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Tisha b'av

Holding Fast to Faith and Hope


This Tisha b'av, we reflect back, inward and forward

 
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Special Feature

REDISCOVER Ralph Shapey


Radical Traditionalist

 

FEATURED MUSIC

VOLUME 1

Jewish Voices in the New World

The Song of Prayer in Colonial and 19th-Century America

VOLUME 2

A Garden Eastward

Sephardi and Near Eastern Inspiration

VOLUME 3

SEDER T'FILLOT

Traditional and Contemporary Synagogue Services

VOLUME 4

Cycle of Life in Synagogue and Home

Prayers and Celebrations Throughout the Jewish Year

VOLUME 5

The Classical Klezmer

Rebirth of a Folk Tradition

VOLUME 6

Echoes of Ecstasy

Hassidic Inspiration

VOLUME 7

Masterworks of Prayer

Art in Worship

VOLUME 8

Sing Unto Zion!

In Praise of a Jewish National Home

VOLUME 9

The Art of Jewish Song

Yiddish and Hebrew

VOLUME 10

Intimate Voices

Solo and Ensemble Music of Jewish Spirit

VOLUME 11

Symphonic Visions

Orchestral Works of Jewish Spirit

VOLUME 12

Legend of Toil and Celebration

Songs of Solidarity, Social Awareness, and Yiddish Americana

VOLUME 13

Great Songs of the American Yiddish Stage

Yiddish Theater, Vaudeville, Radio, and Film

VOLUME 14

Golden Voices in the Golden Land

The Great Age of Cantorial Art in America

VOLUME 15

Swing His Praises

Jazz, Blues, and Rock in the Service of God

VOLUME 16

Heroes and Heroines

Jewish Opera

VOLUME 17

Odes and Epics

Dramatic Music of Jewish Experience

VOLUME 18

Psalms and Canticles

Jewish Choral Art in America

VOLUME 19

Out of the Whirlwind

Musical Reflections of the Holocaust

VOLUME 20

L'DOR VADOR

A Celebration of Youth

EXPLORE MUSIC

HIGHLIGHTS

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

The Song of Prayer in Colonial and 19th-Century America

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

Great Songs of the American Yiddish Stage: Abraham Ellstein

ARTIST PAGE

Ida Rae Cahana

Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience

UCLA has opened North America’s first permanent academic home for the study of music of American Jewish experience.

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FEATURED CONTENT

SPECIAL FEATURE

Summer Stock: Alexander Olshanetsky

Among the “Big Four” composers of Second Avenue Yiddish Theater, Alexander Olshanetsky had the longest name, but unfortunately the shortest life. Born in Odessa in 1892, Olshanetsky showed musical promise early, singing in synagogue choirs and beginning violin lessons at age six.

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COMPOSER INTERVIEW

Leo Kraft: Proverb of Solomon

Leo Kraft discusses the inception and various versions of his Proverb of Solomon, composed in 1953 for the chorus of the Hillel Foundation at Queens College.

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DOCUMENTARY

Milken Archive Retrospective: A Look Back At Its Future

Learn how the Milken Archive has helped tell the story of the American Jewish experience through music, and continues that legacy with the endowment of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience.

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FEATURED ARTISTS

COMPOSERS

Ofer Ben-Amots

Ofer Ben-Amots, who was born in Haifa, Israel, gave his first piano concert at age...

SINGERS

Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev

Mezzo-soprano Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev holds a diploma from Mannes College of Music in New York, where...

ENSEMBLES

Juilliard String Quartet

The Juilliard String Quartet, one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles for the past half...

COMPOSERS

Sholom Kalib

As a Jewish music scholar and as a composer and arranger, Sholom Kalib has focused...

INSTRUMENTALISTS

Elmar Oliveira

The son of Portuguese immigrants, American violinist Elmar Oliveira was nine when he began studying...

COMPOSERS

Joseph Rumshinsky

Among the significant composers and conductors associated with Second Avenue Yiddish musical theater at its...

COMPOSERS

Benjie Ellen Schiller

Benjie-Ellen Schiller, who spent her childhood in Stamford, Connecticut, learned to play the piano initially...

CANTORS

Elizabeth Shammash

The daughter of a mother with roots in Latvian Jewry, and a Baghdad-born father of...

SINGERS

Nell Snaidas

A graduate of the Mannes College of Music, soprano Nell Snaidas began her professional career...

ENSEMBLES

Vienna Boys Choir

In 1498, when his court was transferred from Innsbruck to Vienna, the Hapsburg Holy Roman...

SINGERS

Nathaniel Watson

A native of Boston, baritone Nathaniel Watson is a graduate of the Eastman School and...

COMPOSERS

Hugo Weisgall

Although he wrote a substantial body of music for a number of media, Hugo Weisgall...

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