Simple Gifts is an outstanding duo who perform a number of instruments and styles of music. In a workshop geared toward amateur and professional musicians, Simple Gifts will teach participants to play Klezmer music. Klezmer, the traditional music of the Eastern European Jewish population, uses scales, modes, ornaments and expressions that are different from Western music. This workshop will focus on the cultural and technical aspects of this music.
These workshops and performance were supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.