, Programm: Claudia Floritz (li.), Projektkoordination: Anna Sankowski (re.). Foto Hans-Joachim Winckler

In 2018 we celebrate 30 years of Klezmer Festival! Amazing, yet true. So follow us along the path of „Jewish Music Today“ – and follow the International Klezmer Festival into its future!

Full text

Programme folder for the International Klezmer Festival Fürth Intermezzo 2017 including details of concerts and ticket prices.

Further information

Gesamtleitung, Programm: Claudia Floritz (li.), Projektkoordination: Anna Sankowski (re.). Foto Hans-Joachim Winckler

Internationales Klezmer Festival Fürth
Kulturamt Stadt Fürth
Königsplatz 2, 90762 Fürth
Tel. +49 (0)911 / 974-16 82
Fax +49 (0)911 / 974-16 84

Further information

Tourist Information Office
Bahnhofplatz 2, 90762 Fürth
Tel. +49 (0) 911 23 95 87 0
Fax. +49 (0) 911 23 95 87 10
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm, Saturdays: 10am to 1pm

Photo: Nürnberg Luftbild Dietz

Foyer im Kulturforum. Foto: Hans-Joachim Winckler

The Jewish Museum in Fürth offers a wide selection of literature on Judaism through which one can browse when visiting the museum. For the duration of the festival, they also set up a temporary stall in the foyer of the Kulturforum where you will find specialist books and fiction on Jewish themes toegther with Klezmer and Jewish music CDs.

Foto: Hans-Joachim Winckler

The Klezmer scene is growing steadily. The following list of recommended links proves this.

Full list of recommended sites