I had the thrill this morning of meeting Israel Zamir, son of the Nobel novelist Isaac Bashevis Singer, with whom I once talked for a night and a day atop a Swiss mountain – long story). Israel is in Poland with his daughter Meirav for a week-long festival of Jewish culture that is staged annually in Singer’s memory.
It’s mostly a talk-fest. But people were quick to inform me of the one musical highlight: Nigel Kennedy playing a klezmer concert with his Krakow band. Funny old world.