13.08.2011 13.Aw-Elul, 5771 Wa'etchanan
The program of the Klezmer Festival, now in its 24th year, embraces an ever-widening genre hinterland.
Eyal Shiloah does not originate from the klezmer world, which may go some way to explaining his broad take on the genre. The classically trained violinist who, for the first time, has joint responsibility for putting together the program of the Klezmer Festival in Safed (August 15-17), says he wants to draw on as many musical worlds as possible while maintaining the klezmer core of the event.
Despite the fact that he has not had his hands on the helm for long, Shiloah has accrued a rich history with the event, having performed there for over seven years to date. Mind you that association began in a highly serendipitous and chaotic manner….