Annual Klezmer Festival opens Monday in Safed
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Fiddler's delight

Annual Klezmer Festival opens Monday in Safed

More than 100 free concerts on offer throughout the northern hilltop city during the musical event

Jessica Steinberg covers the Sabra scene from south to north and back to the center.

At the 2018 Klezmer Festival in Safed (David Cohen/Flash 90)
At the 2018 Klezmer Festival in Safed (David Cohen/Flash 90)

It’s all about fiddles and clarinets at the 32nd Klezmer Festival, opening Monday, August 12 through 14 in Safed.

The festival, hosted annually each summer in the northern hilltop city, will include more than 100 free performances on five different stages.

Performers include local singers Omer Adam, the Shalva Band, Miri Mesika, Shlomo Gronich, Aharon Razel and the Israel Klezmer Orchestra, as well as visiting performers from Budapest, Canada, Moscow and Croatia.

Concerts will take place each evening from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m., with events for kids in the evenings. There will also be guided tours of Safed’s tourist sites, synagogues and along its winding streets.

Go to the Klezmer Festival website for more information.

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