5 Lviv Klez Fest Events You can’t Miss

Lviv Klez Fest, the VII international Festival of Jewish Music, will take place in August 18-31, 2015 in Lviv. The festival will be special this year and it will start a new tradition – to choose the best Lviv Klez Fest dish. Here are 5 festival events to be worth visiting! 

# 1. Lviv Klez Fest Dish

During the festival of Jewish culture the best dish will be chosen each year. The dish winner will be in the menu during the next year in two restaurants of Jewish cuisine in Lviv: "At the Golden Rose" Galician and Jewish restaurant and "Jerusalem". Everybody can take part in the competition: professional and not professional cooks, housewives who can prepare authentic Jewish dishes.

The competition will be held in two stages: 16 August (Sunday), 13:00 - dish preparation by the participants; 30 August (Sunday) - winner announcement, awards and the concert.

# 2. “Klezmer Land” - Evening of Jewish Music 

1 part: "Varnichkes-Folk" (All-Ukrainian Jewish Charitable Fund "Hesed-Arieh", Lviv, Ukraine), Stella Morgenstern (Germany);

2 part: MaxKlezmerBend (Poland).

Musical bands from Central Eastern Europe will offer unforgettable sensations from combination Klezmer inheritance and jazz folk improvisations. 

Date: 28 August, 2015. Time: 18:00

Location: Lviv Regional Philharmonic Hall (7 Chaikovskoho Str.)

# 3. “Hassidic Tango” - Evening of Jewish Tango

There is a chance to spend a unique dancing evening for tango fans together with “TangoKlezmerProject”, the band from Argentina. The event starts at Rynok Square ("Diana at Rynok Square" open air café) and then continues in “Arsenal” (5 Pidvalna Str.).

Date: 28 August 2015. Time: 20:30-21:00 and 21:30-22:30

Location: Rynok Square ("Diana at Rynok Square" open air café) and the museum-restaurant “Arsenal” (5 Pidvalna Str.)

# 4. Jewish Dish Festival

Two Lviv musical bands will perform: Klezmer Band and “Tehilim” (Lviv, Ukraine).

Date: 30 August 2015. Time: 12:00-22:00

Location: Arsenalna Square (behind “Arsenal” Museum)

# 5. Gala Concert “Muzl Tov!”

It’s the main concert of the festival. The audience will enjoy the following bands: “KlezmarFour” (Poland) and Youth Academic Symphonic Orchestra “INSO-Lviv”, Julian Kytasty and Mike Alpert (USA), “Oj, Division” (Israel), “Tango Klezmer Project” (Argentina), “Holem” (USA), etc.

Date: 30 August 2015. Time: 13:00-21:45

Location: Rynok Square (the North side)

Lviv Klez Fest Full Program



Information about Lviv Klez Fest: All-Ukrainian Jewish Charitable Fund "Hesed-Arieh”, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee “Joint” and !FEST Holding of Emotions have organized Lviv Klez Fest, the International Festival of Jewish Music, for the past 6 years (since 2009). It’s not just the concert, lasting for several days. Jewish melodies and songs can be heard on many venues of the city during weeks; guests can watch dancing performances and theatrical plays, take part in singing and dancing master classes; the kids can enjoy children’s events. Each festival always has got its “zest”: theatrical Jewish wedding in the downtown of Lviv at Rynok Square. The open air gala concert is traditionally an unforgettable performance of Jewish stars who arrive from different countries of the world – Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Poland, Austria, Germany, France, Great Britain, Sweden, Israel, USA.